Criminal Defense Book


Find out what to do after an arrest and learn how to safeguard your rights through this downloadable book. For an effective criminal defense and legal representation, call our trusted Pearland defense attorney at (979) 652 5246.

Criminal Defense Book


FREE Criminal Defense Book by Texas Defense Attorneys

Being arrested is a very stressful and difficult experience. In some cases, being arrested will only lead to a few hours of jail time, while more serious cases could lead to criminal charges that carry a hefty prison sentence. 

Navigating the criminal justice system can be intimidating, but you don’t have to go through this alone. Our team of experienced and reliable Pearland criminal defense attorneys are here to help you understand what you need to do after an arrest, what to do if you’re charged with a crime, and how to protect your rights. If you’d like to know more about your legal options, you can tell us about your case so our Texas defense lawyers can help you come up with the best legal solution possible.  

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What to do after an arrest?

After an arrest, it is important that you understand your rights and that they are protected. This free book will provide specific steps that you need to take in order to make sure that your rights are not violated by law enforcement officers or the prosecution.

Protecting Your Rights

Every person in the United States has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The laws surrounding an arrest can be difficult to understand, which is why we have created a book that will help you understand what to do and how to protect your rights.

Working with a Lawyer

Being charged with a crime can be stressful. In this book, find out how a Texas criminal defense attorney can help you protect your rights, keep you out of jail, and ultimately win your legal battle.

Our Pearland criminal defense attorney can provide legal guidance and protect your rights. We will fight for you and protect your rights.

Dos and Don'ts

Being arrested by the police can be a stressful and confusing situation for you and your family. If you’re arrested as a possible suspect, one of the things you have to remember is that you have the right to remain silent, In this free book, learn about what you should and shouldn’t do during your encounters with the police.

Dealing with Bail

If you’re facing criminal charges such as a misdemeanor assault, domestic violence, or drug crimes and you need help dealing with bail, our Pearland criminal defense lawyers at Scott M. Brown & Associates can help you understand the legal process of posting bail and the Texas state laws pertaining to it. 

Going to Criminal Court

It can feel intimidating going to court. You have to be careful not to make any mistakes because even one misstep could have a huge effect on the outcome of your trial. It’s important to know what kind of things go on in a courtroom so you’ll know what you should and shouldn’t do. Let our Pearland criminal defense attorneys help you best prepare for your court appearance.

Scott M. Brown

Scott M. Brown

About the Author

Scott M. Brown

Trusted Attorney in Houston, Texas

Scott M. Brown attended law school at South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas. He is a passionate and experienced trial attorney in Houston, Texas. Additionally, Scott is also certified as a family law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This designation is only awarded to less than 1% of all attorneys in Texas. 

 Scott was also named as one of the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers, where only 5% of the lawyers in Texas are included in the list. In 2012-2014, he was also recognized as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star. In 2015 and 2016, Scott was named as Houston Texas’ Top Lawyer in H-Town magazine, and he also possesses a 10.00 Avvo rating.

 Scott focuses on complex family law issues, including difficult divorce cases, family law modification, complex child support and child custody cases, high asset divorces, and enforcement actions. 

 Aside from handling countless bench trials and jury trials in criminal defense and family law cases, Scott is also a published author with contributions in the books Strategies for Family Law in Texas, 2013 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Handling Negotiations, Managing Client Expectations, and Navigating Recent Trends (Inside the Minds). He also leads a legal team dedicated to providing the best possible outcome for every client they represent. 

Need legal help in Texas?

Be it family law, divorce, criminal defense, or personal injury — our Texas family law attorneys are here to help. We are results-driven, and we work tirelessly for our clients.

Our Houston family law and divorce attorneys have been providing compassionate and personalized legal services in Texas. Scott M. Brown is a certified family law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


How Can We Help You?

Our firm provides results-oriented representation for people who need legal assistance in Angleton, Houston, and Pearland, Texas. Solutions to legal problems are rarely simple, but we excel at resolving complex legal challenges. We fight with the best interests of your family in mind. Our Houston attorneys are highly responsive and ready to assist you today.

Family Law

Need help with custody and child support orders? Our experienced family lawyers in Angleton, TX can help you solve your legal family issues efficiently and effectively.


Filing for divorce in Texas? Call our trusted Angleton TX divorce attorneys to get help with your divorce proceedings and division of marital property today.

Criminal Defense

Facing criminal charges? Don’t plead guilty and protect your freedom with the help of our seasoned Texas criminal defense attorney in Angleton, Webster, and Pearland, TX.

Personal Injury

Injured due to someone’s negligence? Our Texas personal injury attorney can provide the legal assistance and representation you need to get the compensation you’re entitled to.

Our Client Testimonials

They are super, and i will always respect and appreciate the work they have done for me at a difficult time in my life.


TJ Roberts did an outstanding job with my recent case! I had full confidence in his ability to handle the case, but I was even overly impressed with the results he was able to provide in my case! I highly recommend his services!


I used TJ for child custody and he did an amazing job. He was always there to guide and support me. He truly fought for the safety of my child and we will be forever grateful to him. Thank you TJ! I highly recommend him.


I used Scott Brown’s office to get custody of my now 19 yr. old daughter when she was 4 yrs. old….He has always been an amazing attorney and now he has a team of lawyers who handle all kinds of cases…Most recently I needed to obtain his services again and my case was handled with the utmost care and professionalism by a member of his team at his Pearland office and the outcome was MOST definitely favorable to me…I am completely satisfied with the way this case was handled and I would highly recommend him and his amazing team for any of your legal needs…

Jason Hearn

I recently had to hire Scott’s firm again for a legal matter and he assigned Charles Pelowski to my case…I was completely happy with the outcome of my case and the results were very favorable considering the possible penalties that could have been assessed by the DA…I would highly recommend Scott Brown and any member of his amazing legal team to represent you for any legal issues that you may need…
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Frequently Asked Questions about Texas Family Law

Got questions about family law? Our Texas family law attorney answers some of the frequently asked questions about divorce and family law.

Do I have to prove fault to get a divorce in Texas?

Texas is a no-fault state; Thus, it is not necessary to prove fault to get divorced in Texas. Divorces in Texas can simply be granted on the grounds of insupportability, meaning that there is marital discord or conflict of personalities for which no reasonable expectation of reconciliation exists. However, fault grounds may also be pled. Adultery and cruel treatment are some examples of a fault ground for a Texas divorce.

If my divorce is not yet finalized, can I move my children to another state?

While judges typically will order a geographic restriction during a divorce, it may be allowable if a separation agreement, or temporary order, is in place. If the separation includes provisions that allow for moving the child’s residence, you may be free to do so without causing problems with your divorce case.

How much DNA evidence is required to prove paternity?

A man is reputably identified as the father of a child if the results of the testing disclose that he has at least a 99 percent probability of paternity. A man so identified may request further testing if he pays for it in advance.

Ninety-nine percent is well above the usual civil evidentiary standard of a preponderance of the evidence.

What if my spouse doesn’t want to get divorced or feels we will reconcile?

In Texas, all it takes is for one spouse to feel that there is no reasonable expectation of reconciliation. If one spouse provides testimony that a reconciliation is not reasonably expected, a court has the power to grant the divorce.

If my spouse files for divorce, can I keep my home, car, and personal property?

In Texas, spouses are typically entitled to an “equitable” share of any community and marital assets like real estate, cars, and other property obtained during the marriage. Property that was owned prior to the couple’s marriage may be exempt from divorce proceedings in certain cases, but if the property is considered to be a “shared asset,” it may be included in the divorce settlement.

Does Texas recognize same-sex marriages from other states as valid?

Generally, matrimonial proceedings conducted in other states such as divorces, child support orders, adoptions, etc are recognized in Texas due to the full faith and credit clause in the United States Constitution. These orders can be registered in the district clerk’s office and enforce or modified just as any Texas order.