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Herman Martinez

Herman Martinez

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  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence
  • Texas
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Summary

Herman Martinez is the leading and founding attorney of The Martinez Law Firm, a criminal defense firm in Houston. With over 20 years of experience, this attorney can be an excellent resource for individuals accused of a crime in Texas. Previously serving as Chief Prosecutor for the Harris County District's office, Mr. Martinez has extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system, making him uniquely qualified to defend his clients. Understanding both the defense as well as the prosecution sets him apart from other criminal defense attorneys. This attorney is also extremely well-respected in his field. He is a member of many associations including the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Fifth Circuit Bar Association, Harris County Bar Association, Hispanic Bar Association of Houston, and the National College for DUI Defense. He has been rated "Superb" by Avvo.com as well as been nominated by H-Texas Magazine as a "Houston Top Lawyer" from 2008-2011. Herman Martinez is a trusted attorney who is capable of handling just about any criminal defense case. If you are looking for an attorney who can commit to fighting for your rights, contact The Martinez Law Firm today.

Practice Areas
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
Additional Practice Areas
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sex Crimes
Fees
  • Free Consultation
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
The Martinez Law Firm
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Partner
Madrid, Martinez & Associates
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Assistant District Attorney
Harris County District Office
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Briefing Attorney
Harris County District Attorney's Office
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Law Clerk
Brown, Simms & White
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Legal Intern
United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
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Education
South Texas College Of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Florida State University College of Law
B.S. (1990) | Commincation
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Awards
Top DWI Lawyer
H Magazine
Top Lawyers
H Texas Magazine
Top Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer
H Texas Magazine
Professional Associations
Harris County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Mexican-American Bar Association of Houston
Member
Current
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Hispanic Bar Association of Houston
Member
Current
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Fifth Circuit Bar Association
Member
Current
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National Hispanic Professional Organization
Member
Current
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Texas State Bar  # 00797012
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Clearing my criminal record...
Houston Criminal Law Journal (blog)
Getting your bond reduced.
Houston Criminal Law Journal
Speaking Engagements
Criminal Law
Radio Uncion
Criminal Law , Texas Youth Conference
Certifications
Field Sobriety Test
NHTSA
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Houston DWI Lawyer
Legal Answers
59 Questions Answered

Q. Without any blood test, breathalyzer or field sobriety can they still convict a DUI?
A: I would add that having a breath/blood test is not the only way to prove a DWI/DUI. In the State of Texas intoxication may also be proven by proving beyond a reasonable doubt that a person lost their normal use of their physical faculties or mental faculties by the introduction of alcohol or drugs (known or unknown, even legally prescribed medication). There are some aggressive jurisdictions in Texas that charge a person with DWI/DUI even when the blood/breath tests are under the legal limit.
Q. I was charged with two counts of manufacturing and delivery why wasn't I charged with just possession
A: There are a lot of factors...some examples, are the amount of drugs, the amount of cash in your possession, if you had anything that indicates that you would be selling like individual bags or scales. Nevertheless, you are presumed to be innocent. Try to hire the criminal defense lawyer you feel most comfortable with to represent you.
Q. I was charged with DWI .The police report says the reason I was stopped was for no seatbelt. I wasn't ticketed .
A: The no seatbelt reason is the probable cause for stopping you. A police officer does not write the ticket for the no seatbelt because a DWI is a more serious crime. Nevertheless, a judge may find that the probable cause was not reasonable. Hopefully, you landed in a friendly Houston Harris County court. You have more than a fighting chance. Good luck to you!
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Contact & Map
The Martinez Law Firm
2617 Canal Street
Houston, TX 77003
Telephone: (713) 242-1779
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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