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Understanding Criminal Law in Texas and the Southwest

Criminal law is a blanket term that encompasses a variety of Texas laws. From assault and battery to drug possession and gambling, it’s important to understand the consequences set in place by Texas criminal laws. This conduct is considered illegal and is punishable by fines and imprisonment. Texas stands apart from other states due to its tough penalties for crimes relating to drugs. The death penalty is also frequently used in the state of Texas. If you’re in the El Paso area and you’re in need of a strong legal defense, choose Sergio Coronado as your lawyer.


Criminal Law Breakdown

Sergio Coronado has been involved in the prosecution and defense of various types of criminal cases including:

  • Capital Murder
  • The defendant knowingly and intentionally caused the death of another person. The defendant may received a sentence of capital punishment.
  • Attempted Capital Murder
  • This charge occurs when an individual intends to carry out the act of murder but doesn’t accomplish it.
  • Murder
  • Often referred to as “second degree murder” in order states, murder in Texas constitutes as a first degree felony. Murder, as a crime, involves a death as a result of an individual’s wrongful acts.
  • Aggravated Robbery
  • This constitutes as a robbery in which the defendant uses or exhibits a deadly weapon.
  • Robbery
  • This act of knowingly committing theft is charged as a second degree felony in the state of Texas.
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Threatening to hurt or causing serious bodily injury an individual with a deadly weapon. Assault does not require any injury to take place. The simple threat is enough for an aggravated assault charge.
  • Manslaughter
  • An incident in which an individual’s reckless conduct resulted in the death of another individual.
  • Drug Offenses
  • Texas has notoriously strict drug laws. Individuals can face punishments ranging from jail time to fines. Sergio Coronado Law assists individuals who are facing legal repercussions for drug crimes.
  • Family Violence
  • Domestic violence refers to when an individual causes bodily injury, threatens to cause injury, or causes any kind of physical contact that may be considered offensive by the victim in domestic situations.

    Criminal Law Defense in El Paso and the Southwest

    With over 28 years serving the Southwest area, the Sergio Coronado Law Firm can provide many invaluable assets to our clients. Our long, storied career serves as a stable foundation upon which we built our practice. When it comes to choosing the right criminal defense attorney, you must understand what’s at stake. Even though Texas criminal law is strict and unwavering, an experienced legal defender will be able to navigate the treacherous waters of criminal defense smoothly and without an issue. Sergio Coronado has been a stalwart of El Paso’s community for many years. Mr. Coronado has a working relationship with local judges as well as a deep understanding of local laws and regulations. This knowledge and experience sets Sergio Coronado Law apart from the rest. We are ready to take on your case. We will defend your rights with sound legal counsel. Contact our team today.


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