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HOUSTON CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
If you have been arrested by a local or state law enforcement officer, charged with a crime, or recently learned about a criminal investigation, now is the time to consult an established criminal defense attorney. The Law Office of David A. Breston handles cases in Houston, Harris County, and across Texas.
If confronted by police, it's important to remain polite, refuse to answer questions, and request an attorney. You may be scared about your future - and rightly so. A criminal conviction will follow you for the rest of your life. Whenever you have a criminal case concern or question, contact a team that can help you make an informed decision about your situation.
What to Expect in the Texas Criminal Justice Process
When everything goes according to plan, the justice system in Texas punishes individuals who are guilty of breaking the law. Unfortunately, things are rarely as straightforward and simple as they seem. Those who aren't guilty may face a compelling case by the prosecution, and those who did commit a crime may be treated unfairly. After the commission of a crime, those who are accused, arrested, and charged have rights that should be protected, regardless of guilt or evidence.
Warrants and Arrest
You may be arrested by an officer in Texas if he or she has probable cause at the time or if sufficient evidence has been submitted to the court and a warrant has been issued. Once you hear about a warrant, it is the right time to contact an attorney. If you are arrested, accept your right to remain silent and ask for an attorney before you answer any questions, regardless of guilt or innocence.
As long as you are in custody, things that you say or do in front of law enforcement officers or prosecutors may be taken out of context and used to build a case against you. Stay calm and speak to an attorney when given the opportunity. He or she will guide you through the justice process in your jurisdiction. Do not attempt to enter a plea or represent yourself. For misdemeanors, you will typically be arraigned in a Texas county court. Felonies are charged by indictment in the presence of a grand jury in district court.
Building a Defense Case
Every criminal case has a different set of circumstances. Our attorneys at the Law Office of David A. Breston will comb through your case using our access to the following:
- A team of experts
- Independent investigators
- State-of-the-art crime labs that rival the resources the prosecution will use against you.
Our job is to level the playing field, protect your rights, and ensure you have a clear understanding of the laws and procedures affecting your case in Texas.
We represent individuals from every walk of life in a range of criminal charges. Our team of attorneys understand the justice process and have the skills necessary to safeguard your rights. If you're accused of a crime in Texas, you need an attorney with a solid reputation and experience combatting the extensive resources of the prosecution.
You will find the relentlessly skilled attorneys and the compassionate advocates you deserve at the Law Office of David A. Breston. Our team is available around the clock for guidance.
We pride ourselves on creating open lines of communication between clients and skilled attorneys throughout the course of a case. Our lawyers speak both English and Spanish fluently. Let us help you navigate the criminal justice system to ensure that true justice is served.