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Harris County Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Lawyer in Harris County, TX, Advocates for Clients’ Freedom and Future As They Face Charges in Houston, Pasadena, Baytown, Spring, Katy, and Throughout Texas

Have you been accused or charged with committing a crime in Harris County, TX? If so, you should not delay getting the legal representation you need to protect your rights and interests. The criminal justice system can move quickly, and you deserve an advocate who can give you peace of mind knowing that the whole system isn’t against you. Turn to a Harris County criminal defense attorney from Chernoff Law today for help.

I am attorney Ed Chernoff. For over 35 years, I have dedicated my legal career to criminal law. Over the years, I’ve gained unique insight and experience from having worked on both sides of criminal cases. I spent five years as one of the top assistant district attorneys with the Harris County DA’s office. But in 1991 I decided that I wanted to dedicate myself to advocating for those facing criminal charges. In 30-plus years of private criminal defense practice, I’ve had the opportunity to help thousands of clients resolve their charges, including in some of the most complex and high-profile cases in Texas and across the country. I’ve earned a nationwide reputation for being a tough advocate for my clients, along with a proven record of success in more than 150 jury trials. 

Reach out for a free initial case evaluation to discuss your options with a criminal lawyer in Harris County, TX. My criminal defense firm will work tirelessly to secure the best possible resolution to your criminal charges. 

Facing Criminal Charges in Texas and Have Questions? I’m Houston Criminal Defense Attorney Ed Chernoff, And I Can Protect You. Call My Office Today at 713-222-9141 or Fill Out My Online Contact Form For a Free Consultation About Your Case.

Chernoff Law Assists Clients in All Kinds of Criminal Matters in Harris County

I assist clients with all types of state or federal criminal charges. Let me advocate on your behalf if you have been charged with offenses such as:

  • Disorderly conduct
  • Resisting arrest
  • Trespassing
  • Hit-and-run
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Probation and parole violations
  • DWI/DUI/Intoxicated driving
  • Drug crimes, including possession, prescription drug fraud, distribution, trafficking, manufacture, drug conspiracy, and federal drug crimes
  • White collar crimes
  • Theft crimes, including shoplifting, robbery, burglary, and aggravated robbery
  • Weapons offenses, including federal firearms offenses
  • Sex crimes, including sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, statutory rape, indecent, creation/possession/distribution of child pornography, and other child sex crimes
  • Violent crimes, including murder and manslaughter
  • Assault 
  • Family Assault and Domestic Violence
  • Aggravated assault
  • Terroristic threats, harassment, stalking, and other domestic violence offenses

I can also help you seek expunction of your criminal records for charges that you are eligible to expunge. 

A Harris County Criminal Defense Attorney from Chernoff Law Will Aggressively Pursue a Favorable Outcome to Your Charges

Harris County Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been accused of a crime in Harris County, you are facing a critical moment in your life. Criminal charges or a conviction can have lasting impacts on your reputation and future. You deserve a legal advocate who will fight to secure the best possible solution to your charges so that you can get back to normal life as soon as possible. You don’t have to face the criminal justice system alone. A criminal lawyer in Harris County, TX, can help. Turn to me and my firm for dedicated legal assistance and advocacy that includes:

  • A close working relationship throughout your case so that you get answers to your questions and prompt updates on the progress towards resolving your charges
  • Thorough investigation of the underlying facts and circumstances to ensure that you have all the evidence available to you
  • Using my decades of experience to identify and build effective defense strategies
  • Vigorous defense of your constitutional rights after police or investigators unlawfully search or interrogate you
  • Challenging the prosecution’s case by moving to dismiss or reduce charges due to lack of evidence
  • Vigorously pursuing the best possible outcome for you, whether by negotiating a favorable plea agreement with the prosecution, or advocating in your defense at trial if you wish to contest your charges or defend your innocence

I don’t have the words to express how grateful we are for Mr. Chernoff and his team. They always kept us updated and were available for any questions we had. They were able to obtain the best possible outcome. I would definitely use him again and highly recommend him.

Susan Purdy


Ed saved my life and career. Incredible lawyer if you’re in trouble.

Jay Bui


He put my fears at ease and helped me get my case dismissed and my life back on track. I would highly recommend hiring Ed and letting him do the same for you.

Jordan Charles

Contact Chernoff Law to Discuss Your Options in Your Case with a Criminal Lawyer in Harris County, TX

Contact me today for a confidential consultation to learn more about how a Harris County criminal defense attorney can help you to defend your rights and freedom when you have been arrested and charged with a crime. Let me advocate on your behalf to secure a favorable outcome to your case. 

About Harris County, TX

Harris County, TX, whose county seat is Houston, is the most populous county in Texas and the third-most populous county in the U.S. The county was formed and organized during 1836 and 1837. The county was named for John Richardson Harris, one of the early settlers in the area who established the town of Harrisburg. Today, Harris County is home to the headquarters of several multinational corporations in a wide range of industries, including ExxonMobil, Hewlett Packard, and Academy Sports and Outdoors.

Chernoff Law is Committed to Answering Your Questions. I Offer a Free Consultation and I’ll Gladly Discuss Your Case With You at Your Convenience. Contact Me Today to Schedule an Appointment.

Legal and Court Resources in Harris County

Harris County Courthouse
16715 Clay Rd
Houston, TX 77084
Phone: (713) 368-2000

Harris County Criminal Court at Law

Harris County Jail
701 N San Jacinto St
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 755-5000

Harris County Sheriff’s Office
1200 Baker Street
Houston, TX
Non Emergency: (713) 221-6000
Incarcerated Person Information: (713) 755-5300
Information Line: (346) 286-1600

Harris County District Attorney’s Office
500 Jefferson St Suite #600
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 274-5800

Harris County Justice Courts
Weddings, Small Claims, Evictions and more.

Tax Assessor-Collector & Voter Registrar
Property taxes, Vehicle Registration, Voter’s Registration and more.

Frequently Asked Questions about Criminal Defense in Harris County, TX

What is the difference between state criminal charges and federal criminal charges? 

State crimes typically involve crimes that are committed entirely within the state of Texas, whereas federal crimes involve activity that takes places across state lines or involves federal government funds or federally-regulated systems like the post office or the banking system. State and federal crimes also differ in the sentences imposed for conviction. In many cases, federal crimes have harsher punishments than equivalent crimes under state law. 

What should I do if I think there might be a warrant out for my arrest? 

If you are worried that there may be an arrest warrant issued for you, you can ask a professional bondsman to run a warrant check for you. You can also go to the courthouse to ask the clerks to check for any warrants; however, you run the risk of being arrested on the spot if you do have a warrant. My firm can also search for any arrest warrants issued in your name and help you resolve any outstanding criminal matters against you.

Reviews Matter

"Ed Chernoff is truly an amazing lawyer and person. He was able to get my felony charge DISMISSED by the Grand Jury in only 2 weeks! Thank you Mr. Chernoff for being the very best you could be and for helping so many others like me. You are a blessing."
- Reggie Kerr

"Mr. Chernoff was adamant about not having me plead guilty to my case and was able to completely wipe my record of the incident. Ed was very prompt, professional, and excellent at explaining where we were in the process and what to expect. I highly recommend him. He is an excellent lawyer."
- Jeff Stautner

"I could not have made a better decision in hiring Ed. He put my fears at ease and helped me get my case dismissed and my life back on track. I would highly recommend hiring Ed and letting him do the same for you."
- Jordan Charles

"I don’t have the words to express how grateful we are for Mr. Chernoff and his team. They always kept us updated and were available for any questions we had. They were able to obtain the best possible outcome. I would definitely use him again and highly recommend him."
- Susan Purdy
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