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Stephen Lyle Hamilton

Stephen Lyle Hamilton


DUI / DWI and Marijuana Defense Lawyer
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HamiltonGrant PC
Lubbock, TX

About Stephen Lyle Hamilton

Attorney Biography

With Offices in Lubbock, Amarillo and Midland/ Odessa, Denton, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Austin and San Antonio Texas, Attorney Stephen Hamilton is a partner and Trial Attorney at HamiltonGrant PC Stephen is AV rated, the highest rating one can receive through that rating system. Stephen is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Overall in Texas less one percent of all lawyers who practice criminal law are board certified in criminal law.

Stephen has written and published the Citizen's Guide to a Marijuana Arrest in Texas book. This book is designed for folks who have been or who know someone who has been charged with Possession of Marijuana in Texas. It is a straight-forward book with lots of real advise. You can obtain your copy at texasmarijuana.attorney

In addition to defending folks on Possession of Marijuana , Stephen also fights DWI charges involving alcohol and marijuana. He has spoken throughout Texas and several other states regarding how to defend DWI cases. He has taught hundreds of other lawyers how to try DWI marijuana cases and has taught DWI and Marijuana blood testing thru the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Stephen is trained under the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) guidelines to administer the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) and has completed training as an instructor of the SFSTs. He has completed the training as a breath test operator of the Intoxilyzer 5000 breath test machine (the same machine used in Texas for court room breath tests). He has also completed training as a breath test instructor and maintenance technician of the unit.

Stephen owns two (2) Intoxilyzer units (the same units that Texas uses for evidentiary breath tests). He owns a portable breath test machine and the same field sobriety testing manuals used by law enforcement officers. He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, and several regional associations.

Stephen has attended the Robert F. Borkenstien course on Alcohol and Highway Safety, Testing, Research and Legislation taught at Indiana University. This is the same course the prosecutor’s Intoxilyzer expert attended. In addition, Stephen has completed the Blood Testing Gas Chromatograph training in Chicago. This school covers the operation and use of the machine that Texas uses to test a person’s blood for alcohol and or drugs. Stephen has also completed the solid state drug testing class in Chicago. This is the same type of training that lab techs in Texas receive to test drugs, both illegal and legal.

Admitted to Practice in State Courts in Texas Admitted to Practice in the Northern District of Texas (Federal Court) Admitted to Practice in the Western District of Texas (Federal Court) Admitted to Practice 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (Federal Court) Member and in good standing of the State Bar of Texas Member of Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Association Member of State Bar College of Texas Trained to administer standardized field sobriety tests and evidentiary breath tests

Board Certified in Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization


Practice Areas

 
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving (37%)
 
Marijuana Defense (22%)
 
Criminal Defense (15%)
 
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record (14%)
 
Drug Crimes (12%)

Résumé - Stephen Lyle Hamilton

Bar Licenses

Texas State Bar
Texas
Member in Good Standing
1998

Work Experience

HamiltonGrant PC
2009

Boatwright & Hamilton
19982006

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Education

Oklahoma City University School of Law
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Juris Doctor
1998

Specialty Certifications

Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified Specialist
Criminal Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
2005

Associations

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Lifetime Member
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
2013

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
2000

National College for DUI Defense
General Member
National College for DUI Defense

DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Founding Member
DUI Defense Lawyers Association

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Awards & Recognitions

AV Rated
Martindale Hubbell
2015

Federal Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas

U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Northern District of Texas

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Stephen Lyle Hamilton
HamiltonGrant PC
812 Main Street
Lubbock, TX 79401
www.attorneyhamilton.com
Office: 806-444-4444
Toll-Free: 800-456-7838
Fax: 888-595-5578

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Bar Membership Information

Texas Bar Membership -

Stephen Lyle Hamilton - Membership information with The State Bar of Texas - Find more information about Stephen Lyle Hamilton on The State Bar of Texas website including status and disciplinary history.


Specialty Certifications

Specialty Certification Information -

Stephen Lyle Hamilton - Profile with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Find more information about Stephen Lyle Hamilton's board certification on the TBLS website.


Nonprofit Organizations

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.


National College for DUI Defense, Inc. -

The NCDD is the largest non-profit, professional organization of criminal defense attorneys focused specifically on defending DUI / DWI and drunk driving related criminal charges throughout the United States and Canada.


DUI Defense Lawyers Association -

The DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Inc. (DUIDLA) was founded in 2014 by a group of 27 charter members. The group prides itself on the quality of its Spring and Fall CLE seminars which help train hundreds of dedicated drunk driving defense attorneys on innovative techniques for fighting these unique and complicated criminal offenses.



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