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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
Altaffer & Palat PLLC
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
(512) 476-5757
Beryl P Crowley
5000 Mission Oaks Blvd
Austin, TX 78735
(512) 899-0305
Betty Blackwell
1306 Nueces St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 479-0149
Blackburn & Vargas
1715 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 634-8676
Blackburn & Vargas
1106 San Antonio St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 961-3996
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Austin, TX 78701
(512) 428-8256
Blackburn Vargas
1715 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 634-8686
Chris Blackerby
111 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 479-9782
Lin Blansit
1411 West Avenue Suite 200
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 499-0900
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
(800) 455-8686
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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Judge denies third trial for man convicted of murder

Nicholas Christopher Ferro was denied a third trial for the death of Marques Butler in 2009.

Ferro's first trial had ended in a hung jury. In his second trial, he was convicted of murder in the second degree last September.

However, he had asked for a third trial with Miami attorney Carlos Gonzalez pointing out several things, the main of which is that the charges should not have been murder in the second degree because of the scant amount of time that Ferro and Butler have known each other before the incident happened.

According to Ferro's defense, a murder in the second degree charge would require that the perpetrator and victim are familiar with each other thus the need for a time requirement on how long they have known each other basing on the murder laws of Florida.

However, the judge said the amount of time is not required.

With Ferro's demand for a third trial denied, a life imprisonment sentence looms for him.

Man cleared of rape that happened in 1993

Stephen Cothran was acquitted of rape and kidnapping charges in connection to an incident that happened in 1993.

Cothran, 56, became a suspect when his DNA linked him to evidence gathered during the incident.

However, a negative test had the jury dismissing the charges against Cothran.

Reuben Sheperd, a criminal attorney in Cleveland defending for Cothran, said that the victim had agreed to have sex with his client.

Former Human Rights Commission employee enters plea deal in child pornography

Larry Brinkin, who used to work for the Human Rights Commission of San Francisco, entered into a plea deal agreement on his child pornography charges.

The plea deal saw a second charge of child pornography distribution dropped against the 67-year-old Brinkin.

Under the plea deal, Brinkin will spend six months behind bars and another six months of house arrest. Afterwhich, he will undergo probation for four years.

Brinkin, who is a staunch supporter of the LGBT advocacy, will also be entered in the list of sexual offender and is ordered to go through therapy.

Randall Knox, an attorney in San Francisco, said that Brinkin has been deeply sorry for what he has done and has fully understood the damage that child pornography can inflict on victims.

Philadelphia Church official granted bail after his conviction was reversed

After 18 months in prison, Monsignor William Lynn, may be released when he was granted bail following the reversal of his conviction.

Lynn, who served as a secretary for clergy at the Philadelphia archdiocese, will have to give up his passport. He will also be made to wear an electronic device for monitoring.

The Roman Catholic official was sentenced to between three to six years after he was convicted for endangering an abuse victim of a priest.

However, appeal judges reversed Lynn's conviction because the child-endangerment law which he was accused of violating did not apply to him.

Following the reversal, Lynn's defense lawyers asked for his release which the prosecution opposed during the bail hearing claiming that the priest is a flight risk.

However, Philadelphia defense attorney Thomas Bergstrom said that Lynn would never run away from conviction.

Life sentence looms over woman found guilty of murder

Jeannette Silvia is looking at a life in prison after a jury found her guilty of murdering Michael Ramirez.

The body of 59-year-old Ramirez was found inside a motel room paid for by Silvia and her ex-boyfriend, Joseph Santos-Torres, who is also charged in connection with Ramirez's death.

Evidence presented in trial showed that Ramirez had paid Silvia for sex then a few days later, Ramirez was made to go to the motel where he was found dead.

Sarah Christensen and Phil Dubois, Colorado Springs defense attorneys, downplayed their client, Silvia's participation in the murder, saying that it was Santos-Torres who killed Ramirez and all she did was helped him escape as he had asked.

The jury, however, did not buy it.

Santos-Torres himself is awaiting trial.