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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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Enacio B Barretto

Enacio B Barretto
Law Office of Enacio B. Barretto
1919 San Pedro Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
Licensed for 40 years, Enacio B Barretto is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Michael Rene Zamora

Michael Rene Zamora
6800 Park Ten Blvd 201N
San Antonio, TX 78213
Licensed for 9 years, Michael Rene Zamora is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School... read more >

John Francis Davis

John Francis Davis
PO BOX 90143
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 27 years, John Francis Davis is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Rolando C Andrade

Rolando C Andrade
108 Ogden St
San Antonio, TX 78212
Licensed for 32 years, Rolando C Andrade is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Kristen Lyn Mulliner

Kristen Lyn Mulliner
The Mulliner Law Firm, PLLC
628 S St Mary's St Ste 100
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 13 years, Kristen Lyn Mulliner is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer... read more >

Jennifer Espronceda

Jennifer Espronceda
Espronceda Law
1202 S. Alamo
San Antonio, TX 78210
Licensed for 10 years, Jennifer Espronceda is a Family Law and Business Law lawyer... read more >
txbc
txbc
Texas Bar College
Jennifer Espronceda
Member

Robert J Barrera

Robert J Barrera
Robert Barrera, P.C.
424 E Nueva
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 36 years, Robert J Barrera is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Dustin Shawn Kolodziej

Dustin Shawn Kolodziej
4007 McCullough Ave Ste 240
San Antonio, TX 78212
Licensed for 10 years, Dustin Shawn Kolodziej is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Kerrisa Joy Chelkowski

Kerrisa Joy Chelkowski
1017 S Alamo St
San Antonio, TX 78210
Licensed for 18 years, Kerrisa Joy Chelkowski is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer... read more >

Julie Kay Hasdorff

Julie Kay Hasdorff
Hasdorff & Convery Law Office
1005 S Alamo St
San Antonio, TX 78204
Licensed for 36 years, Julie Kay Hasdorff is a Criminal Defense and Local Government Law lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School o... read more >

Rafael Leal

Rafael Leal
Law Office of Rafael Leal
P.O.Box 592056
San Antonio, TX 78259
Licensed for 22 years, Rafael Leal is a Criminal Defense and Sex Crimes lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Leonard Gonzalez Belmares II

Leonard Gonzalez Belmares II
St. Mary's University School of Law
PO Box 28153
San Antonio, TX 78228
Licensed for 8 years, Leonard Gonzalez Belmares II is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Dayna Leann Jones

Dayna Leann Jones
Law Offices of Dayna L. Jones
1800 McCullough Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212
Licensed for 13 years, Dayna Leann Jones is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School ... read more >

Michael W McCrum

Michael W McCrum
McCrum Law Office
404 E Ramsey Rd Ste 102
San Antonio, TX 78216
Licensed for 35 years, Michael W McCrum is a Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School o... read more >

Patrick James Toscano

Patrick James Toscano
Toscano Law Firm
846 Culebra Rd Ste 500
San Antonio, TX 78201
Licensed for 20 years, Patrick James Toscano is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Isabel De La Riva

Isabel De La Riva
de la Riva & Associates
13407 NW Military HWY
San Antonio, TX 78231
Licensed for 21 years, Isabel De La Riva is a Motor Vehicle Accidents and Family Law lawyer who attended St Mary's University of San Antoni... read more >

John J Fox

John J Fox
Law Office of John J. Fox
214 Dwyer Ave Ste 202
San Antonio, TX 78204
Licensed for 21 years, John J Fox is a Criminal Defense and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Brent Keith Delapaz

Brent Keith Delapaz
Law Office of Brent de la Paz
16414 San Pedro Ave Ste 960
San Antonio, TX 78232
Licensed for 18 years, Brent Keith Delapaz is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Robert O Switzer

Robert O Switzer
111 Soledad St Ste 1200
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 35 years, Robert O Switzer is a Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School o... read more >

Shawn Christopher Brown

Shawn Christopher Brown
Law Office Of Shawn C. Brown, P.C.
540 S St Mary's St
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 21 years, Shawn Christopher Brown is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Texas A&M University School of ... read more >

Stephanie L Stevens

Stephanie L Stevens
Saint Mary's School of Law
2507 NW 36th St
San Antonio, TX 78228
Licensed for 29 years, Stephanie L Stevens is a Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University Schoo... read more >

Francis Michael Mcelroy

Francis Michael Mcelroy
Volk & McElroy
3003 Northwest Loop 410 Ste 100
San Antonio, TX 78230
Licensed for 14 years, Francis Michael Mcelroy is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School o... read more >

Shawn Smith

Shawn Smith
Soyars and Morgan Law, P.C.
310 South St. Marys Suite 1860
San Antonio, TX 78205
Shawn Smith is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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tcdla
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Shawn Smith
Member

Bertram Oliver Wood III

Bertram Oliver Wood III
Law Office of Bertram Oliver Wood III
310 S St Mary's St Ste 1270
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 37 years, Bertram Oliver Wood III is a Estate and Probate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University S... read more >

Edward A Bartolomei

Edward A Bartolomei
Law Office of Edward A Bartolomei PLLC
530 Lexington Ave
San Antonio, TX 78215
Licensed for 32 years, Edward A Bartolomei is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Drake University Law School... read more >

Libby Lynn Wiedermann

Libby Lynn Wiedermann
Law Office of Libby L. Wiedermann
206 E Locust St
San Antonio, TX 78212
Licensed for 25 years, Libby Lynn Wiedermann is a Criminal Defense and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School o... read more >

Edward 'ed Camara' Camara Jr

Edward 'ed Camara' Camara Jr
PO Box 6130
San Antonio, TX 78209
Licensed for 43 years, Edward 'ed Camara' Camara Jr is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended St. Mary's University Scho... read more >

Virginia Ellen Maurer

Virginia Ellen Maurer
virginia e. Maurer, pllc
1515 N St Mary's St
San Antonio, TX 78215
Licensed for 29 years, Virginia Ellen Maurer is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Washington College of Law - American... read more >

Jeb Daniel Lock

Jeb Daniel Lock
1011 S Alamo St
San Antonio, TX 78210
Licensed for 15 years, Jeb Daniel Lock is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Jaime Iran Aldape

Jaime Iran Aldape
Aldape Law Firm P.L.L.C.
5511 I-10 Ste 1
San Antonio, TX 78201
Licensed for 19 years, Jaime Iran Aldape is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Kimbel Faye Ward

Kimbel Faye Ward
Ward-Neal Law
1422 Buena Vista St
San Antonio, TX 78207
Licensed for 9 years, Kimbel Faye Ward is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Jason Robert Joyner

Jason Robert Joyner
Joyner + Joyner, P.C.
321 S Flores St
San Antonio, TX 78204
Licensed for 14 years, Jason Robert Joyner is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Michigan State University College of Law... read more >

Benjamin Stephenson

Benjamin Stephenson
The Stephenson Law Firm, PC
111 Soledad St Ste 1330
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 16 years, Benjamin Stephenson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Iowa College of Law... read more >

Louis David Martinez

Louis David Martinez
Price & Martinez
405 S Presa St
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 18 years, Louis David Martinez is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Paul Andrew Hampel

Paul Andrew Hampel
Paul Hampel Law Office
1202 Hallmark Dr Ste 201
San Antonio, TX 78216
Licensed for 26 years, Paul Andrew Hampel is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... read more >

Brian Thomas Powers

Brian Thomas Powers
The Law Offices of Brian T. Powers
3011 Nacogdoches Rd Bldg. 1
San Antonio, TX 78217
Licensed for 14 years, Brian Thomas Powers is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Iowa College of Law... read more >

Antonio Jimenez III

Antonio Jimenez III
Tony Jimenez, III Law Firm
214 Dwyer Ave Ste 300
San Antonio, TX 78204
Licensed for 44 years, Antonio Jimenez III is a Criminal Defense and Sex Crimes lawyer who attended UC Berkeley School of Law... read more >

Steven N Harkiewicz

Steven N Harkiewicz
2611 San Pedro Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212
Licensed for 38 years, Steven N Harkiewicz is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Eduardo Jimenez

Eduardo Jimenez
2608 N Main Ave Ste 101
San Antonio, TX 78212
Licensed for 7 years, Eduardo Jimenez is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cornell Law School... read more >

Molly Lizbeth Roth

Molly Lizbeth Roth
727 E César E. Chávez Blvd Rm B-207
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 17 years, Molly Lizbeth Roth is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of Law... read more >

John Gilbert Perez Jr

John Gilbert Perez Jr
Law Office of Jesse Hernandez
3107 Broadway St
San Antonio, TX 78209
Licensed for 6 years, John Gilbert Perez Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Fungmay Mirah Oei-ballard

Fungmay Mirah Oei-ballard
PO Box 12466
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 27 years, Fungmay Mirah Oei-ballard is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended DePaul University College of Law... read more >

William Atwood Brooks

William Atwood Brooks
217 Arden Grove St
San Antonio, TX 78215
Licensed for 12 years, William Atwood Brooks is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Ashley Elizabeth Morgan

Ashley Elizabeth Morgan
Soyars & Morgan Law, PC
310 S St Mary's St Ste 1860
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 13 years, Ashley Elizabeth Morgan is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Adam John Crawshaw

Adam John Crawshaw
Crawshaw & Simpson, PLLC
625 N Alamo St
San Antonio, TX 78215
Licensed for 10 years, Adam John Crawshaw is a DUI / DWI and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended Appalachian School of Law... read more >

Victor M Valdes

Victor M Valdes
Licensed for 31 years, Victor M Valdes is a Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Suffolk University Law School... read more >

Jon Christopher Fleetwood

Jon Christopher Fleetwood
Attorney at Law
1818 Rogers Rd Ste 1021
San Antonio, TX 78251
Licensed for 18 years, Jon Christopher Fleetwood is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Tulane University Law School... read more >

Gerald S Reamey

Gerald S Reamey
St. Mary's University School of Law
1 Camino Santa Maria St
San Antonio, TX 78228
Licensed for 44 years, Gerald S Reamey is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended SMU Dedman School of Law... read more >

Heekyu Lee

Heekyu Lee
Law Office of Hee Kyu Lee
13015 Legend Cave Dr
San Antonio, TX 78230
Licensed for 20 years, Heekyu Lee is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Gordon Armstrong

Gordon Armstrong
Gordon V Armstrong
PO Box 782092
San Antonio, TX 78278
Gordon Armstrong is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... 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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