Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer
Fighting Your Criminal Case in Houston, TX
When you are facing criminal charges in the greater Houston area, it is essential that you obtain the services of an experienced and skilled Houston criminal defense attorney to guide you through the system. Nothing is more frightening to someone than being arrested or charged with a crime, particularly if it's never happened to you before, particularly if you're not guilty.
My name is Tate Williams and my practice is devoted to helping real people with real problems and I focus on the results that my clients seek.
I understand how dehumanizing being charged with a crime can be and that there are far-reaching consequences of a criminal conviction that may affect your personal and professional life for many years to come. The shame, embarrassment, and humiliation of being investigated, arrested, and accused is often unlike and greater than any my clients have ever experienced. I work hard to help my clients through this difficult time so that they can have a favorable outcome for their case.
I work hard to establish and achieve the goals you have in mind for your defense. I will listen to you and help you through this difficult time. It is your case and you have the right to choose who will help you make informed decisions. No ethical attorney can promise you a particular result in any case. But you should expect them to make a commitment to representing you diligently. It's not about me.
Make no mistake, this is an adversarial system. And if your adversary doesn't respect your advocate, your life may become very difficult. Lawyers earn respect at the courthouse by their professionalism and by their willingness to go trial and their ability to win.
For more than a decade I have represented people from all walks of life charged with serious crimes. I am able and willing to go to trial to protect your freedom when necessary and have done so many times as a defense attorney. I am not a one-trick pony and I have never prosecuted anyone. Just because someone has experience putting people like you in jail doesn't necessarily mean they know how to keep you out of it.
I also recognize that a less confrontational approach is sometimes necessary to achieve the best possible result. It is important that your accusers know that you have counsel who can and will defend you in front of a jury, if necessary, in order to take your case seriously. Regardless of the goal or strategy, you can count on me to work tirelessly in defending your rights and presenting a compelling defense on your behalf.
Criminal Defense Practice Areas
I can defend your rights in both state and federal courtrooms for the following criminal charges and more.
Arson is defined as the intentional starting of a fire or causing of an explosion that destroys or damages property. There are various levels of arson that you can be accused of, but any type of arson is a felony offense.
If you have been accused of drug possession, drug cultivation or another serious drug crime, you must take immediate action to protect your rights and defend your freedom. There is a wide range of drug crimes that one can be charged with in Houston, and I have the experience to defend you in court for both misdemeanor and felony charges.
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while intoxicated, and individuals who are charged with a DWI will face both civil and criminal court procedures. If you have been accused of a DWI, you must take action to protect your right to drive and to avoid jail time, costly fines and other penalties.
Have you been charged with evading arrest? You need the help of a Houston criminal lawyer who can protect your rights throughout the legal proceedings that will follow. A legal professional may be able to gather evidence to build a compelling defense and help you avoid serious penalties.
Being charged with assault or domestic violence is a traumatizing and highly emotional situation. These cases are often one person's word against another, and you need a dedicated criminal attorney who can protect your rights and your relationships.
There is no criminal offense that is more serious than homicide, and a person who is convicted of this crime will face harsh penalties such as years in prison. If you have been accused of this crime, contact my firm immediately.
These charges can include child pornography, hacking, identity theft, phishing and any other criminal activity that is done on the internet. If you have been charged with an internet offense, you may face imprisonment, fines, restitution, community service and other penalties if you are convicted.
If you have been charged with violating your probation, you must be aware of the serious penalties that can result. A significant number of probationers eventually violate their probation and face a judge who has the right to sentence harsh penalties that may include jail time.
Have you been charged with a sex crime? These charges are devastating to an individual's reputation, relationships and future, and you need a talented attorney who will help you avoid conviction.
Theft crimes are prosecuted more severely if a violent crime was involved. If you have been accused of shoplifting, robbery, burglary or any other theft crime, call my firm today for the tough defense you need against your charges.
Most violent crimes are charged as felony offenses because they involve the use of deadly weapons. Violent crimes encompass a range of offenses such as murder, homicide, battery and others. Call my firm for the aggressive legal protection you need to avoid severe penalties
White Collar Crimes
White collar crimes are typically investigated by expert law enforcement teams that devote extensive time and effort. If you are under investigation for embezzlement, money laundering or another white collar crime, it is imperative that you have strong legal representation to protect your rights
Help from an Experienced Houston Criminal Defense Attorney
With years of experience defending the accused, whether using a soft-touch or more adversarial approach as the circumstances dictate, I have developed a reputation as an aggressive advocate for my clients. It's just as important to know when to fight as it is to know how to fight. When you retain my firm, you can count on me to listen to you, be available to answer your questions, provide you sound advice and keep you updated as to the status of your case. Together, we will set goals for your case and implement a strategy to achieve them. I will not just plea bargain your case away; I will do what it takes to achieve the outcome you want and to protect your rights and your freedom. Contact a Houston criminal defense attorney today to help fight your criminal charges.