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Do I Have to Go to Trial in Texas?

Collin County Trial Attorney

Collin County Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers

One of the first questions and the biggest concerns most clients have when they are facing criminal charges is “Will I have to go to trial?” This is an important question. Most of the people we represent want their cases solved quickly, efficiently, and quietly. They have just gone through one of the most stressful times of their lives when being arrested, taken to jail, and charged with a criminal offense, and they usually want to resolve their legal issues and return to their normal lives.

When Is a Trial Necessary?

The question of whether or not a person has to have a trial depends on the specific criminal charges they are facing and their desires regarding the outcome of their case.

If a client does not care about a conviction on their record, and they believe they are guilty of the crime, a trial is rarely, if ever, necessary. Under those circumstances, we review the case with the client to ensure that police officers performed their duties correctly, that there were no civil rights violations, and that there are no legal issues with the criminal case. If so, we then negotiate with the State to minimize our client’s punishment so that our client can pay their debt to society and return to normal life in the most financial and time-efficient manner possible.

Even if our client wants to plead guilty, we work diligently to save our client as much money, effort, and time as possible. We always work hard to deliver results for our clients, regardless of whether they tell us they were guilty of the crime.

If, on the other hand, our client does care about a conviction, the answer is a little more complicated. First, we have to explain why a person would choose to go to trial. There are numerous reasons, but they generally they come down to the following:

  1. The client does not believe they are guilty of the crime;
  2. We do not believe the State can prove our client was guilty of the crime;
  3. The client cannot have a conviction on their record for work or educational purposes; or
  4. The State is not being reasonable with the plea bargain offer.

Sometimes, a trial is the only way to resolve one of the issues above. However, it is not the only way. In fact, our office has helped thousands of clients avoid a convictions or unreasonable plea bargain offers without the need for a trial.

How Can We Avoid a Conviction or Unreasonable Plea Offer Without a Trial?

This is a great question, and the answer is because of our trial experience. No firm in the state of Texas has brought more cases to trial or obtained more not guilty verdicts for its clients than the Law Offices of Biederman & Burleson P.L.L.C.. Since 2006, our attorneys have appeared in over 600 trials, and we have obtained over 400 not guilty verdicts for our clients.

Simply put, our past trial experience helps our current and future clients. Prosecutors understand that we are tough and experienced trial lawyers who know how to win criminal trials. Because of our hard-earned trial experience, thousands of our clients have avoided convictions or unreasonable sentences without the need for a trial.

If you are a potential client who does not want to relive one of the worst moments of your life (being arrested) in front of 6 to 12 strangers who are judging you, then we can help you by doing the following:

  1. Get your case dismissed;
  2. Get you deferred adjudication;
  3. Get you pre-trial diversion; or
  4. Reduce your charge.

We have successfully negotiated thousands of plea deals like the ones above for our clients. We do it almost daily!

Contact Our Frisco Criminal Defense Attorneys

To learn more about how we can provide the legal representation you need during your criminal case, contact us at 469-333-3333. We will provide you with a free consultation where we will explain your options and advise you on the best course of action to take during your case.

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