Houston Criminal Lawyers

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What is the first thing I should do if I’ve been arrested in Houston?

If you or someone close to you has been arrested or charged with a crime, it is imperative to consult a Houston criminal defense attorney who can assess the merits of your case. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor, such as shoplifting or simple assault and battery, or a felony such as burglary, family violence, sex crimes, or drug offenses, or any other crime under Texas law, a criminal defense lawyer can help protect your rights.

Every accused individual in the United States, including Texas has certain constitutional rights. Some of these rights include the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty; the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures; the right to remain silent; the right to a fair trial; and the right to be represented by a lawyer.

Am I entitled to a presumption of innocence even if there is evidence I committed a crime?

Every person is presumed to be innocent and cannot be convicted of a crime unless the government proves every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. This is the highest standard in the legal system since a person’s freedom is at stake. Reasonable doubt must be rooted in logic and reason based on all the evidence or lack thereof presented at trial.

How can I get incriminating evidence excluded from my trial?

The right to be free from unreasonable searches means the police cannot search for evidence on your person, papers, home, and effects without a warrant based on probable cause, with certain limited exceptions. This also means that the police cannot enter your house without a valid search warrant. Under this general rule, evidence obtained without a proper search warrant may not be admissible at trial. An experienced Houston criminal defense lawyer can assess the government’s case against you and identify areas of weakness to mount a strong defense if your case goes to trial. Alternatively, if the government offers you a plea bargain, an attorney can advise you whether you should take it and the factors that affect your decision.

Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer Dustan Neyland
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Dustan Neyland

Experienced criminal defense lawyer will fight for you. Free consultation!

Dustan O. Neyland is a passionate and experienced criminal defense attorney who aggressively fights for the rights of his clients. Dustan is a partner and attorney at Greco Neyland, PC, which represents clients... Read More »
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Amir Tavakkoli
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Amir Tavakkoli

Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney

Lead Counsel, Thurgood Marshall School of Law and State Bar of TexasTexas State Bar
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Matthew J. Neufeld
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Matthew J. Neufeld

Passionate and Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer! Call Now!

Texas Bar College and DUI Defense Lawyers Association
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Jacques P. Leeds
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Jacques P. Leeds

Aggressive Defense in Houston Criminal cases! Call for a free consultation!

Attorney Jacques Leeds practices Employment Law (with a specialty in severance agreement review), Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Law. Attorney Leeds has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 2014. Attorney... Read More »
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Brian Russell Cain
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Brian Russell Cain

Free consultation, aggressive representation in all types of criminal cases.

Montgomery County Bar Association
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Amir Tavakkoli
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Amir Tavakkoli
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(832) 397-6031University of Houston - Main Campus and Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of LawUniversity of Houston - Main CampusFederal Circuit and TexasLead Counsel, Thurgood Marshall School of Law and State Bar of TexasTexas State BarHistory behind the First Amendment's Establishment Clause as it Applies to Public and Private Schools and Why Courts, Specifically in Texas, Should not Follow the Ruling in Chaidez v. United States and Hold that Padilla v. Kentucky is Retroactive
Dustan Neyland
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Dustan Neyland
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
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Paul Looney
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Paul Looney
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
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Samuel R. Cammack III
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Samuel R. Cammack III
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(713) 224-4444Texas Southern UniversityTexasTexas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law and Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of LawTexas State BarMiranda Rights and Miranda Warnings in Houston
Kenneth Mitchell
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Kenneth Mitchell
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(832) 286-4807University of Houston - Main CampusUniversity of Houston - DowntownTexasCiudad de Ponce, Puerto Rico and ArmyState Bar of Texas and Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
Daniel Allen Krieger
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Daniel Allen Krieger
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
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Dane Michael Johnson
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Dane Michael Johnson
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(713) 422-2270University Of HoustonUniversity of Houston - Main Campus and University of Texas - AustinTexasTexas Monthly Magazine and H-Texas MagazineNational College for DUI Defense and Texas State BarJohnson, Johnson, & Baer, P. C. Receive Top Houston DWI Defense Firm Award
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Ahson B. Wali
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
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Herman Martinez
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Herman Martinez
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(713) 242-1779South Texas College Of Law and Florida State University College of LawTexasH Magazine, H Texas Magazine and H Texas MagazineHarris County Bar Association, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association...Clearing my criminal record... and Getting your bond reduced.
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M. Irene Wilson
Houston , TX Criminal Defense Attorney
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Joseph Manuel Ruiz
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Joseph Manuel Ruiz

Get help now! Free consultation, aggressive representation in criminal cases.

I've obtained dismissals on over 500 criminal cases and 1st chaired over 335 jury trials, obtaining hundreds of NOT GUILTY verdicts. After working on my craft at a large law firm for nearly a decade, I founded my own... Read More »
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Mark Ryan Thiessen
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Mark Ryan Thiessen

Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney with 17 years of experience

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Mark Ryan Thiessen
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Mark Ryan Thiessen
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(713) 864-9000South Texas College of Law and University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of LawTexas Christian University and Trinity UniversityTexas, 5th Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court and ColoradoSuper Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbel Lawyers Service, Super Lawyers and Super LawyersDUIDLA, HCCLA...Over 20 Published Works - See My Website, Please and 2019’s Need-to-Know Changes to DWI Law
Shawn Moody McDonald
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Shawn Moody McDonald
Sugar Land, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(713) 228-2523St. Mary's UniversityUniversity of North Carolina - CharlotteTexasNational Trial LawyersBrazoria County Criminal Defense Bar, Fort Bend Criminal Defense Bar...
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Eric Joe Benavides
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(713) 222-2828Texas Tech University School of LawUniversity of Texas - AustinTexasHoustonia Magazine and Houstonia MagazineHarris County Criminal Lawyers Association and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMotions For Non Disclosure
Cory J.H. Crenshaw
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Cory J.H. Crenshaw
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(409) 449-5291Texas Tech University School of LawBaylor UniversityTexasNational Trial Lawyers, Jefferson County Bar Association, Delta Kappa Epsilon and Bryan Police DepartmentAmerican Inns of Court- Mehaffey Chapter, Texas Bar Foundation...Loan Forgiveness for Public Sector Jobs and Search Warrants: Who Can Sign?
Alex R. Hernandez Jr.
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Alex R. Hernandez Jr.
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(888) 930-5733St. Mary's University School of LawUniversity Of Houston and University of Texas - AustinTexasThe National Trial Lawyers, American Academy of Trial Attorneys, Rue Ratings and Million Dollar Advocates ForumNational Association of Consumer Advocates and Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMesothelioma - A Primer in Latent Diseases and Economics of a Personal Injury Case
Brent Mayr
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Brent Mayr
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(713) 808-9613South Texas College of LawSouthwestern University5th Circuit and TexasHarris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association...Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in Texas
Collin Evans
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Collin Evans
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
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David Hunter
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David Hunter
Sugar Land, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(281) 265-1515South Texas College Of LawUniversity of Houston - Clear Lake and University of Houston - Clear LakeTexasExpertise and Houston Bar Association LegalLineFort Bend Bar Association Former President and Texas District and County Attorneys Association Former Civil Board Member
Joseph Manuel Ruiz
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Joseph Manuel Ruiz
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(281) 300-8695St. Mary's University School of LawVanderbilt UniversityTexasHoustonia Magazine, National Trial Lawyers Association, Houstonia Magazine, National Trial Lawyers Association...National Trial Lawyers Association, College of the State Bar of Texas...Persuading Jurors to Accept a Disconnect Defense and Less is More: Simplicity & Reasonable Doubt
Tad Nelson
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Tad Nelson
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(713) 802-1631Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolTexas and Federal CircuitDUI Defense Lawyers Association, National College for DUI Defense...
Tracy McNeill Pullan
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Tracy McNeill Pullan

Texas Criminal Defense Attorney with 17 years of experience

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Bill Pattillo
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Bill Pattillo

Texas Criminal Defense Attorney with 25 years of experience

Texas Indigent Defense CommissionMontgomery County Criminal Defense Bar and Texas State Bar
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