A statute of limitations is the length of time that may elapse before you can no longer be charged for a crime. Here in Texas, most misdemeanors have a two year statute, but serious felonies including murder and aggravated assault have no statute of limitations. Whether you have been in a single car accident that involved alcohol or are worried you may be caught for a drug related crime, it is important to make changes to your life before your arrest and during the time between your arrest and trial.
Do Not Repeat Your Mistakes
Make changes to your life and avoid the places and people that encourage the behavior that led to your arrest. Being arrested again will make for a much more difficult defense and will allow the judge to deny you bail. Avoid spending your pre-trail months in prison and ensure the best defense possible by following the law and avoiding bad situations before your trial.
Avoid Witnesses and Investigators
Regardless of the circumstances, it is important to stay away from anyone involved in your case. Do not talk to any witnesses, since this can be seen as tampering with them and can lead to distrust and further charges from the court. Also, avoid speaking to the prosecution without your lawyer present to avoid saying anything that can be used against you in court.
Be Honest with Your Defense Lawyer
Honesty is the most important part of your relationship with your lawyer. Be honest with us and tell us everything you know about the situation surrounding your arrest to help us form the best and strongest defense possible. We will do the work for you, speaking to witnesses and investigators to build our case legally.
Hill & Hill Attorneys at Law has the experience and knowledge to successfully defend you against your criminal law charges. Contact our Denton, Texas office at 940-381-3688 immediately following your arrest to get the help you need.