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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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Manelle P. August 10, 2023
Legal expert Highly recommend Mr Watts because of legal intelligence, compassion, and extremely personable. Having Watts on your defense you have no worry of him not knowing every aspect of the legal matter and your best interest is his priority. Watts will make sure every needed information for him is assessable for your defense.
Anna V. April 19, 2023
Dean Watts is a thorough and honest lawyer When I sought out Dean Watts for legal services, I was really grateful about how easy the process was in his hands. He took care of all the hard legal footwork for me, but made it very simple to understand. He communicated with me during my case to make sure I was always updated on what was happening. It can be a scary place to be not knowing where to go, but Mr. Watts was compassionate, professional, and polite when assisting me. I didn't feel like just another case number on his desk. I genuinely have no complaints. If you're looking for a great attorney, he's definitely the one!
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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
Speaking Engagements
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. ... Read More
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120 East Pilar
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Telephone: (936) 559-9288
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