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The Law Offices of Diana E. Sims is dedicated to helping those like you who are facing criminal charges in the State of Texas. These charges can lead to serious effects on your career, family, finances, and of course your future. You’re facing jail or prison time, license suspension, community service, hefty fines, and more penalties. Our expert legal representation can allow you peace of mind during this difficult time. Our job as your criminal defense attorney is to protect your legal rights and to speak on your behalf every step of the way. Having a skilled and professional legal advocate by your side who will devise a customized defense for you will allow you to see the best possible results.
Throughout her career in criminal defense work, she has learned firsthand that good people make bad mistakes. However, these errors don’t have to make someone pay for the rest of their lives. If you have been accused or charged of an offense, you need to hire a criminal defense lawyer immediately. Penalties for criminal convictions can lead to probation, lengthy prison terms and large fines. She will keep you informed throughout the entire legal process. Take the first step in your defense today by calling our experienced criminal defense attorney.
When you’ve been falsely accused of domestic violence, you need legal representation by your side. Each case is different and as your domestic violence lawyer, we investigate your case thoroughly. At the Law Offices of Diana E. Sims, we are committed to ensuring that your legal rights are protected every step of the way. Domestic violence can include mental, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. These types of crimes in Houston can involve spouses, couples who cohabitate, or extended family members.
A Houston Texas domestic violence attorney can help you to understand the legal process ahead and to determine the best course of action for your legal situation. A family violence charge is a major misdemeanor. This involves an assault against a household member or relative. Those facing this charge can end up in jail for a year and with fines of up to $4,000. If someone has had multiple incidents in one year, this is considered a third-degree felony with harsher penalties (two to ten years in prison and fines of up to $10,000). Perhaps one of the most severe assault charges is injury to a child. When it comes to these cases, our clients in Houston Texas can obtain general and special damages.
Being charged with DWI is life-changing and can lead to probation, jail time, hefty fines, community service requirements, and more. A DWI charges defense attorney from the Law Offices of Diana E. Sims can help you or a loved one facing these DWI charges immediately after being arrested. In Texas, DWI refers to any arrest where an officer determines that a person has consumed alcohol and/or drugs to the extent that they are no longer a safe driver. A DUI is a criminal charge that applies to those under 21 who have consumed any alcohol, whether or not they are actually impaired in any way. Our Houston Texas DWI lawyer can bring up problems at your trial to help you to get ahead. We can determine whether the officer had a legal reason to pull you over, if they conducted field sobriety tests properly or if the breathalyzer malfunctioned, to name a few defenses. We also can argue that you weren’t driving or didn’t intend to drive.
One serious DWI charge in Texas is DWI When You Have A Child In Your Vehicle. This means that anyone who has drank and has someone younger than the age of 15 years of age in the car can be charged with this even if injury doesn’t occur. A separate Texas Department of Family Services can ensue too. Jail time of 180 days in county jail up to two years can result from this crime as well as fines of up to $10,000 and mandatory DWI education classes. Other penalties can include up to 1,000 hours of community services as well as the installation of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle and a 180-day license suspension.
If you’ve been charged with a criminal charge in Texas, call to schedule a free consultation with our experienced and professional criminal defense attorney in Houston today. The legal experts at the Law Office of Diana E. Sims are ready to defend your case and get you the minimum possible sentencing possible. We offer free legal consultations where we can learn the details of your case and answer all of your questions regarding the legal process. To schedule this free legal consultation, call us at (713) 236-9800 today and allow us to help you keep your freedom and record intact.
It’s not easy when you or someone you love is facing assault charges in Houston Texas. Violent criminal charges can face harsh penalties if you are convicted. This makes it very important to hire an assault lawyer immediately after being arrested and charges. At the Law Offices of Diana E. Sims, we have many years of experience and can protect your legal rights throughout the entire legal process. We understand all criminal laws including assault in the State of Texas. We can uphold them in all legal proceedings for our clients too.
Assault is a crime in which someone threatens to use violence or makes someone fearful they will be harmed. This is known as simple assault. Battery is charged when actual violence occurs. Assault is typically only a threat. Aggravated assault is a felony in Texas that involves the intent to commit a serious crime or harm with any type of weapon. This violent crime involves serious bodily injury, which is defines as injury that creates a risk of death or serious disfigurement and/or impairment. Penalties can include 2to 20 years in state prison and fines up to $10,000. This crime becomes more serious if a deadly weapon is used or if it is done against a public servant or a witness/informant to a crime.
Our criminal defense team can customize defense strategies that will help your case. Self-defense is a common defense for assault charges. To establish self-defense, a threat of unlawful force or harm was made against them, a real perceived fear of harm to themselves or there was no chance of retreating or escaping the situation must be shown. The defense of others is another defense strategy as well as the defense of one’s property.
I have previous encounters with Ms Sims, back in 2016 and 2017, each time I called Ms Sims to defend me in court, she was able to beat the charge and it came back in my favor. I had to call on Ms Sims again in 2019, to defend me once again. Just like the past times, I came out on top.
I Keith hired Ms. Diana for a dwi and she had it dismissed, she took the case with no hesitation and done an excellent job, she is possibly the best dwi lawyer in Houston I promise you...
Excellent representation. Diana suggested proactive steps (from experience) that I was able to take which ultimately lead to the dismissal of my case. She was understandably a little hard to reach at times, but always contacted me back.
First let me start by saying I absolutely LOVE the way she treated me. I was able to give her my side of the story without being judged (as I was done by several lawyers prior to calling her) She made me feel as if I’d known her for years all while reassuring me she would do her best to fight my case .
I reached out to Mrs. Sims coming across her number in my wallet. I usually hold on to (6+ yrs) what feels right and I am glad that I did. Mrs. Sims called back and we spoke briefly regarding a pending family issue that is very sensitive, and very concerning regarding future positive development and livelihood
She is a lawyer with a good heart who will be there for you when you need her. She help my husband get one of his case is dismissed and help us with his DWI if you’re looking for a lawyer she is the one thank you so much
I would not hesitate to rehire Ms.Sims if the need ever should arise again. She professionally and efficiently handled a very touchy case for my family. Her years of experience really eased us through a very difficult arrest and charges. She’s a solid choice for representation.