Feeling scared, alone, confused and not knowing where to start is only natural when you've been arrested or are facing criminal charges. The process of hiring a lawyer can be overwhelming when you don’t know how the criminal legal process works. If you've been charged with a crime, you don't have to go through it alone.

The Law Office of Attorney Matt Bingham is ready to help you navigate these unfamiliar waters. Matt Bingham is a criminal defense attorney for Quitman, TX, and can represent you on any criminal charges you’re facing. Contact our offices today to schedule a consultation.

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Matt served as a prosecutor and the Elected Criminal District Attorney in Smith County for 23 years. He has handled tens of thousands of criminal cases since 1995. Matt was appointed as the Smith County District Attorney by Governor Rick Perry in 2004 and served in that capacity until retiring from public service and opening his firm in 2019 representing citizens accused of crimes across Texas.

Matt is known for his intense cross examinations of witnesses, his ability to connect with a jury, and his passion to fight aggressively in the courtroom on behalf of his clients.

Matt has successfully tried over 150 felony cases before a jury, including over twenty-five murder, capital murder, and death penalty cases.

When you hire Matt Bingham as your criminal defense attorney, he will get to know you as a person, discuss your case at length, and put his decades of comprehensive criminal courtroom and trial experience to work for you. MORE ABOUT US

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Drug crimes, and the potential punishment in an individual case, can vary significantly based on the type and amount of drug or controlled substance alleged to be involved. Additionally, whether it is a possession case, or a delivery can affect the seriousness of the charge and the potential punishment in the case. Also, the criminal history or lack thereof is very important.

It is also very important to look closely at and develop the reason why an individual may have had the drug on them in the first place. One aspect of our firm is that we want to get to know our clients as people. We want to know as much about them and their life as we possibly can. Many times, when people are in possession of drugs, it is because they have some other area in their life that needs to be addressed. Whether the individual is dealing with a past trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression or a mental illness, there is often a reason behind them finding themselves in this situation other than a disregard for the law.

It is also a must that you look at all the Constitutional aspects of the law that are in play in these types of cases, such as a reasonable suspicion to stop, and probable cause to search. Why did the police stop you, and how did they find the drugs?

Your lawyer should look closely at the chain of custody on the evidence and the testing protocol used to scientifically test the substance.

You should always hire the best lawyer you can afford. The lawyer’s experience in the investigation and litigation of these types of cases is a crucial consideration. 

From a misdemeanor drug charge to a felony charge, you need a criminal defense attorney who knows the law and has extensive experience with cases like yours.

If you're facing any type of drug crime charge, contact the Law Office of Matt Bingham for help. He will discuss your case with you and help you navigate your case and the criminal justice system moving forward. MORE ON DRUG LAW

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Driving while intoxicated is one of the most commonly committed crimes in Texas. It can also be one of the most complex cases to properly defend. DWI cases involve not only constitutional issues surrounding law enforcement stopping your vehicle, but also 4th Amendment issues surrounding the search of your vehicle, and the taking of a breath or blood sample. The proper defense of a DWI case necessitates not only the evaluation and understanding of the Constitutional issues surrounding the stop of your vehicle, but also the proper administration of the Standardized Field Sobriety tests per NHTSA standards, as well as the collection and testing of blood and breath samples by law enforcement.

A DWI charge can result in tough penalties such as incarceration, or probation, loss of driving privileges, as well as the mandatory installation of an ignition interlock system on your vehicle. In addition, your insurance rates can increase, and you might be disqualified for some jobs.

With such aggressive prosecution, it is a good choice to enlist the help of a DWI attorney in Jacksonville, TX. Our experienced professionals will help you understand:

If you've been charged with a DWI in Jacksonville, TX, take the time to discuss your charges with The Law Office of Matt Bingham. MORE DWI INFORMATION

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Theft ranges from a Class C misdemeanor shoplifting of a $10.00 item to financial crimes where the alleged amount stolen is hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Choosing a lawyer who is experienced in the defense of theft cases is crucial to the outcome of your case. Even theft of an item costing only a few dollars could result in lifelong consequences. Any theft is serious, as it is classified under the law as a crime of moral turpitude. With such serious consequences, an experienced theft lawyer is crucial to obtaining the best result possible in your case and avoiding a conviction that can follow you a lifetime.

With almost 30 years of criminal law experience, our team can provide you with the personalized attention and aggressive, thorough representation you deserve. MORE THEFT LAW INFORMATION

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If you are facing a criminal charge, from fraud to a sex crime or even criminal homicide, you have a criminal defense attorney in Quitman who will get to know you as a person, thoroughly investigate the allegations against you, and make sure that you have strong representation at all stages of your criminal case.

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