San Antonio Criminal Defense Attorney

San Antonio Criminal Defense Attorney

Dependable Legal Representation for Strategic Defense in Bexar County

Facing criminal charges can be a daunting and life-altering experience. The repercussions can range from substantial fines, probation, community service to even incarceration, depending on the severity of the alleged crime. A criminal conviction can linger on your record for years, affecting your access to housing, employment opportunities, and more. 

When confronted with such serious charges, securing legal counsel is imperative. At The Law Offices of David C. Hardaway, our San Antonio criminal defense attorney is available to offer legal support to residents across Bexar County. Our legal team has the experience and insight to plan an effective defense strategy against your criminal charges.

If you are facing criminal charges in San Antonio or anywhere in Bexar County, contact The Law Offices of David C. Hardaway at (512) 846-9966 or connect with us online to schedule an initial consultation with our San Antonio criminal defense attorney.

Criminal Cases We Handle

Criminal offenses span a broad spectrum, from minor driving errors to severe crimes like manslaughter or homicide. You may also face federal charges alongside those applied by the state of Texas. Our criminal defense team provides legal assistance for a wide array of crimes. If you have been arrested or accused of a criminal offense, including but not limited to those listed below, contact our offices immediately:

  • DUI/DWI offenses
  • Drug-related crimes, including possession or manufacture and delivery of controlled substances
  • Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
  • Sexual assault
  • Evasion of arrest via a motor vehicle
  • Domestic violence
  • Assault on law enforcement officers
  • Resisting arrest
  • Burglary, shoplifting, and various theft crimes
  • Criminal mischief

If you are arrested or accused of any of these crimes, contact our offices immediately.

Essential Steps After Being Criminally Charged

Once you’ve been charged with a crime, you should take two crucial steps to safeguard your rights and interests.

  • Comply with Law Enforcement Directions: To ensure further charges aren’t levied against you, you must follow law enforcement guidelines and judicial procedures while in custody. Law enforcement may employ tactics such as unlawful searches, aggressive questioning, or evidence tampering to build a case against you. It's essential to comply with legal requests and procedures to avoid additional charges, but refrain from divulging any information or making admissions until you've consulted your legal counsel.
  • Secure Legal Representation: As soon as you’re charged or detained, promptly engage competent legal representation to construct a robust defense strategy and shield yourself from possible prosecution. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side significantly enhances your chances of reducing your sentence or dismissing your charges altogether.

Navigating the Legal System

Not all criminal charges inevitably lead to court trials. The onus lies with the prosecution to establish your guilt beyond a shadow of a doubt. Should any element raise questions about your culpability, your case may be dismissed even before reaching the trial stage.

Reasons for dismissal often include:

  • Fulfillment of upfront conditions such as community service or classes
  • Lack of probable cause for arrest
  • Inadequate criminal complaints or charging documents
  • Insufficient evidence or lack of credible witnesses
  • Loss of or improperly obtained evidence

An experienced criminal defense attorney can examine your case to identify possible grounds for dismissal, potentially sparing you an extended trial, hefty fines, or jail time. Don't hesitate to reach out to us for an initial consultation. Our San Antonio criminal defense attorney is committed to safeguarding your rights!

Entrust Your Future to Experienced Legal Professionals

The Law Offices of David C. Hardaway has been the go-to criminal defense firm in San Antonio for over a decade. Our legal team combines knowledge, skill, and empathy to offer Texas residents the best possible defense against alleged crimes. Whether you face minor charges like shoplifting or serious allegations like murder, we're here to help you protect your rights and build a strong defense against criminal charges. Facing Texas criminal law alone can be overwhelming, especially when your future and your family hang in the balance.

As a criminal defense attorney, David Hardaway's role is multifaceted. He scrutinizes the case details, challenges the prosecution's evidence, negotiates plea deals, and represents the client in court. Rely on David Hardaway's extensive experience and legal expertise to guide you through these intricate legal proceedings. The Law Offices of David C. Hardaway provides the best possible defense for our clients while ensuring their rights are always protected. Contact our San Antonio criminal defense lawyer today at (512) 846-9966 to schedule a 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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