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Texas Criminal Defender


Criminal charges can have serious consequences on your future. That is why choosing the right criminal defense attorney is such an important decision. We understand that you are concerned about your family, your job, or even going to jail. The impact of a criminal conviction, even a misdemeanor charge, can lead to jail time, fines and other court obligations. Felony crimes can carry much higher penalties. You have probably been searching the internet for information or asking your friends and family for advice—you may very well be scared. Having to defend a criminal case in Texas can be quite serious and sometimes people have no idea how serious it is until it is too late.

Long term consequences of a criminal conviction can affect your future employment, your admissibility to certain schools and even your ability to obtain certain professional licenses. But fortunately, being charged with a criminal offense is not the same thing as being convicted of a crime. If you are being investigated or have been arrested, we can help you. We believe in working hard to protect our clients' rights at every step. Your case will be thoroughly investigated and we will provide an action plan based on the particular circumstances. We believe in the presumption that our client is innocent until proven guilty and work hard to get you the best possible results. We are aggressive attorneys dedicated to your defense.

Aggressive and Sophisticated Criminal Defense Lawyer

When you or someone you love is charged with a crime you need an experienced criminal trial attorney.  You need an attorney who is not afraid to stand up to the prosecution on even the toughest criminal charges.  Contact our Houston office for a free consultation about your defense options.

Sometimes good people make mistakes. And sometimes they are mistakenly charged. We believe everyone has the right to an experienced attorney who will fight for the best outcome possible in their case.  As experienced criminal trial attorneys, we know how to examine the charges against you and pinpoint the weaknesses in the government's case.  At the same time, our experience with other areas of the law helps us protect your broader and long-range interests while defending you on your immediate legal problem.

Examples of criminal defense matters our law firm handles include:

  • Drug crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • Domestic violence charges and protective order violations
  • Texas DWI defense
  • Felony DWI charges based on prior convictions, injury accidents or other circumstances
  • Assault
  • Theft, burglary and robbery
  • All felony and misdemeanor offenses

We keep our clients fully informed about the risks they face and the opportunities they have for resolving serious criminal charges on favorable terms.  If we can't negotiate your case to a resolution that we recommend you accept we will vigorously defend you at trial.

If you need a Houston drunk driving lawyer or criminal defense attorney, our firm fights for the rights of clients facing criminal charges in Harris, Galveston, Brazoria or Fort Bend counties. We also handle a variety of drug charges in Southeast Texas, including drug possession, drug distribution, and charges in connection with drug raids.

As an experienced criminal defense lawyer, we also fight for the rights of clients facing domestic violence charges, assault, burglary, robbery and property crimes in all Texas counties.

Our criminal practice is focused primarily in the following Texas counties:

  • Harris County
  • Galveston County
  • Brazoria County
  • Fort Bend County
  • Chambers County
  • Montgomery County

As a former police officer, patrol sergeant and hostage negotiator, Lori Elaine Laird is an aggressive attorney who can develop an action plan to solve your legal problems.

Complete a case evaluation form to speak with an attorney or call 832.699.1966 for a confidential consultation today!

Lori is a member of these prestigious organizations:

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