Recent Posts in Criminal Defense Category

  • Guerra & Farah Defend Client in Dismissed Federal Drug Charge Case

    || 6-Jun-2017

    Guerra & Farah, PLLC and our team of Houston criminal defense attorneys is proud to be able to announce that we have secured a significant win for a client recently. Our client – who will remain unnamed for privacy reasons – was charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute 12 kilograms of methamphetamines. The charges are severe enough to be considered federal drug crimes and ...
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  • Attorney Guerra Secures Not Guilty Verdict For Client

    || 27-Jan-2016

    The Law Office of Guerra & Farah, PLLC is extremely pleased with the successful results we were able to obtain for our client. The client had been a police officer in McAllen for 16 years, and was facing two very serious charges of alien smuggling. Working with co-counsel Armando Marroquin, Attorney Juan L. Guerra, Jr. was able to convince the jury that our client was betrayed by a friend, and ...
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  • Harris County Announces New Diversion Programs

    || 8-Jan-2016

    This week, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson has announced the establishment of new pretrial diversion programs. As reported by Chron, the new programs will focus on those suspected of shoplifting, drug possession, and other non-violent charges. Last May, the MacArthur Foundation bestowed $150,000 to Harris County to conduct new research on how to improve its criminal justice system. ...
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  • Guerra & Farah, PLLC is proud to announce that Attorney Juan L. Guerra Jr. has been selected for the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers list. This marks the second consecutive year that Attorney Guerra has been chosen for this honor. Super Lawyers is one of the most widely-recognized attorney rating services in the legal industry. They use a patented, multi-staged selection process that includes peer ...
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  • What Should I Do After a Texas DWI Arrest?

    || 14-Jul-2015

    You were out a dinner with a few friends and on the drive home, see the blue and red sirens of a police officer stopping your vehicle for going a few miles over the posted speed limit. You roll down your window, and when the officer asks if you have had anything to drink tonight, you mention that you had wine a few hours ago with your meal, but you have consumed water since then and feel fine. ...
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  • Affirmative Defenses Against Smuggling Noncitizens

    || 13-Jul-2015

    Under United States federal law, it is illegal for someone that is not a citizen of the United States or a valid visa holder to enter the country. No matter if the accused was performing a criminal act or helping a beloved family member, the broad privisions outlined in the law can find the alleged helper facing severe criminal charges. Were you helping a friend or family member and accused of ...
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  • Judge Grants Mistrial in Client's Murder Case

    || 24-Dec-2014

    Guerra & Farah, PLLC is proud to announce that we have obtained a mistrial in our client's murder case. In 2012 the man was arrested and charged with committing murder in 1982, based on one witness's allegations. During the 30 years that this murder case was pending, our client was living, working, and raising a family in La Mesa, TX. He became a temporary legal resident in 1988 and ...
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  • Our Texas personal injury lawyers at Guerra & Farah, PLLC are representing the family of 17-year-old Jonathen Santellana, who was killed after being shot several times by an off-duty Navasota police officer. The shooting occurred at the Villages of Copperfield apartments in Houston on November 13 th. The off-duty officer, who lives in the apartment complex, had just returned home from work ...
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  • Judge Declares Mistrial After Juror Researches Case Online

    || 21-Nov-2013

    Jurors must abide by very strict rules while hearing evidence and conducting deliberations in a criminal case. The judge gives clear and concise instructions to the jurors to enable them to decide upon a verdict based solely on the evidence presented by both the prosecution and the defense in the courtroom. Attempting to gather additional evidence or access information about the case through ...
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