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Criminal Defense

McLennan County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Protecting Your Rights and Freedom

An arrest is one of the most unsettling and potentially terrifying experiences a person may endure in his or her life. Here is a situation where your entire future is on the line, and the things you say and do from this point on may dramatically impact your freedom.

Make sure you have a knowledgeable McLennan County criminal defense attorney to protect your constitutional rights from the very beginning of your criminal case. Whether you have been formally charged or have been informally accused of a criminal offense, you may be in danger of facing imprisonment and other severe penalties if you are eventually tried and convicted.


Call Milam & Fanning, PLLC today at (254) 237-5602 or contact us onlineto schedule a meeting with one of our McLennan County criminal defense Lawyers. 


Cases We Handle

At Milam & Fanning, PLLC, our McLennan County criminal defense lawyers handle a variety of cases, including:

What To Do After You Are Arrested

Law enforcement can make an arrest when they have probable cause to believe someone committed a crime, they have observed the commission of a crime, or a warrant has been issued against a person. The arresting officer may read you your Miranda Rights, meaning anything you say can and will be used against you in court.

The following are the steps you take after arrest to obtain favorable results in your case:

  • Speak with a lawyer – As soon as you are arrested, you should try to get a hold of your attorney. Part of your Miranda Rights is the ability to contact a lawyer.
  • Avoid talking to the police – Although the officers may appear to be on your side by claiming you have the chance to tell your side of the story to clear your name, do not say anything unless your attorney is present.
  • Plead “not guilty” at arraignment – Your first court appearance is known as “arraignment,” which typically occurs several days following an arrest. When you plead “not guilty,” that forces the prosecution to prove their case against you and give your lawyer more time to find weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and create a comprehensive defense strategy.
  • Keep a low profile – Once you’re released from custody, avoid putting yourself in situations where you could cause further legal trouble. Only discuss the details of your case with your lawyer and stay away from social media until the conclusion of your case.

Let Us Fight For You

As a small firm, we don’t treat our clients like just another case number. Our McLennan County criminal defense attorneys provides our clients with effective and personalized legal solutions and helps them get back on the right path. Just because you made a mistake doesn’t mean it should affect the rest of your life.


Facing criminal charges? Contact Milam & Fanning, PLLC today at (254) 237-5602or onlineto schedule a consultation.


Commonly Asked Questions

What is criminal defense?

Criminal defense is a legal practice area that focuses on defending individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Criminal defense attorneys work to protect the rights and freedom of their clients and ensure they receive a fair trial.

Why do I need a criminal defense attorney?

If you have been accused of a crime, it is crucial to have a criminal defense attorney by your side. An experienced attorney can navigate the complex legal system, build a strong defense strategy, and advocate for your rights throughout the entire process.

What should I do if I am arrested?

If you are arrested, it is important to remain calm and exercise your right to remain silent. Contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible and follow their guidance. Avoid discussing your case with anyone other than your attorney.

How can a criminal defense attorney help me?

A criminal defense attorney can help you in various ways. They will investigate your case, gather evidence, interview witnesses, negotiate with prosecutors, and represent you in court. Their goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

What are the potential consequences of a criminal conviction?

The potential consequences of a criminal conviction vary depending on the nature and severity of the crime. They can include imprisonment, fines, probation, community service, loss of certain rights, and a permanent criminal record, which can impact future opportunities.

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