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Common Defenses in Texas Criminal Cases


At The Law Offices of Dr. E.R. Baez, P.C., we understand the complexities and challenges individuals facing criminal charges in Texas encounter. Our experienced team of criminal defense attorneys works diligently to protect the rights and interests of our clients. In this blog post, we will explore some of the common defenses utilized in Texas criminal cases, shedding light on the legal strategies employed by our firm.

Self-Defense: Protecting Your Rights

One of the most recognized defenses in Texas criminal law is self-defense. Texas law permits individuals to use deadly force to protect themselves from imminent bodily harm or death. When defending a client using self-defense, our attorneys investigate the circumstances leading up to the incident, ensuring that the force used was reasonable and proportionate to the perceived threat.

Lack of Intent: Challenging Criminal Intent

In criminal cases, the prosecution must prove that the defendant had a specific intent to commit the alleged crime. A common defense strategy involves challenging the prosecution's ability to demonstrate intent beyond a reasonable doubt. Our skilled defense attorneys thoroughly analyze the evidence presented, looking for inconsistencies or gaps that could cast doubt on the defendant's intent.

Mistaken Identity: Unraveling Cases of Misidentification

Mistaken identity is another defense strategy frequently employed in criminal cases. This defense asserts that the defendant is not responsible for the alleged offense. Our legal team meticulously examines witness statements, surveillance footage, and other evidence to identify any discrepancies that may doubt the accuracy of the identification. We work tirelessly to uncover the truth and establish our client's innocence.

Insufficient Evidence: Raising Reasonable Doubt

The defense may argue that the prosecution's evidence is insufficient to meet the burden of proof required for a conviction. Our skilled defense attorneys carefully scrutinize the evidence presented, searching for weaknesses, inconsistencies, or gaps that could create reasonable doubt in the minds of the judge or jury. By presenting a compelling case highlighting the insufficiency of evidence, we strive to secure favorable outcomes for our clients.

Constitutional Violations: Protecting Your Rights

Defendants have constitutional rights protected under the United States Constitution. Any violation of these rights can weaken the prosecution's case. Our legal team examines the circumstances surrounding the arrest, search, or seizure to determine if constitutional violations occurred. If violations are discovered, we vigorously advocate excluding evidence obtained unlawfully, safeguarding our clients' rights.

Alibi Defense: Establishing an Alternative Presence

The alibi defense seeks to prove that the defendant was not present at the crime scene when it occurred. Our defense attorneys work closely with clients to gather evidence supporting their alibi, such as witness testimonies, surveillance footage, or electronic records. By establishing an alternative presence, we aim to create doubt regarding the defendant's involvement in the alleged offense.

Entrapment: Addressing Coercive Tactics

Entrapment occurs when law enforcement officers induce or coerce individuals into committing a crime they would not have otherwise committed. Our defense attorneys carefully examine the circumstances leading to the alleged offense, looking for evidence of entrapment. If we find that the defendant was lured or coerced by law enforcement, we build a strong defense, arguing that the charges should be dismissed.

At The Law Offices of Dr. E.R. Baez, P.C., we believe every client deserves a strong defense and the opportunity to present their story. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys are well-versed in the intricacies of Texas criminal law and deeply understand the common defenses employed in criminal cases. We stand by our clients, working tirelessly to protect their rights, freedoms, and futures.

If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges in Texas, do not hesitate to contact The Law Offices of E.R. Baez, P.C.. Our dedicated legal team is ready to provide you with the expert guidance and representation you need during this challenging time. Together, we will fight for the best possible outcome.

Contact The Law Offices of Dr. E.R. Baez, P.C. today to discuss your situation and ensure the protection of your rights.

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