El Paso Criminal Defense Attorney
Ready to Fight for You
Drug possession, domestic violence, assault, or any misdemeanor or felony charge can threaten your entire future. You may face jail or prison time, fines, and probation. You will have to deal with living the rest of your life with a conviction on your record, which can affect employment, financial, educational, and housing opportunities. With such far-reaching consequences, your only choice in the face of a criminal charge should be to involve an attorney who can effectively defend your interests.
Rafael C. Morales, Attorney at Law is here to deliver the level of legal representation you need. At our firm, we know what is at stake and will stop at nothing to protect your constitutional rights. El Paso criminal defense attorney Rafael Morales is a former Public Defender who also spent two years as a Federal Agent with the U.S. Border Patrol. This combined experience in law enforcement and criminal defense gives him an edge in every case he takes on.
Do Not Wait to Contact a Lawyer
Even if you have not been arrested or formally charged, it is never too early to consult a legal professional. A skilled El Paso criminal defense lawyer can begin to advise and assist you even if you are simply wanted for questioning or have discovered that you are the subject of an investigation by law enforcement.
Trying to cooperate without an attorney’s assistance can only result in unintentional self-incrimination or can open the door to allowing law enforcement to discover evidence or information that is detrimental to your case. Questioning, searches, and any steps taken by law enforcement should be closely supervised or handled by your attorney. At Rafael C. Morales, Attorney at Law, we offer experienced criminal defense counsel at any stage of your case. We are standing by to help you understand your rights and options at this challenging time.
Accused of a Crime? Let us Fight for You!
When accused of a crime, the most important move you can make is to call an El Paso Criminal Defense Attorney. Attorney Rafael C. Morales has represented clients in over 75 criminal defense cases from DWI's to drug crimes and felonies. Attorney Morales aggressively pursues justice for his clients and has a record of successful case outcomes. If you are accused of a crime, it's important that you act quickly. Many cases rely on evidence that can can greatly affect the outcome of a case. It's important to contact an attorney who has the experience to review your case and look for any warning signs of misconduct by police which impact the outcome of your case.
What to Expect When Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney
In some cases a pretrial plea bargain cannot be reached and your case will move to trial. Your attorney will be able to advise you if taking the plea bargain is the best option for you. In some cases it is wiser to go to trial depending on your specific case. If your case does go to trial, our attorney will support and advise you through each step of the trial proceedings including:
Selection of the jury (in some cases)
Presenting opening statements
Cross-examination of witnesses
Once both sides have made their case, the jury or the judge will deliberate and determine the verdict. In Texas, the jury’s verdict must be unanimous for conviction. If a unanimous verdict cannot be agreed upon, a mistrial is declared. Criminal defense lawyer Rafael Morales is well-versed in the proceedings of the Texas Court of Law and will fight for you at every step.