State & Federal Criminal Defense
handle all Federal criminal offenses, including white collar crime, drug trafficking, child pornography, and immigration violations.
Although a person might be charged with a Federal offense, that does not necessarily mean that there is nothing that
can be done to effectively represent someone. Law enforcement is not perfect and there are rules that must be followed
to comport with the Constitution of the United States. A good lawyer never fails to pick apart a Federal charge to the
last detail. If the case against a client is solid, then the defense must focus on mitigating punishment. While
Federal offenses are often the most serious offenses a client could face, it is the job of the defense attorney to bring every
resource to bear to show a client's true nature to the Court.
State criminal matters that
are routinely handled include drug offenses, DWI offenses - misdemeanor and felony, assault, theft, forgery, financial crimes,
and identity theft. These are just a few of the State criminal offenses for which clients retain our office. There
are features, however, of Federal practice that Eve has successfully brought over to State court. For example, providing
judges with a Sentencing Memorandum on behalf of a client who is to be sentenced is extremely beneficial to anyone about to
be sentenced - whether it be for a misdemeanor or a felony. State criminal law practice is a large part of the caseload
in our office.
Family Law & Civil Matters
Often times, clients' lives
are not as simple as the mundane DWI misdemeanor charge. Rather, they are, perhaps, faced with a custody battle with
an ex-spouse. In such cases, assault family violence charges are practically almost a given. Or perhpas they have
been sued civilly by an employer for allegedly embezzling funds from the company who employes them. The client settles
the civil suit, or perhaps even ignores it, only to be charged criminally. While we do not routinely handle civil matters
- fighting over babies and money simply is not nearly as important as freedom and life, we are keenly aware that the two areas
of law are frequently inextricably intertwined. In such cases, we work very closely with any counsel retained on any
family law or civil matter.
we cannot overlook two other areas of civil law of utmost importance to clients: expunctions and deregistration as a sex offender.
Expunctions, and their closely related kin, Orders of Nondisclosure, are always the end-goal for clients. We do
not handle such matters, but we confer closely with local counsel to make certain that whatever outcome is achieved in a case,
that client may try to have his or her record sealed or expunged.
Deregistration as a sex offender is a relatively new concept legally - and one that not even
all judges or lawyers are aware of just yet. The law allowing deregistration from the sex offender registry in Texas
was enacted a few short years ago, but, to date, very few offenders have been able to even begin the arduous journey of deregistration.
Our office has successfully obtained an Order for Deregistration of sex offenders and we currently represent individuals
who are proceeding through the quagmire of applying to deregister. This is one area of civil law that is so closely
intertwined with criminal law that a lawyer must know a great deal of criminal law in order to be successful in helping a
client get deregistered. If you or a loved one seeks to be deregistered, please, contact Eve directly via email and
she will be happy to discuss whether this is even a possibility.