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Criminal Defense Blog

Law firm is expanding!

Alejandro Martinez and Ivan LePendu are happy to announce an exciting new change: The Law Office of Alejandro Martinez is now...
                                                                                                                        Martinez & LePendu, Attorneys at Law.

We have created this partnership to provide the highest level of representation for those who need legal help in the greater Austin and Central Texas area. Together, we have more than 15 years of experience, most of those years as criminal prosecutors. We will diligently work every case to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients. Although everyone hopes to never need a defense attorney, people do occasionally make mistakes and anybody can be in a situation where they need help. Whether it is you, or someone you know, ensure that there is a zealous advocate on your side - call Martinez & LePendu, Attorneys at Law.

Alejandro Martinez
Round Rock Begins Cite and Release Program

On May 1, 2017, the Round Rock Police Department implemented a program giving officers the discretion to issue citations in lieu of arresting individuals allegedly committing certain low-level offenses, such as possession of marijuana and driving without a valid license.

This is a good step forward. The program can help to curb overcrowded jails and reduce consequences on the lives of the accused, such as loss of employment, for relatively minor infractions.

It is still imperative that you show up for your court date, or you could be arrested. Possession of marijuana remains a Class B misdemeanor, which can carry serious consequences. A conviction results in a 180-day drivers license suspension.

Alejandro Martinez