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Attorney Jesus R. Lopez has been providing legal services to San Marcos, Hays County, Texas for over 10 years. We pride ourselves in being a small firm that can focus on each individual clients case. We believe in honesty and being up front. With that in mind, we use reasonable flat fee prices for most cases.

Abogado Jesus R. Lopez is able to explain all legal issues in Spanish as well.

Criminal Defense

A person facing a criminal offense not only faces the possibility of losing their liberty, but possible lifelong consequences of having a conviction on their record. Having an experienced San Marcos criminal defense attorney on your side can mean the difference between having a lifelong bar on obtaining future employment or getting past a mistake and moving forward.

Attorney Jesus R. Lopez has represented 1000s of individuals facing criminal charges, anything from a simple theft case to aggravated assault. Each case is thoroughly reviewed with a goal in mind of minimizing any potential consequences now and down the road as well.

Divorce/Custody

Going through a divorce can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. We understand that and work hard to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible. We have worked with many mediators in the area in resolving highly contested family law matters that has helped avoid even more stress on all parties involved.

When children as involved, our number one goal is looking out for the best interest of the child to reach a resolution that is both good for the parents, but minimizes the disruption to any child involved.

We have represented both custodial and noncustodial parents in reaching resolution to child support issues, including Attorney General cases.

We have also assisted high net worth clients in resolving complex asset division, including military retirement, real estate division, and stock and bond accounts. Our goal is to ensure clients receive what is just and fair under the Texas Family Code.

DWI Defense

 

 

Most of the Police Officers operating in San Marcos are well trained and competent when it comes to making a DWI arrest. However, on some occasions, important components of the procedure are not followed precisely, leaving scope for an experienced San Marcos DWI Defense Lawyer to move for a complete dismissal of your case.

The exact details of the stop and arrest procedures that you could experience may vary depending upon the place where you are stopped, the officer who stops you, and also the conditions of the event and how you behave during it. In general, a Police Officer pulls you over and, if there is any suspicion that you may be intoxicated, requests that you take a field sobriety test. This usually includes a series of standard (or non-standard) cognitive and/or physical maneuvers.

If the officer is not satisfied by your performance in the field test you may be asked to take a roadside breath test to determine the level of alcohol in your blood. A positive reading for alcohol may lead to your arrest for DWI. In most cases, you may be taken to a facility where you will be asked to undergo a chemical test (sampling your breath, or urine, or blood) to determine the exact level of alcohol or other intoxicating substances in your blood.

If your chemical test indicated a BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) of 0.08% or higher your drivers license will be immediately suspended pending your prosecution. If you refused to take a chemical test your drivers license will be immediately suspended pending a future hearing with a separate ALR Judge which will determine whether your license should be returned to you or not.

Sentencing in Texas Courts for DWIs can be very harsh. Our Prosecutors and Judges are under immense pressure from the media, the police, and many in our community, to deter drinking and driving by making an intimidating example of every DWI case that they try.

A DWI conviction in San Marcos, Texas will certainly cost you a substantial sum in fines and surcharges, and, depending upon your charges, you may also be sentenced to jail, probation, or a suspended sentence with restraining conditions on your liberty. You may also be required to undergo rehabilitation or counseling to treat any signs of consistent substance abuse.

Sometimes courts may impose the installation of an ignition interlock device on any vehicle which you may potentially drive (including your spouse’s car). These devices are designed to sample the drivers’ blood alcohol content before the vehicle can be started and driven. They are also very expensive to install, service, and then uninstall when your sentence is complete.

An experienced San Marcos DWI attorney may be able to get your charges reduced to an Obstruction of Highway charge. This is typically only available for people charged with DWI the first time with a BAC of less than .15, and where there is no accident involved.

If you are facing a trial on DWI charges we believe that your best chance of coming away from your trial with the most favorable possible verdict will be obtained by you retaining a local seasoned legal professional who knows the specific San Marcos court that your case is assigned to and understands every intricacy of the law and procedures as they apply specifically to DWI cases in Texas.