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A criminal charge of any type has the ability to send an accused individual’s life into complete upheaval. From protracted periods of incarceration, costly fines, license revocations, professional harm and damage to community standing, the implications of being convicted of a crime in Texas are things everyone should attempt to avoid.

Because the stakes are so high, it is incumbent upon those facing criminal allegations, no matter the category, to seek aggressive defense counsel as soon as possible. If you are under the inescapable stress, strain and fear known to result from the attention of police and prosecutors, you owe it to yourself to align with a Texas criminal lawyer committed to protecting your rights and fighting for your future. Our attorneys practice statewide with offices in Lubbock, Midland, Amarillo, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Denton.

 

Criminal
Classifications

As outlined in Title 3, Chapter 3 of the Texas Penal Code, criminal offenses within the state are distinguished between those classified as misdemeanors and those considered to be felonies. There are several categories within each of these two rubrics which are indicative of the seriousness of the crime and the potential punishments carried.

As in other jurisdictions, felonies encompass offenses considered to be more severe than others, and there are five separate felony classes which can yield penalties ranging from 180 days in jail all the way up to life imprisonment and perhaps even the death penalty.

In addition, the monetary fines assessed within these categories can run into the tens of thousands of dollars, making the threat of insurmountable challenges resulting from conviction very real.
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High Stakes for Criminal Defendants in Texas

Given the wide array of sanctions the state can impose upon individuals convicted of criminal offenses in Texas, there truly is no time to waste when it comes to developing a vigorous defense strategy. Whether a person is facing charges for theft, assault, or a DWI, skilled criminal defense attorneys practicing throughout the state can help guide them through the legal process.

The landscape of criminal law is incredibly vast, and it is critical for defendants to enlist the assistance of a legal practitioner who understands not just the relevant statutes, but also the manner in which negotiations with prosecutors can lead to reductions or even dismissals of pending charges.

By beginning each case with a comprehensive investigation of the facts at play in a client’s case, a criminal attorney in Texas can marshal the essential evidence needed to undermine the state’s arguments and secure the best possible outcome.

Our Books

Attorney Stephen Hamilton and Deandra Grant have a few written works designed to help you through a daunting charge. If you or a loved one have found yourself charged with a DUI or a drug arrest, be sure to read one of these eBooks:

Attorney Hamilton along with co-author Deandra Grant have written books on a variety of topics. To see all of Attorney Hamilton’s works. click the link below.

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Case Results

  • .17 Alcohol Level was Reported Not Guilty verdict. Howard lost control of his motorcycle and wrecked. He was found by the police and later transported to the hospital.
  • Trespassing Case Dismissed Client charged with Criminal Trespassing after officers responded to a call about a break-in at a residence. Upon arrival, officers released the K-9 unit in the residence and found the client.
  • Felony Case Dismissed Client charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. A vehicle was reported as stolen by a local car rental company after they noticed their inventory was short.
  • Arrested for 2nd DWI Not Guilty verdict. Deena flipped off a guy while leaving a bar but he turned out to be an undercover cop. He pulled her over and, after refusing to perform field sobriety tests, she was arrested for her 2nd DWI.
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A skilled Lubbock criminal attorney will possess significant experience handling matters charged pursuant to a broad array of penal code provisions.

Criminal
Offenses in Texas

A skilled Texas criminal attorney with experience defending charges throughout Texas possesses significant knowledge in handling matters pursuant to a broad array of penal code provisions, including:

  • Criminal homicide crimes
  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI/DUI)
  • Human trafficking
  • Kidnapping
  • Sexual offenses
  • Assault crimes
  • Arson
  • Robbery
  • Fraud offenses
  • Computer crimes
  • Alcohol-related offenses

Experienced
DWI/DUI Attorneys

The attorneys with Hamilton Grant are experienced in defending against Driving While Intoxicated (DWI/DUI) charges and other alcohol-related offenses including DWI by minors,
intoxicated assault, intoxicated manslaughter, and DWI with a child passenger.

All firm attorneys are trained on field sobriety tests and can help prepare those charged with DWI by understanding the laws, consequences, trial process, and procedures. Texas criminal attorneys are passionate about DWI defense and are knowledgeable in breath tests, sobriety tests, and blood alcohol tests. DWI charges can result in jail sentences, fees, and license suspensions that can severely impact a person’s livelihood. If you were charged with a DWI or related offense in Lubbock or anywhere in the State of Texas, contact an attorney today.


Over the Edge

This year, the attorneys at Hamilton Grant PC helped Family Support Services raise funds to support their Over the Edge initiative. All proceeds went towards supporting more than 250,000+ people in the areas of sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking intervention &  prevention, and more. We surpassed our fundraising goal of $1,000 to support this wonderful cause and raised almost double! We can’t thank our Texas community members enough. To find out more about Over The Edge, view our event page.

Elements Necessary
For a Conviction

Though it is certainly common and indeed understandable for those accused of crimes to feel as though they have little chance of prevailing, several things must always be kept in mind. Prosecutors are duty bound to prove the commission of a crime beyond reasonable doubt, and they must establish that each and every element of an offense to that same degree of proof.

It is often the case that evidence utilized for that very purpose was illegally obtained by law enforcement in violation of the defendant’s rights, and it will, therefore, be subject to challenge by a zealous Texas criminal attorney.

Initial arrests themselves may be similarly vulnerable on constitutional grounds, and it is the responsibility of a Texas criminal defense attorney to attack the state’s arguments at each turn with the goal of mitigating or eliminating the negative effects on the accused.

Hamilton Grant
Giving Back Scholarship


The Hamilton Grant Giving Back Scholarship is an opportunity for a deserving student who is able to aptly demonstrate how participating in community service has impacted both themselves and their community.

Our firm is excited for the opportunity to award the winning student with $1,000 towards their academic future. The qualifying applicant will provide a personal essay with a meaningful description of their experiences in community service and what giving back to their community means to them

The essay must be about 750 words in 12-point Times New Roman font and free of any typos or grammatical errors. In order to qualify, the student must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average from an accredited college or university. Please include an updated resume and cover letter with the essay. For more information visit our scholarship page here.

NASCAR Race Ticket Giveaway

The attorneys at Hamilton Grant PC are excited to announce that they will be giving away tickets to the upcoming NASCAR races this March! Visit our ticket giveaway page for details on how to enter to win these tickets!

.5K Slack-A-Thon

We had a great time sponsoring the 1st Annual Slack-A-Thon .5K at the Shops at Wolflin Square this past September! We enjoyed watching runners get through the race as they ate donuts, drank coffee, and took advantage of the many carb-loading checkpoints. Most importantly, the race was a great way to help Martha’s Home, a local nonprofit that provides shelter to homeless women and children. To learn more about the race, check out our race page.

Consulting With A
Texas Criminal Lawyer

If you have found yourself in the unfortunate position of having to defend against one or more criminal charges in Texas, do not allow yourself to give in to feelings of doubt and resignation. Now is the time to seek the vigorous legal defense you deserve. Hamilton Grant’s criminal lawyers practice in Lubbock and throughout the State of Texas and are passionate about defending the rights of the accused. To learn how a skilled criminal lawyer can get to work on your behalf, contact us today.

Hub City Fest

Congratulations to our $500 fall scholarship recipient Sierra Draucker for scoring a perfect score on our Know Your Rights Exam at Hub City Fest 2018.

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