Houston Criminal Defense Attorney

Houston criminal defense attorney Jeanie Ortiz is a former Harris County Assistant District Attorney. Her knowledge of Houston law enforcement practices and procedures, combined with her resolve to get justice for her clients makes her one of the area’s premier criminal defense lawyers. Ms. Ortiz accepts a wide variety of cases, from felony to misdemeanor. She will defend you vigorously whether you are an alleged first-time DWI offender or accused of a violent crime.

DWI Charges

While DWI first-time offenders face class-B misdemeanor penalties under Texas law, don’t think you can handle the matter alone. Before you accept whatever fate law enforcement offers, call Jeanie Ortiz for help. The consequences of a guilty plea will impact your future. Any evidence the police uses against you in a DWI case is subject to challenge. Call an attorney who will fight for you.

Assault and Murder Charges

Violent crimes are among the most difficult charges to defend against in criminal law, and carry the most severe penalties. The public fears violent offenders while prosecutors use these cases to make their careers. Ms. Ortiz will jump in, unconcerned about those issues and focus on the facts of the case as she develops a strong strategy for your defense.

Theft Cases

The current District Attorney in Harris County noted that the prosecutor’s office is laser-focused on reducing thefts and burglaries in Houston and the surrounding area. An overzealous prosecutor could trample your rights as an accused defendant. If you are accused of theft, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney like Ms. Ortiz to protect your right to be treated fairly by law enforcement. She’ll work hard to get a fair and just outcome.


A conviction on even a minor criminal charge will leave a permanent stain on your record. The conviction could prevent you from getting a job or much-needed loan. Ms. Ortiz can help you remove the stain through the expungement process. It’s more than a matter of filling out paperwork. Hire an attorney who will get it done right the first time.

Other Practice Areas

In addition to the areas listed above, Ms. Ortiz also serves clients charged with:

  • Child molestation
  • Child pornography
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug possession
  • Fraud
  • Internet crimes
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Murder
  • Petitions for Non-Disclosures
  • Robbery
  • Sexual assault
  • Weapons charges
  • White-collar crimes

Hire an Experienced Houston Criminal Defense Attorney

From the moment you are cited or arrested and charged with a criminal offense, you should contact Jeanie Ortiz. She will go to work immediately on your defense. Find out how she can help. Call today.