Alpine, Texas Criminal Lawyers

Michael J. Brown
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Alpine, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(432) 837-0990 123 N 6th St
Alpine, TX 79830
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DWI and White Collar Crime
The University of Texas School of Law
Joe Anthony Foster Jr
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Alpine, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(432) 837-2411 206A West Avenue E
P O Box 611
Alpine, TX 79831
Criminal
Alpine, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(915) 837-5598 712 W Holland Ave
Alpine, TX 79830
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Alpine, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(915) 837-5598 712 W Holland Ave
Alpine, TX 79830
Criminal
South Texas College Of Law
Alpine, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(432) 837-5598 712 W Holland Ave
Alpine, TX 79830
Criminal
Alpine, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(432) 837-7332 2500 N Hwy 118
Alpine, TX 79830
Criminal
South Texas College Of Law
Alpine, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(432) 837-2087 300 E Harriet St
Alpine, TX 79830
Criminal
Ori Tucker White
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Fort Stockton, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(432) 336-2880 107 E 4th St
Fort Stockton, TX 79735
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and White Collar Crime
University of Tulsa College of Law
Fort Stockton, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(432) 336-7562 401 N Nelson St
Fort Stockton, TX 79735
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Fort Stockton, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(432) 336-7015 107 E 4th St
Fort Stockton, TX 79735
Criminal, Consumer, Divorce and Energy
Fort Stockton, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(432) 336-5415 401 N Rio St
Fort Stockton, TX 79735
Criminal
Paul Looney
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(979) 826-8484 918 Austin Street
Hempstead, TX 77445
Free ConsultationHempstead, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and White Collar Crime
South Texas College Of Law
We Have a History of Winning trials! We are different from other criminal defense firms because of the stellar record of success of Paul Looney who has tried 60 criminal defense jury trials since 1995 with ZERO final convictions.

We have a very high success rate when it comes to preventing criminal accusations from turning into formal charges as well as shutting down criminal investigations. We are able to do this because we move quickly, and never stop working.

With us on your side, you are not alone. You have effective support throughout the entire process...
Roy Lee Warren
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San Marcos, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(512) 521-4238 1775 Oakwood Loop
San Marcos, TX 78666
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Houston College of Law Houston and South Texas College of Law
Roy was born and raised in Texas, graduating from Texas City High School. 10 years getting life's hard lesions he finally entered college where despite his late start he earned accolades and academic scholarships, graduating with honors in just 3 years while working also. He earned one of the 1st degrees for Bachelor of Accountancy issued by the University of North Dakota. Then took and passed the exam to become a CPA..Roy and Laurie (wife since 18 years old with their four children),decided to moved back to Texas so Roy could enroll at South Texas College of Law, located in...
Bryan Joseph Fagan
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(281) 810-9760 3707 Cypress Creek Pkwy
Suite 400
Houston, TX 77068
Free ConsultationHouston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
Criminal, Divorce and Family
South Texas College of Law
I’ve wanted to be a lawyer since I was a little kid and saw the film version of John Grisham’s The Pelican Brief. I had no idea I would be representing families across the state of Texas in difficult and emotional divorces.
Where did I start to get here? Not where you’d think. To be perfectly honest, I was born in Denver, Colorado, but I came to Texas as soon as I could when I was seven years old. I am one of four children – two natural-born children and two brothers who were adopted.

I attended the South Texas...
Joseph Hoelscher
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San Antonio, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(866) 608-9939 3030 Nacogdoches, Ste. 222G
San Antonio, TX 78217
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Baylor Law School
Joe Hoelscher is an award-winning criminal and family law trial lawyer whose dedication to vigorously defending his clients has earned him national recognition. Having been involved with the legal system since his mother's disappearance and murder in 1986, Joe knows how tough court is on clients and families in need of legal assistance. As a result, he has dedicated his law practice to helping his clients navigate the legal system so they can gain closure and find peace. The Hoelscher Law Office's holistic approach to client services frequently involves the use of experts and counselors to help clients develop their...
Justin M Sparks
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Fort Worth, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(817) 334-0300 603 East Belknap Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
( www.justinsparkslaw.com ) Justin Sparks is a criminal defense lawyer in Dallas Fort Worth. If you have been convicted of committing a crime or are under investigation, it is critical that you seek a criminal defense attorney immediately. Justin Sparks has handled thousands of cases dealing specifically with DWI/DUI, possession, drug crimes, white collar crimes and more. You are going to need an experienced lawyer who will take the time to meticulously investigate your case to find the best possible solution. Justin Sparks will protect and defend your rights starting with extensive pre-trial preparation using experienced investigators and...
Brett Hawkes Pritchard
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Killeen, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(254) 501-4040 1201 S WS Young Drive, Suite A
Killeen, TX 76543
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Brett H. Pritchard is a graduate from Brigham Young University and Texas Tech University. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University in 1996, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Texas Tech University in 1998. Mr. Pritchard was chosen to be part of the Texas Tech School of Law Legal Research Board while in Texas Tech's legal program due to his impressive research and writing abilities. Since 1999, he has been practicing law in Killeen.
Earning an exemplary reputation as an aggressive and formidable trial lawyer, Attorney Pritchard is ultimately passionate about protecting his clients'...
Tim Clancy
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Dallas, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(214) 550-5771 3131 McKinney Avenue
# 800
Dallas, TX 75204
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
South Texas College of Law
I'm a criminal defense lawyer with a passion for the law and protecting the innocent from being wrongly convicted of criminal allegations. I come from a family of attorneys and have grown up sharing their love of legal studies and history of the law. I served as a special prosecutor for both the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office and the Dallas County District Attorney's Office early in my career. After a few years prosecuting for the government, I began my career as a defense attorney in Dallas, Texas. Shortly after I became a partner at Clancy & Clancy...
Elizabeth Christina 'Christy' Jack
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Fort Worth, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(817) 203-2220 300 Throckmorton Street
Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Free ConsultationCriminal
Christy Jack is a nationally recognized trial attorney who has handled thousands of criminal cases during her 25-year legal career — first as a prosecutor and now as a highly sought-after criminal defense attorney. She has tried more than 200 cases before a jury, ranging from sexual assault to capital murder. Nationwide, there are few who have her level of experience handling death penalty cases.

Prior to becoming a partner at the Fort Worth defense firm of Varghese Summersett, Christy served as a prosecutor for more than two decades in the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office. She was highly regarded by...
Jeredith Elaine Jones
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Conroe, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(936) 756-3930 203 Simonton St
Conroe, TX 77301
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
St. Mary's University School of Law
Jeredith Jones has been practicing law since 2008 exclusively in Montgomery County, Texas. Her focus is Family Law, Divorces, Child Custody and all manner of Criminal Defense representation. She has significant experience in trial before juries, trials before judges, child abuse, spousal abuse, custody, drug use, division of the marital estate, adoption, step-parent adoption, DWI representation, misdemeanor representation, and felony representation.
With a diverse background as a Child Abuse Investigator with the Waco Child Protective Services, Jeredith Jones brings a unique perspective and extensive experience to each of her client’s cases. Jeredith worked one on one with individuals in crisis,...
Stephen Lyle Hamilton
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Midland, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
112 S. Loraine Suite 505
Midland, TX 79701
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and White Collar Crime
Board Certified in Criminal Law, AV Rated, tried over 100 jury trials and a published author, I wrote the book on DWI defense. Before you talk to ANY lawyer get a copy of my DWI Survival Guide, A Citizen's Protection Manual for a DWI Arrest. While other lawyers "advertise" expereince I will show you how my trial experience of over 100 trials can help in your case. My name is Stephen Hamilton; I am a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney who focuses on DWI cases. I have spent my almost 20 years of practice...
Kristin R. Brown
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Dallas, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(214) 446-3909 17304 Preston Road, Suite 1250
Dallas, TX 75252
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and White Collar Crime
Temple University Beasley School of Law and Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
I became an attorney as a "second career," though it was always a first love and a goal for me. I practice strictly criminal defense because that is where my passion lies, focusing on all aspects of criminal law--trials, appeals, and habeas work. I have a strong faith that I am where I am because that is where I am supposed to be.
Steven Jumes
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(817) 203-2220 300 Throckmorton Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Free ConsultationFort Worth, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
Criminal, Appeals, DWI and White Collar Crime
The University of Texas School of Law
Steve Jumes is a state and federal criminal defense attorney and a board certified criminal law specialist. Prior to joining Varghese Summersett PLLC, Steve was a state and federal prosecutor. His work in the federal government included handling complex civil and criminal asset forfeiture litigation. Steve is considered one of the nation's leading asset forfeiture attorneys. He has testified before lawmakers about this complex area of law and is regularly contacted by news media for commentary on the subject.

An attorney's attorney, Steve is also regularly called upon by other attorneys throughout the country who find themselves in the crosshairs of...
Scott A. Thompson
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Austin, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(512) 222-8287 801 W Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Fordham University School of Law
Scott A. Thompson | Austin divorce criminal defense family law lawyers attorneys in Austin, TX

You know what’s at stake. If you’re dealing with criminal charges, a divorce, or any difficult family issue, you need a skillful ally to help navigate the process and achieve your best outcome.

Scott is not like most Austin lawyers. He was trained at a high-stakes New York City law firm serving elite global business clients. You deserve the same quality representation.

Austin divorce criminal defense family law attorney lawyer Scott A. Thompson is here to fight for you every step of the way. Let's solve this together.
Jacob Blizzard
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Abilene, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(325) 676-1000 1369 Sayles Blvd.
Abilene, TX 79605
Criminal, Appeals, DWI and White Collar Crime
Texas Tech University School of Law
Mr. Blizzard is board certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Blizzard is one of only 5 other attorneys in Taylor County board certified in criminal law.

Mr. Blizzard's practice is focused on criminal defense in Abilene, TX. Criminal defense includes pre-trial negotiations for plea bargain and trials of felonies and misdemeanor cases. Mr. Blizzard also has a significant practice in criminal appeals and post-convictions writs of habeas corpus. Mr. Blizzard also practices personal injury and plaintiff's side litigation.

Board certification is a mark of excellence and a distinguishing accomplishment. Within the Texas legal community, board certification...
Leticia Elva Martinez
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Fort Worth, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(817) 203-2220 300 Throckmorton Street
Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Free ConsultationCriminal
Leticia “Letty” Martinez is a board certified criminal law specialist who has extensive experience handling state and federal criminal cases, specifically allegations of sexual abuse of adults and children, intoxication-related offenses and violent crimes.

Prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney, Letty established a name for herself as both a state and federal prosecutor. She began her service as a misdemeanor prosecutor at the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office but quickly moved up the prosecutorial ladder. Over the next decade, she served in almost every unit and division within the District Attorney's Office, including Juvenile, Crimes Against Children, Gang and Family...
Benson Varghese
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Fort Worth, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(817) 203-2220 300 Throckmorton Street
Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and White Collar Crime
Texas Tech University School of Law
Benson Varghese is the Managing Partner at Varghese Summersett PLLC, the largest criminal defense firm in Tarrant County. He is an experienced litigator who has tried over 100 state and federal cases to Texas juries.

Benson is often called upon to handle complex cases. He has also become a go-to attorney for intoxication-related offenses in Texas. He has been named a Top Lawyer by Fort Worth Magazine, a Top Attorney by 360 West Magazine, and a Top 100 Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association, among others.

Benson received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University, before obtaining...
Cory J.H. Crenshaw
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Bryan, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(409) 449-5291 11B. South Main Street
Bryan, TX 77803
Criminal, Business, DWI and Personal Injury
Texas Tech University School of Law
After serving my community as the District Attorney, judge and federal prosecutor for the past 12 years, I am honored to continue my service to the legal profession by representing YOU. The experienced trial lawyers at Crenshaw Law Firm, PLLC, are focused on ensuring that you are protected and receive justice. Please call us today at (409) 449-LAW1 or visit our website www.crenshaw.law
Kyle Watkins
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(254) 444-9920 417 N Main St. 201
Box#1441
Salado, TX 76571
Salado, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
Criminal
South Texas College of Law
Proven record of Dismissals, Reductions and Not Guilty Jury Verdicts -- see website for case results.

Kiele Linroth Pace
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Austin, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(512) 480-9020 401 Congress Ave
Suite 1540
Austin, TX 78701
Free ConsultationCriminal and Domestic Violence
University of Texas - Austin
As an experienced criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor, I know how the criminal justice system works and what it takes to get good results. My goal in every case is to obtain not only a great result but also the best possible outcome for my client under the facts and circumstances of the case. Consequently, my clients have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they can trust their lawyer to protect their legal rights and handle their cases in a way that ensures the best outcome for them. I have deep roots in Austin and practice...
Brandon Wilson Barnett
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(817) 993-9249 209 W. 8th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Free ConsultationFort Worth, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
The George Washington University Law School and Texas Tech University School of Law
Brandon Barnett is an award-winning Fort Worth criminal defense and personal injury lawyer. His practice is exclusively focused on criminal defense and personal injury in Tarrant County and surrounding areas. Mr. Barnett is also a Reserve Military Judge and an adjunct law professor.
Kimberly Griffin Tucker
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Carrollton, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(972) 492-2889 3740 N. Josey Lane
Suite 213
Carrollton, TX 75007
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
SMU Dedman School of Law
Regardless of the type of criminal charge you are facing, Mrs. Tucker's clients receive personal care and attention, along with aggressive, vigorous and experienced advocacy. When Mrs. Tucker takes on a case, her clients' needs and goals always come first. They can rely on her and her staff to be approachable, responsive, efficient and effective. Testimonials She understands the confusion and embarrassment an arrest can bring and attempts to make her clients as comfortable as possible throughout the case. She considers herself an attorney and counselor. She tries to make the lives of her clients as normal as possible during this...
Jonathan Dennis Stephenson
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(832) 930-0559 111 W. 15th Street
Houston, TX 77008
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Jon Stephenson is a trial attorney who will fight for you. Jon is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and licensed to practice in Texas courts as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. His aggressive style as a trial attorney stems from vast prosecution experience with Harris County and from years of defending those faced with criminal charges. His fearless style and aggressive attitude have led to success in courtrooms across the State of Texas.
Anna Summersett
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Fort Worth, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(817) 203-2220 300 Throckmorton, Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Anna Summersett is Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist. This means she has achieved the highest designation possible for a criminal defense attorney, and she has been recognized as one of very few attorneys who can call themselves experts in the area of criminal law.

Anna Summersett is an experienced criminal trial attorney who has personally handled over 100 jury trials ranging from misdemeanor DWIs to Capital Murder.

As a partner at Varghese Summersett PLLC, Anna primarily handles State Criminal Cases from post-arrest investigation through jury trial. She is rated a top attorney in client satisfaction.

Anna graduated from Baylor University...
Mary Elizabeth Harrell
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Killeen, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(254) 680-4655 701 West Central Texas Expressway
Killeen, TX 76541
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
St. Mary's University School of Law
I've practiced law in Texas for many years. I know the prosecutors and judges and police officers. Heck, I've served as a city prosecutor and an assistant district attorney, but to tell the truth my heart was never in it. However, I do know how they think and what’s important to them and I make that work for you. I know what it takes for them to try to prove a case beyond a reasonable doubt so they win and you lose. That’s why I have been able to get very serious cases dismissed and that’s...
Amanda Erwin
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San Marcos, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(512) 938-1800 109 E Hopkins, Suite 200
San Marcos, TX 78666
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DWI and Juvenile
St. Mary's University School of Law
I am a former prosecutor, and have been practicing criminal law for over ten years. I am an aggressive trial lawyer that will fight for your rights!
Tanya Sue Dohoney
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Fort Worth, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(817) 203-2220 300 Throckmorton St.
Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Criminal
Tanya Dohoney is Of Counsel for Varghese Summersett PLLC, bringing a unique skill set and decades of wisdom and experience to the firm. Tanya is a dual board certified attorney, a designation accomplished by very few other criminal law attorneys in Texas. She is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law and Criminal Appeals, which means she is a specialist in both areas.

Prior to becoming an Of Counsel attorney for Varghese Summersett, Tanya spent 26 years of her legal career as a senior appellate attorney for the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. She has handled...
Russ Hunt Jr.
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GEORGETOWN, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(512) 930-0860 310 South Austin Avenue
GEORGETOWN, TX 78626
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
College of Queen Mary and Westerfield
Russell D. Hunt, Jr.'s law practice focuses on the defense of federal and state criminal accusations.

Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2000.

Rated "AV-Preeminent" by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell in 2009.

Named a Texas "SuperLawyer" by Texas Monthly Magazine since 2008.

President of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in 2006-2007

President of the Williiamson County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in 2015-2016

Office in Georgetown or Round Rock since 1996.

Lives in Round Rock
William B. Mange
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Austin, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(512) 451-5885 600 W. 13th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
University of Texas - Austin
Austin's Board Certified Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer, Bill Mange is aggressive in defending clients. Attorney Mange provides top criminal defense for DWI, drug offenses, violent and white collar crimes.
Samuel R. Cammack III
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(713) 224-4444 1001 West Loop S #700
Houston, TX 77027
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
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EMPLOYMENT • Current Sole Practitioner-Law Practice is solely dedicated to Criminal
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• Criminal Attorney for one the State's largest consumer law firms.
• Successfully DEFENDED thousands of cases as a Criminal Defense
• Lawyer in many high profile cases throughout the State of Texas.
• Hired by the State of Oregon to defend Juvenile charged with serious felony offense in Texas.
• Former Felony prosecutor Harrison County, Texas.
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.