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Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer

Houston's Criminal Defense Lawyer Offering Expert Legal Representation

If you are facing any type of criminal offense charge or are subject to a criminal investigation by state or federal law enforcement, you will need a competent defense attorney. Your future may be on the line, in terms of incarceration in jail or a state or federal prison, heavy fines, and other court-mandated penalties. If convicted, your conviction can follow you for the rest of your life. Your criminal records can be accessed by future employers, landlords, state licensing agencies, educational institutions, and the public, which can limit or hinder future opportunities. Fighting the negative consequences of criminal charges should be your top priority. You can obtain expert legal advice, guidance, and representation at both the state and federal levels from a Houston, Texas criminal defense attorney at the Downey Law Firm.

Our firm concentrates on the field of criminal law. This focus and the extensive legal knowledge of our Board-Certified Criminal Law Specialist has given us a unique advantage in handling every type of criminal case, from minor misdemeanors to complex federal felonies. Mr. Downey has been awarded the honor of being named a “Top Lawyer in Houston” by H Texas Magazine from 2009 to present. He has also been designated a “Texas Super Lawyer” a Thomson Reuters rating service published in Texas Monthly Magazine from 2012 to present.

Our firm knows what it takes to devise an effective criminal defense strategy and takes an aggressive and comprehensive legal approach to every case. We gear our defense towards attaining a dismissal of charges or a reduction in charges or penalties. Our firm maintains strong relationships with courtroom and legal personnel, including judges and prosecutors, which allows us to better negotiate and litigate on your behalf.

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Our founding attorney is a former Assistant Chief Felony Prosecutor who understands how criminal cases are developed and thus how to counteract the prosecution. Because our firm is wholly devoted to the criminal defense of individuals and corporate clients, we have gained a wealth of practical experience, knowledge, and legal skills. Our excellent track record has resulted in many legal industry recognitions, including a Thomson Reuters rating as a Texas Super Lawyer, published in Texas Monthly Magazine, from 2012 to present and recognition as a Top Lawyer in Houston by H Texas Magazine from 2009 to present.

Whether you are facing a criminal case involving DWI, drug offenses, sex crimes, internet crimes, theft crimes, federal crimes, violent crimes, white collar crimes, or any other misdemeanor or felony, our Houston law firm has the ability and resources to make a difference in your future.

Professional Memberships
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas Criminal Justice Section
  • National College of DUI Defense
Professional Positions
  • Instructor, DWI "Top Gun" School , Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

  • Faculty, State Bar of Texas Annual Advanced Criminal Law Seminar

  • Co-Chairman, Houston Police Department Crime Laboratory Serology Investigation Panel

  • Author, Instructing the Jury, 2012 State Bar of Texas Annual Advanced Criminal Law Seminar

  • Author, Subpoenaing Big Brother, 2010 TCDLA Annual Top Gun Seminar

  • Author, Picking a Skeptical Jury in A Short Amount of Time, 2008 TCDLA Annual Top Gun Seminar

  • Former Felony Prosecutor, Harris County District Attorney's Office

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Phone: (713) 651-0400
Address: The Downey Building, 2814 Hamilton Street, Houston, Texas 77004

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