4.5 stars 24 totalReview Richard Canlas
I was arrested in February 2014 for a possession of marijuana charge. This was a first time offense, and could have led to probation and fines, but Canlas had me go through a few programs and do some community service before my court date was set. In the end, my case was flat out dismissed. He was always available to talk if I needed, and had all court procedures taken care of when I needed to be there.
Thank you, Mr. Canlas! You were extremely helpful through these tough times.
I hired Mr Canalas a few months ago and I am ever greatful for his excellent work. He is very knowledgeable in criminal legal matters. Right away he understood my case and outlined what he needed to do. He defended me and had the false charges dismissed against me.
I hired Mr. Canalas and liked his wisdom and honesty right away.
He outlined the case and what needed to be done and switly followed through. He was approachable and very professional.
I recommend him very highly.
Mr Canlas defended me in a 2 charge felony case and got
Both dropped to one class A misdemeanor deferred adjudicated it happened in Montgomery county Texas
The worst place this side of Iran to receive true justice. The
Police and Da office ignore factual evidence and I really think (but can't prove) they tampered with our witnesses if you find yourself in Willis Texas don't give some redneck cop a reason to shoot you and call. Richard ASAP you will be glad you did
I am forever grateful that I contacted Mr. Canlas during the most difficult time of my life. He is very honest and approachable, highly respected among his peers, and extremely bright. He went the extra distance to make sure I fully understood all of my options and all the possible outcomes. I could not possibly be any more satisfied with the amazing job he did fully resolving my very complicated situation. He should be the top choice for anyone in or around Montgomery County, TX, who is facing any criminal charges.
Richard handled my appeal, a formidable challenge because many potential appellate points were not properly preserved during the trial. He began representing me after trial, and very quickly learned the case and understood the novel legal and factual issues it presented. Richard analyzed the case and developed a legal argument that many lawyers would have either overlooked or given up before understanding the possibilities. Richard's knowledge and confidence gave me hope. Having any criminal case reversed on appeal is rare, and with only one point of error, it is a long shot, at best. But, Richard never wavered and my case was reversed. There was no new trial because the reversal was a legal point. The Court of Appeals ordered the trial court to enter an order of acquittal. The case is not yet completed because the State filed a petition for discretionary review with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. However, I remain confident that the petition will be refused as the Court has previously refused to hear case(s) on the same legal issue. Richard is professional, responsive and no-nonsense. He handles trials and appeals with expert skill, fearlessness and confidence. I cannot express the extent of my gratitude for my representation.
Posted by Jackie Fisher
Richard is incredibly knowledge about criminal law. He was personable and a 100 % committed to our case. He was prompt in all correspondence, emails and phone calls. He kept us informed every step of the way. He made our family feel very valued, respected and well represented. He did everything he said he would and more. Richard is no push over, he is a steadfast, passionate advocate. I highly recommend him to anyone fighting against a criminal charge. We were VERY pleased.
Posted by a client
I have had what I will call the “unfortunate privilege” of working with Richard when I hired him to help a family member who an accused citizen at the time. His knowledge of the players in local courts, reputation of the local agencies, possible outcomes and analysis of the what best case/worst case/most likely scenarios would be was only over shadowed, during my experience with him was his clear and concise knowledge of the law, possible defense arguments and his ability to craft a comprehensive strategy to create the best possible outcome of bad situation. His professional demeanor and aggressive desire to WIN helped keep a very troublesome situation very tolerable. (albeit no less anxiety filled) I can say this in closing, Richard Canlas delivered! With the surgical precision he was able to execute on exactly what he said he was going to do when he said he was going to do it and kept us informed every step of the way. If you or a loved one in a bad situation my personal advice is to do whatever it takes to secure his services. You will not be disappointed.
Posted by Stacy
Richard Canlas is an outstanding attorney. I acquired his services when I had a serious, time-sensitive issue, and he handled it professionally, without delay. He clearly explained what needed to be done, and addressed all of my concerns in plain and easily understandable language. He was honest about potential outcomes, and offered straightforward solutions as circumstances progressed. The cost was reasonable and the value of knowing my needs were being managed appropriately gave me peace of mind.
I will use Mr. Canlas again if I ever require future legal services, and recommend his expertise to anyone facing a legal challenge.
Posted by a Litigation client
Use him for a really expensive trial but not for petty charges. Paid a lot of money but had to switch lawyers because nothing got done.