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Austin, Texas Criminal Attorneys

1306 Nueces Street
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 479-0149
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Alison Gardner
111 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 479-9752
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8700 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78748
(512) 280-7600
Andrew Shuvalov
316 W 12th St Ste 308
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 751-8825
Kent Anschutz
1012 Rio Grande Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 478-4947
Austin Criminal Defense Trial
1212 Guadalupe St Ste 103
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 371-6851
Robert Baird
2801 Viaduct Fortuna
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 542-8451
Baker Botts
98 San Jacinto Blvd Ste 1500
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 322-2500
Bankston & Richardson
400 West 15th Street Suite 710
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 499-8855
Barbara Wade Dody
1621 West Sixth Street
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 476-8301
Barrett Daffin Frappier Turner & Engel
610 West 5th Street Suite 602
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 477-0008
Alan Bennett
600 West Ninth Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 476-2494
Bernard & Associates
1203 Baylor St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 478-3408
Bertolino Law Office
823 Congress Avenue Suite 704
Austin, TX 78701
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Beryl P Crowley
5000 Mission Oaks Blvd
Austin, TX 78735
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Betty Blackwell
1306 Nueces St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 479-0149
Blackburn & Vargas
1715 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 634-8676
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1106 San Antonio St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 961-3996
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Austin, TX 78701
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Blackburn Vargas
1715 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
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Chris Blackerby
111 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
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Lin Blansit
1411 West Avenue Suite 200
Austin, TX 78701
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Bobby R Taylor
1709 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 476-4886
Donna Bowen
2705 Bee Cave Road Suite 220
Austin, TX 78746
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Kevin Boyd
507 W 10th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 480-0747

About Austin Criminal Defense Attorneys

Austin Criminal Defense Attorneys represent clients who have been charged with a criminal offense under the US Criminal Code, or with various State offenses.

Some of the offenses that criminal attorneys deal with include:

  • Young Offender cases
  • Weapons Offenses
  • Theft
  • Robbery
  • Impaired Driving
  • Domestic Assault, Sexual Assault
  • Drug Related Offenses
  • Murder / Homicide / Manslaughter
  • Fraud
  • Internet Related Charges
  • Break & Enter

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Impaired Driving Defense Attorneys

Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol is a criminal offense, and most Criminal attorneys will take on cases that involve impaired driving charges. We have created an additional category to for Impaired Driving attorneys since a great number of attorneys specialize in the area of Impaired Driving, and also due to the fact that most individuals who have been charged with an impaired driving offense would search for an Impaired Driving attorney and not a criminal attorney.

Austin, TX Criminal Defense Attorney News

Austin man convicted in shooting death of motorist

A sentence of life imprisonment looms for Darius Lovings after the jury found him liable for the death of William Ervin in 2012.

Court heard that Lovings had shot Ervin when the latter stopped to help him while he was pretending to have car trouble.

Austin criminal lawyer Jon Evans had asked the jury to consider that mental health issues have been at play during the incident.

Lovings had told the police after his arrest that he had heard voices.

Aside from Ervin's death, Lovings is also facing charges of robbery and attempted murder.

Former prosecutor sentenced to 10 days for wrongful conviction

Ken Anderson, the former District Attorney of Williamson County, was meted with a 10-day jail term after the judge accepted his no-contest plea for the charge of contempt of court.

The charge steamed from the wrongful conviction of Michael Morton who was found guilty for the murder of his wife in 1986 and was sentenced to life imprisonment.

However, in 2011, Morton's conviction was overturned using DNA as proof that he did not kill his wife.

In the light of that development, Anderson, who had prosecuted Morton's case, was scrutinized and was determined to have erred when he withheld evidence which would have been beneficial for Morton's defense.

Aside from the short jail stay, Anderson will also have to give up his license as a lawyer and as part of the plea bargain, he will also be disbarred for five years.

Austin attorney Eric Nichols, however, pointed out that there will be no conviction for Anderson on any criminal charge.

Morton, for his part, said he is more than happy with the result because all he wanted was for Anderson not to practice law anymore to prevent what happened to him from happening to anyone else again.

Anderson was also fined and made to do community service.

Man convicted of murder faces life imprisonment

A jury found Thomas Trent Atkinson, a man tagged by prosecutors as a pimp, guilty of murdering Alejandro "Alex" Hernandez Jr. and is facing life imprisonment.

Court heard that Hernandez had picked up a sex worker but had later dropped her off when they couldn't agree on her fee.

Hernandez was later found dead. He was beaten and had a gunshot wound on his back.

The jury believed in the witness, the same sex worker whom Hernandez picked up, who said that she had seen Atkinson shoot Hernandez.

Atkinson's lawyer, Keith Lauerman, a criminal attorney in Austin, tried to discredit the woman but prosecutors said her claims were not baseless.

They added that she did not hide who she was to the jurors even admitting her love for Atkinson.

Drunk driver to serve sentences from three convictions simultaneously

Nicholas Colunga will be spending 14 years in jail for hitting Kylie Doniak while driving intoxicated.

Doniak was among the pedestrians whom Colunga hit when he ignored a red light.

Aside from Doniak, two others were also injured in the incident for which Colunga was also convicted.

The judge ordered for Colunga to serve the sentences of his two other convictions simultaneously.

He also received more than $2,000 fine for all three convictions.

Prosecutors had wanted Colunga to be handed the maximum penalties for all charges but Amber Vasquez Bode, Austin defense attorney representing Colunga, told jurors that a longer stay in prison would make offenders more dangerous once they go back into society.

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Los Angeles lawyers insist on client's release

Blair Berk and Leonard Levine, defense lawyers in Los Angeles, are arguing for the release of their client, Darren Sharper, who used to play in the National Football League.

Sharper has submitted a not guilty plea to sexually assaulting two women in Los Angeles.

However, Sharper remains on indefinite custody with no bail after prosecutors pointed out that he also has an arrest warrant issued by authorities in Louisiana.

Sharper's lawyers are insisting on his release because no case has been filed yet pertaining to the Louisiana arrest warrant.

$600,000 bail set for man who threatened Seattle mayor

Neither the prosecution nor the defense got what they wanted when the judge ordered Mitchell Munro Taylor to remain in jail and set the bail at $600,000.

Eric Lindell, the Seattle criminal lawyer defending for Taylor, had asked for a $10,000 bail saying that his client has not been taking his medicines for Asperger's Syndrome.

This was countered by the prosecution, who sought a $1 million bail.

Lindell was jailed when he posted several threatening messages on Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's Facebook page.

He also posted a threat which authorities believed targeted Kshama Sawant, the first socialist to have become a member of the City Council.

NFL player's non-cooperation sees theft charges dropped against woman who stole his jewelry

Theft charges against Subhanna Beyah were dropped after her victim, New York Giants' Shaun Rogers, refused to cooperate with the authorities.

Jonathan Meltz, Beyah's lawyer in Miami, could not be contacted to comment on the issue.

Miami prosecutors believed that Beyah did to Rogers what she did to two other men, wherein she drugged them before stealing their valuables.

According to the police, Rogers had met Beyah at the nightclub of the hotel where he was staying.

Together with another couple, they had gone up to his room where he went to sleep while the others were partying. Before he went to sleep, he put his jewelry inside a safe in the room. When he woke up, Beyah was already gone and so was his jewelry worth almost $500,000.

Rogers had told the prosecution that he was not willing to cooperate during the one time he spoke with them.

Despite the failure of the theft charges to prosper, the prosecution instead will go ahead with charging Beyah for violating her probation wherein she is looking at a 20-year prison sentence if convicted.

20 years in prison for murder conviction in nightclub shooting

A murder conviction will have Mark Anthony Garcia spending 20 years in prison for the death of Michael Angelo Morales.

Morales was shot to death outside a nightclub in 2008.

Garcia's first murder trial ended in a mistrial but he was not so lucky in the second trial.

Albert Acevedo, a defense attorney in San Antonio, said that his client, Garcia, was not the killer.

Instead he was the one who tried to stop another man, Hector Lozano, from shooting Morales.

Lozano is still awaiting for his own trial.

Man sentenced to prison in domestic violence conviction

Lashawn Sheldon was meted a sentence of about four years in prison after he was convicted of kidnapping and other domestic crimes.

Springfield defense attorney Dale E. Bass said that his client, Sheldon, committed most of the offences while he and the victim were breaking up.

Court heard that when the victim had decided to end her relationship with Sheldon, he had abducted and threatened her. He had also harassed her in her work place.

After serving his prison term, Sheldon will be put under probation for three years.