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Parnham & McWilliams – Criminal Law Attorneys in Houston, Texas

When it comes to criminal law cases, an experienced and effective criminal defense attorney can mean the difference between a prison sentence and reduced or dismissed charges. The lawyers of Parnham & McWilliams are dedicated to defending the rights of the accused and our criminal defense attorneys are committed to the presumption of innocence. Even in less serious cases, a good criminal defense attorney can make a serious impact on the outcome of the case by ensuring that the rights of the accused are protected throughout the legal process. For these and other reasons, it is vital that those accused of a crime select the most competent, experienced and effective attorney available.

 

Texas Criminal Law Frequently Asked Questions

Our Criminal Law Attorneys:

Our attorneys are intimately familiar with all facets of criminal defense and may help clients with the following:

  • Work to get the charges dropped or lowered
  • Interview police, involved parties, and any possible witnesses to expose any lies or exaggerations
  • Make sure that no evidence against our client was obtained illegally
  • Conduct a thorough pre-trial investigation
  • Employ a private investigator, ballistics expert, polygraphist, or any other experts that may be able to help strengthen our client’s defense
  • Obtain expert witnesses to testify on behalf of our clients
  • Negotiate with prosecutors to make sure our clients face the minimum possible penalties

If you have been accused of a crime, please contact us today for a free consultation with an aggressive and resourceful criminal defense attorney. We will work tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.

 

The Law Office of
Parnham & McWilliams

440 Louisiana St., Suite 200
(The Lyric Centre)
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713.224.3967
Fax: 713.224.2815


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"Injury to a child by omission" means that the legal guardian, or someone with the legal duty to support/protect the child, failed to take an action they should have taken and the failure to take that action caused injury to the child.

"Assault" charges in Texas can range from a simple threats or fistfights to violent attacks with dangerous weapons. Under Texas law, you can be charged with assault resulting from an incident with no physical contact.
An act of assault can include intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person, threatening someone with bodily injury or causing physical contact in a manner considered offensive or provocative. For a threat to rise to the level of a criminal assault, the threat has to put the person in reasonable fear of injury.