Chris Downey

Downey Law Firm

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Houston, TX

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2814 Hamilton Street
Houston, TX 77004

Defense Lawyer Serving Houston & Beyond

The Downey Law Firm provides aggressive legal representation to individuals and corporate clients facing criminal charges in Texas and throughout the United States. Our firm offers the type of experience needed to defend against serious criminal accusations. Whether the problem you face is an accusation, investigation, indictment, or post-conviction appeal, we can provide you or your company with the guidance and representation needed to navigate the challenging road ahead.

The Downey Law Firm maintains a network of experts and investigators in order to furnish any criminal case with the resources necessary for success. Our firm prides itself on the ability to be immediately responsive to the unique emergency situations that often arise for our clients in criminal law.

Contact The Downey Law Firm today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Criminal Law

  • Criminal Law - Federal (White Collar Crime)
  • Drug Violations
  • Sex Offenses

Call The Downey Law Firm today at 713-651-0400 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Christopher Downey

Christopher Downey has been recognized as one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Houston. He is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization; has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyers® member by Thomson Reuter, published in Texas Monthly, each year from 2012 to 2017; and has been named a "Top Lawyer in Houston" by H Texas Magazine for the years 2009 to 2011, 2013, and 2014.

Mr. Downey lectures throughout the State of Texas on issues related to criminal law and has served as an instructor at the State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Seminar as well as the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association Top Gun DWI Program. He is licensed throughout the State of Texas as well as in the federal courts of the Southern District of Texas.


Bank Robbery and Solicitation of Capital Murder Dismissed. Actual innocence established by evidence discovered by defense
Conspiracy to Distrubute Anabolic Steroids (Federal) Dismissed
Arson/Habitation Not Guilty *Pretrial offer: 10 years in prison
Assault Not Guilty
Assault/ Family Violence Not Guilty
Assault/Family Violence Dismissed
Aggravated Assault No Bill
*Defense Investigation establishes alibi and total innocence
Aggravated Assault No Bill: defense provided evidence of self –defense complainant was police officer
Aggravated Assault Dismissed
Aggravated Robbery Case Dismissed on day of trial
Aggravated Robbery Case Dismissed on day of trial
Aggravated Robbery
(2 restaurants)
10 yr. deferred adjudication
Aggravated Robbery Guilty of lesser offense
Robbery Dismissed
* Defense investigation establishes perjury by complaint
Aggravated Sexual Assault Mistrial
Sexual Assault Deferred Adjudication
Burglary of Habitation reduced to Burglary of Building: client given 2 year deferred adjudication
Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit Felony
(First Degree)
Jury trial result: probation
Offer before trial: 12 years in prison
Burglary of a Habitation
Committed while on bond for a separate offense
deferred adjudication
Request for Early Termination from Probation for:

- Assault
- Aggravated Robbery
- Possession of Cocaine
- Burglary of Habitation



Credit Card Abuse
Motion to Quash
Case Dismissed
Criminal Mischief Dismissed
Deadly Conduct/ Discharging Weapon Dismissed
DWI Not Guilty
*test result: .12
DWI Dismissed
DWI Dismissed
DWI Dismissed
DWI Dismissed
* client struck police car
DWI Reduced to Public Intoxication
DWI Reduced to Reckless Driving
DWI 2nd
(committed while on Probation for first DWI)
2 year probation
DWI Dismissed
*Involuntary Intoxication Established.
DWI—3rd Offense Probation
Intoxication Manslaughter No Bill
Operating A Common Carrier (International Freighter) While Intoxicated
* Federal Offense
Reduced to Misdemeanor + Fine
Federal Banking Fraud Investigation
(Amount in controversy over 1,000,000)
No charges filed
False Report to a Peace Officer Dismissed
Failure to Register as Sex Offender Dismissed
Forgery 2 yr. deferred adjudication
Felon in Possession of Weapon Dismissed
Felon in Possession of Weapon *Federal and State Charges Dismissed
Injury to a Child reduced to misdemeanor
Interference with 911 Call Dismissed
Insurance Fraud > $100,000
*Federal Charge
Investigations by Police Agencies
Against clients of The Downey Law Firm

- Sexual Assault of a child
- Trademark Counterfeiting
- Indecent Exposure
- Murder
- Manslaughter/Negligent Homicide
- Fail to Stop/Give Information

Investigations by Police Agencies

no charges filed
no charges filed
no charges filed
no charges filed
no charges filed
no charges filed

Murder reduction to lesser offense of Deadly Conduct
MRP/Failure to report for 7 years Dismissed
MRP/Intoxication Assault Dismissed/probation reinstated
MRP/ Burglary of a Building
*Client committed 3 new burglaries

Probation reinstated
MRP/ Failure to pay restitution Probation reinstated
Possession of Marijuana:
Total Weight in excess of 2000 lbs
No Bill
Possession of Marijuana > 5 lbs Dismissed
Possession of Cocaine Dismissed
Possession of Cocaine Dismissed
Possession of Cocaine Dismissed

Possession of Codeine
1st deg. Felony

No Bill
Possession of Codeine Dismissed
Possession of Codeine Dismissed
Possession of Codeine Dismissed
Possession of Codeine Dismissed
Possession with Intent to Deliver
Narcotics: first degree felony
deferred adjudication/ bootcamp
Social Security Fraud
*Federal Charge
Theft of $13,000,000
5 years TDC
*Early Release Granted
Theft greater than $100,000
(From Fortune 500 Company)
*Defense investigation establishes internal inventory system of publicly traded company fundamentally flawed
Theft of Airplane Components valued at over $25,000.00 Dismissed
Theft Dismissed
Used Oil Act Violations Instructed Verdict: Not Guilty


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