Houston Criminal Cases – Dismissals FAQ
- Because many cases are not dismissed until they have been set for trial, or on the day of trial, or even during trial.
- Because the prosecutors know which attorneys try cases on a regular basis, and which attorneys rarely or never try cases.
- Because the prosecutors know which defense attorneys regularly obtain “Not Guilty” verdict at trial.
- Because if your case has good defenses, and/or police or other procedural, evidentiary or constitutional problems, the prosecutors may dismiss it rather than risk losing a trial against a strong and proven defense attorney with a known record of “Not Guilty” verdicts.
Houston Criminal Defense Attorney Carl D. Haggard’s reputation as a successful trial lawyer precedes him and helps him win numerous dismissals for our clients.
Wrong. Justice doesn’t just happen.
If you are innocent you need an attorney more than ever to fight for a Dismissal. Generally, unless there is some type of legal maneuver, presented and orchestrated by an attorney expert in the law pertaining to your type of offense, you will be convicted.
As a Former Misdemeanor Court Chief Prosecutor and District Court Chief Prosecutor, Mr. Haggard knows that it is the goal of the prosecution to get the accused to accept a plea bargain agreement: This saves the prosecutor time, enhances that prosecutor’s record thereby increasing eligibility for promotions, and saves the government money.
Even innocent attorneys know they need an attorney and they retain Carl D. Haggard.
E. C. A. FELONY THEFT
Case No. 1077738
Our client was a HOUSTON ATTORNEY charged with theft in a case of mistaken identity. This was a multi- location, complex embezzlement scheme involving 2 suspects, one of whom was allegedly our client. In one phase of the operation, the suspects had the complainant drive the suspects to their bank, also our client’s bank, to make a cash withdrawal. Our client was positively ID’d by the complainant using bank surveillance photos taken by 9 digital cameras as our client did business inside his bank at the same time the true suspect was inside the bank. Thanks to Mr. Haggard’s skillful use of evidence such as cell phone records, witness statements, alibis, and other documentation, our client continues to practice law.
Client’s Testimonial: “My family and I thank attorney Carl Haggard for believing in me and in my defense in what appeared to be the most miserable accusation against me. You were relentless in showing to the State that I could not have committed such a crime, considering my position as an attorney, and the documentation.”
[Results – Theft]
Case No. [Expunged by Mr. Haggard.]
ASSAULT BODILY INJURY
DISMISSED ON DAY OF JURY TRIAL
Our client was an attorney charged with assaulting another attorney. Mr. Haggard, a triple-certified Mediator/Arbitrator, used his mediation skills to work out an agreement acceptable to all parties.
Client’s Testimonial: “I am a licensed attorney and I asked Mr. Haggard to represent me. Mr. Haggard provided excellent legal advice & zealously represented me. Thanks to him my case was dismissed.”
[Results – Assault]
No. No attorney can ethically guarantee that he will get your case dismissed. Mr. Haggard will refer you to his list of his recent dismissals as proof that he does contest and win many cases, and then do his best to obtain a Dismissal, but he will not lie to you and promise that which cannot be promised.
He may be referring to the “dismissal” that comes after you successfully complete your deferred adjudication probation; if so, even this cannot be guaranteed as it depends on whether you comply with the terms of your probation. If he is referring to a true dismissal, he cannot guarantee you such an outcome.
Note: Clients have given their permission for any testimonials presented here.