THOMAS A. MARTIN
The Law Offices of Thomas A. Martin represents clients throughout Southeast Texas, including the cities of Houston, Galveston, Memorial, River Oaks, West University,
Clear Lake, League City, Sugar Land, Pearland, Beaumont, Hempstead, Katy, Conroe, and all the communities in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend,
Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller and Wharton Counties.
The Law Offices of Thomas A. Martin represents individuals
facing serious felony charges in both state and federal trial
and appellate courts. We represent people facing felony
charges from drugs to murder, and have developed an
emphasis on sex crimes (both adult and child offenses).
In our commercial litigation practice, we represent small
business owners facing "bet the business" litigation
prospects if the opposing side wins.
With our family law practice, we cherish the opportunity to
represent parents, especially fathers, who need a divorce
and want to keep or get custody of their kids.
WHAT IS AN ARREST?
When you are arrested, you are taken into custody. This means that you are not free to
leave the scene. Without being arrested, you can be detained, however, or held for
questioning for a short time if a police officer or other person believes you may have
been involved in a crime. For example, an officer may detain you if you are carrying a
large box near a burglary. You also can be detained by storekeepers if they suspect you
have stolen something from their stores.
Whether you are arrested or detained, you do not have to answer any questions except
to give your name and address, and to show some identification if requested.