Criminal Defense Lawyers in Houston
Areas of Practice
The Downey Law Firm has successfully represented individuals and corporations in all stages of criminal prosecution. We provide each of our clients with a detailed course of action to address the problem at hand, whether it is an accusation, investigation, indictment, or post-conviction appeal. Our firm can provide you or your company with the experienced and skilled legal guidance and representation you need to navigate the challenges that lie ahead.
Listed below are some of the more common areas of concern to our clients. Please click on your area of concern where it is highlighted to read a further description about that topic and how a Houston criminal defense attorney at the firm can assist you.
Within the Houston area, Downey Law Firm Specialized in the following areas of Criminal Defense:
DWI (driving while intoxicated) is a serious legal matter. Unfortunately, Texas is routinely one of the states in the nation with the highest number of traffic injuries and fatalities associated with drunk driving. For this reason, a DWI offense carries harsh penalties for those convicted. For this type of charge, it is essential to enlist the help of an experienced DWI lawyer.
Drug crimes include possession, sale, distribution, importation, cultivation, manufacture, and trafficking in controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, and other illegal street and club drugs as well as unauthorized prescription medicines. These offenses may be charged at either the state or federal level.
A sex offense allegation can cause damage to your social standing, your career, and your personal relationships which can be devastating. These types of crimes carry a social stigma and prejudice that is often difficult to overcome, which is why it is imperative to seek highly-qualified legal representation.
The proliferation of the internet and cyberspace has created a new criminal case category of crimes which involve the use of the internet and computers. These crimes include such offenses as identity theft, credit card fraud and other crimes against financial institutions, luring minors through email, chat rooms, and websites, child pornography, computer hacking, and more.
Theft involves taking the property or assets of others without their permission in order to deprive them of said property. These crimes can range from misdemeanor shoplifting to aggravated robbery. Theft offenses can also include nonviolent crimes such as fraud and embezzlement.
Federal crimes are those which cross state lines, violate federal laws, or take place on federal property. Thousands of crimes may be prosecuted in federal courts, from drug crimes prosecuted by the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) to investment scams and robberies of federally-insured financial institutions.
Violent crimes are those in which force or violence is threatened or committed against victims. These crimes are among the most serious that an individual can face, carrying penalties that may involve lengthy or lifetime prison sentences or even the death penalty. Competent and dedicated legal representation in such cases is imperative.
White collar crimes consist of nonviolent crimes which are generally committed by business professionals, entrepreneurs, or public officials. These are crimes in which misrepresentation and deceit is used for personal gain. Various types of fraud and other types of theft, public corruption, scams, and schemes comprise white collar crimes.
Enlist the Services of a Houston Defense Lawyer
Whatever the nature or severity of the criminal case in which you are involved, retaining highly-qualified legal representation is vital if you wish to increase your chances for a favorable result. Our firm has a proven track record in effective legal assistance for clients throughout Texas. To get pertinent legal advice and representation concerning your case, contact our firm to arrange for a consultation as soon as possible.