Case Results

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This page contains just a small sample of results we have achieved for our clients. Please note that the outcomes presented below many not be the outcome for your case. Even though two cases appear similar, it is the smallest details that determine the best defense to pursue and the outcome achieved. Call (956) 504-2211 or send an online message to learn more during a free consultation.


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Driving While Intoxicated

  • Charges: Driving While Intoxicated – Class "B" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 16-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: An office was conducting a traffic stop when he noticed that our client had blood shot eye, slurring his speech and smelled of alcohol. The officer conducted a series of field sobriety test, in which our client failed. Out client was arrested for DWI.

    Outcome: 12 months Community Service

  • Charges: Driving While Intoxicated – Class "B" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 17-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Officers pulled over our client for not following direction. While officers proceeded to speak with our client they notice a strong alcoholic odor coming from his breath, at which point the officer also noticed an opened alcoholic beverage in his car. While conducting the field sobriety test our client was not able to complete any and confessed to having drank more than one alcoholic beverage. Our client was then transported and charged.

    Outcome: PTD (Pretrial Diversion)

  • Charges: Driving While Intoxicated – Class "B" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 16-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: An officer on patrol noticed a vehicle going at high speed and as it reached a bump the vehicle bounced. The officer followed the vehicle down alley ways for several blocks. As the office proceeded to request the driver to exit the vehicle he smelled a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath. After preforming a failing several field sobriety test the officer charged our client with Driving While Intoxicated.

    Outcome: DMFC

  • Charges: Driving While Intoxicated – Class "A" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 16-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: An officer on patrol noticed a vehicle swerving in and out of the lanes. The officer the officer then conducted a routine stop. As the officer approached the driver’s window he noticed a strong odor of alcohol emitting from our client’s breath. The officer conducted several field sobriety tests and our client failed. The officer then proceeded to charge our client.

    Outcome: Dismissed

  • Charges: Driving While Intoxicated & Possession of Marijuana – Class "B" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 15-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Officers responded to a call from a concerned citizen regarding our client. The citizen stated that there was a person asleep in a vehicle while blocking traffic. When officers arrived, they woke our client up and asked him to turn his car off. While speaking with our client they noticed a strong alcoholic odor emitting from him, and a small jewelry box with green leafy substance at his arms reach. Our client refused the field sobriety test and was then charged.

    Outcome: Dismissed

  • Charges: Driving While Intoxicated

    Case #: 17-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: An officer on patrol noticed a vehicle having trouble staying in its lane. When the officer made contact with our client he noticed that she had glossy eyes and had a strong odor of alcohol emitting from her breath. He then proceeded to conduct some field sobriety test that she failed. She also agreed to take a specimen test and failed that as well.

    Outcome: 12 months jail/jail sentence suspended, 12 months Community Service, $550 fine + court fees.

  • Charges: Driving While Intoxicated – Class "B" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 16-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: While an officer was on patrol he noticed a vehical going the wrong direction. When the officer approched the vehicle he got a emmiting ordor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and our client. The officer asked to conduct some field sobriety test and our client agreed. Our client did not pass said test.

    Outcome: Pre-Trial Diversion Admonishment

  • Charges: Driving While Intoxicated – Class "A" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 16-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Officers responded to an accident involving our client. While in rout to the scene the office was advised that our client had fled on foot. A witness apprehended our client until the office arrived. While speaking with our client the officer asked if he had been drinking and he said yes. Our client was then given a field sobriety test, which he failed, he was the placed under arrest.

    Outcome: Court date moved up, $0 fine + court costs, 90 days jail time served.


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Drug Charges

  • Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance Cocaine – State Jail Felony

    Case #: 15-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Officers were conducting a sting operation on a house that was suspected of selling drugs. Our client exited the house and detectives approached him and asked if they could talk to him. Our client agreed to speak with the detectives after they identified themselves as officers. When the detectives asked him his business at the house he had just exited our client confessed that he had just purchased drugs. When asked about the drugs he showed them the rock he had in his hand and advised them that it was cocaine. The officers then placed our client under arrest.

    Outcome: Dismissed

  • Charges: Manufacture and Delivery of Controlled Substance – 2nd Degree Felony

    Case #: 15-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Our client was arrested after being at the scene of a crime. He was driving the vehicle in which the co-defendant was the intruder. Our client also had a felony and misdemeanor charge for drug possession.

    Outcome: Dismissed

  • Charges: Manufacture and Delivery of Controlled Substance – 1st Degree Felony

    Case #: 15-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: A warrant was issued for our client for drug related activity. Our client resided at the location where drugs and firearms were discovered. The firearms that were found had been reported stolen. After the search of the home the officers concluded that our client should be arrested and charged.

    Outcome: Dismissed

  • Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance – State Jail Felony

    Case #: 15-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: An officer from Brownsville Police Department responded to a call regarding a fight. As he approached our client he “noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from her breath and blood shot eyes.” The client was having a hard time keeping herself upright which caused the officer to place her under arrest for Public Intoxication. While at the city jail the officers did inventory of her belongings where they discovered a small plastic bag with white powder.

    Outcome: Charges Reduced – Probation

  • Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance – State Jail Felony

    Case #: 15-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: An Officer with the Cameron County Sherriff’s office reported that he arrested our client for Possession of Controlled Substance because our client: (1) had a “strong odor of burnt marijuana” (2) “handed over a clear plastic baggie with a green leafy substance”; and (3) he had a large Hookah in his trunk.

    Outcome: Charges Reduced – Deferred Adjudication Probation


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Sex Crimes

  • Charges: Indecent Exposure

    Case #: 14-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: A Brownsville police officer responded to a call regarding an indecent exposure. When the officer arrived, “he saw the male laying down in front of the store, asleep.” Client was not fully clothed and subsequently, charged with exposing himself to the public.

    Outcome: Court date was expedited, $0 fine, 120 days in jail and credited for time served.

  • Charges: Public Lewdness

    Case #: 14-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Security officers noticed a couple walking around portables that were vacant for the summer. Upon investigating the portables, they found our client with his pants down receiving oral sex. The Security officers took our client to the school office where he was questions and admitted to participating in oral sex. The principal of the school decided to press charges for public lewdness and police officers were then called in to arrest our client.

    Outcome: Dismissed


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Violent Crimes

  • Charges: Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon – 2nd Degree Felony

    Case #: 16-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: The Brownsville Police Department responded to an Aggravated Assault. Upon arrival, they tried to contact the victim but there was no answer at the door. As officers walked around the house they noticed a woman through a window with lacerations on the left side of her face and head. When officers entered the premises, they found a broken chair that was used as a weapon to strike the victim. Our client was found intoxicated and asleep in his bed, where they proceeded to arrest him.

    Outcome: Charges Reduced to Class "A" Misdemeanor

  • Charges: Assault & Criminal Trespass

    Case #: 13-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Officers responded to a call regarding an assault. Our client went to his neighbor’s home and assaulted his neighbor. When officers responded to the call the victim advised the officer of the incident, and the officer noticed a red mark on the victim’s face. The office then located our client and took him into custody.

    Outcome: Court date moved up, $0 fine + court costs, 90 days jail, credited for time servced.


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Domestic Violence

  • Charges: Assault Causes Bodily Injury – Family Violence – Class "A" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 16-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Officers responded to a call from a civilian reporting a disturbance. While en rout the officer received notification that a male in a vehicle was acting aggressive towards a female with children. The officer made contact with a victim and was advised that he and our client had had a confrontation at a different location. The victim claims that words had been exchanged and our client pushed him causing him to break the mirror of our client’s car. The victim left said location and our client followed his. The victim chose to press charges against our client.

    Outcome: $0 fine + court costs, 270 days in jail, credit for time served.

  • Charges: Assault Causes Bodily Injury – Family Violence – Class "A" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 16-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Officers responded to a call regarding a domestic violence. The victim stated to the officer that she and her husband had an argument and he then slapped her a couple of times. The officer noticed some redness on her checks and placed our client into custody.

    Outcome: Dismissed

  • Charges: Assault Causes Bodily Injury – Family Violence – Class "A" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 16-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: The victim walked into the police department and reported an Assault and theft. The Victim stated that her son had come into her home and tried to choke her. She offered him some money if he left. He took the money and her cell phone. The victim stated that she feared for her life so she went to stay the night elsewhere. When she returned to her house the next morning she noticed that our client had returned and stole a television.

    Outcome: Court date moved up, $0 fine + court costs, 180 days in jail, credit for time served.

  • Charges: Interfering with Emergency Call & Assault Family Violence

    Case #: 16-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Officers responded to an assault case and upon arrival the victim informed the officer that our client destroyed a cellphone used to call 911. The victim also informed the officer that our client was waiting for her and started to verbally abuse her and struck her in the back of her head. The victim and her family could run away while he ran after them with a knife. Officers then took our client into custody.

    Outcome: Court date moved up, $0 fine + court costs, 120 days in jail, credit for time served.

  • Charges: Assault Family Violence – 2nd Degree Felony

    Case #: 16-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Officers responded to a domestic dispute at a local grocery store. Upon arrival, the officer realized it was an assault. The officer was advised that our client followed the victim into the ladies’ restroom and assaulted her. Officers were then advised as to where they could locate our client and he was arrested.

    Outcome: 1 year jail time in Cameron County Jail.

  • Charges: Assault Family/Household Member with Prev Conv – 3rd Degree Felony

    Case #: 16-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: An officer from the Brownsville Police Department responded to a call at Valley Regional Medical Center regarding an assault. The victim advised the officer that she had been assaulted the night before. The officer did notice that the victim had bruises around her eyes, arms and forearms. The victim also stated that she was hit so much that it caused her to go unconscious. The officer determined that the injuries sustained where severe enough that he issued a warrant for arrest.

    Outcome: Dismissed

  • Charges: Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence Class "A" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 16-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: An officer from the Harlingen Police Department responded to a call where the client was being accused of a passed assault. The person who filed the report later called the police department stating that she did not want to follow thru with the charges. The officer then stated that the report would be submitted to the Cameron County District Attorney’s office. The client was later arrested for a Class “A” Misdemeanor.

    Outcome: Dismissed

  • Charges: Harassment – Class "B" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 16-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Officers were dispatched to the victim’s house where she accused our client of harassing her. The victim stated that our client would call, text and use social media to threaten her.

    Outcome: Dismissed

  • Charges: Harassment – Class "B" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 16-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Officers were dispatched to meet with a victim. Upon arrival, the victim gave a statement accusing our client of harassing her by text message. Our client was advised to retain from contacting the victim but she continued. Officers felt they had sufficient evidence and charged our client.

    Outcome: Dismissed


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Theft Crimes

  • Charges: Theft, Unlawful Use of Criminal Instrument – Class "A" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 12-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Brownsville Police officers responded to a theft. After contacting loss prevention, they proceeded to contact our client and placed him under arrest. When our client asked why he was being arrested they advised him that he was caught on video taking items from the store without paying for them. Court date was moved up, and client received credit for time served.

    Outcome: Court date moved up, $0 fine + court costs, 180 days in jail and credited for time served.

  • Charges: Burglary of Habitation – 2nd Degree Felony

    Case #: 12-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: The Brownsville Police Department responded to a call regarding a burglary of habitation. While arriving at the scene they were advised by the victim and a witness that they saw our client running out of the residence. The offices were advised where our client lived. One officer proceeded to our client’s home where he was standing outside his vehicle. The victim and witness were escorted to the home to identify our client. Our client was accused and then placed under arrest for burglary of a habitation.

    Outcome: Dismissed

  • Charges: Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit Another Felony – 1st Degree Felony; Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon – 2nd Degree Felony

    Case #: 12-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Officers responded to call regarding a disturbance. The officer contacted the victim, and she claimed that our client entered her house without consent. While in the house the client then proceeded to threaten the victim with a bat. The victim took a chair to protect herself, which brook, from the client. Our client ran from the scene.

    Outcome: Court date moved up, charges reduced to a Class "B" Misdemeanor Criminal Mischief, 60 days in fail, credit for time served.

  • Charges: Burglary of Motor Vehicle – Class "A" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 12-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Officers were dispatched to a residence regarding a theft of a bicycle. A portion of the license plate to vehicle the suspects were driving was given to the officer. While patrolling the area the officer spotted the vehicle in question and conducted a traffic stop on our client. The officer spotted the bicycle in the back of the truck, while further investigation they had several stolen items including some from the city of Brownsville. The office believed to have enough evidence to place our client under arrest.

    Outcome: Court date moved up, $0 fine + court cost, 30 days in jail, credit for time served.

  • Charges: Theft of Property

    Case #: 12-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Officers were dispatched to store regarding a theft. The store manager advised the officer that a previous theft had occurred. Our client was seen on surveillance taking items from the store. Officers felt there was sufficient evidence and arrested our client.

    Outcome: Dismissed

  • Charges: Theft of Property – Class "B" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 12-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: An officer was dispatched to a store where he contacted the loss prevention manager. While speaking with the loss prevention manager the officer was advised that he had witnessed our client concealing items in her purse. As our client made her way to the registers she did not pay for the items in her purse. While outside loss prevention proceeded to escort our client to their office where they found the unpaid items. The officer then charged our client.

    Outcome: Dismissed


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Property Crimes

  • Charges: Criminal Mischief, Evading Arrest on Foot

    Case #: 10-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Officers responded to a domestic call, in which the son of our client claimed that his father had chased him to his location. The Victim claimed that he was at the assailants home earlier in the day and advised him that he would be going to visit a friend. As the victim was driving to a third location he noticed that he was being followed and decide to go back to his friends house. When they arrived at the house our client followed the victim and tried to gain acces into the house. When our client could not gain acces to the house he procceded to damage the victims car. When the poilce responded our client then chose to evade arrest on foot. He was captured and placed under arrest.

    Outcome: $0 fine + court cost, 180 days in jail, credit for time served.

  • Charges: Criminal Trespass – Class "B" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 10-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Our client entered a store that she had been banned from entering. The managers of this store had advised our client on previous occations that she was not allowed on the premisses. The store manager contacted the poilice department, and they reviewed the documents that stated that she was not allowed to enter the store. The manager did advise the officer that he wanted to press charges against our client, and so she was arrested.

    Outcome: Dismissed

  • Charges: Criminal Mischief – Class "B" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 10-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Officers responded to a call regarding a criminal mischief. The victim stated that her and her husband had an argument. When her husband left he took a knife from the kitchen. The lady of the house noticed that he was under the influence of a controlled substance. When her husband returned she did not allow him to enter the home to which he slashed the tire to her vehicle.

    Outcome: $0 fine + court cost, 100 days in jail, credit for time served.

  • Charges: Criminal Mischief – Class "B" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 10-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Officers were dispatched to residence for a Criminal Mischief crime. Upon arrival, the victim advised the officer that his son had arrived at their home drunk. Our client noticed that his television was missing, the victim told our client that it had been stolen and a report had been made. Our client got upset and started to break thing in the home.

    Outcome: Dismissed

  • Charges: Criminal Trespass – Class "B" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 10-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Officers were dispatched to criminal trespass call, upon arrival the spoke with the victim, He stated that they had escorted our client out of the building but that she was refusing to leave the premises. The office asked our client to leave or get a ride, but she refused to do so. At this point our client was charged.

    Outcome: Dismissed

  • Charges: Criminal Trespass – Class "B" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 10-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: An officer responded to a call regarding a burglary of a motor vehicle. Upon arrival, they found our client asleep in a vehicle. They asked our client if it was his vehicle and he said no. The officer contacted the victim and she stated that she did not know our client and had not given him permission to enter her vehicle. Officers then arrested our client.

    Outcome: Court date moved up, $0 fine + court costs, 60 days in jail, credit for time served.

  • Charges: Criminal Mischief – Class "B" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 10-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: The officer made contact with victim who stated that his car had been scratched. The officer noticed that the car was starched with a sharp item. The damage was on the driver side door, back door and hood of the car. When asked by the officer if he knew who had caused the damaged the victim accused our client. Our client was then contacted the following day where she admitted to the crime.

    Outcome: Dismissed


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Marijuana Charges

  • Charges: Possession of Marijuana – Class "B" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 10-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: While conducting a traffic stop, the officer noticed a smell of car freshener and marijuana. The officer asked permission to conduct a search of the vehicle and it was granted. Upon searching the vehicle, the officer found a sandwich box with clear baggies and a scale. The officer them moved the baggies and found another baggie with marijuana.

    Outcome: Dismissed

  • Charges: Manufacturing Delivering Substance & Possession of Marijuana – State Jail Felony

    Case #: 10-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: A search warrant was issued on our client’s home. While conducting the warrant officer found cocaine and marijuana on the premises of our client’s home. Officers also witnessed unidentified males entering and exiting the premises through the alley way. The officers then took our client into custody.

    Outcome: Dismissed

  • Charges: Possession of Marijuana & Possession Controlled Substance "Xanax"

    Case #: 10-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: An officer responded to a call regarding an intoxicated subject. As the officer approached the vehicle he noticed our client had blood shot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol was emitting from her breath. When asked if she had consumed any alcoholic beverages she admitted having done so. When asked her age, she was under 21, the officer then placed her in custody. While she was getting booked they found Marijuana and Xanax Bars in her possession.

    Outcome: Court date moved up, $0 fine + court costs, 60 days county jail, credit for time served.


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White Collar Crimes

  • Charges: Tamper / Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair

    Case #: 10-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: The Cameron County District Attorney’s office Special Investigation Unit executed a search &seizure warrant at the residence of our client. Upon arriving our client refused to open the door which led them to forcible entry. When the officers entered the home, they found our client in the restroom with the toilet flushing. After our client was detained they performed an open-air sniff for the presence of narcotics. The K-9 positively alerted to narcotic in two separate locations. Our client was arrested and charged with a felony.

    Outcome: Not Convicted – Received 3 years Deferred Adjudication.

  • Charges: Credit / Debit Card abuse – State Jail Felony

    Case #: 10-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Our client was accused of using a credit card without permission. She made several charges on a credit card that belonged to her boyfriend at the time. The Grand Jury decided to press charges on our client.

    Outcome: Dismissed

  • Charges: Tampering with Government Records & Theft

    Case #: 10-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: An officer conducting a routine stop ran our client’s information, he was informed that he had a warrant. When the officer was inventorying the items in the vehicle before towing he found government documents that had been tampered with.

    Outcome: Court date moved up, 180 days county jail, with 100 days credit for time served.

  • Charges: Tamper / Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair – 3rd Degree Felony

    Case #: 10-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Officers were conducting a business check when one officer noticed that two people were exchanging things in the men’s restroom. When the officer approached the men, he noticed that they threw a baggie down the urinal. The officer saw that the baggie had a white substance. When officers retrieved the substance, they confirmed that it contained a controlled substance. The officers then charged our client.

    Outcome: Dismissed


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Misc. Charges

  • Charges: Accident Involving Damage to Vehicle – Class "B" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 10-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Officers responded to a hit and run incident. At the scene, officer was advised that the person who caused the accident was located at a nearby bar. At the bar, the officer then took two statements from witnesses giving information on the hit and run incident. The officer then arrested our client and accused him of the crime.

    Outcome: Dismissed

  • Charges: Resisting Transport – Class "A" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 10-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: Our client was a passenger in a vehicle were the driver was arrested for DWI. While our client was waiting for a ride she became a danger to herself and the public. Officers tried to sit her down while she waited but she refused and started to walk away. At this point officers decided to detain our client and she started to resist. Our client was then charged with resisting transportation and public intoxication.

    Outcome: Dismissed

  • Charges: Sale to Minors – Alcohol – Class "A" Misdemeanor

    Case #: 10-XXXXXXXX

    Facts: On January 22, 2016, the TABC (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission) conducted a sting on the local store. The TABC contracted a minor to enter the premises and purchase an alcoholic beverage, if asked for his identification and/or age he was not to lie and present his actual age. The minor did as he was asked and the clerk sold him a beer. The TABC took all the information and evidence and later served a warrant on our client.

    Outcome: Dismissed


This article was last updated on Monday, September 17, 2018.

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