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Stephen Andrew Aslett

Criminal defense Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   66 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    Felony and misdemeanor criminal defense including: drug cases, property crime cases, intoxication-related offenses, and violent crimes. Majority of practice is devoted to assault - family member and other domestic violence related cases.

  2. Appeals
    20%
    State court appeals and writs of habeas corpus.

  3. Expungement
    20%
    Expunction and nondisclosures.

I'm a criminal defense attorney based in Houston.

Before starting my own practice, I was an assistant district attorney with the Harris County District Attorney's Office for almost seven years.  There, I prosecuted thousands of cases and tried dozens cases to juries, ranging from misdemeanor DWIs and assault cases to serious felonies such as burglaries, aggravated assaults, and murders.

In addition to working as a prosecutor in numerous felony and misdemeanor courts, I also worked in various specialty divisions.  In the Vehicular Crimes Section, I handled hit and run cases, street racing cases, and intoxication manslaughter cases.  In the Family Criminal Law Division, I handled serious domestic violence cases and, as chief of the misdemeanor section, I trained less experienced prosecutors on how to try misdemeanor domestic violence cases.  I also handled juvenile cases as a prosecutor in the Juvenile Division.

As a former prosecutor, I understand how the other side thinks and can use knowledge to your advantage.  Call or email me for a free consultation.

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Location

The Aslett Law Firm, PLLC
1004 Praire St., Ste. 200
Houston, TX, 77002

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2023
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Felony case sealed
Mr Aslett represented me to have my felony case sealed. He is very knowledgeable and is a great communicator. Everything went as he said it would and was all taken care of within 2 weeks retaining his services. He has a pleasant demeanor and was easy to deal with; everything went very smoothly. I was expected to be there by 9:30am and was done by 10am. Thanks Mr Aslett!
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Posted by Sasiquea | April 5, 2023
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Amazing Lawyer
Mr. Stephen has done the impossible for my husband’s case. He truly is an amazing lawyer, he has so much knowledge about all the laws. He really did as much research possible before making the best case possible.
Posted by Michelle Morales | November 28, 2022
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Case Sealed
Strongly recommend very well with communication and straight forward with your case.. I'm very satisfied with his work..
Posted by JL | October 12, 2022
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Case
Very professional, excellent communication, kept me informed step by step.
Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2022
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Excellent lawyer
Very Professional will recommend to anybody that needs expungement..he will keep you up to date with every step when he files expungement,goes to court, notifies you when record is clear.. etc. 5 Star lawyer Ty .
Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2022
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Great expunction attorney
This guy knows the system and the players. He was able to successfully expunge cases for me in both Harris County and Galveston County. With his tact he was able to get a case in Harris County expuncted which normally wouldn't have qualified for expunction. He's straightforward and clearly communicates the expunction process and its, timeline.
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Posted by Alejandro mendez | August 22, 2022
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Great fast and efficient
Extremely professional and works fast. Explain he’s process smoothly too. Thank you.
Posted by Jessica | August 3, 2022
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Aggravated assault on a family member
After Extensively searching for a good lawyer I came Across Mr. Aslett. He was worth every penny spent he went to court. He made sure we hade a solid case Before presenting the Grand jury packet. The case was dismissed. If your looking for one of the best lawyers in Houston he’s definitely it.
Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2022
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Thank You
Stephen was an excellent lawyer who came by way of referral. We had a great initial consultation and I was kept abreast of all necessary information and activity along the way. I felt very confident about the progress and appreciate his professionalism.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2022
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Excellent work
Was very pleased with Stephen. He was prompt to respond and kept me informed. Highly recommend.
Posted by Alan | July 5, 2022
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Did the job I needed.
Completed court legal services in a timely, efficient manner and was informative. Mr. Aslett wrote an excellent and comprehensive court petition. I was looking for a very competent attorney with integrity in this area as close as possible to my former attorney, Steven "Rocket" Rosen, who passed away and was known to be excellent in court.
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2022
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5 star lawyer
When my guns were confiscated on a dismissed unlawful carrying firearm case I thought they were history.After consulting Stephen,in which he graciously spent time listening and explaining how he could pursue a return of my guns.Stephen kept in touch for over a month while I dealt with financial issues.when I hired Stephen he picked up where we left off and I had my guns back in one week.The value of the guns far surpassed his fee.Stephen talks with you.not at you like other lawyers I have spoken with I recommend Stephen Aslett if you want a lawyer that will really work for you Thank you Stephen
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2022
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Great
Stephen is a great expungement lawyer and he helped me expunge my very challenge felony case. When all party except police department agreed, Stephen attended the hearing and talked to the judge to let the expungement granted. He saved me. Thank you.
Posted by Ricardo | July 1, 2022
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Quick response
Stephen was excellent. First time discussion he was very straight and explained very clearly what would and could happen. No nonsense. He worked on all details and kept me in the loop. Very effective communication with me.
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2021
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Down to earth hard working attorney.
Stephen Aslett explained everything to me regarding my case where I could understand. He was to the point about what I was facing and what I could expect. After months he was able to get my case dismissed by a grand jury , this is something he excels at. He charged me a one time fee upfront and never billed for more.
Posted by Leon | October 28, 2021
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A Lawyer Worth Hiring
Stephen is a no nonsense lawyer. He is very professional and makes you fell as an equal. He never speaks over you and explains things in a common sensical way. He is a very good lawyer and enjoys his professional. He has excellent communications skills.
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2021
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Awesome Job
Stephen was recommended by a friend since we did not know any criminal defense attorney. Our matter was very unique as it involved an entity and not a personal criminal matter. After chatting with Stephen, he immediately researched the issue and came back with a few possible scenarios. Stephen was approachable and thoroughly explained the process each step of the way. Our issue was resolved in our favor. However, that is not why I am recommending Stephen, I am recommending him because of his professionalism and willingness to look into an issue that is not simple and help guide us through.
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2021
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Great experience
Attorney Aslett is very professional to handle cases. I would highly recommend him to who needs defense and expungement.
Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2021
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Good Lawyer
I got arrested for dwi and ended up in county for 21 hrs. He got my case dismissed.
Posted by Sheila | October 18, 2021
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Best Criminal Defense Attorney
Mr. Aslett is one of the best. He communicates constantly with you. He has a great knowledge of both sides of the court room. When he says he is going to do something, you can rest assured it will be done promptly and efficiently. I would highly recommend him if you find yourself in need of a criminal defense attorney.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal defense attorney
  • The Aslett Law Firm PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Harris County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2016
  • Judicial law clerk
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • 2008 - 2009

Education

  • Tulane University Law School
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2008
  • Rice University
  • B.A.
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. J.L. (possession of a controlled substance)
  • Dismissed
  • State v. E.H. (assault on a family member)
  • Dismissed
  • State v. J.H. (assault on a family member)
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Texas District and County Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Law Enforcement Appreciation Award
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • 2015
  • James A. Wysocki Trial Advocacy Award
  • Tulane University Law School
  • 2007
  • Robert E. Friedman Law Review Award
  • Tulane University Law School
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • 2022
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • 2021
  • Harris County District Attorney's Office in-house training
  • How to Try Domestic Violence Cases
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (7)
Endorse Stephen
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stephen is a tremendous attorney and is a valuable asset to anyone who chooses to hire him as their attorney. He is hardworking, intelligent, and is able to obtain great results for his clients despite the odds. I endorse Stephen."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stephen and I worked together at the Harris County District Attorney's Office. He was my supervisor for a time, and taught me a lot about domestic violence, DWI, intoxication manslaughter, and criminal law in general. Stephen analyzes cases from all directions, finds the weaknesses others overlook and gets results. When you choose to be represented by Stephen Aslett, you have chosen proven success."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Stephen Aslett is an extremely intelligent attorney. I had the privilege of supervising him as an Assistant District Attorney before we both began our defense practices. Stephen's intelligence and instincts translate into effective results for his clients. I recommend Stephen Aslett to anyone seeking excellent criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Stephen and I battled it out in a tough trial when he was a prosecutor. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the law. He is a great trial lawyer and is someone I would trust if he represented me. I endorse Stephen as a great criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Stephen when he was a prosecutor. He possessed all of the traits that you would hope a prosecutor would have. He was honest, fair, reasonable and hard working to name a few. I am sad he left the DA's office because I enjoyed working with him. There is no doubt in my mind that he will make an outstanding defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen is a smart and capable defense lawyer who is an asset to the defense bar. Moreover, he is an asset to any citizen accused smart enough to hire him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have watched Stephen in court as a lawyer for many years and he is always well prepared and is an excellent speaker. He's excellent in trial and has a very good reputation in the criminal court house. He is totally honest and forthcoming which is very important in picking a lawyer. ."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As an Assistant D.A., Stephen was always the type of attorney that was fair, while doing his job with confidence and skill. Stephen will be a fantastic defense attorney, both because of his ability and experience in the courtroom and knowledge of the law. I highly recommend Stephen to anyone who reads this and is looking to hire him as their attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stephen was one of the most knowledgeable and prepared prosecutors at the Harris County District Attorney's Office. He has great relationships with all the prosecutors. They trust him and trust his judgment. Stephen and I helped me in representing a husband accused of assaulting his pregnant wife. With Stephen as co-counsel, we got a NOT GUILTY verdict in less than 1 hour. I definitely endorse Stephen as a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I knew Stephen as a colleague as a prosecutor, then as an adversary as a defense lawyer, and now as a colleague as a defense lawyer. His experience and tact is a great asset and makes him incredibly effective in the courtroom. Anyone who hires him is in great hands."
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