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Defense Attorney

Former Federal Prosecutor

Former State Prosecutor

If you have been arrested or accused of a crime, you need a defense attorney who knows exactly how the justice system works. Attorney Jorge Vela spent seven years as both a Federal and State prosecutor in Texas.  A dedicated trial attorney, Jorge gained inside knowledge about complex criminal matters.

As a defense attorney, he is using that knowledge to fight for individuals accused of a crime.  If you or a loved one has been accused of assault, homicide, domestic violence, possession, sexual assault, or DWI, contact the Law Office of Jorge Vela for a free consultation.

Jorge Law, Jorge Vela Will Fight for You

Jorge Law has the experience and knowledge to battle the court systems to get you the most favorable outcome, no matter how serious your case. With strong, active listening skills and determination, Vela has proven his legal expertise repeatedly, and will do the same for you. His scope of practice includes both federal and state crimes experience.

Federal Crimes Vs. State Crimes

Most crimes are state crimes, which are the crimes handled by county, sheriff's, local police officers, and state agents. Examples of state crimes include drug possession, sexual assault, battery, and driving while under the influence (DWI).

Federal crimes comprise the US government or one of its entities. A crime where a person crosses state lines or includes criminal wrongdoings in multiple states classifies as a federal crime. Additionally, immigration charges result in federal charges.

On the other hand, fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy could fall under either category, depending on the case. For instance, if you fraudulently file for Medicare benefits, that would be considered a federal crime. In rare cases, a charge could fall under both classifications.

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505 W. 12th Street, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78701

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Improve the Outcome of Your Case With Jorge Law's Expertise

Whether you're facing state or federal charges, Jorge Vela won't let you go it alone. He and his team are ready to stand by you. Contact Jorge Law today, serving Austin, Texas, and the nearby region at (512) 537-1237 for a consultation.