San Antonio Criminal Defense Attorney
We provide aggressive criminal defense representation to clients throughout San Antonio, Texas. We know that you may be confused, frightened, or frustrated. You most likely have a number of questions about your arrest and your criminal charges that need to be answered. By offering you personal attention and the guidance you deserve, we want to help you get the information you need to make the right decision about your case and the possibility of hiring a
From our experience, the best way to determine whether you need legal counsel at this time is to discuss your unique case with a lawyer. San Antonio criminal defense lawyer Tylden Shaeffer can offer you an initial consultation to talk to you about your case, your charges, your legal rights, and your options at this point. With over 20 years of experience in state and federal courts, Mr. Shaeffer has the experience to provide you with accurate, honest information. We have extensive experience in the following practice areas:
Assault and Battery
Although assault and battery are often thought of as the same crime, they are actually two separate offenses. Assault is threatening another person with physical violence while battery is carrying out those threats. If you were accused of assault or battery, please contact a member of our legal team as soon as possible. Click here to read more about assault and battery.
Domestic violence is defined as any type of physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, or financial abuse towards a member of your family or a member of your household. This offense is taken very seriously in Texas and if convicted, you could be forced to spend time in jail and pay heavy fines. Click here to read more about domestic violence.
If you or a loved one were accused of a drug crime, you should contact a member of our legal team as soon as possible. Whether you are facing charges of possession, transportation, cultivation, or trafficking, our team has the skill and experience necessary to help you. Click here to read more about drug crimes.
Accusations of driving while intoxicated can lead to serious penalties. Depending on the circumstances of the offense, you could be facing anywhere from months in jail to years in prison. Besides heavy fines, you could also lose your driver's license for up to two years. However, it is important to remember that you do not have to plead guilty to your charges, no matter how hopeless your case appears. Click here to read more about DWI.
DUI / Underage DWI
For those who have been arrested for drunk driving while under the age of 21, you could be charged with DWI even if your blood alcohol content was under 0.08%. Even the smallest amount of alcohol in the blood stream can result in a conviction which could lead to a suspended license and more. Click here to read more about DUI/underage DWI.
A federal crime is an offense that violated a federal statute or was in some way against federal property. Instances of federal crimes include: mail fraud, wire fraud, counterfeiting, identity theft, drug crimes, and white collar crimes. If you are facing these allegations, you could be investigated by the DEA, CIA, and FBI. Click here to read more about federal crimes.
There are three levels of criminal offenses: infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. A felony offense is the most serious level and is reserved for crimes like kidnapping, burglary, drug trafficking, and murder. If you are facing allegations of a felony crime, you should contact a member of our legal team as soon as possible. Click here to read more about felony defense.
Hit and Run
A hit and run accident is any traffic collision that results in property damage or injury where one of the drivers leaves the scene without exchanging information. By law, they are required to give assistance to anyone who was injured as well as give the other people involved their personal information. Click here to read more about hit and run.
If your son or daughter was arrested for a crime, we understand that you want to do everything possible to protect them and make sure that they are treated fairly. If your child was falsely accused or knows that they have made a mistake, we will do everything possible to get their charges dropped. If they have already been convicted, we could fight to get their record sealed. Click here to read more about juvenile crimes.
Murder / Manslaughter
One of the most serious crimes you could be accused of is murder. However, under the category of murder, there are several levels of seriousness. If you were accused of murder, we could protect your rights either by getting your charges dropped to a lower offense or by getting your case dropped altogether. Click here to read more about murder/manslaughter.
If you have a criminal record because of a mistake you make in the past, we could help you get your record sealed. Through an expungement, your criminal record could be sealed to the public. Even if an employer or school asks if you have been arrested, you are legally authorized to reply "no." If you would like to avail of this opportunity, please contact our firm. Click here to read more about record clearance.
If you were accused of carjacking, petty theft, robbery, burglary, fraud, or another theft crime, you should contact a member of our legal team as soon as possible. Depending on the amount that you allegedly stole, you could be facing a misdemeanor or felony conviction. Click here to read more about theft crimes.
Violent crimes range from child abuse to kidnapping to gang crimes to murder. If you were accused of a violent crime, you should talk to a member of our legal team. We could examine all the evidence against you as well as investigate your case. Click here to read more about violent crimes.
If you were charged with a weapons offense, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. By contacting a San Antonio attorney from our team, we could fight to get your charges dropped. Whether you were accused of unlawful possession, unlawful discharge of a firearm, or brandishing a firearm, we could help you. Click here to read more about weapons charges.
White Collar Crimes
A white collar crime derives its name from the fact that they usually occur within business settings. It usually is done by a person who was in a position of trust and had access to confidential information or funds. Click here to read more about white collar crimes.
Defending Criminal Allegations in San Antonio, Texas
No matter what criminal charges you or a loved one may be facing, attorney Tylden Shaeffer can conduct a complete evaluation to determine how to build a more effective defense strategy on your behalf. This may be based on grounds of an act of self-defense or defense of others, an unreasonable search and seizure by law enforcement, mishandled evidence, or an unreliable witness. You may be surprised to find that there are numerous ways to defend even the most difficult of cases.
Protect your future - contact a San Antonio criminal defense attorney today.