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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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Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr

Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Goldstein & Orr
310 S St Mary's St #2900
San Antonio, TX 78205
Call 210-226-1463
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Appellate Law
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American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Fellow
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Life Member,
Past President (2009-2010)
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Texas Bar College
Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Member

Cynthia Eva Orr is a nationally recognized criminal defense attorney. She is double Board Certified in both Criminal Law and Criminal Appell... read more >

Gerald Harris Goldstein

Gerald Harris Goldstein
Goldstein & Orr
310 S St Mary's St 2900
San Antonio, TX 78205
Call 210-226-1463
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American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Fellow
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Life Member,
Past President (1994-1995)
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Member,
Past President (1992)
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San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
Gerald Harris Goldstein
Member

Gerald "Gerry" Harris Goldstein is a nationally known and respected defense lawyer. His high-profile clients have included a U.S. Congressma... read more >

Kevin Bennett

Kevin Bennett
The Law Office of Kevin Bennett
1411 West Ave Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701
Call 512-476-4626
Kevin Bennett is committed to guiding his clients through the legal process with as little stress as possible.... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Kevin Bennett
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Kevin Bennett
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National College for DUI Defense
Kevin Bennett
Member
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Kevin Bennett
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Kevin Bennett
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Abasi Daudi

Abasi Daudi
Goldstein & Orr
310 S St Mary's St Ste 2900
San Antonio, TX 78205
Call 210-226-1463
Abasi Daudi Major began his criminal defense career learning under the tutelage of Cynthia E. Orr and Gerald H. Goldstein. As a clerk, he wo... read more >

David C. Hardaway

David C. Hardaway
The Law Offices of David C. Hardaway
100 E San Antonio St #201
San Marcos, TX 78666
Licensed for 11 years, David C. Hardaway is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Arkansas School of Law... read more >

Lance Sloan Turnbow

Lance Sloan Turnbow
Law Office of Lance Turnbow
401-B South LBJ #8
San Marcos, TX 78666
Licensed for 15 years, Lance Sloan Turnbow is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Texas Tech University ... read more >

George A Scharmen II

George A Scharmen II
Law offices of George Scharmen
315 Dwyer Ave
San Antonio, TX 78204
Licensed for 47 years, George A Scharmen II is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr

John J.
The Ritenour Law Firm, P.C.
115 E. Travis Street Suite 746
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 25 years, John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr is a Criminal Defense and Sex Crimes lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of L... read more >

John Stillman Butler

John Stillman Butler
Law Office of John S. Butler
700 Lavaca Street Suite 1400
Austin, TX 78701
Licensed for 28 years, John Stillman Butler is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of ... read more >

Scot R Courtney

Scot R Courtney
PO Box 787 415 N Guadalupe St
San Marcos, TX 78666
Licensed for 26 years, Scot R Courtney is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Southern Universit... read more >

Bristol C Myers

Bristol C Myers
1411 West Ave Suite 200
Austin, TX 78701
Licensed for 21 years, Bristol C Myers is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Valparaiso University School of Law... read more >

Todd Steven Dudley

Todd Steven Dudley
Dudley Law Firm
100 N Edward Gary St B112
San Marcos, TX 78666
Licensed for 25 years, Todd Steven Dudley is a Criminal Defense and Seal or Expunge Criminal Record lawyer who attended St. Mary's Universi... read more >

Kevin Lloyd Collins

Kevin Lloyd Collins
600 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 30 years, Kevin Lloyd Collins is a Juvenile Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Missouri School of ... read more >

Paul J Smith

Paul J Smith
Law Office of Paul J. Smith
926 Chulie Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216
Licensed for 35 years, Paul J Smith is a Criminal Defense and Legal Malpractice lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

David B Frank

David B Frank
1212 Guadalupe St STE 103
Austin, TX 78701
Licensed for 27 years, David B Frank is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Vermont Law School... read more >

William Bradford Mange

William Bradford Mange
600 W 13th St
Austin, TX 78701
Licensed for 34 years, William Bradford Mange is a DUI / DWI and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Blakely Ian Mohr

Blakely Ian Mohr
The Mohr Law Firm, PLLC
3030 Nacogdoches Rd. Suite 222C
San Antonio, TX 78217
Licensed for 13 years, Blakely Ian Mohr is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Texas Wesleyan University School of La... read more >

Patrick T Peranteau

Patrick T Peranteau
Masson & Peranteau, PLLC
310 S Saint Marys St Suite 1290
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 33 years, Patrick T Peranteau is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >

John T. Hunter

John T. Hunter
Hunter, Lane & Jampala
310 S St Mary's St #2900
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 8 years, John T. Hunter is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

E. G. "Gerry" Morris

E. G.
2202 Lake Austin Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
Licensed for 43 years, E. G. "Gerry" Morris is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of ... read more >

Juan Carlos Hernandez

Juan Carlos Hernandez
Law Office of Juan Carlos Hernández
315 Dwyer Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78204
Licensed for 23 years, Juan Carlos Hernandez is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended St. Mary's School of Law... read more >

David Kenneth Kagan Sergi

David Kenneth Kagan Sergi
PO Box 887
San Marcos, TX 78667
Licensed for 16 years, David Kenneth Kagan Sergi is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joseph Adrian Esparza

Joseph Adrian Esparza
Gross & Esparza, PLLC
1524 N Alamo St
San Antonio, TX 78215
Licensed for 26 years, Joseph Adrian Esparza is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of... read more >

Don Herbert Flanary III

Don Herbert Flanary III
Flanary Law Firm
1005 S Alamo St
San Antonio, TX 78210
Licensed for 16 years, Don Herbert Flanary III is a Federal Crimes and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of... read more >

Lawrence W Sauer Jr

Lawrence W Sauer Jr
1004 West Ave
Austin, TX 78731
Licensed for 49 years, Lawrence W Sauer Jr is a DUI / DWI and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

David L Botsford

David L Botsford
Botsford & Roark
1307 West Ave
Austin, TX 78701
Licensed for 43 years, David L Botsford is a Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended SMU Dedman School of Law... read more >

Joseph Francis Hoelscher II

Joseph Francis Hoelscher II
Hoelscher Law Office
3030 Nacogdoches Suite 222G
San Antonio, TX 78217
Licensed for 13 years, Joseph Francis Hoelscher II is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Baylor University School of Law,... read more >

John Economidy

John Economidy
425 Soledad St Ste 250
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 46 years, John Economidy is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >

Angela Moore

Angela Moore
Law Office of Angela J Moore
316 Martinez St
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 32 years, Angela Moore is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Edgar R. Baez

Edgar R. Baez
The Law Office of Edgardo R. Baez, Jr.
300 Convent St #1330
San Antonio, TX 78205
Licensed for 15 years, Edgar R. Baez is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Southern University... read more >

William P Mcnabb

William P Mcnabb
144 E San Antonio St
San Marcos, TX 78666
Licensed for 25 years, William P Mcnabb is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texas Sou... read more >

Eduardo Xavier Escobar

Eduardo Xavier Escobar
Reese & Escobar, L.L.P.
417 Saint George Street 2nd Floor
Gonzales, TX 78629
Licensed for 17 years, Eduardo Xavier Escobar is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended Saint Mary's University School of ... read more >

Betty Blackwell

Betty Blackwell
1306 Nueces St
Austin, TX 78701
Licensed for 40 years, Betty Blackwell is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Stephen Neil Foster

Stephen Neil Foster
321 S Flores St
San Antonio, TX 78204
Licensed for 19 years, Stephen Neil Foster is a Business Law and Probate lawyer... read more >

Jason Eric Trumpler

Jason Eric Trumpler
The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler
902 E 5th Street, Suite 108
Austin, TX 78702
Licensed for 14 years, Jason Eric Trumpler is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Michael Clark Gross

Michael Clark Gross
Gross & Esparza, P.L.L.C.
1524 N Alamo St
San Antonio, TX 78215
Licensed for 33 years, Michael Clark Gross is a Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University Schoo... read more >

Joseph A Turner

Joseph A Turner
Joseph A. Turner, P.C.
1504 West Ave
Austin, TX 78701
Licensed for 43 years, Joseph A Turner is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

David A Schulman

David A Schulman
1801 E 51st St Ste 365-474
Austin, TX 78723
Licensed for 34 years, David A Schulman is a Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School o... read more >

Brian Lee Baker

Brian Lee Baker
100 N Edward Gary St Ste 116
San Marcos, TX 78666
Licensed for 23 years, Brian Lee Baker is a Criminal Defense and Seal or Expunge Criminal Record lawyer who attended South Texas College of... read more >

David Kenneth Sergi

David Kenneth Sergi
Sergi and Associates P.C.
329 S Guadalupe St
San Marcos, TX 78666
Licensed for 35 years, David Kenneth Sergi is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Roy Lee Warren

Roy Lee Warren
Law Office of Roy L. Warren
1775 Oakwood Loop
San Marcos, TX 78666
Licensed for 29 years, Roy Lee Warren is a Criminal Defense and Workplace Injuries lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Vic Feazell

Vic Feazell
Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C.
3302 W. Waco Dr.
Waco, TX 76710
Licensed for 41 years, Vic Feazell is a Marijuana Law and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

David Shiles Watts

David Shiles Watts
Law Office of David S Watts
108 E San Antonio St
San Marcos, TX 78666
Licensed for 30 years, David Shiles Watts is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

John A Convery

John A Convery
Hasdorff & Convery
1007 S Alamo St
San Antonio, TX 78210
Licensed for 37 years, John A Convery is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Emmett Green

Emmett Green
108 E San Antonio St
San Marcos, TX 78666
Licensed for 41 years, Emmett Green is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Dan Ray Mccormack

Dan Ray Mccormack
174 S Guadalupe St Ste 106
San Marcos, TX 78666
Licensed for 56 years, Dan Ray Mccormack is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >

Mark Janssen

Mark Janssen
110 E San Antonio St
San Marcos, TX 78666
Licensed for 38 years, Mark Janssen is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >

Scott Howard Pawgan

Scott Howard Pawgan
Law Offices of Scott Pawgan
5003 Walzem Rd Ste 512
San Antonio, TX 78218
Licensed for 23 years, Scott Howard Pawgan is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Tulsa College of Law... read more >

James Howard Ishimoto

James Howard Ishimoto
PO Box 160093
San Antonio, TX 78280
Licensed for 23 years, James Howard Ishimoto is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >

Paul C Velte IV

Paul C Velte IV
501 Fox Road
San Marcos, TX 78666
Licensed for 32 years, Paul C Velte IV is a Administrative Law and Business Law lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... 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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