Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Lawyers serving Fort Bend County and the surrounding areas

Everyone accused of a crime has the right to a fair trial and to be presumed innocent unless proven guilty. The Law Office of Annie Scott is built on the principle of providing defense counsel that is sharp, experienced, and compassionate. Our Fort Bend County criminal defense lawyers fight hard for the freedom and reputation of those we represent.

Founded in 2010, we serve clients throughout Fort Bend County and Harris County from our Sugar Land office. Call us at (281) 466-4118 or reach out online if you or someone you love needs a reliable defense attorney. Calls answered 24 hours a day/7 days a week by a live person.

  • “I couldn't have been happier with the answers she gave as well as her genuine concern for my well being” - Jason Contreras
  • “If you are looking for someone to represent you in court then I suggest The law office of Annie Scott.” - Martin D.
  • “She has been nothing short of amazing to work with and my case was managed with focus and professionalism. Thank you Annie for your time, patience, and dedication!” - Scott C.

    FAcing Charges?

    It’s perfectly reasonable for a person to feel scared if they are arrested. Unfortunately, that fear can lead people to act in ways that might be contrary to their best interests. The American justice system grants extensive rights to those arrested and accused of crimes, but those rights have to be understood and invoked if they are to have meaning. That’s why calling a Fort Bend criminal defense lawyer from The Law Office of Annie Scott is the first step defendants should take. 

    Calling a lawyer is just one of the rights defendants have—but sometimes fail to take advantage of. They also have the right to remain silent. The arrested person is under no obligation to answer questions from a police officer. If authorities say that silence is tantamount to an admission of guilt, that is simply wrong and will not stand up in court. If authorities say that innocent people have nothing to fear from interrogation, that is no less inaccurate. Words can be taken out of context and misused against defendants. Having a defense attorney present in the interrogation room is the way to protect against that. 

    Defendants that lack the protection of a lawyer are susceptible to manipulation on a possible plea agreement. Authorities may seek to scare an innocent defendant into pleading guilty a lesser charge, so as to avoid a long prison stay. Authorities may cover up their own lack of evidence by engaging in this kind of emotional manipulation. Defense lawyers know what kind of evidence prosecutors need. They know when a plea deal is legitimate and when it’s a bluff. 

    The Law Office of Annie Scott is here to advocate for defendants—for their rights and for their best interests. We understand both the letter of the law and how it works in the real world of criminal justice. Call today at (281) 466-4118 or contact us online to set up a consultation. 

    Everyone makes mistakes. No one should have their life ruined by one.

    Each part of the criminal justice process has its own unique dynamic and an attorney should have the necessary experience to navigate it all effectively. Can a sentence be turned into probation or deferred adjudication? How will bail and bond issues be handled? What are the chances for plea bargaining before the trial, expungement after a penalty has been served, or working out a non-disclosure agreement? These are just a few of the questions that criminal defense lawyers in Fort Bend County and throughout the state of Texas must be ready to answer.

    Attorney Annie Scott has deep experience in the entire criminal justice system. She got her start as a lawyer working with a District Attorney. Understanding how prosecutors work and what burdens they face gave her a unique perspective that she could bring to the role of defense lawyer when she opened her own law office back in 2010. Today she serves individualsthroughout Fort Bend County and Harris County. The entire team at the Law Office of Annie Scott wants to be there and answer any questions you may have if you or someone close to you needs legal help.

    Call our Sugar Land office today at (281) 466-4118 or reach out online to set up a free consultation. Calls answered 24 hours a day/7 days a week by a live person.

    • Lawful Clients Choice Award
    • Fort Bend County Bar Association
    • Katy Bar Association
    • Expertise - Best Trial Lawyers 2021
    • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association

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