The Defreitas Firm

Firm Overview

Mr. Defreitas has been named a Top Attorney two years in a row (2013-2017) by Houstonia Magazine (an award given out at the end of each year) amongst his other awards. He graduated from Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law, in Dallas, Texas in May of 2003.
After graduating from law school, he moved to Houston to join the Harris County District Attorney's Office, garnering experience in myriad of criminal matters with a heavy focus on driving while intoxicated cases. Mr. Defreitas then left the Harris County District Attorney's Office to venture into transactional and civil litigation practices. The vast majority of this time was spent, working as insurance defense counsel, in which he gained even more experience defending Driving While Intoxicated cases involving accidents.

When dealing with a criminal charge in a DUI/DWI Defense case, it is especially important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible after you have been charged with a DUI/DWI in the state of Texas. There may be a 15-day deadline in effect regarding your ability to challenge the suspension of your driver's license.
If your case qualifies for a pre-trial diversion, you may have only 60 days to make the decision to plea to it and will need an attorney to take such a plea bargain.
The HGN or eye test that was given to you does not establish that you were intoxicated. The breath test result, if you took one, may not be accurate. The state of Texas utilizes the Intoxilyzer 5000, which uses infrared technology not to measure your blood, but instead the presence of particles in your breath. However, certain other particles, such as acetone, can possibly throw off this result.
If you were instead administered the portable breath test at the scene, that result is most likely inadmissible.
The blood test may have required a warrant pursuant to the United States Supreme Court decision in Missouri vs. McNeely. Without the said warrant, the blood test may be inadmissible.
There are numerous other issues and potential defenses that could be in play as well. Most importantly, unlike most other attorneys, Mr. Defreitas can advise as to the potential civil implications of your DWI/DUI case.

Recent Criminal Defense Case Results:

1) State of Texas vs. T.G. - Failure to Stop and Give Information; Outcome: Dismissed

2) Texas Department of Public Safety vs. C.A. - DPS Suspension fo Driver's License for Refusal to take Breath Test; Outcome: ALR Judge granted judgment in favor of Defendant

3) State of Texas vs. A.H. - Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon; Outcome: Dismissed

4) State of Texas vs. A.S. - Felon in Possession of a Firearm; Outcome: Dismissed

5) Texas Department of Public Safety vs. V.P. - DPS Suspension fo Driver's License for Breath Test over .08; Outcome: ALR Judge granted judgment in favor of Defendant

6) State of Texas vs. T.R. - Second Degree Felony - Burglary of a Habitation; Outcome: Dismissed

7) State of Texas vs. M.F. - Motion to Adjudicate on 3rd degree Felony Assault Family Member; Outcome: Deferred Adjudication reinstated

8) State of Texas vs. T.R. - Burglary of a Habitation; Outcome: Dismissed

9) State of Texas vs. T.S. - Interference with an Emergency Phone Call; Outcome: Dismissed

10) State of Texas vs. Z.B. - Driving Under the Influence; Outcome: Deferred Adjudication Granted - Dismissed

11) Texas Department of Public Safety vs. Z.B. - DUI ALR - dismissed

12) State of Texas vs. M.M. - Allegedly Client's 4th DWI, Outcome: Plead out as a Misdemeanor DWI 1st, instead of a Felony DWI 4th.

13) State of Texas vs. J.M. - DWI Over .15, Outcome: Pre-trial Diversion

14) Texas Department of Public Safety vs. J.M. - DPS Suspension of Security License Outcome: Security License Reinstated

15) State of Texas vs. C.A. - DWI 2nd, Outcome: Dismissed

16) Texas Department of Public Safety vs. J.C. - DPS Suspension Case Dismissed

17) State of Texas vs. B.H. - DWI with a minor (Felony) - Dismissed

18) State of Texas vs. B.H. - DWI with a minor - Reduced to Misdemeanor A

19) State of Texas vs. M.F. - DWI, Paraphernalia, and Wreckless Driving; Outcome: DWI and Paraphernalia case abandoned, pled to Wreckless Driving

20) State of Texas vs. T.A.- Felony Theft ($1,500.00 - $20,000.00) ; Outcome: Dismissed

21) Texas DPS vs. M.M.- DWI ALR Suspension Dismissed

22) State of Texas vs. S.Y.- DWI and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon, probation on DWI with Dismissal of Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon Charge

23) State of Texas vs. J.A.- Motion to Adjudicate Felony Deferred Adjudication Dismissed - Deferred Adjudication Reinstated
Main Office
Main Office
2800 Post Oak Blvd
#4100
houston  TX  77056
Phone
  • (832) 794-6792
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Alex Defreitas

Mr. Defreitas has been named a Top Attorney two years in a row (2013-2014) by Houstonia Magazine (an award given out at the end of each year) amongst his other awards. He graduated from Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law, in Dallas, Texas in May of 2003.

While attending Southern Methodist University, Mr. Defreitas was an Associate and Executive Board member of the Board of Advocates; member of the Corporate Law Association; Howie & Sweeney Moot Court Competition (Semi-Finalist); named to the Dean's List Spring 2002; and clerked two semesters for the Mulligan Law Firm, P.C., a national mass tort litigation firm.

After graduating from law school in 2003, Mr. Defreitas took the Texas Bar Exam and was licensed in November of 2003. He moved to Houston to join the Harris County District Attorney's Office, garnering experience in myriad of criminal matters with a heavy foucs on driving while intoxicated cases. Mr. Defreitas then left the Harris County District Attorney's Office to venture into transactional and civil litigation practices. The vast majority of this time was spent, working as an in-house counsel for one of the largest insurance companies in the United States, in which he gained even more experience defending Driving While Intoxicated cases involving accidents.

Mr. Defreitas has the experience and skills to guide your through not only the criminal, but also the civil, administrative, and employment issuess that may arise out of your Driving While Intoxicated case.

Contact Mr. Defreitas today for a free consultation on your case.

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