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Odessa Criminal Defense Attorney

Protecting Your Rights & Freedom in West Texas

Being charged with a crime can turn your life upside down. If convicted, you could be facing hefty fines and possible jail time. The consequences of a conviction can further impact your life by giving you a criminal record that can hold you back for decades by compromising your chances of gainful employment, qualifying for a loan, or owning a home.

If you are facing criminal charges, it is imperative to hire a lawyer that will fight for you so that you get a fair shake in clearing your name and preserving your future. At the Law Offices Of Hector Peña, PLLC, our lawyers will work directly with you to develop a compelling defense against the prosecution. We’ll help you navigate the complex waters of the legal system and set you up in the best possible position to succeed. 

If we don’t get the charges dropped, we will work hard to reduce the penalties and keep your record clean. You can’t afford to have a lawyer who won’t go above and beyond for you. Reach out to us today and let’s get started with a plan of action that fits your goals and interests.

Our firm can represent clients charged with the following:

  • Assault
  • Drug crimes
  • Drug possession
  • Theft crimes
  • Violent crimes

Call our experienced team at (432) 500-5555 or contact us online. A criminal defense attorney from our Odessa or Pecos office will be eager to discuss your case and be your aggressive ally against the opposition. 

Why You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney

Whether you’re facing misdemeanor or felony charges, it is crucial to have an experienced law firm on your side to help defend you against the accusations. The stakes are high and should be taken very seriously as a conviction can impact the rest of your life.

Some of the consequences of a conviction include:

  • Jail or prison time
  • Costly fines
  • Probation
  • Loss of your Second Amendment rights
  • Suspended driver’s license
  • Inability to be hired for work
  • Inability to secure housing or loans

Aside from the economic and social costs you’d suffer from a conviction, you can further be punished relationally and emotionally. For example, a criminal conviction may prevent you from seeing your children. 

A criminal defense attorney can provide you with light at the end of the tunnel by giving you the best opportunity for vindication. Our Odessa criminal defense team has a strong track record defending numerous clients across West Texas. We know how the court system works and what it takes to strategize a defense that will put you in an advantageous position. From minimizing penalties to having your charges completely dropped, we will work tirelessly to formulate the best plan to resolve your case.

What Should I Do After an Arrest?

It is part of human nature to make mistakes. We are emotional beings and prone at times to let our emotions get the best of us. Sometimes these emotions can lead to police intervention. If the police arrive to arrest you for any reason, it may feel like the walls are closing in and your life is over, especially if you’ve never been arrested before. But being arrested isn’t the end of the world and doesn’t make you a bad person. You are still innocent until proven guilty. What you say and do after an arrest is made can either help or harm you, so it pays to do the right thing.

Here are some steps to take following an arrest: 

  • Remain calm
    As we mentioned, emotions can be high at the time of your arrest. The best thing you can do when law enforcement arrives and confronts you is to control your emotions the best you can. Behaving aggressively or resisting arrest will only hurt your case.
  • Stay silent
    The law says you have the right to remain silent. You may have heard the portion of the Miranda rights which proclaims, “anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” Take this to heart and don’t say anything that prosecutors can use as ammunition to convict you.
  • Be cooperative and non-threatening
    No matter how upset you may be, being cooperative and polite towards everyone will help you. Your behavior at the time of arrest will be examined closely, so you don’t want to demonstrate any hostility or disrespect as the arresting officers may pile on more charges, creating a deeper hole for you to climb out of.
  • Ask for a lawyer
    You need to ask your arresting officers right away that you’d like to speak with your attorney. Do so respectfully and in a composed tone. It’s your right and you should always use it.
  • Listen to your lawyer’s advice and guidance
    Your attorney has your best interest at heart and is your ally in getting you out of trouble with the law. As your representative, we will provide you with guidance on how to proceed following the arrest and the steps to take when it comes to court dates and other legal proceedings. 

Let The Law Offices Of Hector Peña, PLLC Be Your Advocate & Protect Your Rights

When facing criminal charges, the police and the prosecutor will not go easy on you. While you are certainly innocent until proven guilty, the odds are stacked against you and the state will ferociously look to convict you. Going it alone is a recipe for disaster. You need an ally in your corner that will protect your rights, ensure a fair trial, and present a strong defense.

Our firm, headed by founder Hector Peña, has the right combination of experience and strategic intelligence to handle your case with the care and aggressiveness needed to obtain the most favorable result. Make the wise choice by reaching out to us today to retain our services.

Call either of our two offices in Odessa or Pecos at (432) 500-5555 to get in touch with a criminal defense attorney today. You can also contact us online by completing our simple form.


What Clients Are Saying
  • He does a great job.

    Working with Hector was a good experience. He does a great job.

    - Eric S.
  • Hector Pena is amazing.

    Hector Pena is amazing he helped me out incredibly with my injury accident. Was very attentive and professional throughout all my case, helped me get my claim resolved in such a short period of time with the maximum!! Highly recommend!!

    - Ramiro C.
  • Hector Pena is the lawyer you want on your side.

    Hector Pena is the lawyer you want on your side. The plea agreement was I pleaded guilty to one charge and got 4 others dismissed. Thanks Hector for your help in my cases.

    - James E.
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