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TexasCriminal Defense Lawyers in Donna, Texas

The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Texas, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Texas should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Jonathan Gracia

Jonathan Gracia
The Gracia Law Firm
932 E Van Buren St
Brownsville, TX 78520
Call 956-504-2211
Jonathan Gracia is an experienced criminal defense attorney in Brownsville who also serves as a Justice of the Peace in Cameron County. Not ... read more >
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Richard Bruce Tharpe

Richard Bruce Tharpe
Bruce Tharpe Law Office
1120 E 10th St
Brownsville, TX 78520
Licensed for 32 years, Richard Bruce Tharpe is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Reynaldo M Merino

Reynaldo M Merino
Law Office of Reynaldo M. Merino
1012 Martin Ave Ste B
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 30 years, Reynaldo M Merino is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Johnathan Tracy Ball

Johnathan Tracy Ball
Attorney Johnathan Ball
7022 N 1st Ln
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 17 years, Johnathan Tracy Ball is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Jose A Esquivel Jr

Jose A Esquivel Jr
U.S. Attorneys Office
P.O. Box 3402
Brownsville, TX 78523
Licensed for 36 years, Jose A Esquivel Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Southern Univer... read more >

Norman E Mcinnis

Norman E Mcinnis
Sole Practitioner
821 Rio Grande Dr
Mission, TX 78572
Licensed for 33 years, Norman E Mcinnis is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Reynaldo G. Garza School of Law... read more >

Joseph A Connors III

Joseph A Connors III
Law Offices of Joseph A. Connors III
PO Box 5838
McAllen, TX 78501
Licensed for 48 years, Joseph A Connors III is a Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of L... read more >

Christopher Paul Cavazos

Christopher Paul Cavazos
The Christopher P. Cavazos Law Firm, PLLC
4417 N McColl Rd
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 12 years, Christopher Paul Cavazos is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of L... read more >

Edmund Keith Cyganiewicz

Edmund Keith Cyganiewicz
1000 E Madison St
Brownsville, TX 78520
Licensed for 41 years, Edmund Keith Cyganiewicz is a Criminal Appellate Law and Local Government Law lawyer who attended St. Mary's Univers... read more >

Carlos Andres Garcia

Carlos Andres Garcia
The Law Office of Carlos A. Garcia PLLC
1305 E Griffin Pkwy
Mission, TX 78572
Licensed for 16 years, Carlos Andres Garcia is a Criminal Appellate Law and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School... read more >

Robert J Salinas

Robert J Salinas
Law Office of Robert J. Salinas & Assoc.
2101 Wood Ave
Donna, TX 78537
Licensed for 16 years, Robert J Salinas is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Larry Logan Warner Sr

Larry Logan Warner Sr
Larry Warner, Attorney at law
513 E Jackson Ave Ste 301
Harlingen, TX 78550
Licensed for 48 years, Larry Logan Warner Sr is a Estate and Probate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas S... read more >

Julianna Andrea Sosa

Julianna Andrea Sosa
Sosa Law
680 E St. Charles, Suite 500
Brownsville, TX 78520
Licensed for 8 years, Julianna Andrea Sosa is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Louis Patino

Louis Patino
Patino Law Firm
1802 N 10th St
McAllen, TX 78501
Licensed for 9 years, Louis Patino is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas So... read more >

Dennis Ramirez

Dennis Ramirez
Law Office of Dennis Ramirez, PLLC
111 N 17th St Ste D
Donna, TX 78537
Licensed for 19 years, Dennis Ramirez is a Health Law and Real Estate Law lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Humberto Silva

Humberto Silva
Law Office of Humberto Silva
PO Box 2091
Donna, TX 78537
Licensed for 31 years, Humberto Silva is a Personal Injury and Business Law lawyer who attended The University of Iowa College of Law... read more >

Laura Martinez Barbosa

Laura Martinez Barbosa
Law Office of Laura Martinez Barbosa
PO Box 95
Edinburg, TX 78540
Licensed for 18 years, Laura Martinez Barbosa is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School o... read more >

Oscar Rene Flores

Oscar Rene Flores
O Rene Flores PC
208 W Cano St
Edinburg, TX 78539
Licensed for 22 years, Oscar Rene Flores is a Criminal Appellate Law and Estate and Probate Law lawyer who attended Creighton University Sc... read more >

Rolando Garza

Rolando Garza
310 W University Dr
Edinburg, TX 78539
Licensed for 23 years, Rolando Garza is a Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of L... read more >

Eric Samuel Jarvis

Eric Samuel Jarvis
Law Offices of Eric S. Jarvis, PC
5804 N 23rd St
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 22 years, Eric Samuel Jarvis is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Sofia Kamal

Sofia Kamal
100 N Closner Blvd Fl 5
Edinburg, TX 78539
Licensed for 17 years, Sofia Kamal is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Roel R Trevino

Roel R Trevino
1401 W Polk Ave
Pharr, TX 78577
Licensed for 45 years, Roel R Trevino is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Kelly K Mckinnis

Kelly K Mckinnis
3423 W Alberta Rd
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 38 years, Kelly K Mckinnis is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Michael James Rogers Jr

Michael James Rogers Jr
Rogers & Greehey, PLLC
502 W. University
Edinburg, TX 78539
Licensed for 6 years, Michael James Rogers Jr is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Aurelio Garza Jr

Aurelio Garza Jr
1208 S McColl Rd
Edinburg, TX 78539
Licensed for 12 years, Aurelio Garza Jr is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >

E Dale Robertson

E Dale Robertson
P O BOX 622
Olmito, TX 78575
Licensed for 45 years, E Dale Robertson is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >

Rene Alfonso Guerra

Rene Alfonso Guerra
semi-retired
1211 McKee Dr
Edinburg, TX 78539
Licensed for 46 years, Rene Alfonso Guerra is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Lennard Kemp Whittaker

Lennard Kemp Whittaker
Lennard K. Whittaker, Attorney
PO Box 720876
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 23 years, Lennard Kemp Whittaker is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Regent University School of Law... read more >

Lawrence A Walsh

Lawrence A Walsh
Lawrence A. Walsh, Law Offices
1000 E Van Buren St
Brownsville, TX 78520
Licensed for 42 years, Lawrence A Walsh is a Estate and Probate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School o... read more >

Maria Nereyda Morales-Martinez

Maria Nereyda Morales-Martinez
Nereyda Morales-Martinez, Attorney at Law
320 W University Dr
Edinburg, TX 78539
Licensed for 32 years, Maria Nereyda Morales-Martinez is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended The University of Texas Scho... read more >

Edna Herrera Dinsdale

Edna Herrera Dinsdale
Law Office of Edna Herrera Dinsdale
847 E Harrison St 2nd Floor
Brownsville, TX 78520
Licensed for 11 years, Edna Herrera Dinsdale is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Southern Uni... read more >

Gary Armand Ortega

Gary Armand Ortega
Law Office of Gary Ortega P.C.
424 E Jefferson St
Brownsville, TX 78520
Licensed for 33 years, Gary Armand Ortega is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Robert Julius Lerma

Robert Julius Lerma
1000 E Van Buren St
Brownsville, TX 78520
Licensed for 37 years, Robert Julius Lerma is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Lionel A Pena

Lionel A Pena
Law Offices of L Aron Pena
600 S Closner Blvd
Edinburg, TX 78539
Licensed for 61 years, Lionel A Pena is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Ricardo Coronado Jr

Ricardo Coronado Jr
Law Office of Ricardo Coronado Jr
1028 N Terry Rd
Edinburg, TX 78542
Licensed for 29 years, Ricardo Coronado Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Southern Unive... read more >

Alfonso Ricardo Flores

Alfonso Ricardo Flores
Law Office of A. Ricardo Flores
300 E Pecan Blvd
McAllen, TX 78501
Licensed for 20 years, Alfonso Ricardo Flores is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Southern Un... read more >

Jesus Tomas Garcia Jr

Jesus Tomas Garcia Jr
The Law Office of Jesus T. Garcia, Jr.
847 E Harrison St
Brownsville, TX 78520
Licensed for 14 years, Jesus Tomas Garcia Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Southern Uni... read more >

Richard H Garcia

Richard H Garcia
Garcia, Quintanilla & Palacios, Law Firm
5526 N 10th St
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 47 years, Richard H Garcia is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Southern Universi... read more >

William H Mcpherson

William H Mcpherson
Attorney at Law
1300 Hibiscus Ave
McAllen, TX 78501
Licensed for 43 years, William H Mcpherson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of South Carolina School of Law... read more >

Daniel Reyes

Daniel Reyes
Daniel R. Reyes Attorney at Law
4016 N 22nd St
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 30 years, Daniel Reyes is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >

Leonardo Rincones Jr

Leonardo Rincones Jr
Law Office of Leonardo Rincones, Jr.
854 E Van Buren St
Brownsville, TX 78520
Licensed for 21 years, Leonardo Rincones Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Southern Univ... read more >

Yolanda D Urbina

Yolanda D Urbina
Law Office of Yolanda Jurado-Gesswein
P.O. Box 3007
Edinburg, TX 78540
Licensed for 41 years, Yolanda D Urbina is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Iowa College of Law... read more >

Robert Wells Jr

Robert Wells Jr
United States Attorney's Office
1701 W U.S. Hwy 83 Ste 600
McAllen, TX 78577
Licensed for 30 years, Robert Wells Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Southern Universit... read more >

James Robert Young Jr

James Robert Young Jr
Jim Young, Attorney at Law
1018 E Tyler Ave
Harlingen, TX 78550
Licensed for 15 years, James Robert Young Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Carlos Moctezuma Garcia

Carlos Moctezuma Garcia
Garcia & Garcia, Attorneys at Law P.L.L.C.
PO Box 4545
McAllen, TX 78502
Licensed for 13 years, Carlos Moctezuma Garcia is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Seattle University Scho... read more >

Daniel Quirino Longoria

Daniel Quirino Longoria
Longoria Law Firm
4610 S Closner Blvd
Edinburg, TX 78539
Licensed for 15 years, Daniel Quirino Longoria is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Te... read more >

Adolfo Alvarez Jr

Adolfo Alvarez Jr
4409 N McColl Rd
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 37 years, Adolfo Alvarez Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Oscar De la Fuente Jr

Oscar De la Fuente Jr
501 E Tyler Ave
Harlingen, TX 78550
Licensed for 34 years, Oscar De la Fuente Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Juan Angel Guerra

Juan Angel Guerra
1407 Stuart Place Rd b
Harlingen, TX 78552
Licensed for 31 years, Juan Angel Guerra is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Reynaldo G. Garza School of Law... read more >

Ruben Herrera

Ruben Herrera
37 W Elizabeth St
Brownsville, TX 78520
Licensed for 20 years, Ruben Herrera is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Southern University... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Criminal Defense Certification

TBLS Board Certification in Criminal Law - The Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) certifies lawyers as specialists in Criminal Law if they have substantial experience, involvement, competence, and training in this specialty area of practice.


The TBLS defines the term "criminal law" to include "misdemeanor and felony crimes, arrest, detention, plea bargains, jury and non-jury trials (for individuals 17 years of age or older)."



Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

TCDLA has a proud history of supporting and educating criminal defense lawyers in the the state while advocating for the rights of the accused. Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in Texas are active within this organization.


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