Defending against Criminal Charges
Let an Experienced Galveston Criminal Defense Attorney Fight for You
Just because you are charged with a crime does not mean you are a criminal. At Zendeh Del & Associates, PLLC, our Galveston criminal defense attorneys fight to ensure each of our clients is best served and able to protect their rights, no matter how serious their situation may be. As your advocate, we will take the time to understand the details of your case and help you get the best possible outcome for your situation.
How You Can Protect Yourself
Law enforcement and prosecutors are known for trying to intimidate defendants in hopes that they will make statements that could harm their outcome. However, you are still innocent until proven guilty. Our legal service has resulted in our clients gaining favorable outcomes such as dropped charges and alternative sentencing, and we are confident in our ability to do the same for you.
Admitting the Act Occurred
Known as an affirmative defense, one way to protect yourself against criminal charges is to argue that committing the act in question was not unlawful. For example, if you harmed someone else out of defense of yourself, someone else, or someone's property, your actions would be justified and not worthy of criminal sentencing.
Other affirmative defenses include:
- Public duty
- Confinement as justifiable force
- Threats as justifiable force
- Protection of another's life or property
Affirmative defenses can be dangerous because they admit to the acts you are alleged to have committed. Make sure to discuss this strategy with your attorney before making any statements that could harm your case.
Raising Doubts about the Facts of the Case
In cases where you did not commit the act alleged by law enforcement or prosecutors, it will be necessary to cast doubt about their suspicions. Doing so can help you reduce the severity of the charges against you, if not get them dropped altogether.
For example, you may be able to argue that:
- You were not in your right state of mind, whether due to intoxication or momentary insanity
- There was a mistake of fact about who committed the act or what actually occurred
- You were not aware that the act in question was illegal
- You were coerced to commit the act, whether under duress or through entrapment
- Mental illness affected your judgment
Why Choose Zendeh Del & Associates, PLLC?
With numerous industry awards and accolades, the Galveston criminal defense attorneys at Zendeh Del & Associates, PLLC are not intimidated by the tactics used by prosecutors to paint you as a villain. We are on your side, and we fight relentlessly to ensure you have the best chance at a favorable outcome.
Schedule a consultation now to plan a strategy for your best outcome. Call (409) 204-5566.
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