Being charged with a crime is intimidating, prompting some people to give up their rights because they just want the process to end. However, even if you believe the facts are not in your favor, effective defenses might be available. At McLeod & McLeod, LLP in Waco, our attorneys have four decades of combined legal experience and can spot flaws in the prosecution’s case that others might overlook. We provide thorough, reliable representation in felony and misdemeanor cases. From the start, our lawyers help you avoid critical mistakes and pursue the best possible outcome, which might be an acquittal, a dismissal or a fair plea agreement.
Our firm delivers vigorous defense representation for clients facing criminal allegations. Across Central Texas, we handle:
If you’ve been arrested or believe that you are under investigation, our firm offers a free initial consultation so you can obtain qualified legal assistance promptly.
Texas law includes harsh penalties for drug possession, delivery and manufacture. Whether you’re accused of holding, selling or making drugs, small differences in the amount involved can lead to wide discrepancies in the charge you face. Our lawyers review the process that led to your arrest and investigate whether laws governing searches and other police procedures were violated. We then work to ensure that your rights and interests are protected.
A first conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI) results in jail time, a fine and a license suspension lasting up to one year. Legal intoxication is defined as a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent for drivers 21 and older. If you are younger than 21, you can be found guilty of driving under the influence (DUI) even when the test result does not reach that level. Multiple DWI and DUI offenders face stricter sentences, which can include longer incarceration and the installation of an ignition interlock device on your car. No matter what forensic test results indicate, we undertake a detailed review of the facts to determine if officers violated legal standards or if a problem occurred with breathalyzer or blood testing.
If a child has trouble with the law, the Texas juvenile justice system provides many alternatives to incarceration, including supervisory caution and deferred prosecution. These dispositions place an emphasis on parental supervision, counseling and clear consequences if the youth engages in further unlawful conduct. We are committed to identifying and advocating for the disposition that gives a child the best chance to put their difficulties behind them.
McLeod & McLeod, LLP represents Texans in all types of criminal defense litigation, as well as related matters, such as expungement requests. Please call 254-753-0233 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Waco office.