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State Criminal Defense

Houston Criminal Defense Attorneys for State Crimes

Facing criminal allegations, an arrest, or a criminal investigation can put everything you have worked so hard to achieve in jeopardy. This is one of the most challenging situations that you may experience in your entire life. Whether you are facing charges for DWI, drug possession, or murder, you need an attorney who can effectively protect your rights and interests. You need a Houston criminal defense lawyer who knows the laws, knows how the other side thinks and works, and knows exactly how to work the system in your favor.

Our team of criminal trial lawyers at Cogdell Law Firm has seen it all. We have successfully represented clients facing virtually every type of charge. Our long history of dismissals and “not guilty” verdicts is proof of our skill and our commitment to our clients in this arena.

To discuss our state criminal defense counsel, call (713) 426-2244.

State Felony & Misdemeanor Counsel in Harris County, TX

Felony charges are the most serious of crimes and carry the most severe punishments. A felony conviction can result in jail time, expensive fines, and even the possibility of life in prison. As soon as possible after your arrest, or even once you become aware of a criminal investigation against you, it is imperative that you retain a proficient Houston criminal defense lawyer.

We can provide you with the competent representation in the face of such felony charges as:

  • Arson;
  • Aggravated Assault;
  • Burglary;
  • Internet-related crimes;
  • Kidnapping;
  • Murder;
  • Possession of drugs with intent to distribute
  • Sex offenses;
  • Theft/Robbery; and
  • Weapon offenses.

Misdemeanors generally include crimes that are non-violent and carry a maximum possible sentence of one year in jail. Although the criminal justice system considers misdemeanors as less serious than felonies, the long-term reputational and economic impacts of a misdemeanor conviction can be just as great. On top of potential jail time, a misdemeanor conviction can result in hefty fines and a permanent record that makes normal life activities more difficult. A misdemeanor charge can appear on background checks, which may impact your ability to secure post-conviction employment or housing.

Examples of common misdemeanor charges include:

  • DWI;
  • Possession of drugs;
  • Reckless driving;
  • Simple assault;
  • Theft; and
  • Weapons charges.

In some cases, a misdemeanor charge can even be elevated to a felony with the allegation or discovery of additional facts.

When Experience Matters Most

A criminal case of any scope carries real risks to your personal liberty. When selecting a criminal defense lawyer, you should be absolutely certain that your attorney is courtroom-proven and has the experience to effectively try your case. Every lawyer at the Cogdell Law Firm is trained to aggressively defend our clients in court, drawing from the accumulated knowledge of our firm. We have focused our efforts and expertise squarely on criminal defense since our firm's founding, and that's what makes the Cogdell difference.

Call (713) 426-2244 today to set up an initial consultation.

The Best Resource You Can Have When Everything Is On The Line.

Start your defense with Cogdell Law Firm.

Cogdell Law Firm, PLLC.
1000 Main St., Suite 2300
Houston, TX 77002