From defending the wrongfully accused to consumer and business litigation, Attorney Matthew Valley takes a calculated, prepared approach to his clients’ cases instead of just shooting from the hip. This dedication to the details has given him the respect of clients and positive outcomes in many long-shot cases.
Matthew Valley tirelessly represents the wrongfully accused, individuals facing divorce/custody disputes, consumers and business owners across Central Texas, including: Travis (Austin), Williamson (Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown), Hays (San Marcos), Milam (Cameron, Rockdale), and Bexar (San Antonio) Counties.
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You’ve spent the time and energy arranging for you and your kids to go camping at a nearby state park. Your court order says you are going to have them for a whole week, and you want to make it memorable. You go to pick up your kids from their mom, only for them not Read more about Enforcing Child Custody Orders – a Short Post[…]
Making the holidays a little happier for a client: this afternoon, after approximately 10 minutes of deliberation, a Milam County jury returned a Not Guilty verdict for a client of mine facing a Class A Theft of Services charge. While every case is different, and going to trial is not always to be recommended, I Read more about A “Not Guilty” Is An Excellent Way To Start The Holiday Season[…]
A new decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) casts a shadow on the common policies and practices of many counties when it comes to handling criminal cases involving non-citizen immigrants. The Case On September 5, 2017, the BIA released Matter of Mohamed, 27 I&N Dec. 92 (BIA 2017), a case concerned with whether an Read more about Think Pre-Trial Diversion Will Stop you From Being Deported in Texas? Think Again![…]
Many are already aware that the repeated commission of criminal offenses can result in increased punishment. Sections 12.42, 12.425, and 12.43 of the Texas Penal Code provides for general “repeater” enhancements. These include the following: Class A misdemeanor with prior Class A Misdemeanor Conviction, or Felony conviction: Minimum sentence increased to 90 days Class B Read more about A Short Reflection on Punishment Enhancements: Repeater Status[…]
One of the frequent offers prosecutors will extend to defendants is an offer of “deferred adjudication”–essentially a type of probation where a defendant, if they are good and don’t get into trouble during the probation, can end up avoiding a conviction on their record. Honestly, it’s a pretty good sell, but a lot of defendants Read more about Deferred Adjudication: Potential Pitfalls[…]
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