Jorge Vela II

Jorge Vela II

  • Criminal Law
  • Texas
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Rick Cofer
Rick Cofer August 19, 2020
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
From opposing each other in criminal cases when Jorge was a District Attorney, to co-counseling on matters now, I know Jorge well and whole-heartedly recommend him. He is a ferocious courtroom advocate and highly effective litigator. He has never lost a jury trial. He is smart, determined, and effective. Additionally, Jorge is one of the funniest, smartest, and kindest attorneys that I have had the privilege of working with. He is a model for other attorneys.
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Jordan S. December 16, 2020
Amazing lawyer!!! In my time working with Jorge Vela he has shown diligence and experience in his field. Questions I had was answered in a timely fashion. Jorge Vela explained every step of the process to help me understand what to expect and how to prepare. 10/10 would work with again.
A. H. September 28, 2020
Relieved I found a thorough, knowledgeable, and trust worthy attorney Jorge was extremely experienced, knowledgable, reliable, and thorough. Jorge kept me informed throughout the entire process and helped my peace of mind. Couldn't imagine anyone better to represent me and recommend him to anyone looking for help with even the most complicated case. Thanks, Jorge!
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Jorge Vela spent seven years as both a federal and state prosecutor. Now, as a criminal defense attorney, he is using his experience to fight for individuals accused of a state or federal crime.

Jorge Vela has experience handling cases involving driving while intoxicated, assault, drug possession, robbery, kidnapping, family violence, sexual assault, and homicide

Practice Area
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Federal Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
University of Texas - Austin
J.D. (2011) | Juris Doctor
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Vanderbilt University
B.A. (2006) | Political Science
Honors: Deans List
Activities: Student Ambassador
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas  # 24077818
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Austin Bar Association
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Websites & Blogs
Criminal Defense Attorney Austin
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7 Questions Answered
Q. I received deferred adjudication in march for a mistake. I completed everything. Will it show in a background check?
A: Agree with Richard Davis. You need to file a petition for non-disclosure in order to seal your record.

This is different than an expunction. You should consult with an attorney and he can explain the difference to you.
Q. How do you find a criminal lawyer who specializes in defending sexual offenders?
A: Under the rules that govern our advertising, no attorney can claim to “specialize” in a particular type of criminal offense.

However, sexual assault cases are very complex cases. It is important to consult a criminal attorney with experience handling those particular cases. Many of these cases can result in a jury trial. Which is why it is especially important to ask your attorney if they have jury trial experience with sexual assault cases.

Certain sexual assault offenses can carry lifetime consequences. Make sure you hire someone you can trust.
Q. How much trouble am I in ? I texted a friend and asked them if they could get me 20 dollars of stuff
A: Before you have any further interaction with law enforcement (or anyone for that matter), contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. Anything you say regarding the case, to anyone, can be used against you. You need an attorney to advise and protect you.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Jorge Vela, PLLC
818 W 10th St
Ste A
Austin, TX 78701
Telephone: (512) 537-1237
Fax: (512) 957-0055
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: We are available 24/7 for jail release. Just call our office. We always have an attorney on duty
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