All criminal offenses are classified as either felonies or misdemeanors. Although all criminal offenses are serious matters, felony offenses carry more severe potential punishments than misdemeanors.
Our office represents clients for State felony cases including:
- Aggravated Assault
- Drug Possession
- Drug Trafficking
- Felony DWI (Driving While Intoxicated)
- Felony Theft
- Intoxication Manslaughter
- Injury to a Child
- Aggravated Robbery
- Sexual Assault
- Aggravated Sexual Assault
- Weapons Offenses
Our office also handles all types of Federal felony charges including:
- Mail Fraud
- Tax Fraud
- White Collar Crimes
The Law Office of Scott Brown aggressively represents clients charged with any misdemeanor offense including:
- Deadly Conduct
- DUI (Driving Under the Influence)
- DWI (Driving While Intoxicated)
- Handgun Offenses
- Indecent Exposure
- Possession of Marijuana
- Public Intoxication
- Public Lewdness
- Terroristic Threat
- Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon
The Law Office of Scott Brown has extensive experience in representing individuals accused of committing all types of drug offenses from possession of small amounts of marijuana, to manufacturing large quantities of controlled substances.
Current drug laws are vigorously enforced at the State and Federal levels. Mr. Brown investigates all the facts of his cases and determines if his client’s rights were violated, and if so will aggressively argue the issue to the presiding judge of your case.
Another key issue in drug cases is the weight of the controlled substance. Many times the weight will be purposely or inadvertently overstated by the police or the lab. Since larger amounts of narcotics carry stiffer penalties, it is important to examine the prosecution’s evidence in every case. Mr. Brown will protect your rights and prevent the prosecution from pursuing a greater than warranted charge against you.
Alcohol Related Offenses – DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), DUI (Driving Under the Influence), Intoxication Assault, Intoxication Manslaughter
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charges account for a large percentage of the criminal cases prosecuted in Texas. The penalties for a first time DWI offense include the possibility of: thousands of dollars in fines, up to six months in jail for your first offense, driver’s license suspension, and $1,000.00 per year for three years in order to avoid additional suspension of your driver’s license.
Penalties increase for subsequent DWI charges; an arrest for a third or greater DWI can result in felony charges with the possibility of considerable prison time.
Mr. Brown evaluates all aspects of DWI cases including: the offense report, the videotape
and the breath or blood test (if applicable), in order to obtain the best possible result for his clients. Mr. Brown has an exceptional record in DWI jury trials, obtaining not guilty verdicts in a large majority of his misdemeanor DWI trials. Additionally, Mr. Brown has obtained favorable plea bargains to lesser charges for many of his clients charged with DWI.
Mr. Brown is also skillful at representing individuals charged with other alcohol related offenses such as intoxication assault and intoxication manslaughter. These types of cases require special care and preparation due to the additional element of serious bodily injury or death. Mr. Brown has successfully represented numerous clients charged with these types of offenses.
Allegations of criminal sexual misconduct are on the rise across Texas. These types of cases have become so prevalent that a large number of police departments and District Attorney’s offices have special task forces specifically assigned to handle certain types of sex crimes.
The punishments for sexual offenses are among the most severe in our judicial system. In addition to substantial terms of incarceration in prison, many sexual offenses carry the added penalty of registering as a sex offender for life.
Many times, thorough investigation and preparation can lead to a favorable resolution prior to jury trial. A substantial amount of cases can be resolved favorably before they are filed or indicted. If a trial is necessary, Mr. Brown utilizes his formidable knowledge of the law and diligent preparation with regard to the facts in order to achieve the best results possible for his clients.
Assaultive Offenses, INCLUDING
The Law Office of Scott Brown handles misdemeanor and felony assaults, including family violence cases. Many District Attorney’s offices have special divisions devoted solely to prosecuting family violence cases. A sentence for an offense involving family violence can lead to felony charges for a subsequent family violence arrest.
Mr. Brown has successfully defended many individuals charged with these types of offenses. On numerous occasions, Mr. Brown has been able to resolve these cases by obtaining affidavits of non-prosecution from the alleged injured party. Mr. Brown will conduct a thorough investigation of all of the allegations against you, and, if necessary, aggressively present your side of your case to a jury.
Mr. Brown has successfully defended numerous individuals charged with murder. When presented with the proper facts, a jury will many times be willing to consider a much lesser charge than murder, or outright acquittal.
DNA Relief for the Convicted
In April, 2001, the Texas legislature enacted a law that allows some convicted individuals to assert their innocence through the use of DNA testing. Before a person will be entitled to DNA testing, his case must meet numerous very strict requirements. Mr. Brown is a preeminent practitioner in the area of post-conviction DNA relief. Through the procedure outlined in the DNA Act, he’s successfully obtained the release of a man who had spent 13 years in prison for the offense of aggravated sexual assault. This was the first Tarrant County man to be released based upon the recently passed DNA law. Due to Mr. Brown’s extensive knowledge of this area of law, several Tarrant County judges routinely appoint Mr. Brown to assist convicted individuals seeking DNA testing of evidence in their cases.
The Law Office of Scott Brown handles appeals of all types of criminal convictions. In the past few years, Mr. Brown has an exemplary record with regard to appeals, achieving reversals of convictions in numerous cases.
Expunctions and Nondisclosures
Many individuals with criminal blemishes on their record are entitled to have these impediments completely removed or access to them significantly restricted. The laws regarding these procedures are complex and exacting. Mr. Brown has successfully “cleansed” the records of numerous individuals, which can ultimately make a tremendous difference to them when applying to college or interviewing for employment.
Juveniles are being arrested and prosecuted at an ever-increasing rate. The potential penalties are severe, including the possibility of incarceration with the Texas Youth Commission. Furthermore, a poor juvenile record can have devastating effects on a person’s future ability to enroll in college or obtain employment.
Mr. Brown has handled hundreds of cases pertaining to juvenile law, including sealing of records. In many of these cases, he was able to obtain dismissals or other resolutions that did not lead to a blemish on his client’s record.