A good criminal defense attorney is patient, empathetic, understanding – and firm. A good criminal defense attorney uses personal experiences to craft solutions to complex problems that can change instantly. Benjamin has this skill set, and it gives him and his clients the advantage in court. After overcoming his own struggles with addiction at a young age and watching close friends and family members personally deal with substance abuse, he realized that for some a crime is the result of one bad decision, and for many others, a crime is the ultimate result of addiction, mental illness, or both.
Benjamin counts himself lucky to live and practice in a progressive area of Texas, and he is able to help give clients desirable results by working closely with prosecutors and judges. His track record gives the state confidence that when his clients address the root of the problem that led to the crime (i.e., substance abuse causing someone to burglarize a house to support a drug habit) with treatment or psychiatric care, the act won’t be repeated in the future.
When you hire Benjamin Gergen, it is the State of Texas v. Us. He takes pride in being the underdog going up against all of the resources of the State of Texas. And he takes even greater pride in adding you to his team, and views each client as a potential lifelong friend and teammate. Benjamin’s number one strategy to beating your case is to humanize you to the state. At GHC Law Firm, you are not a case number – you are a human being. It can be easy for the state to send a case number to prison, but it is much more difficult to send a hard-working single mother of three. When you hire Benjamin, he will address how you got to our office, what your goals for the future are, and immediately devise a plan that will give you confidence that your case will ultimately have an outcome that is satisfying.
Defending criminal cases in Travis and surrounding counties, Benjamin has saved countless clients facing years to life in prison and given them a second chance. These clients never dreamed that they would be able to avoid prison, but he helped them achieve that. It’s important to remember, however, that probation is just one foot in, and one foot out. Benjamin firmly believes that if you can follow the treatment plan he gives, then you will continue to remain free in this community.