Accessible And Passionate Criminal Defense In Houston And Galveston
Facing criminal charges can be overwhelming. I believe that anyone who has found themselves on the wrong side of the law deserves a quality defense and comprehensive representation. I also believe that when people make mistakes, those mistakes should not haunt them disproportionately for the rest of their lives. For this reason, it is critical to hire a good defense attorney to represent you in any criminal matter. I founded my practice and the Law Offices Of Renee D. Taylor on the principle of making quality legal services accessible. From my office in The Galleria, I assist clients in and around Harris, Liberty, Fort Bend, and Montgomery counties.
Hire An Advocate Who Will Fight For You
In my practice as a criminal defense attorney, I help clients who are facing the following criminal charges:
- Drug possession, use, and intent to distribute charges
- DUI (driving under the influence) and DWI (driving while intoxicated) charges
- Serious felonies
In my practice as a criminal defense attorney, I have seen all too often what happens when a criminal defendant fails to hire quality representation. Criminal charges go beyond the here and now. They can follow you for the rest of your life, especially if you are convicted. Going forward, if you anyone runs a background check for something like an application for school, a job, or housing, that criminal conviction will be sitting there for all to see and could greatly impact your future.
In addition, as a family law attorney, I can also assist if your criminal charges threaten to impact your child custody or visitation schedule.
Driving Under The Influence: DUI/DWI Laws In Texas
In the state of Texas, you are legally intoxicated if your BAC (blood alcohol content) meets or exceeds 0.08. However, you can still be guilty of committing a crime if any amount of alcohol or a controlled substance affects your ability to drive a vehicle, including a car, ATV, plane or boat. A first offense can be bad enough, including thousands of dollars in fines and time in jail. You can also lose your license after a first offense. With second and third offenses, those fines and penalties increase exponentially. Hiring a private attorney ensures that your legal rights will be protected and you have someone advocating on your behalf. It can help reduce the risk and impact on your future.
Nondisclosure Orders, Expungements And Expunctions Of A Criminal Record In Texas
In some situations, individuals convicted of a crime may be eligible to apply for a nondisclosure order, in which your criminal record is sealed, or an expungement (also known as an expunction), in which your criminal record is cleared. Don’t let your criminal record and mistakes from your past haunt you for the rest of your life. To qualify for an expungement or an order for nondisclosure, the following apply:
- The crime you were convicted of is eligible for expungement or an order for nondisclosure.
- The required waiting period has passed.
- The proper paperwork and petition are filed.
If you think you are eligible for an expungement or an order for nondisclosure, I can help. It is extremely important to note that once you apply for an expungement and are denied, you are prohibited from trying again. It is critically important to do it right the first time. With a request for an order of nondisclosure, it is important to note that the judge has discretion and can deny your request even if you’ve done everything right.
Facing Criminal Charges? Seeking Expungement? Don’t Wait. Call Today.
I offer prospective clients free initial consultations, and if you decide to hire me, I can facilitate financing options. I can also assist Spanish speakers. To schedule your first appointment, call me, attorney Renee D. Taylor, today at 713-510-3253 or send me an email through my online form.