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Aggressive DWI & Criminal Defense Attorney in Pasadena, TX

Have you been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) or another criminal offense in Pasadena, a city located in Harris County, Texas? If so, you may have been subjected to the Pasadena police force and a court system known for its brutality and corruption. Many of you may be familiar with the 2016 video of a mentally challenged woman dragged out of her vehicle by a Pasadena cop. The police department tried to explain the controversy away, but we know the story. Police officers for too long let the power of their uniform dictate their improper and abusive actions. Many of you in Pasadena, if charged with a crime, may have experienced this yourself.

Rest assured that respected DWI and criminal defense attorney Doug Murphy will build the best defense in your circumstances and will address any improper police actions that could result in exclusion of evidence and/or dismissal of your charges. Each case is different, though, and Doug Murphy will treat each case accordingly. Doug Murphy has been successful many times in trial against overzealous Pasadena Police Department officers.

For each case, however, he will hold the prosecutor, judge, and jury accountable to the legal principle that you are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt is much harder than it sounds, especially when you have Doug Murphy fighting on your behalf.

Overview of DWIs, Crime, and Arrests in Pasadena, Texas

Pasadena, Texas has a pretty high crime rate for a city of its size (more than 150,000 residents). The total reported crime annually (though it varies year to year) in Pasadena is 3,082 crimes per 100,000 people while in Texas overall its 2,692 per 100,000 people and in the United States overall its 2,346 per 100,000 people. So, in Pasadena, the crime rate is slightly (but not statistically significant) higher than Texas and the nation's rate.

The overarching criminal activities in Pasadena, Texas include:

  • Property crime
  • Theft
  • Violent crime
  • Assault
  • Burglary

Another crime – typically a victimless crime – is driving while intoxicated (DWI). Pasadena has its own DWI Task Force, and its patrol bureau is located at:

1201 Davis Street
Pasadena, TX 77506

This task force is meant to keep our roads safe, but more so than can be counted on one hand, an innocent person gets arrested because field sobriety tests and chemical tests are unreliable. And in many other instances, a person made a mistake and should not have to pay the price for that mistake his or her whole life.

If you are arrested for a DWI or another criminal offense in Pasadena, you will be taken to the Pasadena Police Department for booking before you are taken downtown Houston to the Harris County Jail processing center. The Pasadena Police Department is located at:

1149 Ellsworth Drive
Pasadena, TX 77506
Phone: 713-477-1511

Just keep in mind: an arrest does not mean there is a solid case against you. In most cases, this is not true; people just assume it is true. Plead not guilty and fight the charge with an experienced DWI and criminal defense attorney.

Punishment & Collateral Consequences for DWI or Criminal Convictions in Pasadena, Texas

A conviction of a DWI or another crime can mean incarceration, fines, license suspension, among other penalties. Once you pay your so-called debt back to society, you still suffer consequences of the conviction via a criminal record, and these consequences may follow you throughout your life.

Examples of collateral consequences include difficulty or challenges with:

The highest paying industries in Pasadena often require security clearance or licensure. These high-paying industries include:

  • Management ($122,378),
  • Business & Financial Operation ($119,365); and
  • Education Instructions & Library Services ($98,194).

If you want to keep or obtain a good job and maintain your status in the community, you need to fight the DWI charge.

DWI & Criminal Defense Attorney in Pasadena

Doug Murphy is Board Certified in DWI defense through the National College for DUI Defense and Board Certified in criminal law through the Texas Board Legal Specialization. His skill, knowledge, and insight are comparable to his commitment to DWI and criminal defense. He wants the innocent to be cleared and those who made a mistake to get a second chance.

Contact Doug Murphy today at 713-229-8333 to schedule an initial consultation if you want to know more about his approach to DWI and criminal defense and how he can help you.

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