Defense Attorney Facing Jail For Perjury Theft
While the main job of a Houston criminal attorney is to defend his client, he is still required to uphold the law while doing so. Unfortunately, some lawyers seem unable to follow these basic tenants.
Carlos Correa was an attorney in Houston for the past 40 years, but recently found himself in the position of finding his own Houston criminal defense lawyer. During his many decades of practice, Correa had many run ins with the law, including failing to disclose information to U.S. Customs agents, improperly handling lawsuit monies, and more, but now he is facing serious charges that could result in a twenty year sentence. He was caught hiring a friend to lie on the witness stand in a murder trial in 2006 and cashing social security checks for his father between 1996 and 2008. Correa’s father died in 1996.
Correa is now facing twelve years in prison and the surrender of his legal license, but if he tries to flee before his incarceration begins, he may instead be put away for twenty years.