Felonies are serious crimes in Texas that can result in imprisonment, fines, and a criminal record. If you have been accused of a felony in Texas, it is crucial to seek the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Several defenses may be available to individuals charged with felonies in Texas. One defense is that the individual was not involved in the crime. This can occur if the individual has an alibi or if there is evidence that the individual was not present at the time and place the crime was committed.
Another defense is that the individual was acting under duress. This could occur if the individual were threatened with harm or injury if they did not participate in the crime. In these cases, the individual may be able to argue that they were not acting voluntarily and, therefore, should not be held responsible for their actions.
It is also possible to defend against felony charges by challenging the legality of the arrest or search and seizure that led to the discovery of evidence. If law enforcement violated the individual’s Fourth Amendment rights during the arrest or search and seizure, the evidence obtained may be deemed inadmissible in court.
If you have been accused of a felony in Texas, it is essential to seek the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. The Altgelt Law Firm can help you understand your legal options and develop a defense strategy to protect your rights and freedom. Call today (956) 725-4400.