THREE REASONS TO GIVE US A CALL TODAY
The Law Office of Lance Turnbow is devoted to aggressively defending criminal charges in South Central Texas. I don’t do divorces, wills, or real estate transactions. I spend all day, every day defending people accused of crimes. As a Texas criminal defense attorney I handle all criminal matters, everything from misdemeanors like drug possession and DWI charges all the way up to First Degree felonies. I have offices in San Marcos and New Braunfels and I work in courts throughout Texas. I offer anyone charged with a crime in Texas a free initial consultation to discuss the facts and circumstances of their case either in person or over the phone. I have built a very successful criminal defense practice based on three basic principles: Experience, Protecting Your Record and Accessibility.
If you’ve been charged with a crime you owe it to yourself to discuss your case with someone that can answer your questions. I’ve defended over a thousand cases from start to finish. This has given me the ability to know what to expect from judges and prosecutors. When you speak with me about your case I can tell you which prosecutor will have it, which judge will preside over it, and their tendencies. Each county handles criminal cases differently. I’ve handled cases throughout South Central Texas and can tell you what to expect in each one. I have spent my entire career working as a defense attorney, it is all I have ever wanted to do. I have never wanted to be a prosecutor. I believe defending criminal charges requires a particular mindset, and you either have it or you don’t. I have fought for-and won-hundreds of dismissals for my clients, making them eligible for expunctions or petitions for non-disclosure and restoring their reputations.
Protecting Your Record
Protecting your record is my top priority. A skilled criminal defense attorney can see not just months but years down the road regarding potential problems an arrest or conviction can have on your record, driver’s license, ability to get government loans, and many other potential problems. Many people, especially students, can’t even rent an apartment if they have a simple misdemeanor arrest on their record. I attack every case with the mindset that you need a resolution which makes you eligible to file an expunction or petition for non-disclosure. Many of my clients are college students from Texas State, UT San Antonio, or the University of Texas and they are trying to completely erase an arrest that would derail their career path before it ever gets started. An accounting major charged with criminal theft, a nursing student with a controlled substance charge, or a truck driver charged with DWI are all examples of people who must have their cases dismissed to continue on their career path. Many of my clients are amazed that even though they consider themselves “guilty” of the charged offense I can still make them eligible to wipe out their arrest record with an expunction. A skilled defense attorney knows what to do before your case is ever even filed to ensure the best possible outcome.
I pride myself on being available to my clients. Unlike many attorneys, I will call you back. I will respond to your emails. Many people are surprised that I give my clients my cell phone number. I want my clients to know I am available when they need me. An attorney you can’t communicate with will not be very helpful. I also try to keep my practice small enough that I can give everyone the time they need. Unlike many criminal attorneys I’m not on court-appointment lists. All of my clients are people who have retained me. I have an excellent office manager but I am the only attorney practicing law at my office. That means when you hire me I will be the person handling your case, investigating your case, and going to court to fight for your rights. Many people make the mistake of hiring a huge law firm to handle their case only to discover when they go to court the case is actually being handled by someone they have never met, and someone with little or no experience. If you need help defending a criminal charge in Texas contact the Law Office of Lance Turnbow.