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Achmed Mirari Defreitas

also known as Alexander Defreitas

About me

Designated by Houstonia Magazine as one of the Top Lawyers 2013

Selected Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2014 - The National Trial Lawyers

10 Best Client Satisfaction Award 2014 - AIDUIA


I began my career as an Assistant District Attorney, prosecuting cases right here in Harris County, Texas.  This allowed me to not only get familiar with criminal cases, but to develop and practice my trial skills.  Since working at the DA's office, I have handled both simple and complex matters in business/commercial, personal injury, construction, and employment law.  I have handled at bare minimum, over 500 criminal and civil litigation cases in my career.  


DUI/DWI Defense: It is especially important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible after you have been charged with a DUI/DWI in the State of Texas. There may be a 15 day deadline in effect regarding your ability to challenge the suspension of your drivers license. If your case qualifies for a Pre-trial Diversion you may have only sixty days to make the decision to plea to it and will need an attorney to take such a plea bargain. The HGN or eye test that was given to you, does not establish that you were intoxicated. The breath test result, if you took one, may not be accurate. The State of Texas utilizes the Intoxilyzer 5000, which uses infra-red technology not to measure your blood, but instead the presence of particles in your breath.  However, certain other particles, such as acetone, can possibly can throw off this result. If you were instead administered the portable breath test at the scene, that result is most likely inadmissible. The blood test, may have required a warrant pursuant to the United States Supreme Court decision in Missouri vs. McNeely. Without said warrant the blood test may be inadmissible.  There are numerous other issues and potential defenses that could be in play as well. Contact Mr. Defreitas, so he can assist you in obtaining resolution of this matter. 



Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 25%
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Employment & Labor: 15%
  5. Construction & Development: 15%



Hourly ($300-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Mira Stiles III

    I first met Alex when he was representing a client opposite me in a case. I was impressed with the way he diligently represented his client and professionally handled himself. He handles himself the way all lawyers should. Now we work and consult together on a wide range of legal matters. I strongly recommend Alex.


    David Stiles Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Achmed. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Defreitas Firm

2800 Post Oak Blvd.
Suite 4100
Houston, TX, 77056


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200310/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best - Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Top Lawyers 2015Houstonia Magazine2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
"10 Best Texas" - Client SatisfactionAIDUIA2014
Top Lawyers 2014Houstonia Magazine2014
Top Lawyers 2013Houstonia Magazine2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerDefreitas Firm2011 - Present
Attorney at LawJ. Diamond & Associates2010 - 2012
In-house CounselFarmer's Insurance Group2007 - 2010
AssociateKennedy Hodges, LLP2006 - 2007
AssociateBrown & Associates2005 - 2006
Assistant District AttorneyHarris County District Attorney's Office2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorneys AssociationMember2014 - Present
ARC of Texas - HoustonChapter Member2012 - Present
Latino Business Professionals' NetworkMember2012 - Present
Houston Bar Association's IDEA CommitteeCo-chair and Member2008 - 2010
Houston Bar Association's Lawyers Against Waste CommitteeMember2008 - 2010
Houston Bar Association's Administration of Justice CommitteeMember2008 - 2009
Houston Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2012
State Bar of TexasMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
MARSHALL, CHERRIE vs. TRAN, VINH (Court 165)Judgment entered in favor of my client based on Jury Verdict
CAMARA, IBRAHIMA vs. FRANKLIN, GWENDOLYN and COURVILLE, JAMAIL (Court 234)Dismissal in favor of my client
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Trial Attorney BlogWhat duty does your insurance company have to defend you when you have an accident?2012
The Trial Attorney BlogDoes your insurance cover every type of accident?2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
State University of New York, AlbanyPolitical Science - Pre LawBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Houston Bar Association IDEA CommitteeCriminal and Administrative Implications of Drug/Alcohol Abuse By Minors2010
Houston Bar Association IDEA Committee PresentationCriminal and Administrative Implications of Drug/Alcohol Abuse By Minors2009