The Houston Law Firm Of Vinas & Graham, PLLC

If you have been accused of or arrested for a criminal offense in the Houston area, the most important decision you can make is hiring the right attorney. At Vinas & Graham, PLLC, you will find criminal lawyers with decades of experience in Texas to guide you through the complicated legal system. We always work tirelessly with you to get the best possible result in your case.

The lawyers at Vinas & Graham, PLLC have dedicated their careers to criminal law in Houston, Texas and know how to work with prosecutors and judges to resolve your case both pre-trial and before a jury. Our lawyers have years of experience in practice areas as varied as armed robberygrand jury hearings, domestic violenceDUI/DWIweapons possession, and murder charges. No matter what your charges are, Vinas & Graham, PLLC will work closely with you on every aspect of your case.

Houston Criminal Law Firm of Vinas & Graham

Experienced & Trusted Houston Criminal Defense Team

As former felony chief prosecutors, the lawyers at Vinas & Graham, PLLC trained scores of prosecutors and police officers on proper law enforcement techniques. Knowing how the prosecution attacks cases allows us to better serve as criminal defense attorneys and provide an award-winning defense to each client.

If your case happens to make it all the way to a trial, the criminal lawyers at Vinas & Graham, PLLC have the jury trial experience to fight for your rights against the government’s accusations.

Both Joe Vinas and Spence Graham have a rating of 10 out of 10 stars on Avvo, a lawyer referral site.

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Texas Criminal Lawyers Association
Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Board Certified Texas Attorney
“I recently hired Vinas & Graham to handle my criminal defense on two cases. During the process they were always respectful and treated me with dignity. They were on top of the cases at all times and were actually able to have both cases dismissed. I would recommend their services to anyone who find themselves in a similar situation.”

Federal Charge

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

DWI in Houston

A DWI conviction in Houston, Texas can haunt you for many years. Even a first-time offense can lead to jail time and/or fines. Should you plead guilty and hope for mercy? Should you plead not guilty and try to defend yourself? Only an attorney with many years of experience fighting DWI convictions can review your case and decide the best way to handle it.

As soon as possible after your arrest, you should ask to review the evidence collected against you. The experienced attorneys at Vinas & Graham, PLLC will review this evidence and advise you on the best way to proceed to minimize the impact of a conviction or even avoid one altogether.

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Drug Crime Charges

Drug Crime Charge in Houston

In Texas, you could be charged with a felony or misdemeanor depending on the type and amount of drugs the police say you had. Drug crimes are prosecuted in the state and federal courts in Texas. You could face a sentence as severe as life in prison if convicted of a drug crime, so you want experienced attorneys on your side to fight for your rights.

Joe Vinas taught hundreds of police officers at both the Houston Police Academy and Tomball Police Department the constitutional requirements for proper arrest, search, and seizure. While assigned to the Public Integrity Division at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Spence Graham investigated and prosecuted police officers who abused their entrusted authority.

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Weapons Charges

Weapons Charge in Houston

Despite open carry laws in Texas, you can still be arrested for having a weapon in certain circumstances. Even having a concealed handgun license (CHL) does not guarantee that you can’t be charged with unlawfully carrying weapons (UCW).

Even a misdemeanor weapons charge can result in jail time or fines in Houston, so you want experienced lawyers on your side defending you. Vinas & Graham, PLLC have years of experience defending people against weapons charges. Their experience could save you fines or jail time while upholding your rights.

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All Houston Criminal Law Practice Areas


Robbery & Armed Robbery



Arrest / Search & Seizure



Domestic Violence



Drug Crimes






Expunction / Non-Disclosure



Grand Jury Cases



Murder & Manslaughter Charges



Weapons Possession Charge


Houston Attorney Awards