Criminal Defense

Misdemeanor and Felony Defense Lawyer

There are three distinct areas that a criminal defense lawyer must be skilled in to achieve success: plea bargaining, trial and sentencing. With nearly 30 years of experience on his side, Paul J. Goeke, Attorney at Law, has demonstrated his skill in all three areas. He has used his skill in these areas to build an impressive record of success that includes winning every capital murder case he has handled. He handles all misdemeanor and felony cases with the same zeal and commitment to success that he brings to capital murder cases.

Plea Bargaining, Trial and Sentencing

Mr. Goeke approaches cases with a mind toward trial, usually treating plea bargaining as a last resort. He begins every case, from DWI/DUI to capital murder, for presentation in front of a jury. His goal is to make it clear to the jury that the prosecution’s evidence is not sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of the crime.

Interestingly, it is this ability and record for winning at trial that often leads to success in plea bargaining. Simply put, prosecutors do not want to carefully build their case and go to trial only to have the jury find the defendant not guilty. Prosecutors want to avoid this waste of time and resources. They do this through plea bargaining. When a plea bargain is necessary, it has to yield a satisfactory result for the accused, something he or she can accept. Mr. Goeke demands that plea bargains meet the needs of his clients, or else he goes to trial.

Aggressive Defense Against All Criminal Charges

Mr. Goeke provides criminal defense to people accused of all misdemeanors and felonies, including:

  • DWI/DUI and intoxication offenses
  • Child molestation charges
  • Domestic violence defense
  • Assault, aggravated assault, and violent crime charges
  • Robbery, burglary, and theft charges
  • Murder and capital murder charges

Free Consultation With a San Antonio Board-Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer

Call 210-222-2999 or send an email to schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney serving San Antonio, Austin and the surrounding parts of Texas.

*Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Certification