Austin Crimnal Defense Lawyers
The firm has its roots in criminal law, which remains a strong practice area today. Four of our lawyers are Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists.
The firm has extensive experience defending the rights of people arrested and accused of criminal offenses at every stage of the case starting with the arrest. From the time you retain the firm as your legal representative, the lawyers begin preparing for trial. The firm has 44 years of experience dealing with arraignments, discovery, and preliminary hearings. The firm's lawyers are highly experienced dealing with habitual violators and probation violations. They keep abreast of current legal developments so that they can draft persuasive motions to suppress evidence and other pre-trial motions. The attorneys are skilled negotiators who will plea-bargain if it is in your best interest and after they obtain your informed consent. But, they are prepared to go to trial and vigorously defend you when that is in your best interest. The firm represents clients in the following areas:
Criminal Defense of all State and Federal Offenses including assault, battery, burglary, domestic violence, murder, vehicular manslaughter, stalking, manslaughter, kidnapping, robbery, arson, carjacking, and hit and run.
Criminal Defense White Collar Offenses including embezzlement, perjury, fraud, money laundering, larceny, wire fraud, mail fraud, bankruptcy fraud, theft, forgery, credit card fraud, counterfeiting, RICO claims, extortion, internet theft, computer crimes, including computer hacking, computer theft, and computer fraud.
The firm represents individuals and corporations under pre-indictment investigation in federal, as well as state proceedings. Indicted defendants can rely on having attorneys experienced in defending complex economic crimes before juries.
Criminal Defense Sex Offenses including rape, child molestation, indecent exposure, possession of child pornography, sexual battery, rape, lewd conduct, spousal rape, statutory rape, internet sex offenses, and sex offender registration.
Criminal Defense Drug/Controlled Substance Offenses including trafficking, distribution, possession, transportation, possession for sale, marijuana cultivation, and manufacturing.
Criminal Defense Juvenile Crimes
In today's society, a vehicle is a necessity. The firm's goal is to protect your right to own and operate a vehicle. The first line of defense is to challenge the reason that you were stopped. There are bad stops! There are many things that you need to do before appearing in front of a judge. The firm's lawyers know what these things are and they strongly urge you to move quickly and contact them if you have been arrested or cited for a traffic offense. If it is your first arrest, the goal is make sure that you can continue driving. For second offenses, the goal is often to keep you out of jail and able to continue providing for your family. Minton, Burton, Bassett, & Collins will get you the best shot at being able to continue driving and avoiding jail time. But you must move quickly. The firm also assists clients who have had their driver's license revoked.