In Case of Legal Emergencies
Since 1995 criminal defense trial attorney Paul Looney has litigated
60 criminal jury trials with Zero Final Convictions
If you feel you have a legal emergency, Paul Looney wants you to call his cell phone IMMEDIATELY at 713-828-7494
24 Hours a Day – 7 Days a Week
Paul Looney, Wade Smith and Clay Conrad have a long established relationship with the following professionals and strongly encourage clients to utilize their services.
They are all competent, professional and trustworthy.
Bail Bonds Services – Phones Answered 24 Hours a Day – 7 Days a Week
“We Never Close!”
Harris County Bail Bonds Services
Judy Grandmaison Warren
Access Bonding Service
Harris County License #74322
4803 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77007
Lawyers Bail Bond Service
Harris County License #74452
Bail is the security (cash) given allowing an accused person to be released temporarily from custody so his or her life can continue while preparing for court. Bail amounts in Texas are set on a county level by the County Bail Boards. The bail schedule is reviewed annually and published for public and law enforcement use. When bail amounts are set, public safety is the first consideration. The more severe the crime, the higher the amount of bail.
Judy has over 35 years of experience in the bail bond industry and is able to get people out of jail quickly, affordably and discretely with bonds including felony bonds, misdemeanor bonds and traffic/DUI/DWI bonds.
When a person is arrested, he or she is taken to a local law enforcement station for processing and booking including fingerprinting, photographs and nation-wide computer database searches. The amount of money to get a person out of jail is best answered by a Judy or one of the licensed bail agents at (713) 223-3101
Bail Bond Payment
Payment for a bail bond can be made by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Other flexible financing and payment plans are available by contacting an agent at (713) 223-3101.
For Addiction and Recovery Assistance, Call:
Mike Stiborik, PRS
Independent Recovery Partner – Certified Recovery Coach, Houston, TX
Call 24 Hours a Day – 7 Days a Week: (713) 922-7976
In Case of Emergency, Call 911
In legal situations, it is often advantageous for a move toward treatment to be made as quickly as possible. This often helps matters when a case is presented to the court. Here is a person who can be of assistance.
“My assurance to you…no matter what the circumstance, I will find a facility to help those in need.”
Contact Mike Stiborik at the phone/e-mail above and he will answer questions. He talks to those in need, guides through the recovery process and helps people choose the correct facility for his or her specific needs.
“I am a recovering addict and alcoholic – I know this disease from the inside out.”
Serving the recovery community through: Residential, outpatient and other related treatments and recovery groups that are offered to both genders ranging from adolescents to adults. Various modalities and treatments are offered including Sober Living Houses and Gift of Recovery Extended Care.
For arrests made outside the state of Texas, our attorneys own a private airplane and also utilize commercial flights to arrive anywhere in the United States as quickly as possible to arrange bond. Call Paul Looney, Wade Smith or Clay Conrad 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (281) 597-8818 or text us at (405) 388-6191.
Just Say “No” to Searches
When a member of law enforcement stops a vehicle and asks if he can search it, the best response from the person is to just say “No.” It’s really simple. Being polite yet firm allows the officer to know that a consented search of the vehicle is not being allowed. There is never a reason to be rude, but giving permission to the officer to search the vehicle isn’t going to help the situation.
Why give permission and remove any argument that could be made about the search itself? If the officer doesn’t have legal justification to search, and the person says “no;” then the officer will either search illegally (and whatever they find will be suppressed at trial), or they will let the person go, with or without a traffic citation. If they do have legal justification for the search, the officer probably won’t ask for consent. In no event will agreeing to a search help. To paraphrase the sage words of Nancy Reagan, just say ‘no’ to searches.
Some people consent to the search thinking they have nothing to hide. This is never a good idea because the person may not even know what is actually in the vehicle. A friend may have left something in the vehicle and forgotten about it. The owner of the vehicle may have left something in it months ago and forgotten about it. Officers are usually extremely thorough when searching a vehicle and may find something that the owner had no idea was there. If the officer asks: “Do you mind if I search your vehicle? You don’t have anything to hide, do you?”
Just say, “No, sir, I do not wish you to search my vehicle.”
Be very clear, very polite and just say “no” to searches.
If the officer has probable cause to search, he or she is going to search whether consent is given or not. Probable cause is when an officer has sufficient reason to arrest a person and must be dependent on factual evidence and not suspicion alone. Most probable cause sources are included in four categories:
- Observation: Information that the officer obtains through senses, such as sight, smell or hearing. This category is also used when an officer detects a familiar pattern of criminal activity that contains suspicious behaviors, for example, flashing headlights, circling around a certain neighborhood, etc.
- Expertise: Skills officers are specially trained in such as finding tools used in burglaries or knowing when certain movements indicate a criminal activity is about to occur.
- Information: Statements provided by witnesses and victims, information provided by informants, and announcements made through police bulletins and broadcasts.
- Circumstantial Evidence: Indirect evidence implying a crime has occurred but does not directly prove it.
For a judge to issue a search warrant, probable cause must show it is likely a crime took place and the person accused was involved in the criminal activity. If a search or arrest is made without a warrant, it must meet the standard of probable cause to be admissible in court.
Evidence obtained through searches and seizures made without probable cause cannot be used against a defendant in court.
If a search or arrest was made without probable cause, contact Looney, Smith & Conrad, P.C. at 281-597-8818. Our criminal defense attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
For a FREE bumper sticker: “Just Say No to Searches”, come by our Houston office at 11767 Katy Freeway Suite #740 or our Hempstead office at 905 Austin Street.
When parents of a child are not married, it is important for both parents to adhere to the court-ordered visitation schedule. This means for example, the baby daddy cannot just show up whenever he wants to see the child. With tension heightened around these types of situations, one or both parents may not always act reasonably. It is important not to open the door. If problems continue to escalate, call 9-1-1 and then call Paul Looney, Wade Smith or Clay S. Conrad 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (281) 597-8818.