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People Charged With Violent Crimes


If you have been charged with a violent crime...your freedom is in jeopardy.

Defending People Charged with Crimes of Violence

Lori Elaine Laird is known for her aggressive defense of clients charged with violent crimes. She has a record of success at all levels of cases, obtaining numerous not guilty verdicts in felony cases.

Handling complicated or high-profile cases

We have the tools in place to defend high-profile cases.  People facing serious felony charges are often convicted in the media and the community long before a trial begins. We work to neutralize the effect of negative public opinion. We select juries carefully and make sure that clients receive a fair trial, even if the case has generated negative publicity.  The Law Office of Laird & Associates will work to build a strong and effective defense for you. We will undertake a thorough investigation of the events leading to your arrest.  When it can help your case, we can work with an investigator, forensic evidence specialist, psychologist and other professionals who can support the defense effort. Contact our criminal defense team to learn more.

We vigorously defend against charges such as:

Aggravated rape and sexual assault
Attempted murder
Aggravated assault
Simple assault
Intoxication assault
Intoxication manslaughter
Domestic violence
Armed robbery
Home invasion

Forcing the government to prove its case

We have obtained many acquittals in cases such as those listed above. We investigate thoroughly and force the government to prove its case. We are known as persuasive, forceful and proactive advocates in the courtroom.

Innocent until proven Guilty

Criminal defendants are "innocent until proven guilty," but this presumption of innocence is often lost in our sensationalist media environment.  Individuals charged with crimes are often vilified on TV or in news reports but you don't often hear the discussion about the presumption of innocence.  These types of efforts to attract viewers/readers to their medium often lead to citizen's forming opinions about the guilt or innocence of an individual before a trial even begins.  Even the mention of certain types of crimes evoke such a strong emotional response from some individuals that they form opinions without hearing any evidence whatsoever.

Houston criminal defense attorney Lori Elaine Laird works vigorously to safeguard our clients from unfair treatment by law enforcement and the media.  We strive to ensure our clients receive a fair trial which includes the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Serious charges require a serious defense

Conviction of a violent crime carries serious penalties. A number of violent crimes require the imposition of the death penalty or life in prison. These include killing a police officer or firefighter, intentionally killing a person during the commission of another crime, murder for hire and killing a child less than six years of age. Our law firm handles these serious matters, obtaining many acquittals.

Lori Elaine Laird is experienced in the field of criminal law. Working first as a police officer and now as a defense attorney, Ms. Laird has handled many cases involving violent crimes and other felonies.

If you have been charged with or are being investigated for a violent crime, it is important to have strong representation from the beginning. The stakes are high talk to one of our experienced attorneys prior to talking to law enforcement. The lawyer you choose does make a difference.   Contact us today at 832-699-1966.

The law firm of Laird & Associates provides legal services to clients in the Houston, Texas, metro area which includes Galveston, Texas, LaPorte, Pasadena, Texas, League City, Clear Lake Shores, Seabrook, Nassau Bay, Webster, Lakeside, Friendswood, Bacliff, Dickinson, Galveston County, Harris County, Brazoria County, Pearland, Chambers County, Fort Bend County, Sugarland, Richmond and other cities and counties throughout Texas.

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