Harris County Over 20 Years of Result-Oriented Criminal Defense 

Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Award-Winning Advocacy on Your Side

There are a number of thoughts that may run through your head following your criminal offense accusation: Will I go to jail? How will this affect my life? Who do I call? To give you a simple answer, you have a better chance at fighting your criminal charges and living freely if you contact the Harris County criminal defense attorney at Douglas W. Atkinson, Attorney at Law. Attorney Atkinson has over 21 years of criminal defense experience and focuses solely on criminal defense in Texas. This is particularly advantageous because that means he can prioritize your case without the distractions and interference of non-criminal cases.

Since 1998, approximately 10,000 clients have enjoyed success and happiness as a result of contacting the firm as soon as they’ve been arrested. To date, Douglas W. Atkinson, Attorney at Law has earned national recognition for his ability to thoroughly understand each client’s case and prepare a strategy for every single detail of the legal process. The firm guides clients from beginning to end to ensure they are aware of the course of action being taken and how they can play a role in it, because they believe clients should be well-informed of the steps being taking to fight for their freedom.

Types of Criminal Cases the Firm Handles

The firm focuses exclusively on criminal cases, including but not limited to:

Penalties for Criminal Offenses

Texas law does not treat criminal offenses well. The state employs tough prosecutors who will attempt to convict you to the highest extent, whether it be a misdemeanor or felony. However, the Harris County criminal defense team at Attorney Douglas W. Atkinson, Attorney at Law is no stranger to these tactics and is prepared to skillfully challenge every statement the prosecution makes.

Attorney Atkinson will work tirelessly to minimize or dismiss your criminal charges. To give an overview, Texas classifies criminal punishments as such:

Capital Felony

  • If you are found guilty and the state seeks the death penalty:
    • Imprisonment in the institutional division for life without the possibility of parole, or death
  • If you are found guilty and the state does not seek the death penalty:
    • Imprisonment in the institutional division for life without the possibility of parole
    • However, an individual under the age of 18 at the time of the offense as well as a certified juvenile are not eligible for life without parole.

First Degree Felony

  • Imprisonment in the institutional division for life
  • Imprisonment in the institutional division for 5 to 99 years with the exception of aggravated sexual assault, which adds a 25-year minimum punishment if the victim is younger than 6, or younger than 14 and the offense contained threats of serious bodily injury or death, or use of a deadly weapon
  • In addition to imprisonment, you may be fined up to $10,000

Second Degree Felony

  • Imprisonment in the institutional division for 2 to 20 years
  • In addition to imprisonment, you may be fined up to $10,000

Third Degree Felony

  • Imprisonment in the institutional division for 2 to 10 years
  • In addition to imprisonment, you may be fined up to $10,000

State Jail Felony

  • Confinement in a state jail for 180 days to 2 years
  • In addition to confinement, you may be fined up to $10,000

Class A Misdemeanor

  • Confinement in jail for up to 1 year
  • Fine of up to $4,000
  • Both fine and confinement

Class B Misdemeanor

  • Confinement in jail for up to 180 days
  • Fine of up to $2,000
  • Both fine and confinement

Class C Misdemeanor

  • Fine not to exceed $500

Douglas W. Atkinson, Attorney at Law Is Unlike the Rest

In the wake of a criminal charge, whether a misdemeanor or felony offense, it is vital that you secure experienced, respected and passionate representation. The legal team at Douglas W. Atkinson, Attorney at Law understands how frightening and embarrassing a criminal accusation can be, even if you didn’t commit the offense you’ve been accused of. However, with Harris County’s recognized defense lawyer by your side, you can feel confident in fighting your charges.

The firm consistently produces satisfactory results for clients because of its top-quality care and experience in criminal defense cases. Attorney Atkinson’s unparalleled professionalism has restored thousands of reputations, and he is ready to do the same for you.

Contact the firm today at (936) 681-0031 for your free initial consultation!

Recent Case Results

Winning Is a Priority
  • DWI Dismissed
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  • Reckless Driving Dismissed
  • Domestic Violence Dismissed
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Why Doug Atkinson?

Quality You Can Count On
  • Over 21 Years of Experience
  • We Only Practice Criminal Defense
  • Approximately 10,000 Cases Handled
  • Thousands of DWI Cases Handled
  • Award-Winning Representation
  • Client-Focused. Results-Driven.

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