William M. Hines, III received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas... more
William M. Hines, III received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston School of Law. Mr. Hines began his legal career as a Public Defender in Florida. Upon returning to Texas, Mr. Hines worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Travis County prosecuting for the State of Texas for five years. He then opened h... view profile
I grew up in a small East Texas town, near the Big Thicket. People were poor, and... more
I grew up in a small East Texas town, near the Big Thicket. People were poor, and the economy was always tough. Services such as mental health providers, counseling, and educational classes were few and far between. I saw then, as a young girl, that people were never going to change their ways of living if they never knew HOW to change, or WHY they should. My mother worked for 40 years in speci... view profile
As a native Texan, Kevin Bennett knows that his state has a reputation for being... more
As a native Texan, Kevin Bennett knows that his state has a reputation for being tough on crime. This can lead to an overwhelming feeling of stress when facing charges in Texas. The criminal justice system is daunting and confusing, and he is determined to guide his clients through it with as little stress as possible by maintaining open communication while aggressively fighting on their beh... view profile
A violent crime occurs when a person uses (or threatens to use) violence to harm another person, including rape, assault, and murder. The penalties for violent crimes are stiff; conviction almost always carries substantial jail time. If you are accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney with experience defending others in that particular crime, one who will understand how to best defend you based on your facts and circumstances. Sometimes the government will offer a “plea bargain,” meaning they will drop or lower the charges if you agree to a lesser crime. A violent crime lawyer will be able to evaluate the government's case and the terms of the bargain to suggest how to proceed in your best interests.