Law Office of
Rhett Braniff

Dedicated, Experienced criminal defense throughout the State of Texas

We have handled cases ranging from Class C tickets to Capital Murders

Have a question?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS​

I have a warrant for my arrest, Can you help?​

The Law Office of Rhett Braniff has helped hundreds of clients clear their warrants. Often this can be done via a "Walk-through" with no spent in jail.

Will I have to go to Court?​

It depends. Often court appearances are waived in Travis County. Call our office and we can help you determine if you need to appear.

I was on deferred adjudication, does that mean my record is clean?​

Absolutely not. If you successfully completed a deferred adjudication, you may qualify for a non-disclosure order. This is not an Expunction, and does not clear your record. You can learn more about non-disclosure here

Can I get an expunction?​

It depends on the outcome of your case. Certain conditions must apply for expunction. To learn more, read our page on expunctions.

Do you have payment plans?​

Yes, we offer payment plans. Typically we will ask for about 25% if the fee as a down payment and the remainder of the fee paid over a period of about 6 - 9 months. Call us, and we will discuss your options.

A detective called me, should I talk to him?​

No. Absolutely not. never under any circumstances. In my career I ave seen many clients attempt to talk to law enforcement, only to make a case that would have been dismissed turn into a prison sentence. Call me first, and do not, under any circumstances, talk to the police.

How much do you charge?​

It depends on the type of case. DWI's are typically $4500 and up. Felonies are typically $7500 and up. Each case is different, though, and we have to learn more about your particular circumstances to quote you a fee.

Can the victim drop a family violence charge?

No. Once the case has been filed, only the district or county attorney can dismiss the case. Victim input is considered, but does not force a dismissal.

Why are you telling me to take classes?​

Our goal is dismissal 100% of the time. Taking classes greatly increases that chance. It is always your choice, but we always encourage it.

What is a personal bond, cash bond and surety bond?​

read our breakdown of the various types of bonds here.

Austin Texas Criminal Defense Attorneys