San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyer

Texas Criminal Attorney Protecting Your Rights

When you have been charged with a crime — any crime — the stakes are high. You face potential time behind bars, heavy fines and other court-ordered penalties. Further, a conviction will show up in a criminal background check, making it difficult to get hired for a good job, obtain a school loan, get a professional license or even rent an apartment.

My name is Derek W. Emmons. At my office in San Antonio, I provide experienced criminal defense for clients charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes in the state and federal courts. Whether you are facing charges involving assault, family violence, misdemeanor or felony DWI or any other offense, I understand how a criminal allegation can harm your future, your reputation and your family. My goal is to eliminate any impact a criminal charge may have on you or your family.

If you are being accused of a crime or are under investigation, protect yourself. Speak with me, San Antonio criminal attorney and DWI lawyer Derek Emmons, before making a statement to the police. Call 210-775-1181 or 877-847-4025 for free consultation.

Put My Experience to Work for You

Your criminal defense case is too important to trust to an inexperienced attorney. Not only do I have detailed knowledge of the law, but I also have extensive courtroom experience — having handled more than 70 criminal trials in my career — and an understanding of the inner workings of the courthouse. Since 1996, I have been helping clients deal with issues ranging from traffic tickets and DWI charges to theft and fraud to murder. I am a former Bexar County Assistant District Attorney. I understand how criminal cases are built by the prosecution and I know what it takes to break it down. Whether you have been arrested for assault or are under investigation for a white collar crime, rest assured I have the experience, skill, knowledge and network of relationships to handle your case.

San Antonio DWI Defense Lawyer

If you have been charged with a DWI offense such as drunk driving or intoxication assault, you need a skilled San Antonio DWI attorney who knows the process, who can build an effective defense strategy, and who can effectively litigate your DWI case.  I handle both criminal and civil cases related to DWI and DUI offenses.  As a criminal attorney and former prosecutor, I understand the stakes of a Texas DWI or DUI charge.  I also know that having an experienced lawyer on your side is your very best defense.

Bexar County Assault and Drug Crimes Defense Attorney

Many of my clients have never hired an attorney before and are unsure about what to expect. As your lawyer, I will:

  • Listen to your story without judgment
  • Give you my honest opinion about your case
  • Advise you about your options
  • Establish a plan of action to eliminate or minimize the impact on you and your family
  • Work directly with you
  • Keep you informed about your case
  • Provide my cell phone number so you can contact me easily

Every case is different. Whether this is your first run-in with the law or you have had a previous case, I will build a defense designed for your particular situation.

Free Consultation With a San Antonio Criminal Attorney

If you have been charged with a crime, or if you have been informed that you are under investigation, contact me immediately.

My office is located one block east of San Antonio Community College. Free parking is available. Regular hours are 8:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday. However, evening and weekend appointments are available and I provide clients with my cell phone number so that they can always reach me for urgent issues. I also handle bail bond issues 24 hours a day. Evening and weekend consultations are available by appointment.

Office staff speaks Spanish.

Credit cards accepted.