Criminal Defense


At David E. Houston, Attorney at Law, we are committed to protecting your freedom, record, and rights. We believe that every individual accused of a crime has a right to aggressive defense counsel and all of the protections that our criminal justice system has to offer. We offer a full-service criminal defense practice, including the representation of adults and juveniles across North Texas in cases ranging from misdemeanors to murder charges.

Some of the matters our Johnson County, Texas Criminal Defense Attorney David E. Houston handles include:

  • Marijuana charges
  • Possession of Controlled Substance charges
  • Assault / Family Violence charges
  • DUI/DWI arrests
  • Boating While Intoxicated (BUI/BWI)
  • Driving While License Invalid / Suspended charges
  • Sex crime allegations and charges
  • Weapons violations
  • Burglary charges
  • Violent crime arrests
  • Forgery offenses
  • Fraud charges
  • Theft offenses
  • Criminal Mischief charges
  • Probation violations
  • Drug charges
  • Child pornography charges
  • Expungements/Nondisclosures
  • Bail review


You Do Not Want a Criminal Record

Being convicted of a crime could cost you your job, limit your future employment opportunities, damage your community standing, impact your ability to get into a school or profession of your choice, and subject you to significant criminal penalties.

Depending on the nature of your charges and your situation, you could be ordered to undergo drug or alcohol treatment, your professional license could be jeopardized, you could be placed on highly restrictive probation, and your eligibility for school loans could be jeopardized. If you have children, a criminal record could even be used against you in a custody battle in divorce proceedings.

Criminal Penalties Can Impact Your Life in Innumerable Ways

Penalties arising from a felony offense could change your life forever. Spending years behind bars could cost you your marriage, your family, your friends, your ties to your local community, and your professional advancement. No one wants to spend the best years of their life in a prison cell. Even after being released from prison, finding work with a felony record is a daunting challenge. Getting back to life as you once knew it may be impossible.

Even the penalties arising from a misdemeanor offense can change your life in many ways. Consequences of a DUI conviction, for example, may include jail time, driver's license suspension, court-ordered alcohol treatment, restrictive terms of probation, significant court fines, a sharp rise in your auto insurance rates, and other adverse consequences.

Get the Aggressive Defense You Require

There is no substitute for an aggressive defense when your legal rights are at stake. If retained as your defense counsel, our Cleburne criminal defense attorney David E. Houston will carefully scrutinize the circumstances surrounding your arrest and every aspect of the prosecution's case to identify available defenses and build a strong case on your behalf.

There are many ways Attorney David E. Houston can positively impact your criminal case. Cleburne Attorney David Houston's skills in the courtroom and effective use of pretrial motions, first offender programs, creative plea agreements, alternative sentencing options, and other proven defense measures have helped many clients avoid or minimize penalties arising from criminal charges.

Put Our Experience to Work for You

A skilled litigator and strategic negotiator, attorney David E. Houston is well-positioned to defend your rights. He has defended clients in cases ranging from misdemeanor traffic violations to high-level felony offenses across North Texas.

No firm cares more about your case or will fight harder to seek the best possible outcome for you. We offer aggressive representation and never stop fighting for our clients. Our Johnson County, Texas criminal defense attorney David E. Houston holds the prosecution to its burden of proof and will not hesitate to take your case to trial if it is in your best interest to do so. Attorney David E. Houston does not shy away from tough cases and Mr. Houston has tremendous confidence in our ability to make a positive difference in your case.

Practice Areas | David E. Houston, Attorney at Law

Criminal Defense

At David E. Houston, Attorney at Law, we are committed to protecting your freedom, record, and rights. We believe that every individual accused of a... Read More

Family Law

Handling the Full Range of Johnson County, Texas Family Law Matters At David E. Houston, Attorney at Law, our experienced team is well versed in... Read More

Wills and Probate Law

Many people put off estate planning, making a will, or doing any type of end-of-life legal preparation. Most commonly it is because they don’t want... Read More

Traffic Tickets

Contact David E. Houston, Attorney at Law if you have been issued a traffic ticket or any type of ticket for a class C misdemeanor... Read More

Expunction / Nondisclosure

Texas law provides that if you have been charged and/or arrested for a crime that has been dismissed, you may be entitled to an expunction... Read More

Juvenile Law

Often even the best children make mistakes and poor decisions. Sometimes children are falsely accused of committing a crime, just like adults. If your child... Read More

David E. Houston, Attorney at Law | Client Focused. Results Driven.


Attorney at Law, David E. Houston represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of substantive areas to include Criminal Defense, Family Law, Wills and Probate Law, and Traffic Tickets. David E. Houston, Attorney at Law is a full-service law firm known for providing honest and knowledgeable legal services. Our mission is to provide clients with a practical and results-oriented approach to their legal issues. Mr. Houston works closely with each of our clients throughout every step of the legal process. It is Cleburne Attorney David Houston's philosophy that ongoing client communication is the key to good working relationships and successful advocacy.

Areas Served


David E. Houston, Attorney at Law in Cleburne, Texas serves Cleburne and the surrounding Johnson County, Texas areas, including Burleson, Joshua, Alvarado, Mansfield, Keene, Godley, Grandview, Rio Vista, Keene, Briaroaks, Coyote Flats, Cresson, and Cross Timber.

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