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San Antonio Felony Attorneys | Bexar County Misdemeanor Defense Lawyers | San Antonio Criminal Lawyer | Bexar County Family Attorney | Law Office of Bill Baskette
110 West Nueva Street | San Antonio, TX 78204



Felonies Misdemeanors

Former Judge Defends You from Misdemeanor and Felony Charges

Providing the representation San Antonio needs for those accused of crimes

If you’ve been charged with a crime, whether you think it’s serious or not, you may be looking at some significant consequences. Whether it’s fines and community service for a misdemeanor or the threat of jail time, probation or a prison sentence for a felony, a criminal conviction can change your life. You may suffer permanent damage to your reputation, your lifestyle and your career. So it makes a lot of sense to call a skilled Texas criminal defense lawyer to defend you against felony and misdemeanor charges. I’ve been practicing law for more than 30 years and at the Law Office of Bill Baskette. I represent clients in San Antonio and throughout Texas in felony and misdemeanor cases. Whether you’re dealing with the effects of a DWI or coping with a drug crimes charge, I promise personal service, direct contact and professional advice.

A former judge and former prosecutor defending the innocent and guilty

In more than 30 years of practice, I have served as a judge and as a prosecutor. Now, in my private practice, I bring that wealth of knowledge and experience to each client I work with. I know how prosecutors work and how judges think, so I can anticipate how a judge will rule on the issues. When I represent you, this knowledge and insight lets me see how the case will play out, and I strategize accordingly.

Working with clients accused of a variety of crimes

One of my goals as an attorney is to always give you the straight story and not to steer you in the wrong direction. I fight for your rights in a variety of cases:
  • DWI
  • Drug charges
  • Domestic violence
  • Aggravated assault
  • Murder and attempted murder
  • Internet and computer crimes
  • Sex offenses
  • Probation violations
  • Parole violations
  • Manslaughter
  • Traffic tickets
  • Fraud and forgery
  • White collar crimes
  • Embezzlement
  • Manslaughter

What’s the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?

felony is a serious criminal offense where you may be fined up to $10,000 and be sentenced to a prison for a period of between six months and life. You also may lose your right to vote, have a gun or practice some occupations. Felonies include murder, aggravated assault and burglary. A misdemeanor is a less serious criminal offense. In these you may be fined no more than $4,000 and be sentenced to jail for up to one year. You do not lose any civil rights (like in a felony). Misdemeanors include simple assault, theft and DWI (first or second time). There are three classes of misdemeanor—A, B, and C—and five categories of felony—capital, first-degree, second-degree, third-degree and state jail. If you’ve already been in court but you feel that an error was made, I also am a skilled Texas appellate attorney and I can argue appeals on your behalf.

Have you recently been charged with a crime?

For more than 30 years, I’ve been representing and serving Texans accused of felonies and misdemeanors. If you’ve been accused of a crime, please give me a call at the San Antonio, Texas Law Offices of Bill Baskette for an initial consultation about your case. Contact me today with a free email inquiry about how I can defend you, or call my office at 210.930.1200. My office is downtown, directly across from the Bexar County Courthouse, with plenty of street and lot parking within two blocks. I offer weekend and evening hours by appointment.