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Criminal Defense

Experienced Lawyer Provides Vigorous Criminal Defense in San Antonio

Accomplished Texas attorney handles your felony or misdemeanor charge

When your freedom, your reputation and your career are on the line, it’s vitally important to retain a lawyer with the experience and determination to assert your rights. With Tylden Shaeffer, Attorney at Law, P.C., in San Antonio, you get a board-certified specialist in criminal law who has defended Texans against a range of charges for 30 years. My previous career as a prosecutor means I am able to provide clients with a distinct advantage by understanding how the opposition works. Whether you’re charged with a felony or misdemeanor, you have my full commitment to craft an appropriate strategy and work aggressively for a positive outcome, whether that’s an acquittal, dismissal, or reduction in charges.

Proven Texas defense lawyer asserts your rights against criminal prosecution

Law enforcement in Central Texas is aggressive in prosecuting both felony and misdemeanor offenses, so the attorney you choose must be able to match their skill and determination. Whether you face state or federal charges, you can have confidence in my ability to protect your rights and work toward a favorable resolution of your case. Matters that I regularly address in my practice include:

  • DWI — If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated, I can question law enforcement practices and test results to limit the consequences of your DWI.
  • Domestic violence — I represent Texans accused of domestic violence to help them resolve conflicts productively for their sake and the sake of their families.
  • Drug crimes — In state and federal court, I represent clients accused of various drug crimes, ranging from simple possession of marijuana to trafficking in illicit drugs.
  • Sexual offenses — An arrest for a sexual offense can irreparably damage your reputation as well as place you in jeopardy of extended jail time. I defend clients accused of sexual offenses ranging from rape to possession of child pornography.
  • Violent crimes — Offenses that involve violence against another person have severe penalties attached. In my practice, I have defended clients accused of simple assault all the way up to capital murder. Convictions for violent crimes impose a stigma that can make life difficult even after time served, so I’m determined to mount the strongest defense possible to your charges.
  • White collar crime — Nonviolent economic offenses, known as white collar crime, include embezzlement, fraud and money laundering. If you face any of these charges, I will work to provide a defense that challenges state or federal prosecutions.

For clients charged with these or other offenses, I offer a free consultation to explain the full implications of the charges against you and present your options. You can get to know me on a personal level to see if my background and approach inspire the confidence you need to get through this ordeal. If you agree I’m the attorney to manage your case, you get my complete commitment to work tirelessly on your behalf.

Skilled lawyer provides effective representation for post-trial matters

Even after a case has been adjudicated, there may still be matters to address. If you are acquitted, or charges are dismissed, there is the matter of your arrest record. I often help clients with the sealing and expungement of records, so an arrest does not continue to haunt them. I also represent clients in probationary matters, whether they seek an early end to probation or defense against alleged violations.

Contact a board-certified criminal defense attorney in San Antonio

Any criminal charge requires proven defense representation. Tylden Shaeffer, Attorney at Law, P.C. delivers experienced counsel to people in Central Texas charged with felonies and misdemeanors. To schedule a free consultation, call (210) 227-1500 or contact my San Antonio office online today.

  • "Mr Shaeffer was up front from the beginning, and I respected that. He told me they have a solid case against me. He is a very out of the box thinker, and very organized. He told me the sad reality of" - Nicoli

  • "I found Mr. Shaeffer to be very responsive, effective, and strategic. There was never any doubt in my mind that he had my best interest at the forefront of his efforts in handling my case." - Ron

  • "When you have been wrongfully accused of having an affair with a student, you must acquire legal counsel before you even speak to the police, even if you are the person who reports the rumors. Tylden Schaeffer advised me to not have a second interview with the police department and found time in his schedule to meet with me that day. After the meeting, I had a path to move forward on and that included a well written statement that Mr. Schaeffer crafted. After submitting this in lieu of a second interview with the police, there were no more problems with the school district or police department. Mr. Schaeffer did a superb job and had me resting more easily following our meetings. I would highly recommend Mr. Schaeffer to anyone in need of a Criminal Defense Attorney." - Anonymous

  • "Tylden has been nothing but excellent while representing me. He’s been very upfront, honest, and cooperative with not only myself, but with my family as well. I don’t just feel like a number, he treats you like if you’re his only client. I’d definitely recommend him to anybody I know if they are in need of legal help. 5 out of 5 stars. I highly recommend Tylden Shaeffer!" - Joel

  • "Mr Shaeffer was up front from the beginning, and I respected that. He told me they have a solid case against me. He is a very out of the box thinker, and very organized. He told me the sad reality of what could potentially be the outcome of my case, and it was dim. However he asked me what i wanted and was creative enough to deliver at an extremely affordable price. He has the knowledge to defend you, and the experience to win. I’m very happy with how he handled my case. His office is also only blocks away from the court house and he is always prompt. I don’t usually write reviews, but Mr. Tylden Shaeffer deserves to be recognized." - Nicoli

  • "When I got charged with my DWI I already expected to go through a long, painful process from the beginning. But, Mr. Shaeffer and his staff made my whole experience quick and easy with their great communication and professionalism. He was always straight forward and I could tell he had my best interest in mind. He made sure I didn’t get charged with “extreme intoxication”, while also reducing my fines and the length of my probation. I highly recommend him to anyone!" - Alex

  • "Mr. Shaeffer is a great attorney , very professional, very nice and is willing to work with you and help u threw any situation u may have or need help with . I recommend Mr. Shaeffer to anyone who needs help with any kind of legal issues or problems. Anyone who has asked me about an attorney i most definitely tell them Mr. Shaeffer and give them his info. Thank you for all your help and everything u have done for me and my family. You are a awesome attorney! Highly Recommend" - Anonymous

  • "Tylden is a fantastic attorney. He thoroughly prepared for my case and did an amazing job of relating to the judge and jury. I highly recommend Tylden. Would recommend to anyone!" - Skyler

  • "Tylden got my felony reduced to a misdemeanor. He saved my life. I didn’t have to pester him for information and updates about my case and his staff is well informed and helpful. He personally attended each and every one of my hearings and was just as concerned about restoring my reputation as I was. He recently got a motion for non-disclosure filed and approved by the judge so I will never have to admit this mistake ever happened. I would recommend Tylden to anyone! He is a highly intelligent and competent attorney. The Best!" - Anonymous

  • "I was represented by Mr. Shaeffer years ago (2004). He would travel from San Antonio all the way to Del Rio to represent me. My father and I were accused of wrong doing by federal agents and we had done nothing. We, my father and I were on trial simultaneously. We had hired an attorney and found out later he was friends with the prosecutor and wanted us to accept a plea bargain. “We did nothing wrong”, I cried to him. He insisted that we accept due to it being impossible to beat the Government. My father and I were close to giving up when we met Mr. Shaeffer. Mr. Shaeffer believed in us and fought for us. Because of him, I never saw prison walls nor was I ever away from my family. It was one of the most difficult times in my life, but thankfully we met a Godsend attorney and justice prevailed." - Anonymous

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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