Bastrop County Criminal Defense

Bastrop County Criminal Defense Attorney

Protecting Our Clients’ Rights & Freedoms Since 2010

At The Law Offices of David C. Hardaway, we are committed to providing our clients with high-quality, empathetic legal counsel. Our approach is rooted in personalized attention and thorough preparation. We take the time to fully understand the nuances of each case, allowing us to craft strategies that consider every facet of the situation, including potential impacts on our client's personal and professional lives.

Past clients have expressed appreciation for our dedication, transparency, and unwavering support throughout the legal process. While we cannot promise specific results, we are committed to working tirelessly towards the most favorable outcome possible.

We aim to make the complex legal process more comprehensible for our clients. Though we grapple with intricate legal concepts, we communicate in a way that is simple and clear, keeping our clients well-informed at every turn.

Reach out to our team online or at (512) 846-9966 to learn more about how our criminal defense lawyers in Bastrop County, TX, can help you. 

Types of Cases We Handle

At our firm, we assist our clients with an array of cases, navigating the complexities and challenges of the legal system with experience and dedication.

Cases we handle include, but are not limited to:

  • Administrative license review
  • Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
  • Drug manufacture and delivery
  • Drug possession
  • Family violence
  • Federal crimes
  • Property crimes
  • Sexual assault
  • Theft crimes
  • Violent crimes

Being charged with a crime doesn't always lead to a trial; many legal procedures come first, with the prosecution having to prove alleged guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If there is any aspect of the case that questions your guilt, the case could be dismissed.

However, if your case does go to trial at the Bastrop County Courthouse, our team of skilled Bastrop County criminal defense lawyers can stand with you, offering strong support and defense. By choosing us at The Law Offices of David C. Hardaway, you're not just getting legal representation but a committed ally, ready to navigate the legal process and aim for the best outcome by exploring every possible avenue for your defense.

What to Do After Being Arrested

If someone gets arrested in Texas, it's crucial to understand the proper steps to take and their rights under Texas law. 

Firstly, it's recommended that you give as little information as possible to the police, as anything said may be used as evidence against you. You should immediately request legal counsel, whether at the scene or the police station. If you don't have a lawyer, one must be provided for you.

Upon arrest, you'll typically be taken to a police station or jail for booking. Within 24-48 hours, you should appear before a judge who will formally notify you of the charges. It's essential to stay calm and avoid trying to fix the situation yourself. Be careful with social media, as any post can potentially impact your case.

Regarding tests such as breathalyzer or blood tests, if there is no warrant in place, you are not obligated to submit to testing. However, refusal might have its own legal consequences, so it's best to consult with an attorney regarding this matter. If the case proceeds to trial and you're found guilty, the judge will issue a sentence.

Can Criminal Charges Be Dropped?

Depending on specific circumstances, such as the nature of the case or the evidence presented, some cases can be dismissed. Our experienced team can assist you in identifying this possibility and exploring your options for legal strategy.

Reasons criminal charges may be dismissed include but aren’t limited to:

  • Fulfillment of preliminary requirements such as community service 
  • Lack of probable cause for arrest
  • Faults in criminal complaints related to the alleged crime
  • Lack of adequate evidence of the alleged crime
  • Evidence of the alleged crime was improperly obtained 
  • Misplacement of proof concerning the alleged crime

Our experienced team is dedicated to examining every aspect of your case to determine if there are viable grounds for dismissal. By doing so, we aim to save you from enduring a lengthy trial, fines, and prevent any potential time lost to incarceration. Our Bastrop County criminal defense attorneys are deeply committed to defending your rights and providing you with quality legal representation. We understand the complexities of the legal system and can guide you through each step. Let us help you navigate through this time with our knowledge and support.

Hire Our Bastrop County Criminal Defense Lawyers

Facing a criminal charge can be an overwhelming experience. With The Law Offices of David C. Hardaway on your side, you will find a group of professionals who are dedicated to standing up for your rights, guiding you through the complexities of the legal system, and working diligently to safeguard your future.

Choose our criminal defense attorneys for our:

  • Experience: We’ve been offering aggressive and effective criminal defense strategies since 2010. Our depth of knowledge means you're in capable hands.
  • Transparency: We maintain open lines of communication, providing clear communication and setting realistic expectations. Our integrity means we don’t make promises we can’t keep.
  • Accessibility: Our clients receive their attorney's personal number. You can reach us at any moment for assistance.
  • Track record of success: Throughout the years, we've secured favorable outcomes for our clients.

You don’t have to fight these charges alone. Call (512) 846-9966 or submit an online form to request a case consultation.

Hear From Past Clients

Reviews & Testimonials
    “David and his team do outstanding work”
    “He was able to achieve the outcome I was hoping for and I couldn't be happier with my overall experience with his office. I highly recommend Mr. Hardaway and his team to anyone seeking excellent legal counsel.”
    - Robert R.
    “Mr. Hardaway went above and beyond all expectations that I and my husband had”
    “He made us feel at ease with everything that was happening and let us know that whatever we decided to do he would be there to help us.”
    - Yoli R.
    “He was there for any questions I may of had and always spoke to me straight.”
    “Fingers crossed I never need representation again but I highly recommend Mr. Hardaway for anyone who does!”
    - Chad Y.
    “I truly don’t have the words of how thankful I am for David and his team”
    “I’m genuinely grateful for having them represent me and for everything they’ve done for me. They are truly great as lawyers and as people.”
    - Karen S.
    “If you are in need of a lawyer, David is your guy”
    “David will be a call away for any questions or concerns you may have and he will undoubtedly assure your safety.”
    - Josh M.
    “I was always able to get ahold of David when needed”
    “Him and his staff/team were also very polite and sensitive to the subject pertaining to my situation.”
    - Robb M.
    “I can’t put into words how hard working, and responsive David and his team are”
    “I had a pretty complex case but he got me off, he can really make a difference for the better and make the rest of your life easier.”
    - Edward G.

Our Settlements & Verdicts

Recent Case Victories

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • Not Guilty Assault - Bodily Injury, Family Violence
  • Not Guilty Driving While Intoxiced, 2nd Charge: .19 blood alcohol level
  • Not Guilty Assault - Bodily Injury, Family Violence
  • Not Guilty Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (3 counts)
  • Not Guilty Driving While Intoxicated

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