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While battling prosecutors in the heart of Aggieland, criminal defense attorney, Stephen Gustitis, takes late night calls from parents whose Texas Aggies have run afoul of the law. Board Certified in Criminal Law since 1995 by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Steve feels privileged when chosen to represent these cherished young people. "Pound for pound Bryan/College Station has the best defense bar in the state. I'm fortunate when favored to protect the future of my clients while competing with other great lawyers for business." Whether advising a student embroiled in the A&M student disciplinary system, or knocking heads with the prosecutor on a murder case, Steve is prepared for the 3 a.m. call. 


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Bryan|College Station Criminal Defense lawyer, Stephen Gustitis, has practiced criminal law exclusively since 1990 - first as an assistant district attorney with Brazos County and then in private practice in the Bryan and College Station areas. Steve is Board Certified in Criminal Law and committed to the aggressive and ethical defense of citizens accused of crime. Steve's firm is dedicated to a continuing tradition of excellence in criminal trial practice.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 51%
    23 years, 3.7 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 49%
    23 years, 1.5 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Bart Charles Craytor

    Mr. Gustitis is a tireless advocate for his clients. His successful appeals are evidence of his tenacity and dedication as well as his skill. I recommend and endorse Mr. Gustitis without reservation.

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    Bart Craytor Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Howard M Lewis

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Gustitis is one of the finest Criminal Defense attorneys in his state. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services.

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Contact info

Stephen Gustitis | Criminal Defense Attorney

102 E 26th St
Bryan, TX, 77803-3236

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199007/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Board Certification - Criminal LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyStephen Gustitis, Attorney PLLC1994 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyBrazos County District Attorney's Office1990 - 1994
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1994 - Present
Brazos County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Villanueva v. State, 227 S.W.3d 744 (Tex.Crim.App. 2007)Court of Criminal Appeals reversed one conviction on a double jeopardy claim.
Warner v. State, PD-1644-06, Texas Court of Criminal AppealsCourt of Criminal Appeals reversed and acquitted the Petitioner
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)"Safeguarding the Great American Experiment"2016
Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)"How to Find the One Best Case for Your Client"2016
Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)"Transportation Code Section 724.017 Compliance in ALR Blood Test Failure Cases"2016
Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)"Use Kelly v. State to Challenge Any Scientific Evidence"2016
Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)"Planning for Life After the Practice of Law"2016
Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)"Do I Really Think I'm Helping Anybody?"2016
Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)"Another Nuts-and-Bolts Primer on Batson Challenges"2015
Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)"The Perfect Cross Examination"2015
Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)"Ignorance of the Law is Now an Excuse"2015
Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)"On Choosing the Right Law Partner"2015
Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)"Using SFST Validation Studies in Your Next DWI Trial"2015
Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)"Marketing Your Credibility Online"2015
Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)"A Dark Side of Practicing Law"2015
Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)"Forging Fear Into a Constructive Edge"2015
Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)"Getting Jurors to Tell Us the Truth"2015
Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)"Quick-and-Dirty Phlebotomy Basics"2014
Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)"Never Give Up"2014
Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)"Who Should Polygraph Our Clients?"2014
Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)"Defense at a Premium"2014
Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)University Discipline: The Illusion of Due Process2013
Inside the Minds - Utilizing Forensic Science in Criminal Cases (2014 Edition)The Role of Forensic Evidence in Defending Criminal Cases2013
The Defense PerspectiveThe Intoxilyzer 50002008
The Defense PerspectiveMore On Henry's Law2008
The Defense PerspectiveTemperature's Rising2008
The Defense PerspectiveChemical Interference and the Intoxilyzer 50002008
The Defense PerspectiveMouth Alcohol and the Intoxilyzer 50002008
The Defense PerspectiveThe Blood:Breath Partition Ratio2008
The Defense PerspectiveIntoxilyzer 5000 Machine Tolerance2008
The Defense PerspectiveRetrograde Extrapolation and the Intoxilyzer 50002008
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Susquehanna UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981