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Stephanie Lynn May

Criminal defense Attorney at San Angelo, TX

5.0   37 reviews
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Stephanie

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Stephanie May focuses her practice solely on DWI & criminal defense. She is located in her hometown of San Angelo, Texas. Stephanie knows good people sometimes have bad days. She will thoroughly review your case, inform you of what your options are, and fight to get you the best possible result for your situation.

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Stephanie May Law
303 W. Harris Avenue
Suite 3
San Angelo, TX, 76903

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Posted by Lucas | August 17, 2023
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Would Highly Recommend
Stephanie after working with a small local town where I received a speeding ticket, was able to handle and get my charge dismissed. She was highly professional and would definitely recommend to anyone in need!
Posted by Clint | June 9, 2023
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The Very Best West Texas has to Offer
True story: Late night on March 29th, 2021, I ended a very tumultuous and extremely toxic relationship with a woman. I went to stay at my 72-year-old mother's house for the night. 5 hours later, we were awakened by 5 officers shining flashlights in the windows and beating on the door like they were conducting a meth bust. No less than 6 officers and 3 San Angelo Police Department SUVs were outside of my elderly mother's home and I was arrested for Family Violence. I demanded to see the evidence and the arresting officer responded with, "We don't have to show you that." I was read my rights and never interviewed by any officer from SAPD. The alleged victim was allowed to submit pictures that she had supposedly taken with her own phone of her vaginal area that showed supposed bruising caused by my pushing her onto a concrete floor. A female officer was never called to the scene and her supposed injuries were never inspected or verified by any member of the SAPD - they just took her word for it. I did not commit this crime. My brother drove to San Angelo from San Antonio and bonded me out of jail within a couple of days. 44 days after I was arrested, I appeared in court for the first time. When the preliminary trial commenced, I was arrested a second time inside the courtroom for a new charge of credit card abuse - a state jail felony - from the same girl. She claimed that I had stolen her credit card and that she "...noticed charges on her account that she didn't make..." after we had broken up. The "detective" that handled this case failed to verify any of her claims and immediately charged me with a felony crime. The SAPD "detective" never bothered to talk with me so that I could answer to her claims against me nor was I ever interviewed by any member of the San Angelo Police Department - they just took her word for it. Stephanie handled both cases. After 6 long months of the SAPD and the District Attorney resisting, she presented evidence that disproved their case of Credit Card Abuse and they were forced to dismiss the case. Despite the obvious display of sloppy police work and my accuser's own admission of pushing me on the night in question, the Assistant DA for Tom Green County refused to back down. Instead, over the course of 2 years and 3 months, he and his co-chair used intimidation tactics, through Stephanie of course, to manipulate me into accepting a plea of guilty with time served. I refused to plead guilty to a crime I didn't commit and chose to take it to trial. On the day of my trial, Stephanie showed up to the courthouse dressed like a woman in charge. She was crystal clear in her instructions to me and explained all of her processes in a way that I understood, as I am not an attorney. From jury selection to proper court procedure, to her questioning and cross-examinations, and to her closing arguments, Stephanie remained poised and in total control of the entire trial - she was always 5 steps ahead of the opposing witnesses as we as the Assistant DA and his co-chair. 2 long years and 3 months later, it took an all-female panel of 6 jurors approximately 20 minutes to return to the courtroom with a verdict of "NOT GUILTY" by unanimous decision! Stephanie is a professional through and through. She's not only good at her job - she absolutely dominates in her profession. If it is a gentle, caring bedside manner you are looking for, go see your doctor. If you are seeking legal representation from an attorney that maintains the utmost level of professionalism, and unwavering integrity, and who will fight your fight on your behalf to protect your livelihood - you cannot afford to hire anyone other than Stephanie Lynn May. It's a smart move and you'll be glad you made that choice - for the rest of your life.
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Posted by Isaac | January 9, 2020
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Reliable Attorney
Hired Stephanie for an Expunction order. She was excellent with communication and answered my questions thoroughly. She also seemed to genuinely care about my future and well being. Hopefully I will never need her again but I highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2019
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Amazing
Stephanie is a very knowledgeable and caring lawyer. I recommend her if you're ever in trouble or need help. She took the time to understand my situation without passing judgment, and made sure I got the best possible outcome.
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2019
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Easy to work with
Stephanie was easy to work with and did a great job. We were very happy with the experience.
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2019
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Excellent!!
She was always very understanding. Nothing stopped her from doing everything possible to help you, she was always very positive no matter the situation. I would always recommend her!
Posted by Cameron | June 29, 2019
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Highly Recommend
Very professional and helpful. Easily available for any questions and willing to discuss specific details. Very pleased with her services.
Posted by Brogan | June 13, 2019
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Expunged
Stephanie was very professional and helpful. Case ended in charge being expunged (removed from my record).
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2019
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Criminal Defense Attorney
She did excellent. I would hire as my lawyer again. Very professional and nice.
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2019
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Helped get my arrest off my record
Stephanie May was a huge help in my case. She was always quick with response and guided me through the whole process of expungement. I only had to show up one time in court because she took care of everything else and even that day it only took about 20 min. Overall she did a wonderful job and I can’t thank her enough for getting the arrest off my record!
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Posted by Richard | March 8, 2019
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Client
Stephanie handled my situation in a timely and professional manner. She did so efficiently and helped me ease my mind. The stress was taken off my shoulders! I highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2019
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Helpful!
Very helpful! Explained my issue without much understood it very well!
Posted by Glenn | February 10, 2019
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Awesome
She's amazing... After I initially spoke to her on the phone and she accepted my case, she began to work on it...I had over 9000$ in fees due to the court and she got over 7000$ of them basically knocked off. She stayed in touch with me throughout the process, emails, phone calls and texts, was there for me the whole time. She did better than I could have ever expected and I would recommend her to anyone with legal problems or trouble needing to be taken care of. She was absolutely awesome . Thank you Stephanie for all your help !!!
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Posted by David | January 18, 2019
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Excellent attorney!
When I was first arrested I was devastated and had to find a lawyer. I was charged with a first degree felony and other lawyers wanted to convince me I was going to prison. However Stephanie told me that (although she can make no promises) there is a good chance I can get probation. Although I was hesitant at first because she hasn't been practicing very long, I hired her anyway because I felt she genuinely cared about my case. One of the main things I like about Stephanie is her communication. I've asked many questions through text and e-mail and always got my answer before the day ends. Also phone calls are nice because you don't have to go through her secretary or anything, it'll always be her. In the end I got the best deal I could have gotten with probation. If you want a lawyer that actually cares about you, then hire Stephanie!
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Posted by Zachary | January 16, 2019
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Never argue with this woman
I recommend Stephanie May as your criminal defense Lawyer. She has been more than helpful throughout all the struggles I’ve had, and super supportive. She knows what she’s doing and understands her job very well, and gets stuff done!! I don’t plan on getting in another bind that would involve her help again, but if I do, I will definitely be giving her a call.
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2018
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Call her as soon as possible
I was beyond impressed with how efficient and professional Stephanie was. I was really worried about my case but she handled it perfectly. My case was dismissed and I get a second chance thanks to her. Worth every penny, would recommend to anyone don’t waste time calling around - she is the one you need.
Posted by Serena | October 9, 2018
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Highly recommend
Stephanie is a fantastic lawyer. I have witnessed nothing but her A game. She is a master of her craft and has handled my affairs impeccably. I sincerely cannot recommend her enough.
Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2018
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Recommendation Letter
Stephanie Lynn May is a outstanding Lawyer she truly puts her time and energy in giving you the best results! I was very impressed with how she handled my case I would most definately recommend her to anyone! Hands down best of the best!
Posted by Anthony | June 4, 2018
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Fantastic
I couldn’t have been anymore satisfied with Ms. May. She was able to get my 2nd dwi dismissed and kept me up to date every step of the way . Highly Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2018
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Speeding tickets
Stephanie is amazing! I had three speeding tickets, two within a three week time frame and the third came about a month later. Extremely irresponsible on my side but thankful Stephanie was my lawyer. She had all three dismissed and I did not have to take a defensive driving class. I am grateful she was able to help me. Thank you so much Stephanie for all you did for me.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • DWI & Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Stephanie May Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • DWI & Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Law Offices of Jamie Balagia
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Texas Court Of Criminal Appeals
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Edward F. Shaughnessy
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Bexar County Felony Drug Court
  • 2012 - 2012
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Education

  • St. Mary's University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2014
  • University of Texas
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2010

Associations

  • Tom Green County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Tom Green County Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Young Professionals of San Angelo
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Junior League
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Alpha Phi
  • Alumni
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • LexisNexis Practice Guide: Texas Drunk Driving Law
  • ALR Hearing Procedures
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Mile High CLE in Denver, Colorado
  • DWI & Marijuana - They Must Be High!
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stephanie is an incredible attorney, and an absolute pleasure to work with. I have personally seen her work tirelessly for her clients, and it shows by the great results in her cases. I have referred several clients to her, including my own family, and she has always returned great results. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a criminal defense lawyer in the State of Texas."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Stephanie is a stalwart defender of people's rights. One of the most knowledgeable DWI Attorney's in San Antonio, you can feel confident your case is in able hands."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is a fantastic DWI attorney. She's well versed in the SFSTs and all the angles the officers use in DWI stops. I whole heartedly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is on her way to becoming a great attorney. She has the spirit, intelligence and tenacity that exemplifies top level attorneys."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stephanie May is an excellent criminal defense attorney in the south Texas area. I had the privilege of working with her on a handful of cases. She was well-prepared and a zealous advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie May is both a good friend and colleague. It is my honor and pleasure to endorse her. She is one of the best new attorneys in the San Antonio area. Stephanie has a great deal to offer both her clients and her colleagues in the area of DWI defense. She is following in the path of a great many lawyers who began their practice dogging it out in the trenches of DWI defense. I appreciate her candor, her commitment, and he service to the criminal defense bar. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is well versed in all aspects of DWI defense. She is a zealous advocate and works tirelessly to achieve the best result possible for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is an up and coming star in the San Antonio area. She is smart, a quick thinker, and an incredibly persuasive advocate. I highly endorse this lawyer for your criminal defense needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is an talented lawyer. Very thorough and I would feel very comfortable were she to represent me."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. May is an extremely talented young litigator. Extremely well trained and thorough, she provides an excellent defense."
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San Angelo Criminal defense Lawyer Stephanie Lynn May
Stephanie Lynn May
Criminal defense Attorney
San Angelo, TX
Licensed for 8 years
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