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We Are Your Criminal Defense Firm

Matthew Allen, Of Counsel

San Antonio Criminal Defense Attorney

San Antonio, Texas has been my home ever since I was 9 years old. I grew up in this city and thought it was perfect until I reached law school. I had always had an interest in criminal defense but once I entered the Criminal Clinic at St. Mary’s University, this interest became a passion. I quickly learned that unless you and your attorney fight for your rights, the prosecution will run you over. I graduated magna cum laude at the University of Texas at San Antonio and in law school at St. Mary’s University. In addition to being in the top 5% at St. Mary’s, I was awarded the Pro Bono Service Award for my work at the criminal clinic.

Life After Law School

After passing the bar, I immediately began working as a criminal defense attorney. I have lived in the courtroom fighting for my clients who go up against “The State of Texas” or “The United States of America.” I have been to trial on numerous cases in order to protect and fight for my clients. Recently, I had a client wrongfully charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. We knew it was self-defense and rejected every offer that the prosecution threw at us. We had developed a fantastic case through hard-work and investigation. We were two steps ahead at every point winning arguments to the judge and jury. After nearly a two-week trial, my client was vindicated with a verdict of “Not-Guilty.”

After a Trial

In addition to those cases, I have handled a number of appeals and writs of habeas corpus fighting for clients who were wrongfully convicted. Sometimes I do not get the case until after a trial has already happened. Although it is difficult to win cases after that, all hope is not lost. This is where my meticulous attention to detail and relentless work-ethic really come to play. I will fight for you, and with you, from the very start until the end.

What It Means to You

I take my job seriously to zealously defend each and everyone of my clients. Facing a criminal charge is one of the most stressful experiences that a person and their family can face; facing it without an attorney that you trust and respect will only make that experience worse. I cannot guarantee anyone success in every case that I handle. I can guarantee that you won’t find another attorney who will work harder and smarter than me in any case.

Put me on your side during your criminal defense case. I fight for my clients in order to ensure their best possible outcome and don't back down in the face of adversity. Speak with me in a free consultation and learn how I can fight for you.

Aggressive Defense Lawyer Who

Levels the Playing Field for You

With your freedom at stake, you have no time to waste. Learn more about the powerful defense you can expect when you contact Attorney Lara today! You will need to take action before prosecutors begin building a case against you. Attorney Lara will look into all available records, hire a private investigator, and get to work filing motions to fight the evidence collected by the prosecutor. Call (210) 787-2842 to get started on your defense.

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