High-Stakes Dallas Misdemeanor Attorney

Texas Criminal Defense

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Are You Looking for the Best Dallas Misdemeanor Attorney for a High-Stakes Misdemeanor?

If you’re looking for the best Dallas Misdemeanor Attorney, then we want to represent you. Our At Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense team looks for clients who want to hire the top criminal defense attorneys in Texas.

When a conviction for a misdemeanor has serious implications and would cause problems beyond the punishment defined by the statute in Texas criminal law, our lawyers handle the case in our High-Stakes Misdemeanor practice. If you are facing penalties like losing your job, deportation, loss of citizenship eligibility, loss of gun rights, or losing a major divorce or civil case, you will need a misdemeanor defense lawyer who can represent you both inside and outside criminal court. If you are ready to hire an authoritative Dallas misdemeanor defense attorney, call us or book a consultation today.

Our High-Stakes Misdemeanor Defense practice focuses on representing people who need a particularly aggressive defense for a misdemeanor case. We will conduct an thorough investigation, analyze every detail of the case and aggressively challenge the prosecuting attorneys every step of the way. We also work the system to obtain out-of-court results that may protect you against severe consequences that could result from even the simplest misdemeanor conviction.

Mr. Saputo handled my case professionally and maintained communication throughout the case, answering all questions I had in a timely manner. I would recommend him without reservation.

– Client review posted on Avvo.com

Our firm’s history of success includes representation of numerous high-profile clients and notable high-profile victories. We have also disposed of many other cases quietly and out of the sight of the public. No matter the case or the client, we emphatically fight to keep our clients out of Texas jail and out of prison. All of our lawyers and staff work to achieve early dismissals of our clients’ cases.

Collateral Consequences of a Misdemeanor Conviction

Misdemeanor convictions can carry severe consequence beyond the jail time, probation or fine. You may be at risk for:

  • Losing your Job or being demoted
  • Loss of a Professional License like a nursing license, physician license, teaching license or government clearance
  • Expulsion or other serious education consequence
  • Profound damage to your Reputation
  • Serious damage to your pending Divorce or child custody case
  • Serious damage to a pending Civil case
  • Deportation and other Immigration Consequences like the loss of citizenship eligibility or green card eligibility

Have you been charged with a Misdemeanor Offense that you need to win? Book a consultation to discuss legal representation with criminal defense attorney Paul Saputo today.

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Can I lose my job because of a misdemeanor conviction?

Employers are generally allowed to consider misdemeanor criminal convictions in making decisions about hiring, firing, promotions and demotions. So, yes, your employer can fire you because of a misdemeanor criminal conviction. Please do not hesitate to contact us to speak with a lawyer about your case.

How do we aggressively defend clients accused of Misdemeanor Crimes?

When we represent clients accused of misdemeanors, we consider the individual needs of each client. Everyone has different concerns, and everyone comes with different circumstances that can affect how we handle their case. For instance, some cases require us to fight to keep the case in the media as hard as we fight the case in the courtroom. Sometimes keeping your driver’s license (or commercial driver’s license) is the most pressing concern. For non-citizens, we may primarily be fighting over the impact the case has on their immigration status. Everyone has a different set of circumstances that will impact their legal defense strategy. In our High-Stakes Misdemeanor practice, we bring those concerns to the forefront and represent you in ways that address your collateral concerns in addition to fighting your misdemeanor case.

If you have specific concerns about collateral consequences of a misdemeanor conviction, it is important that you bring those concerns to us. We may be able to assist you in a variety of ways, whether through achieving a particular outcome in your criminal case or by representing you (or assisting in your representation) of a related civil case or administrative hearing. Sometimes, the goal of a high-stakes misdemeanor representation might look very different from the goal of a “typical” misdemeanor representation, whether that is through a trial or a plea bargain. For instance, you might not be concerned with the amount of the fine or the total cost of the representation, or perhaps you might not even be concerned about the length of probation. Instead, you might be concerned with clearing the arrest off your record or keeping your license active. Whatever the case may be, our lawyers can help you achieve what you need to obtain for your desired case outcome.

Can I do anything to improve my odds of winning or lessen the penalty for a conviction?

Clients frequently ask us what they can do to put themselves in a better position. Depending on the circumstances, client may indeed take steps that can help. Please contact us to discuss the possibilities with our Dallas misdemeanor attorney in detail. If you can proactively work to reduce an eventual penalty or to protect your rights in a trial, we will recommend that you do just that.

What will happen to me if I am convicted for a Misdemeanor?

In Texas, misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in county jail and a $4000 fine. However, there are three categories of misdemeanors, each with their own range of punishment. Learn more information about possible misdemeanor punishments and the range of punishment for Texas crimes

In addition to the statutory jail and fines, convictions for misdemeanors in Texas may carry a range of collateral consequences. But probation requirements can vary significantly as well. In DWI cases, for instance, we typically see probation requirements of no-alcohol, random drug testing, interlock devices, GPS-monitoring devices and mandatory DWI education classes. Some of these requirements may impose a harsher penalty on you because of your particular circumstances. In those circumstances, we may need to fight to modify those conditions.

There are other collateral consequences to misdemeanor convictions. For instance, there may be immigration consequences to pleading guilty to a misdemeanor, even if you are not found guilty and the charge is ultimately dismissed pursuant to deferred adjudication dismissal. You might not be eligible to renew a green card or you might be subject to immediate deportation. It is crucial that you contact us immediately if you are concerned about any of these collateral consequences.

If I really need To win my case, can you help me?

We cannot guarantee results because the State Bar of Texas prohibits any kind of guarantee. But if winning or losing your case is a matter of particular consequence to you, and you are willing to go the extra mile along with us, then there are steps that we can take that we might not otherwise recommend for our clients. Sometimes, a cost-benefit analysis might conclude that a particular strategy is too expensive for an ordinary misdemeanor case. However, if you really need to win, then we can discuss alternative or additional strategies that might increase your odds of prevailing in a misdemeanor case. While we give all of our clients the option to use our entire expanse of resources, many of our clients are better served by a more traditional representation. But for the clients who really need to win, let our Dallas misdemeanor lawyer know that you would like to discuss every possible option. We will be happy to discuss what we can do to help.

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