CRIMINAL DEFENSE

David Wilton practices criminal defense exclusively in the El Paso County Public Defender’s office. He has practiced in this area of law for more than 17 years, having tried cases in the state courts of Texas, New Mexico, and California.

Representative sample of recent successes:

  • 2016, Texas v. D. J. – Not Guilty – Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • 2015, New Mexico v. J. F. – 2 Counts Not Guilty – 1 Count Dismissed Before Trial – 1 Count Guilty  – Criminal Sexual Contact with a Minor
  • 2008, California v. J. Z. – Not Guilty – Assault
  • Over 70 dismissals in 2 years at the El Paso County Public Defender’s office (2015-2017), and a similar rate of nolle prosequis in a year at the Law Offices of the Public Defender — New Mexico (Las Cruces, 2014-2015)

Clients can count on a thoroughly investigated and prepared case whether or not the case ultimately goes to trial. You will also always get a client-centered, results-oriented approach to your case.

Representative sample of types of cases handled:

  • Assault, aggravated assault, battery
  • Theft, shoplifting, white collar offenses
  • DWI, DUI, public intoxication, disorderly conduct
  • Domestic violence, assault on family members, child abuse, endangering a child, negligent injury to a child
  • Kidnapping, false imprisonment, pimping
  • Possession of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, prescription drugs without a prescription (in every imaginable quantity)
  • Representation of witnesses to criminal offenses
  • Representation of alleged victims of criminal offenses

Success in your case often depends on how involved you as the defendant are in your own defense. In other words, keep in contact with your attorney; make all your appointments; and always answer all your attorney’s questions completely and truthfully. All conversations with him are confidential and protected by privilege. Nothing you tell him can be shared with anyone else without your permission.