• Attention! Have you or someone you know been arrested or charged with a crime? Remember...
  • You have the right to remain silent.
  • Do NOT speak to the police or any state or federal prosecutor without your attorney present.
  • Have you or someone you know been injured in an accident? Remember...
  • Never admit fault, and keep records of everything.
  • Do NOT discuss your case with anyone without your attorney present.
  • Attorney Mark A. Sampson can provide you with the legal help you need...


Charged with a crime? Whether State or Federal, we can defend your criminal case.

Criminal Law

Mark A. Sampson has been fighting in the courtroom for the rights of individuals in the State of Texas since 1993.

It is important to hire quality legal representation when you are faced with criminal charges. Trying to navigate through the legal system can be an intimidating and difficult experience. You must fully understand the ramifications of any plea bargain you take or enter. Ask yourself the following before entering a plea:

  • Can this charge be dismissed?
  • Will the attorney I hire take the case to a Jury Trial or Trial Before the Court?
  • What is the punishment range if I plead guilty or am found guilty at a trial?
  • What are the effects of a probation?
  • What is deferred prosecution and am I eligible for this?
  • What is deferred adjudication and am I eligible for this?

Your arrest history can affect your employment and housing. Many companies are conducting criminal background checks on all prospective employees so a clean history is very important to your future. A criminal charge can also result in an eviction from apartments. There are ways in which your arrest history can be removed or sealed. Contact us now to find out how. My firm will travel to any county in the State of Texas.

Mark A. Sampson is licensed in Federal Court in the Western District of Texas. Most of our federal cases involve drug crimes or firearms, however, we can litigate any federal criminal case.

Phones answered 24 hours a day. There are four primary ways an individual can be bonded out from jail: 1) 100 Percent Cash Bond -- Refundable Once Case is Finished, 2) Personal Bond, 3) Cash Deposit Bond (With Attorney's Assistance), 4) Surety Bond (Private Bail Bond Company or Attorney). All jail release fees are applied to representation fees. In some cases it is better to hire an attorney rather than a bail bond company. If you hire a private bail bond company for release, you will then turn around and have to retain the services of an attorney. In short, you pay twice.

In most cases we have a payment plan option that should fit your financial situation. We try to make the plan affordable to you. Typically, the retainer fee is about one-third of the total contract, and many times the remaining balance can be paid within 90 days from the date of the contract. We accept cash, cashier's check, money orders and credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express) and personal checks are accepted if you have an existing contractual relationship with our firm.

If you have been charged with a DWI, a misdemeanor, or a felony, it is important that you hire an attorney. Do not wait. DWI charges can be time-sensitive and might seriously impact your future if not properly handled.

This website is for educational and information purposes only and is not intended to serve as legal advice to those who encounter the same. This website was not designed to create any contractual attorney-client privilege or relationship. It is a policy of this firm that electronic communication does not establish an attorney-client relationship.

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