Do I Need A Criminal Defense Attorney?
If you are facing criminal conviction for any misdemeanor or felony, you need a criminal lawyer. The criminal justice system can be unforgiving and there is always a chance for prison or jail time. All to often, Texas prosecutors will take advantage of the accused, especially those who are accused for the first time, and if you don’t have an attorney, you could receive the maximum punishment available. If you have an attorney, the prosecutor is less likely to push for trial and will, in most cases, be willing to make a good offer to settle the case or even dismiss it, so they can get the case off their desk.
There is just too much risk representing yourself. Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who can work with you on payments if your funds are tight, but definitely hire a criminal defense attorney.