Collin County Injury to a Child Attorney

Collin County, TX

Are You Looking for the Best Collin County, Texas, Injury to a Child Attorney?

If you’re looking for the best Collin County Injury to a Child attorney, then we want to represent you. Award-winning attorneys Paul Saputo and Nick Toufexis expertly bring the firm’s full resources to bear in Collin County Injury to a Child cases. The Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense team only represents clients who want to hire the top attorneys in the field. We’re in search of clients who appreciate the value of our legal expertise. Our lawyers thrive on serving individuals who are dedicated to achieving the best outcomes.

In addition to our notable high-profile victories, our history of success also includes representation of numerous high-profile clients. Indeed, many of our biggest wins involved disposing of these cases quietly and out of the sight of the public. When you are facing a criminal prosecution, you have a lot to worry about. Accordingly, our Collin County Injury to a Child attorney representation does not stop at the McKinney courthouse door.

We’re not just criminal defense lawyers. We are warriors fighting unjust and corrupt government prosecutions with a history of success and a reputation for tenacity, courage and legal ingenuity.

Our experienced team works tirelessly to build a strong defense and protect our clients’ rights. We can help you with complex legal issues and provide you with an effective Injury to a Child defense strategy. Call us or book an appointment online today.


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When you are ready to fight your case with us, schedule online or call us at 888-239-9305 to book a free, confidential consultation.


Choosing The Right Collin County Injury to a Child Lawyer Can Make A Huge Difference In Your Case Result

Why would you hire a former prosecutor? Surprisingly, some people believe that former prosecutors provide some special advantage. However, many of these attorneys seem to quickly push clients to a plea deal. If you really want someone who will fight for you or your loved one, get an attorney who has dedicated their life to protecting the accused.

At Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense, we are defense lawyers, first and foremost. We stake our reputation on bringing the fight to the state. We have never worked for the government and never will. Learn more about our team, awards, and some of our victories.

Do you need a Collin County Injury to a Child attorney? Book a consultation with attorneys Paul Saputo and Nicholas Toufexis today.

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How do I get an Injury to a Child charge dropped in Collin County, Texas?

In order to get an Injury to a Child charge dropped in Texas, you must convince the state that they cannot prove at least one of the elements of the offense as it is defined in Penal Code §22.04. Alternatively, you could show that the offense did not occur in Collin County. Our lawyers are experts in the Texas law regarding Injury to a Child, and we leverage our legal knowledge to mount successful defenses to government prosecutions.

Thoroughly understanding both statutory law and case law contributes to effectively defending you in court. Consequently, as part of our practice, we publish a statutory resource guide on the Injury to a Child law in Texas. We also maintain our expertise by keeping up with the latest case law affecting Injury to a Child cases in Collin County.

For now, the appellate courts have not issued any recent opinions on Injury to a Child cases in Collin County that have caught our attention. However, note that we do not list cases involving other counties here, even though those cases can bind Collin County courts. We continue to monitor the latest developments in Injury to a Child case law.

Law Enforcement Agencies in Collin County that Make Injury to a Child Arrests

Peace officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety, constable offices, and municipal police departments can make arrests for violations of Injury to a Child in Collin County. Law enforcement agencies in Collin County that most typically make Injury to a Child arrests include:

How hard is it to beat an Injury to a Child charge in Texas?

To beat an Injury to a Child charge in Collin County, Texas, you must first secure the services of a skilled and experienced attorney who can build a strong defense strategy tailored to the specific details of your case. It is crucial to thoroughly investigate the evidence, challenge any weaknesses or inconsistencies, and present a compelling case in court.

Even if you believe you cannot beat the case, as your Collin County Injury to a Child attorney, we will look for every avenue to help you. If you want to plead guilty, we must still fight to protect your rights. We want to ensure that the case does not ruin your life. Sometimes the defense strategy requires us to get the best possible result short of a not guilty verdict.

Collin County Injury to a Child Attorney Case Defense Strategy

Getting the best result in a Injury to a Child case requires being fully prepared for all hearings and court settings – not just trials. Accordingly, when you hire us as your Collin County Injury to a Child attorney, we prepare early and thoroughly. As soon as we get on a case, the Collin County District Attorney’s Office knows that we are getting ready for trial. They know that we are going for an outright acquittal.

But the preparation often starts even before the case begins. From the moment that the police initiate an investigation or make an arrest, we have work to do. If you want to win your case, then we must do our own investigation. The state has police and investigators of their own working for them to gather evidence to support their case. We can’t afford to let their evidence stand uncontroverted.

As a client, you will benefit from the investigative resources of the entire law firm. We have a team of dedicated professionals, including paralegals, investigators, and forensic experts. Our attorneys utilize our team’s extensive investigative experience to perform the ground work that makes our cases strong.

How much does it cost to fight a Collin County, Texas, Injury to a Child case?

Attorney’s fees for a Injury to a Child charge typically range from $9,000 to $50,000 in Collin County, Texas. You can expect to pay higher attorney fees for more complex cases. Some Collin County Injury to a Child lawyers may charge much more. But exercise caution when encountering attorneys who offer unexpectedly low fees.

In addition, many lawyers charge extra fees for trial. If you hire an attorney from outside Collin County, sometimes travel fees may apply.

What to Do if Falsely Accused of Injury to a Child in Collin County

Even if someone has falsely accused you of Injury to a Child, you should nevertheless still always take this charge very seriously. You may think that the state may “drop charges” against you because you are innocent. But absent effective advocacy by a lawyer, the state will often take the case to trial and let the jury decide.

If the state has charged you with Injury to a Child, or if you are under investigation for the offense, then you should book an appointment or call us as soon as possible to speak with one of our Collin County Injury to a Child attorneys.

How can you modify your Collin County bond conditions after an Injury to a Child arrest?

Texas judges have broad power to set bail and bond conditions. However, sometimes judges impose overly harsh bond conditions and astronomically high bail. To modify the conditions of bond or lower bail, you will need to file a motion in court and schedule a hearing. The judge will ultimately make the final decision. To get the best result, you should hire an attorney to help.

Practically speaking, if the police in Collin County have arrested you for Injury to a Child, then the judge will typically impose a “no contact with the victim” bond condition. Frequently, judges will also impose a “no contact with minors” condition for these cases as well. Clients often hire us to try to get these conditions removed. If you want to remove a no contact condition, then please book a consultation with us, and we will discuss what we can do for you.

What happens at a Collin County arraignment?

At your arraignment, a Collin County judge will hear your plea of not guilty. In Collin County, you may not have an attorney at your initial arraignment. However, the court will not hear a guilty plea prior to your being represented by counsel. In addition, the court may also set bail and bond conditions if you have not already received them.

If the police have arrested you for Injury to a Child, then Texas Code of Criminal Procedure §17.40 requires Collin County judges to “impose any reasonable condition of bond related to the safety of a victim of the alleged offense or to the safety of the community” to secure your attendance at trial. If the state alleges that you violated those bond conditions, then the Collin County Sheriff’s Office can immediately return you to custody. Accordingly, judges have very broad power in determining bail conditions and bond amounts.

What is the most common sentence for an Injury to a Child charge in Collin County?

The Texas Penal code outlines the range of punishment for Injury to a Child convictions across the state. The Texas Penal Code classifies Injury to a Child as a felony ranging from a state jail felony to a first degree felony. However, the actual punishment you might receive will vary significantly based on a number of circumstances. For instance, your prior criminal history, the circumstances of the offense, and the norms of the Collin County community all play a role.

If you are convicted, then you will also have to decide if you want to have the judge or the jury assess punishment. Judges and juries may deliver vastly different sentences. Furthermore, all good Collin County Injury to a Child attorneys will also advise you on the collateral consequences of a Injury to a Child conviction. Collateral consequences are penalties derived from convictions that are not necessarily part of the penal code punishment.

With this in mind, you can learn about the penalties that apply to all Texas convictions for Injury to a Child here. Otherwise, to learn more about what kind of punishment is typical in Collin County Injury to a Child cases, call us to schedule a consultation or book online by pressing the red button.

Are you under investigation for Injury to a Child? Should you cooperate with the police investigation?

We have assisted our clients through many difficult police interrogations. Although we do not typically recommend consenting to a police interrogation or interview, there are circumstances when we consider it. However, you should never do a police interview without your Collin County Injury to a Child lawyer present.

When police bring you in for an interview, they already believe that you committed the offense. Accordingly, this belief will inform their interpretation of your answers. Generally, when people believe something, they will only see things that confirm their belief. This is called confirmation bias, and this is what leads to police charging innocent people with crimes.

An arrest for Injury to a Child can drastically change your life, even if a court dismisses your case. Do not hesitate to contact us immediately if you are under investigation.

In addition, remember that people do not usually communicate perfectly clearly under intense pressure. The extreme stress of a police interview can cause you to say something that police then misinterpret. And even the way you look during the interview significantly impacts the police decision to arrest you. For all of these reasons, we carefully consider the decision to interview because it will have a huge impact on the ultimate outcome your case.

In some cases, we have communicated directly with law enforcement authorities on behalf of our clients instead of consenting to a direct interrogation. As your Collin County Injury to a Child attorney, we can assist you in these difficult circumstances.

About Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense

If you want to hire us as your Collin County Injury to a Child lawyers, then you should probably get to know us!

The Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense Lawyers

Paul Saputo and Nicholas Toufexis are partners at Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense PLLC and lead the entire trial team at the firm.

Mr. Saputo has practiced throughout Texas in more than fifty Texas state and federal courts and developed groundbreaking innovations in defense strategies and tactics.

As a member of the prestigious Texas Bar College, he presently trains other lawyers in best practices and himself attends many hours of continuous legal education with some of the best lawyers, judges, and law professors in the country.

Mr. Saputo graduated from the elite Duke University School of Law, a nationally recognized top-ten law school. More about Paul Saputo…

Mr. Toufexis is a veteran of the United States Navy and a graduate of the law school as Southern Methodist University. He has dedicated his entire legal career to criminal defense, and has been with the firm since law school. Recently named a partner, Nick has achieved exceptional results in and out of court for years. More about Nick…

Awards

Numerous organizations have awarded Mr. Saputo recognition for his outstanding criminal defense work, for example:

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Rating
  • “10.0 – Top Attorney” rating on AVVO
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers®
  • Consistently recognized by D Magazine in “Best Lawyers” for Criminal Defense
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for 2024 under the Criminal Defense: White Collar practice area.

Paul Saputo was voted one of the Three Best Rated Criminal Defense Lawyers in Dallas

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More Awards & Recognition…

Nicholas Toufexis has likewise received many distinctions as well.

  • Recognized by Super Lawyers®
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for 2024 under the Criminal Defense: DWI/DUI practice area.

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Victories

The defense attorneys at Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense PLLC have obtained hundreds of victories in complex criminal litigation across Texas. Our victories include Not Guilty verdicts by jury acquittals, directed verdicts of Not Guilty, as well as both conditional and unconditional dismissals.

For descriptions and some details about example victories, visit our page on Notable Victories.

Reviews

One example review from a real client:

The most outstanding Law Firm in the DFW area Paul & Nick are top notch in handling legal matters! If you require legal assistance there is only one law firm in the DFW area to choose and it’s Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense PLLC! A huge Thank You to the entire staff!

– Real client review posted on the Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense PLLC Google Profile.

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We serve clients throughout Collin County, Texas, including McKinney, Plano, Allen, Wylie, and Frisco.


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