Skilled Texas lawyer asserts your rights when your freedom is at stake
When criminal allegations jeopardize your freedom and reputation, it’s important to be represented by a defense attorney with a track record of success and one who will commit to resolving your legal matter as positively as possible. In Houston, David R. Bires is dedicated to helping people accused of felony and misdemeanor crimes in Texas. I draw on more than 45 years of experience protecting the rights of Texans facing criminal allegations and am board-certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal specialization. Whether you are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor, I will provide seasoned advice and strong advocacy while fighting for the best possible outcome under the facts of your case.
Proven advocate defends Texans facing drug charges
Very harsh sentences can be handed down to anyone convicted of a drug crime in Texas, even offenses that appear minor. Whether the drugs in question are prescription, or illegal substances such as marijuana, cocaine, crack, or heroin, my Houston firm defends people accused of a range of drug crimes in state and federal courts that allege:
- Drug trafficking and distribution
- Manufacturing controlled substances
- Drug possession and possession with intent to sell
In many cases, drugs are found as the result of an illegal search and seizure, which violates your Fourth Amendment rights. Crime labs can also make mistakes handling evidence. I will investigate the facts and mount a defense that challenges law enforcement procedures when possible.
Knowledgeable attorney represents defendants charged with sex crimes
Even those acquitted of sex crimes can face lasting damage to their reputations. As an experienced attorney who had defended clients on a range of sex crimes, I understand what’s at stake. From handling media attention to showing the truth to a jury of your peers, I offer truly effective representation for clients accused of:
- Sexual offenses involving children , which may include sexual abuse of a child, aggravated sexual assault, statutory rape, online solicitation of a minor, sexual performance by a child, and indecency with a child
- Prostitution and solicitation of prostitution
- Rape and sexual assault
- Public lewdness or indecent exposure
The penalties you face if convicted of a sex crime vary greatly depending on the age and status of the victim, the type of act committed, and whether you’ve been convicted of prior offenses. I will thoroughly evaluate the facts to uncover possible defenses involving consent, lack of intent, mistakes and other deficiencies in the state’s case.
Determined counselor handles violent crime charges
Texans convicted of violent crimes face severe penalties, which is why it’s essential to seek experienced and skilled defense representation. For more than 45 years, I have attained positive outcomes for clients accused of violent offenses. My clients have been acquitted of homicide, assault and battery, robbery, felony assault, domestic violence, weapons offenses and other crimes. In 2013, I earned a dismissal of capital murder charges filed against a client, saving him from facing the death penalty.
Seasoned adviser offers skilled defense in white collar and other federal cases
Financial offenses known as white collar crimes often involve lengthy and thorough law enforcement investigations, and many are charged at the federal level. The list of offenses with which you can be charged includes Medicare and Medicaid fraud, securities fraud, tax fraud, embezzlement, wire fraud, and identity theft. If you’re charged with any of these financial crimes, I have the experience and background to defend you in state or federal court. I also defend clients facing federal charges involving drugs, conspiracies, tax evasion, and other crimes.
Contact an experienced Harris County criminal defense lawyer
The Houston law firm of David R. Bires is exclusively devoted to protecting the rights of people accused of crimes in Texas. Whether you face felony or misdemeanor charges in Harris County, I am ready to provide you with a vigorous defense. For a consultation, please call 713-714-1921 or contact me online. I’ll quickly assess the situation and clearly explain your options.