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Your Criminal Law Questions Answered

If you or someone close to you has been charged with a crime in Texas, you likely have many questions about your rights and the legal process.
At The Law Office of Mito Gonzalez in McKinney, my clients often come to me with urgent questions about criminal law. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions I am called on to answer.

What Should I Do If The Police Want To Talk To My Child?

Call a lawyer before saying anything on behalf of your child. You could inadvertently say something that hurts their legal prospects. Even if the police show up at your door unexpectedly with questions about theft, underage drinking or drug charges, you can call your attorney and have him or her talk to the officers on your child’s behalf. A knowledgeable criminal lawyer will know what to say and how to position your child for the best possible outcome.

Will I Lose My Gun Rights If Convicted?

Under Texas law, people who commit certain offenses such as domestic violence, robbery and sexual assault may lose their right to purchase and possess a firearm for a period of at least five years following their release from confinement.
The best way to avoid losing your gun rights is to aggressively fight the criminal charge. If you have been convicted, work with an experienced gun rights lawyer who can represent you in the restoration of your gun rights.

I’ve Been Offered A Plea Deal That Sounds Good. Should I Take It?

You should never accept a plea bargain without first consulting with a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer. No matter how attractive a deal sounds, it may not be in your best interests.
A guilty plea will become part of your permanent criminal record and could prohibit you from attaining future employment or educational opportunities. There is likely a better path for you than the one law enforcement officials have presented. A skilled defense lawyer can help you find that path. This is true no matter how serious the charges are, from drunk driving (DWI/DUI) to capital murder.

Do You Have Questions About Your Case?

I hope you find the general information presented on this page helpful. Every case is unique. To get answers about how the law applies in your situation, call my McKinney law office at 469-912-1928 or contact me online.