When you or your loved one has been charged with a criminal offense, you need an attorney who has handled literally thousands of criminal cases including all degrees of felonies and all classes of misdemeanors.
You need an attorney who has experience drafting and revising the criminal laws at the heart of these cases.
You need an attorney who knows the process, the court system, and how to get you the best results!!
You need EMT!
EMT is experienced in disposing of cases in each of the following ways in the best interest of her clients:
- Deferred adjudication probation
- This probation allows the court to defer a finding of guilt for a specified period of time.
- On successful completion, the defendant will not have a conviction for this offense.
- If the defendant fails to complete this type of probation successfully, the court can revoke the probation, find the defendant guilty, and sentence him to jail time in an amount anywhere within the maximum allowable punishment range for that particular offense.
- “Straight” probation with a conviction
- Allows the court to suspend the imposition of a predetermined jail sentence for a specified period of time.
- If the defendant is successful, he stays out of jail.
- If he is unsuccessful at completing the probation, the defendant’s probation is revoked and he is sentenced to jail time not to exceed the predetermined amount.
- Jail/Prison Sentence
- After a finding of guilt, the court can sentence a defendant to jail or prison anywhere within the maximum allowable punishment range for that particular offense.
- Trial before the Court
- This is a court proceeding in which the presiding judge in the court hears all of the evidence and determines the innocence or guilt of a defendant and assesses punishment if the judge finds the defendant guilty.
- Trial by Jury
- This is a court proceeding in which a jury of the defendant’s peers is chosen to determine the innocence or guilt of the accused.
- The defendant may or may not choose to have the jury assess punishment if found guilty.
- Sometimes cases are dismissed because the district attorney knows in advance of a trial that a case cannot legally be proven against a defendant.
- In other instances, the defendant may participate in a program in which he complies with certain conditions in order for his case to be dismissed.