donbonnerlaw.com

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Experienced Trial Attorney Helping People in the Areas of ​Criminal Defense, Divorce, and Family Law Cases ​ Don W. Bonner is a trial attorney licensed in the state of Texas. His practice consists primarily of Criminal Defense, Divorce, and Family Law cases. He is dedicated to providing quality legal representation to citizens who need a dependable and experienced attorney in Johnson, Tarrant, Somervell, and Hill counties. He will personally evaluate, investigate, and prepare each case. He believes in a teamwork approach with his clients. Don W. Bonner is a true advocate for his clients and firmly committed to solving their legal problems. ​If you or someone you know needs an experienced and aggressive attorney in the Johnson, Somervell, Tarrant or Hill County area, call The Law Office of Don W. Bonner, PLLC at (817) 641-4055 and schedule a free consultation. Background The Law Office of Don W. Bonner, PLLC located in Cleburne, Texas. I am licensed by the Supreme Court of the State of Texas and admitted to practice in all state courts as well as the United States Federal District Court of North Texas. I was born in Hillsboro, Texas and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1981. I graduated from Baylor University in 1985 and from the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in 1998. I am a former prosecutor for Kerr County, Texas and former staff attorney for West Texas Legal Services. I have been practicing law in Johnson County and the surrounding areas since 2003. I am an effective and knowledgeable trial attorney experienced in the areas of Criminal Defense, DWI, Divorce, and Family Law cases. I am familiar with each district and county court in the local justice system and I know what it takes to best represent your interests. Client Relations I believe every person has a right to quality legal representation and access to the justice system. I believe in aggressive representation with a common sense approach. I believe in developing a professional relationship with each client. I believe the attorney and the client should work together as a team to achieve the best results. I believe I must effectively communicate with my clients at all times and that I should be available to answer all of their questions. I believe every client must actively participate in their own case. I believe each case is unique and deserves a customized approach. I believe that preparation and determination are the keys to a favorable outcome in every case. I am dedicated to efficiently and effectively serving the needs of my clients.
16 N. Caddo
Cleburne, Texas 76031

If you have been arrested, charged with a crime, or are currently under investigation, do NOT underestimate the power of the government and its prosecutors.  They can put you in jail.  You will need a good attorney that you can trust and the prosecutors respect.  Hiring the right criminal defense attorney could be the most decision a person will make in their lifetime.  Your lawyer must have experience defending criminal cases.  If you are seeking representation in a criminal case, call now and schedule a free consultation.  Don W. Bonner is a smart, aggressive, and experienced attorney willing to stand up for your rights regardless of the charges against you.  He believes that preparation, attention to detail, and good communication with his client can be the difference between a conviction and an acquittal.  You must remember that the cost of a quality legal defense is nothing relative to the cost of a criminal record that will follow you for the rest of your life.


Don W. Bonner accepts all criminal cases including the following felony and misdemeanor offenses:  Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Intoxication Assault, Intoxication Manslaughter, Drug Possession and Delivery, Drug Manufacturing and Distribution, Assault Causing Bodily Injury, Assault-Family Violence, Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault of a Child, Indecency with a Child, Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child, Injury to a Child, Murder, Manslaughter, Criminally Negligent Homicide, Kidnapping, Robbery, Aggravated Robbery, Burglary, Evading Arrest, Resisting Arrest, Theft, Theft by Check, Fraud, Credit Card Abuse, Arson, Criminal Mischief, Terroristic Threat, Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, and Criminal Trespass.


Other criminal case related matters accepted by Mr. Bonner are:  Probation Revocations and Adjudications, Early Termination of Probation, Amendments to Probation, Expunction of Criminal Records, Non-Disclosure of Criminal Records, Motions for New Trial, Post-Trial Appeals, Occupational Drivers Licenses, and more. 


Aggressive Criminal Defense


Don W. Bonner is a dedicated criminal defense trial attorney.  He has represented thousands of persons in criminal cases and conducted many misdemeanor and felony jury trials.  Mr. Bonner takes the time to investigate the facts, research the law, analyze the case, and place the client in the best possible position to make informed decisions in the matter.  Do not take a chance when it comes to your liberty and freedom.  If you are under investigation, accused of a crime, have been arrested, or have been formally charged with a criminal offense call Don W. Bonner at (817) 641-8888 immediately for assistance with your criminal case.  


Accused persons are subject to being arrested and formally charged with a variety of criminal acts.  Such illegal conduct in the State of Texas is generally classified as either a felony or misdemeanor offenses.


Felony Offenses


A felony offense in the State of Texas is the most serious of the criminal allegations. A felony offense carries a range of punishment anywhere from 180 days in state jail up to life in prison for the most severe felony offenses.  Additionally, a person can be fined up to $10,000 for each felony offense if convicted.


There are four different classifications of felony offenses.  They are classified by the range of punishment that may be assessed if convicted.


  1. State Jail Felony - minimum 180 days to maximum 24 months in a state jail and a fine up to $10,000.
  2. Third Degree Felony - minimum 2 years to maximum 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a fine up to $10,000
  3. Second Degree Felony - minimum 2 years to maximum 20 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a fine up to $10,000.
  4. First Degree Felony - minimum 5 years to a maximum 99 years or Life, in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a fine up to $10,000.


Don W. Bonner handles all felony criminal cases including:  Felony Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Intoxication Assault, Intoxication Manslaughter, Possession of a Controlled Substance; Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Manufacture of a Controlled Substance, Aggravated Assault, Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault of a Child, Indecency with a Child, Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child, Injury to a Child, Murder, Manslaughter, Criminally Negligent Homicide, Kidnapping, Robbery, Aggravated Robbery, Burglary of a Building, Burglary of a Habitation,  Evading Arrest with a Motor Vehicle, Theft over $2,500, Fraud, Credit Card Abuse, Arson, Criminal Mischief over $2,500, Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon and more.


Misdemeanor Offenses


A misdemeanor offense in the state of Texas is punishable by up to 1 year in the county jail and a fine up to $4,000 for each offense.  Misdemeanors are classified by their range of punishment if convicted.


  1. Class A Misdemeanor - up to 1 year in the county jail and up to a $4,000 fine.
  2. Class B Misdemeanor - up to 180 days in the county jail and up to a $2,000 fine.
  3. Class C Misdemeanor - up to a $500 fine.


Don W. Bonner handles all misdemeanor criminal cases including:  Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Possession of Marijuana; Burglary of a Vehicle, Evading Arrest or Detention, Failure to Identify, Resisting Arrest or Transport, Theft less than $2,500, Theft by Check, Criminal Mischief, Terroristic Threat, Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Criminal Trespass, Driving While License Invalid and more.


Driving While Intoxicated


The Texas Penal Code states that a person commits the offense of Driving While Intoxicated “if the person is intoxicated and is operating a motor vehicle in a public place”. Tex. Pen. Code §49.04(a).


“Intoxicated” is not having the normal use of one’s mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body; or having an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or greater”.  Tex. Pen. Code §49.01(2)(A) and (B).  


Driving While Intoxicated can be a classified as either a misdemeanor offense or a felony offense depending upon any prior convictions for DWI or if there is a child younger than 15 years of age in the automobile.  A DWI first is classified as a Class B misdemeanor unless the drivers Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) measures 0.15 or above, then it would be charged as a Class A misdemeanor.  A DWI arrest is classified as a third degree felony if the driver has two or more prior DWI convictions.  A DWI arrest with a child passenger younger than 15 years of age is classified as a State Jail Felony even if the driver does not have any prior DWI convictions.


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