The businessman who over-indulged at a corporate event.
The Texas Tech student who celebrated the last final exam of the semester.
The commercial truck driver who had a few too many drinks while watching a football game
The single mom who went out with her friends for the first time in months.
The Texas Tech law student who experimented with marijuana.
Did you recognize yourself in this list? Sometimes, good people make mistakes. And, sometimes, good people are even wrongly accused of criminal behavior.
Thankfully, the criminal law attorneys at Hamilton & Associates, Attorneys at Law are here to help. Our Lubbock and Midland criminal defense attorneys represent people in DWI matters, drug cases, and felony matters. We also handle post-conviction criminal appeals.
Our attorneys bring experience, knowledge, and zealousness to every case. In fact, Stephen Hamilton is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. That means he’s met the stringent requirements to hold himself out as a Texas criminal law specialist. Only a handful of criminal defense attorneys in Lubbock or Midland or Odessa can claim this honor!
Our Lubbock, Midland and Odessa DWI lawyers understand every aspect of your DWI case
We know more about DWI matters than most police officers do. That’s not a boastful statement. We stand on the cutting edge of West Texas drunk driving defense. Consider:
- Mr. Hamilton has written a book on DWI matters, Texas DWI Survival Guide: A Citizen’s Guide. For a free copy of this book, let us know where to send it.
- Mr. Hamilton is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell one of the oldest lawyer rating services.
- Mr. Hamilton is rated 10.0 of 10.0 on the AVVO lawyer rating system.
- Mr. Hamilton holds a certificate of completion for the same training the state Intoxilyzer experts attend.
- Mr. Hamilton completed training as a breath test operator and technician.
- All firm lawyers completed training on field sobriety tests.
- The firm owns its own Intoxilyzer 5000 and Portable Breath Test and Alcohol Blood Testing Machines.
- Mr. Hamilton completed training in blood alcohol analysis and forensic blood analysis.
- Mr. Hamilton co-authored a book and conducts seminars designed to teach other attorneys how to try DWI cases. If you hire another attorney to handle your DWI case, it’s possible Mr. Hamilton taught him how to do it!
We put our experience and in-depth knowledge about DWI matters to work in every DWI case we handle.
We handle Lubbock and Midland/Odessa drug cases
We also help clients with drug cases, including forfeiture cases. We handle charges involving marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, prescription drugs, and more.
When our Texas narcotics criminal defense lawyers tackle a drug case, we rely on our scientific background and our data analysis. We own the software that the Texas Department of Public Safety uses to test drugs, and we request the raw data files whenever a substance has been tested. That enables us to “check” the official lab results. Knowing the science behind drug cases sets us far apart.
We represent clients facing felony convictions
A Texan who has been charged with a felony faces stiff penalties. She needs an attorney with experience and know-how. We have both. As a Board Certified criminal law attorney, Mr. Hamilton is qualified to handle any criminal law matter, including felony charges.
Our Lubbock, Midland and Odessa criminal defense attorneys dedicate themselves to protecting the rights of our clients and to getting the best possible results.
We have a full-time Master Peace Officer, Retired Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper on staff as our in-house investigator.
Many cases need immediate attention. We have as part of our team a fully licensed Master Peace Officer who investigates almost every case we handle. When some one is arrested there are often two sides to the story. Witnesses need to be talked with, scene investigation need to be done quickly before the evidence or area changes. We are one of very few firms (none other in West-Texas that I know of) that have a full time expert investigator on staff to work on your case from the moment we are retained.
We handle appeals in Texas criminal cases across the state.
If you lost your criminal trial, you may have lost because the judge or your trial attorney made mistakes. We can review the trial record and determine whether we believe you have grounds to appeal your case. If so, we can file an appeal on your behalf.
Our appellate practice is statewide. So, no matter where you are, our Texas criminal appeals attorneys can consult with you about filing an appeal.
Ultimately, we know that we are helping people
After learning more about our qualifications, you may worry that our focus on the science behind our cases makes us forget that we deal with real people. Don’t worry! While we may focus on numbers and scientific data, our clients are never “just a number” to us. We understand how scary a criminal charge can be. That’s why we listen to our clients, keep them fully informed, and guide them through the process. Our clients know we care about them.
Contact our Lubbock, and Midland/Odessa Texas criminal defense team
If you would like to consult with us, please call us at 800-456-STEVE or fill out an online contact form.
We represent clients in DWI, felony matters, and drug cases in Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, Amarillo, Canyon, Brownfield, Levelland, Plainview, Seminole, Muleshoe, Tuila, Friona, Farwell, Tulia, Tahoka, LaMesa, Post, Andrews, Big Springs, Snyder, Sweetwater, and Littlefield. We represent clients in criminal appeal cases across the state.