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I have been practicing criminal defense in East Texas for the last 28 years and now limit my practice exclusively to DWI/DUI defense. If you have a question about anything regarding the DWI law in Texas I can answer it for you.


Languages spoken: German, Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    32 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Carlo D'Angelo

    John has an exceptional knowledge and understanding of the scientific aspects of DWI cases. He's a go-to source whenever I've got close-call cases involving breath or blood results.


    Carlo D'Angelo Federal Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael J. Crawford

    I endorse this lawyer for his work ethic and knowledge in the East Texas Area. I've followed John for years and his reputation is outstanding. He knows the courts in Smith and surrounding counties and gets the job done right for his clients.


    Michael Crawford Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

924 West Houston Street
Tyler, TX, 75702


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198501/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalJohn J. Eastland, Attorney at Law, P.C.1985 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Smith County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationPast President2009 - 2010
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National College of DUI DefenseMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Smith County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Harding UniversityMarketing/AccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1977