Our Approach To Criminal Law Is Wide-Reaching
Our Arlington, Texas, defense practice encompasses state and federal criminal matters, including those listed below. Our clients come from all social statuses, including minors, immigrants, working people and professionals. Thanks to our years of experience and strong track record, we provide sophisticated defense strategies.
If you do not see your particular criminal charges listed, please talk to us anyway, as the list of offenses is vast. It is highly likely that Wes has represented clients with your particular issue. Call 817-860-5000 or send an email regarding any of the following:
- Homicide: There are various forms of homicide, including murder, intoxication manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. Wes has vast experience trying and investigating homicide cases. Homicide is one of the most serious crimes with which a person can be charged. His experience allows him to evaluate the strength of the district attorney’s case and prepare a strong defense.
- Assault and family violence: Domestic violence charges often result when police are called to a residence after a spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend or sibling calls 911. Wes represents people accused of both family violence and other forms of assault.
- Drug offenses: Drug charges can range from possession of a marijuana cigarette to possession with intent to deliver a significant quantity of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin or other narcotics, including prescription drugs.
- DWI/DUI defense: A DWI/DUI is not a traffic ticket. It is a more serious offense that carries a penalty of up to one year in jail and up to a $6,000 fine for a first offense. Repeat DWI offenders increase their exposure to fines and jail or prison sentences.
- Computer crimes: Examples of computer or Internet crimes include possession of child pornography, identity fraud and financial fraud.
- Juvenile crimes: When a person under 17 is accused of committing a crime, the case is usually handled in juvenile court. Wes can defend you (a young person) or your son or daughter (speaking to parents) in any court.
- Sex crimes: People who are accused of sex crimes — and child sex crimes in particular —are terrified for good reason. These cases carry a negative stigma just because someone is accused. The legal presumption of innocence does not remove this stigma. A conviction carries with it sex offender registration, possibly for life. Sometimes, these cases arise from a related family law case where child custody and other issues provide an incentive for false claims of this type. Great care must be taken to examine available evidence such as child testimony and forensic evidence. It is extremely important that you talk to a criminal law specialist BEFORE you speak to police.
- Theft crimes: Theft includes shoplifting, embezzlement, fraud and other offenses. Theft is considered a crime of moral turpitude. A conviction for such a crime can carry additional consequences beyond that of many other offenses.
- White collar crimes: So-called white collar offenses typically involve allegations of fraud. The more serious cases are frequently prosecuted in the federal courts and involve agencies such as the FBI, Customs, U.S. postal inspectors, the IRS and the Office of Inspector General, among others. State prosecutions of this type are commonly handled by an Economic Crimes Division of the District Attorney’s Office. Wes has vast experience dealing with these investigative agencies. Wes frequently represent clients when these cases are still in the investigative stages. Wes works to influence the course of the investigation to maximize favorable results.
- Weapons charges: There are many kinds of weapons law violations in Texas, including Federal offenses, some of which can happen to regular and otherwise law-abiding citizens. Wes Ball is experienced in defending clients who are charged with misdemeanor or felony weapons charges. Wes has vast knowledge concerning self-defense rights including the implication of handgun licensing and open-carry laws. Wes has been selected a preferred attorney by the US Conceal Carry Network.
- Vandalism and trespassing: Most vandalism or criminal mischief cases are charged as misdemeanors. If more than $2,500 worth of property is damaged, however, the case may be charged as a felony. In either case, it’s important to contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. The earliest legal intervention can maximize a positive outcome.
- Jail release: It is always startling to find that a loved one or someone close to you has been arrested and is in police custody. Most people who have been arrested by the police are entitled to be released while the charges are resolved later in court. Wes Ball often helps to arrange that release.
- Criminal investigations: As everyone knows, anything you tell the police can be used against you in a court of law. If police or other law enforcement investigators contact you, you may feel that what you have to say will show that you are innocent. However, the police may have a different point of view when they interview you. This is actually the best time to contact an attorney. Wes frequently appears with clients at police interviews. His appearance with you changes the format of police interviews dramatically. He also knows when it is best to remain silent.
If a police investigator attempts to interview you about a criminal matter, the wisest course is to remain calm, be polite, and identify who the investigator is and what agency he or she is employed by. Advise the investigator that you want to seek the advice of an attorney. Then contact a criminal law specialist immediately.
Free Consultations For People Charged, Arrested And Investigated On Suspicion Of Crimes
If you have been charged with a crime or are under investigation in Tarrant County or anywhere, you should hire an attorney. If you seek a thorough, personalized approach, contact Board-Certified criminal law attorney, Wes Ball in Arlington. To reach Wes Ball, call 817-860-5000, twenty-four hours a day.