Baytown Personal Injury & Criminal Defense Attorney

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From car accidents to domestic disputes, being involved in a legal matter in Baytown, Texas, can be challenging and stressful. Working with an experienced attorney can help you protect yourself, your rights, and your future. 

Jose Ceja, the managing attorney of Ceja Law Firm, has extensive experience representing clients in a wide range of criminal defense and personal injury claims. He started his legal career as a felony drug prosecutor and then transitioned into defending clients throughout the greater Houston area. If you’ve been charged with a crime or injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault in Baytown, Texas, contact Ceja Law Firm PLLC today to schedule a free case evaluation. 

Our Criminal Defense Practice Areas In Baytown

Every day, innocent people are charged with crimes they didn’t commit. Perhaps you were involved in a domestic dispute, and the officer who arrived at the scene wrongly arrested you, claiming you were the aggressor. In other cases, police officers arrest drivers for DWIs even though the drivers were not driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Law enforcement in Baytown, Texas, can be aggressive when bringing charges and may overcharge defendants. Attorney Jose Ceja has experience successfully defending clients facing a wide range of criminal charges. Some of the most commonly charged crimes in Baytown include the following:

  • Theft & Shoplifting
  • Violent crimes, such as assault and domestic violence
  • DWI
  • Drug-related offenses, including marijuana possession
  • Property crimes
  • Burglary
  • Prostitution
  • Fraud
  • Sex Crimes

Defenses Used in Criminal Defense Cases

The legal defense strategy is crucial for obtaining the best outcome possible in your case. Every case is unique and should be approached with an open mind. When you work with Ceja Law Firm PLLC, you can rest assured that we will investigate your case along with the evidence the prosecution has against you. After gaining a comprehensive understanding of the circumstances in your case, we will begin developing a legal defense strategy. 

One common defense in many types of cases is that the police subjected you to an illegal search and seizure in violation of your Constitutional rights. For example, if you are charged with DWI, but the police did not have a valid reason to stop you, it may be possible to argue that the stop and all of the evidence gained as a result of the stop should be thrown out and not used against you. If this happens, it is possible that your case will be dismissed. 

If you’ve been charged with assault or domestic violence, you may be able to claim that you were acting in self-defense. Protecting yourself or another person from a potential assault that could lead to a bodily injury can be a valid legal defense as long as you can prove that you had reasonable cause to feel that you or someone else were in immediate danger. It is also possible to show that an alleged assault never took place by exposing an alleged victim’s motive to lie and inconsistent statements. 

Using Former Baytown Prosecutor Experience To Advocate For You

At Ceja Law Firm PLLC, we will work diligently to develop an effective legal defense strategy to reduce the charges against you or have your case dismissed. Attorney Jose Ceja is a former prosecutor and uses his familiarity with prosecutorial techniques to develop strategic criminal defense strategies. He has received specialized training in blood testing, field sobriety testing, and computer forensics and uses this training to advocate for clients. 

Injured in a Personal Injury Accident? We Will Fight For You

The personal injury attorneys at Ceja Law Firm PLLC understand how difficult it can be to recover after being seriously injured. In a matter of seconds, an innocent victim’s life can be turned upside down because of another party’s negligence or recklessness. If you’ve been seriously injured because of another person’s negligence, you can pursue a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for your damages. 

Accidents that lead to serious injuries can happen nearly anywhere, from retail locations to city sidewalks. Whatever the circumstances of your accident and injuries, you can rest assured that Ceja Law Firm PLLC will advocate strongly for you. We represent clients who’ve been injured in a wide range of personal injury accidents, including the following:

Giving Your Personal Injury Case the Attention You Deserve

Victims of personal injury accidents can pursue economic and non-economic damages from the party or parties whose negligence caused their accidents. For example, if you’ve been injured in a car accident, you can pursue an insurance claim from the at-fault driver’s policy. Additionally, you can choose to pursue a civil lawsuit called a personal injury lawsuit. Plaintiffs and personal injury lawsuits can recover compensation for their past and future medical expenses, lost income, loss of earning potential, pain and suffering, and more. 

The legal team at Ceja Law Firm PLLC has the experience and resources necessary to carefully estimate all of the medical expenses you will incur in the future. Once we have a better understanding of the value of your case, we will assertively negotiate with the defendant or insurance company for the best outcome possible. 

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation with a Baytown Attorney

Are you a resident of Baytown, Texas, who is facing a difficult legal matter? If so, attorney Jose Ceja is here to help. He will give your case the attention it deserves. After reviewing the facts in your case, he will answer any questions you have and help you understand your legal options. As an experienced litigator, he has the experience and litigation skills necessary to take cases to trial. Contact Ceja Law Firm PLLC today to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation consultation and learn more about your legal options. At Ceja Law Firm PLLC, we respond to potential clients quickly and are available 24/7.