Arrested or Charged with a Crime in San Marcos?
Whether it’s a misdemeanor or a felony, being arrested or accused of a crime in San Marcos can be a terrifying and overwhelming experience. It can be a life-changing event, which can have a profound effect on your way of life, family, employment, and school opportunities. Remember you do have rights.
Under our system of justice, in a criminal prosecution, the State of Texas has the highest burden of proof, beyond and to the exclusion of all reasonable doubt. It means that you are presumed innocent until the State proves the charges against you, i.e., beyond and to the exclusion of all reasonable doubt.
Just because you have been arrested or accused of a crime does not necessarily mean the State can prove the charges against you. Let our criminal defense attorney in San Marcos fight for your rights.
How does criminal law work?
The standard that a police officer uses when making a decision to arrest is probable cause, which is a much lower standard than needed to convict. Once you have been arrested, the State is then held to the much higher burden, beyond and to the exclusion of all reasonable doubt. Every arrest does not lead to a conviction.
If you have been arrested or accused of a crime, you have many important constitutional rights. Most importantly, you have to right to consult with an attorney prior to answering any questions that may incriminate you. Before answering any questions, you should speak to an attorney who can ensure your rights are protected.
At the Law Office of Case J. Darwin Inc., we defend both misdemeanor and felony crimes.