Criminal Defense2020-07-24T14:59:17+00:00

Former Prosecutor, Now Criminal Defense Lawyer in Houston, Texas

In addition to handling civil cases, Roger G. Jain & Associates, P.C. handles many types of criminal cases, from misdemeanors in municipal and justice courts all the way up to felonies in district court. Roger’s previous experience as a prosecutor in Montgomery County, Texas gives him the knowledge and expertise to defend against many criminal charges, including juvenile cases. Although we cannot guarantee any particular outcome in your case, we will zealously defend your constitutional rights. If you have been charged with any type of crime, contact us to find out how we can assist you.

We also provide representation for individuals who may be targeted as suspects in ongoing criminal investigations. Law enforcement agencies have to follow certain rules during their investigations, and you need to have someone on your side who is aware of what police can and can’t do.

Justice and Municipal Courts (Class C Misdemeanors)

In Texas, justice and municipal courts have jurisdiction over Class C misdemeanors (punishable by fine only, not imprisonment). These types of misdemeanors may be traffic tickets, such as speeding tickets, failure to provide financial responsibility (no insurance), or other moving violations. Class C misdemeanors also may include assault or theft. We have handled many of these types of cases and have been able to get dismissals or other favorable outcomes for our clients.

County Courts (Class A and B Misdemeanors)

All other misdemeanors that can’t be tried in justice and municipal courts end up in the county courts. These types of crimes cover a much broader spectrum, including:

  • Possession of marijuana
  • Assault
  • Possession of drugs or other controlled substances, such as prescription medication
  • Theft
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Reckless driving
  • Racing
  • Unlawful carrying of weapons
  • Fraud
  • First driving while intoxicated (DWI)
  • Second driving while intoxicated (DWI)

Punishments for these types of crimes can include fines and jail time. We have handled many of these cases and have been able to get our clients dismissals, pre-trial diversion, probation (community supervision), or reduced punishments.

District Courts (Felonies)

District courts in Texas have jurisdiction over all felonies. These are the most serious types of crimes, and can result in both fines and jail time anywhere from 2 years to a life sentence in a state penitentiary, and possibly the death penalty. In the past, we have been able to get dismissals of felony charges or reduced sentences for our clients.


A conviction of any of the above types of crimes can have many consequences, including fines, restitution, community service, or the loss of certain legal rights, and ultimately, incarceration. A conviction may also expose you to civil damages in lawsuits brought by injured parties. Because we practice both civil and criminal law, we can advise you of such potential consequences and place you in the best position to make sure you don’t get punished twice.

Proven Results

With over 20+ years of experience in the Houston metropolitan area and surrounding counties, we have successfully represented our clients against many types of criminal charges.

We cannot guarantee any particular result in your case. Results are specific to the legal and factual circumstances of each case.

Please see our track record to see examples of our work in criminal defense.

Criminal Defense FAQ

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