Austin Criminal Defense Firm
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Comprehensive Criminal Representation Built On Reputation & Individualized Attention

Types of Criminal Cases We Handle

25+ Years of Experience. Thousands of Cases Handled.

A criminal charge can easily change the outcome of your life. One mistake on your record could affect your candidacy for jobs, school, or travel. By working with a trusted defense attorney, your chances of suffering a life-changing sentence will be greatly reduced.

Our legal team at Carroll Troberman, PLLC has the proven experience to handle your criminal case with their decades of experience and marked success in the area of criminal law. For over a decade in Austin, TX, Attorneys Blair Carroll and Meredith “Shelly” Troberman have successfully defended clients in criminal cases ranging from DWI offenses to robbery, theft, and burglary. Our time spent in Austin has been entirely focused on criminal matters, giving us the insight and experience needed to help your case.

If you’re in need of quality legal advice and representation for your criminal charges, call (512) 772-2442 for a FREE consultation.

Comprehensive Defense Services

Knowledge and experience are essential to success in a trial. We have handled over 2,000 cases for our clients. As a firm that exclusively practices criminal law, we are more than prepared to handle all aspects of your case. Our criminal lawyers in Austin offer a confident and multifaceted legal team, including a former prosecutor that proudly handles a wide range of cases.

We handle the following felony and misdemeanor offenses:

What to Look for When Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Austin

If you need criminal defense representation, the attorney that helped you buy your house or handled your aunt’s case won’t be able to help you out. An experienced criminal defense lawyer is the difference between a jail sentence and an acquittal. You may think the initial investment might be a bit steep, however, this could be an investment in your freedom.

Finding the right lawyer can be a confusing process, that’s why we distilled the process down to a few points:

Criminal Law Experience

A lawyer should be able to show you that he has successfully defended cases like yours in the past. If, for example, you are charged with a white-collar crime, you don’t want to get a lawyer who handles mostly drug offenses.

You should always ask a potential lawyer the following:
  • If they have represented people with similar cases
  • How many of those cases the law firm handles per year
  • What have those outcomes been

In some cases, you may want to speak with their colleagues as well. A criminal defense lawyer that is respected by their colleagues is usually very talented, and has developed good relationships with judges, which may help your case later.

Local Court Experience

Hiring a lawyer with experience in the jurisdiction where your case will be tried can improve your chances of getting a better verdict in court.

  • Sometimes, an inexperienced or out-of-area attorney may overlook local laws.
  • A local attorney will have a better understanding of how police officers are most likely to plead in court.
  • A local attorney will have a better ability to guess which way certain attorneys are going to plead the moment before trial.
  • A local attorney will be able to make an experienced guess about which attorneys will negotiate.

During a criminal case, you’ll want every advantage you can get. You don’t want to sacrifice criminal-law knowledge and experience for local court experience, but if you can find a lawyer that checks all these boxes you stand a better chance of a favorable outcome in court. The attorneys at Carroll Troberman, PLLC, Blair Carroll and Meredith “Shelly” Troberman, have great professional relationships with judges and prosecutors in Central Texas courts.

Personal Connection

You want to feel comfortable when talking to your lawyer. Your lawyer needs to represent you in your case, so you want there to be a personal connection in your professional relationship. Look for a lawyer who involves you in all the decisions that need to be made and who sees you as more than just another case.

Carroll Troberman, PLLC is Available 24/7

Life is too short to throw away — if you are facing criminal charges, contact our law firm today for a free consultation. We’ll help defend your future and fight for your interests. At Carroll Troberman, PLLC, we have the criminal defense experience to handle your case and our Austin criminal defense attorneys fight aggressively for your rights.

Contact us today! Call (512) 772-2442 to request a FREE consultation.


Although the above points will give you a great background to utilize when choosing a criminal defense lawyer, you may still have a few questions, which we’ve done our best to answer below.
  • What Is the Difference Between a Criminal Defense Attorney and a Public Defender?
    If you’ve been charged with a crime, you may be wondering if you should use a public defender or a defense attorney. Usually, public defenders are reserved for people who can’t afford to hire a defense attorney. If you do have the means to hire a criminal defense attorney, it would be a good investment, as most public defenders have a very large caseload, which means they won’t be able to give your case the time it deserves.
  • How Do I Know If I Need a State or Federal Attorney?

    The type of criminal defense attorney you’ll want to hire depends upon the level of law that you were charged with breaking. If the law you broke is at the state level, then you’ll want a lawyer that handles in dealing with criminal charges at the state level. While, if you’ve been charged with breaking a federal law then you’ll want to work with an attorney that handless in federal cases.

    Federal cases are usually much larger and require more time, so you’ll want to ensure that your attorney has the bandwidth to take on your case.

  • How Do Criminal Defense Attorneys Usually Charge for Their Services?

    Hiring a criminal defense lawyer doesn’t have to be confusing. Most lawyers’ rates increase based upon the complexity of the case at hand. If your case requires more work, prompting the attorney to bring in expert witnesses, then your payment will be higher.

    There are a few different pay structures that you might come across and should be aware of:

    • Hourly rates: Your attorney will charge based upon the total amount of hours worked on your case.
    • Flat fees: These are a common form of payment. Usually, a portion of this flat fee will include a refundable minimum retainer.

    The price of representation also increases with the magnitude of your case. For instance, a felony case usually starts around $5,000 and will increase from there. A misdemeanor case will usually cost up to a couple thousand dollars.

What You Can Expect

  1. Attorneys Backed by Over 25 Years Practical Experience
  2. A Former Prosecutor with Extensive Trial Experience
  3. An Accessible Team Who Answers Calls Around the Clock
  4. Complimentary Case Evaluations & Flexible Payment Plans
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