Matt Horak - Attorney at Law, PLLC

Houston Criminal Defense Attorney

Being charged with a criminal offense can be one of the most stressful and frightening experiences someone will ever face. Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney can greatly reduce the emotional, financial, and legal difficulties that can follow a criminal accusation for years to come. Matt Horak has devoted his entire career to representing individuals charged with misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses throughout the greater Houston area.

Call Matt Horak's office to speak with him directly if you have been arrested for any criminal offense in southeast Texas, including Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, or surrounding areas of Harris County, Montgomery County, Fort Bend, Brazoria, Galveston, Liberty, or Waller Counties. You can call attorney Matt Horak at (713) 225-8000 or fill out an online case evaluation form to schedule a free case evaluation.

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Don't face the judge and prosecutor alone. Matt Horak fights for his clients by pursuing pre-trial motions to exclude testimony, suppress evidence or dismiss the criminal charges. Call to find our more about how your criminal defense attorney can fight to protect you and your good name.

This website was created to provide general information about many very specific criminal offenses and possible defenses under Texas law. No substitute exists for speaking directly with a criminal defense attorney about the specific facts of your case.

Avoid the Consequences - Both Direct and Indirect

A criminal accusation may affect you far beyond the punishment that the court will announce. Many indirect consequences occur after the conviction that can last for a lifetime. A criminal conviction can be a career ending event for professions that require special certification such as law enforcement officers, doctors, nurses, school teachers in private or public institutions, pilots, or members of the military. These individuals may be unable to continue in their chosen profession even if their criminal case is resolved without a conviction.

Being accused of serious offenses relating to drug crimes, violent crimes, or other felony offenses can have considerable implications on your future career and educational opportunities. Even high school and college students can face challenges with their educational opportunities for years to come following a criminal investigation.

Don't let this happen to you. A Houston criminal defense attorney could help you navigate the Texas legal system as you fight to obtain the best possible result in your criminal case. Matt Horak takes a full-service approach to helping his clients deal with the indirect consequences of the criminal case. When eligible, he advises his clients on their rights to seal or expunge the criminal record to avoid many of the indirect consequences of an official criminal investigation.

Dedicated Criminal Defense for Your Best Interests

After an arrest, an experienced criminal defense attorney can contact the prosecutor's office before they make a filing decision. Whether you were wrongly accused of a crime or the prosecutor lacks sufficient evidence to support a conviction, having the backing of a skilled lawyer can make all the difference. An attorney knows what defenses work well with juries and judges as well as what it takes to get a prosecutor to drop the charges that have been filed.

Our goal is to get your charges dropped or reduced. Using expert witnesses and private investigators during pre-trial negotiations or at trial can often help tip the scales in your favor against a determined prosecutor. Based on the circumstances of your case, a criminal defense attorney may find any number of problems with the prosecution's case, including evidence that should be excluded or suppressed. When there is insufficient evidence to support the charge, your criminal defense attorney can fight to have the charges dropped completely.

Securing an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Houston or The Woodlands can help you in this stressful time. Attorney Matt Horak is dedicated to representing clients charged with criminal offenses — including Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Charges, marijuana crimes, and traffic offenses - throughout the greater Houston area, serving areas such as The Woodlands, Humble, Conroe, Spring, Tomball, Baytown, Pasadena, Cypress, Katy, Sugar Land, Pearland, Galveston, and Missouri City.

Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent

Never speak to law enforcement. It is their job to gather the evidence needed to successfully prosecute and get a conviction. Our forefathers had the foresight to provide protection for those who have been charged with crimes. The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution prevents you from being forced to testify against yourself, even before a criminal trial at the time of your arrest. Exercise your right to remain silent and avoid the possibility of unjust prosecution. Before you give any statement to a law enforcement officer, always speak to a criminal defense attorney who will be on your side and help protect your rights.

Exercising your Miranda rights is easy; just inform the officer that you wish to remain silent. While you may want to argue your case and present information that will help, this will often backfire. In the process of presenting your story, you could make a mistake in explanation that could incriminate you further, and these kinds of mistakes would be used against you in court to weaken your case. The law enforcement officer is not on your side, no matter what they may tell you. Additionally, an officer who took your statement would act as a witness against you in trial and could remember your statement incorrectly, further implicating you and negatively coloring the jury's perceptions of you.

Always rely on a dedicated criminal defense attorney to help you explain your side of the story. A free consultation for your case is simply a phone call away, so don't hesitate to secure your future before and during your criminal trial.

Aggressive Attention to Detail in a Wide Variety of Criminal Cases

Matt Horak, Attorney at Law is experienced in dealing with numerous types of criminal offenses and is committed to the pursuit of truth in trial. Whether you have been arrested for drug charges, marijuana possession, violating your probation, gun or firearm crimes, domestic violence, theft, internet or cyber crimes, or sexual offenses, the guidance of a skilled attorney could help you get the best possible results for your case.

In addition to the trial services provided, my firm offers pre- and post-trial services such as working with arrest warrants, extradition to Texas, post-conviction motions, and criminal appeals.

Call today to speak with Matt Horak about restoring your good name after a criminal accusation. Having experienced legal representation by your side will help you thoroughly investigate the details of your case and develop a strategy to best fight for the charges to be dropped completely or reduced to less serious charges.

Start Fighting Back Today

The first step in fighting the charges that have been filed against you is hiring an attorney who will aggressively fight for you. Contact Matt Horak, Attorney at Law today to schedule a free consultation for your case and begin investigating the details that matter. We can begin your defense right away. Call (713) 225-8000 or fill out the online case evaluation form.

Texas Criminal Defense Attorney
Principal Office
Harris County Texas
4119 Montrose Blvd. Suite 200
Houston, TX 77006
Secondary Office
Montgomery County Texas
Two Hughes Landing Building
1790 Hughes Landing Blvd #400
The Woodlands, TX 77380
(office visits by appointment only)
Matt Horak, Attorney At Law, PLLC
Houston: 713-225-8000
The Woodlands: 281-907-4990
Fax: 713-521-1845

This website is sponsored by Matt Horak. Principal office located at 4119 Montrose Blvd. Suite 200, Houston, Texas 77006. Information provided on this website is for general purposes only and should not be interpreted as legal advice for any situation. Legal advice can only be given after an official attorney-client relationship has been formally agreed upon with the defense lawyer.