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Criminal Defense Attorney in Bryan & Collage Station
Decades of Experience
At Shane Phelps Law., we have decades of experience tenaciously representing individuals who have been accused of serious crimes. Our College Station criminal defense lawyers know that any type of charge can be difficult to endure. When this charge leads to a conviction, it can be life-altering. Our goal is to help you navigate the legal system and work towards the most favorable outcome.
What Do Defense Attorneys Do?
Defense attorneys represent their clients in criminal cases and help to protect their rights within the justice system. They are responsible for handling all aspects of a case, from initial client interviews through post-trial appeals. Defense attorneys must understand legal issues, court procedures, evidence rules, and local laws to provide effective representation. In addition to preparing defenses for trial, they may also:
- Negotiate plea bargains with prosecutors to reduce charges or penalties
- Investigate the circumstances surrounding their client’s case
- Research applicable laws, regulations, and judicial decisions
- Challenge the prosecutions’ evidence and arguments
- Summon witnesses and examine them at trial
- Argue motions that can lead to a more favorable outcome for their clients
- Advise and inform their clients of their legal rights
- Represent their clients in both state and federal courts
- Draft legal documents such as motions, briefs, and appeals.
Defense attorneys have difficulty advocating for their client’s best interests while abiding by ethical standards. This often means making difficult decisions that balance the law and the client’s circumstances. Defense attorneys aim to ensure their clients receive a fair trial and are treated fairly within the justice system.
Our Bryan criminal firm is led by Shane Phelps, a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization 1992-present and former prosecutor who has the necessary insight and knowledge to formulate a strong defense strategy. We know how the other side approaches cases and we recognize the need for evidence analysis, witness testimonies, and proven experts in forensic investigation and other fields. Shane Phelps has also been recognized with membership in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from 2013-2015 by The National Trial Lawyers and an Avvo rating of 10.0 Superb. This is the counsel you can count on to defend your rights when they are on the line.
Legal matters are serious, and we know that an arrest can occur at any time. We are available 24/7 so you can call us whenever you encounter your legal issue. When you call, you can expect to work directly with the person who will be handling your case. There are no associates or paralegals serving as middlemen and you can have peace of mind knowing that we are standing by your side throughout the difficult legal process.
Contact us for an emergency by calling (979) 217-4035.