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Criminal Lawyers in Killeen and Temple

If you’ve been charged with a criminal offense, your next steps are vital for your future and your freedom. Being charged with a criminal offense is one of the most stressful situations a person can go through. A criminal charge can affect your marriage, employment status and licenses. To preserve your freedom and the life you’ve built for yourself, you need a criminal lawyer who will advocate for you every step of the way. At The Carlson Law Firm, we have extensive experience representing those charged with a crime.

A criminal lawyer from our firm will represent you with zealous advocacy to get you the best resolution possible for your case.

Choose An Experienced Criminal Lawyer For Your Case

Getting arrested is devastating. This is especially true if you are arrested for a crime you didn’t commit. The Carlson Law Firm’s criminal defense lawyers will work tirelessly on your behalf to ensure that every angle of your case is covered. We will work hard to have your criminal charges dropped or lowered.

Our criminal lawyers handle cases in Bell, Coryell and Lampasas counties. We also handle military criminal matters in the Fort Hood Federal Magistrate Court. Do not hesitate to contact The Carlson Law Firm to schedule a free consultation with one of the best criminal lawyers in the Central Texas area.

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Criminal Defense Cases We Handle

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Criminal Defense FAQs

What is criminal law?

Criminal law is a general term used for cases that involve any criminal charge including the following:

  • Tickets
  • Misdemeanor offenses
  • Felony offenses
  • Any arrest
  • Investigation by police or a governmental agency prior to an arrest
  • Charges filed against you
  • Occupational licenses
  • Requests for early release from probation
  • Non-disclosures
  • Expunctions
  • and more

How much does it cost for a criminal defense lawyer to represent me?

The cost of your family law case can vary depending on several factors. Call a Carlson Law Firm location near you:

  • 254-526-5688 (Killeen)
  • 254-771-5688 (Temple)

What counties does The Carlson Law Firm practice criminal law in?

Bell, Coryell, Lampasas, and Fort Hood Federal Magistrate Court.

How do I know which criminal defense lawyer or law firm I should hire?

Hire someone you feel comfortable with and will help you understand not only your legal position but also the practical implications of the same. Additionally, be sure you understand the attorney’s fee structure and how you will be charged.

Do I really need an attorney to help with my criminal defense?

Generally, yes. An attorney is going to look out for your interests, review the evidence, answer your questions, and ensure you get the best result.

I have a court-appointed attorney, should I hire a different lawyer?

It is important you feel comfortable with your attorney and like you are getting your questions answered. Having a criminal charge or investigation is a stressful time. The attorney should help ease those concerns, not enhance them. 

How long does a criminal case last? 

The length of time it takes to resolve your criminal case depends on several factors including the following:

  • Evidence presented by the prosecutor
  • If there is missing evidence
  • Availability of witnesses
  • Your availability
  • Your attorney’s availability
  • The court’s availability

It can take time to mount a proper defense and coordinate the schedules of the parties involved in your case. Criminal cases can take months to resolve.

The police want to talk to me, should I meet with them? 

No. The only reason a police officer would want to meet with you during an investigation in which you are not a victim or witness is to get you to confess. Schedule an appointment with our office today.

How do I find out if there is a warrant out for my arrest?

You can call a professional bail bondsman, the police agency investigating the offense, and/or the court in which the case is pending. You can also find some warrant information by going to

What if I cannot afford the bond?

Your attorney can request a hearing with the court to reduce your bond amount. Contact us today.  

What will you do, as my criminal defense lawyer?

A criminal defense attorney will review all evidence and ensure the evidence is complete. Additionally, we ensure your rights weren’t violated and advocate on your behalf. Finally, a criminal defense attorney can also file motions to reduce the bond, suppress evidence, and other documents as necessary.  

When should I hire a lawyer for my criminal matter?

The sooner you hire a criminal defense lawyer the better. While it is possible to hire the attorney any time prior to your court or trial date, the earlier you have the attorney involved, the better chance you have at mounting a defense against the state’s charges. Once your criminal defense lawyer is hired he or she will be able to request a reduction in your bond, gather all the discovery, preserve any evidence or witness statements that might help in your defense, prepare a defense, and formulate a plan of action for your case. 

There's a Carlson Law Firm near you

With 13 locations throughout Texas, there’s a Carlson Law Firm near you. We have law offices located in Killeen, Temple, Waco, Round Rock, Austin, San Antonio, Laredo, Bryan, Lubbock, Midland and Corpus Christi.

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