We Serve Veterans
Defending Those Who Have Served Our Country
The United States has the finest military in the world made up of some of the greatest men and women in the nation. These men and woman have answered the call of duty in an effort to protect the rights and freedoms that this country was built upon. At Daniel & Hudson, we believe that our service men and women are deserving of our gratitude and our deepest respect for the service they have provided to keep our country safe. We show our gratitude by offering our services to them at a reduced cost, and by doing so we are afforded the opportunity of showing our respect in a concrete way. At our firm, we consider it an honor and a privilege to serve the men and women who have served the United States of America.
Sometimes those who have served our nation find themselves facing criminal charges. We find that on most occasions these criminal charges are associated with cases of domestic violence,
assault or battery, alcohol abuse or abuse of other controlled substances.
As a criminal defense law firm, representing veterans proposes its unique challenges. In a number of cases, during the course of serving their country the veterans have fallen victim to both mental and physical injuries. Many of these injuries have serious and long term consequences, and many of them go completely undiagnosed for many years. Fortunately, there are some jurisdictions that are aware of this issue and recognize it to the extent that they have incorporated special courts specifically to address criminal cases that involve veterans. When veterans are facing criminal charges, it's important for them to hire a
criminal defense attorney who is aware of these specific opportunities so the client's case will be managed in such a way that he or she can enjoy the benefit of these specialized programs.
Examples of Recent Veterans Cases We've Handled
One of our successful cases involved a young man who returned from his duties in Iraq. The young man had been involved in combat and decorated for his valor on the battlefield. He had no prior criminal history whatsoever. After the young man returned home he had difficulty readjusting to civilian life, and he manifested these difficulties by abusing alcohol as many war veterans do. Due to the fact that he had no history of alcohol abuse, his family was unaware and unprepared for the situation and it quickly spiraled out of control. In a short period of time he was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) on two occasions and as a result was facing serious criminal penalties.
Another case involved a young Marine who had returned home from Iraq and Afghanistan. The young man had attempted to start a business with the money he had personally saved while he was deployed overseas. While operating his business, he successfully made sales calls and received orders for his product where he accepted partial payments at the time of signing a contract for delivery. However, over time he developed a pattern of not performing the balance of the contract and before long he had several law enforcement agencies attempting to put him behind bars.
Importance of a San Antonio Criminal Defense Attorney
Many people are completely unaware of the efficiency of alternative dispute resolution. In cases such as these a lawyer's intimate knowledge of alternative dispute resolution is absolutely vital. In each of the above cases we consulted with experts who were able to determine that our clients' behavioral irregularities were linked to their experiences while in the armed forces. We alerted the prosecuting agencies of these particular aspects of our clients and in both cases as well as a number of others that we have handled. We were able to convince the prosecutors to take into consideration the suspected cause of these behaviors with extraordinary results. Due to our efforts, both of these men were given the opportunity to address their individual conditions and avoid criminal prosecution – both of which did so successfully.
At Daniel & Hudson, we personally handle 10 to 12 veterans' cases every year and are fully prepared to take on more cases such as these. With our experience handling these types of cases we have become increasingly aware of the fact that a number of veterans are not in the position to pay our standard fees; therefore, in an effort to be more accommodating, we routinely reduce our veteran's fees by up to 20 percent depending on the financial capabilities of the client. To this day, we have yet to refuse to represent a veteran based on their inability to pay and we don't have plans to start anytime soon. Call us today to speak with an attorney about your options.