James Michael Yanney

James Michael Yanney

  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • Texas
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Summary

Former Felony Prosecutor. UT Law Graduate. Experienced Trial Attorney.

My firm's motto is: "People Over Profit. Soul Over Salary. Justice Over Just-Good-Enough".

I'm a full service criminal defense attorney who practices all over the San Antonio area. I consider myself to be in "the business of helping people" and my firm is centered around that mission.

I spent three years getting my law degree from one of the most prestigious schools in the nation. After four years at the DA's office, and numerous jury trials, I left to form my own firm because I saw a need to defend the rights and reputation of the people in and out of the courtroom. As a former prosecutor, I know a bit about what makes the government and its agents tick. I take a holistic approach to my cases and try to get the government to see the big picture truth. If that doesn't work, I'm ready to take your case to trial and to do it at a high level. I love science in the courtroom, digital evidence, and cross-examination.

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

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Juvenile Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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
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Education
The University of Texas School of Law
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas  # 24095804
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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. Sincerely, Jim
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. Sincerely, Jim
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. Sincerely, Jim
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Contact & Map
YanneyLaw, PLLC
4007 McCullough Ave.
#492
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 (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed