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Criminal defense attorneys at Modjarrad | Abusaad | Said are dedicated to defending and protecting your rights. We provide you with quality representation at a price that you can afford. We know that your freedom and livelihood are at stake. You need the assistance of an experienced team of criminal defense attorneys, and we at Modjarrad | Abusaad | Said are here to help you. We recommend that you do not turnover your constitutional rights to the State, and contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case with an experienced legal professional. 

Criminal defense attorney and shareholder, Ashkan Mehryari, was interviewed by WFAA Channel 8 of Dallas. 

ASSAULT AND DOMESTIC FAMILY VIOLENCE

The most common misconception people have about domestic family violence is that your partner/spouse/girlfriend has authority to drop charges when emotions cool. The reality is that once assault charges are filed by the State, only the State, not the alleged complaining witness, decides whether charges are dismissed.

The consequences of a domestic family violence conviction can be severe because the charge could go on your permanent record, and you could face possible jail time. There are many opportunities in domestic family violence cases for an experienced lawyer to negotiate for a better outcome/resolution. Give us a call and see how we can help you.

DRUG CHARGES

Drug offenses are serious crimes and will jeopardize your freedom. Since Texas is known for having harsh penalties for drug convictions, felony drug offense convictions could come with a jail sentences and other harsh punishments. Like other crimes, the severity of punishments often depends on the type of drug and the quantity or amount of the drug involved.
No matter what evidence the police or the prosecutors have, you should consult with a defense attorney so he or she can carefully investigate the crime and the procedures to make sure your rights are protected.

DWI/DUI

In Texas, DWI is a criminal offense that prohibits a person from driving or operating a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated. Texas law defines intoxication as:

  • When a person uses an alcoholic beverage, drug, controlled substance, or any combination thereof, and as a result, losses his or her mental or physical ability to safely operate a motorized vehicle
  • A person’s blood alcohol concentration is more than 0.08 of the body.

Our DWI defense attorneys will investigate every aspect of your case with the ultimate goal of keeping your record clean. In addition of reviewing your video, our Dallas DWI attorneys will investigate to see whether:

  • There was a probable cause or a valid reason for initially stopping your vehicle
  • There was sufficient evidence for the police officer to investigate you for a possible DWI
  • The police officer was properly trained in conducting the standardized field sobriety test
  • The police officer correctly conducted the standardized field sobriety tests
  • In the event that blood or breath samples were given, was it given properly and in accordance with Texas law
  • The equipment and the instrument used to take your blood or breath samples were working properly
SEX CRIMES

Any form of human sexual behavior that is prohibited by law is considered a sex crime, and when such an offense is committed, the person will be charged with some type of sex crime. Some sex crimes are crimes of violence that involve sex, while others do not involve violence, but only the behavior that violates Texas laws, such as any sexual behavior or activity involving a minor, indecent exposure, or exhibitionism. Examples of sex crimes under Texas law includes: rape, sexual assault, public lewdness, prostitution, solicitation, indecent exposure, child pornography, and other such crimes. If you or a loved one is facing sex crime accusations or charges, early intervention by an experienced criminal defense attorney is critical to assure the best outcome.

THEFT CRIMES

A theft crime involves the unlawful taking of another’s property without their consent, with the intention of permanently depriving the owner of the property. According to the federal government’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR), there are about 10 million theft crimes committed a year, and over 1 million people will be arrested. Theft crimes can be misdemeanors or felonies and the maximum sentences can include many years behind bars. Examples of theft crimes under Texas law include: larceny, theft, burglary, auto theft, robbery, fraud, forgery, identity theft, embezzlement, and other such crimes.

PROBATION VIOLATION

Failure to pay court-ordered fines, failure to pay restitution, failure to check in with your probation officer, or failure of an alcohol or drug test may be considered a violation of probation. While these actions would not otherwise be punishable, they are in probation violation proceedings. You may be placed in jail and ineligible for bail until the probation violation issues are resolved. While the judge might permit you to attempt to resolve the matter without an attorney, it is critical to have experienced legal counsel on your side.

VIOLENT CRIMES

Violent crimes are categorized as felonies in Texas. A violent crime is a broad legal category that covers a large number of criminal offenses that involve the use of, or even the threat of force or violence. This includes both crimes in which the violent act is the objective, such as murder, as well as crimes in which violence is the means to an end, such as robbery. In Texas, violent crimes include crimes committed with and without weapons. Examples of violent crimes include: rape, murder, robbery, aggravated assault, and other such felonies.