What Can Be Done After My Case?

Depending on the case and the specific charges you are facing, the consequences of a criminal conviction can be devastating. Fortunately, your relationship with your defense attorney doesn't end when the case ends. There are numerous ways your lawyer can provide guidance through various post-case issues.

With more than seven decades of combined legal experience, the attorneys at The Gonzalez Law Group, PLLC, can provide well-reasoned advice and strong representation to clients well after their case has ended.

Commonly, our Houston attorneys can be called on to help with three post-case issues:

  • Post-case writs: Writs of habeas corpus, for example, can be filed to attack a conviction on grounds such as prosecutorial misconduct.
  • Expungement or Expunction: Depending on the circumstances of the case, it might be possible to expunge or erase the criminal conviction.
  • Sealing of records: Having a criminal record sealed makes it impossible to access under normal means. The record still exists, however, and can be made available for inspection through court order.

Having a criminal record can dramatically impact your ability to get a job, find housing or even pursue an advanced education. Work with an experienced Texas attorney to learn more about your legal options including appeals and other post-conviction options.

Serious Immigration Issues

In many of our cases, there is significant overlap between criminal defense and immigration. Whether you are in the United States on a visa or a green card, a criminal conviction can lead to removal proceedings. As attorneys experienced in both practice areas, we can properly advise and represent clients facing these legal issues.

Too often, an individual facing a criminal charge will be encouraged to accept a plea deal to avoid serious consequences. Unfortunately, this action can lead to deportation. As your lawyers, we can provide the defense you need while also keeping you aware of the potential immigration issues you might face.

To discuss your specific concerns with a skilled lawyer, we invite you to schedule a consultation at our office. Call or email us today. Se habla español.