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I'm Robert Fickman, a criminal defense lawyer in Houston, Texas. In the past 29 years, I have represented many people who were under investigation for a criminal offense. I believe when a client is under investigation they should have a lawyer and their lawyer should be proactive in their defense.
If you are under investigation for a crime, I believe in a strong proactive defense. A strong proactive defense may stop a criminal investigation.
I have represented people who were being investigated for all types of crimes, including:
- Mortgage brokers who were under investigation for fraud charges or other white-collar crimes.
- School teachers who were under investigation for alleged sex offenses with a student.
- Drivers who have been in a fatal car accident and who are under investigation for negligent homicide.
During a criminal investigation, I serve two roles. First, as your lawyer I will defend you. I will stand between you and the police to make sure you don’t do anything or say anything that damages your position. I will aggressively protect and assert your rights. As your lawyer, it's easier for me to say no to the police, than it is for you.
Secondly, I will conduct my own investigation. I often associate my investigator, but typically I participate in interviewing all key witnesses. My goal during the investigative phase of a case is to develop enough evidence to persuade the government or a grand jury, that you are not guilty and prevent the filing of any charges against you. Over the years I have compiled numerous packages which included affidavits, witness statements, photographs, diagrams, and legal documents. I present these packages, when appropriate, to the prosecutor and grand jury in an attempt to clear my client of the charges.
If you are under investigation for a crime, contact me if you want me to be your lawyer.