“While There Is A Soul In Prison, I Am Not Free.

Ed Stapleton is not your ordinary criminal defense lawyer. But your case is not ordinary, either, so Ed is the ideal attorney for your case.

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

All Criminal cases are unique. A different defendant. Different facts. Different judges (well, sometimes.) I’m Ed Stapleton, Lawyer PLLC, and I have practiced criminal defense law in south Texas for more than 40 years. I have defended thousands of individuals, faced dozens of prosecutors and judges and seen more factual situations than I care, or can, remember.

I know the criminal justice system can be very short on justice. I am very passionate about defending the rights of every defendant in every case. I know how devastating criminal charges can be and how challenging it can be to understand the arcane legal terminology and the seemingly massive and inexorable state machinery of (in)justice when it is applied to a single individual.

Criminal Defense Representation In Texas For Longer Than Anyone Remembers (at least 40 years)

“¡Más sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo!” —The devil knows more because he is old, than because he is the devil.

How do I know these things? Because I have decades of practice experience in South Texas. Criminal law is confusing; I’ve written books and taught other lawyers how to defend these cases. These are important matters that hurt real people facing real consequences.

I have worked within the system for so long, I understand the technical aspects. I also know the personality of many of the judges, prosecutors, police, jailors and probation officers.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,”. Book of James 1:2

Not every case goes to trial. If yours does, you may not want to rejoice at the prospect of a criminal trial, but maybe you should.