Criminal Defense

Burnet, Texas Criminal Defense Attorney Protects Your Rights

Hardworking former police officer challenges the case against you

If you’ve been arrested in central Texas, you face aggressive prosecution and stiff penalties. To protect your rights and give you a chance of a favorable outcome, you need a trustworthy attorney. Not only must your criminal defense lawyer know the law, but he or she must be determined to pursue the best results possible under the facts of your case. That’s exactly what you get from Vana & Vana, PLLC. As a former police officer, attorney Barton Vana understands how the authorities think and how they operate. As a respected member of the legal community, he has had success negotiating dismissals of charges as well as reductions in charges and sentencing. He is also a skilled trial lawyer, capable of presenting your case in the best possible light.

Vigorous defense to a wide range of criminal charges

At Vana & Vana, PLLC, we provide vigorous defense representation for traffic offenses, misdemeanors and felonies, such as:

  • Arson
  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Drug possession and drug trafficking
  • Homicide
  • Sexual assault
  • Theft crimes
  • Vandalism

Misdemeanor crimes are divided into three classes with corresponding penalties:

  • Class C — The least serious types of misdemeanors do not carry jail time but can result in a fine of up to $500.
  • Class B — A conviction can draw up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.
  • Class A — The most serious misdemeanors can result in up to one year in county jail and a fine of up to $4,000.

In Texas, a felony is a serious crime for which you can be fined up to $10,000 and sentenced to the state penitentiary for a minimum of six months. Texas law allows for life imprisonment without possibility of parole or the death penalty for capital crimes.

When the stakes are this high, you need a highly competent and highly motivated defense attorney on your side. While no attorney can ever guarantee results, we can make this promise: no one will ever outwork us when a client’s liberty is on the line.

Aggressive defense to DWI charges in Burnet, Texas

People in central Texas depend heavily on driving to get to work, pursue their education, or care for their family. But if you’ve been arrested for DWI, you’re in jeopardy of losing your license. You also face fines, fees, possible jail time, increased insurance premiums and the type of embarrassment that can damage your career and personal life.

Fortunately, an arrest does not automatically mean a conviction. Neither does a conviction mean you’ll get hit with the maximum penalty. When you retain Vana & Vana, PLLC for your DWI defense, we commit to an aggressive defense that challenges every element of the case against you, including:

  • The reason for a traffic stop
  • Probable cause for your arrest
  • Validity of blood alcohol testing

In many cases, we can weaken the state’s case against you, prompting a prosecutor to dismiss charges or allow you to plead to a lesser offense. But even when the facts are against you, we make every effort to get a reduced sentence and work to obtain a restricted license, so you can legally drive for limited purposes during your suspension.

Contact a determined criminal defense lawyer in Burnet

When you choose Vana & Vana, PLLC for your defense, you get a determined legal team to fight for your rights. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 830-798-9000 or contact us online. Our office is conveniently located at 111 East Jackson Street in Burnet, across the street from the Burnet County Courthouse.