Welcome To Olguin Law Firm Criminal, Family, Personal Injury Attorney
Trusted | Professional | Vigorous | Defense
The family-style dynamics here at the Law Office of Nick Olguin offer our clients an environment of compassion, care, and security, in knowing that we offer the best legal service possible, plus we take care of our clients and their loved ones like they were family. We do not judge – we support and fight for justice.
Mission & Philosophy
Our mission is twofold:
~To develop meaningful and productive relationships with our clients based on trust, integrity, and concern for each client’s individual needs
~To achieve the best possible outcome in every client’s individual case.
Nick L. Olguin, Esq. has been helping clients across the South Plains achieve the best possible outcome in their legal case for nearly two decades. His broad base of trial and litigation experience include the following practice areas:
- Sex crimes
- Wrongful death
- Product liability
- Workplace injury
- Catastrophic injury
More Practice Areas
A Lubbock law firm dedicated to the protection of individual rights.
Criminal Legal Questions
Types of cases where you should seek the services of a criminal defense attorney include:
- Drug charges
- Evading Arrest
It’s usually best to consult a criminal defense attorney as soon as you believe you might be facing criminal prosecution. A criminal defense lawyer will fight for your legal and constitutional rights as well as monitor the proceedings for fairness and equality.
If you are arrested by the police, you should immediately ask to speak with an attorney. Do not speak to the police without a criminal defense attorney present; to do so may result in incriminating yourself.
The exact definition will vary by jurisdiction, but traditionally a felony is a crime that is punishable by a year or more in prison. Whereas a misdemeanor is a crime that is generally punishable by imprisonment of less than one year. A felony is a more serious crime than a misdemeanor.
The difference between and parole is that probation is a type of criminal sentence that allows a person to stay in the community rather than serve time in prison as long as he or she complies with certain conditions (like regularly reporting to a probation officer, refraining from alcohol and drugs, holding down a job, not associating with certain people and not committing further crimes). However, parole is a supervised release program for a prisoner moving from incarceration into the community before the end of his or her sentence or after a period of imprisonment has been completed. The conditions of parole are often very similar to those of probation.
Personal Injury Questions
The types of cases a family lawyer handle include:
- Marriage dissolution/divorce
- Child custody
- Domestic violence
- Modification of child support
Ordinarily, it’s a good idea to consult with an attorney when major life changes or events, such as divorce, occur. A family lawyer will protect your rights and the rights of your children. An attorney will also understand current laws in your state concerning marriage, divorce, marital property, child custody and visitation, and family support.
If parents cannot agree on the custody of their child(ren), the courts will get involved and decide custody based on what the court deems as “the best interests of the child.” Determining the child’s best interests involves many factors, no one of which is the most important factor.
Judges involved in divorce cases have the authority to divide the community property in a way they feel is ‘right and just’. In most cases, though, the community assets are divided equally. Sometimes the disparity in income of the parents can cause the judge to divide the property in a manner that is disproportionate. These rules can be quite complex, so it is advisable to have an experienced family law attorney on your side.