Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston, TX
If you have been arrested for a crime in the state of Texas, it is important to fully understand your options and what decisions you can make to improve your situation. The sooner that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney, the more that can be done to help you reduce or eliminate the penalties that you are facing, including deferred adjudication, divert, and pre-trial diversion.
Do not talk with the police or go to court without a lawyer by your side
At the Law Offices of Clinton B. Portis, we have handled a wide variety of criminal matters for our clients and have worked for the District Attorney. During a criminal investigation or after an arrest, we will take the time to understand the particular circumstances of your case and will provide aggressive advocacy and defense.
Hire an Attorney to Protect Your Rights
Our firm is available to our clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in order to answer questions and to be there for our clients whenever they need us to address their issues. We handle a variety of misdemeanor and felony offenses, including:
- Drug Offenses
- Sex Crimes
- Assault and Weapons Cases
- Theft and Burglary
- Juvenile Crimes
- Domestic Violence
- Motor Vehicle Citations
- Revocation of Probation and/or Deferred Adjudication
- Expungement of Criminal Records
Many criminal offenses have strict deadlines that may impact your options in criminal defense. Contact us for a free consultation at 281-397-4500 and learn more about how the we can protect your constitutional rights.
With a Driving While Intoxicated charge in Texas, you can face pain, inconvenience, embarrassment, and added expenses for years to come including: the loss of your driver’s license, dramatic increases in your insurance premiums or the cancellation of your policy, substantial fines, a negative impact on your current and future employment, and jail time. The costs associated with a guilty plea can easily exceed $5,000.00.
Aggressive Defense for DWI Charges in Texas
When you call The Law Offices of Clinton B. Portis, Attorney and Counselor at Law, for a free consultation about your DWI charges, we will make it clear that you do not need to hire an attorney. The law says that you can represent yourself. Most importantly, we will also make it very clear why hiring an experienced lawyer gives you the best opportunity to get the best possible outcome for your case.
DWI defense isn't just about a courtroom trial. It is also about saving your driver's license at the ALR hearing. An experienced attorney knows the ropes down at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Our firm will make sure that you present the clearest and strongest possible case in front of your hearing officer. We understand how to investigate your charges and use every detail in support of your case. We will challenge whether there was probable cause for making the stop, the police actions during the field sobriety test, and call into question the validity of the breathalyzer and blood test evidence. By doing so, we are often able to help you keep your license, pending the outcome of the criminal trial. We avoid the common mistake that many people make when they simply cooperate and expect the DMV to be nice. In the event of a driver's license suspension from your ALR hearing, we can help you get an occupational driver's license so you can get to work.
The second part of every DWI case is the criminal proceeding. The penalties for DWI are more severe and long-lasting than many people realize. Even a conviction for a first offense can cost you thousands of dollars in fines and many months without your driver's license. We use our experience to fight for a dismissal or a reduction of charges in order to minimize the consequences to you. Our objective is always to keep you out of jail and minimize the length of time you will be without a driver's license. We know how to find every possible flaw in the prosecutor's case.
The facts of your case, as well as your personal story, may be important factors leading to having your charges dismissed. DWI isn't just about whether or not you were over the legal limit. It is often about how the judge perceives you. Your background, your family needs, and your future all must be taken into account, and we know how to weave them all together for an effective defense.
Most important, we know how to protect your rights at every step of the procedure. From the police actions during the initial stop to the final outcome of the case, we have the experience to jump on every opportunity to fight for a dismissal or reduction in charges.
Make no mistake. Hiring an experienced attorney is your best bet for fighting your DWI charges.
Contact our offices at 281.407.6244 to schedule a free consultation today.