Houston, Texas 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.

Dustan Neyland
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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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Jodi H. Kauachi
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Texas Criminal Defense Attorney with 21 years experience

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Tracy McNeill Pullan
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Texas Criminal Defense Attorney with 16 years experience

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Trevor Sharon
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A Criminal Defense Lawyer That Fights for You! Call Now! Dedicated to Results!

Trevor is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where he earned a B.S., magna cum laude. After earning his degree, Trevor worked in Dallas, Texas as an Account Executive for Marriott International. After two years at... Read More »
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Paul Harty Doyle
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Passionate Criminal Defense Attorney! Outstanding Results! Fighting for Justice!

Since Paul entered private practice, his results have been outstanding. Paul spent close to 7 years as a prosecutor and gained valuable experience. This experience provides Paul the ability to approach prosecutors in the... Read More »
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Christopher Downey
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Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(713) 651-0400Southern Methodist UniversityDuke UniversityTexasThomson WestNational Association Of Criminal Defense Attorneys and Texas State BarInstructing the Jury
Kenneth Mitchell
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(832) 286-4807University of Houston - Main CampusUniversity of Houston - DowntownTexasCiudad de Ponce, Puerto Rico and ArmyState Bar of Texas
Tristan Nicolas LeGrande
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(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
Carl Douglas Haggard
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(832) 328-0600South Texas College of LawUniversity of Houston - Main CampusTexasTexas State BarA Well Regulated and Legal Militia and Feds Turn Up Heat as Militias Grow
Daniel Lazarine
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Sugar Land, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(281) 720-8551University of Houston - Main CampusTexasGoogle Sites, Google Sheets, DSTV and DSTV
John S. Edwards Jr.
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(713) 860-1600University of Virginia School of LawPrinceton UniversityTexasMartindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating, Texas Super Lawyers, Texas Super Lawyers and Texas Super LawyersTexas State Bar, Houston Bar Association...Fracking Unlikely to Cause Earthquakes, Says NRC Study, North Carolina Passes Fracking Legislation, Overrides Veto...
Mark Anthony Morasch
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(713) 880-1118Oklahoma City University School of LawCentral Missouri State UniversityMissouri and Texas"H Texas Magazine", "H Texas Magazine", "H Texas Magazine" and "H Texas Magazine"Harris County Criminal Lawyer's association and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
Joshua Zientek
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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
Samuel Adamo
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Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(713) 568-7011South Texas College Of LawTexas, 5th Circuit and U.S. Supreme CourtExpert Network, Houstonia Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, U.S. News & World Report...National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association...
Mario R Madrid
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(713) 877-9400South Texas College of LawUniversity of Houston - Main CampusTexasTexas Board of Legal Specialization, National College of DUI Defense...
Amir Tavakkoli
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Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney

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Ahson B. Wali
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Jeffrey Carl Brashear
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Katy, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(281) 994-4034Florida Coastal School of Law and University of Houston - Main CampusLiberty UniversityTexas and Federal CircuitTexas State Bar, American Bar Association...Uniform Service Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and Paying Too Much Interest? You May Qualify for a Reduced Rate
Charles August Banker III
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Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(713) 227-4100The University of Houston Law Center and Universidad PanamericanaRice University, Regent College and University of Texas - AustinTexasNational Trial Lawyers AssociationTCDLA and Texas State Bar
John T. Floyd
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(713) 224-0101South Texas College of LawUniversity of North Texas - Health Science Center at Ft. WorthTexasTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Cordt C. Akers
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(713) 426-2244Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College and South Texas College of LawTulane UniversityTexasNational Trial Lawyers' Association, Houstonia Magazine, Avvo and South Texas College of Law
Brett Podolsky
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Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(713) 227-0087South Texas College Of LawTexasAmerican Bar Association and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ned Gill III
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Bellaire, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(713) 271-8383Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolTexasTexas State Bar
Brian Ayson
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Houston, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(832) 460-0724Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of LawTexas Tech University - Texas Tech UniversityTexasState Bar of Texas
Adam W Capetillo
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Sugar Land, TX Criminal Defense Attorney
(346) 420-4069South Texas College of LawUniversity of Houston - Main CampusTexasFort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorneys Association and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Herman Martinez
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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...
Israel Garcia Jr
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(713) 926-0516Texas Southern UniversityUniversity of Texas - AustinTexasTexas State Bar
Anthony Ray Segura
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Anthony R. Segura is an experienced Fort Bend County DWI & Criminal Defense Attorney who is dedicated to protecting the rights and liberty of citizens who have been accused of a criminal offense in Fort Bend County.... Read More »
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Corey Young
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Texas Criminal Defense Attorney with 16 years experience

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