Houston, Texas Criminal Lawyers

Would you like to know more about Criminal Law? View FAQs.

What is the first thing I should do if I’ve been arrested in Houston?

If you or someone close to you has been arrested or charged with a crime, it is imperative to consult a Houston criminal defense attorney who can assess the merits of your case. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor, such as shoplifting or simple assault and battery, or a felony such as burglary, family violence, sex crimes, or drug offenses, or any other crime under Texas law, a criminal defense lawyer can help protect your rights.

Every accused individual in the United States, including Texas has certain constitutional rights. Some of these rights include the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty; the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures; the right to remain silent; the right to a fair trial; and the right to be represented by a lawyer.

Am I entitled to a presumption of innocence even if there is evidence I committed a crime?

Every person is presumed to be innocent and cannot be convicted of a crime unless the government proves every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. This is the highest standard in the legal system since a person’s freedom is at stake. Reasonable doubt must be rooted in logic and reason based on all the evidence or lack thereof presented at trial.

How can I get incriminating evidence excluded from my trial?

The right to be free from unreasonable searches means the police cannot search for evidence on your person, papers, home, and effects without a warrant based on probable cause, with certain limited exceptions. This also means that the police cannot enter your house without a valid search warrant. Under this general rule, evidence obtained without a proper search warrant may not be admissible at trial. An experienced Houston criminal defense lawyer can assess the government’s case against you and identify areas of weakness to mount a strong defense if your case goes to trial. Alternatively, if the government offers you a plea bargain, an attorney can advise you whether you should take it and the factors that affect your decision.

Paul Harty Doyle
PREMIUM

Passionate Criminal Defense Attorney! Outstanding Results! Fighting for Justice!

I am dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of the accused. I provide skilled and aggressive legal representation to fight your DUI charges! Visit my website to see case results. Call now for a consultation.
View Profile
Herman Martinez
PREMIUM

Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

Herman Martinez is the leading and founding attorney of The Martinez Law Firm, a criminal defense firm in Houston. With over 20 years of experience, this attorney can be an excellent resource for... Read More »
View Profile
Anthony Ray Segura
PREMIUM

Hire a Lawyer with a History of Courtroom Victories in Fort Bend County

You may be surprised to learn most lawyers have little, if any, trial experience. For more than 20 years, Anthony Segura has fought to obtain outstanding results for his clients in the courtrooms of Fort Bend County.
View Profile
Trevor Sharon
PREMIUM

A Criminal Defense Lawyer That Fights for You! Call Now! Dedicated to Results!

I am an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney. I believe in an aggressive, active approach to defending cases, and have achieved great results! Visit my website to see results. Call for a consultation.
View Profile
Eric Joe Benavides
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(713) 222-2828 2180 North Loop West Suite 310
Houston, TX 77018
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Texas Tech University School of Law
Eric Benavides is a criminal defense attorney in Houston, TX. He is a co-founder of Benavides & Serrano, PLLC. He is a member of the Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, National College of DUI Defense, and is licensed to practice law in the state by the Supreme Court of Texas and federally by the Southern District of Texas.

He is a graduate of the prestigious Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Trial College, and has received continued legal education in every area of criminal law. Mr. Benavides is a proven trial lawyer with multiple...
Kenneth Mitchell
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
(832) 286-4807 5206 Cypress Creek Pkwy
Suite #105
Houston, TX 77069
Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer
Criminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
University of Houston - Main Campus
Kenneth Mitchell spent 14 years in law enforcement. He worked for 13 years with the Houston Police Department receiving many citations and awards. Kenneth Mitchell worked as a patrolman and as an investigator, where he solved crimes raging from a minor hit and run to cases where a citizen was killed. He received advanced accident investigator training and has great experience with vehicular crimes. He also worked in the robbery division.

As an officer he went to law school, and it opened up his eyes to many of the practices which he viewed were unjust.
Daniel Allen Krieger
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(281) 486-8125 17225 El Camino Real
Suite 320
Houston, TX 77058
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Juvenile
University of Houston - Main Campus
I have argued a case in front of the Texas Supreme Court. I recently won a case affecting DWI cases across the State in front of the Court of Criminal Appeals.

I’ve handled literally hundreds of criminal cases. I trust juries. I go into every case my firm takes on assuming we will have to try the case to a jury. This preparation very frequently leads to dismissal of the case. I have tried over 60 jury trials, with the vast majority leading to a not guilty verdict for my client.

In 2017, I tried 17 jury trials, leading to...
Bryan Joseph Fagan
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
(281) 810-9760 3707 Cypress Creek Parkway
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...
Amir Tavakkoli
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
(832) 800-5590 3707 Cypress Creek Pkwy
Suite 400
Houston, TX 77068
Free ConsultationHouston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Amir Tavakkoli, founder of the firm, was the Vice President of his law school class and graduated Summa Cum Laude. His legal and political experiences include working with Judge Kyle Carter in the 125th Harris County Civil Courthouse, U.S. Representative Al Green, State Representative Garnet Coleman, the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, and the Houston Bar Association. Amir was also a research assistant at his law school. Amir has successfully tried judge and jury cases in family, criminal, and civil matters.
Franklin G. Bynum
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer
(713) 343-8844 2814 Hamilton St
Houston, TX 77004
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Immigration and White Collar Crime
University of Southern California
Cory J.H. Crenshaw
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(409) 449-5291 2700 Post Oak Blvd
Ste 1120
Houston, TX 77056
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
Paul Looney
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
(281) 597-8818 11767 Katy Freeway Suite #740
Houston, TX 77079
Free ConsultationHouston, 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...
Herman Martinez
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ALII GoldSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(713) 242-1779 3730 Kirby Drive
Suite 909
Houston, TX 77098
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
South Texas College Of Law and Florida State University College of Law
Herman Martinez is the leading and founding attorney of The Martinez Law Firm, a criminal defense firm in Houston. With over 20 years of experience, this attorney can be an excellent resource for individuals accused of a crime in Texas. Previously serving as Chief Prosecutor for the Harris County District's office, Mr. Martinez has extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system, making him uniquely qualified to defend his clients. Understanding both the defense as well as the prosecution sets him apart from other criminal defense attorneys. This attorney is also extremely well-respected in his field. He is a member of...
Jonathan Dennis Stephenson
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston , TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(832) 930-0559 440 Louisiana Street
Houston , TX 77002
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.
Ron Voyles
PREMIUM

Free Consultation! Outstanding Advocacy for Texans Facing Criminal Charges!

With 20 years of legal experience, I powerfully represent those who have been accused of criminal offenses. I will fight for your freedom! Visit my website to see exceptional case results or call for a free consultation.
10.0Justia Lawyer Rating for Ron Voyles View Profile
Amir Tavakkoli
PREMIUM

Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer

Amir Tavakkoli, founder of the firm, was the Vice President of his law school class and graduated Summa Cum Laude. His legal and political experiences include working with Judge Kyle Carter in the 125th... Read More »
10.0Justia Lawyer Rating for Amir Tavakkoli View Profile
Carl Douglas Haggard
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(888) 304-1044 1305 Prairie St. #305
Houston, TX 77002
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
South Texas College of Law
The Haggard Law Firm is headed by Houston, Texas Criminal Defense Attorney Carl Haggard, former Misdemeanor and District Court Chief Prosecutor with a lengthy tenure in the Harris County DA’s office. For over three decades, Carl Haggard has maintained the utmost integrity. He is a strong advocate for his clients, respected by Harris County Judges and Prosecutors alike.
Robert James Fickman
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(713) 655-7400 440 Louisiana St #200
Houston, TX 77002
Criminal and White Collar Crime
Robert J. Fickman is a dedicated Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer. He fights hard for his clients to obtain the best possible results. Robert has defended the accused for more than 35 years. He defends people from all walks of life, both in State and Federal Court. He has successfully defended people on charges ranging from DWI to Murder. He has also successfully defended people in Federal Court on a variety of charges ranging from healthcare fraud to complex drug conspiracy cases.

Robert J. Fickman is a strong and effective lawyer who will fight for you.

If you or a loved one...
Samuel R. Cammack III
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(713) 224-4444 1001 West Loop S #700
Houston, TX 77027
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
TELEVISION LEGAL CONTRIBUTOR
• Appeared as Legal Contributor discussing current controversial issues on "Nancy Grace," CNN, HLN, FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS

EMPLOYMENT • Current Sole Practitioner-Law Practice is solely dedicated to Criminal
• Defense Law-Adult & Juvenile Former Vice President Managing
• 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.
•...
Samuel Adamo
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(713) 568-7011 3200 Travis St., 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77006
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
South Texas College Of Law
Sam Adamo is a Houston Criminal Lawyer at the Adamo & Adamo Law Firm. He is board certified by the State of Texas as a criminal defense specialist. He has received national recognition as a criminal defense attorney, while achieving over a 40% dismissal rate for his clients. Sam Adamo handles all types of criminal cases including, but not limited to: DUI & DWI defense, drug defense, domestic violence & assault charges, sexual assault & sex crimes, federal crimes, murder, and many more. If you have been arrested contact the Adamo & Adamo Law Firm to speak with one of...
Matt Horak
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(713) 225-8000 5300 Memorial Dr #750 A
Houston, TX 77007
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and Domestic Violence
Take a look at our reviews. Take a look at our results.
Call Horak Law if you need a fighter. If the prosecutor does not think your lawyer will fight, you will have wasted your money.

As soon as you have been arrested, your charge is public record and anyone can find it; even if you have not been convicted or found guilty by a jury. You are going to be digging yourself out of a terrible hole right from the beginning.

There is absolutely no one on your side in the criminal justice system EXCEPT your lawyer.

The...
Bert Steinmann
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
301-3C Wells Fargo Drive
Houston, TX 77090
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Collections and DWI
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Lifetime native of Conroe and Montgomery County, 1989 Graduate of Conroe High School
Mark Anthony Morasch
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(713) 880-1118 2777 Allen Parkway
10th Floor
Houston, TX 77019
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Oklahoma City University School of Law
I am a Houston criminal defense attorney with over 20 years of experience practicing law which includes 6 years as a prosecutor, and I have handled thousands of drug possession cases and DWI cases. I am a member of the Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, and my practice is dedicated to defending people charged with Possession of Marijuana (POM), Possession of Controlled Substances (PCS) such as Cocaine, MDMA or Ecstasy, Methamphetamine, and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). I represent clients arrested in Harris County, Galveston County, Montgomery County, Fort Bend County, Brazoria County, Waller...
MacKenzie Alexander Dunham
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
(832) 772-6743 712 Main Street
Suite #800
Houston, TX 77002
Free ConsultationHouston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 1 year experience
Criminal, Consumer, Divorce and Family
University of Houston - Main Campus
MacKenzie is an experienced litigator who believes that everyone should have access to affordable legal help during the most important moments of their lives. MacKenzie is passionate about serving those who don't have access to an affordable attorney: those in the middle, who are work hard everyday but could be easily crippled by a legal setback. Prior to founding Access Justice Houston MacKenzie worked at a Houston consumer law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of his clients from deceptive trade practices and scams.

MacKenzie went to law school at the University of Houston Law Center where he focused on...
James Reid Perry II
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(281) 970-4175 12850 Jones Rd
Suite 201
Houston, TX 77070
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Entertainment & Sports
South Texas College of Law
J. Reid Perry, Attorney at Law, has been providing legal representation services for over 13 years as a solo practitioner. Serving Northwest Houston/Harris County, Montgomery County and Waller County; Reid is dedicated to helping his neighbors find solutions to their legal matters, whether this includes informal or formal mediation, a collaborative approach, or litigation. Reid's number one goal is to provide high-quality affordable legal representation while treating all his clients with dignity and respect. Reid believes most of his clients are best served by finding collaborative solutions to their family law issues, but is willing and able to...
M. Irene Wilson
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston , TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(832) 413-5481 700 Gemini St., Suite 250
Houston , TX 77058
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Michigan State University School of Law
M. Irene Wilson is a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Houston licensed in state and federal courts. She is an AV Rated Preeminent lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell and is Superb Rated by Avvo Lawyer Rating. She handles felonies and misdemeanors to include aggravated assault, family violence, assault bodily injury, DWI, possession, theft, and more. She offers free consultations.
James Gary Sullivan
PREMIUM

Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience

Attorney James G. Sullivan has practiced criminal and juvenile defense law since 1994, and he is passionate about defending clients from governmental prosecution. Sullivan frequently sets cases for a jury... Read More »
View Profile
Bill Pattillo
PREMIUM

Texas Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience

As a former felony and misdemeanor prosecutor at the Montgomery County Attorney's Office and the former Chief Juvenile Prosecutor at the Montgomery County Attorney's Office, Attorney Bill Pattillo has the... Read More »
View Profile
James Gary Sullivan
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(281) 546-6428 12345 Jones Rd, Suite 288
Houston, TX 77070
Free ConsultationCriminal, Domestic Violence, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
South Texas College of Law
Attorney James G. Sullivan has practiced criminal and juvenile defense law since 1994, and he is passionate about defending clients from governmental prosecution. Sullivan frequently sets cases for a jury trial and forces the State to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt or dismiss it. Sullivan also frequently persuades the grand jury to dismiss (no bill) clients' felony criminal charges (49 no bills since 2008). When this occurs, the client may be able to seek an immediate expunction. Sullivan defends all criminal and juvenile misdemeanor and felony cases, including assault family violence, theft, shoplifting, fraud, hit and run, DWI,...
L. Bradley Johnson
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(281) 771-1690 18333 Egret Bay Blvd.
Ste 333
Houston, TX 77058
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Family and Traffic Tickets
SMU Dedman School of Law
After 24 years of active service in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, Brad Johnson retired as a Chief Petty Officer and resumed the pursuit of his childhood goal, a career in law. Beginning as a legal assistant in Dallas, he attended evening classes at SMU’s Dedman School of Law and graduated in 2008. Knowing that he intended to focus his practice on family law, he concentrated his studies in that area as much as possible, serving as the President of the Student Family Law Association and liaison to the Dallas Bar Association’s Family Law Section during his...
Collin Evans
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(713) 225-0650 917 Franklin St., Ste. 600
Houston, TX 77002
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Texas - Austin and South Texas College of Law
Collin’s training in the area of criminal defense began while working as a law clerk for three trial-tested lawyers at the law firm of Stradley, Chernoff & Alford. As a clerk, and later an associate attorney at that firm, he learned how to fight for people accused of committing a crime. There is no college for being a criminal defense lawyer. Contrary to what some may believe, students do not pick a major while they are in law school. Most study many areas to prepare for the bar exam and hope they find a job that interests them. For...
John T. Floyd
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(713) 224-0101 2000 Smith St.
Houston, TX 77002
Criminal, Appeals, DWI and White Collar Crime
South Texas College of Law
John T. Floyd is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is rated as a Super Lawyer by the prestigious rating service of Thomson–Reuters, distinguishing him as a lawyer who has attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Mr. Floyd takes great pride in leading his premier criminal defense litigation firm, which focuses exclusively on successfully defending Individuals and businesses accused of serious crimes in Houston, throughout the State of Texas and in Federal Court across the United States. Mr. Floyd’s experience, determination, and talent has also earned him...
James Ray Alston
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(713) 228-1400 3700 North Main
Houston, TX 77002
Criminal and Juvenile
Loyola University New Orleans
James Alston is a former Assistant United States Attorney and a former Harris County Assistant District Attorney. James Alston was a prosecutor for 12 years and was trained by the government to investigate and prosecute crimes in both state and federal courts. From Federal, white collar crimes such as mortgage fraud, healthcare fraud and internet sex crimes to State charges such as DWI, assault, drug charges and more - Houston Criminal Lawyer James Alston knows the means and methods prosecutors use to seek convictions and he applies this knowledge to fight against the system and maintain your freedom.
Henry K. Nguyen
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(713) 222-1800 1221 Studewood St
Ste 105
Houston, TX 77008
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
South Texas College Of Law
The Law Office of Henry K Nguyen aggressively and vigorously defends anyone charged with DWI, drug crimes, theft, assault, weapons charges along with other state and federal criminal offenses.
Ricardo Gonzalez
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(713) 429-1971 8876 Gulf Fwy Ste. 420
Houston, TX 77017
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
University of Houston Law Center
With over 30 years of experience, Ricardo N. Gonzalez has tried numerous cases to jury verdict. After graduating from the University of Houston Law Center in 1984, Mr. Gonzalez opened up his own law office. He has represented clients involved with many areas of law. Some of these areas include criminal defense, wills, adoptions, juvenile defense, worker’s compensation, wrongful death, social security disability, maritime and jones act law, personal injury, immigration and others. Mr. Gonzalez strives to do the best for his clients. Mr. Gonzalez resides in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Martha, a retired schoolteacher....
Chad Jones
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(800) 645-6637 1221 McKinney St Suite 1900
Houston, TX 77010
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
University of Houston - Main Campus
I have been practicing law in our community for over 17 years and have earned Board Certification in Personal Injury Trial Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. At our firm, we think "outside the box" and give each case personal attention. If you have questions, call us any day, anytime. We are ready to help. My staff has extensive experience in the legal field, specifically with injury and death cases. Together, my team and I will be with you every step of the way to a positive resolution. At my firm, we go above and beyond. We also...
Nicole Wignall Deborde
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(713) 526-6300 712 Main Street, Suite 2400
Houston, TX 77002
Criminal, Appeals and Juvenile
I practice criminal defense in both state and federal court throughout Texas state courts and in federal courts all over the United States. I handle all criminal cases from misdemeanors to serious and complicated felonies at both the trial court level and post conviction. We handle trial cases, appeals, writs and parole. As a former prosecutor, I can offer valuable insight and an aggressive defense.
Ned Barnett
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(713) 222-6767 8441 Gulf Fwy
Ste 210
Houston, TX 77017
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and Domestic Violence
University of Houston Law Center and The University of Texas School of Law
If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a crime, consider contacting a Houston sex crimes defense attorney at The Law Offices of Ned Barnett. The firm was founded by attorney Ned Barnett, a fourth generation lawyer. He has more than 20 years of experience and is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Board Certification indicates that he is one of the few Texas attorneys who has the right to refer to himself as a criminal law specialist. Our firm handles all types of criminal cases, including DWI, sexual assault, computer and...
Tracy McNeill Pullan
PREMIUM

Texas Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience

Ms. Pullan tried over 50 trials as a Prosecutor, ranging from Capital Murder to Class C Misdemeanors. Additionally, she reviewed and investigated thousands of cases on behalf of the State of Texas. After... Read More »
View Profile
Jeredith Elaine Jones
PREMIUM

Texas Criminal Law Attorney

St. Mary's University School of LawTexas
View Profile
Christopher Downey
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(713) 651-0400 2814 Hamilton Street
Houston, TX 77004
Criminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
Christopher Downey has been recognized as one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Houston. He is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been listed as a both a Texas Super Lawyer and Top Lawyer in Houston. Mr. Downey lectures throughout the State of Texas on issues related to criminal law and has served as an instructor at the State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Seminar as well as the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association Top Gun DWI Program. He is licensed throughout the State of Texas as well as in...
Tristan Nicolas LeGrande
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(281) 684-3500 One City Centre
1021 Main Street, Suite # 1275
Houston, TX 77002
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
South Texas College of Law and University of Oklahoma College of Law
Attorney Tristan LeGrande of LeGrande Law has a track record of success as a criminal defense attorney. Since 2012 attorney LeGrande has been defending clients charged with felonies and misdemeanors all over the state of Texas.

Here at LeGrande Law, we know that when you are accused of a crime it is a very difficult and very important matter. We are dedicated to fighting for our clients’ rights and doing everything possible to achieve the best resolution of our clients’ cases. The formula for our success at LeGrande Law is: an unwavering dedication to our clients, a...
James Madison Ardoin
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(713) 437-1811 811 Main Street, Suite 2900
Houston, TX 77002
Criminal and White Collar Crime
South Texas College Of Law
Jimmy Ardoin is a partner in Jones Walker’s litigation group and focuses his practice on white collar criminal and civil litigation. He practices from the firm's Houston office.

Mr. Ardoin has a national practice representing clients in white collar criminal and civil litigation in both federal and state courts across the country. His experience includes representing individuals and companies in high stakes cases, including everything from health care fraud, securities fraud, bank fraud, and violations of federal foreign sanctions laws on the criminal side, to breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraudulent transfer of assets on the civil side....
Charles Ray Johnson Jr
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(713) 222-7577 815 Walker Street #1047
Houston, TX 77002
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Charles R. Johnson, Jr., is a Criminal Lawyer based in Downtown Houston, Texas with offices conveniently located in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio. The Charles Johnson Law Firm specializes in Criminal Defense. Houston Criminal Lawyer Charles Johnson will travel to any state court in the State of Texas and to any Federal Court in the United States of America to fight for your freedom. The Charles Johnson Law Firm understands how to fight these charges and will work hard to help minimize any potential consequences. With so much at stake, you will want experienced legal counsel representing you. When you or a loved...
Alex Wathen
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(888) 305-1919 1400 Broadfield
Suite 200
Houston, TX 77084
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
University of Minnesota Law School
I provide bankruptcy solutions for consumers and business primarily in the greater Houston area but also in other parts of Texas and the rest of the United States. I also represent clients nationwide in federal appeals.
Rand Mintzer
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(713) 862-8880 1017 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77008
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Nursing Home and White Collar Crime
South Texas College Of Law
Rand Mintzer Attorney at Law is a Houston criminal attorney with over 30 years trial experience with civil cases and criminal matters ranging from DWI to capital murder in addition to a small number of select personal injury cases.
Tad Nelson
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(713) 489-7373 405 Main St
#840
Houston, TX 77002
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Owner of a boutique criminal and DWI defense firm that lives by the saying, "Big city experience, small town values." A firm that is more concerned with it's clients, our client's family, and our client's peace of mind during the process than the fee the client pays. It is a privilege to represent our clients in court and protect their rights. We also serve our clients in family and divorce law. Houston DWI Lawyer Tad A. Nelson.
Matthew Tyson
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(713) 869-7474 1004 Prairie St. #300
Houston, TX 77002
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Texas Tech University School of Law
Dane Michael Johnson
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(713) 222-0400 1017 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77008
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law and DWI
Fred Dahr
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(713) 487-7575 405 Main Street
Suite 900
Houston, TX 77010
Criminal, Appeals, DWI and White Collar Crime
University of Texas - Austin
Fred Dahr is a Houston-based criminal lawyer who represents clients in criminal litigations from misdemeanors and felonies to appeals, writs of Habeas Corpus, and clearing record cases in state and federal courts. He has won dismissals or acquittals for clients charged with different assault cases, aggravated robbery, driving while intoxicated, possession of a controlled substance, theft, and unlawful carrying of a weapon.
Jodi H. Kauachi
PREMIUM

Texas Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience

South Texas College Of LawTexas
View Profile
Brian Russell Cain
PREMIUM

Texas Criminal Law Lawyer

Seton Hall University School of LawTexas
View Profile
Lawyer Rating
Years of Experience
Language
Fees
Profile Strength

Criminal Lawyers in Nearby Cities

Criminal Lawyers in Nearby Counties

Houston Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Texas Civil Rights Project
(832) 767-3650
Houston , TX


Texas Defender Service
(713) 222-7788
Houston, TX

Show More

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.