Law Office of Steven Wittekiend

Law Office of Steven Wittekiend

At my Burnet firm, the Law Office of Steven Wittekiend, we are proud to assist the citizens and residents of Central Texas with representation regarding any legal issue they may face or will assist them in finding someone who will.

Firm Overview

At my Burnet firm, The Law Office of Steven Wittekiend, I know what's at stake when a client is charged with a crime. I also understand how difficult family law challenges can be for everyone involved. Whether you've been arrested and accused of DWI or you are struggling through a divorce, I can help you understand your rights and then aggressively assert them on your behalf. Don't let the stress of your case weigh you down: reach out to me, a qualified local attorney who is committed to helping clients throughout Texas.

At The Law Office of Steven Wittekiend, we pride ourselves on attorney access, attention to detail, and work ethic. You will have direct access to my cell phone number, email address, and will work directly with me until your case is resolved rather than primarily communicating with an associate attorney, paralegal, or legal assistant. Too many times, clients believe they are hiring a certain attorney only to be left wondering if that attorney even remembers the name of the client and why they never seem to see that attorney anymore after the first meeting. This is an issue that we pride ourselves on avoiding and to the fullest extent possible.

At The Law Office of Steven Wittekiend, we also recognize that legal issues are often presented unexpectedly and can bring with them unexpected expenses such as attorney fees, filing fees, and court costs. Unfortunately, legal issues often bring with them time sensitive issues such as the need to get yourself or a loved one out of jail in order to get back to work, make important appointments, or care for your family. This often results in situations in which large amounts of money are necessary in a very short period of time in order to get your life back on track. As a result, our office is happy to accept payment plans customized to your unique situation as well as free consultations.

Main Office

Main Office
111 E Jackson St.
Burnet TX 78611

Phone

(830) 385-3229

Fax

(512) 756-0164

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Criminal Defense, Occupational Driver's Licenses, Criminal Record Expunction and Non-Disclosures, etc.

Hourly Rates

$225/hr (civil cases only)

Office Information

Office Hours

9am-5pm, Mon.-Fri.

Office Manager

Liz Landrum

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Criminal Defense

At my Burnet firm, the Law Office of Steven Wittekiend, we are proud to assist the citizens and residents of Central Texas with representation regarding any legal issue they may face or will assist them in finding someone who will.

At my Burnet firm, The Law Office of Steven Wittekiend, I know what is at stake when a client is charged with a crime. I also understand how difficult family law challenges can be for everyone involved. Whether you've been arrested and accused of DWI or you are struggling through a divorce, I can help you understand your rights and then aggressively assert them on your behalf. Don't let the stress of your case weigh you down: reach out to me, a qualified local attorney who is committed to helping clients throughout Texas.

At The Law Office of Steven Wittekiend, we pride ourselves on attorney access, attention to detail, and work ethic. You will have direct access to my cell phone number, email address, and will work directly with me until your case is resolved rather than primarily communicating with an associate attorney, paralegal, or legal assistant. Too many times, clients believe they are hiring a certain attorney only to be left wondering if that attorney even remembers the name of the client and why they never seem to see that attorney anymore after the first meeting. This is an issue that we pride ourselves on avoiding and to the fullest extent possible.

We also recognize that legal issues are often presented unexpectedly and can bring with them unexpected expenses such as attorney fees, filing fees, and court costs. Unfortunately, legal issues often include time sensitive issues such as the need to get yourself or a loved one out of jail in order to get back to work, make important appointments, or care for your families. These factors result in situations in which large amounts of money are necessary in a very short period of time in order to get your life back on track. As a result, our office is happy to accept payment plans customized to your unique situation as well as free consultations.

Family

At my Burnet firm, the Law Office of Steven Wittekiend, we are proud to assist the citizens and residents of Central Texas with representation regarding any legal issue they may face or will assist them in finding someone who will.

At The Law Office of Steven Wittekiend, we understand the stress and uncertainty that can accompany family law issues. Divorces, Suits Affecting the Parent Child Relationship (SAPCR), modifications, grandparent rights, and other family law cases each bring their own unique issues and nuances that make it imperative to hire an attorney to act as your adviser and advocate, especially when children are involved.

DUI and DWI

At my Burnet firm, the Law Office of Steven Wittekiend, we are proud to assist the citizens and residents of Central Texas with representation regarding any legal issue they may face or will assist them in finding someone who will.

Driving Under the Influence and Driving While Intoxicated are some of the most common reasons for people to be arrested in central Texas and nationwide. These arrests are often made wrongfully and are often the first arrest that a client will face in his or her entire life. Contrary to popular belief, if you are arrested for driving after drinking alcohol that does not necessarily mean that you are guilty of DUI or DWI. There are an important number of steps that any police officer making a DUI/DWI arrest must follow in order to avoid violating your rights. Often, a single DUI/DWI arrest will necessitate not only a defense of the DUI/DWI itself, but also ALR hearings, bond hearings, and occupational licenses as well. The consequences of a DUI/DWI conviction are severe and will affect you for the rest of your life financially, socially, and legally. When facing a possible DUI/DWI conviction, it is imperative that you obtain the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands not only the rules, but the processes, case law, and burdens of proof involved at every step of the way.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

While it is certainly an important thing for not only clients, but for everyone, to know the rights we enjoy in this country, it is NOT the client's job to educate themselves on legal issues. When you hire us, it becomes OUR job to guide you through the court process and to make sure you understand what is happening, what we are doing, and why it is important. Clients will often apologize for "bothering" or "pestering" by calling to ask questions about what has happened, what is going to happen next, and why things are happening. My response to these apologies is always the same -- you are not bothering me by asking me to do the job you hired me to do!

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

When I founded The Law Office of Steven Wittekiend, I decided that my primary focus would be protecting the rights of those accused of crimes from misdemeanors to felonies because, contrary to the beliefs of many, people are wrongfully arrested and wrongfully convicted every day even in our great country's justice system. I know this because it happened to me. About 15 years ago I myself was wrongfully arrested at the age of 18 in Llano County, Texas. Despite the fact that it was only a class B misdemeanor, it took a measurable toll on my family and nearly derailed my future as a US Marine and, eventually, an attorney. Protecting people from wrongful convictions, particularly regarding serious crimes, and holding people accountable after wrongful arrests is something that I have been passionate about since the very beginning of my legal education.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

What distinguishes us from other law firms can be summed up in two words -- attorney accessibility. When you retain The Law Office of Steven Wittekiend, you will be communicating directly with me, Steven Wittekiend, until your case is resolved. Often this will involve almost daily emails, texts, in-person meetings, and phone calls as a case moves closer and closer to trial. Too often in the legal profession we hear tales of clients who come into a law office for an initial meeting with an attorney who they believe will be representing them and then never see that attorney again! These stories tend to involve frustrating attempts to speak with the attorney they hired only to have to face layers of legal assistants, voicemails, and unreturned emails. When I started The Law Office of Steven Wittekiend, my first decision was to never allow this to happen to my clients. When you retain my office, you will have access to my direct email and cell phone so that your questions and concerns related to your case will be answered as quickly as possible.

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