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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.
-- 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begins by questioning the officer’s decision to make a DWI arrest based on coordination exercises designed to fail, outdated breath testing technology, and problematic blood testing procedures.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:
- Agents show up at your home or office.
- You are contacted by an agent or U.S. Attorney.
- You receive a criminal target letter.
- 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:
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 Jr.
Actual Former Client Reviews
Latest Google Reviews
I have dealt with Adamo & Adamo on a professional level for many years. As a probate and civil attorney, I often need to refer clients to criminal defense counsel since that is not part of my law practice. Adamo & Adamo has consistently helped those in need -- they are not only great criminal defense attorneys, but they can be TRUSTED. Awesome attorneys and wonderful people at Adamo & Adamo.
My husband faced a criminal charge that called for an experienced lawyer. We didn't plan on finding a compassionate one too. ADAMO/ADAMO is all about winning and they set about doing just that. After months of fighting for him, the prosecution finally caved and dismissed the case. One of the happiest days of our lives thanks to Sam Adamo Sr. and Sam Adamo Jr. We recommend them to anyone wanting an experienced and compassionate lawyer fighting on your behalf.
Sam Adamo was referred to me by a friend, and came highly recommended. After our initial conversation on Thursday evening, he went to work for me first thing Friday morning. He was there every step of way. His calm demeanor and reassuring attitude helped to get not only myself, but also my parents through a very difficult time. My parents definitely trusted me in his care since they could not be here every step of the way. He never made promises that he could not deliver, instead he promised to get me the best outcome, which he did! He and his team were there for every meeting, question, and appearance. Kudos to his entire team! I would recommend Adamo & Adamo for any of your legal needs.
Coronavirus & Criminal Court House
The unofficial announcement from the Harris County District Courts is that all felony bond cases will be cancelled up until at least April 3rd. 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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➤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
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