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Dean Watts

Dean Watts

Dean Watts Attorney at Law
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Juvenile Law ...
  • Texas
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William Arthur Agnew Jr.
William Arthur Agnew Jr. September 20, 2020
Rating: 10 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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Shanon M. October 27, 2020
Local Lawyer with Loyalty and Love for His Clients and Business Mr. Watts was not the lawyer that I thought I was getting. I had something come across my path legally and I was very much irritated with the system here locally. But to my surprise he was more quality than quantity when he was there for his clients. I had the privilege of speaking with another client of his and I agreed with their words of professionalism for Mr. Watts. He was honest, timely and more over he did his work with a smile. He is a family man and has that hometown vibe that I could not help but trust. And I am glad I did!! He got me squared away and on my way! He was a god sent!
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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
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Juvenile Law
    White Collar Crime
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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5th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Solo Practicioner
Dean Watts Attorney at Law
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Law Office of John Heath
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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Professional Associations
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Board Member
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American Bar Association
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Nacogdoches Bar Association
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State Bar of Texas  # 24003143
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Articles & Publications
Privilege vs. Confidentiality
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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Nacogdoches Film Festival Roundtable Moderator
Criminal Law
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
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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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