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 former prosecutor, 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 right away.
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)
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, cookie-cutter defense. 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!