Criminal Law

Criminal Law

John Brender is a dedicated professional who has committed his practice to serving those in need of help.


Drug Charges

Sealing Criminal Records

White Collar Offenses

Juvenile Offenses

Probation Violations

Theft or Burglary

Offenses Involving Violence


Being arrested and charged with a criminal offense can be a frightening, stressful and confusing experience. Your future, and the future of your family, may depend on the decisions you make immediately after your arrest.

The police and prosecuting attorneys have a vast array of resources at their disposal and it is important that you know and exercise your rights, especially that of having an attorney present before answering any questions.

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Some Common Questions and Answers:

What should I do if I’ve been charged with DWI?

If you or a loved one has been charged with DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) or DUI (Driving Under the Influence), you need an experienced lawyer to protect your rights. John Brender bases most of his DWI strategies on experience gained in the courtroom while prosecuting DWI charges. He knows and understands how the government will present their case against you. This knowledge and experience is vital in making sure every defense available is utilized. John Brender is well trained in the hard evidence the government will use against you.That includes the Field Sobriety tests (SFSTs), breath test, and blood test. If the there is a hole in the government’s case, he’ll find it.

What can I do if they revoke my drivers license? How will I be able to get to work?

It’s important that you hire an attorney as soon as possible after being charged with a DWI. Under Texas law, you only have fifteen days to file an appeal of your drivers license suspension. We can help you through the process of appealing your suspension and protect your right to drive. If your license has been suspended, we can help you obtain an occupational drivers license so you can continue to take care of your responsibilities.

What about bail?

John can help you through the bail bond process at any time, day or night. Just call the 24 hour number and we can guide you through the process anywhere in the Metroplex

What can I expect my attorney to do for me?
Each criminal case is unique and your defense attorney has the specialized skills needed to obtain the best possible result and protect your rights. In addition to representing you in court, your attorney:

• Can help you cope with the embarrassment, fear, reduced self-esteem, and trauma that many people feel when facing criminal charges.

• May arrange for reduced charges and lighter sentences through negotiations with prosecutors.

• May work out sentencing programs best suited to your needs, helping you avoid future involvement with the criminal justice system.

• Is familiar with local court personalities and traditions that are not written down anywhere. For example, a defense lawyer may know which prosecutor has the real authority to settle a case and what kinds of arguments are likely to appeal to that prosecutor.

• Has the knowledge and experience to go to trial if necessary.

Can I seal my court records?

in certain circumstances, the record of prior arrests and charges can be sealed. It’s not an easy process and you need a lawyer who has extensive knowledge of the law in order to make sure any false arrest is sealed.