Criminal Defense

San Antonio Criminal Defense Information from the Cook & Cook Lawyers


Here is a criminal video that gives you a quick overview of the LONGEST time you can be in prison (or jail) if you commit various crimes in Texas.  I made this video using 2013 movie trailer clips, so that you could quickly get a picture for the maximum punishment. Yet, criminals almost never face the maximum punishment allowed.  So what amount of jail or prison do criminals actually face.  This article seeks to answer the question...

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Loved One Arrested? Print & Mail This Letter A Practical Texas Criminal Defense Guide Written For Inmates Prior to Conviction by Megan V. Cook Cook & Cook Law Firm, PLLC 214 Dwyer Ave, Suite 300 San Antonio, Texas 78204 (210) 271-2800 | http://LawyerDefend.me DISCLAIMER: THIS LETTER IS NOT INTENDED TO SUPPLEMENT THE ADVICE OF YOUR LAWYER. YOU SHOULD HIRE A GOOD LAWYER AND TAKE THEIR ADVICE. THIS LETTER IS INTENDED FOR YOUR...

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“How do I get a good lawyer?” You have a right to have a lawyer represent you for your criminal case, but what good is having a lawyer if he does not care about you or your case? It is difficult to tell whether your lawyer is actually good as most of what a lawyer is doing for you is not necessarily something you can see (like trial preparation in his office, or negotiating with the prosecutor). In every single town there have to be a...

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You have been charged with crime.  You need a good defense attorney and you need one fast.  So, you call around, and try to talk to some lawyers and get a feeling for what the cost is going to be.  You quickly figure out one thing.  It is immensely difficult to figure out if you are getting a fair price for your criminal defense lawyer in San Antonio, Texas. So, we are here to save you some time and frustration, and give you some real...

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We have people tell us all the time “I have never been in trouble before” when they are explaining the day of their unforgettable arrest.  Somehow, a law abiding citizen, a person that has never faced a wrongful accusation believes that there are criminals and there are good people.  The law abiding citizen lives comfortably knowing that he is one of the good ones.; That is until he is wrongfully charged with a crime. ...

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Wrong or…Right to Remain Silent

Wrong or…Right to Remain Silent


Posted on Aug 28, 2013

The uniformed police officer walks up to you and says in an authoritative tone “excuse me, sir.  A bank was robbed two blocks back, and the culprit is described to have a blue hoodie on.  I noticed you have a blue hoodie.  Can we discuss this situation?”  You have the right to remain silent, whether you did it, or whether you did not.  In Texas, you must identify yourself for an officer by your proper name, but you...

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