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Jo Ann Linzer
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI
  • Texas
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Biography

Attorney Jo Ann Linzer is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She formerly worked as a prosecutor, so she understands all areas of the criminal justice system. You can trust Jo Ann Linzer to work tirelessly to ensure your rights are properly defended.
-Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
-President of the Montgomery County Criminal Defense Lawyers
Association 2019 – present
-Former First Assistant District Attorney at the Grimes County District
Attorney’s Office
-Former Chief Felony Prosecutor at the Montgomery County District
Attorney’s Office
-Prosecuted cases ranging from Driving While Intoxicated to Sexual Assault of a Child and Murder
-Early in her career assigned to a specialized unit that focused on domestic
violence cases
-Her dedication to teaching criminal prosecutors earned her the
prestigious C. Chris Marshall Award
- Disposed of thousands of cases and has tried over 100 cases in her
career
- Guest Lecturer and Faculty Advisor at Baylor Law School
-Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Member
- Texas Bar College Member
- Christian Trial Lawyers Member
- 10 Best Attorneys 2019 of the American Institute of Criminal Law
Attorneys
- Family Promise of Montgomery County Board Member
- President of the Board of the Big McC Club

Education
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Texas State University - Lamar University
B.S.
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Professional Experience
Criminal Defense Attorney
Linzer and Gaines Attorneys at Law
- Current
First Assistant District Attorney
Grimes County District Attorney's Office
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Acting District Attorney 2017-2018
Private Practice and Tomball Municipal Court Chief Prosecutor
Jo Ann Linzer, PLLC
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Chief Felony Prosecutor
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
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Felony Assistant District Attorney
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
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Senior Trial Attorney
State of Texas Special Prosecution Unit - Civil Division, Huntsville, TX
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Assistant District Attorney
Tarrant County District Attorney's Office
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Assistant Attorney General
Texas Office of the Attorney General - Civil Division, Austin, TX
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Speaking Engagements
Frequent Speaker
Criminal Management Institutional Division's Women in Criminal Justice
Frequent Speaker/Teacher
Law Enforcement Agencies and Lawyers
Frequent Speaker
Texas District and County Attorney's Association
Certifications
Board Certified in Criminal Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Awards
The C. Chris Marshall Award
Texas District and County Attorneys Association
The C. Chris Marshall Award is named for an assistant CDA in Tarrant County who was a tremendous contributor to TDCAA training. It honors exceptional TDCAA faculty.
Professional Associations
Montgomery County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Past President and Current Member
- Current
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Baylor Law School
Guest Lecturer and Criminal Law Boot Camp Faculty
- Current
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Texas Bar College
Member
- Current
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Christian Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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Texas State Bar  # 24037255
Member
- Current
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Texas District and County Attorney's Association
Faculty Advisor - Trial Skills Course; Speaker
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Criminal Management Institutional Division's Women in Criminal Justice
Speaker
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Texas District and County Attorney's Association
Training Chair
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24037255
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
DUI & DWI
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. My criminal history is being used illiegaly to deny me an opportunity for employment to better myself who do it tellntx
A: Although you cannot expunge or non-disclose felony convictions, you should contact an attorney to review your criminal history with you and determine if there is anything that can be done to clean up your record. However, if I am reading your question correctly and you have 4 convictions for sexually related offenses, those are going to be permanently on your record.
Q. I have a pending 2nd degree felony with a $25,000 fine , do I need a lawyer?
A: I agree with Penny that you need to retain a lawyer. The range of punishment for this offense will depend on what substance is in the edibles and on the amount that were in the car. An attorney can review the discovery and assess the evidence to determine if there was probable cause for the officer to search the vehicle for the driver's license and if there are any other issues related to the search.
Q. What are the possible punishments for my Misdemeanor charge of Discharge A Firearm in Metro Area. First time offense
A: There is a crime in Texas called Discharge of a Firearm in Certain Municipalities which sounds like what you are describing. This is a Class A misdemeanor which has a range of punishment of a fine not to exceed $4,000 and/or confinement in jail for no more than one year. With no criminal history you may be offered probation or deferred adjudication.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Jo Ann Linzer's Website Profile
Website
Linzer and Gaines Attorneys at Law Website
Blog
linzergaines.com
Contact & Map
Linzer and Gaines Attorneys at Law
Texas Office
322 N Main St
Conroe, TX 77301
Telephone: (936) 283-7676
Fax: (936) 756-0472
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed