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San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyer Fights for Your Rights

San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyer

San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyer

San Antonio, TX criminal law attorney provides experienced representation

Criminal proceedings require a swift response. Whether you’ve been arrested or are the subject of an investigation, you should immediately retain an experienced criminal defense lawyer. In San Antonio, Tylden Shaeffer, Attorney at Law, P.C. is a former prosecutor with nearly 30 years of experience representing clients throughout Central Texas charged with a range of offenses. The outcome of your case depends greatly on the quality of legal representation you receive from the very earliest stages. Let me help you get started on an aggressive defense right now.

Proven advocate aggressively pursues positive results

As your defense attorney, I am fully dedicated to obtaining the optimal outcome no matter how serious the charges. When you retain my services, you can expect:

  • Skilled representation — I am board-certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, confirming that I have substantial, relevant experience in criminal law and have passed a rigorous exam. I am also AV® Preeminent™ Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®  in recognition of my professionalism and legal ethics by colleagues and judges in my field.
  • Knowledgeable counsel — When I offer advice on the soundness of a plea offer, the strength of the prosecution’s case, or the reliability of witnesses, you can have confidence in my experience, judgment and concern for your future.
  • One-on-one attention — My clients work directly with me, not paralegals or associates. The attorney you retain is the same one you confer with, who is with you through every step of the process.

Your choice of a criminal defense attorney is the most important decision you can make at this stage. Take advantage of a free consultation and learn what my firm has to offer.

Areas of Practice

Criminal defense counselor asserts clients’ rights on a range of charges

I draw on decades of experience representing Texans in criminal defense cases in both state and federal courts. Skilled at handling both felonies and misdemeanors, I provide vigorous advocacy for clients charged with:

  • White collar crimes — These offenses involve wrongful diversion of money and other property by nonviolent means, such as fraud, embezzlement, forgery and identity theft. White collar crimes also include cybercrimes like using the internet to steal credit card or other financial information. I provided trusted counsel to clients facing these allegations.
  • Drug crimes — Texas has some of the nation’s toughest laws against possession of controlled substances, even marijuana. Penalties are even harsher for more serious drug crimes like manufacture, distribution and sale. My firm will seek reduced charges or drug treatment alternatives whenever possible in these cases. I will conduct a thorough review of your case file to see if the either to search or the seizure of the contraband can challenged and the evidence against thrown out.
  • Drunk driving — Texas imposes strict criminal penalties for driving while intoxicated (DWI), an offense that includes mental or physical impairment due to drug use. Those convicted also face license suspension and mandatory installation of ignition interlock devices. I may be able to challenge law enforcement procedures and breathalyzer and/or blood lab results in your defense.
  • Sex crimes — Offenses are classified as sex crimes when they involve sexual contact with another person who does not consent or who is not capable of consenting. Also included in this category are certain non-contact crimes like production or distribution of child pornography. My firm offers sensitive representation that seeks to reduce the impact on your reputation.
  • Domestic violence — An assault or threat is a domestic violence crime if committed against a family or household member or someone the offender has dated. These crimes carry fines and jail terms and may require paying restitution. I will work to mount a targeted defense to any domestic violence allegation.

No matter what type of charge you face, from murder to simple assault, armed robbery to petty theft, I am fully adept at devising a defense strategy geared to achieving the best results under the facts of your case. Even if a guilty plea or conviction is the outcome, I can help you seek an expungement or sealing of the record. I also handle defense of probation violations.


Contact a board-certified criminal defense attorney in San Antonio, TX

If you have been arrested on criminal charges in Central Texas, you deserve proven defense representation dedicated to upholding your rights. Tylden Shaeffer, Attorney at Law, P.C. is a board-certified specialist in criminal law ready to fight for your rights. To schedule a free consultation, call my San Antonio office at (210) 227-1500 or contact me online today.

Client Reviews
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    Winning with integrity and respect! Valuable asset!

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    T Enoch

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    Mr. Shaeffer was amazing, he really helped our daughter out and got the best outcome. He was so patient with all our questions and did a great job with explaining everything to our daughter at her level and made her feel much less nervous. We would h...

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    Natalie Aréchiga

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    Highly recommend, love his straightforwardness. Mr. Shaeffer was able to answer all my questions with very honest and helpful advice.

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    Juana Borum

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    I strongly recommend Mr. Shaeffer one of the best attorneys he helped my husband with two major case he fought hard and in the end it was a win. Hands down the best attorney to go with

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    Marina Ramon

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    Professional, effective, and highly attentive staff. Highly recommended.

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Case Results
Intoxication Manslaughter – Reduced Sentence

While client was already on probation for DWI when arrested for Intoxication Manslaughter. Client pleaded guilty to the jury and jury awarded probation where State sought prison term from the jury.

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