Criminal Law Overview
When you are facing criminal charges or under investigation or being questioned concerning criminal charges, it is absolutely critical that you consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Without experienced guidance, you may risk losing rights and defenses. Even before your arrest, law enforcement officials will be building a case against you. From statements you make, to where you spend your time, to your social connections, all of your motivations and actions will be under scrutiny. Let Randy Wilson and Kristin Postell advise you in advance on how to protect yourself, mitigate or prevent charges, and reduce any penalties associated with an offense.
An aggressive and effective defense will begin even before charges are brought against you. If you suspect you may be charged with a crime, contact a skilled Abilene criminal defense attorney who can aggressively assert your rights.
State and Federal Criminal Defense
Randy Wilson has a wealth of experience in defending against complex state and federal charges. He has represented clients in the Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas, and in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition to federal white collar crimes cases, he has handled First Amendment cases, obscenity charges, child pornography cases, federal criminal violations, felons in possession of firearms and/or prohibited weapons, theft of firearms, federal drug cases and computer crimes.
If you are being investigated for a federal crime, contact an attorney as soon as possible. You need an experienced federal criminal law attorney who can handle the complications of procedure, negotiations and penalty margins associated with federal crimes. Contact us online or call The Law Offices of Randy Wilson and Kristin Postell, PLLC toll free at 800-763-8120 as soon as possible to begin protecting your rights and your future.
The Experience You Need For Criminal Defense In Texas
Federal crimes involve very complicated procedures. Penalties can be based on criminal history, the seriousness of the offense and the extent of involvement in the crime. Punishment ranges in federal crimes are generally higher and, unlike state criminal charges, there is no option for a plea bargain or plea agreement in federal cases when it comes to punishment. When you are facing federal charges, it is necessary that you work with an experienced federal crimes attorney who can become involved in your case at the investigation level. This will serve to persuade the prosecution in negotiations before charges are filed against you. Randy Wilson has a wealth of experience in criminal law, including:
- Past President of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Past Chair of the Criminal Justice Section, State Bar of Texas
- Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas
- Past Chair of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Educational Institute
- More than 20 years as a Faculty Member of the Texas Criminal Trial College
- AV Martindale Hubbell Rating by Peers for Preeminent Attorneys
- Author of Numerous Articles Relating to Criminal Defense
- Frequent Speaker and Course Director for Continuing Legal Education Seminars Throughout the State of Texas for More Than 20 years
Mr. Wilson and Ms. Postell have successfully defended clients charged with violent offenses, including those that constitute crimes involving assaults, murders and accidental death, as well as negligent or reckless acts causing injuries such as intoxication assault, intoxication homicide or assault with a motor vehicle. Mr. Wilson and Ms. Postell also handle cases for individuals charged with child abuse and domestic violence.
Randy has successfully defended clients against charges involving sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated sexual abuse of a child, continuous sexual assault of a child, indecency, exposure, transmitting pornographic images through use of the Internet, and possessing and trafficking child pornography. These crimes, if you are convicted, carry “sex offender registration” requirements, which create a long-lasting negative impact on a person’s employment and lifestyle.
Alcohol And Drug Crimes
If you have been accused, investigated or charged with a drug-related crime, including driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), we can provide exceptional legal defense. Our experience includes defending cases involving drug possession, drug trafficking, manufacture of controlled substances and marijuana cultivation in both state and federal courts.
White Collar Crimes
Attorney Wilson has effectively defended persons and elected officials charged with white collar crimes. These types of crimes could include embezzlement and fraud, fiduciary fraud, financial crimes, computer crimes and hacking allegations, tampering with government records, perjury, and fabrication and destruction of evidence.
Criminal Defense For Members Of The Armed Services
If you are a member of the armed services and have been accused or investigated, or are being investigated or charged with a Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) offense and are facing an Article 32 or general court martial, Randy Wilson or Kristin Postell, experienced criminal defense lawyers, can provide the experience and representation necessary for your case.
Additional Practice Areas
Mr. Wilson can assist you with charges involving sexually oriented businesses, and employees such as nuisance or ordinance violation, or licensing or conformance-related issues. In addition, Mr. Wilson has been involved in First Amendment cases involving free speech for over 30 years in both state and federal courts.