If you are facing criminal charges in Gregg County, you need a criminal lawyer in Longview, Texas with experience to effectively handle your case and aggressively fight for you. The Law Office of Attorney Matt Bingham is ready to help you.
We serve the greater East Texas area and aggressively defend our clients charged with a crime. We’re available twenty-four hours a day to talk with you about the details of your charges and discuss the best option moving forward on your case.
Matt Bingham is the former Elected District Attorney of Smith County with more than 25 years of criminal law experience. He has successfully tried before a jury more than 150 felony cases, including over 25 murder and capital murder cases.
When you hire Matt Bingham, you can be confident that you have a defense lawyer on your side who will aggressively represent you.
Matt Bingham has built a reputation as an aggressive, detail oriented, and highly experienced criminal attorney in Longview, TX and all of East Texas.
If you are charged with a crime in Longview, TX, Matt is ready to speak with you and immediately start handling your case.
Homicide refers to any situation where one person has caused the death of another person.
Not everyone who commits a homicide breaks the law because it is not always illegal to kill someone. This is discussed at length on our homicide page.
What differentiates one type of homicide from another is the culpable mental state of the actor when he took the life of the other person.
An individual has the absolute right to kill someone if they are acting under the affirmative defense of self-defense. Moreover, although an individual may have committed a criminal homicide, he/she might not be charged correctly under the criminal homicide statute. Our team will dissect the prosecutor’s case and aggressively challenge their evidence.
If so, you need a lawyer who will fight aggressively for you and challenge the prosecutor’s case.
Homicide is a practice area many criminal lawyers won’t mess with. Having successfully tried more than 25 complex murder, capital murder and death penalty cases before a jury, Matt Bingham, a homicide lawyer in Longview, TX, knows how to aggressively defend a person in Longview and east Texas charged with a criminal homicide case.
In Texas, a person may be charged with multiple types of violent crimes, including:
These are serious cases and the person charged can face a severe prison sentence, especially if the prosecutors allege that a deadly weapon was used.
These crimes are often defensible, but you need an experienced defense lawyer who can meticulously evaluate the evidence and identify every possible defense available to you in your case.
Matt Bingham, a trusted violent crimes attorney in Longview, TX, has the experience you want on your side.
In Texas, drug offenses are aggressively prosecuted, and the sentences, whether assessed by a jury or judge, can be very harsh.
The cases can also be very complex. Not only in challenging the chain of custody and testing protocol utilized by the DPS lab in testing the controlled substance, but also closely scrutinizing the stop and search of the vehicle, house or your person.
Your freedom and life are on the line. That is why, as a drug crimes attorney, Matt Bingham will thoroughly investigate, prepare the case and aggressively defend all the clients we represent.
You need the most experienced drug crime lawyer in Longview, TX you can find.
Penalties in DWI cases not only carry a social stigma, but also have long term impacts on you financially. They can even affect your ability to get a job.
While the first convictions for DWI are misdemeanor offenses, the third conviction for DWI is a third degree felony. A third degree felony is punishable by two to ten years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000.00.
Convictions for DWI can also carry stiff monetary penalties assessed by the state, along with driver’s license suspensions and the installation of ignition interlock devices on any vehicle you drive.
If you are facing a charge for a misdemeanor or felony DWI, you need an experienced DWI attorney who will look at every piece of evidence and determine if law enforcement followed the rules.
For example, did the officer or deputy:
If you have been arrested and are facing misdemeanor or felony DWI charges, you need a DWI Lawyer in Longview who will fight for you.
Call the Matt Bingham law firm for quality legal advice and criminal defense in Longview, Texas. As an attorney at law with more than 25 years experience, your DWI defense is in good hands.
Every theft, no matter how small, is considered, under Texas law, to be a crime of "moral turpitude." That means the law considers it a crime that is inherently dishonest.
Theft is committed when a person unlawfully appropriates property with the intent to deprive the owner of the property.
A conviction for theft of even a $10.00 item can result in lifelong consequences. Since this is a crime of moral turpitude, not only are you prohibited from ever serving on a jury in the State of Texas, it could very likely prevent you from securing employment in the future.
It's important to remember that theft by check is considered theft, just like stealing property, and is also considered a crime of moral turpitude.
Theft crimes can range from a misdemeanor to a first-degree felony with consequences ranging from a small fine of no more than $500 up to 99 years or life in prison, depending on the monetary value of the property that was taken without the owner's consent.
It is crucial to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Longview as soon as possible after an arrest.
Fraud and theft are closely related but are outlined in different sections of the Penal Code.
Theft is when someone takes something of value by unlawfully appropriating it from the owner without his or her consent, and with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the item.
Fraud also deals with someone taking something of value from someone else, but the way it is taken is more due to a deceptive practice than outright stealing the item like you see with a theft.
Under some circumstances, you can be charged with both theft and fraud under the Penal Code.
The crime of fraud involves crimes like:
If you have been charged with any criminal offense falling under the Fraud statutes in Texas, Fraud Attorney in Longview, TX, Matt Bingham is available anytime to meet with you and discuss the case.
When you hire us, Matt will immediately begin working on and investigating the facts of your case.
Penal Code section 22.041 enumerates and sets out the law relating to the abandoning or endangering of a child.
The first way this crime can be committed is if a person has care, custody, or control of a child younger than 15 years of age, and the person intentionally abandons the child in a place that exposes the child to an unreasonable risk of harm.
This crime can also be committed if a person intentionally, knowingly, recklessly or with criminal negligence, by act or omission, engages in conduct that places a child younger than 15 years of age in imminent danger of death, bodily injury or physical or mental impairment.
District Attorney’s Offices, Judges and Juries have, due to the alleged victim being a child, traditionally been very tough on individuals charged with this crime.
These cases are never straight forward. Often the difference between a conviction and a dismissal or verdict of not guilty rests in an exhaustive defense investigation and the retention of an experienced defense attorney.
Call the Law Office of Matt Bingham if you have been charged with the crime of child endangerment.
We will schedule a professional consultation to discuss the details of your case and immediately begin preparing an aggressive defense to the charges as your child endangerment lawyer in Longview, TX.
Sex crimes are very serious crimes, and are aggressively prosecuted in Texas. These may include:
These crimes can take place in nearly any context, including:
These types of crimes are often treated with much scrutiny by jurors and prosecutors. If convicted, you will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. That’s why you need a lawyer experienced in litigating sexual assault and crimes against children cases.
If you have been charged with sexual assault or believe you are being investigated for one of these crimes, it is crucial that you contact an experienced lawyer immediately. DO NOT discuss the case with anyone, including friends, family, spouse, counselors or your clergy. These are NOT privileged communications in crimes against children cases.
DO NOT speak to or give a statement to law enforcement before you have hired an experienced lawyer to represent you.
As the former Prosecutor and Elected District Attorney in Tyler and Smith County, Texas for 23 years, Matt knows how the prosecutor prepares these cases for trial.
He will thoroughly investigate the facts of each case and aggressively challenge the state’s evidence and credibility of the accuser.
If you have been accused of sexual assault and need a sexual assault defense lawyer in Longview, TX who is experienced and prepared, contact Matt Bingham today for a consultation.
If you've been charged with a crime in Longview, TX or if you have any other legal issues you need help with, call Matt Bingham to schedule a case evaluation.
Address: 2203 Oak Alley, Tyler, Texas 75703
Phone: (903) 565-2084
Fax: (903) 600-6818
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