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  • By: Cory Roth, Esq.
  • Published: November 21, 2017

Reputation Arguably the most important thing for any attorney, but especially a criminal defense attorney, is your reputation. The very first thing I learned in law school was to protect your reputation. The very first thing I learned as a lawyer was to protect your reputation. The people who passed that knowledge onto me could not have been more truthful. As far as I am concerned, I have many groups that I have to create and maintain a reputation with. Those groups include my clients, fellow criminal defense attorneys, prosecutors, court staff, and judges. While I the same basic qualities and traits, such as truthfulness, timeliness, and kindness are the common threads among all groups, you are bound to have a different reputation with each different group, if you even have one at all. Among…Read More

  • By: Cory Roth, Esq.
  • Published: November 2, 2017

Criminal defendants tend to be confused about the burden of proof just as much as our jurors, and, honestly, many criminal defense attorneys. If you are charged with a crime in Texas, or anywhere in the United States, it is the government’s (prosecutor’s) to prove your guilt. It is their burden only, and it doesn’t matter if it is a traffic ticket, a marijuana case, a cocaine case, assault charge, robbery charge, or murder charge. It Never Changes. Criminal defense lawyers never have to prove our clients’ innocence. So why then do so many criminal defense lawyers like feel that they need to prove their client’s innocence? First off, it is natural. In our everyday lives if we see something that indicates something, and we therefore believe it to be true. We don’t presume innocence.…Read More

Brazoria County Drug Case Not Guilty Verdict
  • By: Cory Roth, Esq.
  • Published: October 31, 2017

Not Guilty In Brazoria County Trials are a rare thing. Not guilty verdicts are an even rare thing. The statistics vary between state and federal court, misdemeanors and felonies, and the type of crimes charged. They obviously vary between counties and between lawyers. The numbers don’t scare me. This year alone, I have tried 5 cases which resulted in 3 not guilty verdicts, one hung jury, and one guilty verdict. I want to dedicate this blog post to my most recent not guilty victory in Brazoria County; a place where acquittals are few and far between. If you want to watch me talk about this case, visit this YouTube link. The “Facts” I put the word facts in quotes above because there are different ways to interpret facts. The government has their facts and I… Read More

Felony Possession Of Controlled Substance Case Dismissed
  • By: Cory Roth, Esq.
  • Published: December 10, 2016

Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Case Dismissed Due To Illegal Stop and Search The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution is a beautiful thing. It protects each-and-every one of us, citizens and non-citizens alike, from unreasonable and intrusive police conduct. This case was about just that – unreasonable, intrusive, and illegal police conduct – that caused my client to be unlawfully arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. When Can The Police Legally Search Me ? The basic rule under the fourth amendment is that the police may only conduct reasonable searches and seizures. Searches with a valid search warrant are presumed to be reasonable. Searches without a search warrant are presumed to be unreasonable. When the accused establishes that the stop or search occurred without a warrant, it becomes the… Read More

Unlawful Carrying Of A Weapon Case Dismissed
  • By: Cory Roth, Esq.
  • Published: November 9, 2016

Mark this as the second time in recent memory that I have had an unlawful carrying of a weapon case dismissed on trial day, and boy was I ready to try this case. I put in all the hard work, like any good criminal defense lawyer would, to be ready to try the case, but to be fully frank, there was a lot up luck in this gun charge dismissal. At the end of the day, this is another happy client who was referred to me by a well respected lawyer. What Is Unlawful Carrying Of A Weapon? Gun owners are actually under pretty strict rules in Texas about how, when, and where they can carry their weapons. A lot of this depends on whether the weapon owner has a Concealed Handgun License, or CHL.… Read More

An Improved Definition Of Reasonable Doubt
  • By: Cory Roth, Esq.
  • Published: November 2, 2016

Defining Reasonable Doubt Let’s say that it is Halloween. You wake up to an eerily foggy, cool, brisk, sunrise. You walk to the kitchen to get your day started. You start your Keurig and pop in some toast. Being the good parent and neighbor that you are, you already went shopping for Halloween candy. You went to the big box store and bought 2 bags of assorted candy. You open one bag as you turn on the TV to the local news channel. It is a commercial break. Your toast isn’t ready. Nor is your coffee. You take out a Nestle Crunch bar, take off the wrapper and bite into the chocolate bar. It tastes smooth and delicious. The little rice crispies snap, crackle, and pop. It is officially they start of the holiday season.… Read More

What To Do When The Police Pull You Over
  • By: Cory Roth, Esq.
  • Published: October 28, 2016

You are driving down the highway and all of a sudden the police pull you over. You feel like you have been obeying all of the traffic laws. At the very least, you think you have been driving more or less like the drivers around you. You see the bright red and blue LED police lights behind you. You adrenaline rushes. You are nervous, and maybe scared. The police have pulled you over. What do you do? You use your rights. Be kind. Do not consent to a search. Be silent. Be Kind, Be Calm. First and foremost, you want to remain calm when the police pull you over. We have seen too many times recently where drivers were killed, passengers were killed, stranded motorists were killed, pedestrians were killed, and even kids were killed. Most… Read More

Aggressive Texas Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer
  • By: Cory Roth, Esq.
  • Published: October 26, 2016

If you or a loved one have been, or might be arrested, you need an Aggressive Texas Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer. You have two options when it comes to hiring a criminal defense attorney in the Houston, Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, and Galveston County areas. You can hire a lawyer who is just out to make a quick buck, who skims the offense report in court, and then urges you to take the first plea deal offered by the state, or you can a lawyer like hire me. My impressive results in trial and pre-trial negotiations are the best evidence of my ability. Hard Working Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer I do things the right way. I aggressively pursue all information and evidence related to the case. I don’t accept what the police,… Read More

Felony Theft Case Dismissed
  • By: Cory Roth, Esq.
  • Published: October 8, 2016

A well respected Houston criminal defense lawyer referred a former client to me a few months ago for a felony theft case. This client was an all around nice guy with a great job, and a car hobby. He had a beautiful show car with custom paint, custom interior, custom sound, and a custom rims. All he needed was a high horsepower V8 to make his project car complete. So, he bought the engine and tried to have it installed. That is when he was charged with Felony Theft between $2,500 and $30,000. They Caught Him Red-handed, But I Proved He Wasn’t The Bandit. Theft is a serious crime in Texas. Not only is theft ‘a crime of dishonesty’ that will be used again you in future trials, but it can cost you your job… Read More

The Cory Roth Law Office Logo: What Does It Mean? Aggressive Offense | Relentless Defense
  • By: Cory Roth, Esq.
  • Published: September 26, 2016

I spent a lot of time and effort creating the perfect logo for my law firm, Cory Roth Law Office. I wanted my logo to be unique, representative of who I am as a person, and what my Houston based criminal defense and car crash law firm is as a separate and distinct legal service provider. It is probably no coincidence that my criminal and car crash clients frequently ask, “What does your logo mean?” Meet The Attorney First things first: Who is the attorney? Attorney Cory Roth was born and raised in Houston, Texas, by both of his parents. I grew playing soccer and hockey while frequently being coached by my attorney father, and acting. I was competitive in all three to the point that I was a professional actor and played international and… Read More

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