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Efrain Sain

Criminal defense Attorney at Dallas, TX

4.8   46 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Efrain

Learn Efrain’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    I am passionate about fighting my client's cases. I have successfully defended cases from public intoxication to murder. In the past 15 years, I have won jury trials as difficult as child sex abuse and DWI with high blood tests. I look at the total situation and also have had 100's of cases dismissed.

    24 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

    24 years

  3. Violent crime
    15%

    24 years

  4. Juvenile law
    10%

    24 years

I feel very fortunate that I get to help people at such crucial times in their lives. There is nothing more fulfilling than hearing the words "Not Guilty" spoken by the jury foreperson. Or, to see a client's beaming smile when we get an order dismissing a case that we've been working on for a while.

 

I started as a professional musician, getting a music degree at UNT. However, I realized that I wanted to help people in a more concrete way. I went to UT Law School and opened up my own law firm on January 1, 2000. All I have done these 15 years is criminal defense because that is all I want to do. EVERY time I walk into the court room my client's freedom and reputation is on the line.

 

The State of Texas or the United States has unlimited resources to go after an individual. I take on that challenge with gusto because I care deeply about fairness and justice for my clients.

 

Some of my clients have been CEO's or CFO's. Most of my clients, though, have not been from such an executive class. They are hardworking people, who have to work to put food on the table.  Many of them do not even speak English. There is no client too small or criminal charge too big that I will not handle.

 

I practice mainly in the DFW area but have defended cases all over Texas. Contact me for a free visit. If you feel good about our meeting, I would love to fight for you. 

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Law Office of Efrain Sain
13250 Branch View Ln
Dallas, TX, 75234-5713
Efrain Sain
405 State Highway 121 Bypass
Suite A250
Lewisville, TX, 75067
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4.8 / 5.0
  46 customer reviews
Posted by Sabrina | May 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lawyer from heaven
He has done amazing things for my cases and has fought for me in ways other lawyers can't. He got me out of situations that people told me nobody could get me out of , he truly is amazing and definitely an angel . Your the best Efrain Sain.!
Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms
I was arrested and taken to jail with a DWI . I’ve never had any convictions or been in that situation before so everything was new to me. Not only to mention I’m a DACA holder, so everything and anything could hurt my status.As a young adult is hard to be taken serious due to our age.We still want this matter taken care off the best way possible because our future is on the line. Efrain was very professional and what I like to call “ The Goat” he took care of business. After going to court for almost 1.5 yrs he always made sure I knew everything was going to be handle in the best way possible. And finally it did, my DWI was dropped to a lesser charge and I was able to keep my DACA. I don’t just consider Efrain and his staff as my attorney, they became family because they understood how overwhelming and nerve wrecking being put in this position was and they made sure to facilitate everything. His staff was always one call away so any questions I had they were answered quickly. Thank You so much Efrain..
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney!
My case was quite difficult due to my immigration status. Although I am in the process of fixing through my wife, probation was a risky option. Going to report to probation would risk me getting deported. Mr. Sain handled my case better than anyone else could have. He negotiated with the DA's and got me time served for one night that I spent in jail. Awesome attorney!
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Posted by keisha | September 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Miracle
Provided me with a free consultation for my husband't criminal case. Was very thorough with reviewing the case and potential outcomes. He kept us informed throughout the whole process and managed to find a loop hole in the system, which allowed for the charges to be dropped (when my husband was looking at prison time over the charges). While my husband was incarcerated, there were a few medical concerns, and he graciously contacted the medical staff on several occasions to relate my concerns. He is very caring and highly intelligent. He was recommended to me by another client of his, and I would highly recommend hiring him for any criminal case!! I can't thank him enough for his assistance, he saved our family.
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Posted by Sandra | September 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Efrain is the best lawyer in dallas he helped me win my case and he always answered any questions I had I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DWI Defense
Mr. Sain was excellent, he pretty much just told me to work and worry about my life while he helps with the legal side and keeping me up to date with everything going on. He was able to get my DWI knocked down to an obstruction of a highway with the ability to clean up my record. He helped me immensely during the time and stress and was able to keep the stress from ever being too high in talking with me about my options and how he can help. I'm very thankful for his help.
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Posted by Rosalio | April 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Possesssion of marijuana case in Tarrant county from 2011 my lawyer Efrain Sain fought and got dismissed
Efrain Sain not only fought my possession case and got it dismissed but gave back my 5 year old and me some peace of mind
Posted by Brandon | March 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Efrain Sain was a great attorney, got me a fantastic deal. I highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
My senior year of high school in 2007 I got charged with theft 50 but under 500 dollars. I had a full ride scholarship and could not afford to lose it. Efrain Sain was the lawyer I hired and he did a phenomenal job. He got my case dismissed and expunged. I am very grateful for his service and would surely recommend him to a friend. Thank you again Efrain Sain 9 years later.
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Response from Efrain Sain November 28, 2016
Thank you!. I think I know who this is and I hope all is well with you. Say hi to your folks for me.
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best court appointed lawyer ever!!!!!
I had a cs charge pg under 1 over 4..which is a 3rd degree felony ..he actually watched my arrest video seen things that wasnt right ... and he got me a 1244b yea a 1244b i heard of it before but never taught i would get one..that means knocks a felony down to a misdeameter.....so i do not Have a felony on my record......i thank him cause he accutly worked on my case even tho he was my court appointed lawyer..so thanks
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Posted by Brody | November 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I had a felony case but Mr Efrain helped me through it and it was reduced to a Misdememeanor A in one of the toughest counties in Texas
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney. Helped me when I was at my worst.
I had a bad night when I was 18. I got charged with DWI, possession of marijuana, and evading in a vehicle, all on one night. I had never been in trouble before. The evading was a Felony. I couldn't believe I had screwed up so bad. I hired Mr. Sain and am glad I did. He helped me out a lot. He got the possession case dismissed, a low probation on the DWI, and he was able to lower the evading to a misdemeanor. He had me go to AA classes regularly and get proof. He showed the DA all the good things I was doing with my life, including graduating from school and working. It took a while but I am so glad I stuck with him. I recommend him to anyone in trouble.
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Posted by Anthony Pham | May 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing, Expert Defense for Felony & Misd-A Family Violence in Denton County -- Both Dismissed!!
This is my first trouble with the law ever that resulted from a stupid argument that got out of hand. My stepkids, one 13 year old boy and one 19 year old daughter, got physically involved in the argument and had some bruising on their arms from me grabbing their arms to prevent them from hitting me. My Colombian wife, thinking that it was like Colombia and the police would only have a chat with me and not do anything in family violence cases, went to the police two days later to see if there was anything the police could do to save our marriage. She and the stepkids went with the spirit that I was a great husband, a great father -- they did this without knowing that I had already scheduled marriage counseling. The police took the statements of the kids and my wife (except for my stepson's -- important detail) and called me a day later. Never having been in trouble with the law, I voluntary recounted what had happened to the officer on the phone (bad idea -- I basically confessed to grabbing the kids, regardless if it was for self-defense). He charged me over the phone, asked me to turn myself in, and just like that, I was an accused criminal -- one Felony charge for assault with family violence with bodily injury for the 13-year old, and another Misdemeanor A charge for assault with family violence with bodily injury for the 19-year old. This was in Denton county. Now, as you may or may not know, family violence cases on your record will never go away. There is no option to expunge a family violence case. As a project manager with two Master's degrees and a decent career, this was hell for me -- basically everything I worked for over the years went poof! Gone due to bad decisions made one night. After turning myself in and being arrested and arraigned (an experience in itself), I immediately looked for a lawyer. I found Avvo, and from there, had initial consultations with about 6 lawyers. All of them charged exorbitant fees and all of them were hourly and none of them gave me the confidence that they would truly work for me and my interests -- except for one: Mr. Efrain Sain. After meeting him, I saw how dedicated he was and I immediately went to the car for my checkbook and wrote him a check that afternoon. That was the best decision I made for this case. It was a grueling 12 months until the close of these two cases (from August 2015 to May 2016). The Felony case was the most serious. Mr. Sain reviewed the evidence from the District Attorney (DA) and my stepson was willing to make an affidavit to say that the police did not ask for his statement and that his bruising caused no pain (apparently for "bodily injury," the victim has to experience some kind of pain -- another testimony to Mr. Sain's legal expertise). Mr. Sain submitted this affidavit to the DA, kept in touch with me through his secretary, and I received a call him later informing me that the jury decided not to proceed with the case. It was a no bill! For the Misdemeanor, it was several months of going back and forth in the court, but Mr. Sain was able to negotiate with the DA for a court dismissal with the condition I took counseling. This was in Denton County, which previously did not have this program. Mr. Sain got me into the program, told me to go to counseling early, so I was able to shop around for the best price. A couple of anger management classes and an all-day parenting class later, and the case was dismissed as part of the plea! No court fees or anything. The whole thing is finally over and there is an option to expunge my record after the statute of limitations. In the end, my wife and I are still together and the counseling improved our marriage greatly. We see this as a blessing more than anything. I highly recommend Efrain. The only thing I suggest is to EMPATHIZE with him -- he's a busy guy, working feverishly on your case. Be patient and trust in his expertise; it will pay off.
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Posted by Aaron | December 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I was a client of Efrain's when I was charged with a state jail felony. Efrain did an excellent job in helping me to avoid jail time. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a strong attorney.
Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got our case dismissed
Our son was falsly accused of assault with a deadly weapon and faced up to 20 years for a felony. Efrain worked hard on our case and didn't quit when it dragged on for six months. He got the case dismissed and we are so very grateful! Our son has his life and future back!
Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Class A Misdemeanor
To begin with I was charged with possession of Xanax under 28 grams which is a Class A Misdemeanor. It was my first arrest and charge and didn't know what to do.I hired Mr. Sain and I have to say it was the best decision of my life. My charge got dismissed with eligibility to get it expunged. Before Mr. Sain I had talked to other lawyers telling me the same thing that there was no way to get it cleared out of my record. Mr. Sain made me forget that I was even charged and made it very comforting. He is very good at what he does, as you can see with these reviews. He will explain the process in detail, tell you what you have to do, and everything you need. He also knows spanish, for all you that speak spanish. So that is a plus, there's so many things I want to say how good he is for being my first and hopefully my last lawyer. Point is this guy is here to help you, to motivate you, and to help you stay calm about your situation. I'm sure my review is one of many but look at the reviews and you will see that this lawyer is no joke and one of the best out there.
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Posted by Gilberto | September 6, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
This has been translated for me from Spanish. I had a charge of theft that was false. I left someone at McDonald's and did not know she had left things in my truck. She threatened she would call the police if I didn't return to her immediately. It was already late at night and I had to get up early to go to work. Im told her I would take them tomorrow. She got mad and lied and called the police. She spoke English and I do not and the police believed her and arrested me. Sr. Efrain negotiated to dismiss the case. He showed the truth to the court. I am very happy. He let me know how the case was going and put in extra time so I did not take any deal that had me paying money. Very good attorney.
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Posted by Diana | August 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gave Me HOPE
Mr. Sain gave me hope since the first day of our meeting, he made me feel very comfortable and relaxed it was my first time ever getting into trouble and I expected the worst but. He did a great job and got my case dismissed I am forever thankful to him. He's worth it no questions asked....
Posted by Bharat | May 20, 2015
Turned My Hope to Reality !!
It was the worst moment of my life when I got put to a legal mess by a person who I loved so much and I cared so much about. I was charged with domestic violence (DV) and it is one of the worse cases for non-immigrants like me. I hired a lawyer with 25 years of experience thinking that he was the right one to solve my case. However, I had to pay him more money that was beyond the contract. I felt like he was favoring my ex-girlfriend more than me when he asked her if she wanted to file for child support. He even explained how to get free apartment as a victim of DV according to my ex-girlfriend. Still I didn't give up on him thinking that he would fight for me to dismiss my case. However, he called me and told me they didn't want to dismiss my case. According to him, they wanted to convict me with Domestic Violence class C misdemeanor and he told me to accept it and "get over" with it. For non-immigrants, it doesn't matter what class of DV you get convicted with - you are subject to deportation and he knew that very well. I finally realize that he wasn't the right attorney for me. I started looking for one who could handle my case aggressively. I found Efrain Sain on AVVO. When I talked to him first time on the phone, I felt like he was the right one. And then, I met him personally and discussed about the situation. He considered very well on his fee since I had already spent too much money paying my previous attorney. Besides, he explained how my case can be dismissed and how it can go worse. He guided me and reminded me time to time to avoid certain things that would make my case worse. It was first court date with him when he got conditional dismissal from the judge. And that's when I felt my hope turned into reality. I finished my 12-week anger management class and my case is completely dismissed. I thank a lot to attorney Sain.
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Posted by alejandra | April 24, 2015
Excellent lawyer to go to
i was arrested for seeling alcohol to a minor and we found him through a friend, he walked us through what he would do to help me close this case and the prize was reasonable! we finally got my case closed after a year due to some delays with the court but he was with me through this whole horrible experience. I really do recommend him to anyone thinking about getting a lawyer
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Efrain Sain PLLC
  • 2000 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of David McCreary
  • 1998 - 2000

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • State vs MO
  • Judge dismisses case after speedy trial hearing
  • State vs T
  • State dismisses charges on the day of trial when we announce ready.
  • Child Sex Abuse - 3 Separate Charges:
  • 3 Not Guilties - Jury Trial
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Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • North Dallas Bar Association
  • 2002 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2001 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • North Dallas Bar Association
  • DWI for the Non-Criminal Defense Attorney
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (21)
Endorse Efrain
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have co-counseled with Efrain Sain and worked with him on a very significant felony involving a Defendant who was employed in law enforcement. Mr. Sain is very skilled at establishing a sincere and persuasive rapport with a jury. He knows the law and the facts on his cases and is willing to take on the hard to win cases. He is also patient with the difficult and unreasonable clients. I have been a criminal defense lawyer for thirty years and have every confidence that Mr. Sain will stand up for his clients in plea negotiations and in trial."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He stands up for many underdogs of our society in some of the toughest jurisdictions without fear. Efrain cares about his clients as fellow human beings, not just as payment makers. I have seen him in jury trials successfully defending innocent people who were presumed to be guilty of sexual assaults and other various crimes. He will go the extra mile for his clients whether they are poor or rich, innocent or otherwise."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Efrain is a great advocate for his clients and a great trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sain is an outstanding attorney. He works hard in each and every case to get his clients the best results possible. I am happy to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Efrain is an excellent and dedicated attorney. He works tirelessly for his clients and has great results. I have no hesitation in endorsing him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Efrain is an excellent lawyer who is well respected in the legal community. I highly recommend this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Efrain is a great lawyer who really cares about his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Other
"I not only endorse this attorney, I give this attorney 5 stars! Well respected in the community and proven to be effective."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Efrain is a solid, experienced criminal defense lawyer who is well-liked in the legal community. He works very hard for his clients and knows the legal system well. He is a kind, genuine person who is very good at his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Efrain is an outstanding lawyer that I would highly recommend for anyone needing a lawyer for any type of criminal case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Efrain is a sincere hard working attorney who gets fantastic results for his clients. He fights for his clients and will never get out worked by the prosecution."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Efrain is a caring person and knowledgeable attorney. He strives to provide the best possible outcome for every client by giving them both excellent counsel and a zealous defense of their case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Efrain is a diligent and respected lawyer. He is a gentleman and kind person."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Efrain Sain is a "stand-up" lawyer who always has his client's back. I highly endorse this lawyer."
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