THOMAS A. MARTIN
The Law Offices of Thomas A. Martin represents clients throughout Southeast Texas, including the cities of Houston, Galveston, Memorial, River Oaks, West University,
Clear Lake, League City, Sugar Land, Pearland, Beaumont, Hempstead, Katy, Conroe, and all the communities in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend,
Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller and Wharton Counties.
Criminal laws and the criminal procedure used to prosecute individuals
charged with state crimes can vary from state to state. Generally similar
to federal criminal procedure, in Texas and other states, criminal
procedure is defined by the state constitution, statutes, rules, and judicial
The Law Offices of Thomas A. Martin has been aggressively protecting the
legal rights and successfully defending clients charged with Texas State
and Federal crimes since 1997. The crimes and criminal matters attorney
Thomas Martin handles include: Sex crimes, Drug charges/possession,
Assault/domestic violence, White Collar Crime, Robbery, Murder and
In all criminal cases, the accused has the right to remain silent and to legal
representation at each stage of criminal proceedings from an arrest
through trial. The accused also has the right to a speedy and public jury
Typically, criminal cases begin when the police arrest an individual. An
arrest may be made based upon "probable cause," that a crime was
committed, however, the prosecutor who reviews the police report,
decides whether he can prove the case.
If the state prosecutor files charges against you, your liberty, your
reputation and perhaps your life itself may be at stake. Retaining a
competent criminal defense lawyer, the moment you are accused of a
serious crime is an essential first step. A lawyer can preserve your legal
rights, ensure that you understand the charges filed against you, explain
your available defenses, the likely plea bargains a prosecutor may make,
and what you may expect to happen in the event you are convicted of the
criminal offense in question.
Beyond fines, jail or prison sentences, a state felony conviction also
carries numerous consequences that affect many aspects of your life,
such as loss of voting rights, loss of professional licenses, exclusion
from lines of work such as teaching, nursing and law enforcement,
and ineligibility for public office. A criminal record may also prevent
you from getting a job, a mortgage, and even renting an apartment
or traveling to a foreign country.
Whether your case is dismissed or the allegation leads to conviction,
acquittal, or a favorable settlement, will depend on your attorney’s
skills. At the Law Offices of Thomas A. Martin, we put our criminal
defense experience and litigation know-how to work for you.
Marshaling evidence and developing an aggressive strategy in your
defense, you can rely on our steadfast commitment to serve justice
and to achieve the best results possible, no matter how challenging
When you are charged with a crime, or need legal advice and
guidance concerning criminal defense for a family member, call the
Law Offices of Thomas A. Martin at (713) 222-0556. There is no fee for
an initial consultation to learn how we can help. Our phones are
answered 24 hours per day.
The Law Offices of Thomas A. Martin represents individuals
facing serious felony charges in both state and federal trial
and appellate courts. We represent people facing felony
charges from drugs to murder, and have developed an
emphasis on sex crimes (both adult and child offenses).
In our commercial litigation practice, we represent small
business owners facing "bet the business" litigation
prospects if the opposing side wins.
With our family law practice, we cherish the opportunity to
represent parents, especially fathers, who need a divorce
and want to keep or get custody of their kids.