James Morris Balagia

Also known as Jamie Balagia

James Morris Balagia

DUI / DWI Attorney

San Antonio, TX





This lawyer has been disciplined by a state licensing authority.



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About Me

I am dedicated to the zealous defense of my fellow citizens who are accused of DWI, DUI, or other alcohol related matters and drug offenses. I have developed close relationships with a variety of DWI Associated Professionals that assist in the defense of those charged with DWI. These Professionals are experts in the fields of: Standardized Field Sobriety Testing ; Breath Test Devices; Blood Draw...

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Payments & Fees

Payment Types

Cash, Check, Credit Card


Fixed (Sometimes)

Client Reviews

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Review for Poss. case

Posted by: a client 4 months ago.

It took 4 months to resolve my case and some information I wish I would've had the first time I met with them. Instead I got information about a...

Out of State Issue

Posted by: a client 7 months ago.

I came to Mr. Balagia with a traffic matter that was mistakenly showing on my driver record as a conviction which also meant that I would lose my...
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Adam Brian Tisdell
Adam Tisdell

Amarillo, TX

30 days ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Jaime is one of the best marijuana and DWI lawyers in the Austin and San Antonio areas. If you see the red and blues call his office before you talk...
Alvin David Hunt
Alvin Hunt

Lake Charles, LA

3 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Top notch DWI lawyer. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
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1992 License Status: Eligible To Practice In Texas for the state of Texas.
Last updated by Avvo: 09/25/2014

1 Citation found

In 2003 this lawyer was disciplined for professional misconduct by the state of Texas.

Citation type: Public Reprimand

Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

James’s comment:

I agreed to take this Public Reprimand, for Failing to Provide a Property Inventory on Request, because I did technically violate the rule. I should have followed the rule and avoided the problem. I... more

Work Experience

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1992 – present

Law Office of Jamie Balagia


Showing 1 of 3 degrees

1992 JD - Juris Doctor in Law

University of Texas School of Law


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2010 Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases



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National College of DUI Defense

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Showing 2 of 3 publications

2013 A Citizens Protection Manual

Texas DWI Survival Guide

2010 When You Really Need A DWI Attorney

NSIDE Magazine

Speaking Engagements

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2010 DWI from Probable Cause to Reasonable Doubt

at 2010 Texas Traffic Institute Seminar

2008 Direct Examination of the Intoxilyzer Expert

at Texas DWI Top Gun Seminar 2008

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