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Criminal Lawyers in Killeen & 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. With offices in Killeen and Temple, our defense lawyers serve Bell, Coryell and Lampasas Counties. In addition, we can represent those facing charges on post in the Fort Hood Federal Magistrate Court.

Why choose The Carlson Law Firm for Criminal Defense?

Criminal lawyers at The Carlson Law Firm are known for their caring and compassionate defense. Our attorneys will relentlessly advocate for your rights while showing you the honesty and compassion you deserve. Our firm has handled a variety of criminal defense cases. We know that our clients are individuals who face a unique set of challenges that can alter the course of their lives. If you are facing criminal charges, it is important that you hire a criminal lawyer who will do the following:

  • Immediately begin getting the details of your case
  • Strategize an airtight defense
  • Scrutinize the alleged facts of the case
  • Work to get charges reduced or dismissed

The Carlson Law Firm’s criminal lawyers have a distinguished reputation among their peers and former clients. We care about the outcome of your case and will help you get the best resolution possible. Call us today or fill out a contact form to schedule your free, confidential consultation with an experienced member of our legal team.

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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 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

Speak with a qualified criminal lawyer from The Carlson Law Firm to assist with your legal situation.

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

The cost of a criminal legal defense can vary depending on several factors. Call The Carlson Law Firm’s criminal to schedule a free consultation.

Who Should I hire for a Criminal Law defense?

Kyra Leal offers free criminal defense consultations. We offer defense representation in Bell, Coryell and Lampasas counties and the Fort Hood Federal Magistrate Court.

How do I know who the best defense lawyer for my case is?

Hire someone you feel comfortable with. Your defense attorney should be well-versed in the law and be able to help you understand your legal position and the practical outcomes of your case. Additionally, 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. A criminal law attorney will 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?

If you feel your court-appointed attorney is not serving your best interests, looking into hiring an attorney may be a logical next step. It is essential that you feel comfortable with your attorney and getting your questions answered. Having a criminal charge or investigation is stressful. The attorney should help ease your 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 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 defense attorney can request a hearing with the court to reduce your bond amount. Schedule a free consultation today.  

What does a criminal lawyer do?

A criminal defense lawyer generally represents defendants facing charges in local, state or federal courts. These attorneys can help advocate for you in bail bond hearings, plea bargains, criminal trials, parole or probation hearings, appeals and assist with post-conviction remedies, such as record expungement and non-disclosures.

The skilled criminal lawyers at The Carlson Law Firm will review all evidence and ensure the evidence is complete. Additionally, we ensure your rights weren’t violated and advocate on your behalf. Finally, while defending you, our lawyers can also file motions to reduce the bond, suppress evidence, and other documents as necessary.  

When should I hire a criminal lawyer?

The sooner you hire a criminal defense lawyer, the better. While it is possible to hire an attorney any time before your court or trial date, the earlier you have a lawyer representing you, 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. 

How do I contact a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

Our criminal defense lawyers are available when you need us most. Contact our criminal defense law office at 254-526-5688.

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How Can I Contact a Criminal Lawyer?

If you are facing criminal charges and need a legal defense team, call a Criminal Defense Lawyer from The Carlson Law Firm at 254-526-5688. The best legal representation comes from lawyers who care about you and care about your situation. Our defense lawyers will treat you with the respect you deserve and give your case the attention you deserve.

There's a Carlson Law Firm Near You

With over a dozen 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, Kerrville, Laredo, Bryan, Lubbock, Midland, and Corpus Christi.

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