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.


CHARGERESULTBank Robbery and Solicitation of Capital MurderDismissed. Actual innocence established by evidence discovered by defenseConspiracy to Distrubute Anabolic Steroids (Federal)DismissedArson/HabitationNot Guilty *Pretrial offer: 10 years in prisonAssaultNot GuiltyAssault/ Family ViolenceNot GuiltyAssault/Family ViolenceDismissedAggravated AssaultNo Bill
*Defense Investigation establishes alibi and total innocenceAggravated AssaultNo Bill: defense provided evidence of self –defense complainant was police officerAggravated AssaultDismissedAggravated RobberyCase Dismissed on day of trialAggravated RobberyCase Dismissed on day of trialAggravated Robbery
(2 restaurants)10 yr. deferred adjudicationAggravated RobberyGuilty of lesser offenseRobberyDismissed
* Defense investigation establishes perjury by complaintAggravated Sexual AssaultMistrialSexual AssaultDeferred AdjudicationBurglary of Habitationreduced to Burglary of Building: client given 2 year deferred adjudicationBurglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit Felony
(First Degree)Jury trial result: probation
Offer before trial: 12 years in prisonBurglary of a Habitation
Committed while on bond for a separate offensedeferred adjudicationRequest for Early Termination from Probation for:

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



Credit Card Abuse
Motion to QuashGRANTED:
Case DismissedCriminal MischiefDismissedDeadly Conduct/ Discharging WeaponDismissedDWINot Guilty
*test result: .12DWIDismissedDWIDismissedDWIDismissedDWIDismissed
* client struck police carDWIReduced to Public IntoxicationDWIReduced to Reckless DrivingDWI 2nd
(committed while on Probation for first DWI)2 year probationDWIDismissed
*Involuntary Intoxication Established.DWI—3rd OffenseProbationIntoxication ManslaughterNo BillOperating A Common Carrier (International Freighter) While Intoxicated
* Federal OffenseReduced to Misdemeanor + FineFederal Banking Fraud Investigation
(Amount in controversy over 1,000,000)No charges filedFalse Report to a Peace OfficerDismissedFailure to Register as Sex OffenderDismissedForgery2 yr. deferred adjudicationFelon in Possession of WeaponDismissedFelon in Possession of Weapon*Federal and State Charges DismissedInjury to a Childreduced to misdemeanorInterference with 911 CallDismissedInsurance Fraud > $100,000
*Federal ChargeProbationInvestigations 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

Murderreduction to lesser offense of Deadly ConductMOTIONS TO REVOKE PROBATIONMRP/Failure to report for 7 yearsDismissedMRP/Intoxication AssaultDismissed/probation reinstatedMRP/ Burglary of a Building
*Client committed 3 new burglaries
Probation reinstatedMRP/ Failure to pay restitutionProbation reinstatedPossession of Marijuana:
Total Weight in excess of 2000 lbsNo BillPossession of Marijuana > 5 lbsDismissedPossession of CocaineDismissedPossession of CocaineDismissedPossession of CocaineDismissed

Possession of Codeine
1st deg. Felony

No BillPossession of CodeineDismissedPossession of CodeineDismissedPossession of CodeineDismissedPossession of CodeineDismissedPossession with Intent to Deliver
Narcotics: first degree felonydeferred adjudication/ bootcampSocial Security Fraud
*Federal ChargeProbationTheft of $13,000,000
5 years TDC*Early Release GrantedTheft greater than $100,000
(From Fortune 500 Company)
*Defense investigation establishes internal inventory system of publicly traded company fundamentally flawedDismissedTheft of Airplane Components valued at over $25,000.00DismissedTheftDismissedUsed Oil Act ViolationsInstructed Verdict: Not Guilty

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