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If you or a loved one is charged with Felony Possession of a Weapon in Houston or Harris County, you need an experienced defense attorney that will fight for you. Carl Haggard has over 3 decades of experience defending the people of Houston against felony weapon charges and he has a verifiable winning case record. Call Call: (832) 328-0600 or email today for a Free Confidential Consultation about your case and Carl will go to work fighting to give you the best defense possible.

Felony Possession Weapon Winning Case Results

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Case No 1470529 – Shane S.

DISMISSED BY OUR 1ST COURT APPEARANCE

Since being released from Texas Department of Corrections Shane had built up a thriving business as a CNC machinist consultant, which was threatened when he was legally stopped on a traffic violation. The Jeep was in his cousin’s name – who had warrants. Shane was not allowed to present ID and the jeep was searched. The officer said he smelled marijuana and stated falsely that Shane gave his consent and admitted to marijuana in the car. Illegal pills were found along with a Glock on the floor hidden under Shane’s clothes and tools. We off-docketed the case and then were able to prove by the time of our 1st court appearance the gun belonged to Shane’s father and that he had forgotten to take it out after firing at a gun range.


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Case No. 1332455 – Jeremy S.

GRAND JURY NO BILL

Jeremy was a convicted felon pulled over without probable cause while driving a car with out of state plates. He was questioned regarding whether he had been smoking marijuana as police claimed without evidence they saw marijuana on the floor of his vehicle and then used this to leverage an illegal search of a locked glove compartment where a white powdery substance they claimed was cocaine – again without evidence – was found along with a loaded gun. Jeremy made statements to police to the effect that the vehicle was not his and that he was unaware of the contents of the glove compartment. He was charged with PCS and the gun. He hired us prepared to take a fine and time served if that was the best we could do. We made no promises but did our research, gathered pertinent evidence and witness Affidavits regarding ownership of the vehicle and the background on the gun and forcefully argued our case to the DA’s. It was then taken to the Grand Jury where we won a No Bill.


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Case No. 61448 – Deandre J. [Brazoria County]

REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR – WEEKEND INMATE COMMUNITY SERVICE

Deandre drove to the scene of a fight in which relatives were involved to try to stop it. When police arrived they claimed they observed him throw a 9 mm handgun under his car. Our defenses included that there was no possible way the officer could have observed this; Deandre was on the other side of the vehicle and we had several witnesses to testify to this. We posited that among the many people involved, most of whom ran, it is likely that one of them threw the gun that was indeed found beneath Deandre’s car. Further, ownership could not be traced as the serial no. had been defaced and police handled it without gloves. We filed our Trial Motions, including for a Full Inspection and Photographing of the Crime Scene [to prove police were lying] and subpoenaed all relevant witnesses. On the eve of Trial Mr. Haggard brought to fruition a potential misdemeanor reduction he had been hammering on the DA for, in the wings so to speak, in case Deandre wanted to forego the risks of a trial. This deal we wrenched from the Asst. D.A. was unbelievable. But Mr. Haggard was not about to let them withdraw it on those grounds, as Deandre had decided to accept it. The coup de grace in this case was the DA’s demand that Deandre surrender the weapon. Our response? It wasn’t his to surrender….!

In the past I’ve been burnt by a number of attorneys, paid them thousands of dollars and had no results other than time in prison… But Carl Haggard went in there and did his job. I was facing up to ten years. He’s the best attorney I’ve hired.
~ Deandre J.


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Case No. 1293407 – Danny E.

DISMISSED

Danny was a known street gang member charged with Felony POM after a second “no- knock” search warrant raid on his house by HPD’s North Narcotics Enforcement Unit. Police dressed in tactical ballistic clothing and a certified narcotics canine found 30 marijuana plants in cuts and stalks and a grow lab in the room of a co-defendant after breaking the window and throwing in an N.F.D.D. [“flash bang” device]. The no-knock warrant and diversionary device were on account of the mounted cameras at the premises, the violent criminal history of the occupants and their known gang affiliation, narcotics trafficking and weapons possession. HFD also came with metal cutters to open the gun safe. The safe contained no contraband but two readily-accessible loaded guns were in plain view. Over 2000 rounds of ammunition were confiscated and tagged into evidence. The Affidavit for the Search Warrant was produced based upon the second of two previous investigations during which “grow lab” paraphernalia, cultivation, drying and several disabled vehicles used to store marihuana were observed. We attacked the Search Warrant in every way legally possible. The Search Warrant was briefly flashed after forced entry into the home and no copy was left at the premises; we also took issue with the stated locations, states and occupants of the various rooms and windows in and through which contraband was allegedly observed as stated in the warrant. Scene and inside photographs were used where appropriate. Danny and his brother were arrested on the felony POM case and Danny was additionally charged with Felon in Possession of a Weapon based on his prior felony conviction for Possession of Body Armor. [We also got this Houston Felony POM charge dismissed.] All three cases were hotly contested by us. Numerous Pre-Trial Motions and medical records with Affidavit, where appropriate, were filed on all three cases. (Danny was also charged with a third case of Aggravated Robbery while picked out of a live lineup on a two-year-old case while in custody.)

“Mr. Haggard worked extremely hard on my three serious cases which also involved some relatives who were also charged but we had to have separate lawyers. I have a record and I have seen many lawyers. He’s by far the best lawyer I have ever seen.”
~ Danny E.


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Case No. 1269195 – Josh R.

DISMISSED

Josh was on parole for Aggravated Robbery with Deadly Weapon when arrested for an SKS 15 rifle. He had been recently burglarized so he grabbed his cousin’s rifle to patrol his property after he heard a suspicious noise outside. A neighbor allegedly observed him with the rife and called police. We investigated and developed the problems we immediately saw with the allegations for the police search – Josh lives on five acres and thus his closest neighbor is quite distant; moreover, no one had seen and reported the recent burglary to his home so how likely was it that anyone really saw him patrolling his property on the subject incident; finally, when police arrived Josh was standing outside and the rifle – owned by Josh’s cousin, who we also proved was living there at the time – was inside a closet in the master bedroom. We aggressively pursued our defensive theories of lack of probable cause, lack of ownership of the rifle, and lack of a credible witness to Josh’s “possession” of it all the way to a Dismissal.


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Case No. 1168437 – Ramon Z.

DISMISSED

[Case history and defense strategy were not archived in this case; Dismissal may be verified online through Houston Clerk’s office.]


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Case No. 1160114 – Manuel R.

REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR, TIME SERVED

Manuel was an ex-con who had reformed his life and become the self-employed owner of his own transmission repair shop. During an unfortunate altercation with his wife, she called police and told them there was a gun in his truck. We did not back down from the Prosecution and were fully prepared to try this case to a Jury at Trial. On our first day in Trial, however, Manuel elected to accept the first reduction Mr. Haggard had obtained from Prosecutors. It is HLF’s policy always to allow the client to make the decision as to which way to go in decisions of this type. We give our opinion – based on decades of experience and familiarity with the judges and how juries typically view these types of cases. But in the end our clients make the decision.

I was facing two to ten years on this charge. Mr. Haggard really does what his business card states – “fight for you”. Carl Haggard is one of the strongest attorneys in this business. He kept my family intact. I’m grateful beyond words.
~ Manuel R.


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Case No. 1159998 – Sedric B.

DISMISSED

During an argument with his wife which was escalating out of control, our client’s mother-in-law called police and reported that there was a gun in the house. Mr. Haggard aggressively defended Sedric – with his lengthy criminal record, he could have gotten a lengthy sentence if convicted. Defenses to the case included that our client was never seen by police holding a gun in the house.

I’m an ex-con and everything seemed to be against me. Mr. Haggard fought hard for me and my family. I was looking at up to ten years in prison for something I didn’t do. Mr. Haggard was ready to go to Trial but got the case dismissed before that. He’s the guy you would want on your side!

~ Sedric B.


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Case No. 788,835 – Tony B.

DISMISSED ON DAY OF JURY TRIAL

Potential Verdict: 25 to 99 years or life. Mr. Haggard also successfully won the client’s parole revocation hearing.

I want to thank Mr. Haggard for helping me get a second chance in life, when it seemed like I was doomed. They charged me as an Habitual Criminal because of some cases years ago. Mr. Haggard put together documents and witnesses to show the pistol in the car I was driving was not mine.
~ Tony B.


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Case No.1010622 – Paul D.

DISMISSED ON DAY OF JURY TRIAL

Our client had recently been released from TDC when he was accused of being involved with a robbery while driving in a vehicle with 4 others; all 5 were arrested. Mr. Haggard exploited certain key weaknesses in the State’s cases and aggressively nailed home a Dismissal of both charges on the morning of trial. Paul’s family was ecstatic, since he had remained in jail throughout the pendency of the case on a high bond: Not being able to afford to both bond him out and hire a reputable attorney, his family had chosen to spend their resources on a successful trial attorney.