Our law firm focuses on all aspects of criminal defense in Texas. This includes DWI, marijuana and other drugs, theft, assault, as well as appeals, expunction, and non-disclosure orders.

Criminal DefenseCriminal Defense

A good defense lawyer is essential to a successful resolution of your criminal case. When your life and freedom are on the line, you don't have time to choose just any lawyer—you want a lawyer who only does criminal defense and has done it well for a long time. You also want a lawyer who is Board Certified, and has been recognized by other attorneys as an expert in criminal defense. Attorney Walter Reaves has over 35 years of criminal defense under his belt and will work tirelessly to have your name cleared for crimes such as DWI, drug offenses, assault, and theft.


 A DWI charge in Texas can turn your life upside down. How might a DWI conviction affect your future? Is it possible to be found “not guilty” if you blew above a .08? Specially-trained DWI attorney Walter Reaves represented hundreds of people charged with DWI in his 35+ years of experience. He may be able to help you get your life back.

Expunction & NondisclosureExpunction & Nondisclosure

Not every mark on your criminal record has to be permanent. Certain qualified individuals can petition for expunction or an order of nondisclosure to wipe their record clean—or, at least, to keep it out of the public's view.

Appeals and Post-convictionAppeals and Post-conviction

Once you are convicted you still have options. Convictions can be appealed, and if that fails a writ of habeas corpus can be pursued. Few lawyers handle post-conviction cases, and it is specialized and complex area of law. Walter Reaves been handling these cases for over thirty five years, is board certified in criminal appellate law, and has been recognized by other lawyers as an authority in this area.

For Lawyers Only

This section of our site is designed specifically as a place to put information that is important - and useful - to other criminal defense lawyers. That information will include:

  • Habeas corpus cases where the lawyer's performance has been found deficient - so you know what not to do
  • Appellate cases where convictions have been reversed, so you know what issues to raise and preserve for appeal
  • Forensic issues and topics that you may not be aware of. For example, have you ever heard of photogrammetry? It can be a powerful tool in the right case.
  • Interesting cases from across the country, because you're probably a criminal law "junkie" like me.

Being a criminal defense lawyer is the greatest calling there is. Despite what the prosecutor's think, we are on the RIGHT side. Let's all do our best to improve the system - one case at a time.