Recent studies have stated that an American commits, on average, three crimes per day. The United States is one of the most over-criminalized nations on the planet, and the State of Texas will often pursue criminal charges against someone for something people might not even think to be against the law: jaywalking, speeding only a couple miles over the posted speed limit, or even littering.
Thankfully, in Texas and the United States, residents have certain constitutional rights to protect them. These include the right to remain silent, the right to confront witnesses in court, and most importantly the right to the assistance of counsel. Porter Legal Group has the knowledge and experience to represent you as you face a daunting period in your life.
Punishments for crimes in Texas can range from simple fines for Class C misdemeanors, to life in prison in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) or the death penalty for certain felonies. Fines can also be assessed up to $10,000 in Texas courts for certain offenses. Both the economic punishments and the restrictions on your freedom are reasons why you should hire Portal Legal Group to represent you.
Porter Legal Group has the luxury of having its own in-house immigration lawyers, who can advise individuals that may face immigration consequences because of a conviction. If you are arrested and facing criminal charges in Texas, it is important that you understand your rights and how a criminal conviction can impact your freedom and ability to remain in the United States. Porter Legal Group, PLLC is experienced with criminal cases that might have immigration repercussions and can help you decide on the best strategy for your particular case. Our goal is always to close your case without affecting your immigration status and ability to become a resident or citizen.
Although our practice typically finds our criminal defense attorneys representing clients in courts located within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and North Texas, we can travel to represent clients in any Texas or federal court.
When the majority of people think of criminal charges they associate it with serious offenses, such as assault, theft, and murder. Read more about these common offenses below.
Even though some of Texas’s neighbors have legalized marijuana, possession, or sale of it in Texas is still illegal in almost all instances. These offenses can include something as small as possession of drug paraphernalia or something as serious as manufacturing and delivering drugs like methamphetamines, cocaine, or heroin. If you are undocumented, you need to fight these types of charges vigorously and Porter Legal Group is ready to do just that for you. Read more...
Sexual Assault/Child Abuse
These cases are very delicate and require careful attention. A thorough investigation by defense attorneys can often find that there is very little evidence to support these serious offenses. Porter Legal Group will fight to protect your rights at every stage. Read more...
The federal criminal justice system differs from that of Texas’s system. There are different procedural and evidentiary rules. Punishment for federal crimes can vary due to federal sentencing guidelines. Criminal defense attorneys at Porter Legal Group can represent you in federal court against powerful prosecution teams.
When someone is undocumented or has not become a naturalized US citizen, conviction of a criminal offense can have negative consequences. These consequences could include deportation or simply delay the amount of time required to gain citizenship. Porter Legal Group has a team of experienced criminal defense attorneys who work alongside top-notch immigration attorneys in order to develop the best strategy for an individual facing immigration consequences. Read more...
We have the experience to handle any level of assault charge, including misdemeanor assault, assault family violence, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, violation of a protective order and felony family violence charges. Read more...
The punishment for a theft charge can vary based on the value of the property or money that was stolen. Many misdemeanor offenses qualify for some pretrial diversion programs that can result in dismissal. Read more...
These cases are as serious as they sound but are not always as clear cut as many people believe. Porter Legal Group can help evaluate the evidence and investigate all the circumstances of the case to create a defensive strategy specific to you. Read more...
Intoxication Offenses & DWI's
Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs can have serious impacts on your ability to continue to drive after your arrest. DWI is a serious misdemeanor in Texas. Not only can you lose your driving privileges, but you can also be fined heavily because of Texas’s “DWI Super-Fines.” This type of charge carries many other collateral consequences such as having to pay higher automobile insurance premiums. Read more...
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