AREAS OF PRACTICE
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law – Sacramento, CA
-Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor – 2019
University of California San Diego – La Jolla, CA
-Bachelors of Arts in Urban Studies and Planning – 2013
The choice of a lawyer to help with a criminal charge is very important. Without skilled professional legal counsel, your chances of successfully defending yourself drop quickly.
The Texas judicial system is fast-paced. One mistake could jeopardize everything. Whether your charges stemmed from an arrest or summons, it’s super important you have legal representation by your side throughout every step of the process.
Texas law categorizes crimes as either misdemeanors or felonies, then breaks each of those categories up into various levels of charges. Felonies alone are divided into six different levels with penalties that can include time in prison and large fines. If you or a loved one is facing a felony charge here in Texas, it is critical to know what you are up against.
While misdemeanor offenses may only carry a smaller fine and more limited prison or jail time, a conviction for a criminal offense can still be life-changing in other ways. It’s tough today to obtain the job you want, qualify for a loan, or even get into a good college without having to contend with the extra challenges that a criminal record brings.
Marshal Magincalda can help.
He spends the time to focus on your case and analyze ALL the evidence, allowing him to represent you properly and effectively with the respect you deserve. His goal is to represent you aggressively with his and the firm’s experience and knowledge to obtain the best possible result for you.
Marshall went into criminal law because he believes that every single person deserves the best defense they can possibly get. He gravitated toward the law having personally gone through criminal proceedings as a US Marine.
He brings that experience to his practice as he vigorously defends your legal rights.
Choosing the right Abilene criminal defense attorney is very important. Facing criminal charges can have long-lasting effects on your rights, your reputation, and can even affect your freedom.
I traveled quite often growing up. My fondest memories as a child are on my grandfather’s ranch in Los Banos, California helping out as best I could and learning the family business.
The Madrone Land and Cattle Company put food on the table for over three generations. It was passed down to my father in 2000. Yet it was my grandfather who always pushed me to do more with my life than work as a rancher. He wanted me to get an education.
Grandpa Magincalda walked with a cane all his life suffering injury from polio as a small boy. Though frail in physicality, his rough and rugged nature obfuscated any weakness from scrutiny.
He yelled loud when he talked, standing outside the ranch house giving orders, calling out any bluffs of disobedience, championing his belief that we could get the job done, and cursing the weather. Keen when it came to business, he had a talent for negotiation. He passed away years ago and my family continues to run the business today.
My grandfather always wanted me to go to college.
Instead, I joined the Marine Corps after 9/11 happened. I remember getting hazed doing pushups and jumping jacks, just going for hours, different exercises and them telling me hey look “might think we’re hard on you now, but when we go outside the wire, we need to know you’re good to go”.
They toughened me up… and that was both a physical and mental task. We had our disagreements as people who work close to one another often do. We were truly like brothers, and it was a hard life, but at the end of the day I knew I could count on them, and they felt the same way about me. “No matter what you always protect your fellow marine” and that was the way of it. We finally made it home and it wasn’t long before we began a workup for another deployment.
My second tour was the battle of Fallujah in 2004. We were assigned a tank to our unit, air support, and fought house to house for months inside Fallujah. Urban warfare was eye-opening to me. Witnessing the sheer sight of the destruction and human suffering.
I could never see things the same way again, especially after all the battles the unit had gone through, and the history of their successes and defeats. I had a whole new level of respect for the people there in the midst of it. These ideas of how what was happening turned over and over in my mind. My team leader was wounded the first week and I was given my first leadership billet taking his spot. I learned how to lead on the fly during the battle. I received two purple hearts and by the grace of God came home without losing any marines under my charge.
I will never forget the heroes, my friends, and amazing guys that sacrificed everything during that time.
In line with my grandfather’s wishes after graduating high school and serving my enlistment in the Marine Corps, I attended college. I wanted to work in criminal law to help others. I gravitated toward the law having gone through criminal proceedings as a marine. I studied as hard as I could and worked many jobs to support myself obtaining an education to work in the law.
I met my wife while attending law school. She was born and raised here in Abilene, it was a blessing when we were able to move here to her hometown to raise our children here.
CRIMINAL LAW, CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Marshall aggressively represents the accused against charges in Criminal Defense & Criminal cases and is licensed to practice law here in Texas.
If you are interested in a confidential one-on-one consultation with Marshall, call today at (325) 230-2751.
State Bar of Texas
Admitted February 2022
The United States Marine Corps
Highest Rank: Corporal – Active Duty Infantry
May 2003 to January 2008
Honorable Discharge – January 2008
Marine Corps Reserves (Inactive) – January 2008-January 2011
- Purple Heart
In recognition of wounds received in action on December 28, 2004, in Iraq.
- Combat Action Ribbon
- Marine Corps Good Conduct medal
- Sea Service Deployment (3 times)
- Iraq Campaign Medal
- Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
- Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary
- National Defense Service Medal
- Navy unit commendation
- Presidential Unit Citation-Navy
- Rifle Expert Badge
Certificate of Scholarship – September 2016
Winner of the Hardy, Wolf & Downing, PA writing competition scholarship for law students.
Best Senior Research Project Award – March 2013
Scholarship and award in recognition of winning the senior research project competition among the Urban Studies and Planning department at the University of California, San Diego.
Texas Process Servers Association Certification
-Texas Rules of Civil Procedure; Texas and Federal Rules of Court; and other applicable laws governing process serving
Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination Certification
-Certifies the attorney bar requirement of a passing score on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE).
Veterans of Foreign Wars
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard, and reserve forces.
The American Legion’s mission is to enhance the well-being of America’s veterans, their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness. The group pays perpetual respect for all past military sacrifices to ensure that they are never forgotten by future generations.