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Dean Watts

Dean Watts

Dean Watts Attorney at Law
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Juvenile Law ...
  • Texas
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5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
William Arthur Agnew Jr.
Reviewed by William Arthur Agnew Jr. September 20, 2020
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Dean is very well read, keeps up with changes in the law and is very thorough in his review of the facts and law on every case.
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Summary

Bachelor of Arts from The George Washington University in Washington D.C. Law degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas
Board Certified in Criminal Law from Texas Board of Legal Specialization Over 20 years experience

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law
  • White Collar Crime
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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5th Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Solo Practicioner
Dean Watts Attorney at Law
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Associate
Law Office of John Heath
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Education
SMU Dedman School of Law
J.D. (1996) | Law
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The George Washington University Law School
B.A. (1992) | Journalism
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Awards
Top Attorney
Avvo
Professional Associations
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Board Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Nacogdoches Bar Association
Member
Current
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State Bar of Texas  # 24003143
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Privilege vs. Confidentiality
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Speaking Engagements
Nacogdoches Film Festival Roundtable Moderator
Certifications
Criminal Law
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. I was charged with a class b misdemeanor for theft. this is my first offense, am i likely to get it dismissed?
A: Dismissals usually happen if the State has a weak case. It's rare for the State to dismiss a case without cause. Therefore, you may want to obtain a lawyer and inquire about a pre-trial diversion (ptd). These are often offered to people who have an otherwise clean record. There is no legal right to obtaining a ptd. It is totally within the discretion of the prosecutor. It is best described as a form of probation. However, unlike probation, the end result is that your case would be dismissed, and you would have a legal right to get your case expunged (erased). It would be best if you were very careful about handling a theft case. A conviction could give you a mark on your record that can haunt you for a lifetime.
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120 East Pilar
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Telephone: (936) 559-9288
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