PCS PG 3 < 28 gms HYDROCODONE
Case No. 1980934 – Phillip P.
DISMISSED November 7, 2014
Phillip had been drinking the night before and hit 2 cars in the early morning hours. Police found 21 hydrocodones in an unmarked bottle. Several lies or mistakes in the Offense Report hurt the case. During his sobriety test several pills which he had stuffed in his waistband at the approach of the police fell to the ground. He ultimately was charged only with PCS. We prepared for Trial as Phillip’s real estate license was at stake. Mr. Haggard’s pre-Trial Motions and aggressive argumentation of the case pre-Trial won a pre-Trial Dismissal.
PCS AMPHETAMINE [ADDERALL]
Case No. 1410787 – Renita N.
DISMISSED March 19, 2014
Renita’s car was searched after she’d had an auto accident and her Rx pills were found in an unlabeled bottle. We used Rx records, doctor records and lab analysis of the pills to obtain a Dismissal.
Case No. 1940514 – Luis P.
DISMISSED BY 1ST COURT APPEARANCE Jan. 24, 2014
Luis was sitting in a parked car in an apartment complex talking with a friend. Police approached and asked if he was selling drugs to his friend. Luis replied no, just talking, but was searched, illegally,anyway. Marihuana and zanax pills were found in his shoe. Luis had several priors for POM and PCS and told us he would be happy with a fine and the least amount of jail we could get. Instead we presented and argued the clear violation of his constitutional rights to get both cases dismissed by the time of our first court appearance.
PCS PG 3 28 – 200 Gms. HYDROCODONE, XANAX, SOMA
Case No. 1125159 – Daniel N.
After Daniel caused an accident, police found loose Lorcet, Soma, and Zanax in his pocket. Working with Dan’s doctor, medical records and pharmaceutical records, we argued sufficient evidence to obtain a Dismissal.
PCS PG 3 < 28 Gms. HYDROCODONE
Case No. 1862601 – Steven C.
DISMISSED January 9, 2013*
Steven was a white-collar professional with no prior record when he got arrested due to poor judgment in handling some painful health conditions. Fearing his doctor would not prescribe more, and that his wife would look down on him for “weakness”, he turned to the street and bought pain pills illegally. We worked with his doctor to find alternative, non-narcotic pain remedies and were able to obtain a true Dismissal for one of his cases. (The other one will be dismissed after completing probation.)
I was overwhelmed by my arrest and the subsequent legal process. I needed a good lawyer fast. I looked at a lot but was immediately impressed with Carl Haggard’s extensive credentials and website that contained a wealth of information about the legal system. After discussions with his knowledgeable legal team and meeting him in person, I knew this was the lawyer for me. I was not looked down upon and they gave me a sympathetic and encouraging shoulder to lean on during a very trying time. We put together clear, concise documentation for the Court to explain my extenuating circumstances. Mr. Haggard and his team guided me through the entire process and led me to a successful outcome. I will also be working with Mr. Haggard to have my arrest record cleaned up. He knows the criminal justice system inside and out. I strongly recommend him to anyone that finds themselves worried and caught up in a tough legal situation like I was.
~ Steven C.
[Notice: Contrary to our Disclaimer, this Dismissal was obtained partly in return for a Plea in a companion case. We are posting it with notice – although technically it does not meet our criteria for “true Dismissals” – since our client gave us this Testimonial entirely unsolicited and we feel it shows very well the type of service we provide for our clients.
PCS PG 3 < 28 Gms – 1 Hydrocodone/Vicodin [Dihydrocodeinone]
Case No. 1802495 – Hazeez G.
Hazeez was trying to make Navy Seals. His base was in California so probation in Houston wouldn’t work – he needed a true Dismissal. The search was good – the officer had seen marijuana in the driver’s door. A Vicodin was found in Hazeez’ pocket. He had gotten a tattoo recently and was given it for pain but, not knowing what it was and unwilling to jeopardize his naval career, put it in his pocket and forgot about it. We argued his honesty with police and Navy regulations as points in his favor and verified the existence of the tattoo. Mr. Haggard knew the Chief and his inclination to show leniency toward servicemen. We were able to produce a valid prescription for Vicodin although in a different dosage – but persuasively argued this as constructive possession of a valid prescription for the pill in his pocket. Because we had prepared our defenses and documents in advance, working with our client from California, he only had to fly to Houston twice for court. This helped us to obtain our Dismissal by our first appearance allowing Hazeez to continue in his naval career.
I appreciate the amount of time Mr. Haggard spent helping and listening. He made sure I was prepared before arriving [to court] which made all the more difference and resulted in my case being dismissed. He really does care about you and your life. With him and his office, you’re not a humber; you are a person and friend.
~ Hazeez G.
PCS PG 3 < 28 Gms – 2 Vicodin
Case No. 1742482 – Andrew P.
Andrew had several marijuana cases on his record when he was pulled over on a traffic violation. He was searched incident to being arrested for driving on a suspended license; two vicodin pills were found in a pocket. His passenger was also searched and arrested for POM. We produced an old prescription for 90 pills from the previous year; despite the age of the prescription, the passenger’s arrest and Andrew’s own record we prevailed and got our Dismissal.
PCS – Zanax
Case No. 674389 – Tiffany K.
Tiffany had a pending POM case out of Washington Co. when stopped on a bogus traffic violation. Police searched her car and found her prescription Zanax pills inside a prescription bottle with her name on it. Problem? Police and prosecutors tried to make the case on non-matching dosages.
PCS – PG 3 – Zanax
Case No. 1561973 – Andy L.
Zanax was found inside Andy’s pocket during a search without permission after a routine traffic stop.
PCS – PG 3 – 28 – 200 Gms. – 114 Lorcet Pills
Case No. 1169067- Glenn H.
NO-BILLED BY GRAND JURY
Glenn was stopped at 2:00 pm by an HPD cruiser for no stated reason. Immediately four unmarked cars surrounded him. Without Mirandizing him, police proceeded to interrogate Glenn. [Where had he been, what had he been doing, where was he going, etc.] When he replied, “To a friend’s house”, police laughed and proceeded to ransack his truck without asking permission. Glenn had to go to the ER upon release from the Houston Jail because police had fractured his right shoulder. The illegal ransacking produced 114 Lorcet pills inside an old prescription bottle the decal of which had peeled off. A passenger was questioned but released. Using the multitude of problems with the case [lack of probable cause, problems with the illegal search and police questioning], coupled with an intensive barrage of medical documentation, Mr. Haggard aggressively got the case before the Grand Jury, thoroughly preparing Glenn to testify. Despite Glenn’s prior drug conviction, the Jury brought back a No-Bill.
PCS – PG 3 – 28 – 200 Gms. – Zanax
Case No. 1184812- Donald H.
Don had been out of TDC for one year after a prior MDCS conviction when he was stopped for curfew violation. A police search without probable cause yielded a large quantity of Zanax pills in a plastic bag inside the console. Witness testimony regarding the pills helped us get this bad search dismissed.