Criminal Practice Areas

A criminal charge is not only a devastatingly humiliating event; it also has consequences that can affect a person and his or her family for a lifetime. The psychological and financial burdens that accompany a criminal charge can be overwhelming, especially if the outcomes do not favor the accused.

The best way to deal with a criminal charge is to find a reliable criminal defense attorney who will aggressively fight for you and get you the best possible outcome—whether acquittal or making the penalty lighter. Finding a criminal defense attorney can be challenging, but with The Law Office of Kathy Holton, you can be assured that you are getting the best representation you can find in the Williamson County and Travis County, Texas area.

The Law Office of Kathy Holton:

Areas of Practice

With her experience as a former prosecutor and years of representing adults and juveniles in various criminal defense cases, Kathy Holton gained the necessary knowledge and legal prowess to defend your case effectively.

The Law Office of Kathy Holton provides criminal defense representation for the following cases:


Assault/ Family Violence

Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury to a person or even the act of threatening to cause bodily harm to another is considered a criminal offense in Texas. Circumstances like the use of weapon in the commission of the crime, committing it against a minor or a public servant, or prior conviction can cause the offense to aggravate and be punishable with harsher penalties.


Drug Crimes

The possession, manufacturing and distribution of illegal drugs is a criminal offense that is punishable with a broad coverage of penalties including fines, probation, community service, prison time, and seizure of property. The penalties depend on different factors including drug type, quantity, location, involvement of a minor, and the commission of other crimes together with the offense. Drug crimes can be tried in a state or federal court according to the circumstances.



Driving while Intoxicated (DWI) and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) are among the most common criminal charges in the state of Texas due to the state’s commitment to reduce road fatalities and injuries. Depending on the gravity of the offense and other factors, a DWI charge may be punished as a misdemeanor or a felony offense.



Felony offenses are of various types and include various crimes. A felony offense is punishable by fines and jail time, as well as penalty options like probations and community service. Having a reliable criminal defense lawyer will help you evade harsh penalties or may even gain acquittal for your case.


Juvenile Crimes

Crimes involving minors are sensitive crimes that must be dealt with proper care and utmost professionalism. Minors can get involved in various offenses like DWI, drug crimes, assault, and other crimes and can be tried in a juvenile court or as an adult. An excellent criminal defense attorney with the concern and passion to uphold and protect the rights of minor, child, or youth offenders is needed in these types of cases.



Misdemeanors are considered minor offenses but its consequences can be serious. Type C misdemeanor offenses receive punishments as light as fines-only while Type B and A misdemeanors can be punishable with incarceration. Some misdemeanor cases may also be charged as felony due to revolving circumstances. This is why the help of a reliable criminal defense attorney is highly necessary to get the best outcome.


Whatever criminal case you or your loved one is facing, having a trusted and capable attorney like Kathy Holton can spell a great difference to your case and can help you maximize the outcomes of the case for your favor.


Contact Kathy Holton today for an efficient, experienced, and skilled criminal defense representation.

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