What Our Clients Say
Being charged with a crime can be incredibly overwhelming. Whether it is your first offense or you have experience with the criminal justice system, the prospect of losing your freedom is scary. Our law firm understands this - and we are here to help.
At Hunter, Lane & Jampala PLLC, we are deeply passionate about our work. We believe first and foremost in the sanctity of individual liberty. Any time the government tries to take a person’s liberty away, it must satisfy a difficult and exacting burden of proof. Our role is to hold the government to that burden.
We represent clients across a broad range of criminal charges, from misdemeanors to felonies. Our legal team also represents individuals on post-conviction matters, including appeals, writs of habeas corpus, and expungement. For each client, we utilize a comprehensive, proactive approach to help them achieve the best possible outcome.
San Antonio Criminal Defense
We will defend any type of criminal charge. Our attorneys have worked on cases with very diverse facts, including murder, insider trading, federal export control, drunk driving offenses, drug crimes, conspiracy, sexual offenses, family violence, and deadly weapon cases.
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Each of our cases starts with a free case evaluation, where we will listen to your story and offer you advice on how your case may be resolved. If you choose to work with our law firm, we will investigate the underlying facts of the charge against you, working to develop evidence that may be used in your defense. At the same time, we will perform legal research to determine if there may be a legal defense to the charges.
Throughout the process, we will negotiate with the prosecutor. In some situations, early intervention in the case may allow our legal team to convince the prosecutor to not bring charges against you. If charges are filed, we will work hard to achieve a favorable outcome, whether that be a reduction in the charges, a plea deal, or an outright dismissal.
At each step of the criminal justice process, from arraignment to trial, we will stand by your side. We understand that this is a difficult, stressful time for our clients and their loved ones . Our goal is to do everything that we can to protect your individual rights.
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What You Can Expect
Criminal procedure is a complex animal. Even when two individuals are charged with the same offense, each case may have a number of differences, such as:
- How the arrest was executed;
- How the property and effects of the person were searched and/or seized;
- Booking procedures;
- Grand jury proceedings;
- How the indictment or information was drafted; and
- The time required to bring the case to trial.
Each of these subtle variations can dramatically alter the “signature” of a case. No two criminal cases – or criminal defendants – are the same.
A defense attorney must rely upon the rules of procedure, federal and state case law, and your constitutional rights to help you build a strong foundation for your defense. A skilled San Antonio criminal defense lawyer will analyze the facts of the case and then apply Texas law to those facts to put together a strong defense.
Depending on the facts of your case, our team may be able to file a number of motions to protect your constitutional rights. For example, if the police illegally stopped you on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, we may file a motion to suppress the evidence obtained as a result of that violation. If the state seeks to introduce certain types of evidence at trial (such as prior bad acts), we may use the rules of evidence to ask the court to limit this type of evidence.
By carefully examining the case and preparing for litigation, we strive to be sure that every defense and constitutional protection available to you is brought to bear on the Government. Whenever possible, we work to achieve a resolution without taking the case to trial. When necessary, however, our team of criminal defense lawyers will force the state to prove the charges against you beyond a reasonable doubt – and will ask the jury to return a verdict of “not guilty.”
Experience You Can Trust
Attorneys John Hunter, Thomas Lane, and Vivek Jampala are respected members of the criminal defense bar in San Antonio, Texas. Together with associate Hallie Pease, our goal is to work collaboratively to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
Our team has decades of combined experience in the field of Texas criminal defense. We have handled a range of criminal matters at both the state and federal level. Our work encompasses a broad range of matters, such as capital murder, bribery, money laundering, DWI, sexual assault, federal drug conspiracies, organized crime, drug possession, drug trafficking, internet sex crimes, identity theft, and fraud.
In addition to trial-level criminal defense work, the attorneys of Hunter, Lane & Jampala also represent clients in post-conviction matters, including state and federal writs of habeas corpus, expungement, writs of non-disclosure, and criminal appellate matters. For each case, we closely analyze the facts, the trial court record, and state and federal law to determine if relief is available. During a free consultation, we will give you a realistic assessment of the likelihood of a successful appeal, writ, or petition. If you choose to work with our law firm on a post-conviction matter, we will aggressively advocate to protect your rights and defend the rule of law.
Work with an Experienced San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyer
No one is perfect – and good people can make bad choices or mistakes. If you have been charged with a crime in San Antonio or the surrounding areas, we are here to help. Our law firm offers top-notch legal representation for people charged with both state and federal crimes.
At Hunter, Lane & Jampala, our goal is to help our clients through what can be an enormously challenging time while we fight for their constitutional rights. Our collaborative approach gives you the benefit of having a team of criminal defense attorneys working to help you achieve the best possible outcome. To request a free case evaluation, call us today at 210-202-1076 or fill out our online contact form.