Criminal Law in Tyler TX
Whether you or a loved one has been arrested for a criminal offense or is being investigated by law enforcement, the Sinclair Law Office, PC is here to help. We practice criminal defense in multiple counties in East Texas and we are committed to working with you to achieve the best results for your case.
When charged with a criminal offense, it can have devastating consequences on your personal life and reputation. Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney, that is passionate about defending their client, can go a long way towards alleviating these stresses.Each stage of the criminal process is important to understand. At the Sinclair Law Office, PC, our criminal law attorney, will take the time to explain the stages of criminal prosecution.
If you or someone you know has recently been arrested, give us a call at (903) 533-1005. If you are facing a misdemeanor or felony charge, give us a call. To see how we can help you with your specific case, schedule a consultation with us today.
Criminal Law Practice Areas
Theft/Theft by Check
What Is The Difference Between Civil And Criminal Law?
Typically, the law is divided into two different types: civil law and criminal law. Family law falls under civil law. Civil law affects disputes between individuals and/or organizations. Criminal law, however, deals with the punishment of criminal offenses. In many situations, the division between civil and criminal law is clear and consistent. For example, a divorce is affected by civil laws because it deals with a dispute of two individuals. Similarly, a burglary is subject to criminal laws because an individual committed a crime and can be punished accordingly.
Within criminal law, there are two different degrees of criminal charges: misdemeanors and felonies. A misdemeanor is a criminal offense considered less serious than a felony. Depending on the severity of the crime, different punishments exist for both misdemeanors and felonies.
There are cases in which civil and criminal law overlap. An example of this may occur in domestic violence. Domestic violence may lead to a divorce, or it may be the product of a divorce. Either way, the civil proceedings of the divorce may overlap with a criminal case related to the domestic violence. When this happens, the results of either the civil or criminal proceedings may affect the outcome or process of the other.
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What is the basic timeline of the criminal law process?
Well, in short, the answer is it depends, but typically, the criminal law process, for adult criminal cases is going to follow this timeline, more or less.
What are the different types of criminal bonds?
So first of all I just want to clarify that if you hear the word bond or the word bail they mean the same thing in the criminal context. This video covers the main three.
How is probation different from a jail sentence?
While this process will generally apply to both misdemeanor felony cases, I’m going to focus specifically on how this applies to misdemeanor cases and the three options you have for this video.
How we can help
At the Sinclair Law Office, PC, we have experience working with clients who are pressing criminal charges against someone and clients who need to defend themselves against a criminal charge. While we work with clients engaged in only criminal cases, our experience with family law makes us uniquely prepared for cases in which both criminal and civil issues are present. These cases require experienced attorneys and knowledge of multiple legal codes like the Texas Family Code and the Texas Penal Code. This expertise and experience makes the Sinclair Law Office, PC well-prepared to handle any concern, be it civil or criminal, and adapt to criminal developments if they arise in a civil case.