Attorney Protecting Texans against False Allegations and Wrongful Convictions
Don’t let a lie ruin your life in San Antonio
Sometimes the police are wrong. Or maybe your spouse was angry at you and called in a domestic violence complaint. Maybe your boss accused you of stealing money from the company — but it wasn’t you. At the Law Office of Bill Baskette, I represent clients who have been wrongfully accused or convicted of misdemeanors, felonies and other criminal defense matters.
We know that the Texas criminal justice system is intended to protect our communities, but it isn’t always perfect. False or exaggerated charges can send an innocent person to jail for a long time and seriously affect their future. The police, your neighbors, the judge or the jury may not realize that you’re innocent — or there might be emotional evidence that sways them — especially if you don’t have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. It’s critical that you use every tool at your disposal to secure a positive outcome when you’ve been falsely accused. For more than 30 years, I’ve helped hundreds of people across Texas and throughout the United States regain and protect their futures after a wrongful allegation or conviction.
False accusations are beatable with the right help
Sadly, many false accusations are brought in connection with domestic violence or abuse matters. Since these cases are politically sensitive, prosecutors and Child Protective Services (CPS) may keep a case going even when there’s no evidence!
I also defend clients against wrongful allegations of rape or child abuse. It’s unfortunate, but when couples fight, these claims are often made and can ruin your life and your reputation.
You need a knowledgeable attorney who understands how to work with investigators, forensic specialists, medical exams, psychological exams and other evidence to exonerate you. It is essential that you fight false accusations — letting a false accusation stick could impact your life for years to come.
Don’t spend years in prison over a wrongful conviction
False accusations are bad — but spending years in prison even though you’re innocent would be worse. The Innocence Project has found that 25 percent of wrongful convictions that they’ve overturned have come from false confessions. I’ll say it again — if you’ve been arrested, charged with or accused of a crime, call the Law Office of Bill Baskette to make sure you don’t spend time in jail for a crime you didn’t commit. Whether it’s an accusation of assault or a DWI, tell the police that you won’t be speaking and ask for a lawyer.
If you’ve been convicted, though, it may be a little late. I can help you get free again and clear your record. Eyewitnesses are notoriously unreliable. Despite what you see on television, forensic evidence isn’t perfect and not every hair and carpet fiber can be compared perfectly (not to mention that it takes more than one hour to solve most crimes). Police officers and prosecutors are under a lot of pressure to make arrests and convictions — and while most are honest, I’ve seen a share in my time as a judge and prosecutor who will do anything to get a guilty verdict.
If you’ve been wrongfully convicted, I can review the evidence and the history to determine if there’s a good chance to obtain your freedom again. There are options for additional suits for malicious prosecution (against the state) or against the party that falsely accused you.
Fight false accusations and wrongful convictions with Bill Baskette
If you’ve been accused or convicted of a crime you didn’t commit, contact me, Bill Baskette, San Antonio wrongful accusation attorney, for an initial consultation regarding your case. I know the difficulties you’re facing and I’ll rise to the challenge to give you the representation you need. 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.