Celina Criminal Defense Lawyer
Violations of state law and local ordinances occurring within Celina city limits are prosecuted and decided in the Collin County Municipal Court. If you are charged with a crime, such as theft or drug possession, consult a Celina criminal defense attorney at Rosenthal & Wadas today.
If you are charged with a DWI, don’t make any decisions until you contact the Celina DWI attorneys at Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC. We have successfully won acquittals, dismissals or reduced charges in thousands of DWI cases, which has saved our clients from jail time, hefty fines and license revocations.
Successful defense of a DWI case begins with analyzing the action of the police officers prior to pulling you over. Both the Texas and U.S. Constitutions impose a number of procedural safeguards on criminal suspects, the most important being the prohibition against unlawful search and seizures. At Rosenthal & Wadas our DWI attorneys pride themselves on their aggressive defense against unlawful search and seizures. Police must adhere to certain procedures before they are authorized to pull you over and administer a breathalyzer or blood test to determine your BAC, including:
- Having a reasonable suspicion that you were in the process of committing a crime that justified pulling you over
- Having a reasonable suspicion that you were intoxicated that justified administering a field sobriety test
If there is insufficient evidence to show reasonable suspicion, any evidence obtained by the officer, including the results of a breathalyzer or blood test, are inadmissible and cannot be used in court.
Drug addiction is a serious problem that places a heavy physical, emotional and financial toll not only on the individuals and families affected by it, but on the community as well. Arresting and prosecuting drug crimes eats up valuable time and resources of police, prosecutors, defense attorneys and the court.
Placing addicts in jail does little to help, and having a conviction on their record may make it difficult for them to obtain future employment, which will only help feed the cycle of addiction and leave them feeling they have no choice but to continue in the drug trade. Treatment, especially when received early, makes all the difference.
That is why in all cases involving first-time offenders, our Celina drug crimes attorneys will evaluate the facts of the case to determine whether you are eligible to participate in a pre-trial diversion program.
To be eligible for participation in the pre-trial diversion program, you must:
- Agree to a period of supervision by the Collin County Community Supervision Department
- Agree to other conditions as required, which, depending on the crime involved, may include community service, restitution to victims, classes, treatment
- Agreement to not engage in further criminal activity
In exchange, the prosecutor agrees that after successful completion of the pre-trial diversion program, all charges against you will be dismissed. You may also be eligible for an order of expunction, which will allow you to legally deny that a case was ever brought against you.
Celina Attorney: Working to Find Solutions
If you or your loved one has been arrested in Celina the attorneys at Rosenthal & Wadas can help. We have handled thousands of DWI and drug cases and will work to find the best solution for you. Contact our Celina office today at (877) 538-8640 to schedule your free initial consultation.