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200 Hwy 90A, Suite B, Richmond, TX 77469

Syngman R. Stevens, Jr.

Attorney At Law

  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Crimes
  • DWI / DUI
  • Expunction or Non-Disclosure
  • Felonies
  • Federal Cases
  • Fraud
  • Juvenile Cases
  • Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanors
  • Murder
  • Probation Violations
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Assault
  • Theft
  • White Collar Crimes
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What are the penalties for a first DUI offense?

You are facing up to six months in jail and may be fined up to $2000, possible drivers license suspension, and fined by the Texas department of public safety. Penalties become more severe for successive convictions and your insurance rates may go up.

If my driver’s license was suspended for DUI, can I apply for a hardship license?

Yes, an individual who has had their driving privileges suspended by the State may apply for an occupational drivers license by showing the court a particularized need to drive.

What types of cases does your firm handle?

The Law Offices of Syngman Stevens fights for individuals charged with both felonies and misdemeanors as well as probation revocations and early terminations of probation. We also go above and beyond to assist clients with expunctions and non-disclosures of criminal records.

When should I involve an attorney?

We recommend involving an attorney as soon as possible. It is important to have an experienced attorney at your side so your rights are fully protected.. Without an attorney, it is easy for your rights to be violated and for you to lose your case even when you rightfully should have won.

What is a federal crime?

A federal crime, or federal offense, is an action which is illegal under federal statutes. Federal crimes also include those criminal offenses committed on federal property and crimes committed which involved crossed state lines or national borders. Some common examples of federal crimes include government fraud, bank robbery and kidnapping.

What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?

Felonies and misdemeanors are differentiated based upon the potential penalties that the criminal offenses may carry. A misdemeanor is an offense which is punishable by up to 1 year in a county correctional facility. A felony is an offense which is punishable by death or imprisonment in a state penitentiary (state correctional facility) for a minimum of 6 months.

Are juvenile crimes handled differently than adult crimes?

Yes. The Texas juvenile court system follows its own set of rules and procedures, and a juvenile faces different types of penalties than an adult. It is for these reasons that a defense attorney must be knowledgeable and experienced specifically with the juvenile court system and juvenile crimes in order to provide effective representation to a minor who is facing criminal charges.

How can a defense lawyer help me?

A defense lawyer can help initially by answering any questions you may have and by reviewing your particular situation. It is impossible to say whether you need legal representation and what you are up against without reviewing your case and charges, and an experienced lawyer can do this. If you decide to work with a lawyer, he or she can then begin protecting your rights immediately. This will include advising you regarding your case and essentially acting as your voice and representation through all criminal proceedings.. This includes conducting independent investigations and working with expert witnesses in the field to build a strong defense strategy on your behalf.

If I have not been charged with any crime, is it still a good idea to consult an attorney?

It is wise to consult an attorney if you have been contacted by local law enforcement or by a federal agency for questioning in regards to a criminal offense. It is important to find out whether you are a suspect in the investigation; if you are, it is essential to have an attorney at your side. While you may want to do whatever you can to cooperate with law enforcement, doing so without legal counsel may result in law enforcement violating your rights, or you may unintentionally incriminating yourself.

Our firm is committed to helping people just like you who are facing criminal charges or any type of legal matter. We take on cases throughout the entire state of Texas.

Call us today for a free consultation 281-630-9421. We can help you through these difficult times.

Syngman Stevens
Attorney at Law
1110 Front St. Suite D
Richmond, Texas 77469