Houston, Texas Criminal Lawyers

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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.

Dustan Neyland
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience

Dustan O. Neyland is a passionate and experienced criminal defense attorney who aggressively fights for the rights of his clients. Dustan is a partner and attorney at Greco Neyland, PC, which represents clients... Read More »
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Paul Harty Doyle
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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. Read More »
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Herman Martinez
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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 individuals accused of a... Read More »
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Ron Voyles
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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. Read More »
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Trevor Sharon
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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. Read More »
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Dustan Neyland
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(713) 972-1100 701 N Post Oak Rd
#425
Houston, TX 77024
Free ConsultationHouston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and White Collar Crime
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Dustan O. Neyland is a passionate and experienced criminal defense attorney who aggressively fights for the rights of his clients. Dustan is a partner and attorney at Greco Neyland, PC, which represents clients throughout the Houston Metropolitan Area and the State of Texas. Dustan is passionate about making sure the rights of his clients are heard. He believes each person deserves fair treatment, and he works to ensure each client has a fair chance. He represents people in a variety of criminal defense cases, including DWI, drug charges, white collar charges, terrorism charges and weapons offenses. ...
Daniel Allen Krieger
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 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...
Paul Looney
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(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...
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 7 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...
Franklin G. Bynum
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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
Amir Tavakkoli
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(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.
Eric Joe Benavides
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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...
MacKenzie Alexander Dunham
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(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...
George Napier
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(713) 470-4097 440 Louisiana St.
Houston, TX 77002
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law and DWI
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
George Napier is a Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston, Texas. If you are facing serious criminal charges, you will want George on your team.

George has the experience to tell it like it is! George first gained experience while in law school at Louisiana State University. There he interned in the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s office and for the Harris County District Attorney’s office. Following law school, George worked for the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office as an Assistant District Attorney and Chief Prosecutor. George handled every misdemeanor case in the book including Driving While Intoxicated, Possession of Controlled...
Jonathan Dennis Stephenson
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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.
Amir Tavakkoli
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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 Harris County... Read More »
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Bill Pattillo
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Texas Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 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 experience and... Read More »
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Herman Martinez
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(713) 242-1779 2617 Canal st
No. 1
Houston, TX 77003
Free ConsultationHouston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
Criminal, 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...
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
• 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.
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Kenneth Mitchell
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(832) 286-4807 5206 Cypress Creek Pkwy
Suite #105
Houston, TX 77069
Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
Criminal and DWI
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.
M. Irene Wilson
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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 Ray Alston
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 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.
Cory J.H. Crenshaw
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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
Omar Isam Saman
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(713) 521-9955 202 Travis Street, Ste 309
Houston, TX 77002
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Personal Injury
South Texas College Of Law
Since 2003, Omar Saman, P.C. has been the choice of residents throughout Harris County when they need a Houston criminal defense lawyer. With over 15 years of legal experience and an Avvo Clients’ Choice Award in 2018, you can count on Mr. Saman to stand up for your rights and help you avoid a criminal conviction. Whether you were charged with DWI or a violent crime, call their firm today to get started planning your legal defense and avoid a criminal conviction. Mr. Saman remains available by phone 24/7, so you will always have the information you need to feel...
Mark Anthony Morasch
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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...
Collin Evans
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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...
Clay S. Conrad
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(281) 597-8818 11767 Katy Freeway
Ste. 740
Houston, TX 77079
Free ConsultationHouston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
Criminal, Appeals and DWI
University of Texas - Austin
Professional Summary
Experienced appellate and criminal defense counsel with accomplished background in State and Federal litigation. Over twenty years of experience in both whitecollar and blue-collar cases ranging from State misdemeanors to Federal felonies.

Education
University of Texas School of Law,
J.D., cum laude – 1995

Academic Publications
Yes: Juries Can and Should Correct the Overly Broad use of Criminal
Sanctions, in W.R. Palacios, P.F. Cromwell, R.G. Dunham, ed., Crime and Justice in America: Present Realities and Future Prospects, Prentice Hall,
2002

Jury Nullification: The Evolution of a Doctrine (Carolina Academic Press, 1998) 334 pages.

Professional...
Anthony Ray Segura
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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. Read More »
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Jodi H. Kauachi
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Texas Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

South Texas College Of LawTexas
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Tristan Nicolas LeGrande
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 10 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...
John S. Edwards Jr.
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(713) 860-1600 711 Louisiana
Suite 2150
Houston, TX 77002
Criminal, Appeals, Business and Personal Injury
University of Virginia School of Law
John S. “Jack” Edwards, Jr. offers his clients a broad-based trial and appellate practice, handling a wide variety of civil and criminal matters in state and federal courts throughout the country. He has represented clients in antitrust, contracts, copyright, First Amendment, fraud, insurance coverage, landlord-tenant, preemption, product liability, trade secrets, toxic tort, and wrongful death cases. His criminal experience includes the representation of companies in response to state and federal grand jury subpoenas involving fraud and copyright violations. His appellate experience includes the representation of a civil rights group in seeking certiorari from the U.S. Supreme Court on a First...
Matt Horak
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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
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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.

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John T. Floyd
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 25 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...
Israel Garcia Jr
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(713) 926-0516 1515 S/Sgt. Macario Garcia Drive
Houston, TX 77011
Criminal, DWI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Born and raised in Austin, Texas. I now consider myself a Houstonite. I love Houston, would never live anywhere else. I love the outdoors. I play Tennis regularly, watch a lot of College Baseball, Jog regularly. I carry my Tennis Racket and my Tennis shoes everywhere I go! Always up for it!
Eddie Gomez
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(713) 653-3867 1001 Texas Ave.
Suite 250
Houston, TX 77002
Criminal, Business and Collections
University of Houston Law Center
Eddie L. Gomez is the founder and president of Eddie Gomez, P.C. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003 with a B.B.A. in International Business, and earned his J.D. in 2006 from the University of Houston Law Center. Mr. Gomez has represented clients throughout the State of Texas in matters ranging from consumer litigation to criminal defense. Mr. Gomez is also licensed to practice law in the State of Nevada.
Tyler Ashley Flood
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(713) 224-5529 405 Main St
#800
Houston, TX 77002
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
South Texas College Of Law
Tyler graduated from the famous trial lawyer- law school South Texas College of Law. He played college baseball before attending Texas A&M University and Texas State University where he received a B. S. in Psychology. Tyler is a native Houstonian – born in Sharpstown. Tyler is married to Aimee and has 2 sons, Senator & March. They reside in Houston.
Dane Michael Johnson
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(713) 222-0400 1017 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77008
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law and DWI
Ned Barnett
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 32 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...
J. Kurt Bouillion
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(832) 396-0099 11821 East Freeway, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77029
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
South Texas College of Law
Personal Injury, Divorce, Criminal Defense, Probate, Family Law
There is no second place in litigation.
I have one goal: to work tirelessly toward successful resolutions for you. My professional life has taught me that communication and caring is paramount to building trusting relationships with your customers. For many, litigation is an unfamiliar and scary process. My career as an insurance claims adjuster showed me that my clients, whether individuals or small businesses, most feared the unknown and needed communication for comfort during the process. I discovered that the more they were...
Tracy McNeill Pullan
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Texas Criminal Law Attorney with 16 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 six years of... Read More »
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Brian Russell Cain
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Texas Criminal Law Lawyer

Seton Hall University School of LawTexas
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Charles August Banker III
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(713) 227-4100 405 Main St
Suite 910
Houston, TX 77002
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
The University of Houston Law Center and Universidad Panamericana
Charles A. Banker, III
Mr. Banker is a Board-Certified Specialist in Criminal Law with over 30 years of legal experience. He is dedicated to the best interest and well-being of those he represents, and with whom he is a true “Brother in Arms.” As such, he advocates for the success of his clients in courts of law all over Texas and the United States.
A native Texan, Mr. Banker graduated with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin and received his Law degree (J.D.) from the University of Houston Law Center. In between these degrees, Mr. Banker achieved a Master’s degree...
Fred Dahr
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 15 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.
Paul Harty Doyle
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(713) 228-9200 440 Louisiana St
#2300
Houston, TX 77002
Criminal, DWI and Juvenile
The University of Texas School of Law and University of Tulsa School of Law - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Since Paul entered private practice, his results have been outstanding. Paul spent close to 7 years as a prosecutor and gained valuable experience. This experience provides Paul the ability to approach prosecutors in the most effective manner. Further, Paul boasts a reputation among prosecutors that he is unafraid to go to trial if the client is not getting the desired result. Paul's approach and reputation with the prosecutors have produced a staggering number of dismissals. However, there are cases where trial is the only option and Paul loves the challenge of convincing a jury to do the right thing.

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Samuel Adamo
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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...
Gary Schaffer Miller
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(713) 866-6233 440 Louisiana St Ste 900
Houston, TX 77002
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
University of Arkansas - Little Rock
Gary S Miller is a Houston criminal defense attorney specializing in the defense of all types of cases including drug possessions, assaults and batteries, DWI and DUI, prostitution and theft.
Brandon Raymond Cammack
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(713) 300-9291 4265 San Felipe Street
Suite 1100
Houston, TX 77027
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
University of Houston - Main Campus
Persistent. Results Driven. Award Winning.

Nationally ranked as one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Lawyers under 40, Brandon has saved countless people from all walks of life during the scariest times in their lives – being arrested and charged with a crime.

Brandon received his formal education from the University of Houston, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with Honors and his Juris Doctorate. During his time at the University of Houston, Brandon gained recognition and membership from our nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective academic honor’s fraternity, Phi Kappa Phi. Brandon became interested in Criminal and Constitutional...
James Gary Sullivan
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 25 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,...
Natalie Celeste Fleming
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(888) 529-0018 1345 Campbell Road
Suite 100
Houston, TX 77055
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South Texas College Of Law
Former Judge Natalie C. Fleming has been practicing law in Houston for 30 years. Twice elected as Judge, Harris County Criminal Court at Law, she has extensive experience handling criminal matters. She also has an active personal injury practice.
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Houston, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(713) 224-4040 405 Main St
Suite 1050
Houston, TX 77002
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and Immigration
University of Texas Law School
At the David A. Breston Law Office in Houston, we have represented over 3000 clients in the field of criminal defense. From DWI to drug crimes and white collar crime, regardless of the offense, we believe that everyone deserves fair representation. Contact our office today for a free consultation and see how we can protect your rights.
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J. Reid Perry, Attorney at Law, has been providing legal representation services for over 17 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...
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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.