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La Salle County, TX | Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr

Were you arrested for any kind of alleged criminal offense in La Salle County? Do not say anything to authorities until you have legal representation.

Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr aggressively defends clients all over La Salle County, including people arrested in Cotulla, Encinal, Fowlerton, and many surrounding areas. Our lawyers represent individuals in state and federal courts throughout Texas.

Criminal Defense Attorney in La Salle County, Texas

Gerry Goldstein and Cynthia Orr are Board Certified in Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Van Hilley is admitted to the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and all state courts in Texas.

Our criminal defense lawyers in La Salle County handle many different types of misdemeanor and felony criminal cases. Call 210-226-1463 right now to take advantage of a free initial consultation that will allow our attorneys to provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case.


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Common Criminal Offenses in La Salle County, TX

People may be arrested for any one of a number of alleged crimes in La Salle County. Some of the types of cases Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr frequently handles include, but are not limited to:


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DWI Defense in La Salle County, Texas

Interstate 35, Texas State Highway 44, and Texas State Highway 97 are a few of the major highways that run through La Salle County, but many residents and visitors are arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated (DWI, also referred to as driving under the influence or DUI) on other local roads in the county. Tilden Street in Cotulla, Front Street in Encinal, and Texas Street in Fowlertown are just a few of the smaller roads on which people might be pulled over for alleged drunk driving offenses in the county.

Whether you are facing DWI charges for the first time or you are an alleged repeat offender, Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr can work to help you achieve the most favorable outcome that results in the fewest possible penalties. Our lawyers also represent individuals accused of DWI-related offenses such as intoxication assault and intoxication manslaughter.


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La Salle County, Texas Court Resources

County Judge | La Salle County — The county judge presides over misdemeanor criminal cases that involve possible jail time and appeals from the justice of the peace courts. Visit this website to learn more about the county judge as well as the judicial responsibilities of the position. The county courthouse is located in Cotulla, which is the county seat of La Salle County.

La Salle County Courthouse
100 N. Stewart St.
Cotulla, TX 78014
(830) 879-3033

81st & 218th District Courts — La Salle County is served by the 81st and 218th District Court, both of which also serve four other neighboring counties. District courts in Texas have jurisdiction over felony criminal cases. On this website, you can find other county locations, view a court calendar, and access other general information.

La Salle County District Court
101 Courthouse Square
Cotulla, TX 78014
(830) 483-5120

Justices of The Peace | La Salle County — Justice of the peace courts hear traffic and other Class C misdemeanor cases punishable by fine only. La Salle County’s justice of the peace courts are divided into four precincts. On this website, you can view a description of each of the four offices and learn more about the three ways to contact the court.

Precinct 1
212 N.Center St.
Cotulla, TX 78014
(830) 483-5147

Precinct 2
602 Nopal St.
Encinal, TX 78019
(956) 948-5086

Precinct 3
707 Buckley St.
Cotulla, TX 78014
(830) 879-4128

Precinct 4
(830) 202-0096

Fourth Court of Appeals — The Court of Appeals handles cases appealed from trial courts. The Fourth Court of Appeals has intermediate appellate jurisdiction of cases appealed from lower courts in La Salle County and 31 other counties in Texas. Visit this website to learn more about the court’s current justices, view a court calendar, and read recent opinions.


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La Salle County, TX Law Enforcement Resources

La Salle County Sheriff’s Office — On this website, you can find all kinds of information about the sheriff of La Salle County. Read recent news, view a calendar of upcoming events, and learn more about the office’s staff. You can also download older stories from the archives.

La Salle County Sheriff’s Office
703 N. Main St.
Cotulla, TX 78014
(830) 879-3041

District Attorney | Frio County — The district attorney is a public prosecutor that represents the state in felony criminal cases. Duties also include presenting cases to grand juries and assisting law enforcement officers in the investigation of criminal cases. Visit this website to view a full description of the office.

County Attorney | Frio County — The county attorney is another public prosecutor, but represents the state in misdemeanor criminal cases. Duties include bringing civil enforcement actions on behalf of the state or county and working with law enforcement officers in the investigation of criminal cases. On this website, you can view a full description of the office.


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La Salle County, Texas Crime Statistics

According to data submitted to the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Uniform Crime Reporting Bureau by Texas Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police, La Salle County had the following crime rates for the five-year period between 2011 and 2015:

Year

Murder

Rape

Robbery

Assault

Burglary

Larceny

Auto Theft

2015

0

0

0

6

9

24

3

2014

1

0

0

5

10

32

1

2013

0

0

0

6

3

41

0

2012

0

0

1

12

13

29

1

2011

1

0

2

10

10

18

0


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La Salle County, TX Zip Codes

Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr represents alleged offenders all over the greater La Salle County area, including individuals arrested in the following communities:

  • Cotulla — 78014
  • Encinal — 78019
  • Fowlerton — 78021
  • Artesia Wells — 78001
  • Los Angeles — 78014

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Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr | La Salle County, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you have been charged with allegedly committing a criminal offense in La Salle County, it is in your best interest to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. An experienced La Salle County criminal defense attorney may be able to get your criminal charges significantly reduced or completely dismissed.

Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr defends clients in Fowlerton, Encinal, Cotulla, and several other nearby locations in La Salle County. You can have our lawyers review your case and discuss your legal options during a free, confidential consultation when you call 210-226-1463 or complete an online contact form today.


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