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Criminal Defense

If you find yourself in legal trouble – know that it’s a long path from being arrested to getting convicted. There is a process in every legal system that all of us have to honor and follow, and if your case is examined by an experienced Austin criminal defense lawyer, through honest and transparent communication – the law can indeed work in your favor.

Just because you are charged – that doesn’t mean you’ll have to do time or pay hefty fines. With our help, you can get your charges reduced or dropped and potentially avoid having a criminal record.

With our knowledge of the criminal justice system and experience in Austin criminal defense, we can help you fight for your rights, reputation, and even your life, if required.


Driving or operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, commonly called DUI (driving under the influence) or DWI (driving while intoxicated), is one of the most common crimes committed by people from all walks of life. Working with an Austin criminal defense law firm that clearly understands the law and your situation is essential to deterring lifetime consequences, and GHC Law Firm is ready to help.

Illegal Substance

Allegations of drug possession are serious, and the laws around possession cases can be complicated. Even a first-time charge can lead to hefty fines, significant jail time, and life-altering consequences. The experienced Austin criminal defense attorneys at GHC Law can help by quickly reviewing your case to identify the best way to represent your rights in court and fight for the best possible outcome.


Violence or any type of assault can be frightening, painful, and confusing. However, representation from an unbiased, expert legal perspective can help by ensuring the laws on your side are recognized and upheld. With over 30 years of combined Austin criminal defense experience, GHC Law has the right attorneys to confidently handle personal assault charges while diligently working to ensure your safety throughout the process.


Robbery charges in Texas can result in 2 to 10 years in prison and fines up to $10.000 – and aggravated robbery is a first-degree felony, which can result in a life-long prison sentence. When facing robbery charges in Travis County, you need the experience and determination of a highly experienced Austin criminal defense law firm, like GHC Law, by your side to represent your legal rights.


If you are charged with something as serious as murder,  do not speak to anyone before consulting a criminal defense attorney. Unlawful homicide is very serious and the outcome can depend on how everything is handled immediately after being charged. When facing murder charges, it is imperative to know your rights and work with an experienced, unbiased Austin criminal defense team like GHC Law, who understands what is at stake and will fight on your behalf.


Navigating a Title IX lawsuit can be overwhelming, but with the right attorney by your side, you can approach the situation with confidence. At GHC Law Firm in Austin, our experienced Title IX attorneys are well-versed in this area and can provide sound guidance on how the law may work to your advantage. Whether you’re a student or faculty member facing a Title IX complaint, we can help you understand your rights and legal options. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards resolving your case.


Even though House Bill 1927, enacted as the Firearm Carry Act of 2021, allows Texas individuals who are 21 years of age or older and who can legally possess a firearm to carry a handgun without first obtaining a license, the Texas justice system aggressively prosecutes weapons cases. Knowing your rights and having an experienced Austin criminal defense team to doggedly defend your rights is vital to fighting weapons charges successfully. The GHC Law Firm has the experience, knowledge, and resources to ensure your rights are upheld.


Facing parole charges can be highly distressful if you don’t have an experienced criminal defense attorney in your corner through every step of the process. The consequences for Texas parole violations can vary depending on the nature of the accusations, and you are at the mercy of The Board of Pardons and Paroles – unless you have an Austin criminal defense attorney at your side.

At GHC Law, our team of highly experienced criminal defense attorneys knows the Texas parole system backward and forward, and we’ll work closely with you to build a defense, protect your rights, and fight for your freedom.


A juvenile record can make life difficult for Texas youths – especially if it follows them into adulthood. Without acquiring the best criminal defense Austin has to offer, the juvenile’s efforts to get a job, go to college, join the military, or anything else adulthood affords are at serious risk.

Navigating the complexities of the Texas Juvenile Justice Code is significantly easier with the guidance of an experienced Austin criminal defense attorney who has a deep understanding of juvenile rights and the statutory and case law relating to legal matters involving children. Look no further than GHC Law – the Austin criminal defense law firm dedicated to aggressively fighting the system for your family and the future of your loved ones.


When faced with a sex crime charge, it’s critical to have an experienced and unbiased criminal defense attorney who can represent you in criminal court. Sex crimes in Texas can range from a misdemeanor to a felony; however, none are free from the accompanying stigma a conviction can carry.

In cases of sex crime accusations, having a criminal defense team that understands the system and works to protect your rights in any circumstance is critical to your case outcome. That’s why GHC Law Firm’s highly experienced Austin criminal defense attorneys are committed to building the best defense possible – and providing hope for your future.

Protective Order

A protection order is a court-issued order that protects a person by requiring another person to do or not do certain things. It has various names, i.e., an order of protection (OOP), a restraining order, or an injunction against harassment. Violating a protective order can create a very serious – and complicated – legal situation, especially if the protected person and the protected-against person share any minor children.

Your best defense against protective order violations in Texas is to seek the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you navigate the system, uphold your rights, and exhaustively explore all available resolutions. At GHC Law, our highly experienced Austin criminal defense lawyers know the system backward and forward and will aggressively fight for your rights.


There are several degrees of felonious acts in Texas, including State Jail (ex: check forgery or animal cruelty), Third-Degree (ex: evidence tampering or lying under oath), Second-Degree (ex: manslaughter or polygamy), and First-Degree Felonies (ex: murder or aggravated sexual assault). No matter the degree, a felony charge in Texas is very serious and can result in life-altering consequences.

If faced with any degree of felony charges, your best protection is legal. At GHC Law Firm, each of our Austin criminal defense attorneys is highly experienced in and out of court and primed to protect your rights aggressively. We listen to our clients and work tirelessly to defend and safeguard their rights while seeking the justice they deserve.


Texas domestic violence laws apply not only to spouses but to those residing in the same household, individuals related by blood or affinity, including foster parents and foster children, and those in “dating relationships.” Being accused of domestic violence in Texas is serious and can affect every aspect of life – personally, professionally, and emotionally.

The legalities around domestic violence are intensely complicated and can involve additional court orders, like restraining and protective orders. To help you confidently navigate the system, you need an aggressive Austin criminal defense lawyer when facing domestic violence charges, and GHC Law Firm has the experience and tenacity to stand by your side, faithfully protecting your rights.

Expunctions / Record

All arrests and tickets create criminal records that are accessible to the public – anyone, anywhere. Unfortunately, a criminal record can seriously hinder efforts to find a new job, apply for an apartment or mortgage, or obtain most professional licenses. Fortunately, some criminal records in Texas can be sealed or expunged (i.e., erased) under the right circumstances so that the general public cannot access them.

However, legal help is the most straightforward route to sealing or erasing a criminal record and moving forward with a life free from the restrictions a criminal record can impose. The Austin criminal defense attorneys at GHC Law have handled countless successful record sealings and expunctions, and we can also help you.

Reach Out Today

The legal experts at GHC Law Firm represent the people of Travis County in all areas of criminal defense. Contact us for a free consultation today, so we can determine how to help you protect your legal and constitutional rights – and find the justice you deserve.

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