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How We Can Help

At the Houston law firm of McLemore, Reddell, Ardoin & Story, P.L.L.C., our attorneys are committed to excellence in providing criminal defense representation for the accused in Harris County and throughout the state of Texas. We take the time to listen to our clients and develop a strategy that meets their goals and looks out for their best interests. We go beyond merely preparing and presenting an excellent defense at trial. We are there to look out for your best interests every step of the way and help resolve your case in the best way for you. We do this by providing advice, representation and assistance in many different ways.

Make sure you get a fair trial – The Constitution provides many rights and protections to people accused of a crime, including the right to a speedy public trial by a fair and impartial jury. Even though these rights exist, there is no one in the court system looking out for your rights and making sure they are safeguarded. We take on that responsibility and make sure your rights are protected.

Inform you of your rights so you can make the best decision – Sometimes it is advisable to waive certain rights. For instance, you may forego your right to a speedy trial in order to better prepare your defense, or you may choose a trial before a judge alone (bench trial) rather than a jury. There are other important decisions you may need to make, such as whether to go to trial or negotiate a plea, and whether to testify in your own defense. These decisions are ultimately yours to make, but we make sure you are provided with all the information you need to make the best choice in your particular circumstances.

Plea Bargaining – When it is in your best interests to enter a guilty plea rather than risk a trial, we will negotiate the best possible outcome for you, such as a sentence of probation, drug treatment, or a minimum period of incarceration. As former prosecutors, we know on which cases the state is willing to bargain, and when they will probably go to trial.

Charge Bargaining – The prosecutor has wide discretion on what charges to file, and if we are brought into the process early enough, it is possible that we may be able to influence what charges are filed, or indeed if any charges are filed at all. Among other things, charge bargaining may result in being charged with a misdemeanor rather than a felony, or an offense that does not carry a mandatory minimum sentence as opposed to one that does.

Jury Trial – Our attorneys have conducted countless trials from the prosecution side, the defense side, and judging from the bench. We prepare and present a defense that includes all applicable defenses and offers a strong opposition to the prosecution’s case.

Sentence Bargaining – If you have been convicted at trial, we can represent you at the sentencing phase in court, as well as negotiate behind the scenes for alternatives to incarceration such as house arrest, community service, alcohol or drug treatment, or other alternatives that better meet your needs.

Houston Criminal Defense Attorneys Helping You

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, do not hesitate to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who knows what needs to be done at every step to achieve the best outcome for you in your unique situation. In the greater Houston area and throughout the state of Texas, contact David Reddell at McLemore, Reddell, Ardoin & Story, P.L.L.C. for immediate assistance.