Although many things can seem uncertain to any individual in Texas who is arrested and subsequently charged with a crime in state or federal court, the sheer magnitude of resources readily available to investigators and prosecutors is not one of them.
In fact, the state has plenary powers when it targets an alleged wrongdoer, and they extend across a wide universe of criminal charges. Every day in Texas, criminal suspects and defendants face potentially serious consequences in cases involving drunk driving, the illegal possession and sale of drugs, assault and other violent crimes, various types of fraud and additional matters.
And here's the bottom line relevant to those individuals: State and/or federal officials will conduct thorough -- even withering -- probes into alleged wrongful behavior, and they will do everything in their power to secure criminal convictions. Given that reality, persons targeted in investigations have a dire need to timely secure proven and aggressive legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Because, as we note on our website at the criminal defense firm of Krieger & Ongert (with offices in Houston and League City, respectively), the consequences of a conviction can be dire, indeed. Authorities hand down heavy fines. Adverse outcomes can destroy professional reputations and/or close doors on future opportunities. And, of course, lengthy prison terms can be meted out.
Our firm advocates diligently on behalf of persons facing criminal charges in Texas, because everyone has the right to be presumed innocent unless proven guilty, and because zealous representation helps to ensure the fundamental fairness that is essential to a truly just criminal system.
We note on our site that Dan Krieger has a deep familiarity "with the inner workings of the criminal justice system," forged by a background that includes prior experience as a police lieutenant and assistant district attorney. That complementary skill set materially informs his approach to criminal defense work and the strong efforts he makes to secure best-case results for every client.
We welcome readers' contacts to the firm and questions regarding any aspect of our criminal defense representation.