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Fredericksburg, TX Criminal Defense Attorney Provides Strong Representation for Gillespie County Residents

Firm handles issues relating to alleged drug offenses, DWI matters and expungements

If you’re charged with a crime in Gillespie County, you can count on my services as an experienced and skilled Fredericksburg TX criminal defense attorney at the Law Firm of Richard L. Ellison, P.C.

Hill Country criminal defense lawyer helps those charged with crimes in Fredericksburg

The seat of Gillespie County, Fredericksburg features natural and architectural landmarks, as well as places to work, shop, go to school and enjoy one’s free time. People come here from all over central Texas and beyond by way of State Highway 16 and U.S. Routes 87 and 290. With so much to do, there is significant activity for highway troopers and other law enforcement personnel, and occasionally locals and visitors alike find themselves accused of a criminal offense. If you’re charged with a crime in or around Fredericksburg, I am the skilled and seasoned criminal attorney you need.

Fredericksburg attractions lead to heightened law enforcement scrutiny

As home to more than 400 festivals, including the Hill Country Film Festival, Gillespie County Fair, Oktoberfest, the Food and Wine Festival and the annual Fourth of July parade, the Fredericksburg area offers a lot of opportunities to celebrate. It also has more than 60 wineries and tasting rooms, an urban wine trail, distilleries and hotel rooms for out-of-towners. Given the possibility that someone will be overserved or take the party in an unlawful direction, police are always looking out for possible legal violations.  

Fredericksburg criminal defense lawyer defends clients facing various charges

I can help you with a variety of criminal defense-related issues in Gillespie County, including:

  • Drug charges — Among the drug crimes you may be accused of are possession or delivery of a controlled substance or drug paraphernalia, or a combination of charges with penalties that can range from a $500 fine to many years in prison.
  • Driving while intoxicated — You may be charged with drunk driving if you exceed the legal limit of blood alcohol content (BAC) or show any signs of impairment. Even for a first offense, you could face fines and jail time, as well as suspension of your driver’s license. Punishments increase in severity with subsequent offenses.
  • Underage DUI — If you’re an underaged driver, it is illegal for you to have any detectable amount of alcohol in your system. Even though you might not go to jail, a conviction for driving under the influence may have serious consequences, including a fine, community service and loss of driving privileges. 
  • License suspensions — Losing your license, even temporarily, may severely limit your mobility and prevent you from getting to your job, school and leisure activities.
  • Assault and battery — Fights and unwanted sexual advances may lead to assault and battery charges, which can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies depending on the circumstances.
  • Gun and weapon charges — If you carry guns or other weapons in violation of the law, including while you are intoxicated, you may face substantial incarceration. 
  • Expungement — Having a criminal record can embarrass you and restrict your opportunities. Texas limits your ability to obtain an expungement, but if you qualify, I can help seek the relief you deserve by having a record sealed.

I have the knowledge and skill to represent you effectively if you are facing any type of felony or misdemeanor charge.

Contact a Board-certified criminal defense attorney serving the Fredericksburg area

The Law Firm of Richard L. Ellison, P.C. defends clients accused of criminal misconduct in and around Fredericksburg, as well as other Texas locations. To schedule an appointment, call 830-955-8168 or contact me online.