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Stephen Lyle Hamilton

Stephen Lyle Hamilton

Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney Fighting Daily to Protect Your Rights!
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • Texas
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Board Certified in Criminal Law, AV Rated, tried over 100 jury trials and a published author, I wrote the book on DWI defense. Before you talk to ANY lawyer get a copy of my DWI Survival Guide, A Citizen's Protection Manual for a DWI Arrest. While other lawyers "advertise" expereince I will show you how my trial experience of over 100 trials can help in your case. My name is Stephen Hamilton; I am a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney who focuses on DWI cases. I have spent my almost 20 years of practice on the defense side. I began to focus on DWI cases in early 2000 after becoming a member of the National College for DUI Defense. I have hundreds of hours of continuing legal education on criminal law issues and specifically on DWI/DUI defense. Because my practice focuses on DWI defense and criminal law, I often speak and lecture to other lawyers about how to try a DWI case. Local media in cases and issues involving DWI or other intoxication issues has interviewed me. My goal is to focus on each case that I take and provide personal client attention. I try more cases in a year than most criminal lawyers try in ten years and I believe that is for several reasons. First, I like my clients. If I can help them in their time of stress I want to do whatever I can. Second, I like trials. I enjoy the stress that comes with being in trial. I believe that when I walk in that courtroom, as arrogant as this might sound, I am in charge and the goal is to help my client.

Oklahoma City University
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Professional Experience
Lead Trial Attorney and CEO
Hamilton, Hull & Byrd, Attorneys at Law
- Current
Lead DWI Trial Attorney
Stephen L. Hamilton, P.C.
- Current
Partner and Trial Attorney
Boatwright & Hamilton, P.C.
Attorney at Law
King & Gregory, PLLC
Articles & Publications
What Every Texas Tech Student Should Know if They Get in Trouble with the Law
A Citizen's Guide to a Domestic Assault Arrest in Texas
A Citizen's Guide to a Marijuana Arrest in Texas
A Citizen's Guide to a Theft Arrest in Texas
Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in Texas
Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)
Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in Texas
Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)
Texas DWI Survival Guide
Mandatory Blood Draws by the Police, Coming to Your Local 7-11 Parking Lot?
Lubbock Law Notes
Speaking Engagements
Collateral Consequences of DWI Convictions, Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI
DWI Defense, Nuts n Bolts Criminal Defense Lawyers Project (CDLP)
DWI Blood Testing, DWI Defense Project
Discovery in DWI Blood Cases, Adv. Criminal Law
Various topics, Trial Skills: Defending a DWI Case with Breath/Blood Evidence
Attacking DWI Blood Test Warrants, Lubbock Criminal Defense "Prairie Dog Lite"
How to try a DWI Breath Test Case, DWI 101
How to try a DWI Breath Test and Win, LCDLA Seminar
Breath Testing in DWI, 2nd Annual Texas Forensics Seminar
Ideas on DWI Trials, TCDLA DWI
Criminal Law
Texas State Bar
Superb Rated Attorney 2015
Fellow Award
College of the State Bar of Texas
Top Lawyers of Texas 2015
Texas' Top Lawyers
AV Preeminent 2015
Client Distinction Award
Nation's Top One Percent-2015
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Top Rated Lawyer Appellate
Client Distinction Award
Avvo--Superb Rated Attorney-2014
Certificate of Membership
Criminal Trial Lawyers Association
AV Preeminent 2014
Forensic Principles of DUID I
Axion Training Institute
Fellow Award
College of the State Bar of Texas
Top Lawyers of Texas 2014
Texas' Top Lawyers
Top Lawyers of Texas 2013
Texas' Top Lawyers
AV Preeminent 2013
IACP Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Class
Platt & Associates
Avvo--Superb Rated Attorney-2013
15 Year Anniversary Service Award
Client Distinction Award
Course Director-Defending a DWI with Breath/Blood Evidence
International Legal & Forensic Science Services Inc.
Certificate of completion of DNA analysis
Dr. Hampikian DNA Class
Fellow Award
College of the State Bar of Texas
Forensic Drug Analysis II Course Completion
Axion Training Institute Certificate of Recognition
Avvo--Superb Rated Attorney-2012
Certificate of Excellence-Fundementals of Gas Chromatography
Shimadzue Lab Certificate of Excellence
Intoxilyzer 5000 One Day Boot Camp Completion
International Legal & Forensic Science Services Inc.
Certificate of Completion
The Scientific Truth About HS-GC-FID & Pharmacology of Etoh, Marijuana, & Benzodiazepines
Certificate of Completion
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases
American Chemical Society
Avvo--Superb Rated Attorney-2011
Certificate of Completion
Dr. Paul Homoly Communication
Avvo--Superb Rated Attorney-2010
Fellow 2010
State Bar of Texas
Board Certification in Criminal Law-5 Year Recertification
Texas board of Legal Specialization
Avvo--Superb Rated Attorney-2009
Gas Chromatography: Fundamentals and Troubleshooting
American Chemical Society
Avvo--Superb Rated Attorney-2008
Certificate of Completion Forensic Blood/Urine Seminar
Headline Marketing Coproration
Graduate of NCDD Summer School-Harvard
National ;College for DUI Defense
Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Behavioral Perspectives
Steve Rubenzer, Ph.D., ABPP--Diplomate in Forensic Psychology
Board Certification in Criminal Law
Texas board of Legal Specialization
Instructor Qualification for Intoxilyzer 5000
C.E.S. Consulting
Operator Course Intoxilyzer 5000 Breath Test Instrument
C.E.S. Consulting
Maintenance Course Intoxilyzer 5000 Breath Test Instrument
C.E.S. Consulting
Borkenstein Class on Alcohol and Highway Safety
Indiana University Center for Studies of Law in Action
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases
Student Course Completion of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration via LaPier & Associates
Certificate of Recognition
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Professional Associations
Texas State Bar  # 24007311
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    White Collar Crime
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Board Certified Criminal Law, AV Rated DWI Trial Attorney
Contact & Map
Lubbock TX Office
812 Main Street
Lubbock, TX 79401
Toll-Free: (800) 456-7838
Telephone: (806) 444-4444
Fax: (888) 595-5578
Denton Office
1317 E. McKinney St.
Suite 101
Denton, TX 76209
Telephone: (940) 205-4739
Amarillo Office
600 S. Tyler
Suite 2007
Amarillo, TX 79101
Telephone: (806) 444-4444
Midland/Odessa TX Office
112 S. Loraine Suite 505
Midland, TX 79701