Harker Heights Criminal Defense Attorney
Protecting Your Rights Throughout the Criminal Process
Not all arrests lead to convictions, but an arrest alone can put stress on an individual and their family. Fear and worry about the long-term costs of an arrest are normal responses, but it is important to remember that you can get help and begin to move on from your arrest.
The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard is proud to serve clients in Harker Heights and the surrounding areas. We have provided compassionate legal counsel to clients at every step of the criminal process, from arrest to trial, and our founding attorney understands the court system from both sides of the aisle as a former prosecutor turned defender. Attorney Pritchard and the team of legal professionals at our firm can evaluate your case, consult with you about your options, and act in your best interests.
Call the Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard at (254) 220-4225 today for legal counsel from a firm that has a successful track record in and out of court.
Criminal Law Practice Areas
Our firm has defended thousands of cases concerning a variety of criminal charges. Every case is different, which is why we offer a host of legal services to meet our clients’ needs.
Criminal cases we handle:
- Bond hearings
- Drug offenses
- Juvenile crimes
- State offenses
It is critical that you seek out an attorney as soon as possible to avoid self-incrimination and to protect your rights. The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard offers no-cost initial consultations to provide affordable counsel to those who need it most. We are prepared to evaluate your situation, work with you to determine the most optimal strategy, and aggressively advocate for you.
Crimes and Punishments
Criminal offenses vary in damage and harm, which is why the state and federal governments institute punishments or penalties that are equal to the crime.
Crimes fall into two main categories: misdemeanors and felonies. In each of these categories are classifications that reflect the level of criminal activity. Usually, misdemeanors do not result in long prison sentences or extreme fines. Felonies, however, can sometimes lead to many years behind bars.
Misdemeanors have three classes:
- Class C misdemeanors are the least serious charges and do not usually result in jail time. Shoplifting an item with a value of less than $50 is a Class C misdemeanor.
- Misdemeanors in Class B can be punished with a maximum of 180 days and/or a fine. Theft and burglary can be considered Class B crimes but, depending on the value of the items stolen or additional charges, they can become a Class A misdemeanor or, in some cases, a felony.
- Class A is the most serious misdemeanor charge. Conviction of a Class A offense can be punished with a year of jail time and thousands of dollars in fines. DWIs are often classified as Class A misdemeanors.
Felonies are categorized by degrees instead of classes. First through third degree felonies are punished with harsher sentences than misdemeanors.
- First degree felonies like robbery can result in a sentence of up to 10 years behind bars.
- Aggravated assault is an example of a second degree felony charge. Those accused of aggravated assault may face up to 20 years in prison.
- Some sexual assault cases are classified as a third degree felony if the accused is a repeat felon or if the damage/injuries are severe. In some cases, these crimes are punished with a prison sentence of more than 50 years.
Legal representation is critical to defending your rights against criminal accusations. Whether you have been accused of a misdemeanor or a felony, an attorney can help you understand the charges against you and build a case on your behalf.
No matter what type of criminal offense you have been accused of, the Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard is prepared to review your case and guide you through the legal process. Our high-quality legal services are backed by decades of experience fighting on our clients’ behalf. Put your case in good hands at the Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard.
Contact our team of legal professionals to set up your free initial consultation today.
Meet Our Dedicated Team
Brett H. PritchardOur lead lawyer, Brett H. Pritchard, is a graduate from Brigham Young University and Texas Tech University. Earning an exemplary reputation as an aggressive and formidable trial lawyer, Attorney Pritchard is ultimately passionate about protecting his clients' rights.
Brent T. SykoraAttorney Brent T. Sykora has a wealth of experience in the legal realm, stemming firstly from his First Chair litigation experience in both federal and state courts, administrative hearings, and ADR proceedings.
Danah WoodsDanah Woods has a broad range of state and federal civil litigation experience including trial, discovery, and mediation and has practiced throughout the State of Texas. Danah began her career working in the insurance industry as a claims adjuster and ...
Darmeisha SlayAfter graduating from St. Mary’s University, she practiced as a Paralegal at the Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard until her acceptance into the Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas. While at TMSL, Darmeisha was accepted to practice in the pro bono Family Law Clinic where she represented indigent clients in uncontested and contested divorces.
Jeff LinickWith a background in business and finance prior to going to law school, Mr. Linick worked for several years in the insurance industry with USAA, a company closely associated with the armed services.
N.J. GauntSenior LitigatorNicholas J. Gaunt has been licensed as an attorney and mediator in Texas since 2009. He has practiced family law and criminal defense extensively in Bell, Coryell, Lampasas, & Milam, as well as Collin, Dallas, Denton, Travis, and Bexar County.
Kayla ChandlerKayla Chandler is a native of Temple, Texas. Born at Scott & White Hospital and a 2007 graduate of Temple High School, Kayla is proud to still call Temple home after more than thirty years. Kayla was raised in Temple by her mother and in Cedar Springs on ...
Andersch EtienneAndersch H. Etienne has lived most of his life in Florida. He obtained his Associate of Arts from Indian River State College with a major in Criminal Justice and, after graduating, interned with the 19th District Public Defender’s office for the summer. ...
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Killeen, TX 76543