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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Mark Ryan Thiessen
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Mark Ryan Thiessen

Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney with 17 years of experience

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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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Jodi H. Kauachi
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Jodi H. Kauachi

Texas Criminal Defense Attorney with 23 years of experience

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Michael T. Griffin
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Michael T. Griffin

Texas Criminal Defense Attorney with 36 years of experience

Montgomery County Criminal Defense Association and Texas State Bar
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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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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
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 ColoradoIBJJF, Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers...DUIDLA, HCCLA...Over 20 Published Works - See My Website, Please and 2019’s Need-to-Know Changes to DWI Law
Dustan Neyland
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Dustan Neyland
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
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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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Daniel Allen Krieger
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(281) 486-8125University of Houston - Main CampusUniversity of Houston - DowntownTexas and Federal CircuitLead Counsel, Lead Counsel, Lead Counsel and Lead CounselTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and Galveston Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationChildren, Law, and Disasters
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
Paul Looney
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Paul Looney
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(281) 597-8818South Texas College Of LawWest Texas State UniversityTexasTexas Bar Foundation, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, H Texas Magazine, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Educational Institute...United States District Court, District of Colorado, United States Tax Court...Jury Persuasion in Criminal Cases: Utilizing "Solution Selling" Techniques and Proceeding Vaguely: Obstruction of a Pending Proceeding Under 18 U.S.C. 1505
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
Tristan Nicolas LeGrande
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Tristan Nicolas LeGrande
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(281) 684-3500South Texas College of Law and University of Oklahoma College of LawTexasNational Trial LawyersHarris County Criminal Lawyers Association and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association14th District Court of Appeals Opinion - 14-16-00332-CR - REVERSED AND REMANDED
Bill Pattillo
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Bill Pattillo

Texas Criminal Defense Attorney with 26 years of experience

Texas Indigent Defense CommissionMontgomery County Criminal Defense Bar and Texas State Bar
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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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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
M. Irene Wilson
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M. Irene Wilson
Houston , TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(832) 413-5481Michigan State University School of LawTexas and 5th CircuitThe National Trial Lawyers Association, Martindale-Hubbell., Martindale-Hubbell and Martindale-HubbellNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Galveston County Criminal Lawyers Association...
Joshua Zientek
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Joshua Zientek
The Woodlands, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(832) 303-0039University of Houston - Main CampusTexasTexas Criminal Defense Lawyer's AssociationState Bar of Texas and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's AssociationAdministrative License Revocation (ALR) Basics in Texas
Georgia Barker
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Georgia Barker
Katy, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(713) 205-7573The University of Texas School of LawTexasState Bar of TexasCOMMUNITY PROPERTY LAW ON THE MARITAL HOME, RELATIONSHIPS AREN'T ALWAYS LOGICAL...
Robert James Fickman
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Robert James Fickman
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(713) 655-7400University Of HoustonUniversity of Texas - AustinTexas and 5th CircuitTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers...Remembering Racehorse: A Tribute to Richard "Racehorse" Haynes, No Excuses...
Jonathan Dennis Stephenson
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Jonathan Dennis Stephenson
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(832) 930-0559University Of HoustonTexasThe National Trial LawyersTexas State Bar
MacKenzie Alexander Dunham
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MacKenzie Alexander Dunham
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(832) 772-6743University of Houston - Main CampusUniversity of North TexasTexasBlakely Advocacy Institute and Houston Bar Association Litigation SectionHouston Bar Association: Family Law Section, State Bar of Texas...
Edward C. Okwueze
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Edward C. Okwueze
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(832) 798-9850Southern University Law CenterSouthern University - Baton Rouge and Southern University - Baton RougeTexasMartindale-Hubbel Lawyers Service and Better Business BureauTexas Bar
Ahson B. Wali
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Ahson B. Wali
Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(832) 968-8686The University of Denver Sturm College of LawUniversity of Houston - Main CampusColorado and TexasSuper LawyersState Bar of TexasWhat are your rights when stopped by the police?
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
Edward C. Okwueze
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Edward C. Okwueze

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

Houston criminal defense attorney Edward Okwueze works hard to protect the rights of his clients. As a result, he has attained hundreds of dismissals of criminal charges in Texas. He offers free consultations, so... Read More »
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Herman Martinez
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Herman Martinez

Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer in Houston, Texas. Call today!

Herman Martinez is the leading and founding attorney of The Martinez Law Firm, a criminal defense firm in Houston. With over 20 years of experience, this attorney can be an excellent resource for individuals accused of a... Read More »
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