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Woodrow Jennings Halstead III

Woodrow Jennings Halstead III

Daniel & Hudson, PLLC
  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Domestic Violence...
  • Texas
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Summary

Mr. Halstead is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He began his legal career over 20 years ago as a prosecutor for Bexar County, Texas. He received his B.A. from Texas A&M University and J.D. degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. For 14 years Woody represented the State of Texas as a prosecutor in thousands of criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors to murders and concluded his prosecution career as the First Assistant for the Bexar County D.A.’s Office.

During his legal career, Woody also worked part-time as a criminal law magistrate judge for Bexar County. As a result of his position as First Assistant in the D.A.’s office, Woody personally knows almost every Assistant D.A. in Bexar County and enjoys a reputation as an excellent trial lawyer. His ability to assess his clients’ cases from both a prosecution and defense perspective enables him to provide invaluable insight to the evaluation of their cases. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Crosspoint, Inc. a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to

Woody’s legal experience includes work as a civilian attorney with the Department of the Air Force where he represented military members undergoing “fit for duty” evaluations. In addition to his civilian legal practice, Woody served 12 years as a Judge Advocate in the United States Army Reserve and is currently an officer in the United States Air Force Reserve. Woody is licensed to practice by the Supreme Court of Texas and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and Federal Courts for the Western District of Texas. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Crosspoint, Inc. a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to build safer and stronger communities by empowering individuals to lead productive lives.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24004683
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Daniel & Hudson, PLLC
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Represents citizens accused of criminal offenses in state, federal and military courts. Responsibilities included client contact, case evaluation, legal analysis, trial preparation, and in-court litigation of motions and trials.
First Assistant
Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office
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Chief Attorney responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office. Supervises 197 attorneys and over 300 support staff members on behalf of the elected District Attorney. Leads an executive leadership team of 8 senior attorneys and manages an annual budget of over $32 million. Duties include establishing policies for the prosecution of criminal offenses, business rules and operations, and review and prosecution of high-profile cases. Also responsible for responding to press and media inquiries and speaking on behalf of the elected District Attorney in his absence.
Criminal Law Magistrate (Part-Time)
Bexar County
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Part-time county magistrate judge. Duties included initial arraignment of suspects and setting bond and conditions of release for arrestees. Responsible for reviewing and signing search and arrest warrants at the request of local law enforcement and determining probable cause for the continued detention of the accused.
Attorney
LaHood & del Cueto
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Represented citizens accused of criminal offenses in state, federal and military courts. Responsibilities included client contact, case evaluation, legal analysis, trial preparation, and in-court litigation of motions and trials.
Disability Counsel
Department of the Air Force
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Represented active and reserve component Air Force members going before the Air Force Formal Physical Evaluation Board. Scheduled and represented members in administrative disability hearings, assisted members who appealed cases to the Secretary of the Air Force Personnel Council. Advised Area Defense Counsel and Medical Law Consultants as well as judge advocates worldwide on disability separation issues involving the Air Force Disability Evaluation System and Department of Veterans Affairs. Bexar County District Attorney's Office.
Assistant Criminal District Attorney
Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office
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Attorney responsible for prosecuting felony criminal offenses in Texas state court. Last duties included legal review and prosecution of White Collar Crime cases and cases involving misconduct by public officials. Extensive experience in the investigation, review, and prosecution of fraud, theft, embezzlement, and fiduciary misapplication cases. Previously managed a trial docket consisting of approximately 800 felony cases including violent crimes and weapons-related offenses. Successfully litigated numerous trials and motions in Texas State District Court
Education
St. Mary's University School of Law
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Texas A&M University - College Station
B.A. (1994) | Political Science
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Awards
Citizen Airman of the Quarter
340th Flying Training Group
Senior Civilian of the Quarter
United States Air Force Legal Operations Agency
Pillar of Character
Northside Independent School District
Professional Associations
National Association of Criminal Defnse Lawyers
Member
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
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San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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Crosspoint Inc.
Board Member
- Current
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State Bar of Texas # 24004683
Member
- Current
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Texas District and County Attorney's Association
Board Member
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Certifications
Criminal Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered

Q. Can a bondsmen keep the sum paid after surrendering and the defendant is arrested on charges being added to the case?
A: Normally, yes, the amount paid to a bondsman is a fee for the service of underwriting the full amount of a bond and they get to keep it. In most cases, the bondsman earns that fee at the time he/she posts the bond for the defendant. If the bondsman later asks the court to get off the bond that does not usually change the fact he/she earned that fee for writing the bond. Ultimately the terms and conditions of the fee paid is controlled by any contract or agreement you entered into with the bondsman at the time they agreed to write the bond.
Q. What is the distance of a firearm from narcotics to be a felony
A: In Texas, unlawfully carrying a weapon (such as a firearm) is a Class A misdemeanor. The offense rises to the level of a third degree felony if the gun is carried on a premises authorized to sell alcohol. The presence of drugs does not change the level of the gun charge in state court. Many prosecutors, however, will view the presence of a gun and drugs together as evidence that the person charged is distributing or selling the drugs (as opposed to merely possessing them). Possession with intent to deliver drugs is a higher level offense than mere possession.
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USA
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USA
Telephone: (210) 222-2297