Timbergrove and Lazybrook are great neighborhoods centrally located in the greater Houston metro area and close to the Heights. These neighborhoods are named after the abundant wooded areas in Timbergrove and White Oak Bayou in Lazybrook. They are attractive neighborhoods beckoning new generations to get rooted and buy homes with large yards. As such, many who live here are doing rather well for themselves with a median household income of just over $76,000 while the national median household income is just over $55,000.
Though this paints a rosy picture of the neighborhoods, there is some crime that occurs in Timbergrove Manor and Lazybrook. Mostly, however, residents are faced with the law when they are suspected of driving while under the influence (DWI). With fine restaurants, beer gardens, and other entertainment and family-oriented establishments in and near Timbergrove and Lazybrook, the police are always suspicious of drunk driving. This is problematic for a number of reasons, but primarily:
- In their overzealous pursuit to arrest persons of suspected drunk driving, the police make arrests that often fail to uphold your constitutional rights by:
- unlawfully stopping you without reasonable suspicion;
- unlawfully searching your person and property;
- unlawfully arresting you without probable cause; and/or
- failing to read you the Miranda warning.
- In their quest for transparency and honesty, innocent people can get arrested and, as a result, risk his or her good reputation.
Fortunately, with a smart, resourceful DWI defense attorney, you stand a good chance of winning the DWI charge laid against you. Doug Murphy is a Board Certified DWI defense expert and a Board Certified criminal law expert -- one of only two Texas lawyers holding these distinctions at the same time.
Doug Murphy will identify violations of your constitutional rights and act quickly to have any evidence flowing from the violation suppressed. He will identify viable defenses and challenge any improperly administered or maintained breath or blood test. He will be the key to making sure you get your life back as soon as possible regardless of whether your blood alcohol content (BAC) was below or above the illegal intoxication level.
Contact his office at (713) 229-8333 if you have been charged with a DWI or another criminal offense in the Timbergrove or Lazybrook neighborhoods.
DWI & Criminal Process in Timbergrove & Lazybrook Neighborhoods
Regardless of where you were arrested, which agency arrested you, or whether or not you have been arrested for a DWI or another crime, like
- property crimes;
- drug crimes;
- white-collar crimes; and
- other driving-related offenses
you will be booked at the same processing center in Houston:
Harris County Jail Inmate Processing Center
700 N. San Jacinto Street
Houston, TX 77002
Depending on how serious the offense is or if it's your first encounter with the law, you may be released on your own recognizance on the promise you will return for your arraignment. If you are not released, then you must wait to see the judge.
At the arraignment, you are formally informed of the charges against you. You must then plead guilty, no contest, or not guilty. It is always in your best interests to plead not guilty because anything else denies you of your constitutional right to defend yourself against the charges.
Penalties for DWI or Criminal Convictions in Timbergrove and Lazybrook, Texas
You can anticipate anything from community service to incarceration to fines, among other penalties, if you are convicted of a crime. What people don't think of are the collateral consequences of a criminal record. This means, after you paid your so-called debt to society, you may experience difficulties. Examples of collateral consequences include problems with:
- child custody
- right to use and own a gun
- jobs in the financial sector
- security clearance
- medical license
- nursing license
- CPA license
- real estate license
- teaching license.
If you want to keep or obtain a good job and maintain your status in the community, you need to fight the DWI charge.
Formidable, Strategic DWI & Criminal Defense Attorney in Timbergrove & Lazybrook
Doug Murphy is committed to DWI and criminal defense. For the last 20 years, he has been helping his clients defeat the charges against them. When he's not representing clients, he travels for speaking engagements on the same subject, helping other DWI attorneys better represent and uphold the rights of their clients. If you live in Timbergrove and Lazybrook and have been charged with a DWI or another criminal offense, contact Doug Murphy to schedule an initial consultation today.