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Jose A. Ceja

Jose A. Ceja

Consistently rated as a top criminal defense firm in Greater Houston.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime ...
  • Arizona, Texas
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Jose A. Ceja has devoted his career to the practice of criminal law and is honored to aggressively defend his clients. He has built a well-deserved reputation for achieving excellent results for clients throughout the Greater Houston area.

He began his career as a prosecutor in Arizona and was quickly promoted to the felony division, prosecuting drug cases.

In 2010, Jose was hired at one of Texas premier criminal defense firms Scheiner law, working closely with one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the state.

Mr. Ceja has a proven track record of obtaining outstanding results including dismissals, grand jury "no bills", reduction of charges, and acquittals.

He has chaired over 50 criminal jury trials and is never afraid to go to trial and help his clients.

Jose also assists those who are charged with DWI or drug offenses, having spent hundreds of hours studying the science of breath and blood testing. He is certified to administer Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs).

In 2018, Jose founded Ceja Law Firm where he devotes his practice to fighting for citizens accused of crimes.

Mr.Ceja is recognized by Houstonia Magazine and H-Texas magazine as a Top Lawyer in Houston, and holds a perfect rating from

Jose invites you to schedule a free consultation by calling the office or filling out the contact form through his website.

University of Arizona
B.A. | Journalism
Minors in English & Spanish
Honors: “Outstanding Senior Award” in Journalism
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James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
J.D. (2007) | Law
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Professional Experience
Owner and Managing Attorney
Ceja Law Firm
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Scheiner Law Group, P.C.
Cochise County Attorney's Office
Articles & Publications
Attorney Jose Ceja's Guide to Houston DWI Charges
Ceja Law Firm PLLC
Speaking Engagements
20 Apps, Sites and Gadgets for the Law Office, HAL-PC Talk
Roadmap To A Criminal Case, State Bar of Texas Annual Conference
10.0 Superb Rating
Best DUI Lawyers in Cypress
Best DUI Lawyers in Houston
Los mejores en The Woodlands
Top Lawyers
H-Texas Magazine
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers Association
Professional Associations
National College for DUI Defense
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Project Union
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Houston Young Lawyers Association
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
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State Bar of Texas
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Activities: Computer and Technology Section
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State Bar of Arizona
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Arizona
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State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24067542
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Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
White Collar Crime
Personal Injury
Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
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Legal Answers
Q. How can get a Misdemeanor off of my record that was dismissed back in 2012?
A: If it was dismissed, you are *probably* eligible for an expunction.

An expunction is a legal procedure that results in all records of the arrest being destroyed. Once your expunction is done, criminal records searches should not show a record of the arrest (right now it likely shows that you were arrested but that your case is dismissed). Typically it takes around 6 months, but that can vary.

If your case was dismissed because you pled on a different case, you might not be able to get it expunged, though.
Q. If I don't want a protective order can I have it removed even if a office put the order
A: Yes. A magistrate's order of emergency protection (MOEP) and/or bond conditions can be modified. Typically the judge will want to hear from the complaining witness. You should consult with a criminal attorney before attempting to do anything on your own.
Q. Where can I find a probono attorney in the collin county area?
A: Hello-

If you can't afford a lawyer, your best bet may be to ask the court to appoint you an attorney. Typically the court will want you to fill out some paperwork swearing that you are indigent (have no money). Very few attorneys advertise themselves as "pro bono" and I think you are unlikely to find an attorney to work on your case for free that way. Good luck to you.

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Ceja Law Firm PLLC
Houston Office
2211 Norfolk St. #735
Houston, TX 77098
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Ceja Law Firm PLLC
Pasadena Office
4008 Vista Rd. Suite A101
Pasadena, TX 77504
Telephone: (713) 568-5380
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