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Criminal Defense - State cases

"The sword is a tool of war, but its true purpose is to protect those who cannot protect themselves." - Anonymous
If you've been arrested you need sharp, effective legal representation. Our seasoned criminal law team is ready to help you. In many cases we can help lower your bond and fight to reduce your charges. We don't reset cases, we confront your case and attend each hearing to move your case towards the best outcome.
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When Immigration Status and Criminal Charges Meet

Criminal immigration is a dynamic and growing field of law that deals with the overlap between criminal law and immigration law. It’s perhaps the most important development in immigration law today, as the war on terror has blurred the distinction between these two areas of law, becoming an often abusive social control tool for immigration law enforcement. Many criminal law attorneys do not understand the differences between representing citizens and immigrants. Often immigration lawyers have to retain the counsel of a criminal attorney to assist them in handling criminal immigration matters. At the practice of Abogado Ruiz Law Firm, PLLC, our attorney is both an immigration law and criminal law attorney. He understands how the consequences of criminal activity affect immigration and how federal, state, and local infrastructures, such as law enforcement and secure communities, are used for immigration enforcement. He knows how to identify illegitimate, illegal, and unconstitutional use of the criminal justice system as a method of deportation and removal.

In fact, Attorney Natividad was an active police officer for 20 years. He now uses his unique insight into the procedures of law enforcement to focus on suppression issues in criminal arrests. Raul (a.k.a. Rudy) and our team of legal professionals can walk you through the legal process while aggressively arguing against any violations of your rights.

Armed with insider knowledge of the prosecution, we know how to craft the proactive defense that can get our clients’ charges reduced or dismissed altogether. Our award-winning defense firm gets results, and that is not an empty slogan. Our track record speaks for itself. When you need to work with a powerhouse defender who will fight for you with ferocity and skill, turn to the Abogado Ruiz Law Firm, PLLC. Don’t wait to see how we can be of service to you. If someone you know has been arrested or if you face criminal charges, contact us today.

When your freedom is on the line due to a criminal accusation (whether state or federal) or a wedge has been driven between your family requiring legal action, you can call on the Abogado Ruiz Law Firm, PLLC, for help.

Attorney Alberto Ruiz has years of experience and comprehensive insight to offer for your case. As a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Southern District of Texas, and the Western District of Texas, our founding lawyer is licensed to handle various criminal defense and family law matters on behalf of Texas and, throughout the U.S. in immigration-related matters.

The Abogado Ruiz Law Firm, PLLC, is a firm that you can trust to aggressively defend your constitutional rights—both inside and outside of the courtroom. Whether you are in the middle of a DWI or at risk of losing your freedom for another criminal charge, you have a right to tell your side of the story. Let us help make your voice heard.

Known for our reliable, relentless dedication to results, our defenders are ready to take on any criminal charge. We know how to get our clients the outcomes they need to defend their liberty and reputation. From skilled juvenile defense to challenging accusations of violence or assault offenses, we offer the trial-tested, knowledgeable defense you deserve.

Our Federal Criminal Defense attorneys represent clients throughout Texas in cases involving:

  • Federal criminal law
  • Federal court system
  • Criminal investigations
  • Defense strategy
  • Evidence analysis
  • Plea negotiations
  • Trial preparation
  • Sentencing guidelines
  • Constitutional rights
  • Civil rights
  • Due process
  • Fourth Amendment
  • Fifth Amendment
  • Sixth Amendment
  • Eighth Amendment
  • Miranda rights
  • Search and seizure
  • Assault
  • Drug Crimes
  • DWI
  • Expungements
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft Crimes
  • DWI/ DUI
  • Theft
  • Assault

If you or a loved one is a non-citizen facing criminal charges, a conviction can result in deportation. Even long-term residents are routinely deported from the U.S. for criminal convictions or long-ago offenses that have been discovered. A criminal record can also make you inadmissible to the U.S., preventing you from coming back to visit your friends or family. Even minor charges can affect your ability to get a green card.

If you are a U.S. citizen accused of helping immigrants get into the country, or providing housing for them, you may need a qualified criminal immigration lawyer. It is a felony to assist someone who you know is in the U.S. illegally by providing transportation or shelter, or simply helping them get a job. If convicted, you can face jail time, fines and other serious penalties.

Get Guidance Through Criminal Issues

Contact the Abogado Ruiz Law Firm, PLLC, as soon as you know you are in trouble with the law. Our bilingual staff will schedule a free meeting with criminal immigration lawyer Ruiz to get your questions answered and determine how he can help you. Timing is critical in criminal immigration cases, so don’t delay. Call our offices or contact the firm online.

We also strive to help with the immigration process for family members.

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