Criminal Defense

Good people sometimes find themselves facing criminal legal problems, and if criminal charges are not handled properly, there may be consequences far beyond a fine or probation. If you are arrested and facing criminal charges in Texas, it is important that you understand your rights and how a criminal conviction can impact your freedom and ability to remain in the United States. Porter Legal Group, PLLC is experienced with criminal defense, and can help you decide on the best strategy for your particular case. Our goal is always to close your case without affecting your immigration status and ability to become a resident or citizen.

It is very important to talk to an attorney before paying the bond for anyone who has an ICE hold or ICE detainer because there are several other factors to determining bond eligibility at immigration.

We can help you with:

Assault - We have the experience to handle any level of assault charge, including misdemeanor assault, assault family violence, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, violation of a protective order and felony family violence charges.

Theft - The punishment for a theft charges can vary based on the value of the property or money that was stolen. Many misdemeanor offenses qualify for some pretrial diversion programs that can result in dismissal.

Marijuana/Drug Paraphernalia - The punishment for possession of marijuana varies greatly depending on the amount of marijuana that is on your person and the intent of use of the marijuana. Even a paraphernalia conviction can have serious immigration consequences so make sure you understand all the consequences of a plea bargain before signing.

Possession of Controlled Substances - While most drug related offenses are going to be felony offenses, there are still some classifications of substances that are misdemeanors, like Xanex. No matter the offense level, many come with license suspensions and can eliminate your chances of adjusting your status and remaining in the United States. There are pre-trial diversion programs available so contact us to see if you qualify!

DWI/DUI - Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs can have serious impacts on your ability to continue to drive after your arrest. Porter Legal Group can help fight your charge to ensure that you get the minimal punishment after a DWI or DUI arrest.

Sexual Abuse/Child Abuse - These cases are very delicate and require careful attention. Often times, there is very little evidence and it is important to conduct a thorough investigation to get a full picture of the circumstances and allegations. Porter Legal Group is experienced in handling these kinds of cases and will fight to protect your rights at every stage.

Manslaughter/Homicide - These cases are as serious as they sound but are not always as clear cut as many people believe. Porter Legal Group can help evaluate the evidence and investigate all the circumstances of the case to create a defensive strategy specific to you.

Federal Criminal Cases - The federal system operates very differently than the state system and it is important to have someone who is experienced with federal criminal proceedings to help you through this process. Porter Legal Group has the experience to explain every step of the case in detail to help you understand all your options and let you know what to expect.