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Patrick T Peranteau

Patrick T Peranteau


Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense Lawyer
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Masson & Peranteau, PLLC
San Antonio, TX

About Patrick T Peranteau

Attorney Biography

"HELPING GOOD PEOPLE GET THROUGH BAD TIMES" Patrick Peranteau is an experienced criminal defense lawyer, a member of NORML since 1993, & dedicated to the legalization of the medical & recreational use of marijuana. He honed his skills as a trial lawyer during the twenty-five years he practiced law at Goldstein, Goldstein and Hilley in San Antonio, Texas, one of the best and most respected criminal defense law firms in the United States. As a young lawyer at Goldstein, Goldstein and Hilley, he prepared and tried cases with Gerry Goldstein, Van Hilley and other experienced trial lawyers from whom he developed skills in all aspects of conducting a trial, from the initial client interview to closing argument at the end of the trial. He learned to investigate each case thoroughly to find all of the witnesses and facts, not just the ones relied on by the prosecution. Patrick knows that proper preparation is essential in all cases. Through the years, he has also become an effective negotiator and has learned that the more he knows about his client and the case, the better is his position to negotiate the result his client wants and deserves. There is no substitute for experience. In every case, Patrick Peranteau uses his extensive training and experience to achieve the best possible results for his clients.

A word about representing juveniles and young adults.

Patrick Peranteau also represents juveniles and young adults accused of crimes because, as a parent and former public school teacher, he believes he can make a positive difference in their lives. As every good parent and teacher knows, life is full of "teachable moments" when a young person can learn a valuable life lesson. Patrick uses these moments as he guides his young clients through the legal system to impress upon them the importance of making good decisions as they move forward in life.For example, he insists that his young clients participate in their cases, and when appropriate, he requires them to pay some or all of their own legal expenses, or to take responsibility for their actions in other ways that will help them demonstrate to the court that they have learned their lesson. Over the years, Patrick has come to understand that by engaging young people in the legal process, more often than not, they learn from their mistakes and choose to make more responsible decisions in the future.

AV Preeminent™ Rating

Since 2002, Patrick Peranteau has been awarded an AV Preeminent™ rating from lawyers and judges in his community who know him and the quality of his work. The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent™ rating is the highest possible Peer Review Rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.Since 1887, Martindale-Hubbell , one of the most trusted legal resources in the profession, has been rating lawyers based on the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Patrick is proud that fellow lawyers and the judges before whom he practices law have chosen to honor him in this way.

NORML Legal Committee

Patrick Peranteau joined the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws in 1993 because he believes that the responsible use of marijuana by sick persons to relieve their pain and suffering, and by adults for relaxation and pleasure should not be prohibited or penalized by law. He is a member of the NORML Legal Committee and is committed to the overall goals of this non-profit organization. He dedicates 1/3 of his of his practice specifically to defending individuals charged with marijuana and drug offenses.

Law Licenses

State Bar of Texas, since 1987

Federal Court, Western District of Texas, since 1989

Federal Court, Southern District of Texas, since 1988

Federal Court, Northern District of Texas, since 1996

Federal Court, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, since 1989


Practice Areas

 
Criminal Defense (50%)
 
Marijuana Defense (30%)
 
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record (10%)
 
Juvenile Defense (10%)

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Résumé - Patrick T Peranteau

Bar Licenses

Texas State Bar
Texas
Member in Good Standing
1987

Work Experience

Masson & Peranteau, PLLC
Criminal Defense Attorney
1987

Associations

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Member
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
1993

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
1988

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
1988

San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
Member
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association

NORML Criminal Defense Section
NORML Criminal Defense Section

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Awards & Recognitions

"AV Preeminent" (2002 - present)
Martindale-Hubbell
2002

Federal Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

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

U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas

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Patrick T Peranteau
Masson & Peranteau, PLLC
310 S Saint Marys St Suite 1290
San Antonio, TX 78205
www.massonandperanteau.com
Office: 210-212-9098
Fax: 210-226-8367

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Bar Membership Information

Texas Bar Membership -

Patrick T Peranteau - Membership information with The State Bar of Texas - Find more information about Patrick T Peranteau on The State Bar of Texas website including status and disciplinary history.


Nonprofit Organizations

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.


National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.


NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.


The NORML website also maintains its own



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