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TexasCriminal Defense Lawyers in Hidalgo County, 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 Hidalgo 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 Hidalgo 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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Reynaldo M Merino

Reynaldo M Merino
Law Office of Reynaldo M. Merino
1012 Martin Ave Ste B
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 29 years, Reynaldo M Merino is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Reynaldo M Merino
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Joseph A Connors III

Joseph A Connors III
PO Box 5838 3219 N McColl Rd Ste 5838
McAllen, TX 78501
Licensed for 47 years, Joseph A Connors III is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of ... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Joseph A Connors III
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Johnathan Tracy Ball

Johnathan Tracy Ball
Attorney Johnathan Ball
7022 N 1st Ln
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 16 years, Johnathan Tracy Ball is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Johnathan Tracy Ball
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Carlos Andres Garcia

Carlos Andres Garcia
The Law Office of Carlos A. Garcia
1305 E Griffin Pkwy
Mission, TX 78572
Licensed for 15 years, Carlos Andres Garcia is a Federal Crimes and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Carlos Andres Garcia
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Christopher Cavazos

Christopher Cavazos
The Christopher P. Cavazos Law Firm, PLLC
4417 N McColl Rd
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 11 years, Christopher Cavazos is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >
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tcdla
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Christopher Cavazos
Member

Maria Nereyda Morales-Martinez

Maria Nereyda Morales-Martinez
1112 S McColl Rd Suite 1
Edinburg, TX 78539
Licensed for 31 years, Maria Nereyda Morales-Martinez is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jason Charles Honeycutt

Jason Charles Honeycutt
Licensed for 17 years, Jason Charles Honeycutt is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended Baylor Law School... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Jason Charles Honeycutt
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Dr. Louis Patino

Dr. Louis Patino
Patino Law Firm
1802 N 10th St
McAllen, TX 78501
Licensed for 8 years, Dr. Louis Patino is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texa... read more >

Rolando Garza

Rolando Garza
310 W University Dr
Edinburg, TX 78539
Licensed for 22 years, Rolando Garza is a Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of L... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Rolando Garza
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Cornelia A Hartman

Cornelia A Hartman
123 San Augustine
Center, TX 78541
Licensed for 30 years, Cornelia A Hartman is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Laura Martinez Barbosa

Laura Martinez Barbosa
Law Office of Laura Martinez Barbosa
PO Box 95
Edinburg, TX 78540
Licensed for 17 years, Laura Martinez Barbosa is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer... read more >

Oscar Rodolfo Alvarez

Oscar Rodolfo Alvarez
Oscar R. Alvarez, Attorney at Law
512 W Expy 83
McAllen, TX 78501
Licensed for 18 years, Oscar Rodolfo Alvarez is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Renee Marie Rodriguez-Betancourt

Renee Marie Rodriguez-Betancourt
Renee Rodriguez-Betancourt, P.L.L.C
2724 W Canton Rd
Edinburg, TX 78539
Licensed for 14 years, Renee Marie Rodriguez-Betancourt is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Eric Samuel Jarvis

Eric Samuel Jarvis
Law Offices of Eric S. Jarvis, PC
2109 Scout Ln
Mission, TX 78572
Licensed for 21 years, Eric Samuel Jarvis is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joe Edd Boaz

Joe Edd Boaz
1102 11th St.
Anson, TX 78501
Licensed for 46 years, Joe Edd Boaz is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Sofia Kamal

Sofia Kamal
1615 S Closner Blvd Suite B
Edinburg, TX 78539
Licensed for 16 years, Sofia Kamal is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Andy Nogueras-Castro

Andy Nogueras-Castro
3904 W Violet Ave
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 14 years, Andy Nogueras-Castro is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Roel R Trevino

Roel R Trevino
1401 W Polk Ave
Pharr, TX 78577
Licensed for 44 years, Roel R Trevino is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kelly K Mckinnis

Kelly K Mckinnis
3423 W Alberta Rd
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 37 years, Kelly K Mckinnis is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Michael James Rogers Jr

Michael James Rogers Jr
Rogers & Greehey, PLLC
502 W. University
Edinburg, TX 78539
Licensed for 5 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
5123 N McColl Rd
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 11 years, Aurelio Garza Jr is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >
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Texas Bar College
Aurelio Garza Jr
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Lionel A Pena

Lionel A Pena
Law Offices of L Aron Pena
600 S Closner Blvd
Edinburg, TX 78539
Licensed for 60 years, Lionel A Pena is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Ricardo Coronado

Ricardo Coronado
Law Office of Ricardo Coronado Jr
1028 N Terry Rd
Edinburg, TX 78542
Licensed for 28 years, Ricardo Coronado is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Southern Univer... read more >

Alfonso Ricardo Flores

Alfonso Ricardo Flores
Law Office of A. Ricardo Flores
300 E Pecan Blvd
McAllen, TX 78501
Licensed for 19 years, Alfonso Ricardo Flores is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Southern Un... read more >

Richard H Garcia

Richard H Garcia
Garcia, Quintanilla & Palacios, Law Firm
5526 N 10th St
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 46 years, Richard H Garcia is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Southern Univer... read more >

Rene Alfonso Guerra

Rene Alfonso Guerra
semi-retired
1211 McKee Dr
Edinburg, TX 78539
Licensed for 45 years, Rene Alfonso Guerra is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Daniel Reyes

Daniel Reyes
Daniel R. Reyes Attorney at Law
4016 N 22nd St
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 29 years, Daniel Reyes is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >

Beth Lindner Thaddeus

Beth Lindner Thaddeus
Fanaff, Hoagland & Gonzales
200 S 10th St Ste 501
McAllen, TX 78501
Licensed for 16 years, Beth Lindner Thaddeus is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Manuel Manuel Trigo

Manuel Manuel Trigo
Manuel Trigo Jr Atty
805 E Jackson Ave
McAllen, TX 78501
Licensed for 42 years, Manuel Manuel Trigo is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Yolanda D Urbina

Yolanda D Urbina
Law Office of Yolanda Jurado-Gesswein
P.O. Box 3007
Edinburg, TX 78540
Licensed for 40 years, Yolanda D Urbina is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Iowa College of Law... read more >

Robert Wells

Robert Wells
United States Attorney's Office
1701 US-83 Ste 600
Penitas, TX 78576
Licensed for 29 years, Robert Wells is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Southern Univer... read more >

Lennard Kemp Whittaker

Lennard Kemp Whittaker
Lennard K. Whittaker, Attorney
PO Box 720876
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 22 years, Lennard Kemp Whittaker is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Regent University School of Law... read more >

Toni Trevino

Toni Trevino
1701 W. Hwy 83, Suite 600
Mcallen, TX 78501
Toni Trevino is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Adolfo Alvarez

Adolfo Alvarez
4409 N McColl Rd
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 36 years, Adolfo Alvarez is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

William H Mcpherson

William H Mcpherson
1300 W Hibiscus Ave
McAllen, TX 78501
Licensed for 42 years, William H Mcpherson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of South Carolina School of Law... read more >

Graciela Maldonado Munoz

Graciela Maldonado Munoz
Graciela Maldonado Munoz Attorney at Law
2913 N 25th St
McAllen, TX 78501
Licensed for 30 years, Graciela Maldonado Munoz is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Washington College of Law - American University... read more >

Mario Ramirez

Mario Ramirez
511 W University Dr
Edinburg, TX 78539
Licensed for 34 years, Mario Ramirez is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Mauro Barreiro

Mauro Barreiro
3603 W Alberta Rd
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 33 years, Mauro Barreiro is a Criminal Defense and Seal or Expunge Criminal Record lawyer... 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 12 years, Carlos Moctezuma Garcia is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer... read more >
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Carlos Moctezuma Garcia
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Daniel Quirino Longoria

Daniel Quirino Longoria
Longoria Law Firm
4610 S Closner Blvd
Edinburg, TX 78539
Licensed for 14 years, Daniel Quirino Longoria is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Pilar Pete Espinosa

Pilar Pete Espinosa
Espinosa Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
4300 N McColl Rd
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 15 years, Pilar Pete Espinosa is a Criminal Defense and Administrative Law lawyer... read more >
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Texas Bar College
Pilar Pete Espinosa
Member

Alejandro Aguirre Montelongo

Alejandro Aguirre Montelongo
Aguirre Montelongo PLLC
4610 S Closner Blvd
Edinburg, TX 78539
Licensed for 13 years, Alejandro Aguirre Montelongo is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer... read more >

David R Gorena

David R Gorena
Attorney at Law
420 W University Dr
Edinburg, TX 78539
Licensed for 39 years, David R Gorena is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Pamela Sue Alexander

Pamela Sue Alexander
Ahmed, Alexander & Molina LLP
4009 Sugar Rd
Edinburg, TX 78539
Licensed for 11 years, Pamela Sue Alexander is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Pamela Sue Alexander
Member

Daniel Robert Santos

Daniel Robert Santos
Law Office of Daniel Santos, P.C.
605 E Violet Ave Ste 3
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 18 years, Daniel Robert Santos is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer... read more >

Crispin Cj Quintanilla III

Crispin Cj Quintanilla III
Garcia, Quintanilla & Palacios
5526 N 10th St
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 30 years, Crispin Cj Quintanilla III is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer... read more >

Hugo Eloy Pina

Hugo Eloy Pina
Law Offices of Hugo Pina
801 W Nolana Ave Ste 100
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 17 years, Hugo Eloy Pina is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer... read more >

Marco Antonio De Luna

Marco Antonio De Luna
Law Office of Marco A. De Luna
5804 N 23rd St
McAllen, TX 78504
Licensed for 12 years, Marco Antonio De Luna is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Michael Vincent Walker

Michael Vincent Walker
Licensed for 10 years, Michael Vincent Walker is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Baylor Law School... read more >

Christopher Ryan Brasure

Christopher Ryan Brasure
Brasure Law Firm, PLLC
135 Paseo Del Prado Ste 32
Edinburg, TX 78539
Licensed for 18 years, Christopher Ryan Brasure is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer... 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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