Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer
Former Prosecutor & Top Rated Criminal Attorney
When you have been charged with a crime, you need to be sure that your
defense attorney has the experience, dedication and ability to give you
the best possible chance at receiving a positive outcome in your case.
Our legal team at
The Martinez Law Firm is fully prepared to handle every aspect of your Texas criminal case.
Our lead criminal attorney,
Herman Martinez, has extensive
experience as a
giving him an upper hand and has been given a
10.0 Super Rating on the premier legal site, Avvo. You can count on their legal team to work
tirelessly in your defense in order to uphold your constitutional rights.
How The Martinez Law Firm Can Help You With Your Criminal Charges and Case
Any kind of criminal charge – be it a misdemeanor or felony –
brings with it uncertainty and stress. After all, your life hangs in the
balance while you await trial and its outcome. If you’re convicted
of a crime, you could lose your freedom, your civil rights, your reputation,
your ability to buy and own a gun, etc.
Worse yet, you could spend time away from family and friends and have difficulty
attaining a job, home and getting a college degree.
On top of that, you may be concerned about what happens to your loved ones
or place of employment if you’re sent away for the conviction. How
can you fight a charge, convincing a judge or jury that you are innocent?
Could you get a plea bargain instead for a lesser-related offense?
Even if you’re found not guilty or charges have been dropped, an
arrest record is a permanent stain on your life. All this is why, when
you’ve been arrested, charged with a crime or have been called in
for questioning, you need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney
It doesn’t matter if you face a
misdemeanor charge or a
felony one, criminal charges should be taken seriously. Even first offenses for
certain crimes can net you months in jail. If you’re convicted of
a felony, you could spend years in prison. What are some of the consequences
people in Texas could face when convicted of a criminal charge?
- Jail or prison time
- Fines (court costs, criminal fines, restitution)
- Ordered into a treatment center
- Loss of driver’s license
- Public criminal record
- Loss of or denial of employment
- Denied housing
- Loss or revocation of professional license (lawyer, teacher, doctor, nurse, etc.)
- Deportation or Immigration status change (denial of an immigration visa,
green card or citizenship application)
If you live in and around the Houston area, the right criminal defense
attorney by your side means you could get the desired outcome you want
in your criminal case. All cases are not the same, and your particular
situation is dependent on various factors such as evidence and facts.
When you want a decision to go in your favor, you need powerful, persuasive
arguments that sway a court (judge or jury). These arguments can only
come from experienced criminal defense lawyers.
A highly knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense lawyer in Texas
could even persuade prosecutors to drop your charges. How so?
- They could find evidence that your constitutional rights were violated
at the time of your arrest or during their investigation or they have
a lot of circumstantial evidence (weak evidence).
- The attorney could convince a judge or jury to change how they look at
the evidence that favors you for an acquittal.
- They could negotiate with prosecutors to reduce your charge or the judge
to reduce your sentence.
Facing A Criminal Charge In Houston? Call An Experienced Attorney
In your search for a criminal defense attorney, you want someone who has
the right experience, background and personality to help you “beat”
the charge. An experienced Houston criminal defense attorney will have
the extensive knowledge your case needs to defend your rights in and out
of court. They will be persistence in getting the best possible outcome
for your charge(s).
The Martinez Law Firm has experienced in an array of criminal charges in
the state. What makes us different than other law firms is that we’ve
worked as prosecutors, which allows us to rebuttal any argument a prosecutor
can make in a criminal case. You may feel as if the government has total
control over you after you're charged with a crime.
With the right attorney at your side, you don’t have to feel like
that. We can protect you and your rights – ensuring that your voice
is being heard and you get a desirable outcome for your court case.
Although we are experienced trial lawyers, we can represent our clients
through all phases of the criminal process including but not limited to:
- Police investigations and interviews
- Search and seizures
- Pre-trial hearings
- Jury or judge trials
- Pardons or expungement applications
Most people are under the false assumption that telling their side of the
story to police means they’ll be fine and at home in time for dinner.
Police love it when people are naïve about the criminal process.
They know they have to read you your Miranda Rights, but they use whatever
trick up their sleeve to get you to talk without legal representation
by your side.
They may even use coercion to get you to confess to a crime you didn’t commit.
Although you may be innocent of a crime or have a good explanation for
your actions, you should never cooperate without having an attorney present
during the interrogation. They can make sure that your constitutional
rights are protected. It would be nice if the justice system was fair
and worked like it was designed to, but you should know that it doesn’t.
Many innocent people have served time in prison. Don’t let that
happen to you! An experienced criminal court attorney can help mitigate
the chances of you going to jail for a crime you did not commit.
What Kinds of Cases Does The Martinez Law Firm Take On
Herman Martinez is a highly experienced criminal defense attorney in the
Houston area that can provide you with experienced counsel and representation
in many areas of criminal law, including the following:
Charged With a Crime in Houston?
It is very important that you take the necessary steps to
protect your rights by speaking immediately with a defense lawyer who can offer you the help that you need. Your attorney at the Martinez
Law Firm will be able to maximize your chances of success. If you or a
loved one has been charged with a crime, you need to do everything you
can to help ensure that you will not face harsh consequences such as jail
time, extensive fines, probation, loss of license, vehicle impoundment,
community service and more.
The lawyers at our firm are dedicated to building close, personal relationships
with each and every one of our clients. You will not receive a bland,
You won't ever feel like your important case has been put on the back burner. Our legal team is devoted to providing you with the top-notch legal services
you deserve with the skill you would expect from a premier legal firm.
When you’re arrested, it can be a scary, embarrassing moment, but
the U.S. Constitution gives you certain rights. Remember, an arrest is
not a conviction, and there are all kinds of legal defenses that an experienced
criminal defense attorney can use in a court of law.
When you hire Herman upon time of your arrest, he can work to have those
charges dropped or reduced. If he’s unable to do this, he will take
the case to trial to get you an acquittal. If you’re offered a plea
bargain that’s not in your favor, he won’t push you to accept it.
Don’t Wait To Call An Attorney
If you or someone you love has been arrested or is under police investigation
for a crime, you need to reach out to an experienced criminal defense
attorney right away. Our office will work with you to protect your rights
before and after your arrest so that you’re not coerced into giving
officers and prosecutors ammunition they can use against you in a court
of law. For you to have the best outcome possible, you need to employ
the services of a criminal defense attorney early in the process.
Call today to learn how our Houston criminal defense attorneys can help!