Archive 2019

Criminal Attorney

The Brooks Law Firm has a history of obtaining results for the clients. When the chips are down, and you have no where to turn you can rest assured that we will be on your side. If you are charged with a violation, misdemeanour, or felony charge we will invest our blood, sweat and tears into your case. We will never judge you for the choices you have made. We will be there when no else is, and we will do everything in our power to get you out of this situation unscathed.

Some of our practice areas for criminal law:

  • White Collar Crimes
  • Federal Crimes
  • Felony Charges
  • Misdemeanor Charges
  • Central Booking & Arraignments

Why The Brooks Law Firm?

The attorneys at The Brooks Law Firm have represented clients in New York City with similar criminal charges before, and understand how the district attorneys office investigates and prosecutes the crime.

  • There are 2 two criminal defense attorneys assigned to each case. This guarantees that there is always someone on call 24/7 to handle any emergencies.
  • We offer flat fee arrangements, accept payment plans, and all major credit cards.
  • We thoroughly investigate the evidence against our clients, and prepare each case for trial.
  • In cases in which we are seeking a plea bargain, we fight for the lowest possible plea under the law.
  • The attorneys at The Brooks Law Firm have obtained acquittals at trial in murder trials, sex crimes, assault and other violent crimes along with other non-violent cases.

As soon as we are retained on a criminal case, we are going to immediately do the following:

  1. We are going to let law enforcement and the prosecution know that we are representing you and NO one is to speak to you about the criminal case without us being present. This is key because what better evidence can a prosecutor obtain then an admission by the client directly.
  2. We are going to prevent the defendant from being held for a line-up without us being present. This is key because we want to make sure that law enforcement does not do anything to push the victim or a witness to ID our client as the perpetrator.

Once we have asserted our clients rights, we are going to immediately figure out what evidence the prosecutor has against you. This is how you win cases. Not only do we want to know the evidence against you, we want to know the evidence that they don’t have.

What if the District Attorneys Office Faced Overwhelming Odds?

  • A relentless army of proactive trial lawyers
  • Investigators who will seek out every piece of evidence:
    • Text message logs
    • Cell site records
    • Telephone call logs
    • Surveillance videos
    • DNA
    • Fingerprints
    • Eye witnesses
    • 911 calls
    • Rape Kits
  • Advanced legal research with the most up to date law and decisions.
  • Persistent lawyers who will call the DA every day to get the plea deal they want.
  • Criminal lawyers who know every alternative to incarceration available in Dallas Ft. Worth.

This changes everything, and can change the outcome in your criminal case. Instead of us being on the defense, we are now on the offense.

Beating my Texas DUI or DWI Case?

Many people charged with DWI or DUI in Texas are understandably very anxious about their pending case. It is not surprising that a person charged with a Texas DUI or DWI will want to ask his lawyer how likely it is that the case will be dismissed, or resolved favorably.

Likely, this is the most asked question in our profession. Often, we exchange pleasantries with our clients to learn about their personal lives before we dive into their case. However, we know exactly what brought them to our office. After our brief chats about family, sports, and the weather, the client often asks, “What are my chances of beating this thing?”

Upon initially introduction to the case, it’s difficult to give a clear cut answer. Each case has a number of moving pieces that are independent to specific cases. Evidence must be collected and evaluated before determining a rough estimate on potential and minimal consequences. Any criminal defense attorney will seek to take a look at three key pieces of information: police report, videos related to case, and results of any chemical tests. In most Texas counties, results of chemical tests can often take weeks. Defense attorneys rely heavily on questioning the reliability of chemical testing, samples collected, and other underlying data.

Many clients are seeking a swift process. When acting hastily, crucial mistakes can be made resulting in thousands of dollars in additional fines and potential incarceration. We often stress to our clients the value of the process. Attention to detail is important and takes time, effort, and manpower. A thorough evaluation often pays dividends in the end. Speed can kill.

SUGGESTION:

When evaluating the evidence, sometimes consequences are simply inevitable. Without the use of legal loopholes, there is little that we can do about a client who decided to get behind the wheel, drive erratically, and blow a .19 when pulled over by an officer. In these circumstances, we stress getting proactive BEFORE the trial to increase the benevolence of the judge during trial.

Naturally, if you were pulled over unlawfully, we will do everything in our power and expertise to present this information to the judge. However, when we see an impending conviction, it is important to take step to lessen the judgment. Judges are much more lenient on defendants who follow up a poor decision with a smart decision. Seeking treatment before trial date will increase character and perceptive of the court.

If you decide to drive while impaired, you put others at risk. We understand that everyone makes mistakes but supplementing that mistake with denial will certainly lead to a maximum sentence. If you’ve made a dumb decision, pairing with a lawyer to decide best course of action is a smart follow up decision. Judges appreciate contrition and pursuit of rehabilitation.