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Madrid Law
Mario Madrid

440 Louisiana St Ste 1225 Houston,
Houston TX 77002
(713) 877-9400

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Madrid Law

Please Call : 713-877-9400


Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Houston, TX

No matter what your criminal history is, a conviction for any criminal charge can result in harsh penalties. We will make a professional assessment of you case and provide you with all necessary information that will assist you in making the right choices for yourself. The staff at Madrid Law can develop a custom defense to protect your rights and your future, regardless of the nature of the crime or the circumstances surrounding your charge.

Any card carrying attorney can legally assist you in a criminal case. However, when your future is at stake, you need an attorney like Mario Madrid who focuses specifically on criminal cases. A professional criminal defense lawyer is specifically trained to review all the evidence and locate weaknesses in the state’s case which could be suppressed or interpreted in a more positive light for the accused. For more information about how we can protect your rights, contact Madrid Law as soon as possible and begin planning your defense.

Attorney Profile

Mario Madrid is a fifth generation Texan who at his core is a trial lawyer who finds it a great honor to defend the rights of the accused. Mario has tried and represented clients who have faced a range of charges from Capital Murder Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Sexual Assault to DWI, Drug Cases and Theft.

Mario never backs down and works tirelessly in the defense of his clients. He is a true believer in doing everything possible to help his clients and their families through the dark period of a criminal accusation.

Personal

In his private life Mario is happily married and the proud father of two children. He is active in his neighborhood and at St. Anne Catholic Church where he has served as a member of the Pastoral Council, a lector at Mass and a speaker at Marriage Preparation and Baptismal classes. Mario is an avid runner who has run 7 marathons typically finishing in the top15% of the Houston Marathon.

Associate Judge

Mario takes pride in serving the citizens of Houston as an Associate Judge at the City of Houston Municipal Court. He was appointed by former Mayor Bill White in 2008 and was recently reappointed by Mayor Annise Parker.

Board Certified

There are more than 70,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas. Only 7,000 are Board Certified. Mario is one of these select attorneys as he is Certified in Criminal Law.

Choosing a criminal defense attorney is one of the most important decisions a person can make in their life. Those that choose Houston Attorney Mario Madrid choose a lawyer with a proven track record who treats his clients with compassion and will fight to the end for them.

Recognition:

  • Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Voted Houston Top Lawyers 2011
  • Avvo Rated Superb 10/10
  • Nominated Houston Super Lawyer
  • National Environmental Negotiations Competition, University of Richmond, 1995, Quarter Finalist
  • Speaker Award-Fourth Best Oralist in Leroy Jeffers Moot Court Competition, 1994
  • ABA Regional Negotiation Competition, University of Tulsa, 1994, Finalist

Associations:

  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Texas State Bar Municipal Judges Section
  • Texas State Bar Criminal Justice Section
  • Harris County Bar Association
  • College of the State Bar of Texas

Education:

  • South Texas College of Law – Juris Doctor 1996
  • University of Houston – Bachelor of Arts, Double Major History, Radio-Television

Legal Experience:

  • Appointed Associate Judge – City of Houston Municipal Court – 2008
  • Partner Madrid Law- 2011-Present
  • Partner at Madrid Martinez & Associates – 1999-2011
  • Assistant District Attorney Galveston County District’s Office – 1997-1999

Please Call : 713-877-9400

Assault Charges

 

Assault Charges Defense in Houston

Texas law describes assault as causing, or threatening to cause, physical bodily harm to another person. This can be the result of intentional harm or through reckless conduct. Also, if you intentionally make physical contact with a person and you know that the other party will perceive the contact as offensive or unwanted, an assault charge can result.

Many assault charges are spawned from family violence situations or orders of protection. If you are facing assault charges, there is a good chance that you may be facing additional criminal charges or actions. At Madrid Law, you can speak with a highly trained Houston assault lawyer who can assist you by seeking a reduction of your charges or possibly a dismissal. Our professional staff is dedicated to protecting your rights while you are facing charges such as:

Texas assault convictions often result in severe punishments that can stick with you throughout the rest of your life. In some situations, you may be restricted from contacting your children or other family members. In other extreme cases, a conviction could have a negative effect on your right to own or possess a firearm for any reason.

Houston Assault Lawyer – Mario Madrid

Assault charges are subject to different degrees which can result in either a felony or misdemeanor conviction, depending on the individual circumstances of the case. When there is a special victim, such as a public servant or an elderly person, the penalties are enhanced as well. Some assault convictions may result in imprisonment of up to 20 years. Also, sentencing is directly affected by the extent of harm that was actually done. For example, merely threatening to strike someone can be charged as a misdemeanor while assaulting someone with a deadly weapon will be a felony.

Texas Assault Defense Attorney

The staff at Madrid Law understands how serious an assault charge can be. We are determined to make every effort to have the allegations against you dismissed through a variety of defense techniques. If a conviction is unavoidable, we can work with the state to get the minimum sentence available in exchange for counseling or probation. Contact the Houston office of Madrid Law today. We will begin working immediately to defend your rights and secure your peace of mind.

Violent Crimes

 

Violent Crime Defense in Houston

Violent crime cases have very high penalties and are taken very seriously by judges, juries, prosecutors and the public. Violent crime cases may gain attention from local Houston news or from the national media. If you are accused of a crime in a high-profile case, you need a qualified criminal lawyer to protect your rights during the investigation, in the courtroom and in the court of public opinion.

Protect Your Rights if You Are Accused of a Violent Crime

You should never speak to the police, sheriffs, prosecutors, investigators or potential witnesses unless you have first consulted with an experienced Houston violent crimes lawyer. Investigators and other parties involved in criminal cases may seem to have your best interest at heart, but they are actually gathering evidence that will be used against you in court. Only a criminal defense attorney has the knowledge, skills and experience to protect your rights and defend against violent crime cases.

Bail in Houston Criminal Cases

Violent crimes usually have the highest bail of all criminal cases in Houston. Some violent crimes are not automatically entitled to bail, meaning you must have your lawyer file a motion with the court in order to seek bail. Conditions of release may require you to pay money, provide collateral, stay away from certain people or places, and there may be other pretrial conditions of bail. Houston criminal defense lawyer Mario Madrid works quickly to attempt to get you released from custody under the best possible conditions.

Houston Violent Crime Defense Firm Madrid Law Defends:

  • Murder, attempted murder, manslaughter
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
  • Aggravated sexual assault, sex crimes, rape
  • Domestic violence
  • Kidnapping
  • Carjacking
  • Burglary or Robbery
  • Arson
  • Weapons cases, shootings, stabbings
  • Self-defense cases
  • Other violent crimes

Texas Self-Defense Laws

People are often charged with violent crimes even though they were acting in self-defense. It is important to hire an attorney immediately, even if you were justified in using force. Houston self-defense lawyer Mario Madrid understands the complicated Texas laws on self-defense and how to best protect your rights. If you have a self-defense case, Madrid Law will present your facts and fight to show that your actions were justified.

Even if you were at fault in a criminal case, there are actions that your lawyer may be able to take to improve your circumstances. Contact our Houston criminal defense firm today for a free consultation.

Internet Crimes

 

Houston Internet Crimes and Computer Crimes Defense

Internet and computer crimes include sex crimes and fraud cases. People accused of Internet crimes may be charged with:

  • Child pornography
  • Online solicitation of a minor
  • Obtaining or possession of illegal materials
  • Identity theft
  • Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Other crimes involving the use of a computer

Evidence in Houston Internet Crimes

It is the job of police and other investigators to properly collect and preserve the evidence in any case. Because of the nature of computer evidence, proving an Internet sex case or other computer crime can be very difficult. The Assistant District Attorney is required to prove that the person accused actually committed the crime. Although it is easy for authorities to make allegations, actually proving who committed a computer crime may be difficult or impossible. The Assistant DA often uses expert witnesses to prove these complex and difficult cases, which is why you need a qualified and aggressive trial lawyer to defend you. If authorities or experts did not legally obtain the evidence or later mishandled that evidence, such evidence may not be admissible at trial. You should seek the advice of a reputable Houston internet defense attorney to protect your rights.

Houston Attorney Mario Madrid Defends All Internet Crimes

At Madrid Law, we understand the terrible impact being falsely accused of a crime can have on your life. We believe in innocent until proven guilty and we will work hard to get the best possible outcome in your case. Internet crime cases may get attention from Houston news stations and national news. Being falsely accused of an Internet crime can ruin a person’s reputation and may also affect a person’s job and family. Mario Madrid is an Houston criminal defense lawyer who knows how to defend against even the most serious computer crimes and Internet crimes. Do not make the mistake of thinking that you do not need an attorney because you are innocent. Innocent people who are falsely accused of a crime need a good criminal defense lawyer just as much as someone who is guilty.

Houston Sex Crimes and Internet Crimes Defense Firm

Properly defending against sex crimes, computer crimes, fraud or allegations of Internet crimes requires a fearless defense lawyer who works hard to protect his clients’ rights. Contact Madrid Law today for a free consultation with an experienced defense attorney who will work hard to try to improve your circumstances and present the facts of your Houston criminal case in the best possible light.

Robbery

 

Robbery Attorney in Houston

If you have been charged with robbery in Houston, you need a strong defense attorney to help refute the charge against you. Robbery is a felony charge and carries serious penalties. It is important to note that being charged with theft, which is stealing something that is unattended, is not the same as being charged with robbery.

The charge of robbery is used when:

  • You use the threat of force to steal from someone
  • You put someone in fear for their life while stealing from them

The charge of aggravated robbery is used when:

  • You actually harm someone in the act of stealing from them
  • You brandish a deadly weapon while stealing from someone
  • You use the threat of force against someone over age 65 or someone who is disabled

Penalties for Robbery Charges

Both robbery and aggravated robbery are felony offenses that carry heavy penalties. Either offense includes jail time and fines. For a second degree robbery offense, you face up to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. For aggravated robbery which is a first degree felony offense, you face up to a life sentence in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. These penalties are radically life-changing. It is necessary to retain a lawyer who is experienced in Houston robbery charges to defend these serious allegations.

Penalties for robbery:

  • 2 to 20 years in prison
  • Fine of up to $10,000

Penalties for aggravated robbery:

  • 5 to 99 years in prison
  • Possible life sentence
  • Fine of up to $10,000

How Can Mario Madrid Help?

Mario Madrid of Madrid Law knows how to handle a serious charge of robbery. It is essential that you do not agree to anything or make statements without consulting an attorney first. Mr. Madrid can help you evaluate your case and decide the best course of action. A great defense attorney is necessary to help you defend against the serious charges of robbery or aggravated robbery. Mario Madrid is an experienced Houston lawyer who can help you and your family in this difficult time.

Take the best course of action and contact Mario Madrid at 713-877-9400 to evaluate your case today.

Hit & Run

 

Hit and Run Attorney Mario Madrid

Hit and run, also called leaving the scene of an accident, is a criminal charge that requires serious attention. Depending on the circumstances of the hit and run, this charge can be as low as a class C misdemeanor or as high as a third degree felony. It is important to hire an experience criminal lawyer when dealing with a charge of hit and run because you want to present the best defense possible.

To be charged with a hit and run, you must:

  • Be in an accident that involves an injury or death of a person and do not stop to give aid or your personal information and/or are unavailable to show your driver’s license.
  • Be in an accident with a parked vehicle and do not attempt to find the owner or leave a note in an obvious spot to provide your personal information.
  • Be in an accident with a fixture, such as a mailbox or part of the highway, and do not attempt find the owner of the fixture, do not provide your personal information, and/or do not file a police report of the accident if you feel the value of the damage may be $1000 or more.

Penalties for Leaving the Scene of an Accident

The penalties for hit and run vary in Texas. If the hit and run involves an injury or death of a person, it is a third degree felony offense. If the hit and run involves an occupied vehicle, unoccupied vehicle or property, and the damage is more than $200, it is a class C misdemeanor. If the damage is greater than $200, it is a class B misdemeanor.

Penalties for third degree felony hit and run include:

  • Two to ten years in prison.
  • Up to a $10,000 fine
  • Suspension of driver’s license

Penalties for class B misdemeanor hit and run include:

  • Up to 180 days in a country jail
  • Up to a $2000 fine
  • Suspension of driver’s license

Penalties for class C misdemeanor hit and run include:

  • Up to a $500 fine
  • Suspension of driver’s license

Contact Mario Madrid Today

Mario Madrid of Madrid Law can help you if you are facing hit and run charges. Mr. Madrid can explain what the charges mean for you and what you can expect. Make the right choice for your defense against hit and run charges; contact Mario Madrid at 713-877-9400 to evaluate your case today.

Firm Overview

Houston Criminal Defense Attorney

Experienced, Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are facing criminal charges in Houston, choosing the right Houston criminal defense attorney can be one of the most important decisions you make. The outcome of a criminal case, no matter how minor or severe, is directly impacted by the prowess of a defense lawyer. The attorneys at Madrid Law have the training, experience, and a well established track record needed to vigorously defend those who have been accused of a crime.

A criminal conviction can have a long lasting impact on your future and may result in incarceration, fines, probation, or parole. Our firm is dedicated to aggressively defending our clients’ freedom and reputation by assisting them in exercising their right to defend themselves and avoid a conviction.

Houston Criminal Attorney

If you are under investigation or have already been charged with any kind of crime, it is imperative that you hire a skilled Houston defense attorney who can help protect your rights and your freedom. When you contact Madrid Law, you will get a professional evaluation of what you are facing and can begin developing a strong defense against the prosecution in order to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.

Mario Madrid has been practicing law for over 15 years as both a prosecutor and defense attorney, as well as serving as a Houston area municipal judge. He has an intimate knowledge of how a case is prepared from both sides, and is well versed in the best legal techniques that will positively influence the outcome in any kind of criminal matter, including, but not limited to:

Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Houston, TX

No matter what your criminal history is, a conviction for any criminal charge can result in harsh penalties. We will make a professional assessment of you case and provide you with all necessary information that will assist you in making the right choices for yourself. The staff at Madrid Law can develop a custom defense to protect your rights and your future, regardless of the nature of the crime or the circumstances surrounding your charge.

Any card carrying attorney can legally assist you in a criminal case. However, when your future is at stake, you need an attorney like Mario Madrid who focuses specifically on criminal cases. A professional criminal defense lawyer is specifically trained to review all the evidence and locate weaknesses in the state’s case which could be suppressed or interpreted in a more positive light for the accused. For more information about how we can protect your rights, contact Madrid Law as soon as possible and begin planning your defense.


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