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Georgetown Criminal Defense Lawyers

Serving Texans in Williamson County

Facing criminal charges in Texas can be a highly stressful and uncertain experience. The severity of state and federal crimes, the complexity of the legal system, and the potential consequences if convicted all contribute to this stress and uncertainty. 

State and federal crimes are serious issues due to the potential for severe penalties, including incarceration, fines, and a lasting criminal record. These consequences can drastically impact your life, affecting your employment prospects, other future opportunities, and personal relationships. 

Having experienced and dedicated Georgetown criminal defense attorneys can significantly alleviate this stress and uncertainty. At Winters & Chidester, you can turn to a team of defenders who have years of experience working as a team in the criminal justice system. Our prior stints as Texas prosecutors give us a unique perspective on how the other side operates to get convictions. 

When you retain our firm, that experience can inform your case, giving you an advantage you might not otherwise have. As a team, our Texas lawyers can provide insightful strategy, seasoned skills, and the advocacy you need in seeking an optimum result.

Call Winters & Chidester for a consultation with a Georgetown criminal defense attorney at (512) 961-4555 or contact us by email. Hablamos español.

Work with Former Texas County Prosecutors.

James C. Winters has tried cases from speeding to aggravated robbery, organized criminal activity, and capital murder. He worked as a prosecutor for almost 10 years in Travis County as a misdemeanor and felony prosecutor and in Bell County as a felony prosecutor before entering private practice. As a defense attorney, he handles all levels of felony and misdemeanor cases, including those at the federal level. 

Veronica Chidester has demonstrated her passion for advocacy in cases ranging from Justice of the Peace to federal court and everything in between. She worked in the Texas Attorney General’s Office in the Law Enforcement Defense Division, where she tried federal cases in various jurisdictions statewide. 

She went on to work at the Travis County Attorney’s Office and the Travis County District Attorney’s Office, where she became a chief misdemeanor and family violence prosecutor. She later worked in the criminal trial court division with felony cases.  

The Trial Team You Need 

Together, James and Veronica have proven success as a trial team. Their partnership began in law school during their time as mock trial partners. Then entering their field as prosecutors, they built upon their success as a team and tried several cases together. The combination of their years of experience as a trial team and former prosecutors readies them to be a formidable force behind your Georgia criminal law case. 

Our team at Winters & Chidester can leverage the combined professional experience and honed skills that can provide robust defense services. Our criminal defense lawyers in Georgetown handle all types of misdemeanors and felonies, including domestic violence, DWI defense, drug crimes, sex crimes, and violent crimes

We support our clients with meticulous case preparation and fierce advocacy, whether through appropriate negotiated plea agreements or at trial in state or federal court. Our criminal lawyers in Georgetown understand the stress and uncertainty you face and offer unwavering support and guidance from a pre-charge investigation by law enforcement to arrest, formal charges, arraignments, and beyond throughout the entire legal process. 

Ready to discuss your case?  Contact us online or at (512) 961-4555 today for a criminal defense attorney near you. 

Texas Criminal Law FAQ

What should I do if I've been arrested or charged with a crime?

If you've been arrested or charged with a crime, it's crucial to remain calm and refrain from speaking to law enforcement without legal representation. Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately to protect your rights and receive guidance on how to proceed.

How can a criminal defense attorney help me?

A criminal defense attorney can provide invaluable assistance at every stage of your case, from investigation to trial and beyond. They can review the evidence against you, identify weaknesses in the prosecution's case, negotiate plea deals, represent you in court, and work towards achieving the best possible outcome for your situation.

What are my rights if I've been accused of a crime?

If you've been accused of a crime, you have important legal rights, including the right to remain silent, the right to legal representation, and the right to a fair trial. It's essential to exercise these rights and seek guidance from an attorney who can protect your interests throughout the legal process.

How much does it cost to hire a criminal defense attorney?

The cost of hiring a criminal defense attorney can vary depending on factors such as the complexity of your case, the attorney's experience, and the specific services required. At Winters & Chidester, we offer personalized legal representation and can discuss our fee structure during an initial consultation.

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We're proud of the people we have helped and lives we've changed. Review our past victories! 

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  • Motion to Revoke Withdrawn Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Case Rejected Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
  • Case dismissed Assault Family Violence
  • Case dismissed Assault Family Violence Case
  • Case dismissed Assault Family Violence Case


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