"A PROVEN WINNER WHO WILL MINIMIZE YOUR CONSEQUENCES"
Dominic J. Merino, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer
For over twenty (20) years I have been proud to represent people accused of crime. My office is located in Alvin, Brazoria County, Texas. I have successfully defended clients charged with DWI (driving while intoxicated), DUI, misdemeanors, felonies, and with violations of parole and probation in administrative proceedings. My practice focuses on criminal defense.
DWI/DUI WARNING: Please be advised that you have only fifteen days from the date of your arrest for DWI/DUI to request a hearing so you can contest DPS's attempt to suspend your license.)
For a free consultation please contact me at 281-585-5654.
After over 20 years of defending citizens accused of crime, including many jury trials, my reputation is that of a fierce opponent working tirelessly to minimize the consequences on my clients’ lives, and have been quite successful in that endeavor. However, I no longer list my best verdicts or the dismissals that I have obtained because I have come to believe that while it may impress potential clients, it definitely irritates the prosecutors. (Oh yes, they read this stuff).
Dismissals and favorable verdicts come with the territory for any good criminal-defense attorney, and I can provide you with plenty of both. However, based on my experience listing those outcomes here may not only rankle your prosecutor, it is also somewhat unfair; to wit: sometimes a case is dismissed by the prosecutor because it is the right thing to do, or because the person has no history; not necessarily because it was not a viable case. In that situation, to list it on your website like a scalp of sorts is misleading and potentially infuriating to that prosecutor’s office. Worse, if you do that and the prosecutors know you do that, it will negatively affect every future plea negotiation. As for verdicts I have some real impressive ones, but listing them not only may upset the (your?) prosecutor on a given case, it needlessly highlights an outcome that while favorable, may not have been advisable – while rubbing the prosecutions nose in it, all of which can be very damaging.”
Because I feel a defense attorney should practice in places where he knows the judges, prosecutors, and potential jurors, I limit my practice to Brazoria County, where my office is, and Galveston County, where I reside. I know the judges, court personnel, prosecutors, and jury pools very well in both of those counties.
I believe the American system of justice is not perfect, but it is still the best in the world IF THE DEFENSE LAWYER DOES HIS OR HER JOB. I ALWAYS do my job. I am dedicated to minimizing the consequences of your legal problem.
My fees are reasonable and payment plans are available. In addition, I accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards.
Types of Cases Include:
Armed Robbery, Arson, Assault, Assault & Battery, Burglary, Car Jacking, Child Abuse, Child Endangerment, Child Molestation, Controlled Substance Violations (see Drug Offenses), Domestic Violence, Driving Under the Influence, Drug Offenses (Distribution, Trafficking, Manufacturing, Possession, Possession for Sales, Possession of Paraphernalia, Transportation, Cultivation, Cultivation of Marijuana), Embezzlement, Expungement and Petitions for Non-Disclosure, Fraud, Forgery, Gaming and Gambling Offenses, Guns and Weapons Violations (Ex-Felon in Possession, Gun Use Enhancements, Possession of Illegal Weapons), Juvenile Delinquency Matters (including all types of Juvenile Crimes), Kidnapping, Larceny, Manslaughter, Murder, Pornography, Resisting Arrest, Sex Crimes (Rape, Date Rape, Statutory Rape, Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Indecent Exposure, Lewd Conduct, Molestation), Stalking, Terrorist Threats, Vehicular Manslaughter, Vehicle Code Offenses, Warrants Recalled.
Please note that no attorney can guarantee a particular result or outcome of any legal matter regardless of what they may tell you. Dominic J. Merino always exerts his best effort to see that his clients are satisfied with the outcome of their particular legal problem.
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accepts Visa, MC, American Express &