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Stephen Gustitis

Stephen Gustitis

Providing Hope by Imparting Knowledge
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI
  • Texas
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Summary

I'm a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney in Bryan|College Station and in surrounding Texas Counties. My career began as an assistant district attorney with Brazos County from 1990-1994. In 1994 I started the private practice of law and have practiced exclusively criminal defense.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, Discover
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
Languages
  • English
Education
University Of Denver
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Awards
Selected to Texas Super Lawyers
Texas Super Lawyers
Selected to Texas Super Lawyers 2011, 2012, 2018
Professional Associations
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Texas State Bar # 08634600
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
A Primer on Search and Seizure Law
HG.org Legal Resources
Criminal Lawyers Use Technology To Help Persuade Jurors
HG.org Legal Resources
Should You Blow into a Breathalyzer During Your Next DWI Stop?
HG.org Legal Resources
Remaining Silent Does Not Invoke Your Right to Remain Silent
HG.org Legal Resources
Does the Supreme Court Rule Defense Counsel Must Now Hire "Believable" Expert Witnesses?
HG.org Legal Resources
Should We Allow Our Clients to Tell Us the "Whole Truth"
HG.org Legal Resources
An Immigration Strategy for Your Non-Citizen Criminal Client
HG.org Legal Resources
How to Market Solutions to Potential Clients, Rather than Market Yourself
HG.org Legal Resources
University Discipline: The Illusion of Due Process
The Voice for the Defense
The Role of Forensic Evidence in Defending Criminal Cases
Inside the Minds - Utilizing Forensic Science in Criminal Cases (2014 Edition)
Cultural Issues in Texas Criminal Defense Practice
HG.org Legal Resources
The Hole in the Texas Non-Disclosure Statute
HG.org Legal Resources
Certifications
Criminal Law
Texas State Bar
Board Certified Criminal Law
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Videos
Should You Work as a Police Confidential Informant? Defense Attorney Explains.

This video explains the risks and benefits of working as a police confidential informant.

Use Stories to Create a Great Opening Statement in Court

This video considers how to prepare an opening statement in court using the story as a memory device to help guide the jury.

How to Use Jury Selection Questions to Defend Criminal Charges

This video explains how to use jury selection questions to identify biased jurors during the jury selection process when defending criminal charges.

What is the Secret Ingredient for a Great Cross Examination?

This video explains the secret ingredient for preparing a great cross examination. It avoids cross examination techniques, rather the video explains how deep creative thought is the key to developing a great cross examination in court.

Grand Jury Testimony - Should the Defendant Testify?

This video discusses whether a criminal defendant should offer their grand jury testimony and a grand jury is explained.

Pros & Cons of a Pretrial Diversion Program in Criminal Cases

This video explains the pros and cons of a pretrial diversion program, sometimes known as pretrial intervention. It considers how pretrial diversion works in criminal cases, its advantages and disadvantages.

What is a Writ of Habeas Corpus? Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains.

This video considers the writ of habeas corpus definition and also the writ of habeas corpus explained in terms of pre-trial and post-conviction relief.

How to Use Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals to Defend Forensics

This video describes the Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals scientific and legal challenges to forensics in criminal court.

Forensic Evidence - Intersection of Science and Law

In this video, criminal defense lawyer Stephen Gustitis introduces a new series on forensic evidence as the intersection of science and the law and how to use science and law to defend against forensics in the courtroom.

Criminal Appeal - How to Withdraw a Guilty Plea After Sentencing

This video considers the criminal appeals process and how to use a motion for new trial or writ of habeas corpus to withdraw an involuntary guilty or no contest plea.

Actual Authority vs Apparent Authority to Consent to Police Searches

This video explains actual authority vs apparent authority regarding a consent search in criminal law and how the police use a person's consent to avoid the 4th Amendment probable cause search requirement.

What is Consent to Search in Criminal Law?

This video defines consent to search and explains several limitations on consent including voluntariness, scope, and withdrawal of consent to search.

5th Amendment Pretrial Motions to Suppress Evidence of Criminal Confessions

This video examines when a pretrial motion to suppress can be used to suppress criminal confessions from trial based on a 5th Amendment violation.

How to Use Pretrial Motions for Discovery to Defend Criminal Charges

This video defines a pretrial motion for discovery and describes how to use it to obtain information from the police and prosecutor to help prepare a defense to criminal charges.

4th Amendment Pretrial Motions to Suppress Evidence in Criminal Cases

This video discusses when a pretrial motion to suppress evidence can be used to exclude evidence from trial based on the 4th Amendment Exclusionary Rule.

Introduction to Pretrial Motions in Criminal Defense Cases

This video begins a new series on pretrial motions in criminal cases and how they can help you defend criminal charges.

Should Criminal Defendants Ever Take a Police Polygraph Exam?

This video describes why a police polygraph test is not protected by the attorney client privilege and that anyone considering taking a lie detector test should hire their own polygraph expert to administer the examination.

Can a Polygraph Examination Help Defend Your Criminal Charges?

This video explains three ways a polygraph examination can be used by your criminal defense attorney to help you.

Using a Polygraph Examination (Lie Detector) in Criminal Defense

This video begins a new series on how a polygraph examination can be used to help your criminal defense.

Right to Speedy Trial - Should You Request a Speedy Trial?

This video explains whether a person charged with a crime should assert their 6th Amendment right to speedy trial by asking for a trial.

Right to Speedy Trial - Common Reasons for Criminal Trial Delay

Regarding your right to speedy trial, what are some common reasons for criminal trial delay and should you be concerned?

Has Your 6th Amendment Right to Speedy Trial Been Violated?

This video explains how the courts test whether your right to speedy trial was violated.

Police and Social Media - Should You Delete Your Social Media Accounts?

This video is about the police and social media and explains whether you should delete your social media accounts after being arrested, being charged, or being investigated by the police.

How Prosecutors Use Social Media Against You - Police and Social Media

This video explains 3 ways police departments and prosecutors can use social media against you in criminal court.

How to Use a Batterer Intervention Program to Defend Domestic Violence Cases

This video explains strategies for using a batterer intervention program when defending domestic violence cases.

How to Drop Charges Against Someone for Domestic Violence

This video explains strategies for dropping charges against someone when defending domestic violence cases.

Domestic Violence Defense - Reconciliation is Key!

This video explains how the reconciliation process between partners in a domestic violence dispute is the foundation of a successful domestic violence defense strategy.

How to Get Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed

This video explains a domestic violence defense strategy that involves reconciliation, a non-prosecution request, and long-term behavior modification training.

Student Rights in College are Really No Rights at All!

This video explains how your student rights in college disciplinary hearings are critically and inherently flawed because of university bias, no advocate to speak for you, and no subpoena power to compel the attendance of witnesses.

Your University Student Code of Conduct Can Land You in Jail

This video explains, when students face university discipline, how they can incriminate themselves in a university disciplinary hearing and how the police can subpoena their confession.

Dangers Students Face in a University Disciplinary Hearing

This video explains how to defend yourself in a student disciplinary hearing by utilizing a student's right to an advisor in a student conduct hearing.

What Are My Rights With Police? (When Stopped for Police Questioning)

Want to know your rights when dealing with the police? This video explains your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney if you get taken in for police questioning.

3 Reasons to Defend Yourself in Court and Plead Not Guilty

Our 3rd video in the series on plea bargaining pros and cons explains the reasons to plead not guilty, to fight your case, and to defend yourself in court.

Plea Bargaining Pros and Cons - 3 Arguments Against Plea Bargaining

The 2nd video in our series on plea bargaining pros and cons. This series explains arguments for and against plea bargaining.

Plea Bargaining Pros and Cons - 3 Arguments For Plea Bargaining

We begin our series on plea bargaining pros and cons. This series explains arguments for and against plea bargaining.

What Are My Rights With Police? (After Getting Arrested)

You just got arrested. This video explains your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney if you get arrested by the cops.

What Are My Rights With the Police? (With Cops at My Door)

This video covers your right to remain silent and your right to refuse to consent to search with cops at the door.

DUI Defense Tactics - How Criminal Lawyers Defend DUI Blood Test Charges

The best DUI defense tactics include fighting the DUI blood test. Skilled criminal defense lawyers can challenge the DUI blood draw procedure to defend a DUI arrest.

What Are My Rights With Police? (When I Get Pulled Over)

This video covers your right to remain silent and your right to refuse to consent to search when you get pulled over in your car.

DUI Defense Strategies - How Criminal Lawyers Defend DUI Breath Test Charges

What are the best DUI defense tactics your DUI defense lawyer can use to challenge the Intoxilyzer breath test while defending your DUI arrest?

DUI Defense Tactics - Use the Sobriety Tests to Defend Your DUI

Using the sobriety tests is part of DUI defense tactics your criminal defense attorney can use to fight your DUI arrest. We use the DUI investigation against the police!

How to Use the Personal Contact Phase to Defend Your DUI in Court

How can your DUI attorney use the personal contact phase of the DUI investigation to defend your DUI arrest?

How to Use the Vehicle In Motion to Defend Your DUI in Court

Defending your DUI in court takes a skilled DUI lawyer. Learn how DUI attorneys use the vehicle in motion phase of the DUI investigation to defend DUI arrests.

DUI Defense Tactics - How the Cops Investigate a DUI!

What are the best DUI defense tactics? It starts with understanding the police DUI investigation.

If You Get Stopped, Are You Getting Arrested for DUI?

Will you get arrested for DUI after getting stopped? Getting arrested for DUI is a high probability!

Are DUI Lawyers Different From the Typical Criminal Defense Attorney?

What skills should DUI lawyers possess that other criminal defense attorneys lack?

How To Choose a Criminal Defense Attorney - 3 Factors to Consider

Tips on how to choose the best criminal defense lawyer for your criminal charges.

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Bryan, TX 77803
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Telephone: (979) 823-9111