James Michael Yanney

James Michael Yanney

YanneyLaw, PLLC
  • Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, White Collar Crime ...
  • Texas
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Professional, experienced, courageous representation.

I'm a Former Felony Prosecutor, UT Law Graduate, and experienced Trial Attorney. I received my law degree from one of the most prestigious schools in the nation. After four years at the DA's office, I left to form my own firm because I saw a need to defend the rights and reputation of the people from an imperfect system that often treats the accused as guilty before they ever get a trial. As a former prosecutor, I know a bit about what makes the government and its agents work. I'm ready to take your case to trial and to do it at a high level.

Please visit my firm's website at yanneylaw.com for more info or give me a call at 210-809-6001.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    White Collar Crime
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Juvenile Law
  • Does Not Currently Practice Law
  • Not Currently Accepting Clients
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24095804
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Professional Experience
Prosecutor-Felony Trial, Misdemeanor Trial, CPS
Guadalupe County County Attorney's Office
The University of Texas School of Law
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas  # 24095804
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Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered
Q. Miranda Rights read but person wasn't arrested.
A: Hello,

Miranda Warnings are often given to any person police seek to interview. Many persons may be interviewed in a case. In my experience I would not draw any implications from it. You should seek to retain a competent defense attorney to best discuss how to pursue justice in your loved one's case.


Q. Is there a way to fight this?
A: Hello,

In some instances, there may be arguments to be made that roughly follow your line of logic. However, the actual law is quite a bit more complex than "if Charge A is bad, then Charge B is also bad".

You should contact a competent attorney as soon as possible to discuss your situation and any possible legal defenses you may have.


Q. If a police report is taking a long time to become public, is that normally a good or bad thing?
A: Hello,

Sorry, you may not like this answer but it the truth. As a former prosecutor, I can tell you that law enforcement is not under an obligation to turn over any materials until their investigation is complete and the prosecutor has made a decision on the case. I'm sorry to say it could be quite some time depending on the situation.

In terms of typically good or bad, it is impossible to say. Sometimes, it may just be sitting on an officer's desk waiting for someone to do the paperwork to either stop the investigation or to send it to the prosecutor. The officer may be waiting to collect other evidence.

Every situation is unique. One of the best things for a person under investigation to do is to seek legal advice from a competent attorney so they can better protect their rights BEFORE any potential criminal charges are filed. In this instance, being proactive is often rewarded.


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Contact & Map
YanneyLaw, PLLC
2515 McCullough Ave.
Suite I
San Antonio, TX 78212
Telephone: (210) 809-6001
Cell: (210) 809-6001
Fax: (210) 809-6001
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed