Criminal Defense

Over 50 Years Of Combined Criminal Defense Experience

If you have been charged with a crime, you need to understand that you are facing severe consequences if convicted. These penalties will be enhanced if you have a prior criminal history, so you need to be sure that you work with someone who can explain the potential punishments that you are facing. At James H. Horton Law Firm, P.C., our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience helping clients charged with crimes in Texas. Our lead attorney, Jim Horton, is a specialist in criminal law, as certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In addition, David Lowrance also worked as a police officer, and knows how law enforcement approaches criminal cases. We understand how to aggressively protect our clients throughout the process. We offer criminal defense services for a number of different offenses, including:

  • Assault and crimes related to family violence, such as the violation of a protective order
  • Drug crimes, including drug possession and drug trafficking
  • Alcohol-related crimes, including driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI)
  • White collar crimes, such as fraud or forgery
  • Sex crimes, including sexual assault and sexual assault of a child
  • Property crimes, such as robbery and aggravated robbery, as well as other types of theft
  • Traffic tickets, including driving while license suspended
  • Other miscellaneous misdemeanors and felonies, such as resisting arrest

You may learn that you are the target of a police investigation before you are arrested. Officers will ask you to come in for an interview, presenting it as an opportunity for you to clear your name. Before you meet with law enforcement, you need to contact an experienced attorney, because everything you tell police will be used against you. Without a lawyer present, you may make statements that lead to serious problems for you down the road. No matter what stage your case is at, our attorneys are ready to present a strong defense on your behalf. You can trust that we are looking out for you and will not let prosecutors trick you into making a poor decision for your future.