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.

2014: Reduced Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Federal Drug Crimes

The War on Drugs reached a peak in the 1980s. Drug lords and cartels had begun mass infiltration into the United States with product and violence. At a time when violence and drugs flourished in the U.S., harsh penalties were placed on drug offenders.

Time has progressed and state laws have changed in regard to drug possession, distribution, and intent to distribute. Up until recently, extreme mandatory minimum sentences for federal drug crimes were still in place. We have seen a number of high profile cases in which defendants have been slapped with overly harsh mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders (some include decades worth of sentencing and other even life prison sentences). In these cases, defendants are unable to have their sentence threshold lessened, even if the judge believes mitigating factors deem the punishment too severe.

Fortunately for drug offenders, change to this archaic legislation is already in Congress. More power is to be given to federal judges to determine punishment suitable to match the offense. By unanimous vote in July 2014, the USSC approved retroactive drug sentencing reductions for federal drug offenses. In April 2014, the USSC passed a bill that states all federal drug offenders sentencing will abide by the USSC Guidelines Manuel. Retroactive reduced sentences can be petitioned by inmates and cannot take effect until November 1st, 2015.

Previously, minimum mandatory sentences were set at 5-year, 10-year, and 20-year prison terms. Additionally, time can be added for other mitigating factors including previous history of violent crimes or drug charges. This has since been revised to 2, 5, and 10-year sentences. External to this new legislation are drug offenders whose crimes led to other violence or death. Harsher punishments will remain mandatory for these offenders.

In a study conducted by Human Rights Watch, almost half of defendants who are charged with federal drug crimes are carrying out “low-level functions”. These roles include couriers and street level distributors. Three-fourths of those individuals received convictions resulting in mandatory minimum sentences. Contributing to this legislation is the gross overpopulation of the U.S. prison system. In 2012, the prison population stood at 2.3 million and nearly 7 million under federal supervision as inmate, parolees, or probationers provoking action from Attorney General Eric Holder starting in 2013.

Since the vote, the Dept. of Justice has been faced with an overwhelming number of petitions seeking re-sentencing. Priority is being placed on petitions based on 10+ years served, likelihood of lesser sentence if convicted today, lack of criminal history, good conduct, and absence of violence in prison.

If charged with a drug crime, it is important to seek legal advice to ensure you’ve explore current and local laws to improve your defense. A strong line of defense is formed with legal expertise and experience and will ensure avoidance of unfair conviction or excessive sentencing in Texas.