Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer
Aggressive Representation for the Accused
Finding a criminal lawyer who has the skill and experience to fight for your freedom and future is critical. Not all law firms are equally qualified to defend serious criminal cases, and it is a well-established fact the skill and talent of your lawyer has an impact on the outcome of your case. At Chernoff Law, we have a Texas Board Certified Criminal Lawyer who has extensive experience in defending cases, both prior to trial and in the courtroom. As former prosecuting attorneys and former district attorneys, we have dedicated our extensive education and experience to defending people who need it most: those accused of criminal offenses.
Experienced & Board Certified
After an arrest, and before charges are formally filed by indictment, it is often possible to avoid serious repercussions if immediate defense action is taken. Our extensive experience as former prosecutors gives us deep insight into how to address even the most serious of criminal charges, from the moment the arrest is made. We provide high quality, aggressive defense for individuals charged with all types of criminal offenses that range from fraud to murder and everything in between. Having an attorney who is Board Certified as an expert in criminal law makes all the difference for your defense, especially in the state of Texas.
Texas law enforcement and the judicial system are tough on crime. Police are cracking down in Houston in particular, likely because of the high crime rates. On a scale of one to 100 with 100 being the safest, the crime index for the city of Houston, Texas is three. With a city population of more than 2 million, there is a greater likelihood of crimes such as resisting arrest,
firearm offenses and
DWI, just to name a few. For
violent crimes, Houston is well above the national median of four with a rating of 10.76. These statistics are not in the favor of those who are facing criminal charges. It is for this very reason that the criminally accused cannot afford to seek out less than the best legal representation.
Chernoff Law isn't one dimensional by any means. We understand that no two criminal cases are alike, which is why our proficiency in criminal law will come to your advantage. We are comprehensive in our scope, which enables us to take on cases of assault with the same level of expertise as we take on cases of
juvenile crimes. Your case may have involved a child, which is an extremely sensitive issue for the courts. For this reason, we are available to defend you in cases involving
kidnapping and even
sex crimes. You may have been charged with a
federal crime such as a
white collar crime,
identity theft or
fraud. Even misdemeanors such as
probation violations should be handled with the utmost seriousness.
Houston has long been identified by police and law enforcement agencies throughout the nation as a city plagued by drug wars because of its proximity to the Mexican border. Houston is also reported to have one of the most active trafficking areas for drugs coming into the United States, and highways such as I10 and I59 are common routes for traffickers. Crack, ice, heroin and ecstasy are some of the most commonly used drugs in Houston, and law enforcement is also focusing on pharmaceuticals narcotic abuse.
As a result of the large amount of drugs, Houston also has a large amount of violent crime. The Houston Police Department has actively targeted these criminal activated, focusing their efforts on robberies, property crimes like burglary and auto theft, and murders. Those who are under investigation by the Houston Police Department should seek the help and protection of a criminal defense lawyer immediately.
Compassionate and Dedicated to Clients
Most of the clients we see have never been in trouble with the law before and have never had many dealings with the legal system. That is one reason why we provide so much information in our website: We know how frightening the legal process can be. We think if you know about the firm, and know more about how to hire an attorney, and visit with one of our lawyers, you will feel confident in your choice in our firm.
We invite you to review our legal biographies and read our client testimonials, and then set up an appointment for a free initial consultation. Your choice in legal counsel may prove to be the most important choice in handling your criminal or family law case.
served the Houston-area community since 1999, and have a reputation for taking on difficult cases other attorneys do not feel equipped to handle and refer to us. We often travel to other communities for serious cases. The size of our firm means we can provide comforting, personal attention to handle cases of differing complexity at a fair price. Our many years of individual and combined experience can help tailor a legal strategy that best suits your situation and needs, and not just churn a cookie cutter result. For you to take control of your legal situation, we give you experienced, straightforward, sometimes tough advice and work with you to get the best legal result we can.
Contacting the right lawyer as soon as possible will make the difference.
Your case is important to us. Determining the best course of defense action requires a deep evaluation of all evidence obtained prior to and during to your arrest. A painstaking assessment involves a review of all statements and other physical and scientific evidence to determine if any errors exist that could lead to early dismissal of your charges. When law enforcement has stepped outside the bounds of the law by conducting an illegal search and seizure, it can provide our team with the ammunition we need to have such evidence suppressed.
Any error, flawed witness statements, or other mitigating evidence must be identified at once, from a traffic related offense to the most serious of crimes, including violent crimes. Many cases have the potential for early dismissal, reduced charges or an acquittal when we have the opportunity to immediately get into action. We strongly advise you to contact our legal team immediately after an arrest, or if you are under investigation for a serious crime.