Accomplished Fort Worth Lawyer Seeks Fairness for the Accused

Knowledgeable Texas advocate handles a wide range of criminal defense issues

Any criminal conviction, even low-level misdemeanors, can have significant repercussions. At The Shipley Law Firm, PLLC in Fort Worth, I help the accused navigate the criminal justice system, representing clients across Tarrant County in criminal defense matters. Using the knowledge and skills I acquired during 20 years in law enforcement, I can effectively address any type of criminal charge, and provide consistent client-focused representation. Whether you were arrested on an allegation of sexual assault, drunk driving or felony assault, I will investigate the charges and vigorously defend your rights.

What happens after your DWI arrest?

Driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or higher is a crime in Texas, and anyone charged with this offense faces both civil and criminal penalties. The Texas Department of Public Safety could revoke your driving privileges in an administrative action, and a criminal conviction could lead to substantial fines and jail time. An experienced attorney can help you pursue a resolution that averts or mitigates these consequences. I know how devastating a DWI conviction can be and will create a strong defense on your behalf.

What is considered assault under Texas law?

Heated disagreements, even if no physical altercation occurs, can trigger an assault charge. According to Texas law, assault occurs when someone:

  • Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes any type of bodily injury to another person
  • Intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury
  • Intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact to another person, which could reasonably be regarded as provocative or offensive

Even first-time misdemeanor convictions could carry a sentence of $4,000 in fines and a year in jail. My law enforcement background helps me get the best results for my clients, and I will aggressively seek a just outcome in your case.

What are the most common types of drug charges?

Drug offense sentences can be harsh. If you were charged with a drug crime, you need a skilled and experienced attorney to help you examine your legal options carefully. Examples of frequently charged controlled substance offenses include:

  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug distribution
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession of marijuana

Regardless of the charge, I will relentlessly challenge misleading government arguments and improperly collected evidence while fighting for a reduction in charge or dismissal.

What are the possible penalties for a sexual assault conviction?

Sexual assault cases are often complicated by a consent disputes and the lack of physical evidence. In any event, the consequences of a conviction are severe. Sexual assault is a second-degree felony and may be punished by up to 20 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Aggravated sexual assault is a first-degree felony and can result in a maximum sentence of 99 years’ incarceration and $10,000 in fines. With stakes this high, you need an experienced and forceful attorney, and I will use every available defense to protect your interests.

Contact an experienced Texas law firm to schedule your free initial consultation

At The Shipley Law Firm, PLLC, I understand the obstacles my clients face and represent individuals across Tarrant County, Texas in many types of criminal defense matters. Call 817-882-9999 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my Fort Worth office.