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The Adamo & Adamo Law Firm, nearly a 50% dismissal or not guilty rate.

Avvo 10.0 Houston Criminal Defense Attorney Rating

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Sam Adamo presents Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyer Lifetime Achievement AwardNational Reputation
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The Adamo and Adamo Law Firm has been recognized by national publications for superior criminal defense.

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Sam Adamo received the Avvo Client Choice Award for criminal defense and client satisfaction.

Superb 10.0 Lawyer Rating 
Criminal Defense

Both Sam Adamo and Sam Adamo Jr. have maintained 10.0 Criminal Defense Attorney ratings on Avvo, while receiving the Superb Lawyer Rating Award.

Criminal Defense Attorney SpecialistBoard Certified
Criminal Specialist

Sam Adamo was one of the first Texas criminal defense attorneys to be honored as a board certified criminal law specialist.

Houston’s Best 
Criminal Law

Named “. . . one of the outstanding criminal defense attorneys in Houston . . . ” by the Houston Chronicle.

5-Star Client Rating
Criminal Defense Law Firm

The Adamo and Adamo Criminal Defense Law Firm has achieved a five-star customer rating on Google, Yelp, and Avvo.

Former Prosecutor
Special Crimes

Sam Adamo worked as a Harris County prosecutor while forming and leading the first special crimes division.

Former Counsel
Houston Police Union

Known as a trusted criminal defense source, Sam Adamo provided consulting and counseling for the Houston Police Officer’s Union.

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Texas Bar Blog

The Adamo and Adamo Criminal Defense Law Firm is a consistent source for the Texas State Bar.

Nationally Recognized Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer Expert

With over fifty years of combined criminal defense experience we have a Houston criminal defense attorney dedicated to providing you with high-quality solutions using proven legal strategies.

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    Latest News: Heating Up: The Adamo & Adamo Law Firm has received 13 dismissals in a row!

    Latest News: The Adamo & Adamo Law Firm once again recognized by U.S. News & World Report (2018, 2019, 2020) as one of the top criminal defense and white collar crime law firms.

    Latest News: Sam Adamo selected for the 2018-19 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association.

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    – Criminal Defense Attorneys Practice Areas –

    DWI & DUIHouston DWI Attorney

    Our lawyers have defended countless persons facing DWI charges. A winning DWI defense begins by questioning the officer’s decision to make a DWI arrest based on coordination exercises designed to fail, outdated breath testing technology, and problematic blood testing procedures.

    Defeating DWI Field Sobriety Exercises

    Officers are trained to administer field sobriety tests in accordance with specific standards. The problem is, officers often fail to follow their training. During a stop, standardized procedures are replaced by the officer’s self-fulfilled DWI prophecies. We have a DWI Houston criminal defense Lawyer who is certified in field sobriety exercises and can determine if the tests were administered properly.

    Attacking DWI Breath & Blood Tests

    Every DWI Houston criminal defense attorney should understand and be able to explain both spectroscopy and chromatography, the science behind the chemical tests. Many factors can cause a reported alcohol content to be inaccurate, and our lawyers will discover the root of the false result. Call us to learn how, together, we will fight the DWI.

    Drug ChargesHouston Drug Lawyer

    Drug cases are not as black-and-white as one may think. Our drug attorneys will force the prosecutor to prove all elements of their case.

    Unlawful Drug Search, Seizure, & Arrest

    Criminal drug charges are often the result of unlawful police actions. Amongst criminal defense attorneys this is known as fruit of the poisonous tree. If the officer in detaining, searching, seizing, or arresting you violated your constitutional rights, then any evidence obtained is considered fruit of the officer’s unlawful actions. This evidence is inadmissible in court and in most instances your drug attorney will get the case dismissed.

    Possession – Is it a Drug?

    Drugs are broken down into penalty groups. Penalty Group 1 and 1 -A consists of cocaine, heroine, opium, oxycodone, and acid, amongst other. Penalty Group 2 is hallucinogens, ecstasy, and amphetaimines, amongst others. Penally Group 3 is valium, xanax, and anabolic steroids, amongst others. The punishment range depends on the type and amount of the drug. Sometimes lab testing reveals the substance was in fact not a drug at all and as your Houston criminal lawyer we will demand reliable drug-lab testing.

    Legal Definition of Unlawful Drug Possession

    The State must prove you knew of the drug’s existence and exercised control over the drug.  Insufficient proof of any elements above and your Houston criminal defense attorney will fight to dismiss all drug charges.

    Assault CrimesDomestic Violence Attorneys

    Our law firm has a reputation for turning-the-tables on assault charges. Assault cases often rely on he-said-she-said statements. We have the resources, knowledge and skills to dig deep in uncovering the truth about the State’s witnesses, such as: witness motives; victim interest,  previous civil or criminal allegations; prior criminal convictions; previous divorce or CPS inquiries, child support payment delinquencies, self-defense, etc. Information obtained from our lawyers independent and thorough investigation will provide essential assault defense tools.


    Call a criminal defense attorney at our Houston law firm & find out how.

    Houston Sex Crimes LawyerSexual Assault Attorney

    Sex crimes are serious criminal accusations. If you are being investigated for a sex offense you need to contact a qualified criminal lawyer who can assist you in preparing an airtight defense. Once retained, our lawyers will begin working for and investigating your case immediately.

    Defeat the Sex Crime at the Grand Jury

    Our criminal lawyers know how to defeat sex crime charges at the grand jury level. Every felony complaint must be indicted. A grand jury indicts a complaint by issuing a true-bill.  However, a grand jury may also issue a no-bill.  If a no-bill is issued the criminal accusations are dismissed and the sex crime charge can be expunged. We understand what needs to be prepared and submitted to the grand jury to achieve a no-bill. We have a criminal defense lawyer in Houston ready to speak with you know. Contact us now!

    Federal Criminal DefenseTexas Federal Lawyer

    The Adamo & Adamo Law Firm has been retained on federal cases nationwide.

    How to Know if You are a Federal Target

    Typical federal investigation include the following:

    1. Agents show up at your home or office.
    2. You are contacted by an agent or U.S. Attorney.
    3. You receive a criminal target letter.
    4. You receive a criminal subpoena to appear in front of a federal grand jury.

    Our experienced Houston criminal lawyers understand the necessary steps to protect you against the government while achieving high-quality results.

    Other CrimesCriminal Defense Attorney - Houston

    Our Criminal Defense Attorneys in Houston have successfully defended persons accused of:


    White Collar Crime Defense:
    Murder Attorneys;
    Theft/Fraud Defense;
    Defending Juveniles;
    ●Expunctions/Non-Disclosures – Cleaning your record.

    Plus many more criminal charges.


    The lawyers at the Adamo and Adamo Law Firm have been hired on criminal cases across Texas. If you or someone you know has been arrested or charged with a crime, contact our office for a free consultation.

    – Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer –

    With a 40% dismissal or not guilty rate we have a criminal defense attorney in our Houston office well-equipped to provide you with the best possible outcome.  Criminal accusations can have a devastating effect on your livelihood and our proven defense approach will ensure your future is protected. Our lawyers limit the number of retained clients, so we can give your case the attention it deserves. Our #1 goal is to win your case! With each new client comes an opportunity for another dismissal or not guilty. Don’t just take it from us, read our reviews and see what former clients have to say. We look forward to working as your trusted criminal defense lawyers.

    Sam Adamo Sr.

    Sam Adamo Sr.

    Houston Criminal Lawyer
    Sam Adamo Jr.

    Sam Adamo Jr.

    Houston Criminal Lawyer

    Actual Former Client Reviews

    Latest Google Reviews

    Law Office of Sam Adamo
    Reviewed from Google

    4.8 out of 5 stars

    cassie conner
    cassie conner

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 6 months ago

    Sam Adamo is a fantastic lawyer! I had a pretty difficult case and it took some time but Adamo, with some dedicated work & patience, was actually able to get it completely dismissed! He always kept me in the loop with all info and he made every court date. Also I’d like to add he is very down to earth but also very professional at the same time. Easy to reach when I had any concerns and I’m so grateful to have had his help on my case! I highly recommend. Thank you!

    Walt S
    Walt S

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 6 months ago

    Mr. Adamo came highly recommended from a prominent Houston lawyer. He is "the lawyer that lawyers hire". He successfully had my charges dismissed and so I also recommend him now.

    I was arrested and charged with a felony when a dog sniffed my car and found a few edibles and a THC oil pen. This was in small county in west Texas and my chances of dismissal did not look promising.
    Mr. Adamo and his team were able to get the felony charges completely dismissed.
    Thanks to Mr. Adamo I still have a promising career to look forward to.

    Sal Montalvo
    Sal Montalvo

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 6 months ago

    I want to thank both Mr Adamo Sr. and Jr. for taking my case. Hearing me out, and truly helping me. I'm an innocent, humble man, and they helped me by getting my case dismissed. I will forever be grateful. I recommend this team. A million thank you's and I wish this team lots of peace and success ..

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    Coronavirus & Criminal Court House

    The unofficial announcement from the Harris County District Courts is that all felony bond cases will be suspended. The decision will be reevaluated every two weeks. At the moment, Harris County County Courts procedures for misdemeanor cases vary from court to court. Again, because of the fluidity of the situation, expect changes. Contact our attorneys for any answers to upcoming court dates.

    New Criminal Cases & Existing Criminal Cases

    The Adamo & Adamo Criminal Defense Law Firm will continue to work on all of our cases and will be in communication with our existing clients. Our lawyers are also accepting new criminal cases by using email, phone, & other means of technology, much like we do with our out of state clients, during these unprecedented times.

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    % of Cases Dismissed vs. the National Avg.

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    Nationally Acclaimed Criminal Firm – U.S. News and World Report
    U.S. News Best Lawyers in America – U.S. News and World Report
    ➤Recognized as a Criminal Law Expert – Expert Lawyer Network
    Texas Criminal Defense Super Lawyer – Super Lawyer Magazine
    Top Attorney in Texas – Texas Monthly Magazine
    Board Certified & Criminal Defense Specialist   – Sam Adamo Sr.
    ➤Top 100 Trial Lawyer & Best 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer – National Trial Lawyer Association (2015)
    Top Criminal Lawyer in Houston – Houstonia Magazine
    Highest Ethical Standard & Legal Ability – Martindale Hubbell
    A+ Rating by BBB – Better Business Bureau (2015)
    Founding Member – DUI Defense Lawyers Association
    Houston Defense Lawyer – Justia
    Houston Reasonable Doubt Legal Analyst
    Houston Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
    Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association – Adamo and Adamo Law Firm
    National Member – Criminal Trial Lawyers Association
    Life Member – NCDLA – National Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Association

    Adamo & Adamo Law Firm's Houston Defense Attorneys

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