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Eric J. Benavides

Eric J. Benavides


DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense Lawyer
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Benavides & Serrano, PLLC
Houston, TX

About Eric J. Benavides

Attorney Biography

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 Not Guilty verdicts to his name, many No Bills, and countless dismissals. Mr. Benavides has been named one of the Top Lawyers in Houston, TX by Houstonia magazine, and has earned a perfect 10.0 rating on AVVO, where he currently has a 100% review rating by former clients. This recognition has also earned him the AVVO Client Choice award on multiple occasions.

Mr. Benavides took the additional time and classes to become certified to perform the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. This gives him the benefit of having the same training that the officers who arrest his clients took. It is a step not many lawyers take, and essential in "Being More Prepared Than Your Opposition".

Mr. Benavides earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas and his Juris Doctorate from the Texas Tech University School of Law.

Mr. Benavides was born and raised in Kingsville, TX, where he was the Valedictorian of Academy High School.


Practice Areas

 
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving (29%)
 
Criminal Defense (22%)
 
Immigration Law (15%)
 
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record (14%)
 
Domestic Violence (14%)
 
Juvenile Defense (6%)
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Résumé - Eric J. Benavides

Bar Licenses

Texas State Bar
Texas
Member in Good Standing
2008

Work Experience

Benavides & Serrano, PLLC
2011

Law Office of David A. Breston
20082011

University of Houston Immigration Clinic
20072008

Jones & Granger
20062007

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Education

Texas Tech University School of Law
Texas Tech University School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence
2008

University of Texas - Austin
Bachelor of Science
2004

University of Texas - Austin
Business Foundations Mnr
2004

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Associations

National College for DUI Defense
Member
National College for DUI Defense
2014

Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association
Board Member
Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association
2009

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
2009

Member
American Immigration Lawyers Assocaition
2014

Member
U.S. Southern District of Texas
2009

Member
Houston Young Lawyers Association
2008

Member
College of the State Bar of Texas
2008

Member
State Bar of Texas
2008

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Awards & Recognitions

Top Lawyers in Houston
Houstonian Magazine
2017

Top Lawyers in Houston
Houstonian Magazine
2015

Certified in Standard Field Sobriety Testing
Platt & associates
2014

Client Choice Award
AVVO
2014

Top Contributor
AVVO
2014

Client Choice Award
AVVO
2013

Graduate
Texas Criminal Trial College
2011

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Federal Court Admissions

U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of Texas

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Contact Eric J. Benavides

Eric J. Benavides
Benavides & Serrano, PLLC
2180 North Loop West STE: 310
Houston, TX 77018
www.ericbenavides.com
Office: 713-222-2828

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Bar Membership Information

Texas Bar Membership -

Eric J. Benavides - Membership information with The State Bar of Texas - Find more information about Eric J. Benavides on The State Bar of Texas website including status and disciplinary history.


Nonprofit Organizations

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.


National College for DUI Defense, Inc. -

The NCDD is the largest non-profit, professional organization of criminal defense attorneys focused specifically on defending DUI / DWI and drunk driving related criminal charges throughout the United States and Canada.



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