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Laredo Criminal Defense Lawyer

Criminal defense attorney in Laredo, TX

Facing a criminal charge in Texas is never something to take lightly. You could be facing significant, life-altering penalties including hefty fines or even jail time. A criminal conviction doesn’t just go away –– it can follow you around for the rest of your life, affecting your livelihood, your family, and your reputation. You need an aggressive and seasoned attorney to defend your rights and freedoms. You need Javier Guzman, the founding attorney of Guzman Law Firm. 

Javier Guzman, Laredo criminal defense lawyer, handles a wide variety of cases including but not limited to:

Hard Work and Dedication

“I clearly appreciate all his hard work and dedication. He made me feel as if my case was just as important to him as it was to me.”

Amy B. | Satisfied Client


Driving while intoxicated can have serious consequences –– including severe, life-altering penalties. Apart from first-time DWI offenses, Javier Guzman can help you with repeat or more severe charges including:

  • DWI (2nd offense)
  • DWI (third offense)
  • Intoxication assault
  • Intoxication manslaughter

Javier Guzman is a Laredo DWI attorney and Forensic Lawyer-Scientist who will help you obtain a “not guilty” verdict.

Drug Cases

Drug charges can have significant repercussions on your life. Whether you’re being accused of possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, or conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, investing in an experienced Forensic Lawyer-Scientist can be the difference between freedom and spending years in prison. Javier Guzman has obtained positive results on many drug cases like yours. 


Charged with assault? Javier Guzman is an aggressive attorney in and out of the courtroom who will provide you with relentless representation in your assault case. Javier Guzman handles the following assault charges:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Aggravated assault of public servant
  • Aggravated kidnapping
  • Murder
    • Attempted capital murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Criminally negligent homicide
  • Deadly conduct


When it comes to theft charges, there are many factors at play that only an experienced attorney can decipher. Theft cases are considered a crime of moral turpitude in Texas, which means that even an arrest for a misdemeanor theft can have serious consequences. Javier Guzman handles the following theft charges: 

  • Robbery
  • Aggravated robbery
  • Burglary of a habitation
  • Burglary of a building
  • Burglary of a vehicle
    • Unauthorized use of a vehicle
  • Criminal trespass

Hire Javier Guzman to represent you for top criminal defense strategies.

Sexual Assault

A sexual assault conviction will likely land you in prison. However, even being accused or arrested for a sexual offense can destroy a person’s life in today’s world. If you or a loved one has been accused of a sexual offense –– including a severe case like aggravated sexual assault –– you need to hire a criminal defense attorney who will try to prevent you from being arrested. Javier Guzman will fight relentlessly for you at all stages of a criminal case and won’t back down.

Domestic Violence

If you were accused of domestic violence, assault family violence, or violation of protective order, turn to Javier Guzman for representation. It’s important to hire an attorney that will take quick action to shed light on the truth. His trial experience in high-stakes domestic violence cases allows him to assess each unique case to help defend the client’s rights and reputation.

We know that there are two sides to every story and that every case is different. That’s why when you schedule a consultation with Guzman Law Firm, we listen to your side, discuss your options, and develop a defense strategy tailored to your unique case. We will never lie to you or give you false hope. Our criminal defense attorney in Laredo, TX is here to help you both in and out of the courtroom.

Expunctions & Non-Disclosures

Even if you are found “not guilty” of a crime, or your case is dismissed, the charge can follow you for the rest of your life. Javier Guzman can help clear your record by petitioning for an expunction or seal your record with a petition for nondisclosure to ensure the criminal charge does not interfere with your future. Schedule a consultation to see if you qualify for an expunction or nondisclosure. 

Additional Areas of Representation

Charged with a criminal offense? Javier Guzman will fight for you, now matter how serious your case may be. Schedule a consultation to discuss your case.

  • Arson
    • Arson of habitation
  • Fraud
    • Credit card abuse
    • Forgery of a check
    • Fraudulent use or possession of identifying information
  • Sex Crimes
    • Prostitution
    • Public lewdness
    • Cyber crimes
      • Improper photography or visual recording
    • Crimes involving minors
      • Improper relationship between educator and student
      • Indecent contact with a child
      • Indecent exposure to a child
      • Online solicitation of a minor under fourteen
  • Firearms
    • Possession of a firearm by a felon
    • Unlawfully carrying a weapon
  • Interfering with public order
    • Resisting arrest
    • Evading arrest
    • Evading arrest in a motor vehicle
    • Retaliation
    • Riot
    • Terroristic threat
    • Harassment
    • Interference with 911 call
    • False alarm or report
    • Tampering with evidence
  • Miscellaneous 
    • Cruelty to animals
    • Interference of child custody

“I would highly recommend Javier Guzman to anyone seeking legal representation. He is honest, trustworthy and very straightforward. I appreciate his knowledge, his calming presence, and his polite and respectful attitude in the courtroom, and outside of it.”

Zulema A. C. | Satisfied Client

Why Hire Javier Guzman as Your Laredo Criminal Defense Lawyer?

Javier Guzman is an ACS Forensic Lawyer-Scientist, a designation earned by the Chemistry and Law Division of the American Chemical Society –– the highest form of scientific recognition available for lawyers. This means he is able to use his extensive knowledge of biology, forensics, chromatography, toxicology and other related scientific fields to his advantage in trial. In criminal cases, this type of knowledge helps Javier understand and debunk bad evidence the State may try to use against you. 

Javier Guzman is currently the only Forensic Lawyer-Scientist with a principal place of business in Laredo, TX. Forensic Lawyer-Scientists undergo an intense hands-on training course with the actual forensic chromatography instruments and software that crime labs around the state of Texas use when analyzing blood samples for DWI cases and drug samples in drug cases.  Forensic Lawyer-Scientists are lawyers who study numerous areas of science and apply it legitimately in the courtroom. If you are suspected of committing white collar crimes or more severe criminal offenses, contact a Laredo federal criminal defense lawyer from Guzman Law Firm for relentless representation.

What We Do Best

Legal Practice Areas

Guzman Law Firm offers legal services in Laredo for cases including criminal defense, DWI, divorce, child custody, federal criminal defense & personal injury.

family law

Whether you need an experienced divorce attorney or a child custody lawyer, Guzman Law Firm will take all of the burden of the legal process off of your shoulders.

Federal Criminal Defense

Guzman Law Firm handles various types of federal criminal cases including conspiracy to possess drugs, transporting aliens, federal firearm charges, and more.

Personal Injury

Whether you or a loved one were injured because of someone else’s negligence, Guzman Law Firm helps victims obtain the financial compensation and the justice they deserve.

Record Clearing and Record Sealing

Guzman Law Firm has represented the State of Texas on hundreds of expungements and petitions for non-disclosures.
"Javier Guzman made me feel as if my case was just as important to him as it was to me.”
Amy B. | Satisfied Client

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