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Eric Joe Benavides

Criminal defense Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   41 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2008
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    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Eric Benavides is a criminal defense attorney in Houston, TX.  He is a co-founder of Benavides & Serrano, PLLC.  He is a member of the Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Houston Young Lawyers Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and is licensed to practice law in the state by the Supreme Court of Texas and federally by the Southern District of Texas.  He is a graduate of the prestigious Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Trial College, and has received continued legal education in all aspects of criminal law.  He is a proven trial lawyer with multiple Not Guilty verdicts to his name.  Mr. Benavides earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas and his Juris Doctorate from the Texas Tech University School of Law.  Mr. Benavides was born and raised in Kingsville, TX, where he was the Valedictorian of Academy High School. He is happily married to his wife Carina, and they enjoy traveling and attending sporting events.

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Eric Benavides
2180 North Loop West
Suite 310
Houston, TX, 77018

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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and passionate, A Job well done!
Eric Benavides was an outstanding Lawyer. I never imagined I would have to go through the situation I did. It was definitely a first for me. Eric handled it very professional and explained every step of the process to me, clearly laying out what I needed to do to get my case dismissed. He's very passionate at the job he does and has a positive personality while taking you through the needed steps, professional as well as a family man. I was so scared and he put my nerves at ease and helped the whole process run smoothly. I definitely recommend hiring him! - H
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Posted by Kshitiz | December 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience.
Hello. Eric is a really friendly and helpful lawyer. I highly recommend him. He started helping me via emails even before formally taking my case. He is highly ethical and has a pleasing personality which I think is very important while dealing with court officials. He was able to dismiss my case.
Posted by Marco | October 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Won my DWI
I had a DWI. My blood was way over the limit. Lukily I had Mr. Benavides on my side. He convinced the judge that the officer had no reason to pull me over, and the Judge threw out the case. I learned my lesson, and this is not going to happen again. Thank you Mr. Benavides for the 2nd chance.
Posted by Bettina | September 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case dismissed
Hi was a client of Eric Benabides..I picked up a DWI and he fought for me and got my case DISMISSED.so if you need a lawyer for DWI I strongly suggest you speak with him cause he's a good DWI LAWYER
Posted by Melanie | September 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bad turned Good
My husband and I stumbled upon Mr. Benavides and he was a gem. I was charged with a DUI under “different” circumstances. He always new what to say to to alleviate my stress and anxieties. I always received a call back, an email or a text from him personally. I can’t say enough and and genuine words about him. These combined with professionalism and knowledge, make-him the entire package,”You can’t go wrong”!!!!! Mr. Benavides is someone you want on your side, he will go the extra mile for you and your family!!!
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Posted by Manuel Gonzalez | August 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Not a lot of people inspire trust, Eric is real! He heard me out, and believed me when I felt like no one did. Hope I never have a need for a lawyer again, but if I do I'm calling Eric. Hired him to basically save my life and he did just that, huge weight of my shoulders.. Thank you Eric!
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great
I was charged with a misdemeanor and Eric was able to get it dismissed for a very reasonable cost. If you are in need of a criminal defense attorney I would highly recommend Eric.
Posted by Kirk | May 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very happy
Mr Benavides was able to get my case dismissed with minimal trips to the courthouse or interruptions to my work schedule
Posted by Isaiah | March 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Your life is in the right hands.
Everyone- I understand your current dilemma may cause you to have doubt and concern for hiring the right lawyer. I'm here to tell you that a real person who received his services can easily testify that Eric Benavides is more than an expert, he's a life saver. I cannot begin to express the gratitude I have for the one person who stood by my side through it all. Understanding, considerate, and empathetic are the true adjectives I would use to describe my interactions with him. Professionalism at it's finest ladies and gentlemen. Do not hesitate to call. When you need an answer, he is the one to provide it for you. I truly hope your situation becomes resolved. God SPEED.
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Eric Benavides went above and beyond to help me. He was very professional and by far the most informative attorney I have spoken with. I had already been with two attorneys who kept dragging my case on just trying to take more money from me and Eric was able to come in and take care of everything in the blink of an eye. Such a wonderful ease of mind! I couldn’t be more grateful, thank you!
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Posted by Heidi Jo | August 15, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Compassionate Attorney
Attorney Benavides is a kind and compassionate attorney. I have never met an attorney of such a nature. Although I do not have an active case, I sought his assistance for general legal advice. He did not rush and he took his time answering all of my questions. He did not make me feel less than and showed me the attention I needed. He really is an amazing attorney and you can tell he is passionate about what he does each day. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by G.G. Gonzalez Jr | March 5, 2017
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Retired investigator
I've known Eric for many years. Very professional and responds very quickly. Thanks for all your help great job you did on my son's case
Posted by VA | July 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawyer
I had a DWI and hired Eric. I took the breath test but my case was dismissed. It was a tough case because I had an open beer in the car. My breath test was close to the legal limit so we fought the case hard. Eric got my case dismissed with no trial, it was awesome.
Posted by Antonio-Jessie | January 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Peace of Mind!
Hired Mr. Benavides to fight a criminal charge against a 17 year old teen. Eric was clear and most important concise with all possibilities of fighting the case. After seven months, he successfully got the case dismissed, and gave us back our peace of mind we had lost when all this happened. (Terroristic Threat-case dismissed) Thank you, Eric.
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Posted by Chad | October 30, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Choice
Mr. Benavides, is an awesome, smart, passionate, lawyer that will do what it takes to serve you. He was able to get my class B dismissed. While other lawyers keep advising me to just go through deferred adjudication, which would of been bad for my record, Mr Benavides gave me many better options that could be available to me if needed. That showed me he is very knowledgeable of Harris County's criminal system. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of legal representation/advice. Thank You Eric Benavides
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Posted by Bryan | October 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
After doing my research on AVVO.com and calling around and speaking to different attorneys about my case, I decided to go with Eric. This was the best decision I could have made. He services are affordable, he is very attentive, and knowledgeable. After 6 case resets and some haggling with the DA, Eric was able to get my assault on a family member charge dismissed with the completion of a BIPP class. I would highly recommend Eric to represent you.
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Posted by Rafael | September 17, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
DWI
Eric and Sam are professionals and they know what they are doing. They helped me dismiss my DWI case in less than 3 months since I hired them. They work hard and kept me informed throughout the process. Their price is very reasonable and helped me split up my payments too. I'm extremely grateful and highly recommend to anyone who went through the same situation as I did.
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Posted by Rose | June 2, 2015
Criminal Case
I hired Eric Benavides and found him to be professional, courteous and very down to earth. I had several conversations with him before my court date and he answered all of my questions and guided me throughout the process. He spoke to the district attorney on my behalf and was able to get my entire case dismissed. I was very lucky and thankful to have such a kind attorney on my side.
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Posted by Homer Fernandez | May 16, 2015
"Best Lawyer Ever!"
Eric Benavides is an outstanding attorney that changed my life and future for the best. He went above and beyond to dismiss my 2nd DWI case. After months of sleepless nights, Eric and I met on May 13, 2015 for the last time and he granted me the best news I could ever hear, "Your case has been dismissed." I strongly recommend Eric Benavides for anyone that is in need of a TOP Attorney. Thank you Eric Benavides for all your hard work!!!
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Posted by D.S. | November 26, 2014
2 cases dismissed in 3 years
I have had 2 cases in the last 3 years for assaulting a family member (wife). Both cases were false allegations. Eric and Sammy fought the cases even though the DAs kept dragging the cases on for no reason. Long story short, both cases dismissed. Justice boyyyy...
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Benavides & Serrano, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate
  • The Law Office of David A. Breston
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Student Attorney
  • University of Houston Immigration Clinic
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Law Intern
  • Jones & Granger
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • Texas Tech University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004
  • University of Texas
  • Minor in Business Foundations
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State vs. E.R.
  • Dismissed after Speedy Trial Hearing
  • State vs. J.M.
  • Not Guilty by a Jury
  • State of Texas vs. E.C.
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • HCCLA Board of Directors
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2014 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Southern District of Texas Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice Section
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Immigration and Nationality Law Section
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2008 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers of 2015
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Certified in Standard Field Sobriety Tests
  • Platt & Associates
  • 2014
  • Client Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Client Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Texas Criminal Trial College Graduate
  • TCDLA
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Harris County Criminal Defenders Association (HCCLA) Defender
  • Winning Warriors
  • 2014
  • Harris County Criminal Defenders Association (HCCLA) Defender
  • Winning Warriors
  • 2013
  • Harris County Criminal Defenders Association (HCCLA) Defender
  • Winning Warriors
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • You Have Rights!
  • Criminal Consequences for Juveniles
  • 2013
  • Parents Information Day
  • Basic Immigration Knowledge for Immigrant Families
  • 2013
  • Omega Delta Phi National Conference
  • Criminal Consequences
  • 2012
  • Immigration Consequences in Texas
  • Immigration Consequences
  • 2011
  • Know Your Rights
  • Immigration Knowledge for Detainees
  • 2008
  • Know Your Rights
  • Immigration Knowledge For Detainees
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (30)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eric is the attorney I call for my clients when they have possible criminal law issues in their cases. I know that Eric will take great care of my clients and make sure they well represented both in and out of the Court room. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eric is a straight shooter. I like his dedication to each client's case and how he approaches complex issues."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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 | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I i highly recommend this lawyer he is a true professional"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Benavides has a deep understanding of criminal law and he represents each client with the highest level of integrity. I strongly recommend his services in the Houston and Greater Houston Area."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Benavides is an exceptional immigration attorney. I've had clients in the past that I sent to him and he was able to help them out. He is very knowledgeable in this area, and very easy to talk to."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric's dedication to his clients and his practice is unparalleled. With unwavering tenacity, Eric zealously advocates for his clients in the areas of criminal defense and immigration."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a true advocate for his clients. His combination of skill and work ethic make him a courthouse wrecking-ball. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Eric for years and have watched him operate in the courtroom. His personality and professionalism win him points with judges and prosecutors alike. He's a good guy to have in your corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric Benavides is a rising star here in the Harris County criminal justice system. He always takes seriously his job of zealously representing his clients when the they are the citizen accused. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric Benavides is a hard working, thorough and intelligent lawyer. He represents his client with professionalism and zeal and always gets great results. I strongly recommend Mr. Benavides if you are in need of a trusted criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Benavides is a lawyer anyone would be lucky to have. He has experience in both criminal and immigration law, and he understands the interactions between the two. Eric is dedicated to his clients, and he works hard to get them th ebest results possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Eric Benavides for years. He has always proven to be a zealous advocate for his clients. Eric has consistently defended his clients against prosecutors and earned a reputation for standing strong where other defense lawyers might give in. I endorse him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I was co-counsel with Mr. Benavides on a complicated assault-family member trial. He did an excellent job working up the case. At trial, he tore the State's witnesses apart. The jury returned a NOT GUILTY verdict in favor of his client in 30 minutes. I highly recommend and endorse Mr. Benavides."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. When you need a criminal defense attorney in Houston, Eric is your man. Hardworking and always prepared, you cannot go wrong with Eric."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a hard working criminal defense lawyer who always fights for his clients. If you are charged with a crime, you need and want a lawyer that will challenge the government every step of the way - Eric is that lawyer. You will be well served to have him on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Eric. I have known him for a few years and know that he will work hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eric and a bright young laywer that's not scared to go to trial. He is constantly learning and adapting his trial skills to benefit his clients. He's got his head on straight and won't stop fighting once you hire him. A client would be lucky to have Eric fighting on their behalf."
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