Why You Need Navarrete & Schwartz

As accomplished negotiators and clever litigators, we know precisely how to put the best light on the facts of your case and will work diligently to get the most favorable result possible at every stage: release on bail, dismissal of your case, a favorable verdict, or, if necessary, a beneficial plea bargain to lesser charges. We believe firmly that you are innocent until proven guilty, and will fight aggressively to protect you from the consequences you fear.

You can count on us to:

  • Carefully craft a defense strategy tailored to your needs
  • Investigate details of your case, including police reports and forensic evidence
  • Interview witnesses
  • Consult with experts whose testimony will support your case
  • Negotiate skillfully with opposing counsel
  • Advocate forcefully for you at trial
  • Appeal your case if necessary

We will always be transparent about your chances and make an advantageous plea bargain if necessary. Above all, we will provide you with legal and moral support every step of the way.

Criminal Charges Our Law Team Handles 

At Navarrete & Schwartz, we handle a broad range of criminal cases, both misdemeanors and felonies, including:

DWI/DUI

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) both refer to operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs. In Texas, a DUI is a Class C misdemeanor only applying to minors under the age of 21, while a DWI is a more serious Class B misdemeanor charge.

DUI  and DWI penalties may include license suspension, mandated alcohol awareness classes, community service time, fines, loss of a driver’s license, mandatory use of ignition interlock devices, and jail time. Multiple DWI offenses or an extremely high blood alcohol content (BAC) can result in enhanced penalties.

Burglary

Burglary involves illegal entry into a home, building, or vehicle with intent to commit a felony, theft, or assault. The punishment for burglary depends on the location and the intent of the perpetrator and can range from a state jail felony (up to 2 years in state jail) to a first-degree felony (from 5 to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000).

Theft

Theft is defined as appropriating someone else’s property with the intent to deprive the owner of the property. Penalties for theft in Texas are classified according to the value of the stolen property. While theft of property worth $100 or less is considered a Class C misdemeanor and punished by a fine of up to $500, theft of property valued at over $300,000 is a first-degree felony that may result in a fine of up to $10,000 and a prison sentence of between 5 and 99 years.

Drug Possession

Drug possession in Texas is defined as possessing a controlled substance without a valid prescription or beyond prescribed amounts. Penalties for drug possession vary greatly depending on the type and quantity of the substance. Possessing 1 gram of Fentanyl, for example, can result in up to 2 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

Probation Violations

Breaking the terms or conditions of probation can result in an extension of probation, heavy fines, mandatory counseling, or incarceration.

Assault

Assault in Texas is defined as intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another. Simple assault, classified as a Class A misdemeanor, can result in up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000. When assault involves serious bodily harm or the use of a deadly weapon, it is classified as aggravated assault, a second-degree felony, and is punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and a potential fine of up to $10,000.

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault in Texas is defined as any non-consensual, unwanted sexual contact against another person involving penetration. Lack of consent can involve physical force, threats of violence, coercion, and manipulation. The law also recognizes that minors, mentally or physically incapacitated adults, or incest victims are not capable of giving consent. Depending on circumstances, sexual assault can be charged as a first- or second-degree felony. As a first-degree felony, sexual assault is punishable by the same fine and 5 to 99 years in prison.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is defined as an act by a member of a family or household against another member that results in bodily injury, assault, or a threat that reasonably places the victim in fear of imminent physical harm. While a first offense can be a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000, continuous violence against a family member can be charged as a third-degree felony, resulting in 2 to 10 years in prison.

Possible Criminal Defense Strategies

Depending on the specifics of your case, our savvy criminal defense attorney will choose the most effective strategy among the following:

  • Alibi
  • Entrapment
  • Witness inconsistency
  • Defective police equipment/ contaminated evidence
  • Police misconduct (e.g. search without a warrant, failure to Mirandize, police brutality)
  • False or coerced confession
  • Lack of Evidence
  • Mistaken Identity
  • Self-defense

We will present your defense powerfully and persuasively, giving you the best possible chance of winning your case.

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