Few charges carry as much baggage and weight as an injury to a child. Put simply: being accused of injury to a child is very serious business. You need serious legal help. A conviction for injury to a child is a felony that will haunt you forever. Besides the obvious - serious prison time and thousands of dollars in fines and court fees, it is a stigma that won't go away. It will keep you from getting certain state licenses, like running a daycare. Prosecutors are taking the toughest stances on injury to a child cases and juries routinely hand out harsh sentences.
Under Texas law, Injury to a Child occurs when a person intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence, by act or omission, causes to a child (or elderly or disabled person) serious bodily injury, serious mental deficiency/impairment/injury, or bodily injury. See: Texas Penal Code 22.04. Most injury to a child cases are third degree felonies (2-10 years in prison & up to a $10,000 fine), but the punishment range can go up depending on other factors.
Ensure You Have the Best Possible Representation
You don't need just any lawyer; you need the right lawyer for you. More than anything you need someone you can trust, who is responsive to you and your family, and who takes your case seriously. You need someone who spends the time it takes to thoroughly explain all your options. You need a tireless advocate who will employ the best team possible to investigate your case and bring the truth to light.
You need the the Law Office of Mike Howard. A graduate of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, a former President of the Dallas ACLU, a former state board member of the Texas ACLU, and a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Dallas Bar Association, injury to a child lawyer Mike Howard and his staff bring the legal experience, knowledge of the system, and a willingness to fight for your rights.
Mr. Howard understands that, perhaps more than most other type of cases, innocent people get accused of injury to a child. Injury to a child lawyer Mike Howard has experience handling cases just like yours. When it comes to trial experience and willingness to fight a case in court before a jury, few lawyers match Mr. Howard. He regularly represents clients charged with the most serious crimes and brings that experience to each and every one of his clients. He knows how to cross examine the witnesses (especially children) in a way that will bring the truth to light without "beating up on" the "victim" and alienating the jury. Injury to a child lawyer Mike Howard employs the best investigators and experts to round out a complete defense team that fights for you and your family. In short, injury to a child lawyer Mike Howard is who you need in your corner.
Finding the right injury to a child lawyer isn't something to rush, but you also can't sit back and wait. From the moment of arrest, the clock is ticking. From the beginning your legal rights are in jeopardy. You need knowledgeable legal advice about whether to talk to the police, what your legal rights and options are, and what to expect at court. If you wait weeks or months for your first court date to come around, you might have already hurt your own case.
When you need expert legal representation, it's time to contact someone with a proven track record. Trusting your injury to a child case to the Law Office of Mike Howard means you will have a detailed knowledge of the law and the system along with years of trial experience on your side. Don't wait, call us today to get your case on the track.
The information contained on this website is for informational purposes and should not be construed as legal advice, a substitute for legal advice, or as creating an attorney/client relationship between the reader and the Law Office of Mike Howard. Consult an attorney about your specific situation and the facts involved for comprehensive legal advice.