Paul Saputo Jr.

Saputo Law Firm
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime...
  • Texas
Rate This Lawyer
Lawyer Rating and Reviews
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
The talent, professionalism, and effectiveness that Mr. Saputo exhibits is what other attorneys should strive to emulate.
Badges
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ABlawgsearchSocial Media
Summary

Paul Saputo is an award-winning Texas criminal defense attorney. Mr. Saputo leads the Saputo Law Firm team and is dedicated to defending the firm's clients inside and outside of court. Mr. Saputo has obtained numerous victories in state and federal courts across the country, including over thirty different state courts, and the Federal District Courts for the Northern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas and Western District of Oklahoma. The Saputo Law Firm has been consistently awarded AVVO's Client Choice Award since its founding, delivering extremely high levels of satisfaction to the firm's clients. Mr. Saputo has also been recognized by several publications, including D Magazine and Super Lawyers. He was selected as a D Magazine Best Lawyer Under 40 in 2018, and he was selected for inclusion to the 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • White Collar Crime
  • Appeals & Appellate
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept all major credit cards, both over the phone and via emailed invoices.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal Lawyer
Saputo Law Firm
- Current
Paul Saputo leads the Saputo Law Firm in all Texas courts.
Attorney
Vinson & Elkins LLP
-
Education
Duke University
J.D. (2012) | Law
-
Awards
Best Lawyers: Criminal Defense
D Magazine
Best Lawyers Under 40
D Magazine
D Magazine recognizes the best lawyers in Dallas under 40. Paul Saputo was honored to receive this award for 2018.
2018 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
The firm is proud to announce that Paul Saputo was selected for inclusion to the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Only 2.5% of the lawyers in the state were selected to the Rising Stars.
AVVO Client Choice Award
Avvo
AVVO Client Choice Award
Avvo
AVVO Client Choice Award
Avvo
AVVO Client Choice Award
Avvo
Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Dallas, TX
Three Best Rated
From their website: "Handpicked Top 3 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Dallas, TX. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence."
Lead Counsel Rated
Thomson Reuters
Professional Associations
College of the State Bar of Texas
Member
- Current
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Dallas Bar Association
Member
- Current
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Legal Answers
44 Questions Answered

Q. I was arrested in Texas for a 3rd degree felony. The DA has decided not to prosecute me. How fast can I expunge?
A: It depends on which section of the code you are relying on to expunge it. If under CCP 55.01(a)(2)(A)(i)(c), 3 years. If under CCP 55.01(a)(2)(A)(i)(d), immediate. If under 55.01(a)(2)(B) you have to wait for the expiration of the period of limitations. Each one has different requirements, and the last one is more thorough than the first. For more information, look here https://saputo.law/expunction-eligible/
Q. If a first time offender has 3 bonds set at $100,000 $200,000 and $50,000. Can a bond "reduction" set all to $75,000?
A: A judge may reduce the bond if her attorney files a motion to reduce bond. It's up to the judge. If she has been in jail over a year, it might be a good time for a judge to consider a bond reduction, especially if the trial delay was the result of the state.
Q. what can happen to a 13 for having sexual conduct with a 7 year old
A: The 13 year old could be charged with sexual assault of a child. You should retain a lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that he asserts his legal right to remain silent.
Q. Does possession of marijuana and possession or paraphernalia stay on your record if charged for dismeanor ? how long ?
A: Unless you get an expunction or an order of nondisclosure, records relating to Texas arrest for either charge are matters of public record indefinitely.
Q. How do I handle a void indictment
A: There are usually no records of grand jury proceedings. There's nothing you can do about that.
Q. What are the statue of limitations on child abuse. How long after the child being abused can u still report the incident
A: Limitation periods vary depending on the specific offense charged. And there is no one offense in Texas for "child abuse." Several child abuse-related offenses have no limitation period, such as Indecency with a Child, Sexual Assault (under some circumstances), and Continuous Sexual Abuse of Young Child or Children. However, there is a five year limitation period for Abandoning or Endangering a Child, and there is a period related to the child's eighteenth birthday for Sexual Performance by a Child. These are just examples.
Q. Can you talk to someone about an on going investigation?
A: Yes we can. Feel free to contact our office at your convenience.
Q. theft of property under $2500 2/prior conviction which made into state jail felony?
A: The range of punishment for all state jail felonies is 6 months - 2 years in state jail. It's possible, however, that a new charge could be added from skipping bail.
Q. If 4 guys went out to gank a cab driver and the driver get shot and die can the DA use the guys as witnesses against one
A: Yes of course.
Click here to see all answers
Social Media
Contact & Map
Saputo Law Firm
1320 Griffin St. East
Dallas, TX 75215
USA
Toll-Free: (888) 239-9305
Fax: (888) 236-2516