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Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers

Helping Austinites Defend Their Rights in Court

Criminal defense disputes can be life-changing. Criminal charges often involve hefty fines and even jail time. Then, there's the effect your criminal defense case has on your life once the court issues its judgment. If you're found guilty and receive a criminal record, it could compromise your professional, financial, and personal stability for years or even decades.

Over the past year, the Austin criminal defense attorneys at Cofer & Connelly, PLLC, have resolved 80% of our felony cases without the court issuing a felony charge to our client. We're well-connected in the Austin criminal law community and understand the ins and outs of criminal litigation in Texas.

If you're facing criminal charges, you can't afford to have a lawyer who won't go above and beyond for you. Our Austin criminal defense lawyers will work with you to develop a comprehensive case strategy designed to protect your rights in court, pursue your best interests, and set you up for success once your case is over.

There's a reason our firm has become a staple of criminal law defense in Austin. We'll do everything in our power to help you successfully navigate your case.

To schedule a consultation with our Austin criminal defense attorneyor to learn more about our firm, contact us online or call us at (512) 991-0576.

Cofer & Connelly, PLLC, Criminal Defense Practice Areas

Here at Cofer & Connelly, PLLC, we handle a wide range of criminal cases, including:

  • DWI. Driving while intoxicated is one of the most common criminal offenses, but that doesn't make it any less serious. Receiving a guilty judgment in a DWI case can change your life, resulting in the suspension of your driver's license and introducing unexpected financial and professional instability into your life. Our lawyers are here to help you understand your rights and develop a plan for how to tackle your DWI case. We'll do whatever we can to help you receive an equitable judgment from the court.
  • Driver's license suspensions. As we mentioned earlier, a DWI can result in a license suspension. If you rely on your license to get to places like work or school, receiving a license suspension could inconvenience you or even result in the loss of your job or access to education. Our lawyers will help you take the necessary steps to either obtain a restricted license so you can get to essential locations or fully reinstate your driver's license, depending on the circumstances of your case.
  • Alcohol offenses. DWI isn't the only alcohol-related charge. If you're facing alcohol offense charges, our team can help you determine what to do next and advocate for you in court.
  • Drug crimes. Like DWIs, drug crimes can have a significant impact on your life. Our team will help you understand what to expect from your case and fight for your rights in court.
  • Theft crimes. Many people think of theft as a minor offense, but that's not necessarily true. Like other criminal charges, a theft crime can leave you with a criminal record that destabilizes your career and makes it harder to carry out essential activities like finding housing. Our lawyers will work with you to understand your case and represent you in court.
  • Expunctions. A criminal record can prevent you from living life to the fullest. Depending on your record and how the court handled your case, it may be possible to receive an expunction, effectively erasing your criminal record in the eyes of individuals like potential employers and landlords. Our team will help you file for an expunction and work with you to move past your criminal record so you can begin living life to the fullest.
  • Juvenile crimes. For any parent, having their child charged with a crime can be nerve-wracking. Our lawyers fully understand the Texas juvenile legal system and can help you learn what to expect from your child's case. We'll represent your child in court if necessary, ensuring they receive the counsel they deserve.
  • Traffic tickets. Traffic tickets can be a hassle—receiving too many could even result in a license suspension. Our attorneys can help you fight traffic charges in court so you can continue to live your life.
  • Jail release. Do you have a loved one in jail facing criminal charges? Our team can help you locate them. Once we understand what they're facing, we can also work with you to develop a strategy for their legal representation.
  • Weapons charges. If you're facing a weapons charge, you need an attorney you can trust by your side to help you protect your rights and handle your case. Our team will do just that, ensuring you feel accurately represented during your trial.
  • Violent crimes. Violent crimes can have severe repercussions for alleged offenders, so having an experienced criminal law attorney on your case is essential. Our team will help you understand the potential outcomes for your case and pursue your best interests in court.
  • Felonies. As we wrote earlier, our team has managed to resolve 80% of our felony cases in the last year without the court issuing a felony charge against our client. If that doesn't speak to our level of experience when it comes to handling serious criminal charges, we don't know what will. We'll do everything in our power to help you get the outcome you deserve in your court case.
  • Domestic violence defense. Being charged with domestic violence can change your life forever. Our team fully understands how domestic violence cases affect our clients personally and professionally. We'll help you safeguard your rights in court and pursue an equitable judgment.

There's a reason our team here at Cofer & Connelly, PLLC, is a staple of the Austin criminal law community. We take pride in what we do, and we consistently deliver outstanding results for our clients.

To schedule a consultation with our team and learn more about how we can help you navigate your criminal offense case, contact us online or via phone at (512) 991-0576.

  • FindLaw
  • Top One Percent 2021
  • Super Lawyers
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • National College for DUI Defense- General Member
  • Texas Bar College
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2018- Rick Cofer
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine's Top 10 Attorney-2019


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