Criminal Defense

Defending clients for over 15+ years

Travis County Criminal Defense Attorney

Board-Certified Lawyer Defending the Accused in Texas 

Being arrested for a crime can be a terrifying experience. While it can be daunting to consider the penalties of a criminal conviction, you don’t have to navigate the criminal proceedings on your own. At The Law Offices of Ryan H. Deck, our skilled criminal defense attorney has many years of experience defending the accused throughout Travis County. 

Regardless of the type or severity of the charges against you, our firm can aggressively defend your rights. From DWI/DUI defense to drug possession, our board-certified lawyer is passionate about pursuing the second chance our clients deserve. With former prosecution experience and extensive knowledge of criminal law, The Law Offices of Ryan H. Deck has a proven track record of results to help you avoid the life-altering consequences of a criminal conviction. 

Charged with a crime in Travis County? Our top-rated defense attorney can aggressively defend your rights. Call (512) 337-6285 to schedule a free consultation.

Common Types of Criminal Cases We Handle

At The Law Offices of Ryan H. Deck, we have decades of experience defending Texans against a wide range of criminal offenses. Common types of criminal cases we handle include: 

  • Assault: Depending on the severity of the alleged crime, assault can range from misdemeanor to felony charges. Our firm understands the legal complexities of defending against assault, allowing us to develop a robust defense strategy tailored to your unique situation. 
  • Criminal Appeals: If you’ve been convicted of a crime and believe your case was handled unfairly, our attorney can help you navigate the legal intricacies of filing a criminal appeal, supporting your petition with compelling evidence to overturn the conviction.
  • DWI/DUI: Driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI) are serious criminal offenses in Texas. Our attorney has extensive experience defending clients against DWI/DUI charges, including cases involving multiple offenses and bodily injury, to advocate for your rights. 
  • Expunctions: Having a criminal record can significantly hinder one’s ability to move forward in life, affecting employment opportunities, housing, and even educational pursuits. Our skilled team understands the profound impacts that an expunction can have on your life. We can guide your steps throughout the legal process to ensure all eligible records are properly expunged.
  • Internet Crimes: In the digital age, internet crimes constitute serious charges in Texas. Navigating the complex legal landscape of cyber laws requires a sophisticated understanding and a strategic defense from a qualified attorney. Fortunately, our lawyer has a wealth of experience defending against a variety of cybercrimes. 
  • Juvenile Crimes: These crimes are committed by individuals under the age of 18. Our team is familiar with the unique challenges and sensitivities involved in juvenile cases. We’re dedicated to protecting the futures of young individuals by providing them with a robust defense with a focus on mitigating potential penalties and pursuing rehabilitation options over punishment.
  • Theft Crimes: From shoplifting to grand larceny, theft offenses can significantly impact your future. The Law Offices of Ryan H. Deck is dedicated to defending your rights by utilizing our deep understanding of Texas theft laws aimed at reducing the charges, negotiating a lesser sentence, or dismissing the charges entirely.
  • Sex Crimes: A sex crime conviction can have serious consequences, including mandatory registration as a sex offender. Our firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of accused Texans by aggressively defending against sexual allegations.
  • White-Collar Crimes: These crimes encompass certain non-violent offenses in business or professional settings, such as fraud, embezzlement, or money laundering. Our attorney possesses a sophisticated understanding of these offenses and potential defense strategies to protect your best interests in criminal court. Our firm vigorously defends against a wide range of white-collar crimes to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
  • Violent Crimes: Violent crimes like assault, robbery, and homicide carry severe penalties in the Texas judicial system. Our defense attorney has decades of expertise to aggressively defend against a wide variety of violent crime allegations. We leverage a comprehensive understanding of criminal law to pursue a favorable verdict on your behalf. 
  • Drug Crimes: From possession to sales to distribution, our firm handles all types of drug offenses, making us well-equipped to defend against a wide range of drug charges. We're committed to providing a strong defense to protect your rights while minimizing the potential penalties of a criminal conviction.

What Are the Penalties for a Criminal Conviction in Texas?

The penalties for a criminal conviction in Texas vary widely depending on the severity of the offense, the individual's criminal history, and other mitigating or aggravating factors. Potential penalties include:

  • Incarceration: Depending on the crime, convicted individuals could face time in jail or prison. The length of the sentence can range from days to life imprisonment, especially for more severe crimes.
  • Fines: Courts can impose hefty fines during sentencing, significantly impacting an individual's financial stability.
  • Probation: Sentencing may include probation instead of or in addition to incarceration, requiring defendants to meet certain conditions (such as regular meetings with a probation officer, maintaining employment, and avoiding criminal charges).
  • Loss of civil liberties: Some criminal convictions can result in the loss of certain fundamental liberties, such as the right to vote, own a firearm, and eligibility to run for public office or pursue professional licenses.
  • Community service: Judges may order defendants to perform a certain number of community service hours, contributing to public works or community organizations as a form of restitution.
  • Mandatory education and programs: Some convictions require participation in rehabilitative programs, such as substance abuse counseling, anger management classes, and other relevant interventions.

Facing the criminal justice system without experienced representation can lead to unnecessarily harsh penalties and long-term consequences. A qualified defense attorney can critically analyze the evidence against you, negotiate with prosecutors, and advocate for alternatives to incarceration, such as probation or treatment programs. 

If you’ve been accused of a crime, it’s crucial to consult a lawyer who understands the complex nuances of Texas law. At The Law Offices of Ryan H. Deck, our seasoned defense attorney can assess the unique circumstances of your case to determine an effective defense strategy to employ on your behalf, maximizing your chance of securing a favorable verdict. 

Why Choose The Law Offices of Ryan H. Deck? 

Being arrested for a crime can be disorienting and overwhelming. More than anything, securing a swift and well-fortified defense from a qualified criminal defense lawyer is imperative to avoid the life-changing penalties of a criminal conviction in Travis County. Some reasons to hire our top-rated attorney at The Law Offices of Ryan H. Deck include: 

  • Work with a board-certified attorney: Attorney Ryan H. Deck is a board-certified attorney, making him an invaluable asset to any criminal case. 
  • Former prosecution experience: With former prosecution experience, our criminal defense lawyer brings extraordinary skills and knowledge to the table, empowering him to effectively defend clients from many diverse walks of life. 
  • Decades of expertise: Our firm has decades of legal experience to help you navigate criminal court effectively, guiding your steps with wisdom and care from start to finish. 
  • Personalized representation: Our skilled legal team has extensive legal knowledge to implement a strong defense strategy tailored to your specific circumstances, maximizing your chance of securing a favorable verdict while working to reduce or dismiss the charges against you. 

Secure a Robust Defense from Our Travis County Attorney

When it comes to safeguarding your hard-earned reputation in Travis County, turn to The Law Offices of Ryan H. Deck for the well-fortified defense you deserve. We can work tirelessly to reduce or dismiss the charges against you and restore your freedom in Central Texas. Our award-winning defense attorney can carefully evaluate your case with a practiced legal eye and establish a robust defense on your behalf, maximizing your chance of achieving a favorable verdict in your case. 

A criminal conviction can result in severe penalties. Contact us online to learn how our board-certified defense attorney can zealously defend your rights. 

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Ryan Deck grew up in Williamson County where he attended Round Rock High School. After graduation, he attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Finance, he attended The University of Houston Law Center, graduating in 2003.

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