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Beaumont, TX Criminal Defense Attorneys

Accused or Arrested? Shelander Law Offices Can Help.

A criminal defense attorney has a duty to protect his or her client’s constitutional rights. No matter what the crime, every American has the right to certain protections, including the right to not incriminate yourself and the right to hire professional legal help.

With this assistance on your side, you can rest assured that we will do everything possible to reach a favorable outcome in your case. From thoroughly investigating the circumstances to making sure all police procedures were followed during your arrest, Shelander Law Offices offers our clients representation backed by years of knowledge and experience.

Contact our criminal defense firm today!

Types of Criminal Cases We Handle

We handle the following criminal cases in Beaumont, TX:

  • Burglary and theft
  • Robbery
  • Drug offenses (possession and/or distribution)
  • Sex crimes
  • Murder
  • Assault
  • Forgery and fraud
  • Theft and shoplifting
  • Probation revocation
  • Domestic violence
  • Weapons and firearm charges
  • White collar crimes
  • Immediate jail release assistance
  • DWI or DUI

What’s the Difference between Felonies & Misdemeanors?

The terms “felony” and “misdemeanor” refer to the seriousness of a criminal offense. In general, whether a crime is classified as a misdemeanor or a felony will determine how harshly you are punished. Being convicted of a misdemeanor can be punished by up to a year in jail.

Felonies, on the other hand, are very severe. They include murder charges, assault, and burglary, and punishments can range from time in high security prisons to the death penalty. whether you are facing a felony or misdemeanor charge, it is important that you seek immediate legal help.

Call (409) 204-0895 to Schedule Your Consultation

If you are facing a criminal charge, it is important that you seek representation from a criminal defense attorney as soon as you are arrested or when you learn of an accusation against you. It is never recommended that you represent yourself as criminal cases can be complex and often require an in-depth knowledge of the law.

Contact our Beaumont criminal defense lawyers today at (409) 204-0895 to schedule your phone consultations.

Our Attorneys

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    Tara Shelander


    Tara Shelander offers a lot of energy, diligence, and motivation to serve you, as our client. Tara has a background in business and entrepreneurship. She has experience litigating cases involving business practices, contempt of court, child support, child custodydivorce, and criminal cases.

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    Mel W. Shelander


    Mel W. Shelander has practiced law at the same location for over 35 years, successfully handling thousands of different kinds of cases for clients throughout Texas. As a lawyer, he is intentionally not board-certified in any one area of practice because he does not want to narrow his practice to one specific area. Not only can he help in family law matters, but also personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, business law, and landlord-tenant matters. As his client, you benefit from this ...
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    Colette Shelander


    Colette Shelander was born and raised in Beaumont. She is a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2014 and she obtained a Master’s Degree of Criminal Justice at Lamar University. She then attended law school in Charleston, South Carolina and returned right back to her hometown after graduation. She has the energy and drive to fight hard to get you what you deserve. She has served as an EMT so she performs well under pressure, and she will show the same compassion for you as she did ...

Benefits of Retaining Shelander Law 

  • Personal Communications and Prompt Responses
  • Payment Plans Available
  • Same-Day Appointments When Available
  • Fast Action on Your Matters
  • Initial Phone Consultations

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