Criminal Law

Uvalde Criminal Defense Firm

Experienced Representation for Clients Throughout Southwest Texas

Facing Texas criminal charges is a legal battle for which few individuals are prepared. It’s also a pivotal moment that could redefine your future and who you are in the eyes of society. Finding the right criminal defense firm is more than about legal representation. It’s protection in a system that can feel overwhelmingly against you. 

Criminal charges can be more than about potential jail time or heavy fines. While those are damaging enough, they can also include the threat of losing your job, making it difficult to secure future employment, rental housing, or advanced educational opportunities. A criminal record can result in the loss of professional licenses in careers ranging from plumbing services to accounting, real estate, engineering, health services,  and more. 

Because of the ripple effects, engaging the services of an experienced Uvalde criminal defense attorney is crucial. At The Law Office of J.P. Garcia, you can work with a skilled lawyer representing the accused in Southwest Texas for 15 years. Mr. Garcia has earned a reputation for vigorous defense representation and attentive client service that treats you with respect. Our Texas criminal firm is here to guide you through the legal process, offering clarity, support, and a drive for optimum results. 

Reserve a free case review with a criminal attorney near you by contacting us online or calling (830) 293-5480. Hablamos español.

The Difference Is in the Details

At The Law Office of J.P. Garcia, our primary practice area involves effective defense representation against a broad range of felony and misdemeanor charges. In all cases, details make a difference. Recent developments in the law and case results throughout Texas can significantly impact your rights. 

Mr. Garcia employs cutting-edge legal research tools to stay up to date on all of the issues that affect cases. Armed with this knowledge, he can provide a high level of defense representation to clients with much at stake.

Avoid Mistakes by Seeking Skilled Legal Representation Promptly

Our firm provides legal help at every stage of the criminal process, from initial investigation by law enforcement to arrests, charges, arraignments, bail hearings, and all court proceedings. It is vital to seek legal protection even before charges are filed to ensure that you are treated fairly and not taken advantage of when questioned by police. 

It can be a significant mistake to speak to the police or authorities without legal representation. It's a natural instinct to want to clarify misunderstandings or defend oneself when accused of a crime in Texas. However, these well-intentioned statements can inadvertently harm your defense. 

You may unknowingly waive your rights or provide information that could be used against you in court. Another common error is not taking the charges seriously from the onset, which can lead to missed deadlines, failure to gather critical evidence, or not seeking qualified legal assistance promptly. These missteps can complicate the legal process and negatively impact the case outcome. 

Cases We Handle

Our clients include those facing serious offenses such as DWI, drug crimes, domestic violence, theft crimes, white collar crimes, assault, weapons charges, probation violations, and other misdemeanors and felonies.

We also assist with traffic violations, hunting violations, and expungements. Our firm provides legal help to locals and tourists, such as those who visit nearby attractions, such as Garner State Park

Comprehensive Criminal Defense Services in Uvalde

Drug Crimes

Drug charges can range from possession to trafficking and carry severe penalties, including hefty fines and long prison sentences. We handle cases involving:

  • Possession of controlled substances
  • Drug trafficking and distribution
  • Manufacturing of drugs
  • Prescription drug fraud

Our team thoroughly investigates every aspect of your case, challenges evidence, and works to suppress unlawfully obtained evidence to protect your rights.


Driving while intoxicated (DWI) or under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense in Texas. Penalties can include license suspension, fines, and jail time. We provide a strong defense against:

  • First-time DWI offenses
  • Repeat DWI offenses
  • Felony DWI
  • DWI with injury

We scrutinize the arrest procedures, breathalyzer, and field sobriety tests to identify any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case.

Violent Crimes

Charges of violent crimes such as assault, battery, domestic violence, or homicide can have life-altering consequences. Our experienced lawyers aggressively defend clients against:

  • Assault and battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder

We work diligently to uncover evidence, interview witnesses, and build a robust defense to protect your freedom and reputation.

Theft and Property Crimes

Theft and property crimes, including burglary, robbery, and shoplifting, can lead to severe punishments. We defend clients against:

  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Shoplifting
  • Auto theft

Our goal is to minimize penalties and seek alternatives such as diversion programs or reduced charges.

White Collar Crimes

White-collar crimes such as fraud, embezzlement, and insider trading can be complex and require a detailed understanding of both state and federal laws. We handle cases involving:

  • Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Identity theft
  • Money laundering

We analyze financial records, interview experts, and develop strategies to protect your rights and reputation.

Juvenile Crimes

When minors are charged with criminal offenses, it’s crucial to have an attorney who understands the juvenile justice system. We provide compassionate and effective representation for:

  • Juvenile theft
  • Drug offenses
  • Underage drinking
  • Vandalism

Our aim is to protect the future of young clients by seeking rehabilitative options and avoiding severe penalties.

Why Choose The Law Office of J.P. Garcia?

  • Experienced Representation: With years of experience in criminal defense, J.P. Garcia has successfully defended clients against a wide range of charges.
  • Personalized Attention: We understand that every case is unique. Our team provides personalized legal strategies tailored to your specific situation.
  • Aggressive Defense: We are relentless in our pursuit of justice for our clients. Our aggressive defense strategies aim to achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • Comprehensive Support: From the moment you contact us, we provide comprehensive support, keeping you informed and involved throughout the legal process.

Contact Our Uvalde Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you are facing criminal charges in Uvalde, TX, don’t wait to seek legal representation. Contact The Law Office of J.P. Garcia today for a free consultation. Let us put our experience and dedication to work for you.

From the moment you engage our services, we launch a comprehensive defense plan that starts with a consultation in which we learn your side of the story, circumstances, needs, and objectives. We then independently investigate your case, such as reviewing police reports, examining evidence, and identifying potential legal flaws or violations of rights that can undermine the prosecution’s case. 

Mr. Garcia is adept and thorough in case preparation, negotiations with prosecutors for reduced charges or sentencing, and aggressive representation in court. He can provide invaluable guidance and preparation for the emotional and procedural stresses at every stage of the criminal justice process. His mission is to help you secure the best possible outcome through a committed application of the law and his extensive experience in the criminal justice system.

Talk to our Uvalde lawyer about your case in a free initial consultation. Call (830) 293-5480 or contact us online


What should I do if I am arrested?

If you are arrested, it is crucial to remain calm and exercise your right to remain silent. Request an attorney immediately and avoid making any statements to the police without legal representation.

Can I avoid jail time for my charges?

Depending on the specifics of your case, alternatives to jail time such as probation, community service, or diversion programs may be available. Our attorneys work to identify the best possible outcomes for your situation.

How much does it cost to hire a criminal defense attorney?

The cost of hiring a criminal defense attorney can vary based on the complexity of your case and the services required. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and provide a clear understanding of potential costs.

What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?

Misdemeanors are less severe offenses and typically carry lighter penalties such as fines and short jail sentences. Felonies are more serious crimes with harsher penalties, including longer prison sentences and larger fines.

Can a criminal record be expunged in Texas?

In some cases, it is possible to have a criminal record expunged or sealed. This process can help you move forward without the burden of a past criminal record. Our attorneys can advise you on your eligibility and assist with the process.

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  • Mr Garcia took such personal care with our case we were astounded! Accomplished all of our needs and kept in touch with everything. This office is one of the good ones
    - Lance M.
  • J.P. Garcia was my defense attorney and he did an amazing job in representing me! I definitely recommend him to anyone that needs to be represented in the Uvalde area.
    - Samantha C.
  • JP Garcia truly helped in changing my life. He fought extremely hard for me and won. Not only is he an incredible lawyer but he’s a great person who knows how to listen and offer genuine life advice. 

    - Jess L.
  • I was involved in a car accident. Someone ran a stop sign and hit my vehicle. J.P. Garcia was a huge help! His legal services calmed my nerves and I didn’t have to worry about a thing. Thank you!
    - Santiago R.

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