Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney For Jacksonville, Texas

If you have been arrested in Jacksonville, TX, and face criminal charges, you need to hire the most experienced criminal defense attorney you can afford.

You should work with a lawyer who:

  • Will thoroughly investigate your case
  • Will effectively cross exam the state's witnesses
  • And has the experience necessary to aggressively and effectively challenge the state's evidence

The state has almost unlimited resources when it comes to prosecuting a citizen charged with a crime. That's why you need an experienced defense attorney representing you.

People in need of legal representation in Cherokee County depend on Matt Bingham to defend them and protect their rights.

If you need to speak with a lawyer, contact Matt Bingham today.

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As you decide who you will hire to represent you, it is essential to ask the lawyer you are looking to hire a few crucial questions. You should ask how much actual first chair trial experience they have. You need to make sure the lawyer:

  1. Has significant experience standing in front of a jury, cross-examining witnesses and arguing the case. There is no substitute for considerable jury trial experience. You need a trial lawyer;
  2. How much experience does the lawyer have litigating complex felony cases;
  3. Of the felony cases the lawyer tried to a jury, did he serve as the first chair lawyer;
  4. Was the lawyer ever a prosecutor? There is a tremendous benefit to having been a prosecutor as you prepare your client's defense. A defense lawyer who has served as a prosecutor knows how prosecutors prepare their cases and what they are looking for as the defense lawyer negotiates a possible resolution for their client.

Matt Bingham served as a prosecutor and Smith County’s Elected District Attorney for over 23 years. He has successfully tried more than 150 felony cases before a jury, including 25 murder and capital murder cases. Over his 23 years as a prosecutor and Elected Criminal District Attorney, Matt personally handled tens of thousands of criminal cases. Clients hire Matt because of his extensive experience as a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney in the Jacksonville area.

If you are facing criminal charges, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of D. Matt Bingham. He will meet with you for a consultation and advise you on the best way to move forward with your case.

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Any situation where a person causes the death of another person is considered a homicide. However, it is not always against the law to cause the death of another person. Criminal homicide can be capital murder, murder, manslaughter, or criminally negligent homicide. What differentiates the severity and type of criminal homicide cases is the culpable mental state of the actor at the time the person committed the homicide. In some cases, there are affirmative defenses available to the actor, such as self-defense which, if proven by the defense, are absolute defenses to the actor having caused the death of another person.

Each homicide charge comes with varying penalties, from 180 days in state jail on a criminally negligent homicide to the death penalty in capital murder cases where the State has sought the death penalty. A lawyer skilled in the litigation of homicide cases will scrutinize every piece of evidence and investigate every element of the offense to get the absolute best result possible by ensuring nothing is overlooked that could result in his or her client being acquitted.

If you have been charged with homicide, it's crucial to speak with a lawyer who has actual trial experience litigating homicide cases.

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Violent crimes may refer to a wide range of crimes in the State of Texas, including:

Violent crimes are aggressively prosecuted, and the evidence is often emotional to a jury due to the very nature of these types of cases. That is why the defense must seek to understand every aspect of the case. The defense lawyer should talk to the witnesses, carefully evaluate the evidence, scrutinize the scientific testing, and thoroughly investigate the case. If you have been arrested for a violent crime in Jacksonville, you need the most skilled and experienced violent crimes attorney you can hire to defend you.

If you've been charged with a violent crime in Jacksonville, TX, you need an attorney who has experience handling cases like yours. Clients rely on Matt Bingham because he has successfully tried and argued more than 150 felony cases before a jury, many of which involved violent crimes.

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Drug offenses are aggressively prosecuted in Texas and are complex due to the construction of the Texas Health and Safety Code, as well as the scientific testing that is conducted on the alleged controlled substance. Additionally, the defense attorney must have the experience to carefully evaluate the legality of the stop and search that lead to law enforcement finding the substance.

Due to the complexity of these cases, you should be careful to hire a criminal attorney that has the experience to carefully investigate every detail surrounding the stop, search, and subsequent arrest.

Your lawyer should find out if:
The DPS correctly followed testing protocols in the testing lab
The evidence presented was obtained legally by the arresting officer
Any details of the case are missing that could change the outcome

Matt Bingham is the drug crimes attorney you want on your side. Whether you’ve been charged with possession, manufacturing, or delivery of a controlled substance, contact Matt to schedule a consultation and receive advice about how to move forward with your case.

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A DWI conviction has an impact on every aspect of a person’s life. Not only could a defendant be sentenced to jail or prison, but he may also lose his driver's license, pay thousands of dollars in fines, have trouble finding employment, and struggle to rebuild his reputation in the community.

Penalties for DWI depend on the number of convictions a person has had previously and the level of alcohol or controlled substances in their blood when law enforcement stopped them. The first conviction is a misdemeanor offense, but the third DWI arrest is a third-degree felony, where if convicted, comes with a sentencing range of two to ten years in prison as well as a penal code fine of up to $10,000, as well as, a potential Transportation Code fine of $6,000.

Many defenses are possible when arguing a DWI charge. It is up to your DWI attorney to investigate the evidence, scientific testing protocol, the legality of the search and seizure of evidence to uncover any defense strategies available in your case. For example, did the arresting officer:

If you’ve been arrested for DWI, contact Matt Bingham to discuss your DWI case.

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Whether a person is convicted for a theft of $10 or $10,000, Texas law considers all thefts to be a crime of “moral turpitude.” In other words, these crimes are viewed, under the law, as inherently dishonest.

Theft describes any circumstances where an individual unlawfully takes something that does not belong to them in order to deprive the owner of their property.

Theft, whether small or large in value, does not only result in legal consequences. It could also prevent someone from securing employment for the rest of their life.

Consequences for theft depend on the property's value and whether the person charged has a previous theft conviction. The minimum sentence for a Class C misdemeanor theft conviction is a fine of up to $500. The maximum penalty for theft of property with a value of more than $300,000 is 99 years or life in prison.

If you do not have an experienced criminal attorney in the Jacksonville, TX area defending your rights and handling your case, the consequences could be severe. Call our law firm today to speak with Matt Bingham.

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Fraud refers to using deceptive practices or false information to benefit financially or otherwise. Many people believe fraud and theft are the same. However, a person can be charged with both theft and fraud according to Texas law.

Examples of fraud include:

If you have been charged with fraud, it’s crucial to hire the most experienced criminal defense attorney you can afford. Contact Matt Bingham today to request a consultation.

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The crime of child endangerment can be committed in multiple ways, including:

An individual with custody, care, or control of a child who is younger than 15 years of age, intentionally abandons the child in a situation that leaves the child exposed to danger, or

An individual intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence, by act or omission, engages in conduct that places a child younger than 15 years of age in imminent danger of death, bodily injury, or physical or mental impairment.

The fact that the victim is a child makes these cases very emotional for prosecutors and juries. These cases are not only emotional but are very complex in the investigation and preparation of the case. Hiring an experienced child endangerment lawyer will provide you your best chance of securing a favorable outcome in the case.

Call Matt Bingham for legal representation if you’ve been charged with abandoning or endangering a child.

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Sex crimes are aggressively prosecuted and can result in severe punishments in Texas. These crimes may include, but are not limited to:

Sex crimes can occur at home, as is the case with the abuse of a child or family member. These crimes can also happen at an institution, such as a school or church. They may even take place online via social media, text (sexting), and other virtual spaces.

Individuals who are convicted of a sex crime will not only face the potential of significant prison sentences but may also have to register as sex offenders for the rest of their lives. Even a sentence of deferred adjudication probation will result in sex offender registration.

If you are facing sex crime charges, please do not wait to call an attorney. Hiring a defense lawyer early will help ensure your rights are protected and your case receives the best investigation and outcome possible.

Contact Matt Bingham today to schedule your consultation.

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If you've been charged with a crime in Jacksonville, TX or if you have any other criminal legal issues you need help with, call Matt Bingham to schedule a consultation.

Address: 2203 Oak Alley, Tyler, Texas 75703
Phone: (903) 565-2084
Fax: (903) 600-6818
Hours: Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM

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