Seasoned DWI and Criminal Defense Attorneys

The Defense You Deserve

Harold J. Danford brings more than 25 years of DWI and criminal defense experience to his clients. He has successfully handled thousands of cases, represented hundreds of clients at trial, and won numerous cases on appeal. He has been included in such lists as "The Top Attorneys in North America," taught tactics and strategies to other lawyers at dozens of seminars, and his work has been featured in media outlets including CNN, CourtTV, DiscoveryID, and others.

Don't Jeopardize Your Future

When charged or arrested in the Hill Country, whether in Kerrville, Boerne, Fredericksburg or elsewhere, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney who can protect your constitutional rights. A conviction can be life-changing, impacting you in the following ways:

  • Substantial fines
  • Possible time in prison
  • Loss of driver's and professional licenses in DWI cases
  • Long probation term
  • Endangering present and future job prospects
  • Loss of educational opportunities

While we are proud Texans who were born and raised here, we know that the Texas police and justice system are zealous in their approach to enforcement. We skillfully handle cases from the smallest of misdemeanors to the most serious felonies including DWI cases involving minors, assault cases, cases involving manslaughter charges while operating a motor vehicle, and drug-related charges. These charges are too important to face without a lawyer who has the knowledge, experience and commitment to defend your rights during each step of the legal process.

Let Us Put Our Experience To Work

As a former prosecutor, attorney Danford has vast experience handling all kinds of criminal cases and knows how to anticipate and effectively respond to the tactics and strategies employed by the State. He is also the only former Statewide Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety's DWI/ALR program who now defends those charged with drinking and driving. He is first and foremost a trial lawyer - he has argued hundreds of cases in court and prepares every case as if it will go to trial. Attorneys Harold J. Danford, Jonathan R. O'Hara, and the entire team are the professionals you need when facing a serious legal issue in Kerrville, Boerne, Fredericksburg or elsewhere in the Texas Hill Country.

Recent Successes

Habitual Felony DWI — Dismissed

Our client was facing 25 years to life for his sixth DWI. As you might imagine, the prosecutors wanted to send him away forever. But we filed a motion to quash the indictment for lack of a speedy trial and had the case thrown out. The State appealed the dismissal but we won that as well.

Aggravated Assault — Dismissed

An individual we represented was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a first-degree felony punishable by five to 99 years or life in prison. The prosecutors thought they had a strong case because of statements our client made to the police. But we filed a motion to suppress, arguing that he was illegally interrogated. Our victory at the hearing led to dismissal of the case.

Felony DWI — Dismissed

The client we represented was facing a felony DWI and the prospect of a felony conviction following him around for the rest of his life. We filed a motion to suppress, arguing that the police had no right to stop his car that night. The judge agreed and dismissed the case.

Assault — Not Guilty

Our client faced accusations of assault family violence, a charge that can result in up to a year in jail and a lifetime ban on the purchase or possession of firearms. We took the case to trial, arguing our client acted in self-defense and highlighting all of the inconsistencies in the state's story. We won the case.

Felony DWI — Dismissed

After the car she and others were traveling in was involved in an accident, our client was charged with a felony DWI. But we filed a motion to suppress, arguing that the police had no probable cause to believe our client was intoxicated or that she was even the one driving the car. The judge agreed. The state appealed the decision, but we won that as well and the case was dismissed.

We Provide Free Initial Consultation To All Clients

Contact our office online, or call our office in Kerrville at 888-595-1953 for an appointment. The stakes are too high to not have the right kind of representation. Our DWI and criminal defense attorneys serve Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Boerne, Bandera, Junction and surrounding areas.