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Criminal Defense


Serving Harris County & The Greater Houston Area


Don’t Go It Alone!

With Good Legal Counsel, The Case Could Be Dismissed!

When a person’s facing criminal charges in Houston, they’re always better off with an experienced criminal defense lawyer by their side. If you’re seeking legal representation to fight a misdemeanor or felony charge for a criminal offense, Attorney Sandra J. Oballe will work with you. Whether you’re charged with a minor offense like a Class B Misdemeanor or a more serious crime, our office can help you find a solution to resolve the case. Our main objective is to defend your rights, get your case resolved in a positive faction, and help you get the matter behind you quickly.

Over 20 Years of Helping People

With a successful track record in Harris County Criminal Courts, our law firm is well-versed in defending people on a wide range of criminal cases, including sex crimes, domestic violence, drug offenses, and various theft offenses. If you need help and you’re looking for a lawyer, the Law Office of Sandra J. Oballe wants to hear from you. To contact our legal team or to speak with Sandy directly, call us at 713-524-6656.

Choosing the Right Lawyer Matters

Depending on the crime, the outcome of your case can have life-altering consequences should you be convicted. Attorney Sandra J. Oballe’s dedication to her clients, extensive experience, and knowledge of state laws and approved defenses – make her an ideal choice for individuals needing strong legal representation in Harris County.

Every Case Is A Life

Unlike some Houston criminal defense attorneys and criminal law firms, Ms. Oballe never overburdens her caseload. Doing so would result in inadequate legal representation. She and our legal team invests the time needed in our client’s cases to give us an opportunity to win.

Therefore, we also make sure we have the time to review evidence, interview witnesses, consult and hire experts, and do the best work possible for our clients. Therefore, we have a solid reputation for working tirelessly to get the great results for our clients.

We’re committed to Protecting Our Client’s Rights

Goal #1: Achieve the Best Possible Outcome for Your Situation

At the Law Office of Sandra J. Oballe, we’re committed to protecting the Constitutional Rights and personal freedom of our clients. We understand the challenges you’re facing and how criminal charges can disrupt your family and career. We take pride in giving our clients personalized attention and compassionate support throughout the process.

By choosing Attorney Sandra J. Oballe, you’re selecting a Houston criminal defense lawyer that will fight for your best interests every step of the way. If you would like to talk with Sandy, feel free to call 713-524-6656 at any time.

Criminal Defense Practice Areas

Overview of Various Criminal Charges

Houston criminal defense attorney Sandra J. Oballe provides legal counsel for a broad spectrum of criminal charges ranging from misdemeanors to serious felony cases. Whether you’re facing DWI charges, criminal charges for violent crimes life family assault, we’ll listen to your side of the story, review the evidence and police reports, and help you make the best choice on moving forward.

Our extensive experience helps us to identify if cases are winnable in a jury trial, a prospect for dismissal, or ideal for working out a deal with the State of Texas. However, any good lawyer will tell you that most criminal charges can be successfully defended – with the right legal representation.

Drug Offenses
Theft Offenses
Weapons & Firearms
Assault Cases
Homicide Offenses
Sexual Crimes
Domestic Violence
Misdemeanor Offenses
Felony Offenses
Probation & Parole Violation
Criminal Appeals

Defending People…

From the perspective of a Houston Criminal Lawyer

A criminal lawyer’s responsibility is to ensure their client’s rights are upheld throughout the legal process. This means ensuring that your rights were not violated during your arrest and certainly not violated during your prosecution. This means ensuring the that foundational principles of innocent until proven guilty, reasonable doubt, and your rights as guaranteed by the Constitution, are respected.

Goal: Case Dismissed, No Probation or Criminal Record

Attorney Sandra J. Oballe works diligently to build strong defense strategies for each person she represents. This involves investigating every aspect of the case and finding effective ways to challenge the prosecution’s evidence to earn a case dismissal or a not guilty adjudgement. For example, if your 4th Amendment right against unlawful search & seizure was violated and we can prove it, the state must dismiss your case.

Sex Crimes and Sexual Assault

Sex crime offenses include prostitution, sexual assault, improper contact with a minor, and possession of child pornography. A criminal conviction for any sex crime carries severe penalties. Even prostitution was upgraded from a misdemeanor charge to a state jail felony offense by the Texas legislature. Potential penalties following a conviction for a sex crime includes lengthy prison sentencing and mandatory registration as a sex offender.

If you or a family member are facing criminal charges for a sex crime, you’ll need an experienced Houston criminal defense lawyer like Attorney Sandra J. Oballe on your side for the best chance of a positive outcome.

Defending You Against False Accusations

False accusations of sex crimes can have devastating consequences for the accused. Attorney Sandra J. Oballe is committed to uncovering the truth and defending you against wrongful allegations. Our job is to ensure a healthy investigation and, if you’re innocent, that you have an opportunity to clear your name.

Most allegations of sexual assault are either coerced, based on spite, or simply vengeful acts by a scorned lover. Our criminal defense law firm has extensive experience fighting & investigating these charges and helping our clients avoid having a criminal history. If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges for a sex crime, you’re invited to contact Sandy to schedule a consultation and learn more about your legal options. Let us help you.

Assault Cases & Domestic Violence Offenses

Understanding Family Violence Cases

Domestic violence cases can be complicated due to the emotional nature of the relationships of the people involved. Another complication is that the responding police officer is almost always going to arrest someone, someone that might not be guilty of a crime. Attorney Sandra J. Oballe has experience handling these types of sensitive cases. As one of the most experienced Houston criminal defense lawyers for family assault cases, she understands the importance of understanding the details of the incident while fighting for the rights of the accused (arrested) party.

Why Experienced Counsel Matters in Domestic Violence Cases

An experienced criminal defense attorney know how important it is to fight domestic violence charges because a second offense is an automatic felony charge. This is regardless of the circumstances of the first offense. In contrast, first-offense cases without aggravating factors are generally classified as misdemeanors. If you’re charged with a 2nd offense, the outcome of a criminal conviction will have felony implications.

If you’re interested in hiring the best criminal defense attorney for your case, give Sandra J. Oballe a call. We’ll work tirelessly to build a strong defense strategy for you, protect your rights, and help you navigate the legal process.

Assault & Aggravated Assault

It’s not uncommon for my office to represent people with non-domestic assault cases. If we can prove you were defending yourself, getting your case dismissed should be no problem. We also provide legal counsel for people with aggravated assault cases and weapons charges.

Drug Possession, and Drug Charges

Consequences of Drug Crimes and the Potential for Jail Time

If you’re convicted of a drug offense in Texas, it can mean severe penalties, substantial fines, lengthy jail time, and a permanent criminal record. If you’re facing drug charges, it’s in your best interests to have an experienced Houston criminal defense lawyer like Attorney Sandra J. Oballe on your side.

We have a healthy track record of defending people arrested in connection with meth, cocaine, marijuana, heroin, pills, doctor shopping, and manufacture & delivery of controlled substances. When defending dope cases, affirming your Constitutional Rights is key.

Crafting a Strong Defense for Drug Offenses

Attorney Sandra J. Oballe has a proven track record of successfully defending clients charged with drug offenses in Houston. We’ll thoroughly investigate your case, identify any weaknesses in the prosecution’s evidence, and develop a robust defense strategy to maximize your chances of a favorable outcome. Considering the frequency of missing evidence in Harris County drug cases, sometimes simply hiring a lawyer or a committed criminal defense firm is all you may need to get your case dismissed.

If the state sees that you’ve hired an attorney that will investigate your case and demand discovery, and they know they’ve lost the evidence, it may be we need for a case dismissal. If your criminal charges are dismissed, any related criminal investigation will cease and you’ll be free to go.

Criminal Defense Process

Affirming & Protecting Your Rights

Our law firm is committed to affirming your Constitutional Rights during all aspects of the criminal justice process. We’ll be there with you from the initial investigation to the final verdict. Our main objective is to provide the guidance necessary to ensure that you’re treated fairly under the law while enjoying top-notch legal representation.

The Importance of Legal Advice from Experienced Counsel

Having an experienced Houston criminal defense lawyer like Attorney Sandra J. Oballe by your side is invaluable if you’re to have any chance of securing a positive outcome following your engagement with the criminal justice system in Texas. We’ll provide sound legal advice, help you understand your options, and help you make decisions that appeal to your highest good. If we think you’re about to make a mistake, it’s our job as your counsel to inform you. This is one of the main reasons that you should never talk with police or prosecutors without a lawyer present. It’s legal for them to lie to you and trick you into convicting yourself. We won’t let that happen.

Understanding the Early Stages of a Criminal Case

During the early stages of a criminal case, such as the preliminary hearing and grand jury proceedings, there are plenty of things we can do to affect your case in a positive manner. A few of which is to gather & examine evidence, identify weaknesses in the state’s case, and develop a defense strategy. Our job is not only affirming your rights but also laying the groundwork for an effective legal defense. Remember, our ultimate goal is to keep you free.

Working with Law Enforcement and the Criminal Court System

A key aspect of a successfully defending a person charged with a crime in Houston is effectively collaborating with law enforcement and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. We have strong relationships within the legal community in Harris County which enables us to work efficiently with all parties involved, ensuring a smooth process with no catastrophic surprises. If you’re innocent, tell us. Then, we’ll notify the DA and see how they respond. Afterwards, we may consult the judge on approved defenses. No court or prosecutor wants to convict an innocent person.

Why Choose Attorney Sandra J. Oballe

20+ Years of Experience, Since 2003

With over 20 years of experience representing people with criminal charges in Houston, few lawyers are better equipped to represent you. Over the past two decades Attorney Sandra J. Oballe has built a solid reputation as a skilled Houston criminal defense lawyer.

Her impressive track record of successful outcomes speaks to her commitment to her clients and winning in court.

A Client-Centered Approach

Attorney Sandra J. Oballe understands that every person and every case is unique. We believe in providing personalized attention to each of our clients as every situation is different. Our client-centered approach ensures that your needs are addressed and that you have the support you expect and deserve.

Extensive Familiarity with Texas’ Criminal Justice System

As an experienced Houston criminal defense attorney, Sandra J. Oballe comprehensively understands Texas laws and how our legal system functions. Her familiarity with the intricacies of state and federal courts in southeast Texas enables her to advocate for her clients more effectively than lawyers with limited experience.

An Aggressive Defense Attorney

When facing criminal charges, you need a lawyer that’s willing to fight aggressively on your behalf. Attorney Sandra J. Oballe is known for her tenacious approach to criminal defense and for working tirelessly to get excellent results for our clients.

Compassionate and Supportive Representation

Attorney Sandra J. Oballe is not only a fierce advocate for her clients but also a compassionate ally to people under her counsel. We at the Law Office of Sandra Oballe know the emotional toll that criminal charges can have on individuals and their families.

Free Consultation and Flexible Payment Plans

To ensure that everyone has access to high-quality legal representation, Attorney Sandra J. Oballe offers a free initial consultations. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your case, explore your options, and see if we’re the right fit for your case. Should you choose to retain our law firm, we provide flexible payment plans and affordable legal fees, making it easier for you to secure the experienced legal representation you deserve.