Sometimes a Houston Criminal Defense Attorney recommends that a client take remedial action to help their court case. Some examples include Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) for clients with drinking problems, Narcotics Anonymous (NA) for clients with drug problems and Battering Intervention Prevention Program (BIPP) for domestic violence issues. While it is true that these types of classes can be used to help in the “damage control” portion of a criminal case, what is truly important is using these programs to make an individual a better person.
It is easy to lose grasp of the fact that all of the individuals with criminal cases are real people with real lives. Some attorneys have seen thousands of cases and forget this. My goal is to always know who my clients are, and what their situation is. At the end of the day, and at the end of the court proceedings, I might never see my client again, but they will go on dealing with their issues forever. It is not uncommon that I sit down with my clients and recommend different treatment programs that will help them in the future. Sometimes we never even mention, nor use, the treatment records in court. It is truly about the big picture and trying to make sure that every one of my clients at least knows what resources are out there to help them.
At the end of the day if my clients choose to take my advice and get help for themselves, then wonderful. If not, well at least I know that I did everything in my power to try to help them. Being a Criminal Lawyer in Houston is a job that individuals can use to make a difference, or a job that can be taken for granted. I take pride in being the best Houston Criminal Defense Attorney I can be. And sometimes that means being more than an attorney, it means being a mentor, a guide, and a neutral observer who can help someone change their life for the better.