Are You Looking for the Best Dallas, Texas, Criminal Attempt Attorney?
If you’re looking for the best Dallas Criminal Attempt attorney, then we want to represent you. As you can see from our website, our award-winning attorneys have significant experience, and we have the victories to prove our effectiveness. The Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense team only represents clients who want to hire the top attorneys in the field. Our boutique criminal defense practice is distinguished by our unwavering commitment to delivering consistently high-level legal representation.
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 Dallas Criminal Attempt attorney representation does not stop at the Dallas 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 Criminal Solicitation defense strategy. Call us or book an appointment online today.
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- How do I get a Criminal Attempt charge dropped in Dallas, Texas?
- How hard is it to beat a Criminal Attempt charge in Texas?
- How much does a lawyer charge for a Criminal Attempt case in Dallas, Texas?
- What happens at a Dallas arraignment?
- How can you modify your Dallas bond conditions after a Criminal Attempt arrest?
- What is the most common sentence for a Criminal Attempt charge in Dallas?
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.
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In order to get a Criminal Attempt 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 §15.01. Alternatively, you could show that the offense did not occur in Dallas. Our lawyers are experts in the Texas law regarding Criminal Attempt, 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 Criminal Attempt law in Texas. We also maintain our expertise by keeping up with the latest case law affecting Criminal Attempt cases in Dallas.
The State of Texas v. Cyze Rodgers
For example, in one Dallas Criminal Attempt case, the Fifth District Court of Appeals reviewed the records from the 265th Judicial District Court Dallas County. Subsequently, the appellate court filed an opinion on April 11, 2022, in the case styled The State of Texas v. Cyze Rodgers in Cause No. 05-20-00211-CR.
The appellate court reported the background of the case as follows:
Appellant was indicted for attempted arson in June 2018. With the assistance of court-appointed counsel, appellant judicially confessed to the charge and entered into a plea agreement with the State. At a hearing on November 13, 2018, the trial court accepted the plea agreement and entered an order of deferred adjudication conditioned on his compliance with certain terms of community supervision. Among other things, the terms included that appellant must report to the Dallas County Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD) when directed and “participate in a domestic violence treatment program (BIPP)” within sixty days from referral.
At the end of the hearing, the trial court found that appellant violated the terms of his community supervision, adjudicated him guilty, and orally sentenced him to two years’ confinement. The same day, the trial court entered its judgment adjudicating guilt. This appeal followed.
Every Dallas Criminal Attempt attorney should be familiar with this case and other appellate opinions coming out of Dallas that review Criminal Attempt cases. You can learn more about this case and read the court’s opinion by Justice Goldstein here.
To beat a Criminal Attempt charge in Dallas, Texas, you must you must utilize due process to confront all witnesses and challenge all evidence. This means disputing reasonable suspicion, probable cause, and all forensic evidence. You can’t win if you don’t fight.
Even if you believe you cannot beat the case, as your Dallas Criminal Attempt 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.
Getting the best result in a Criminal Attempt case requires being fully prepared for all hearings and court settings – not just trials. Accordingly, when you hire us as your Dallas Criminal Attempt attorney, we prepare early and thoroughly. As soon as we get on a case, the Dallas 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.
You can expect to pay from $2,500 to $55,000 for Criminal Attempt in Dallas. Fees on these cases vary so widely because the punishment range varies so much. Most attorneys will charge less for misdemeanor-level Criminal Attempt cases, while felony-level cases command a higher fee.
When consulting with a lawyer, make sure to ask if they apply any hourly fees. Additionally, most lawyers bill extra fees for trial, travel, and expenses.
Even if someone has falsely accused you of Criminal Attempt, 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 Criminal Attempt, 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 Dallas Criminal Attempt attorneys.
Start by consulting with your Dallas Criminal Attempt attorney. Work closely with your attorney to build a compelling case for the requested modifications.
Your attorney will file either a motion or a writ of habeas corpus requesting a modification of your bond conditions. The motion or writ outlines the specific changes you are seeking and the reasons for the requested modification.
The judge will ultimately decide whether to approve the requested modifications. They will consider factors such as the nature of the charges, your criminal history, the risk to public safety, and other relevant circumstances. Keep in mind that the judge will base the decision on a careful evaluation of the facts and circumstances of your case.
At your arraignment, a Dallas judge will hear your plea of not guilty. In Dallas, 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 Criminal Attempt, then Texas Code of Criminal Procedure §17.40 requires Dallas 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 Dallas Sheriff’s Office can immediately return you to custody. Accordingly, judges have very broad power in determining bail conditions and bond amounts.
The Texas Penal code outlines the range of punishment for Criminal Attempt convictions across the state. The punishment for attempted offenses in the code ranges from a Class C misdemeanor to a second 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 Dallas community all play a role.
If you are convicted, then you will also have to decide whether you want to have the judge or the jury assess punishment. Judges and juries may deliver vastly different sentences. Furthermore, all good Dallas Criminal Attempt attorneys will also advise you on the collateral consequences of a Criminal Attempt 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 Criminal Attempt here. Otherwise, to learn more about what kind of punishment is typical in Dallas Criminal Attempt cases, call us to schedule a consultation or book online by pressing the red button.
If you want to hire us as your Dallas Criminal Attempt lawyers, then you should probably get to know us!
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…
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
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.
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.
One example review from a real client:
Nick and his team are amazing! I’ve had such a stressful time with my situation, (even had to deal with lawyers who weren’t honest) but working with Nick had been a breeze. He was so patient and informative and had a much appreciated sense of urgency. He went above and beyond what I thought was possible and I’m so grateful. If you are looking for a lawyer who’s got your back, he’s your guy.
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