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Felony Charges Protecting Your Freedom & Rights

San Antonio Felony Defense Lawyers

Helping You Effectively Navigate Texas’s Criminal Justice System

Being charged with committing any kind of crime in the state of Texas is a serious business, but the stakes are even higher when it comes to being charged with a felony. Convicted felons can lose their job or custodial rights to their children. Some people have even lost their home, with no way to get it back because they cannot get a mortgage or take out a loan. In addition, professional licenses and student funding are also on the line.

Avoid such consequences – reach out to The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC so we can help build powerful defense on your behalf. Call (210) 761-4943 today!

Types of Felonies in Texas

There are many charges which can be defined as felonies. In fact, there are many crimes would normally be classified as misdemeanors, but because of the location, or because of the physical condition or rank and role of the victim, the crime is re-classified as a felony.

Some typical felony charges in Texas include:

  • Assault while being intoxicated
  • Manslaughter while being intoxicated
  • Drug charges
  • Retail theft
  • Aggravated assault
  • Possessing a “felony-level” amount of marijuana
  • Burglary
  • Sexual crimes
  • Child or family member abuse
  • White collar crimes

Types of Felonies
Not all felonies have the same penalties for a conviction. Depending on the degree, you could serve a much harsher sentence. State felonies are the lowest ranked in the state of Texas, while third, second, and first-degree felonies incur harsher convictions. Capital felony is the highest level, and according to Tex. Penal Code § 12.31, you could either be sentenced to life without parole the death penalty. This is why it is so crucial to enlist the help of a San Antonio felony defense lawyer who thoroughly understands how to fight felony charges.

Avoid Drastic Consequences

The penalties from a felony conviction can follow you for the rest of your life. Even if you have made just one mistake, you could pay for that one error in unimaginable ways. This is no time to hesitate, since your current and future fate lie in the hands of the law. Trust our felony defense lawyers in San Antonio at The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC to fight aggressively for your case and protect your future.

Call us today at (210) 761-4943 or contact us online for real answers and solutions following a felony arrest.

What Differentiates Us

Results-Focused Tenacity
  • Complimentary Consultations

    We strive to create an environment where you feel safe and protected. We recommend starting with a complimentary consultation to review your case together. Evening and weekend consultations are available by appointment only.

  • Work Directly With Your Attorney

    Derek will work directly with you through every step of your case. It's important to us that your case receives highly personalized attention. You instilled your trust in us and we will work to meet and exceed your expectations.

  • We Fight to Win

    We're competitive by nature and have a versatile legal style. We always seek an amicable outcome among different parties. We're also prepared and ready to take your case to trial.

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