Bexar County Defense Lawyer
Simply being arrested and charged with a crime does not mean you are guilty. It does not necessarily even mean that the police and prosecutors have much evidence against you. All they need is "probable cause" — just enough information to lead them to believe you "probably" committed the crime. In DWI/DUI cases, that can begin with as little as the scent of alcohol on your breath. In a child molestation or domestic violence assault case, it could be as trivial as a mere accusation by the alleged victim. None of this is exactly hard evidence.
While probable cause is all that is required to arrest and charge you with a crime, proving you guilty requires that they have "proof beyond a reasonable doubt" that you actually committed the crime. There is an immense gap between probably and actually.
Success in All Criminal Defense Cases ― From Capital Murder to DWI/DUI
An experienced board-certified* criminal defense attorney succeeds by showing the gap between probably and actually, by demonstrating that the evidence police and prosecutors have is not enough to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant actually committed the crime. Paul J. Goeke, Attorney at Law, has used this approach day after day, week after week, for nearly 30 years, achieving success in even the most challenging criminal defense cases.
Board-Certified Criminal Law Specialist
Few lawyers have handled capital murder cases ― cases in which the death penalty is the ultimate punishment. Even fewer win those cases. Mr. Goeke has earned "not guilty" verdicts or received acquittals in a series of capital murder cases — an accomplishment that has garnered him a great deal of media attention and the respect of his peers.
He handles all criminal defense cases with the same zeal and commitment to success that he brings to capital murder cases. He has won 'not guilty' verdicts and complete dismissals in a wide array of cases, such as:
- Capital murder
- Aggravated assault
- Sexual assault
- Intoxication manslaughter/assault
- Domestic violence assault
- Driving while intoxicated, Texas DWI
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Call 210-222-2999 or send an e-mail to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney serving San Antonio, Austin and the surrounding parts of Texas.
*Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Certification