Criminal Defense Attorney in Austin

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Navigating the legal process can be tricky. If you have been accused of a crime, you should exercise extreme caution. Police officers and prosecutors are looking for evidence of your guilt and it is all too easy to say or do something that could compromise your case. The best thing to do is to uphold your right to remain silent and to contact a criminal defense attorney in Austin immediately. Jason Trumpler and his associates can provide reliable legal advice and can build an effective case in your defense.

Give us a call at (512) 359-3300 or contact us online to get started with a free consultation.

Cases We Handle

Here at The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler, Attorney Jason Trumpler and his associates handle a wide range of criminal cases.

We can assist you if you have been charged with:

  • Drug crimes: Drug possession and trafficking are serious accusations. Fortunately, we have more than 20 years of experience defending individuals accused of drug crimes. Jason Trumpler has also worked as a drug prosecutor, which gives him a thorough knowledge of drug charges and effective defense strategies.
  • Theft: Theft includes the unlawful appropriation of money, physical property, services, and trade secrets, and the unlawful use of a vehicle. Many of our clients have been unjustly accused of theft because they were tricked into cashing fraudulent checks. No matter what type of theft charges you are facing, Attorney Jason Trumpler provides effective defense.
  • Assault and violent crimes: Assault refers to intentional or reckless bodily harm to another person. Though it is classified as a misdemeanor charge, it still carries grave penalties and can be one of the most complicated types of criminal defense. Charges can also be heightened if the assault was committed against a family member, involved the use of a deadly weapon, or caused serious bodily harm.
  • Family violence: “Family violence” refers both to assault against a family member and dating violence. Even a first-time conviction can result in a one-year jail sentence and $4,000 in fines. Fortunately, Attorney Jason Trumpler has years of experience defending clients against these types of charges, and it is often hard for the prosecution to prove guilt due to a lack of concrete evidence.
  • Firearms and weapons crimes: Unlawful possession of firearms and weapons is a felony, but unfortunately the difference between legal and illegal possession is often confusing. You may have been accused of weapons charges because of an unlawful search of your home or vehicle. If this is the case, we may be able to have your charge dropped because of blatant Constitutional violations.
  • Property crimes: Property crimes are acts that result in damage or destruction to another person’s belongings through burglary, arson, vandalism, theft, or larceny. These crimes can be classified as a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the value of the property. With experience as both a prosecutor and a defense lawyer, Attorney Jason Trumpler knows the most effective strategies for property crimes defense.
  • Vehicular crimes: The reckless or illegal operation of a car, truck, or motorcycle can result in a vehicular crime charge. These charges include driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving with a suspended license, hit and run accidents, road rage, and vehicular manslaughter. Some of these crimes are considered felony offenses, so if you are facing charges, it is important to seek out an experienced defense attorney.

Petitions & Orders for Non-Disclosure

Under Texas law, you may file a petition for non-disclosure requesting that the record related to your case be sealed if you were placed on deferred adjudication community supervision, completed it successfully, and as a result had your case dismissed. If you plead guilty, however, and were sentenced to straight prison time or jail time, without it being a condition of deferred adjudication community supervision, or you plead guilty and were placed on regular community supervision, you are not eligible for an order of non-disclosure.

To successfully get an order of non-disclosure in Texas, there may be a waiting period after you successfully complete deferred adjudication community supervision. Attorney Jason Trumpler can help you with this process and ultimately assist you with the petition for non-disclosure.

Expunctions (Expungements)

Nobody wants to have a criminal record. Having a criminal record can affect your ability to get a job, rent a home, and enjoy certain privileges. Expungement is the process of erasing a criminal record.

You may be able to have a DWI accusation expunged from your record if you were:

  • Acquitted
  • Arrested without charge
  • Pardoned following conviction

If these situations do not apply, you may still be able to attain non-disclosure. If your records have been expunged, or if you have attained non-disclosure, you are not required to report charges on job applications or in a court of law. Because the expunction process can be complex, it is best to seek legal counsel from a skilled Austin criminal defense attorney.

Bail & Release

If you or a loved one has been arrested, a judge will set a bail amount intended not as a punishment, but as a deterrent to fleeing town before trial. Unfortunately, bail is often set at an extremely high rate. At The Law Office of Jason Trumpler, associates answer the phones 24 hours a day and will immediately begin to work on posting bail and obtaining your release from jail.

To learn more about our criminal defense services, please call The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler at (512) 359-3300.

  • 17+ Years of Experience

    Attorney Jason Trumpler has handled thousands of criminal cases and more than 100 jury trials.

  • Available 24/7

    We answer the phones 24 hours a day. Day or night, when you need help, we are just a phone call away.

  • Open Communication

    Our goal is to make our clients feel like family and keep them informed every step of the way.