Criminal Defense Lawyers in Austin, Texas

Practices of Criminal Defense Law

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, there were an estimated 1,116,939 crimes reported in Texas during 2009 and only 18% of those charges were cleared. If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime, you cannot assume that your charges will be dropped. Your first step should be to contact a criminal defense lawyer from our legal team. We are experienced trial attorneys and will do our utmost to protect your rights.

Aggressive Defense for the Accused

Here at Briggle & Polan, PLLC, our legal team has created this website to help you get the facts you need about the charges you are facing. We offer a free case evaluation so that you can learn exactly how we could help you protect your rights and your freedom. Call today to get the information you need to successfully challenge your criminal charges, and click any of the links below to learn more about a specific crime.

If you were pulled over for suspected drunk driving and your blood alcohol concentration was found to be 0.08% or above, you could be charged with DWI. Not only could you be facing time in jail, but you could lose your license for a period of time.

Drug Crimes
From possession to drug sale, smuggling and even trafficking, drug crimes are serious offenses. If you have been accused of a drug-related crime, your first step should be to contact a member of our legal team. We will do everything in our power to get your case dismissed.

Federal Crimes
If you were accused of arson, fraud, kidnapping, tax fraud, or money laundering, you should contact a member of our legal team as soon as possible. We understand how to defend serious cases against federal legislation and will do everything in our power to fight for your rights.

Sex Crimes
If you or a loved one were accused of rape, child pornography, child abuse, indecent exposure, or more, contact a member of our firm for aggressive defense. We understand that countless people are falsely accused of crimes they did not commit and so we will do everything possible to help them.

Theft Crimes
If you were accused of a shoplifting, burglary, or robbery, you could be facing harsh penalties. Depending on the type of goods stolen, their value, and whether any violence or force was a part of the crime, you could be convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony.

Violent Crimes
Have you been accused of a violent crime? Crimes against a person are extremely serious and can lead to harsh penalties. Our team has experience in cases involving assault, battery, domestic violence, and murder, and will do everything possible to help you.

White Collar Crimes
White collar crimes are offenses that are usually committed within a business environment. They can include embezzlement, fraud, tax evasion, and more. They are usually committed by a person who is in a place of trust and has access to confidential information and funds.

Through the process of expunction, those who have been arrested for or convicted of a crime may be able to get their record sealed. This tool is not available to everyone, but if you were acquitted or had your conviction pardoned, you could have your record expunged.

If you or a loved one were charged with a felony, your first step should to contact a strong advocate to defend you. Murder, battery, rape, drug trafficking, and intoxication manslaughter are all types of crimes that could be classified as felonies and can all lead to serious ramifications.

Internet Crimes
Internet crimes range from child pornography possession to cyber terrorism. If you accused of a crime involving a computer or a crime targeting the internet or computer network, you need an experienced attorney on your side.

Juvenile Crimes
If you child was charged with a crime, we understand that you want to do everything possible to protect them and their future. Whether they were accused of underage drinking, a theft crime, or a sex crime, call our office to see how we could help you.

Although not as serious as a felony conviction, a misdemeanor charge can still lead to up to one year in jail and fines of up to $4,000. Depending on the type of crime, you could be facing a Class A, Class B, or Class C misdemeanor charge.

Probation Violations
If you were accused of violating one of the terms of your probation, please talk to an attorney from our legal team as soon as possible. You could be forced to spend the remainder of your probation behind bars and we can help you avoid these harsh consequences.

Resisting Arrest
Any attempt to avoid being arrested by a law enforcement office can lead to criminal charges and possible conviction. If you have been accused of resisting arrest, you should immediately speak to an attorney who can help you defend yourself against the allegations that have been made in your name.

Underage Drinking
Has your child been convicted of MIP (minor in possession)? You should contact a member of our legal team so that your son or daughter has the best possible chance of getting their charges dropped. This offense could be charged as a misdemeanor, so let us help you protect your freedom.

Weapons Charges
If you were accused of any violation that involved carrying a concealed weapon or possessing an illegal weapon, contact our team today. You could be facing misdemeanor or felony accusations so let us fight for you.

Texas Trial Lawyers

Our extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system is what should add confidence to anyone seeking the highest quality of legal representation. Austin, Texas' crime rate is a four out of a possible score of 100 with 100 being the safest city. Each year, there are about 4,000 violent crimes that take place in the city and near 50,000 property crimes. With such a high crime rate, law enforcement is not likely to go easy on crime. This might mean that you are facing harsher penalties than you actually deserve. What you need is an experienced trial lawyer on your side. We are certified members of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, which means that our experience in the courtroom can only serve to benefit you.