Hector Gonzalez | San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyer
Have you been accused of a crime? Are you in need of an experienced criminal defense lawyer to defend your rights? If you have been accused of a crime, you may not know where to turn or what will happen next. If you have questions about what to do next, please feel free to call my office. I provide a FREE consultation to review your case, answer your questions and outline your criminal defense strategy. I want to put your mind at ease.
If you are facing any type of criminal charge I know that there are two sides to a story. Juries know that there are two sides to a story. In my 16 years of trial experience, I have learned that there are usually several lines of defense to any criminal charge. Remember being accused of a crime is one thing. Being proven guilty in a court of law is another. Our constitution guarantees that we are all “innocent until proven guilty” in a court of law, beyond a reasonable doubt!
A police officer only needs reasonable suspicion to detain someone. They only need probable cause to arrest you. That means a police officer only needs enough evidence to arrest you and charge you with a crime. However, in order for you to be found guilty of that charge, the State must prove that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, with credible evidence.
What most people don't understand is that in order to be found guilty of any charge, a jury must make a unanimous decision that the state has proven their case beyond a reasonable doubt. If just one juror doesn't agree that the state has proven their case beyond a reasonable doubt, the trial will usually result in a hung jury. It is quite possible that after a hung jury the State will end up dismissing the case.
Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, a state offense or a federal crime, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney. There are thousands of criminal defense attorneys out there. There are many San Antonio lawyers who practice criminal defense. But, you want a San Antonio attorney who does nothing else than practice criminal defense.
In your search for a criminal defense lawyer, ask the prospective attorney in San Antonio how much of his or her practice is devoted to criminal defense. Ask them how many cases they try each year and how many of their cases have gone all the way to jury verdict. Ask them about their win/loss ratio. Ask them about their professional relationship with the prosecutor who is handling your case and the judge who will hear your case.
Having a lawyer in San Antonio on your side with over a 15 years of experience will make a difference. Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty. You have a right to a zealous defense. Make sure you make the right choice when you hire the person who will defend you in court. Call us. We'll be glad to discuss your case with you and give you a serious and professional evaluation of your case.
If you would like more information or have questions concerning your case, please call my office and schedule your free consultation. If it is urgent, you can call my after hours number listed above. I look forward to meeting with you.
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