Houston, TX (BlackNews.com) — After Annie Scott became licensed as an attorney, her ambitions for law practice led her to the Prosecutor’s office. It was in her role as Cameron County’s Assistant District Attorney that she encountered case after case of individuals who had fallen victim to stiffer sentencing and unfair plea deals. Many underprivileged are serving sentences they did not deserve simply because they couldn’t afford adequate counsel.
In America, in theory and by definition, rights are inalienable. All should be granted equal consideration under the law, regardless of race, creed, class, culture, sexual orientation, gender, gender status, or national origin. The underprivileged have just as much right to a fair and impartial justice system as those with more disposable income. Annie found it disturbing that so many lacked access to or simply could not afford quality legal representation. This prompted a change in her career goals.
In an effort to make quality legal representation accessible and affordable, Annie decided to part from the system she felt only saw people as docket numbers. She launched The Law Office of Annie Scott in 2010, serving those in Houston, Texas and the surrounding counties.
Compassion for People, Passion for Law
Laws are difficult to understand and ever changing. Whether your personal freedoms are in jeopardy, or the threats are to your prosperity, health or well-being, Annie says that her and her staff will work to balance the scales of justice in your favor.
She is an experienced trial lawyer, one who offers personalized service and will fight aggressively on your behalf, even if matters are settled before trial. Every client is a priority, and since every case is unique, each is individually strategized for a course of action leading to the best outcome.
“Lately, the atmosphere has gotten so divisive. But right is right; wrong is wrong; and people are people,” says Annie. “I embrace everybody. I want everyone to know, whether they’re facing criminal charges, going through a messy divorce or bitter custody battle, I’ll take care of them. And if they are sitting in ICE detention, are seeking a name change, or are fighting for transgender rights, I have an open door policy and will welcome them with open arms.”
Covering Criminal, Civil, and Family Law
She specializes in Criminal Defense, Felonies, Misdemeanor Jury Trials, Expunctions, Non-disclosures, Transgender Rights, Name changes, Immigration issues, Family Court Advocacy, Prenuptial Agreement, Divorce, Legal Separation, Child Support, Paternity, Visitation, Protective Orders, Restraining Orders Wills, Estate Law Personal Injury Cases, and Car Accidents.
If you have been in a car accident, she can help you get compensation. In family law matters, Annie is equally aggressive but still compassionate, giving clients an honest assessment of their situation, discussing each option, and the likely ramification of any course of action. Annie says that she and her staff are committed to providing each and every client with the best service and legal representation – from complex family court issues to criminal defense, whether your case is big or small.
She is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, The State Bar College of Texas, The Houston Young Lawyers Association, The Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and The Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.