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Prominent Houston Criminal Defense Attorneys

Bires Schaffer & DeBorde was founded in 1988, and since that time we have been devoted entirely to the practice of criminal defense law. Our trial attorneys have a broad base of experience in criminal matters, representing clients in state and federal cases throughout the United States. We are proud of our law firm's history of obtaining favorable results.

Although we are primarily trial lawyers, Bires Schaffer & DeBorde handles representation at every level and in all matters involving criminal allegations. This includes criminal investigation, grand jury representation, parallel civil-criminal investigations, plea negotiations, bail proceedings, parole proceedings, jury trials, appeals and writs of habeas corpus.

To schedule a consultation to discuss your criminal defense needs with one of our experienced attorneys, call 713-228-8500. Outside the Houston calling area, dial 1-800-328-8508. Or, you may submit an online contact form.

Our skilled and detailed Houston criminal defense lawyers routinely handle state and federal criminal law matters involving:

White collar crimes: We have extensive trial experience to protect your rights if you have been charged with misdemeanor or felony offenses such as embezzlement, Internet fraud, mortgage fraud, tax fraud, business fraud, money laundering and other white collar crimes.

Drug and alcohol-related crimes: If you have been charged with a federal or state drug crime such as possession, interstate or international drug trafficking or drug conspiracy, we offer experienced, aggressive representation to help you fight for the best possible results. We also provide effective representation for serious DWI offenses and drunk driving-related charges.

Violent crimes: We fight to protect your rights and your freedom if you have been charged with a violent crime such as homicide, murder, assault or domestic violence.

Sex crimes: From misdemeanor child pornography charges to felony first-degree sexual assault, our attorneys have helped hundreds of people obtain the best possible outcome for sex charges in state and federal courts throughout Texas and nationwide.

All of our staff has extensive experience. David Bires is board certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Nicole DeBorde is a former Harris County prosecutor who knows firsthand what kind of evidence the prosecution is using. Kent Schaffer is regularly asked to provide commentary by a wide variety of media outlets and is active in many speaking engagements around the country.

Harris County, Texas, DWI and Murder Defense Lawyers

Contact us to discuss how we can use our reputation and commitment to excellence to help you.

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