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Brent Mayr Works to Convince DA to Drop Charges Against Hempstead ISD Superintendent

Delma Flores-Smith had her entire life put on hold. Back in 2013, she was hired as superintendent of Hempstead Independent School District, brought in to help clean up a school district that was in shambles.  She went to work, identifying multiple problems and developing effective solutions. Unfortunately, her work drew the ire of many in the community who did not appreciate her methods and preferred to “leave things the way they be.” Delma’s actions drew national attention when she took punitive action against one of her school’s principals for announcing on the school intercom that students were prohibited from speaking Spanish on school grounds (http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Hempstead-principal-fired-over-Spanish-issue-will-5351254.php). Within time, members of the Waller County community made it their mission to get rid of her. When their efforts proved futile, they went to the Waller County District Attorney and asked him to bring her up on criminal charges. His investigation turned up nothing.  Nevertheless, one persistent opponent insisted that Delma violated open records law and presented her case to a Waller County Grand Jury. The next thing you knew, Delma found herself charged with three counts of Tampering with a Government Document. It was alleged that, upon request for information, she broke the law when she provided her current resume, as opposed to the one she gave to the school district when she applied with the district, one that was supposed to have been on file. Fortunately, Delma made the decision to bring on Brent Mayr to defend her against the charges. Even more fortunate was the fact that Mayr had the receptive ear of the Waller County District Attorney and his...

Brent Mayr Convinces Grand Jury to Toss Out Vehicular Manslaughter Charges; Client Now Going After GM

It has been a long, traumatic road for Zachary Stevens and his family. With the help of Brent Mayr, however, not only is he on the road to freedom, he also stands to hold the real party responsible for his tragic story accountable. On November 15, 2011, around 4:30 in the afternoon, Zachary Stevens left his home in a neighborhood right off of FM 1485, a couple of miles east of US-59 in New Caney. Severe weather and rain showers had just moved through the area and the roadways were still very wet. Zach was traveling westbound on the two lane highway with a number of cars ahead of him following each other fairly close. All of a sudden, Zach recalled one of the vehicles applying their brakes. The rest of it was a blur to him. According to witnesses, he swerved onto the shoulder to avoid colliding with the slower vehicles, passing them on the shoulder. Once past the vehicles, Zach was able to maneuver his car back into the westbound lane of travel. The wet roads, however, proved to be too treacherous. The tires of his vehicle lost their traction and Zach’s car began to hydroplane. It would “yaw” from the westbound lane into the oncoming traffic in the eastbound lane. Traveling in the opposite direction in a Nissan Frontier pickup truck was Mariano Landaverde. He was not wearing his seat belt. He tried to take evasive action but was unable to avoid the nearly head-on collision. Although his vehicle was equipped with one, his airbag failed to deploy. Between that and his failure to wear a...

Back-to-Back DWI Blood Case Acquittals in Back-to-Back Weeks

Convincing a jury to find someone accused of DWI where there is a blood test purporting to show they were over the 0.08 legal limit is a difficult task. Doing it twice in two weeks is an even greater challenge. Brent Mayr, Board Certified Criminal Attorney, however, accomplished it, earning “Not Guilty” verdicts for two of his clients in back-to-back weeks. On August 18, 2014, Mayr proceeded to trial on a DWI case where the client was arrested and charged with DWI after being involved in an accident on a rainy, Halloween night in 2013. After the client refused a breath and blood test, law enforcement obtained a search warrant to take the client’s blood. Testing purported to show that the client had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.127. At first glance, it appeared to be an impossible case to win. Mayr, however, discovered critical errors with both the search warrant and blood testing process, and was ultimately able to convince the judge in the case to direct the jury to find the client “Not Guilty” based on insufficient evidence after one day of testimony. The following week, Mayr, along with attorney Juan Guerra, proceeded to trial on a DWI case where the client was arrested by a Houston Police Department DWI Task Force officer. The client likewise refused a breath and blood test and had his blood drawn after the officer obtained a search warrant. The test result showed the client had a BAC of 0.107. During a skillful cross-examination of the State’s toxicologist, Mayr was able to get the witness to admit to a number of...

Does it help to have your prosecution experience with drug crime cases? | Houston Drug Crime Attorney

I Know Both Sides of the Law As a former prosecutor, I know the methods law enforcement will employ to gather evidence against individuals in a drug crime investigation. By having that knowledge, I can help individuals take steps to protect themselves. Even if you are eventually charged with a drug crime, I know what steps will be taken during the trial and therefore use that knowledge to my client’s advantage. An Experienced Drug Crime Attorney Can Help Protect You If you are charged with a drug crime, an experienced Houston drug crime attorney can help protect your rights. Attorney Brent Mayr’s experience as a former prosecutor allows him to know both sides of the law and therefore defend your case better. Call Brent Mayr today at 713-808-9613 for a free initial consultation.   Transcription Brent Mayr: As a former prosecutor, you know what law enforcement is typically going to be doing. You know the types of individuals they’re going to be working with. You’re going to know the methods that they employ to try to gather evidence, to get search warrants, things of that nature. By having that knowledge of how things work, I can help individuals take steps to protect themselves and even after the fact if a person has been caught, arrested and charged. I’m going to know that, “Hey, this is the way it’s supposed to be done because I’ve been in their shoes before and it wasn’t done in this case.” Therefore, I can use that to the client’s...

What are some common misconceptions people have about their vehicle accident? | Houston Criminal Defense Attorney

Don’t Fall Into a False Sense of Security Just because you are not immediately arrested, does not mean you will not face any consequences after a vehicular crime. Law enforcement will gather evidence against you before making an arrest. Another misconception is that whatever you tell your insurance company about the accident will not be used against you. Law enforcement frequently uses statements made to an insurance company to prosecute the individual. Call An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney If you are involved in a vehicle accident, you need to be contact an experienced Houston criminal defense attorney who can help protect your rights. Attorney Brent Mayr will work tirelessly to represent your best interests in court. Call Brent Mayr today at 713-808-9613 for a free initial consultation.   Transcription Brent Mayr: A lot of times a person thinks, “Well, just because I’m not being led away in handcuffs that night, then I’m perfectly in the clear and don’t face any criminal consequences. I can just wait and see what happens.” That certainly can’t be the case. Law enforcement investigates these accidents like they investigate a murder. If they know that they need to gather evidence and take steps to build a case against an individual before they charge them, they’re going to do that even on something as simple a motor vehicle accident. Another misconception is that, “My insurance company is going to protect me. What I tell my insurance company is not going to be used against me.” Law enforcement is more and more often using what an individual says to their insurance company to prosecute them. That’s...

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Houston Criminal Defense Attorney Brent Mayr of the Law Office of Brent Mayr, P.C. is located in Houston, Texas. Houston Criminal Defense Attorney Brent Mayr of the Law Office of Brent Mayr, P.C. represents clients throughout Texas. He can represent you if you have been arrested in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, El Paso, Lubbock, Amarillo, Waco, Galveston, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Midland, Odessa, Harris County, Ft. Bend County, Galveston County, Brazoria County, Liberty County, Chambers County, Montgomery County, Waller County, or any other city or county in the State of Texas.