Houston Criminal Attorney Eric Benavides has an impressive history of defending his clients.

This is a small sample of victories that have led to countless client testimonialsEvery case is different, but you want an experienced criminal defense lawyer like Eric Benavides to help you understand your options and guide you through your case.

These case results are an example of the success that I have had in the past on criminal cases. You must understand that every case is very different. Just because I have won cases like yours before is no indication that your case will be dismissed. Again, this page offers absolutely no guarantees on potential outcomes in your case. For a free consultation on your situation, give me a call at 713-222-2828 and we will talk about it. 

Eric Benavides
Houston Criminal Defense Attorney

Key Case Results

DWI – NOT GUILTY!
State of Texas v. JC

Client pulled over for speeding and weaving from lane to lane.  Failed the sobriety tests and became belligerent with the officer after being placed in handcuffs.  Refused to do any interviews or tests in the jail, and continued to scream at officers.  Jury believed my theory that the tests were compromised by clients age and physical condition, and that anger does not equal intoxication.


DWI 2nd – NOT GUILTY!
State of Texas v. JM

Client pulled over for illegal turn and not using his signal.  Officers claim he smelled like alcohol, had an open container, and failed his sobriety tests.  Breath test was .098 which is over the legal limit.  The state’s own experts admitted upon my questioning that my client could have been under the legal limit at the time of driving.  Jury understood that alcohol in the vehicle was not in my clients body.


DWI – NOT GUILTY!
State of Texas v. AV

Client pulled over for changing multiple lanes with no signal.  Officer claimed she smelled a strong odor of alcohol.  Client “failed” all sobriety tests, and blew a .096.  The jury understood that the breath test machine was not reliable and that the officers administration of the sobriety tests was flawed.


DWI 2nd – BLOOD SUPPRESSED DURING TRIAL!
State of Texas v. TJ

Police come into contact with client after a concerned citizen called 911.  Officer admitted under my questioning that he lied in his affidavit to get a search warrant to draw my client’s blood.  Judge suppressed all blood evidence.  Under the circumstances, the State dismissed the case during trial.


DWI 2nd – ALL EVIDENCE SUPPRESSED DURING TRIAL!
State of Texas v. BM

Officer claimed that my client was failing to maintain a single lane and was driving illegally by going 50 mph in a 60 mph zone.  Under questioning the officer admitted that range of error on the radar could mean that my client was going 56 in a 60 (which is not illegal).  And while client did leave her lane, you see on the video that she did not do so in a dangerous manner (which is required under Texas law).  Judge followed the law, suppressed the stop, which makes all evidence afterwards illegal evidence.  Left with nothing, the State dismissed the case during trial.


Assault – Family Violence – NOT GUILTY!
State of Texas v. ED

Client peaked through a window and caught her husband cheating.  Husband claims she broke the window and threw multiple shards of broken glass at him and his mistress.  Client claims all she did was try to get into the window and husband pushed her out, causing her injuries.  Jury saw all of my clients injuries and realized that the husbands story just did not match the physical evidence.  While client had deep cuts on her legs and back (from being pushed out of the window onto the glass), she did not have one scratch on her hands.


Assault – Family Violence – NOT GUILTY!
State of Texas v. HG

Client’s wife called 911, screaming and crying that she had been assaulted.  Wife claimed husband hit her multiple times in the face.  Wife later changed story and told truth that she was lying (did not appear at trial).  The jury saw through the lies.  Even though the 911 tape portrayed a terrified wife, the photos of her showed no injuries on the night in question.

DWI Dismissals

CaseDispositionType Of Action / Offense
The State of Texas vs. RLDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. IBDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. ERDismissedDWI 2ND
The State of Texas vs. MAEDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. JJDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. BCDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. BMDismissedDWI 2ND
The State of Texas vs. MTDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. HHDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. AFDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. HHDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. WTCDismissedDWI 1ST OFFENDER BAC>=0.15
The State of Texas vs. RCDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. MFDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. WGDismissedDWI 2ND
The State of Texas vs. MMMDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. EVPDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. HRDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. RTDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. JHDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. TJDismissedDWI 2ND
The State of Texas vs. EVDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. EJDismissedDWI 1ST OFFENDER BAC>=0.15
The State of Texas vs. ERDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. DVDismissedDWI 1ST OFFENDER BAC>=0.15
The State of Texas vs. VMDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. TDDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. RMEDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. LGDismissedDWI 2ND
The State of Texas vs. EVRDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. DDDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. ALDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. VADismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. KRDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. AVDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. EVDismissedDRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
The State of Texas vs. HFDismissedDWI 2ND
The State of Texas vs. EMDismissedDWI 1ST OFFENDER BAC .08
The State of Texas vs. DADismissedDWI 1ST OFFENDER BAC .08
The State of Texas vs. VMDismissedDWI 1ST OFFENDER BAC .08
The State of Texas vs. MSDismissedDWI 1ST OFFENDER BAC .08
The State of Texas vs. JADismissedDWI 1ST OFFENDER BAC .08
The State of Texas vs. MGDismissedDWI 1ST OFFENDER BAC>=0.15
The State of Texas vs. DRDismissedDWI 1ST OFFENDER BAC .08
The State of Texas vs. MADismissedDWI 1ST OFFENDER BAC .08
The State of Texas vs. JFDismissedDWI 1ST OFFENDER BAC .08
The State of Texas vs. CSDismissedDWI 1ST OFFENDER BAC>=0.15
The State of Texas vs. OIDismissedDWI 1ST OFFENDER BAC .08
The State of Texas vs. JLDismissedDWI 1ST OFFENDER BAC .08
The State of Texas vs. LWDismissedDWI 1ST OFFENDER BAC .08

Criminal Dismissals

CaseDispositionType Of Action / Offense
The State of Texas vs. JRDismissedAGG ASSAULT W / DEADLY WEAPON
The State of Texas vs. VMDismissedAGG ASSAULT-FAMILY MEMBER
The State of Texas vs. SRDismissedAGG SEXUAL ASSAULT CHILD
The State of Texas vs. JHDismissedASLT BY FAM / HOUSE MEM 2+ W / IN 12MTH
The State of Texas vs. EADismissedASLT FAM / HOUSE MEM IMPED BRTH / CIRCU
The State of Texas vs. ALDismissedASSAULT-BOD INJ-FAMILY MEMBER
The State of Texas vs. GGDismissedASSAULT-BOD INJ-PUB SERV / RETAL
The State of Texas vs. JMDismissedASSLT FAM / HOUSEHOLD MEM W / PREV CONV
The State of Texas vs. RCDismissedBURGLARY OF HABITATION
The State of Texas vs. KSDismissedCRIMINAL MISCHIEF >=$2,500<30K
The State of Texas vs. MCDismissedEVADING ARREST / DETENTION W / VEHICLE
The State of Texas vs. KADismissedEVADING ARREST / DETENTION W / VEHICLE
The State of Texas vs. RRDismissedFAIL TO COMPLY AS SEX OFFENDER
The State of Texas vs. DJDismissedFELON POSS WPN
The State of Texas vs. ACDismissedFORGERY GOVT FINANCIAL INST
The State of Texas vs. TRDismissedFRAUD / USE / POSS ID INFO-LESS 5 ITEMS
The State of Texas vs. TTDismissedFRAUD INTENT OBTAIN CS SCH III / IV
The State of Texas vs. GMDismissedINJURY CHILD UNDER 15 B / INJURY
The State of Texas vs. ARMDismissedINSURANCE FRAUD $1500-20,000
The State of Texas vs. ALDismissedPOSS CS PG 1 1 – 4 GRAMS
The State of Texas vs. PTDismissedPOSS CS PG 2 1-4 GRAMS
The State of Texas vs. RODismissedPOSS MARIJ 4 OZ. – 5 LBS.
The State of Texas vs. ECDismissedPOSS MARIJ 4 OZ. – 5 LBS.
The State of Texas vs. RRDismissedPOSS W / INT DEL CS PG1 1G <4 GRAMS
The State of Texas vs. KADismissedTHEFT >=$30,000 <$150,000
The State of Texas vs. SCDismissedTHEFT >=2,500 <30,000
The State of Texas vs. CSDismissedTHEFT AGGREGATE =>2500<30K MULT CW
The State of Texas vs. CZDismissedTHEFT>=$1,500<$20K BY CHECK
The State of Texas vs. APDismissedTHFT MATERIAL ALUM / BRNZ / COPPR / BRASS
The State of Texas vs. MMDismissedUNAUTH USE OF VEHICLE
The State of Texas vs. NTDismissedVIOL. OF PROTECTIVE ORDER ENH.
The State of Texas vs. ASDismissedDEADLY CONDUCT
The State of Texas vs. DADismissedINTERFERENCE W / EMERGENCY TELEP CALL
The State of Texas vs. ERDismissedPROSTITUTION – NON PUBLIC OFFER
The State of Texas vs. ASHDismissedPUBLIC LEWDNESS
The State of Texas vs. MCDismissedRACING ON HIGHWAY W / ENHAN
The State of Texas vs. SMDismissedRESIST ARR-SEARCH
The State of Texas vs. AGCDismissedTERRORISTIC THREAT
The State of Texas vs. LJDismissedUNLAW CARRY WPN
The State of Texas vs. ESDismissedCRIMINAL MISCHIEF >=$750<$2,500
The State of Texas vs. HVDismissedBURGLARY MOTOR VEHICLE – ENHAN
The State of Texas vs. AGDismissedCARRYING HANDGUN IN MOTOR VEHICLE
The State of Texas vs. CGDismissedCRUELTY NON-LIVESTOCK ANIMALS
The State of Texas vs. JMDismissedDISPLAY FICTITIOUS LICENSE PLATE
The State of Texas vs. JRDismissedFSGI ACC ATTEND DAMAGE VEH>=$200
The State of Texas vs. JSDismissedINDECENT EXPOSURE
The State of Texas vs. BFTDismissedINHALANT PARAPHERNALIA
The State of Texas vs. TMDismissedLIQUOR-VIOLATION
The State of Texas vs. CCFDismissedRECKLESS DRIVING
The State of Texas vs. CWDismissedTRESPASS PROP / BLDG-NO FORB ENT