Video: What Should You Do if You’re Accused of a Violent Crime in Texas?

Attorney Christy Jack:

“When someone is accused of a violent crime, their natural inclination is to explain themselves and try to get their side of the story out. In fact, that’s the last thing you should do. You should be mindful not to talk to anyone – not even family or friends. Those friends and family members could be called as witnesses against you.

The police will want to talk to you in most cases. The more violent the crime, the greater the likelihood of an interrogation. Do not give any statements. I’ve never met anyone who could talk themselves out of a serious criminal accusation.”

Keep reading or

You can also call us at (817) 203-2220

for same-day appointments or phone consultations.

Want to learn more? Check out more informational blogs and videos by Christy Jack and other seasoned criminal defense attorneys at Varghese Summersett. We address a number of important issues that come into play when a person is accused of a violent crime in Texas, including:

Should you take a polygraph?

What’s the difference between murder and capital murder in Texas?

What’s the difference between robbery and aggravated robbery in Texas?

What should you do if you are falsely accused of rape?

What is aggravated sexual assault? 

What constitutes assault bodily injury?

Have you or a loved one been accused of a serious crime? Contact us today for a complimentary strategy session. During this call we will:

  • Discuss the facts of your case;
  • Discuss the legal issues involved, including the direct and collateral consequences of the allegation; and
  • Discuss the defenses that apply to your plan and in general terms discuss our approach to your case.

Call: (817) 203-2220

You can also contact us online:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Benson Varghese

Managing Partner at Varghese Summersett PLLC
Benson Varghese is the founder and Managing Partner of Varghese Summersett PLLC. He is a prolific writer and has authored hundreds of articles about criminal law in Texas and at the Federal level. His articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Above the Law, and have been selected as Top Blogs by the State Bar of Texas. He was named the Young Lawyer of the Year in 2019 by the Tarrant County Bar Association. Benson led the firm to become one of the 500 fastest growing businesses in the United States by Inc 500 Magazine in 2018. In the same year, the firm was named the Best Law Firm in Fort Worth by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The lawyers at Varghese Summersett PLLC exclusively handle criminal defense matters.
Benson Varghese