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Violent Crimes


Violent Crimes Attorney Houston


Maverick Ray & Associates defends people accused of the following violent crimes:

  • Assault
  • Assault of a family member
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Aggravated assault
  • Battery
  • Homicide offenses
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Simple assault
  • Vehicular assault or manslaughter
  • Weapons offenses

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I’m Accused of a Violent Crime: What Is Going to Happen?

One common question my clients always want to know is, how does the process work? If you are charged with a violent crime you can expect your case to follow a similar path up until it goes to trial:

  • In the first few court settings, not much happens. Maverick will sign onto your case and reset it as the investigation by both sides begins. As time goes by, more and more evidence is discovered and plea negotiations begin. Maverick will begin digging into the facts of your case and determine what defenses, if any, you have.
  • Maverick likes to employ an army of private investigators to look into the backgrounds and surrounding circumstances of each witness to build a solid defense for your case.
  • A couple months into the process, Maverick and the prosecutor will look at their evidence and decide if your case is one that either needs to be dismissed, go to trial, have a suppression hearing, or be plead out. Depending on the facts and evidence in your case, it is often best to proceed to trial and see how the remaining evidence falls into place.
  • If you have a valid issue such as incorrect identity, self-defense, or the action was an accident, it is best to proceed to trial if the prosecutors won’t dismiss your case. Maverick understands that patience can work to your benefit and will wait for all of the facts to materialize before advising you on the course of action to take.

Trial dates are usually set several months into the future. Once your case is set for trial, Maverick will begin to prepare your case often investigating each witness, conducting scene visits, and subpoenaing the evidence needed. Even if your case goes to trial, Maverick can fight to have certain evidence, such as confessions and improperly obtained evidence, suppressed. Maverick knows there is always a fighting chance, even when your case appears bleak in the offense report. He isn’t scared to roll the dice when you don’t get the offer you were expecting.

Maverick Defends You When You Were Defending Yourself

It’s possible to have been justified in using force or causing injury to another. In Texas, it’s a defense to many violent crimes, including assault and even murder, that you were acting in self defense or defense of another. If your response, no matter how violent or how severe the injury caused, was justified by being reasonable under the circumstances and in response to immediate threat or force, you have a self defense claim.

Many times there is also a case in which one is improperly identified as the person who committed the crime. Maverick knows several experts who will testify about the unreliability of eyewitness testimony and can keep the finger pointing from leading to an incorrect verdict.