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The Value of Having an Attorney for a DWI Charge

It is always to your benefit to hire a DWI attorney to handle your case. Someone who has a background in the court system, understands how plea bargains work, and is able to weed through the ...
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Understanding How Alcohol Interacts with Your Body

Knowing just how alcohol can affect you can help you either avoid getting arresting for DWI or preparing you on how to act when pulled over. How much alcohol is in your bloodstream at a given time is ...
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What are the Penalties for Heroin Use/Possession in Houston?

Texas is known to have some of the strictest drug laws. Possessing a certain amount of heroin could even land an individual in jail for 99 years! That is a stiff penalty in anyone's book. With ...
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Heroin Use on Rise in Houston

Houston officials report that heroin use has tripled over the last year. It is the highest it has been in years in the city. DEA agents say that the drug has become so cheap that more and more people ...
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Attorney Herman Martinez Interviewed Regarding Adrian Peterson

Just days after the news broke that Minnesota Viking's star running back Adrian Peterson had been indicted by a Texas grand jury, Attorney Herman Martinez was called by WCCO Morning News anchor ...
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Attorney Herman Martinez Earns Avvo Clients' Choice Award

The Martinez Law Firm is proud to announce that our very own Herman Martinez has been selected as one of the winners of the 2014 Avvo Clients' Choice Award. To be eligible for this award, an ...
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Drug Crime FAQ

Have you been arrested for alleged committing a drug crime here in Houston and are unsure of what is going to come next? Are you facing drug crime charges and are wondering where you can find a ...
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Arrested For Drug Possession In Houston?

Have you been arrested for drug possession in Houston? If so, we advise you hire a Houston criminal defense lawyer from The Martinez Law Firm at once. The legal counsel you choose will have a direct ...
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How To Beat A DWI In Texas

If you have been arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated ( DWI ), we advise you waste no time in hiring a criminal defense attorney in Houston who you can trust to defend your rights. The ...
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Common DWI Questions

Being pulled over for a suspected DWI can be a very humbling experience. If an officer suspects you have been driving while intoxicated it is highly likely you may find yourself being placed under ...
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Can You Get Your Criminal Record Cleared in Texas?

In the event that you were arrested in Texas, but never convicted, it may be possible to have your criminal record expunged. This would remove all record of you ever being arrested. While there are ...
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Los Clientes De Este Abogado No Espera En Fila Para Corte

Si udsted hido ha la corte criminal localizada en Houston, Harris County, Texas udsted saber que las filas son larga pare entra. Como un abogado que voy todos los dia ha la corte yo tengo priveljios ...
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Houston Woman Arrested for Road Rage

Road rage isn't normally regarded as a serious crime. Yet reports show that there are times the road rage can lead to arrest and serious charges. Recently, a Harris County attorney was arrested ...
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Drunk Driver Suspect Hits Autistic Child on Freeway

A drunk driver on a Houston freeway overpass has been arrested after he slammed into a 12-year-old autistic boy on the freeway, killing him instantly. The mentally challenged boy somehow slipped away ...
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Two Charged in Shooting at Birthday Party

Two men have been arrested after they killed a man attending a birthday party at a home in northwest Houston. The individuals, arrested earlier this month, have now been charged with murder. The ...
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Texas Department of Transportation Lowers Speed Limit

The Texas Department of Transportation is installing new signs on the Highway 290 today to lower the speed limit on stretches of the highway. The speed limit changes stretch through Hayes County. The ...
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Former Coach of the Year in Houston Charged with Child Pornography Crimes

An individual proclaimed "Coach of the Year" was recently arrested and plead 'guilty' when prosecuted for child pornography. The Houston coach was known for his accomplishments in ...
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Salvia Divinorum Added to the Texas Controlled Substances Act

Salvia Divinorum is a plant that is also called Diviner's Safe and Seer's Safe. It is a plant which can induce dissociative effects and can cause visions or other hallucinatory experiences. ...
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Recently Passed Law Heightens Penalties for False Emergency Reports

Sometimes, unruly teenagers or bored adults will repot false emergencies for their own entertainment. Other times, people may pretend that they are about to commit a serious crime in order to get ...
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Theft Crimes During Christmas Time

During Christmas, thieves have an abundance of opportunity to steal. For one, some thieves will shoplift at busy malls days before Christmas. This is because inventory is typically scattered during ...
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Authorities Search for Man who Robbed WalMart Bank

A man in Houston robbed a bank inside of a WalMart in Harris County early this morning. According to the FBI, the suspect walked into the store and went up to the teller's window. He handed the ...
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Houston Deputy Indicted for Coercing Woman With Warrants

According to recent reports, a Harris County sheriff's deputy was recently indicted after claims that he was coercing women with warrants into pleasuring him sexually. Reports show that he told ...
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How to Achieve DUI Expungement

After you are convicted of a DUI, it is essential to seek an expungement in the future. A DUI will go on your criminal record, which potential employers can access whenever you are interviewed for a ...
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How "Double Jeopardy" Can Protect you in Your Case

If you were arrested for any crime, you cannot be tried for that crime twice (with some exceptions) according to the federal laws on double jeopardy. Jeopardy protection only applies in certain types ...
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Mother in Court After Leaving Three Toddlers Home Alone

It is considered a serious crime to abandon children, even if just for several hours. One woman from East Houston was accused of leaving her three young children home alone, and is now facing a grand ...
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