Jill Hawkins is an experienced, former prosecutor who has the skill, knowledge, and passion to break apart your arrest, surgically, from beginning to end. Your freedom is a constitutionally guaranteed right that requires protection. Do not risk its loss. Misdemeanor or felony, the Law Office of Jillian Hawkins, PLLC is trained and prepared to take on the State of Texas in ensuring the protection of YOUR rights!
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When your freedom is at stake, seeking and retaining quality, aggressive representation should be your top priority. An experienced criminal defense attorney could potentially be the difference between jail and freedom. At the Law Office of Jillian Hawkins, we understand that retaining counsel can become a heavy financial burden for many. Our office offers flexible payment plans so that you or your loved ones may pay over time while the matter is pending. Give us a call today to speak with an experienced Houston criminal defense lawyer
I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY CASE
After being arrested, especially for the first time, it is normal to have many questions concerning your interaction with the police. The internet, television, and life circumstances have allowed many of us to gain more knowledge about police procedure and constitutional rights. No two cases, however, are alike. Additionally, television and internet tend to circulate many myths and inaccuracies. Contact our office today to speak with a trained, experienced Houston criminal defense attorney.
Murder investigations are typically one of the most intensive, and complex types of investigations conducted by Texas police departments. Accusing an individual of taking the life of another person should allow ZERO room for error. Unfortunately, as many of us know, even in modern times, human error, oversight, and even intentional deception has landed some individuals wrongfully incarcerated (sometimes on death row), which is why you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to handle you or your loved one's case. Jill Hawkins has the experience necessary to hold the prosecution and law enforcement accountable for its accusations. Our firm leaves no stone unturned and is heavily committed to fighting for each and every person and family that walks through our doors.
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Murder is one of four "Criminal Homicide" charges used in Texas. There are no "degrees" of Murder as seen in other states and on television. In Texas, Murder, is simply Murder. As a first degree felony, a Murder conviction can land you in TDC anywhere from 5 years to 99 years. There are three ways that the State can accuse a person of Murder in Texas. When charged with Murder, the State is accusing that a person:
intentionally or knowingly caused the death of an individual;
Intended to cause serious bodily injury and committed an act clearly dangerous to human life that caused the death of an individual; OR
Committed or attempted to commit a felony, other than manslaughter, and in the course of and in furtherance of the commission or attempt, or in immediate flight from the commission or attempt, he commits or attempts to commit an act clearly dangerous to human life that causes the death of an individual.
The first two avenues to Murder are fairly straight forward. The third, however, may cause some confusion to many accused individuals. This accusation is commonly known as "Felony Murder". Simply put, while committing a felony, if someone dies, whether it be unexpected or accidental, the person committing the felony is at risk of being charged with Murder, even if he had no intent for anyone to be harmed during his commission of the crime.
Other Criminal Homicide charges include Capital Murder, Manslaughter, and Criminally Negligent Homicide
Attorney Jill Hawkins understands that not all Robbery accusations are created equal. There are an enormous amount of scenarios that could have played out prior to a person being accused of Robbery or Aggravated Robbery in Texas. Our office is dedicated to spending every minute necessary to obtain every scrap of evidence that the prosecution has against our clients. Additionally, we work with our clients and investigators to obtain any missing or overlooked evidence that Law Enforcement has failed to consider. We leave no stone unturned.
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Robbery in Texas is always charged as either Robbery or Aggravated Robbery.
A person charged with Robbery is accused of either:
intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another; OR
intentionally or knowingly threatening or placing another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death
Both accusations must be while in the course of committing a theft and with intent to obtain or maintain control of the property.
Robbery is a 2nd Degree Felony punishable from anywhere between 2-20 years in the Texas Department of Corrections.
Aggravated Robbery is a 1st Degree Felony punishable from 5-99 TDC. To be charged with Aggravated Robbery, there must be an additional accusation that the person committing the Robbery either:
Caused serious bodily injury to another;
Used or exhibited a deadly weapon; OR
Caused ANY bodily injury, threatened, or placed another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death when the person is 65 years old or older or disabled.
Robbery, whether straight or aggravated, is one of the most serious types of charges a person can be accused of in Texas. Any conviction under this statute can mean serious prison time as well as irreversible harm to the accused person's reputation, family, and future. If you or a loved one has been accused of Robbery in Texas, give us a call today.
Assault in Texas can be charged in many ways and can hold a wide range of punishments depending on the type of assault charge used. The below information breaks down some of the most common types of assault charges in Texas but is not an all-inclusive list. If you have been charged with assault in Houston or any other city in Texas, hiring an experienced Houston Criminal Defense Attorney is the best decision you can make. Attorney Jill Hawkins has handled hundreds of assault cases and has obtained countless dismissals as a result. Give our office a call today to schedule your free consultation.
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FFELONY ASSAULT CHARGES
Aggravated Assault is one of the most commonly used felony assault charges. Aggravated Assault is charged when the state alleges that a person has either:
Caused serious bodily injury; or
Used or exhibited a deadly weapon
Aggravated Assault does not require that the victim be hit or hurt when a deadly weapon is displayed. Simply threatening a person while displaying a deadly weapon can be enough.
Assault Public Servant is an allegation that an assault has occurred against a Public Servant (i.e. a police officer or correctional officer). The accused must know that the person is a public servant and the assault must be committed while the public servant is "on duty", or in retaliation for the victim's exercise of official duty. Assault on a public servant is a 3rd Degree Felony (as long its its not "aggravated") and punishable by 2-10 years TDC. If aggravated,
Assault-Impeding Breath is a felony assault charge that alleges that the accused committed the assault by impeding the victim's normal breathing or circulation of the blood by applying pressure to the person's throat or neck or by blocking the victims nose or mouth
A misdemeanor assault charge is typically an allegation that a person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly caused bodily injury to another. Misdemeanor assault charges do not involve serious bodily injury or deadly weapons. As a class A misdemeanor, an assault conviction has a potential punishment of one year county jail and a fine of up to $4000. If charged and convicted with a misdemeanor assault against a "Family Member", a second allegation of Assault against a family member will result in a 3rd Degree Felony charge.
Theft in Texas can be charged in many ways and can hold a wide range of punishments depending on the type of Theft charge used. The below information breaks down some of the most common types of Theft charges in Texas but is not an all-inclusive list. If you have been charged with Theft in Houston or any other city in Texas, hiring an experienced Houston Criminal Defense Attorney is the best decision you can make. Attorney Jill Hawkins has handled hundreds of Theft cases and has obtained countless dismissals as a result. Give our office a call today to schedule your free consultation.
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Generally, a theft charge in Texas is the accusation that the accused unlawfully obtained property with intent to deprive the owner of the property.
Appropriation of property is unlawful if:
(1) it is without the owner's effective consent;
(2) the property is stolen and the actor appropriates the property knowing it was stolen by another; or
(3) property in the custody of any law enforcement agency was explicitly represented by any law enforcement agent to the actor as being stolen and the actor appropriates the property believing it was stolen by another.
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