Criminal Defense & Immigration Law Firm in Houston, Texas
David A. Breston, Attorney at Law405 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002
(713) 224-4040 or(888) 220-4040
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONThe Law Office of David Breston offers legal services in criminal defense, juvenile, defense, and immigration and naturalization matters. The firm is based in Houston, and has represented over 3000 clients charged with Federal, State, and juvenile crimes.
Our firm was founded in 1997 by Attorney Breston and his wife and office manager, Donne Breston. We have since handled more than 4,000 cases in state and federal criminal defense, juvenile defense, and immigration law. Our team of seasoned attorneys also defends aliens in deportation or removal proceedings and handles family-based immigration petitions for permanent residency. We've obtained restricted driver licenses for clients whose licenses have been suspended.
We work to level the playing field with the vast resources of the government, and provide outstanding legal advice, representation, and results to clients accused of state and federal crimes throughout Texas as well as people struggling with the bureaucratic U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. We believe communication is sometimes half the battle when representing clients. Clients need to know where they stand at all times, so they can properly consider all of their options. At our firm, our attorneys strive to always be approachable, responsive, efficient, and effective.
Our lawyers appreciate the importance of defending the rights of the accused, and use all available means to ensure that our clients receive high caliber legal representation and access to justice. Our clients come from all walks of life and need a law firm staffed by experienced, creative criminal defense and immigration lawyers who get results.
Year this Office was Established: 1997
Languages: Spanish; English.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Grand Larceny; Employee Theft; Sex Offender Requirements; Probation Revocation/Deferred Adjudication; Bail and Bond Proceedings; Miranda Warnings; Parole; Child Molestation; FMS (False Memory Syndrome); Indecent Exposure; Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome; Online Solicitation of a Minor; Sexual Battery; Lewd Conduct; Health Care Fraud, Mail Fraud, and Securities Fraud; Tax Crimes such as Federal Tax Evasion and Tax Fraud; Kidnapping; Illegal Re-Entry to the United States; Environmental Crimes; Multi-Level Marketing Schemes; Antitrust Violations; Public Corruption; Smuggling and Import Crimes/Export Crimes; Deportation and Removal Defense; Battered Spouse Petitions; Consular Processing; Asylum; Immigration Appeals; Drug Importation, Transportation, Cultivation, Distribution and Conspiracy to Violate Drug or Narcotic Laws; Trafficking, Manufacturing, Possession, Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs.
Areas of Law Description
Our practice includes:
- Criminal Defense
Our firm offers high-quality legal defense of all state and federal crimes and criminal proceedings, including: Drug crimes; DUI/DWI defense; Traffic violations; Theft, grand larceny, and burglary; Embezzlement and employee theft; Shoplifting; Assault and battery; Sex offenses and sex offender requirements; Domestic violence; Juvenile offenses; Federal crimes such as drug trafficking and illegal re-entry; Probation revocation/deferred adjudication; Litigation and appeals; Bail and bond proceedings; Expunction; Miranda warnings; and Parole. Whether you have been arrested for drug possession or believe you are under investigation, we can help dismissed charges, reduced charges, or minimized punishment.
* DUI/DWI Defense
It is not illegal to drive a vehicle after drinking alcohol in Texas. Arrests for DUI/DWI or drunk driving are based on how much the person consumed and how impaired he or she appeared to the officer. Convictions, however, may hinge on whether the police officer did his or her job properly. Our firm has helped clients who have lost their driver's licenses obtain an occupational license, which allows them to drive for up to 12 hours a day. If you have been arrested on a drunk driving charge in Texas, our firm provides effective criminal defense that will preserve your right to drive.
* Federal Criminal Law
Firm founder, Attorney David Breston provides aggressive defense for people charged with federal drug crimes, illegal re-entry, and all other types of federal crime, including: Fraud, including health care fraud, mail fraud, securities fraud, and wire fraud; Tax crimes such as federal tax evasion and tax fraud; Sex crimes such as child pornography and rape; Internet crimes such as computer intrusion, identity theft, and solicitation of a minor; Embezzlement; Bank burglary; and Kidnapping. If you have any indication you are the subject of a federal investigation, let our experience defend your legal rights.
* State Criminal Law
Crimes handled at the state level are often misdemeanor - not felony - crimes that do not involve multiple jurisdictions or federal entities. State crimes often include minor drug possession, shoplifting, and DUI/DWI. If you are charged with a federal crime, it is very important to understand exactly how federal trials and sentences are carried out. An experienced defense lawyer is vital for your success in court. State and federal defense attorney David A. Breston has successfully obtained "departures" from federal sentencing guidelines for clients facing the possibility of lengthy federal sentences. In some cases, our firm has helped our clients avoid many years spent in state or federal prison.
* Sex Offenses
Our firm has successfully represented clients charged with all types of sex crimes, including: Rape; Date Rape; Spousal Rape; Statutory Rape; Aggravated Sexual Assault; Child Molestation; FMS (False Memory Syndrome); Indecent Exposure; Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome; Possession of Child Pornography; Online Solicitation of a Minor; Sexual Battery; Lewd Conduct; and Prostitution. No one needs an experienced attorney more than someone charged with a sex crime. Even if family and friends turn their backs on you, Attorney David Breston will stand by your side and vigorously defend your rights and your freedom.
* Drug Offenses
Our firm provides effective defense against all federal drug charges and state offenses under the Texas Controlled Substances Act, including: Drug possession with intent to sell or distribute; Sale of or attempting to sell illegal drugs; Importation; Transportation; Cultivation; Distribution and conspiracy to violate drug or narcotic laws; Drug trafficking; Manufacture of controlled substances; Possession of chemicals used in drug manufacturing; and Illegal possession of prescription drugs. We can help if you are facing drug charges involving marijuana, cocaine, crack, heroin, LSD, mescaline, amphetamines, methamphetamine (meth, ice), Ecstasy, GHB (water), steroids, testosterone, and prescription narcotics and drugs such as Xanex, Vicodin, Codeine, Hydrocodeine Morphine, SOMA, and OxyContin (oxycodone).
* Traffic Violations
We have nearly a decade of experience representing clients who have been charged with all types of driving violations, including: Speeding; Moving violations; Reckless driving; DUI/DWI drunk driving. In years past, if you received a traffic ticket, you just paid the fine and forgot about it. Today, that's not always the best approach. Every time you get a ticket, points are added to your driving record. The greater the number of points, the higher your insurance rates. If your driver's license is in danger of being suspended or revoked, we may be able to preserve your driving privileges. Hundreds and hundreds of our clients were able to keep their license because of our work on their behalf. We'd like to help you, too.
* Theft and Burglary
For over a decade, Houston criminal defense attorney David A. Breston has successfully defended people charged with all types of theft crimes, including: Shoplifting; Grand larceny; Burglary; Robbery; Bank robbery; Armed robbery; Auto theft; Embezzlement and employee theft. We have defended more than 4,000 criminal cases, many of them involving property crimes. Over the years, we have found that many people who are accused of theft-related crimes have other issues in their lives such as depression, drug or alcohol abuse, a recent divorce, or recent unemployment.
* Assault and Battery
Many assault and battery charges stem from domestic conflicts that get out of hand. We represent both men and women from all walks of life who have been charged with assault and battery. We often recommend our clients seek anger management or counseling. This proactive step shows the prosecutor that you are serious about addressing the root of the problem that grew into a criminal charge. Our attorneys will work diligently to get the charge reduced or dismissed so that your future won't be compromised by accusations made in the heat of the moment.
* Domestic Violence
Domestic violence allegations are sometimes used fraudulently, so that the accusing spouse will get preferential treatment in custody and property division matters in divorce proceedings. However, the police and the courts tend to assume that all domestic violence complaints are true, even when the accusing party recants the complaint. This creates a difficult situation for people who are falsely accused of domestic violence. At the Law Office of David A. Breston, we are experienced at handling all types of domestic violence cases. You can rely on us for quality legal representation, and personal service at a reasonable rate.
* Juvenile Defense
We advise clients in areas ranging from truancy violations to violent felony-level offenses that end up in adult court. Talk to an attorney at our firm for knowledgeable representation in all juvenile matters, including: Skipping school / truancy; Burglary; Staying out after curfew; Underage alcohol consumption or possession; Drug use; Arson; DWI; Assault and battery; Shoplifting or retail theft; Gang-related activities; Trespassing; Sexual misconduct. When appropriate, we will recommend that our young clients receive treatment for drug or alcohol dependency or counseling.
An arrest record can haunt you for years to come, even if the case was dismissed or if you were found not guilty. Information about your arrest is part of the public record, available to anyone who does a background check. With an arrest on your record, you may find it harder to get a job, to rent an apartment, or get your application to college accepted. If you'd like to clear your record, please talk to a Houston expunction attorney at the Law Office of David A. Breston today. We can file a petition for expunction if your case was dismissed, declined, or if you were found not guilty of any offense. We can also file a petition for expunction if your case was resolved by a deferred disposition.
- Immigration Law
We can handle immigration law cases for clients nationwide. Our services include: Deportation and removal defense; Spouse and family-based immigration; Visas; Spouse visas; Battered spouse petitions; Employment-based immigration; Habeas corpus and relief from removal; Consular processing; Asylum; Naturalization; and Immigration appeals. Attorney David Breston can explain the visa and application processes, your rights, and important facts you need to know about family immigration.
Asylum is available to anyone from a country that is too dangerous to return to, whether due to natural disaster, war, or political persecution. To be eligible, you must apply for asylum within one year of entering the United States, although there are certain exceptions under extenuating circumstances. Because applying for asylum always means escaping from dangerous or oppressive circumstances, it's vitally important that you give yourself the best chance possible at having your application accepted. By hiring a lawyer, you give yourself the best chance possible of avoiding stressful, costly delays, and also of being approved.
* Deportation Defense
Have you or a loved one been detained by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)? Have you been contacted by the USCIS without being told why? If you're facing deportation proceedings or fear that you may soon, it's essential to find capable, qualified legal assistance to put up a solid deportation defense. If the USCIS authorities have detained you or a loved one, you must act quickly to keep from being deported. Don't go to your removal proceedings without the help of an experienced deportation defense attorney. At the Law Offices of David A. Breston, we provide knowledgeable legal defense.
* Naturalization and Permanent Residency
Becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States is a dream of nearly every immigrant, and one that takes years of work, and years of waiting, to fulfill. At the Law Offices of David A. Breston, we take pleasure in helping each of our clients make the dream of citizenship come true. When applying for naturalization, it's essential that your applications have no mistakes, and that you meet all deadlines and requirements to facilitate the smoothest, swiftest possible transition of status from immigrant to citizen. By hiring an attorney to help with this process, you can rest assured knowing that you've given yourself the best chance possible at finally attaining citizenship.
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