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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 Harris County, 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 Harris County, 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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Matt Horak

Matt Horak
Horak Law
1790 Hughes Landing Blvd #400
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Call 713-225-8000
Matt Horak has been practicing criminal law in Texas for more than a decade. He began his career as a former Assistant District Attorney for... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Matt Horak
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
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Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association
Matt Horak
Member
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National College for DUI Defense
Matt Horak
Member
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Matt Horak
Member

Brian A Benken

Brian A Benken
Benken Law
3515 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77004
Call 713-223-4051
Licensed private investigator and esteemed criminal defense attorney serving Harris County.... read more >
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Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association
Brian A Benken
Member

Edward A Mallett

Edward A Mallett
Mallett Saper Berg, LLP
4306 Yoakum Blvd Suite 400
Houston, TX 77006
Licensed for 50 years, Edward A Mallett is a White Collar Crime and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of ... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Edward A Mallett
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Tyler Flood

Tyler Flood
Flood Lewis & Associates, Inc.
2019 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
Licensed for 19 years, Tyler Flood is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Tyler Flood
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Doug Murphy

Doug Murphy
Doug Murphy Law Firm, P.C.
902 Heights Boulevard
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 21 years, Doug Murphy is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Southern... read more >
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National College for DUI Defense
Doug Murphy
Board Certified Specialist in DUI Defense Law

Mark Ryan Thiessen

Mark Ryan Thiessen
Thiessen Law Firm
1221 Studewood
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 17 years, Mark Ryan Thiessen is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >
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National College for DUI Defense
Mark Ryan Thiessen
Board Certified Specialist in DUI Defense Law

Terri R Zimmermann

Terri R Zimmermann
Zimmermann Lavine & Zimmermann, P.C.
770 S Post Oak Ln Ste 620
Houston, TX 77056
Licensed for 28 years, Terri R Zimmermann is a Sex Crimes and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Georgetown University Law Center... read more >
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National Board of Trial Advocacy
Terri R Zimmermann
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Grant Matthew Scheiner

Grant Matthew Scheiner
Scheiner Law Group, P.C.
2211 Norfolk St Suite 735
Houston, TX 77098
Licensed for 28 years, Grant Matthew Scheiner is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Grant Matthew Scheiner
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Tad A Nelson

Tad A Nelson
The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates
1221 Studewood St
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 29 years, Tad A Nelson is a Drug Crimes and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley ... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Tad A Nelson
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Richard Keith Oliver

Richard Keith Oliver
Rick Oliver Attorney at Law
1221 Studewood St Ste 205
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 13 years, Richard Keith Oliver is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Richard Keith Oliver
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Neal Andrew Davis

Neal Andrew Davis
Neal Davis Law Firm, PLLC
1545 Heights Blvd Suite 700
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 21 years, Neal Andrew Davis is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Neal Andrew Davis
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Jim E Lavine

Jim E Lavine
Zimmermann Lavine & Zimmermann, P.C.
770 S Post Oak Ln Ste 620
Houston, TX 77056
Licensed for 40 years, Jim E Lavine is a White Collar Crime and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law... read more >

Ned William Barnett

Ned William Barnett
The Law Offices of Ned Barnett
8441 Gulf Fwy Ste 210
Houston, TX 77017
Licensed for 33 years, Ned William Barnett is a Sex Crimes and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Ned William Barnett
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Greg Gladden

Greg Gladden
Law Office of Greg Gladden
3017 Houston Avenue
Houston, TX 77009
Licensed for 42 years, Greg Gladden is a Criminal Defense and Civil Rights lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Sout... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Greg Gladden
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Wayne T Hill

Wayne T Hill
Hill Law Firm
4615 Southwest Fwy #600
Houston, TX 77027
Licensed for 42 years, Wayne T Hill is a Juvenile Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Wayne T Hill
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Joshua S Hill

Joshua S Hill
4615 SouthWest Fwy Suite 600
Houston, TX 77027
Licensed for 15 years, Joshua S Hill is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Joshua S Hill
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Jed Ross Silverman

Jed Ross Silverman
The Law Offices of Jed Silverman
1221 Studewood St 200
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 21 years, Jed Ross Silverman is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas S... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Jed Ross Silverman
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Jack B Zimmermann

Jack B Zimmermann
Zimmermann Lavine & Zimmermann, P.C.
770 S Post Oak Ln Ste 620
Houston, TX 77056
Licensed for 45 years, Jack B Zimmermann is a Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas Schoo... read more >

Mario Madrid

Mario Madrid
Madrid Law Firm
440 Louisiana St 1225
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 24 years, Mario Madrid is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Mario Madrid
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Frank C. Powell

Frank C. Powell
Evans & Powell, PLLC
430 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007
Frank C. Powell is a DUI / DWI and Appellate Law lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >
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W Troy McKinney

W Troy McKinney
Schneider & McKinney, P.C.
440 Louisiana St Ste 800
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 34 years, W Troy McKinney is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Dick Deguerin

Dick Deguerin
DeGuerin & Dickson
1018 Preston St Fl 7
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 55 years, Dick Deguerin is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Jordan E. Lewis

Jordan E. Lewis
Flood Lewis & Associates, Inc.
2019 Washington Avenue
Houston, TX 77007
Licensed for 12 years, Jordan E. Lewis is a Marijuana Law and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >
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Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association
Jordan E. Lewis
Member

John Thomas Floyd III

John Thomas Floyd III
John T. Floyd Law Firm
The Kirby Mansion
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 26 years, John Thomas Floyd III is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
John Thomas Floyd III
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Stanley G Schneider

Stanley G Schneider
Schneider & McKinney, P.C.
440 Louisiana St Ste 800
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 46 years, Stanley G Schneider is a Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University Schoo... read more >

Tyrone C Moncriffe

Tyrone C Moncriffe
Tyrone C. Moncriffe & Associates
1001 Texas St Ste 720
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 37 years, Tyrone C Moncriffe is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Te... read more >

Kyle Sampson

Kyle Sampson
Sampson & Bove, LLC
917 Franklin St Ste 310
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 24 years, Kyle Sampson is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >

Mark W Bennett

Mark W Bennett
Bennett & Bennett, Houston Criminal Defense Lawyers
917 Franklin St FL 4
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 25 years, Mark W Bennett is a Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Mark W Bennett
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

James Gary Sullivan

James Gary Sullivan
James Sullivan and Associates
12345 Jones Rd., Suite 288
Houston, TX 77070
Licensed for 26 years, James Gary Sullivan is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
James Gary Sullivan
Board Certified Specialist in Juvenile Law

David Richard Bires

David Richard Bires
David R. Bires
3714 Audubon Pl
Houston, TX 77006
Licensed for 49 years, David Richard Bires is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of L... read more >

Matthew Alford

Matthew Alford
Matt Alford Law
917 Franklin Street Suite 600
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 29 years, Matthew Alford is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Matthew Alford
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Paul C Looney

Paul C Looney
Looney & Conrad, P.C.
11767 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079
Licensed for 30 years, Paul C Looney is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >
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Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association
Paul C Looney
Member

Robert O W Pelton

Robert O W Pelton
Pelton Law Offices
4001 N Shepherd Dr Suite 110
Houston, TX 77018
Licensed for 45 years, Robert O W Pelton is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >
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Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association
Robert O W Pelton
Member,
Past President (1986)

Jeffrey Carl Brashear

Jeffrey Carl Brashear
410 West Grand Parkway South
Katy, TX 77494
Licensed for 13 years, Jeffrey Carl Brashear is a Criminal Defense and Alternative Dispute Resolution lawyer... read more >
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Jeffrey Carl Brashear
Member

Christian Carl Samuelson

Christian Carl Samuelson
The Samuelson Law Firm
955 Gemini St
Houston, TX 77058
Licensed for 23 years, Christian Carl Samuelson is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >
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Christian Carl Samuelson
Founding Member

Edward Mathew Hennessy

Edward Mathew Hennessy
Gerger Khalil Hennessy & McFarlane, LLP
1001 Fannin St Ste 2450
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 27 years, Edward Mathew Hennessy is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

George McCall "Mac" Secrest Jr

George McCall
Bennett & Secrest PLLC
1545 Heights Blvd Ste 800
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 43 years, George McCall "Mac" Secrest Jr is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended St. Mary's University Sc... read more >

Samuel D Adamo

Samuel D Adamo
Adamo & Adamo
3200 Travis St Fl 4
Houston, TX 77006
Licensed for 49 years, Samuel D Adamo is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

George J Parnham

George J Parnham
Parnham & Associates
440 Louisiana St Ste 200
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 51 years, George J Parnham is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Robert W. Eutsler

Robert W. Eutsler
Eutsler Law Firm
9219 Katy Fwy Ste 220
Houston, TX 77024
Licensed for 46 years, Robert W. Eutsler is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >
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Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association
Robert W. Eutsler
Member

Richard B Kuniansky

Richard B Kuniansky
Law offices of Richard B. Kuniansky
440 Louisiana St Ste 1440
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 32 years, Richard B Kuniansky is a Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Emory University School of ... read more >

Thomas Branton Mayr

Thomas Branton Mayr
Mayr Law, P.C.
5300 Memorial Dr Ste 750
Houston, TX 77007
Licensed for 18 years, Thomas Branton Mayr is a Criminal Defense and Seal or Expunge Criminal Record lawyer who attended South Texas Colleg... read more >

Kevin Michael Acevedo-Carlson

Kevin Michael Acevedo-Carlson
The Gonzalez Law Group, PLLC
8876 Gulf Fwy #420
Houston, TX 77017
Licensed for 7 years, Kevin Michael Acevedo-Carlson is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer who attended Universidad de Puerto Rico ... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Kevin Michael Acevedo-Carlson
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Brittany Lacayo

Brittany Lacayo
Lacayo Law Firm, PLLC
212 Stratford St.
Houston, TX 77006
Licensed for 10 years, Brittany Lacayo is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer... read more >
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Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association
Brittany Lacayo
Member

David A Breston

David A Breston
Law Office of David A. Breston
405 Main Street Suite 1050
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 23 years, David A Breston is a DUI / DWI and Sex Crimes lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >
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Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association
David A Breston
Member

Lisa Shapiro

Lisa Shapiro
Lisa Shapiro Strauss Attorney at Law
4545 Bissonnet St #293
Bellaire, TX 77401
Licensed for 23 years, Lisa Shapiro is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Allan N. Zamir

Allan N. Zamir
The Law Office of Shahin Zamir
405 S Main St, Houston, TX , USA
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 16 years, Allan N. Zamir is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >
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Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association
Allan N. Zamir
Member

William M Stradley

William M Stradley
Stradley Law Firm, PC
1545 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 30 years, William M Stradley is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Jason Luong

Jason Luong
The Law Office of Jason Luong, PLLC
1004 Prairie Street Suite 230
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 20 years, Jason Luong is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >
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Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association
Jason Luong
Member

Danny Karl Easterling

Danny Karl Easterling
Easterling & Easterling P.C.
1018 Preston St Fl 6
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 40 years, Danny Karl Easterling is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >
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The HCCLA was established in 1970 to support criminal defense attorneys practicing in Houston and Harris County, TX. Today the organization has grown to more than 400 members. The Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association provides networking opportunities and quality CLE seminars to its members. Many of the top local attorneys fighting to defend clients on misdemeanor and felony charges throughout Harris County, Texas, belong to this respected organization.


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