First Time Offenders

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First-Time Arrests in Hidalgo County

Experienced Attorney for First-Time Offenders

Being arrested for the first time can be extremely overwhelming and intimidating, especially if you are not given all the facts about your charges. Regardless of whether you made a mistake or were mistakenly arrested, the criminal process can be complex and stressful. Law enforcement and prosecutors in Texas are known for being aggressive about all criminal offenses, which is why retaining representation is essential. Our Hidalgo County criminal defense attorney at The Law Office of Rene A. Flores PLLC is here to protect your rights.

Common First Offenses in Texas

In some cases, being a first offender can be used as a defense strategy. If our firm can illustrate that you are an upstanding citizen and you have not been arrested or convicted before, it may lead to a more favorable outcome. Texas has incorporated alternative sentencing options for individuals who are first time offenders, which we can explore on your behalf.

A few examples of common first-time offenses we defend include:

First Time Offense Programs in Texas

The law takes every type of criminal offense and arrest seriously, with law enforcement officials and prosecutors working hard to reach convictions. However, in Hidalgo County, programs have been created to allow first-time offenders to avoid jail or prison. Instead, these first-time offenders may be allowed to undergo counseling or education. We are here to explore every possible defense strategy and pursue the one which is most appropriate for your case.

A few options which may be available to first-time offenders include:

  • Plea bargaining
  • Special programs
  • Counseling
  • Special education
  • Case dismissal

We strive to find and illustrate any flaws in your case which may lead to a review of the evidence, a reduction of charges, or a total dismissal. In instances where this is not possible, we may try to illustrate that this is a one-time mistake and you are more of a benefit to society than a threat.


Our Hidalgo County first time offender attorney is here to help. Contact us at (956) 606-3606 to request a free case evaluation.


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