One person’s word…to accuse
It only takes one person’s word to turn an ordinary citizen into a criminal defendant. In the state of Texas, one person’s accusation is all that is required to have someone arrested.
The most common example is Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). All it takes is one officer’s statement that he subjectively believes that you are drunk to arrest you for DWI. Simply stating that he smelled alcohol on your breath and that you had bloodshot eyes can result in an arrest. But while it’s scary enough that such a devastating experience as being arrested can happen based on one officer’s statement, what’s even scarier is that the accusation doesn’t have to come from a police officer.
Individuals are arrested every day based on the accusations of just one witness, often someone they know. For example, maybe you’re going through a nasty custody battle and get in an argument where your estranged wife calls the police and accuses you of hitting her. Even without a single mark or bruise, her word alone can be enough to have you arrested for family violence assault.
It might like an exaggeration, but it happens every day around the country. Our law is designed to arrest first and figure out the truth later. The system is designed this way to protect our society, but who is there to protect you when you become the victim of that accusation?
One law firm…to protect
One accusation can ruin a person’s life, and the individual making it has a whole team of advocates from the police to the government’s attorneys. The first and most important thing you must do when accused of a crime is find YOUR advocate. At The Fox Firm, experienced criminal attorney Sarah K. Fox will be the voice you need to fight any accusation of any size and of any type.
The law says that a criminal defendant has no burden to prove that he is innocent, but that does not mean you can sit back and simply trust the system to work in your favor. It is a fact that innocent people are accused of committing crimes every single day, and it is when you find yourself in that traumatic position that you need a strong criminal attorney more than any other. Sarah Fox is powerful in the courtroom and will fight to the end to seek justice on your behalf.
Because it only takes one person’s word to accuse an individual of a crime, that often becomes the only voice that is heard in the courtroom. All too often juries never hear that the girlfriend who has accused her ex of assaulting her has a history of falsely accusing other past boyfriends. Juries also often hear that the passenger of the car was technically guilty of possession because drugs were found in her purse, but they never hear that the passenger had no idea the driver even had drugs, and certainly didn’t know that he threw them in her purse when the cop pulled him over to escape getting in trouble. As a trained and seasoned attorney, Sarah will take your case to trial, expose issues like these to the jury, and fight for your innocence to the end.
Then again, sometimes an accusation might be factually true, but the Government is trying to manipulate a harsher sentence than you deserve. What that means is, we recognize that sometimes a client might be technically guilty of a crime, but that doesn’t mean they deserve to be punished as harshly as the prosecutors want.
Because Sarah is a former prosecutor herself, she has the experience necessary to identify when the Government is asking for more than you deserve, and she knows how to negotiate to get you the lowest sentence possible. Sarah will also analyze every step of the police’s investigation because there are different instances where law enforcement often cuts corners and violates your Constitutional rights. You deserve to have your rights protected just like everyone else, and identifying those missteps in an investigation can get your sentence lowered, or often even the case thrown out.
No matter the scenario, The Fox Firm will be your voice and will protect your rights in all cases and at all stages. Don’t allow yourself to become the victim of one person’s accusation; entrust Sarah K. Fox to fight on your behalf.