Criminal Defense

El Paso Criminal Defense Attorney

Get a Former Felony Prosecutor on Your Side

When the state has enough evidence to pursue a case, the prosecution will be relentless in working toward landing a conviction. That means if you've been charged with a crime, you can expect to be going up against a formidable opponent doing everything in their legal power to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you're guilty. Because the prosecutor will likely have years of legal experience and knows how the system works, it's crucial to have an attorney on your side who can level the playing field.

At Joseph Veith Law, we can do just that. Not only is our criminal defense lawyer dedicated to providing legal top-quality legal representation, but he also has experience as a former felony prosecutor. When you retain the services of an attorney who has spent time on the other side of the court, you have an advocate on your side who can effectively challenge the allegations made against you.

To get started building your defense, call us at (915) 600-6045. Your initial consultation is free.

Types of Cases We Handle

If you’re facing criminal charges, it’s crucial to have a lawyer on your side who knows the process and will work tirelessly on your behalf.

Our El Paso attorney provides effective defense in various cases, including:

If you’re seeking to have your criminal record cleared, we can help you through the expungement and non-disclosure processes.

What Are the Potential Conviction Penalties for an Offense in Texas?

In Texas, crimes are categorized as either misdemeanors or felonies, with felonies being considered the most serious. Within these levels are various classifications that are applied to different offenses based on their severity.

In most cases, a criminal conviction will result in incarceration and/or a fine. The specific punishments you could face depend on the type of offense you allegedly committed and the level and classification of charge. Other mitigating or aggravating factors may be considered in your case, which can affect the conviction penalty imposed.

The following are the levels and potential criminal penalties for crimes in Texas:

  • Class A misdemeanors: Up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine of up to $4,000
  • Class B misdemeanors: Up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000
  • Class C misdemeanors: A fine of up to $500
  • Capital felonies: Up to life in prison or death
  • First-degree felonies: Up to 99 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000
  • Second-degree felonies: Up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000
  • Third-degree felonies: Up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000
  • State jail felonies: Up to 2 years in state jail and/or a fine of up to $10,000

English & Spanish-Speaking Services Available

At Joseph Veith Law, we understand that a conviction can have profound and lasting consequences on your life. That is why we will fight aggressively on your behalf. We are committed to helping those facing criminal charges and work to make a difference in their lives. Our El Paso criminal defense lawyer will take the time to listen to you, answer your questions, and ensure your rights are protected.

We know there are two sides to every story, and we want to hear yours. Speak with us about your case by calling (915) 600-6045 or filling out an online contact form.

Why Clients Choose Us

The Opinions that Matter 
  • “He refused to accept a deal that wasn't in my best interest.”

    - Deadrian
  • “He went above and beyond, his honest, fair, and a excellent attorney in trial!”

    - Former Client
  • “Mr.Veith is a very aggressive attorney in defending your matter. He will do his absolute best to get you the best outcome.”

    - Andrew Tennessee

Meet Our Attorney

Put the Right Experience on Your Side 
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    Joseph R. Veith


    Criminal Defense, DWI, Personal Injury & Probate Attorney A former felony prosecutor at the El Paso DA’s Office, Joe has oriented his legal career towards civil and criminal litigation. Prior to entering private practice, Joe worked as a Staff Attorney at Texas Riogrande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA), representing low income residents of El Paso, and the most vulnerable members of our community in various civil matters, fulfilling his desire to use his law degree to help achieve justice for residents ...

Our Commitment 

  • Results Driven

    Backed By A Proven Track Record of Success

  • Experienced Representation

    Aggressive & Experienced Litigator

  • Both Sides of the law

    Joseph R. Veith Was a Former Felony Prosecutor

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