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Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Attorneys in Brown County

Experienced Defense Against Criminal Charges in Texas

Any arrest for a criminal offense should be taken seriously. A felony or misdemeanor conviction in Texas can change your life forever, limiting your freedoms and closing off opportunities. 

If you or a loved one needs solid advice and tough, determined criminal defense, it’s important to reach out to a Brown County criminal defense lawyer at Woodley & Dudley as early on in the process as possible.

Call us at (325) 246-3250 or reach out to us online to learn more about your options. We offer free initial consultations for criminal cases.

Decades of Experience in Criminal Defense Trials

The attorneys at our firm have many decades of experience fighting for clients’ rights and futures in the courts. We thoroughly investigate your case and explore every angle to find the best approach to your case. Unlike lawyers who often recommend accepting the first plea offer from prosecutors, we go the distance to earn acquittals, dismissals, and other outcomes that achieve our clients’ goals.

Criminal Cases We Handle

Jud Woodley is an extremely active, highly regarded felony defense lawyer — and founding member Keith Woodley is an invaluable strategic resource on our cases. 

Our capabilities extend across a broad range of criminal matters, including:

  • Drug possession charges — Possession of a controlled substance as well as charges of methamphetamine manufacture and delivery or allegations involving meth, marijuana, cocaine, or prescription drugs such as hydrocodone, Xanax, and others
  • DWI — Drunk or “drugged” driving and other serious driving offenses
  • Theft charges — Burglary of a habitation and other property crimes
  • Financial crimes — Forgery, credit card abuse, and fraud
  • Sex offenses — Sexual assault, online solicitation, sex crimes against children, and child pornography charges
  • Violent crimes — Assault and battery, domestic violence, and weapons violations
  • Probation and parole representation

For our clients with criminal defense needs, we offer a free bond if you retain our services. 

What Does A Criminal Defense Lawyer Do?

A criminal defense lawyer is a legal professional who represents individuals or organizations facing criminal charges. Their role is to provide legal counsel, advocacy, and representation for their clients throughout the criminal justice process. Here are some of the key tasks and responsibilities of a criminal defense lawyer:

  • Legal Advice and Guidance: Criminal defense lawyers advise their clients on their legal rights, potential consequences of the charges, and the available legal options. They explain the criminal justice process and help clients make informed decisions about their case.
  • Case Assessment and Strategy: They assess the evidence and facts of the case to develop a strategic defense. This involves reviewing police reports, witness statements, and any other relevant documentation to identify strengths and weaknesses in the prosecution's case.
  • Investigation: Criminal defense lawyers conduct their own investigation into the circumstances surrounding the alleged crime. This may involve interviewing witnesses, gathering evidence, and hiring experts to analyze forensic evidence or testify on behalf of the defense.
  • Legal Representation: They represent their clients in court proceedings, including arraignments, bail hearings, pretrial motions, trials, and sentencing hearings. During these proceedings, they present arguments, examine witnesses, and cross-examine the prosecution's witnesses.
  • Negotiation: Criminal defense lawyers negotiate with prosecutors to reach plea agreements or reduced charges for their clients. They advocate for the best possible outcome given the circumstances of the case.
  • Legal Strategy: They develop a legal strategy tailored to the specific details of each case. This strategy may involve challenging the admissibility of evidence, arguing legal precedents, or presenting defenses to refute the charges.
  • Client Advocacy: Criminal defense lawyers act as advocates for their clients, ensuring that their rights are protected and that they receive fair treatment under the law. They work to ensure that their clients' interests are represented throughout the legal process.

Contact Our Criminal Defense Attorneys in Brown County Today

Overall, criminal defense lawyers play a crucial role in protecting the rights of individuals accused of crimes and ensuring that they receive a fair trial and representation in the criminal justice system.

Call us at (325) 246-3250 today. Our criminal defense attorneys in Brown County respond quickly to emergency needs, and the sooner you contact us, the sooner we can start working to defend your rights and protect your future.

  • “Meeting in person was set up to be very comfortable” - Sage Carlisle
  • “Woodley & Dudley has gone above and beyond” - Gabriel Rotramel
  • “Mr. Woodley and his associate Kimberly made the process seamless” - Sarah Dearick