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Criminal Law

Being accused of a state or federal criminal offense is a serious matter. It can be confusing, frightening and stressful for you and your family. The outcome of your case will have a lasting impact on your future. In the face of criminal charges, it is always in your best interests to retain the services of a highly-qualified attorney who has the knowledge and experience needed to provide an aggressive defense on your behalf. Call us today for a free consultation. (361) 944-4529

Drug Crimes

If you or your loved one stands accused of a drug crime, our office is prepared to fight aggressively on your behalf. We are prepared to handle a wide range of drug crime charges, including:

  • Possession, sale & cultivation of marijuana
  • Sale and trafficking offenses
  • Manufacturing charges
  • Drug crimes involving cocaine and methamphetamine
  • Drug crimes involving heroin and prescription medications
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Drunk driver


If you or someone you love has recently been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI), it is important to understand the penalties you face.

The State of Texas is intent on aggressively prosecuting and harshly penalizing individuals charged with DWI. Our office works closely with clients and provides representation during both criminal proceedings and ALR hearings.

At the Law Office of Emmett R. Reyes, PLLC, we have represented many local residents facing a wide range of DWI allegations, and we have the insight, resources, and determination to protect our clients' futures.

Drunk driver


Assault is one of the most commonly misunderstood criminal allegations. While many may believe that they cannot be prosecuted when no physical contact or injury occurs, the fact remains that assault only requires the attempt or threat of physical violence in order to be prosecuted. Penalties for assault can also be incredibly severe.

If you, your loved one, or someone you care about has recently been arrested and/or charged with any assault offense in the Costal Bend area, you need to equip yourself with legal representation that has the experience, resources, and willingness to fight relentlessly on your behalf.

Man assaulting another man
Man in handcuffs

Theft Crimes

Texas state law continues to enforce rigid penalties for theft crimes. Under Texas Penal Code §31.03 "Theft," the sentence that you could receive if convicted of theft depends in large part on the value of the property that you are accused of stealing:

  • Less than $50 - Class C misdemeanor punishable by a $500 fine

  • Between $50 and $500 - Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine

  • Between $500 and $1,500 - Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine

  • Between $1,500 and $20,000 - State jail felony punishable by up to 2 years in state jail and a $10,000 fine

  • Between $20,000 and $100,000 - Third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $10,00 fine

  • Between $100,000 and $200,000 - Second-degree felony punish able by up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine

  • For thefts valued at $200,000 or more - First-degree felony punish able by up to life in prison and a $10,000 fine
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