Personalized Criminal Defense in Austin and Central Texas

No two cases, or people, are the same, and we don't treat them like they are.  We take pride in providing personalized service and treating all our clients with the dignity, compassion and respect they deserve.

Because you’ve been arrested for a crime does not mean you’re guilty, and it certainly does not mean that you should give up. Criminal charges and convictions can have immediate, negative, consequences for your current career, finances, and relationships, as well as lasting consequences that can affect your future. Obviously, you could lose your freedom and be sentenced to serve time in jail, or, worse, prison. However, even a term of probation can follow you for the rest of your life. Therefore, it is critical that you meet with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after an arrest for any alleged criminal conduct, whether your arrest was for an offense as serious as murder or minor as shoplifting.

Not all criminal defense law firms are the same. Some criminal defense law firms in the Austin area boast of their "reasonable" fees, and their web sites overuse words like "fight" and "aggressive." This is an obvious ploy to appeal to a potential client's emotional state rather than their rational thought processes. Further, their business model relies on accepting dozens, even hundreds, of clients.  Clients risk becoming another file in a pile of files. Worse, with so many files there is less time to provide personalized, client-centered, service and adequately prepare for negotiations and the looming legal battle with the prosecutor. 

At the Law Office of JD Slaughter, you are never just another number. By maintaining a manageable number of clients, every client is ensured that resources and manpower are focused specifically on promoting your best interests. We’ll gather the details from your arrest and establish the best defense possible to gain a favorable outcome for your case. Our goal, in every case, is to protect your rights and obtain the best possible outcome for your case.

If you or a loved one has been arrested, whether for a small misdemeanor or a serious felony, get in touch with us to set up a free initial consultation to inquire whether our services are right for you.

Payment plans are available in many situations.



505 W. 12th Street, Suite 200-B, Austin, Texas 78701


(512) 808-0280

(512) 870-9000 (facsimile)


My Promise to Clients

I will serve each client as counselor and advocate with courage and devotion while providing zealous, effective and quality representation at all stages of the criminal process.     JD Slaughter