Harris County Constable, Precinct 4, has been marred over the years by things like police brutality, destruction of evidence, and wrongful arrests. Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office is the largest constable office not only in Harris County but in the United States -- that, however, doesn't excuse unlawful behavior by its agents. Communities within its jurisdiction must be able to trust their so-called law enforcement agents, but that's not always the case here.
Police officers working in Harris County Precinct 4 Constable are eager to make arrests. And in these communities, some of the worst experiences residents face is when they are pulled over after leaving a bar or otherwise suspected of driving while intoxicated (DWI). During a DWI or criminal investigation, your rights can be violated, like:
- Being pulled over without the presence of reasonable suspicion;
- Having your property and person searched and seized without your consent or without a warrant;
- Being arrested without probable cause to arrest you; and/or
- Being arrested without the officer reading you the Miranda warning.
Doug Murphy is one of only two lawyers in Texas Board Certified as an expert in DWI defense and criminal law. That matters because it attests, in part, to his skills and capabilities. Using his experience and insight, he can identify when your rights were violated and move the court to suppress evidence flowing from that violation. He will also build a defense for you that is specific to the circumstances. He will never settle your case when it is not in your favor, and most times, plea deals are not in your favor.
Here's what you should know about Harris County Precinct 4 Constable if you live within its jurisdiction. If you have questions or want to begin your building a strong defense, contact Doug Murphy today at 713-229-8333.
Harris County Precinct 4 Constable, DWIs, and Crime
There are 8 precincts in Harris County and Precinct 4 is located in the northwest region of the county and has jurisdiction in cities like:
Harris County Constable, Precinct 4 Constable's Office is located at:
Harris County Precinct
46831 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
Phone: (832) 927-6200
If you were arrested for a crime anywhere within the jurisdiction of Precinct 4, you will be taken to a centrally located processing center in Houston to be booked:
Harris County Jail Inmate Processing Center
700 N. San Jacinto Street
Houston, TX 77002
After you are booked, you will either be released on your own recognizance (usually persons who are first-time offenders and the offense is a minor one) or you will be held until your arraignment.
Pleading at the Arraignment
At the arraignment, you will be informed formally of the charges against you. You must then plead guilty, not guilty, or no contest. It is always in your best interest to plead not guilty.
Too many people make the mistake by thinking a guilty plea will help move the criminal process along so you can get back to your life as it was. But life will never be as it was if you have a criminal record. A criminal record carries collateral consequences (see below), so even after you successfully complete your sentence, you still endure problems associated with the conviction.
Collateral Consequences of a DWI or Criminal Offense Conviction
Collateral consequences include things like:
- Difficulty obtaining loans -- personal, education, auto, or mortgage loans
- Difficulty maintaining or obtaining child custody
- Denial of your right to vote (if the crime committed is a felony)
- Denial of your right to use and own a gun (if the crime committed is a felony)
- Problems with travel
- Problems generally finding a job
- Problems specifically getting a job in the financial sector
- Challenges to security clearance
- Challenges to a professional license, like:
Criminal Offenses in Harris County Precinct 4
Crime in Precinct 4 often involves any of but is not limited to the following:
- Driving while Intoxicated (DWI) Crimes
- Drug Crimes
- Property Crimes
- Theft Crimes
- Assault Crimes
- Prostitution & Solicitation of Prostitution
- White Collar Crimes
- Driving Offenses.
Penalties for a Conviction
Whenever you are convicted of a crime, there are certain statutory penalties that accompany it. This can include
For DWI or driving-related crimes, it also includes
Win a DWI or Criminal Case in Harris County Precinct 4 Constable
To be convicted of a DWI or another criminal offense, it must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt you committed the offense. Doug Murphy aims to create the doubt necessary if not completely prove your innocence.
It's important to remember that you can fight a DWI charge or another criminal allegation against you, so don't give in to the temptation of a plea deal. You just need to find a smart, Board Certified DWI and criminal defense specialist to help you do it.
DWI & Criminal Defense Attorney Representing Clients Arrested in Harris County Constable Precinct 4
Doug Murphy is committed to DWI and criminal defense. He sees you as a person and as a community member and a fellow citizen. He is committed to your defense, and he gets results his clients expect.
Contact Doug Murphy to schedule an initial consultation if you want to find out why he is asked over and over again to speak at conferences and workshops on DWI and criminal defense in Texas and beyond and to know more about how he can help you.