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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 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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Matt Horak

Matt Horak
Horak Law
5300 Memorial Dr #750 A
Houston, TX 77007
Call 713-225-8000
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Matt Horak
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Matt Horak
Member
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National College for DUI Defense
Matt Horak
Member
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Matt Horak
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Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association
Matt Horak
Member

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 >

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

Doug Murphy

Doug Murphy
Doug Murphy Law Firm, P.C.
902 Heights Boulevard
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 22 years, Doug Murphy is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Southern... read more >

Mark Ryan Thiessen

Mark Ryan Thiessen
Thiessen Law Firm
1221 Studewood
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 18 years, Mark Ryan Thiessen is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Edward A Mallett

Edward A Mallett
Mallett Saper Berg, LLP
4306 Yoakum Blvd Suite 400
Houston, TX 77006
Licensed for 51 years, Edward A Mallett is a White Collar Crime and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of ... read more >

Terri R Zimmermann

Terri R Zimmermann
Zimmermann Lavine & Zimmermann, P.C.
770 S Post Oak Ln Ste 620
Houston, TX 77056
Licensed for 29 years, Terri R Zimmermann is a Sex Crimes and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Georgetown University Law Center... read more >

Grant Matthew Scheiner

Grant Matthew Scheiner
Scheiner Law Group, P.C.
2211 Norfolk St Suite 735
Houston, TX 77098
Licensed for 29 years, Grant Matthew Scheiner is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >

Tad A Nelson

Tad A Nelson
The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates
1221 Studewood St
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 30 years, Tad A Nelson is a Drug Crimes and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley ... read more >

Richard Keith Oliver

Richard Keith Oliver
Rick Oliver Attorney at Law
1221 Studewood St Ste 205
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 14 years, Richard Keith Oliver is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Neal Andrew Davis

Neal Andrew Davis
Neal Davis Law Firm, PLLC
1545 Heights Blvd Suite 700
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 22 years, Neal Andrew Davis is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Jim E Lavine

Jim E Lavine
Zimmermann Lavine & Zimmermann, P.C.
770 S Post Oak Ln Ste 620
Houston, TX 77056
Licensed for 41 years, Jim E Lavine is a White Collar Crime and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law... read more >

Greg Gladden

Greg Gladden
Law Office of Greg Gladden
3017 Houston Avenue
Houston, TX 77009
Licensed for 43 years, Greg Gladden is a Criminal Defense and Civil Rights lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Sout... read more >

Wayne T Hill

Wayne T Hill
Hill Law Firm
4615 Southwest Fwy #600
Houston, TX 77027
Licensed for 43 years, Wayne T Hill is a Juvenile Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas 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 34 years, Ned William Barnett is a Sex Crimes and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >

John Brice Carroll

John Brice Carroll
Jack B. Carroll & Associates
1419 Franklin St
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 31 years, John Brice Carroll is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joshua S Hill

Joshua S Hill
4615 SouthWest Fwy Suite 600
Houston, TX 77027
Licensed for 16 years, Joshua S Hill is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Jed Ross Silverman

Jed Ross Silverman
The Law Offices of Jed Silverman
1221 Studewood St 200
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 22 years, Jed Ross Silverman is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas S... read more >

Jack B Zimmermann

Jack B Zimmermann
Zimmermann Lavine & Zimmermann, P.C.
770 S Post Oak Ln Ste 620
Houston, TX 77056
Licensed for 46 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 25 years, Mario Madrid is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

W Troy McKinney

W Troy McKinney
Schneider & McKinney, P.C.
440 Louisiana St Ste 800
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 35 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 56 years, Dick Deguerin is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

John Thomas Floyd III

John Thomas Floyd III
John T. Floyd Law Firm
The Kirby Mansion
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 27 years, John Thomas Floyd III is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Stanley G Schneider

Stanley G Schneider
Schneider & McKinney, P.C.
440 Louisiana St Ste 800
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 47 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 38 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 25 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 26 years, Mark W Bennett is a Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >

James Gary Sullivan

James Gary Sullivan
James Sullivan and Associates
12345 Jones Rd., Suite 288
Houston, TX 77070
Licensed for 27 years, James Gary Sullivan is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

David Richard Bires

David Richard Bires
David R. Bires
3714 Audubon Pl
Houston, TX 77006
Licensed for 50 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 30 years, Matthew Alford is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Paul C Looney

Paul C Looney
Looney & Conrad, P.C.
11767 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079
Licensed for 31 years, Paul C Looney is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Robert O W Pelton

Robert O W Pelton
Pelton Law Offices
4001 N Shepherd Dr Suite 110
Houston, TX 77018
Licensed for 46 years, Robert O W Pelton is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Christian Carl Samuelson

Christian Carl Samuelson
The Samuelson Law Firm
955 Gemini St
Houston, TX 77058
Licensed for 24 years, Christian Carl Samuelson is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Edward Mathew Hennessy

Edward Mathew Hennessy
Gerger Hennessy & McFarlane, LLP
1001 Fannin St Ste 2450
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 28 years, Edward Mathew Hennessy is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Armen Merjanian

Armen Merjanian
Armen Merjanian, Lawyer
917 Franklin St Fl 4
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 7 years, Armen Merjanian is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

George McCall "Mac" Secrest Jr

George McCall
Bennett & Secrest PLLC
1545 Heights Blvd Ste 800
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 44 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 50 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 52 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 47 years, Robert W. Eutsler is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Richard B Kuniansky

Richard B Kuniansky
Law offices of Richard Kuniansky
440 Louisiana St Ste 1440
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 33 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 19 years, Thomas Branton Mayr is a Criminal Defense and Seal or Expunge Criminal Record lawyer who attended South Texas Colleg... read more >

Brittany Lacayo

Brittany Lacayo
Lacayo Law Firm, PLLC
212 Stratford St.
Houston, TX 77006
Licensed for 11 years, Brittany Lacayo is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer... read more >

David A Breston

David A Breston
Law Office of David A. Breston
405 Main Street Suite 1050
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 24 years, David A Breston is a DUI / DWI and Sex Crimes lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... 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 17 years, Allan N. Zamir is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >

William M Stradley

William M Stradley
Stradley Law Firm, PC
1545 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77008
Licensed for 31 years, William M Stradley is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Israel B Garcia Jr

Israel B Garcia Jr
Israel B. Garcia, Jr., Attorney
1515 S/Sgt. Macario Garcia Dr
Houston, TX 77011
Licensed for 28 years, Israel B Garcia Jr is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas ... read more >

Jason Luong

Jason Luong
The Law Office of Jason Luong, PLLC
1004 Prairie Street Suite 230
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 21 years, Jason Luong is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Danny Karl Easterling

Danny Karl Easterling
Easterling Law Firm PLLC
1004 Prairie St Ste 200
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 41 years, Danny Karl Easterling is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Jay Blass Cohen

Jay Blass Cohen
Blass Law PLLC
917 Franklin St Fl 4
Houston, TX 77002
Licensed for 12 years, Jay Blass Cohen is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark Morasch

Mark Morasch
Mark Morasch, Attorney at Law
2777 Allen Parkway 10th Floor
Houston, TX 77019
Licensed for 25 years, Mark Morasch is a DUI / DWI and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Oklahoma City University School of Law... read more >

Juan Luis Guerra Jr

Juan Luis Guerra Jr
Juan L. Guerra, Jr. & Associates, PLLC
4101 Washington Ave. 3rd Floor
Houston, TX 77007
Licensed for 17 years, Juan Luis Guerra Jr is a Federal Crimes and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Texas Southern University ... read more >
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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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