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Houston Violent Crimes Lawyer

When Texas law enforcement knocks on your door, your legal journey is just beginning. I am leading Texas defense attorney Alejandro Macias. From the very start, I stand up for you and put a stop to abusive policing.

Violent Crime Attorney in Houston

Violent crimes are among those taken the most seriously by the courts and society.

While a defendant is innocent unless proven guilty, the state has unlimited resources to build its case and society often makes judgments based solely on allegations. Early consultation with an experienced Houston criminal defense attorney is essential to protecting your rights, your reputation and your freedom.

Violent Crimes Defense

Criminal charges involving violent crimes in Texas include:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Deadly Conduct
  • Family Member Assault
  • Homicide/Murder/Manslaughter
  • Injury to a Child, Elderly Individual, or Disabled Individual
  • Kidnapping
  • Aggravated sexual assault/Rape
  • Robbery
  • Simple Assault
  • Terroristic Threats
  • Unlawful Restraint
  • Vehicular Manslaughter

Additional charges or enhancements are often filed based on the use of firearms, the criminal history of the defendant, and the age or status of the victim. The state also commonly stacks charges against defendants by filing the most serious charges under the law, even if proving those charges in court is unlikely, as well as lesser-included offenses. This allows prosecutors to offer “plea deals,” which often mean little more than reducing allegations to include charges they may or may not have been able to prove in the first place.

Exercising your right to remain silent is essential. Most of these charges are either second-degree felonies, punishable by 2-20 years in prison, or first-degree felonies, punishable by 5 years to life behind bars. A defendant’s urge to explain or defend himself will be used against him by law enforcement attempting to gather evidence of his guilt. In many cases, the fact that law enforcement is speaking to you at all means they do not yet have enough evidence to make an arrest, and they are hoping your statements will further implicate you in a crime. Law enforcement is commonly deceptive, and may even lie to you, as they seek to put you behind bars.

Early consultation with an experienced Houston criminal defense lawyer offers many advantages, and may even prevent charges from ever being filed. In every case, reaching out for experienced legal help as early as possible will allow your chosen defense attorney the most time, and the best chance, to protect your rights at each stage of the process.

Affirmative defenses to violent crimes may include:

  • Self-Defense
  • Necessary to avoid harm
  • Protection of property
  • Defense of another

Your Houston criminal defense law firm may also argue:

  • Mistaken identity
  • Elements of charges unproven
  • Illegal search and seizure
  • Illegal conduct of law enforcement
  • Lack of probable cause
  • Unreliable witness statement
  • Erroneous evidence
  • Lab errors

The state must prove every element of a charge against you in order for you to be convicted. In many cases, challenges to intent, to allegations a weapon or violence was used, or to the extent of threats or injuries involved, can result in a significant reduction or dismissal of the charges. It’s important to remember that the state can charge you with whatever it wants, what matters is whether you are convicted in a court of law.

Alex Macias is an experienced Houston criminal defense lawyer who represents clients in state and federal court in Houston and the surrounding areas, including Fort Bend and Montgomery counties, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Pearland, Knogwood, Katy, League City, Stafford, Friendswood, Richmond, Cypress, Clear Lake, Humble and Fulshear.

The Law Offices of Alejandro Macias, PC offers free and confidential consultations. Call 281-742-9508. ¡Se Habla Español!

Frequently Asked Questions

Convictions for violent crimes in Texas can lead to severe penalties, including imprisonment. The specifics depend on the nature of the crime, but our experienced violent crime lawyers work tirelessly to mitigate these consequences, aiming for reduced or dismissed charges.
Yes, aside from Houston, we represent clients in state and federal courts throughout Fort Bend and Montgomery counties, including Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and more. Our extensive experience across Texas positions us to provide exceptional defense no matter where you're located.
Initiating your defense early can significantly impact the outcome of your case. For personalized legal guidance and to discuss the specifics of your situation, reach out to us. Our consultations are confidential, and we're here to stand by your side every step of the way.

Additional Information in Houston, Texas

ViCAP - Violent Criminal Apprehension Program | Department of Public Safety: Details on the program designed to collect and analyze information about certain violent crimes in Texas.
Victims Programs | Office of the Texas Governor: Describes various programs devoted to assisting victims of crime, including direct services to help them recover and navigate the justice system.
Department of Justice | Report a Crime or Submit a Complaint: Details on how to report various types of crimes, including violent crimes, to the appropriate authorities.

What Our Clients Say

When it comes to a criminal investigation, the sooner you act, the better your ability to protect yourself will be. You have the right to an attorney, and you should use it. Call my office today at 281-742-9508. There is no time to waste.
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    Teffy Poki
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    I am going to rate this attorney 5 stars.He saved me in a crimnal court which everything was against me.I was about to lose my residancy in the states if i plead guilty.He dismissed my case professionally and after that dismissal i could get my american citizenship. God bless Alejandro!
    Maryam Sadat Ebrahimi Roshan
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    Alejandro Macias is the best lawyer I've ever had, thank God for putting me on my path, the first time I talked to him, it's like he gave me another life, I recommend him 100%, he's someone you can talk to and trust.
    Victor Gonzalez

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