Matt Horak has been a Texas lawyer for almost a decade. His experience working as... more
Matt Horak has been a Texas lawyer for almost a decade. His experience working as theAssistant District Attorney at Harris County District Attorney's Officehas given Matt a widespread point of view when it comes to formulating defenses for his clients. Along with his knowledge on how the prosecution and police procedures work, Matt has the experience necessary to boldly defend clients accused o... view profile
A violent crime occurs when a person uses (or threatens to use) violence to harm another person, including rape, assault, and murder. The penalties for violent crimes are stiff; conviction almost always carries substantial jail time. If you are accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney with experience defending others in that particular crime, one who will understand how to best defend you based on your facts and circumstances. Sometimes the government will offer a “plea bargain,” meaning they will drop or lower the charges if you agree to a lesser crime. A violent crime lawyer will be able to evaluate the government's case and the terms of the bargain to suggest how to proceed in your best interests.