Criminal Defense

criminal defense

Criminal Defense Attorney Isaac Cordero spends his days at the El Paso County Courthouse fighting for people just like you. As a former Assistant District Attorney, he knows first-hand what it takes to fight in front of a jury, win a criminal trial, and get you the justice you deserve.

Criminal Defense Practice Areas

Assault/ Domestic Violence

Sometimes family disputes escalate and things get a little messy. While misunderstandings happen, big problems arise once the police get involved. The El Paso Police Department and District Attorney’s Office take a serious stance on all assault/ domestic violence accusations. This type of case is rarely dismissed, potentially leading to years of court hearings, a jury trial, and a lot of heart-ache. Even if the person making these accusations doesn’t want to prosecute, the District Attorney’s Office will still generally proceed. Often times, if you’re accused of a domestic violence crime, you will be forced to plead guilty or take your case to trial in front of a jury of your peers. Don’t feel pressured into pleading guilty without knowing all of your legal rights and options. Criminal Defense Attorney Cordero has fought dozens of domestic violence cases and has earned the reputation of a skilled litigator. He wants to fight for your freedom.

Violation of Protective Orders

When a protective order is issued and signed, often times an attorney isn’t present to explain what a person is agreeing to. This leaves many people unaware of what is considered a “violation.” If you violate a protective order you will be charged with a Class A Misdemeanor, meaning you are subject to a $4,000 fine and/or one year in the El Paso County Jail. Attorney Cordero has litigated countless protective order violations and can help protect you.

DWI

This is one of the most common charges Attorney Cordero sees. While it may not seem like it on the surface, it can also be one of the most devastating. Some of the consequences associated with a DWI offense include:

  • Loss of license for extended period of time (even if you’re just arrested and never charged)
  • Loss of job
  • Steep fines
    • Court costs
    • Probation fees
    • Depending on what type of DWI offense you are charged with, you may be subject to fines up to $10,000.
    • Depending on what type of DWI offense you’re charged with, you can be subject to a mandatory interlock system, which will cost you around $70 a month.

Don’t feel pressured into pleading guilty to a DWI offense before you know all of your options and rights. Many of your constitutional rights come into play when you are charged with a DWI. There are many aspects of a DWI case that can be challenged, meaning certain evidence may be excluded at trial. Attorney Cordero will carefully review your case and make sure you are protected.

Drug Crimes

Attorney Cordero will represent anyone charged with a drug offense, such as possession of marijuana and/ or possession of a controlled substance. While drug offenses are common, they can have life-long consequences that you may be unaware of. They include:

  • Deportation
  • Ineligibility for military service
  • Ineligibility for certain student loans
  • Potential loss of job

Even though many states have legalized marijuana, it is still a jailable offense in the state of Texas. You don’t want to treat a possession charge as a minor offense because you can still face the consequences listed above. Before you even consider pleading guilty, Attorney Cordero can assess your legal options.

Theft Crimes

Money troubles and desperation can push someone over the edge, leading to a lapse of judgment. That one lapse of judgment, however, can leave you with a life-long sentence. If you plead guilty to a theft crime, some of the consequences include:

  • Deportation
  • Loss of job
  • Loss of your right to serve on a jury

Theft is also considered a “crime of moral turpitude,” meaning it will follow you forever. Before you plead guilty to a theft crime, Attorney Cordero can tell you your legal options.

Expunction

Even if your criminal case gets dismissed by the prosecution, the fact you were arrested will create a criminal record. Find out if you’re eligible to clear your criminal record by calling Attorney Cordero.

Non-Disclosure

Have you ever plead guilty to an offense and received deferred adjudication/ probation? You may be eligible for an Order of Non-Disclosure, which can help keep records of that particular offense sealed. Call Attorney Cordero to find out if you’re eligible.


Charged With A Crime?

If you’ve been charged with one of the above crimes, Attorney Cordero wants to fight for you. Click here to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, Attorney Cordero will review your case in detail and determine the best action plan to get you the justice you deserve.