The Defense Team of the Law Office of Boren & Mims has successfully represented clients in a variety of white collar and criminal defense matters. The team has also assisted clients in seeking the prosecution of claims for harms committed against them.

We represent and defend clients with  charges brought under state and federal law and cases in all stages of development – ranging from internal investigations to grand jury subpoenas and indictments to trial.

This Defense Team has successfully represented their clients in allegations involving capital murder, murder, thefts, prescription fraud, sexual assault, kidnapping, robbery, indecency with a child,  fraud,  child pornography, solicitation of a minor, fraudulent transfers, securities fraud, misappropriation of fiduciary property, money conversion,  pyramid schemes, embezzlement, false statements to lending institutions, false statements, DWIs, sexual assaults and other assaults, and conspiracies to commit various crimes.

This Defense Team has many years of experience in working with local, state, and federal departments and agencies.

       Contact our office for the most qualified and         experienced criminal defense attorneys at 

903-595-2169 to schedule an initial consultation.

FEDERAL COURT

United States District Courts of Texas

Eastern District           Western District        Southern District           Northern District

The successful defense of a federal investigation or prosecution requires a defense team that understands the federal criminal justice system, from the departments and agencies that conduct the investigations, to the United States Attorney’s Office, and to the District Courts in which the cases are presented and heard. Our defense team has represented countless individuals under investigation and prosecution in the federal system.  We have the experience and expertise necessary.

Federal investigations and prosecutions can be especially frightening. The United States government has unlimited resources and time to conduct the investigations, and many federal charges have mandatory minimum prison sentences. The US Sentencing Guidelines can be very confusing and intimidating to many. The federal system operates completely differently from state prosecutions, and requires a totally different strategy and expertise.Our defense team understands the criminal prosecution of the federal system.  We are well prepared to construct and form a winning strategy in a federal investigation or prosecution.

A federal crime is an extremely serious offense in Texas that requires the care and personal attentiveness that a qualified and experienced defense team at the Law Offices Boren-Mims has for you. If you are looking at a possible conviction for a federal crime, you could be sentenced to up to life in a federal prison. Our team will work to put together the best defense to achieve the most favorable outcome of your federal case.

Do not become a victim of federal sentencing guidelines. Contact the experienced criminal defense attorney / team at our offices immediately. 

Every state has a system for classifying criminal offenses. Higher grade offenses result in higher levels of punishments. Offenses are usually divided into two general categories including felonies and misdemeanors. In Texas, felonies are crimes punishable by terms that must be served in either a Texas Department of Criminal Justice -Institutional Division prison or state jail. Less serious crimes (misdemeanors) are punishable by up to one year in a county jail.

Felonies are more serious crimes which can result in prison time. Misdemeanors are less serious crimes. Even though the punishment ranges are lower for misdemeanors, you should not ignore a misdemeanor charge. Understanding the direct and indirect consequences of the misdemeanor classification system can help reduce the long-term consequences of a misdemeanor charge.

If a defendant is not eligible for probation, they can be sentenced to imprisonment,"jail time". Felony sentences are served in TDCJ-ID prisons or state jails, whereas misdemeanors are served in a county jail.

An indictment is a formal accusation against an individual suspected of committing a crime. Indictments are generally only obtained for felony charges. An indictment is used as an alternative to a complaint in a trial court. A complaint is also an accusation against an individual, but the individual generally must have been arrested as a result of probable cause against him before the complaint can be entered.

However, an indictment against an individual can be obtained before any arrest is made. Further, while a complaint is an affidavit signed by the prosecutor, an indictment is the product of sworn testimony, sometimes by several witnesses, and therefore holds more weight in cour.

Capital Murder

Murder / Homicide

Aggravated Assault

Vehicular Homicide

Robbery

Theft

Sexual Assault

Possession of Controlled        Substance

Ranges of Punishment for Felonies in Texas:

Capital Murder:   Life without Parole or Death and/or a $10,000 fine

First Degree Felony:   5-99 years or Life and/or a $10,000 fine

Second Degree Felony:   2-20 years and/or a $10,000 fine

Third Degree Felony:   2-10 years and/or a $10,000 fine

State Jail Felony:  180 days to 2 years in a State Jail Facility

and/or a $10,000 fine

Misdemeanors are criminal offenses classified as Class A, Class B, or Class C.  Each state has a different system for classifying criminal offenses. The higher grade offenses result in higher levels of punishments.

Class A misdemeanors are the highest level of misdemeanors. Class C misdemeanors are the lowest level. If you have no criminal history or minimal history, you can petition the court for probation or deferred adjudication. Your time on probation is ranges from six months to two years.

Punishment Enhancements for Misdemeanor Offenses

In addition to the general guidelines as described above, some misdemeanor offenses can enhance punishments or collateral penalties.

For example, in Texas,

Class A misdemeanor theft can be enhanced to a felony if the defendant has two prior theft convictions. 

A person convicted of any grade of theft in Texas cannot serve on a jury.

Texas can suspend a defendant’s driver’s license after a misdemeanor DWI or drug conviction.

Certain indecency statutes, like indecent exposure, can result in sex offender registration.

A Class A assault can result in the deportation of a defendant who is not a U.S. citizen.

Because there are so many collateral consequences to a misdemeanor conviction, a defendant should never accept a “time-served” offer without  seeking the advice of a criminal defense attorney to understand how that conviction will affect them once they exit the courthouse.