Aggressively Defending You When You Need It Most
With a reputation for being aggressive and thorough, you can rest assured that I will act as your strongest advocate at The Antu Law Firm, PLLC. My name is Maria Antu.
I have more than 18 years of experience in criminal law. I have personally handled and tried to a jury just about every type of felony and misdemeanor offense, including:
- DWI/DUI charges
- Drug charges
- Theft and shoplifting
- Domestic violence
- Weapon charges
- Civil rights violations
I pride myself on my ability to take any case that comes my way. With my clients, I am thorough, communicative and aggressive in the courtroom. You can always rely on me for comprehensive service and judgment-free advice.
Using My Background As A Prosecutor To Protect You
As a former chief prosecutor, I understand both sides of the system. I leverage this understanding when I speak with detectives, police officers and prosecutors on your behalf. My knowledge is crucial when it comes to defending you against criminal charges. You can bet on the fact that my experience is above any prosecuting attorney you will face.
Likewise, my background in prosecution allows me to effectively advocate for victims of crimes. I work alongside prosecutors to ensure that your best interests are always the top priority.
I Have The Information To Answer Your Questions
You must have a variety of questions about your charges that you want to ask an attorney. I can provide the thorough information you need so that you understand your rights and how the legal system works. Below, I have answered a few of my clients’ frequently asked questions.
What is the difference between misdemeanors and felonies?
In general, criminal charges fall into two categories: felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are broken down into categories, such as first degree, second degree and third degree. It all depends on the severity of the crime. Misdemeanors are considered less serious but still result in jail time of up to one year.
What sentence could I face?
The fact of the matter is, if you are convicted of a criminal charge, the consequences could be severe. Based on the type of crime, you could face:
- Drug and alcohol counseling
- Community service
- Registration as a sex offender
- Jail or prison time
My job is to do everything I can to make sure that doesn’t happen.
When should I hire a lawyer?
Seek legal counsel as soon as you can. People often think about hiring an attorney after they’ve been charged with a crime, but if we can get ahead of a charge, we might be able to stop it before it’s filed. If you have already been charged, it is imperative to hire an attorney as soon as you can.
From answering your questions to determining the next steps, I won’t stop until I reach the best outcome for you that I can.
For The Representation You Deserve, Get My Help
I am devoted to making certain that your case is handled with the diligence and care it deserves. To schedule a free consultation, call my office in Houston at 713-853-9656 today. You can also fill out my contact form online. I am fluent in Spanish and English.