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Charles Edward Gold

DUI and DWI Attorney at San Antonio, TX

5.0   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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I have been licensed in the State of Texas since 2003. My passion is fighting for my clients in the courtroom to obtain the best outcome as possible. I take great pride in defending my clients and protecting what few protections we have left from our Constitution. Thank you for viewing my profile and I look forward to hearing from you.

 

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Charles Gold
310 South St. Mary's
Suite 2400
San Antonio, TX, 78205

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Posted by Francisco | September 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer I have ever had.
Mr. Gold, has a great knowledge of the legal system and will work extremely hard to get his clients great results. I am a free man thanks to him and I can't thank him enough.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I was having trouble with an incompetent attorney and Mr. Gold was recommended to me. The bexar county district attorney was trying to convict me for a very weak domestic violence charge. They would not dismiss the case. I fired that moron attorney that I had and hired Mr. Good. He got my case immediately dismissed. He is an excellent attorney. Hire this guy NOW!
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Posted by Josh | July 9, 2015
Highly Recommended Lawyer
Charles was the light at the end of the tunnel in a rather bleak situation! He differentiated himself from any other law professional I've worked with in the past in what I feel are the three key areas: *Proactive Contact - Charles and his office worked constantly to keep me informed of the progress of my case and the time, date, and location of my multiple hearings. Working your way through the tangled and overburdened judicial system can be very intimidating; Charles and his team took the time to answer my questions, explain my options, and made sure that I was doing everything possible in every step of the process to give me the best chance of a positive outcome. *Knowledge & Experience - As mentioned previously, Charles took the time to answer my questions and explain my options thoroughly. During these informative sessions, Charles repeatedly demonstrated his expertise of the law as it pertained to my case and was able to share unbelievable insight gained from his time spent as an employee in the district attorney's office. Having someone on my side who knew both the judges and the prosecutors and their tendencies is an enormous advantage! I cannot stress enough the amount of foresight gained by employing an attorney with experience in the district attorney's office as well as a private attorney. *Dependability - You never really know when you're going to need a lawyer; but when you do, you want a professional who will follow through on what they say, will return your calls, and will show up in court to stand beside you and confront your accusers. I was aware that Charles had other cases going on at the same time as mine - yet he did what he said he would do, always returned my calls when I had questions, and was there to stand beside me in court when it was my time to go before the judge. Do not take hiring a law professional lightly; during my time working with Charles I knew that I had hired someone who took my case as seriously as I did. In the end, my case was dismissed! Obviously, results are very important; however, going into court of the last day of my drawn-out case, I knew that he had done everything in his power to give me the best possible chance at a favorable outcome. I have since (and will continue to) recommended Charles to a number of friends who've also experienced successful outcomes in their respective cases. If you're reading this, you are probably in the market for a lawyer - give yourself the chance you deserve and look no further than Charles Gold!
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Posted by Paul | July 7, 2015
Job Well Done!
I have used Charles several times to assist with speeding tickets. Every time I have requested his services it has been resolved quickly and without me having to take off work or having to go to the court house. His prices are very resonable and I have recommended him to my friends.
Posted by Joseph R. | July 3, 2015
Proven results & fair! Call Charles for criminial defense representation!
Last year I got a DWI in Bexar County and Charles did an outstanding job of representing me. He offered a free consultation and was very thorough in explaining what to expect. I had never been in trouble before my DWI so I was extremely nervous. After meeting with Charles, I felt confident that he would take care of my case. He was fair, compassionate, professional and very knowledgable! I was NOT convicted. Very satisfied!!!
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Posted by Jason | July 2, 2015
DWI....... Dismissed!!
I was charged with a dwi, 3 years ago. I heard of Charles from my roommate. He took my case fought for me and ended up getting the charges dismissed. He took my case at a very reasonable price, always keep me in the loop on what was going on and didn't try to over charge me. He gave me a price and stuck to it!!
Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2015
criminal case
Mr. Gold defended me and my charges and gave it everything he got. He was always available by phone, text, or email to discuss along the many steps of my case. He was thorough in explaining what to expect in court and throughout the process. I did everything he recommend I do in order to help prove to the judge that I was not a bad person or a person that takes advantage of alcohol. Mr. Gold was kind and confident in his work. I highly recommend him to assist anyone who needs criminal defense legal assistance. this Men is just confident on his skills. he will win every time
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Posted by Chris H. | June 26, 2015
Highly recommend....Mr. Gold will FIGHT for YOU!
Mr. Gold defended me and my DWI charge and gave it everything he got. He was always available by phone, text, or email to discuss along the many steps of my case. He was thorough in explaining what to expect in court and throughout the process. I did everything he recommend I do in order to help prove to the judge that I was not a bad person or a person that takes advantage of alcohol. Mr. Gold was kind and confident in his work. I highly recommend him to assist anyone who needs criminal defense legal assistance.
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Posted by Sergio | August 1, 2014
Excellent
-I was fortunate enough to have picked Charles Gold and his partner Kyle Simpson to represent me for a BS dui and vehicular evasion charge. Over 2 years they stuck with me while avoiding crappy plea deals from prosecutors. All charges were DISMISSED. Besides having law skills, Mr. Gold also displayed people skills not just with me, but with dealing with the prosecution. -I never thought this was a big deal, but I happened to see other lawyers who showed up with wrinkled suits looking like they just rolled outta bed with a seemingly lack of energy, but he showed up to over what seemed like a jillion court dates ready to rock. This made me feel confident in him. -I was always kept informed, and Charles was always easy to contact. Like I said, I was never pressured by him to take an easy plea deal to help pad his stats. It's great to actually have justice served and I'd recommend Charles Gold and his partner Kyle to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2014
HIGHLY recommend Charles Gold for criminal defense!
I hired Charles Gold to defend me on my recent felony. Charles was outstanding throughout the entire process of my case. He explained every step of the process very thoroughly, answered all of my questions clearly, was honest with me, and fought for me every step of the way! I have worked with other criminal defense attorenys in the past and Charles was the best by far. He has a great passion for helping others. Call Charles....you will be please with his work ethic and end results!
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Posted by Christie | October 3, 2013
Professional, Friendly, Always available
Charles & his team are amazing. He made the entire DUI legal process so stress-free. I really appreciated that he would communicate via text and gave me his direct number. He ALWAYS answered me right away. He is so professional and well-respected in the San Antonio legal community. It was evident that when Charles spoke, people listened. He never made me feel bad or ashamed; he always treated me with the utmost respect. Charles offered to carry my bond, which made the whole process seem much more like I was a normal person, not a criminal. I can't say enough about how much I appreciate his services. I highly recommend Charles Gold and can attest that he was well-worth every penny I spent on legal representation.
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Posted by nicole | October 2, 2013
trustworthy, patient and hardworking
Charles Gold is excellent. This is new to me as I have never been in trouble with the law. I also am unfamiliar with the Texas laws as I recently moved from California. I got into a altercation with the Father of my child's Girlfriend (at the time) I was arrested and went to jail which changed my life dramatically! I was blessed to be given Charles Gold as my court appointed attorney. Although we are currently still in the process of court, I have faith because of Mr. gold. He has given me a fair chance and patiently listened to me. He answered many questions and explained any confusion I had/have. Being that he is my court appointed attorney, he has never made me feel my case was any less important. I recommend Mr.Gold without knowing the outcome of my case and that means a lot!
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2011
Charles is true to his word.
Charles was the 2nd lawyer I had engaged after a family member was arrested for DWI. He took over the case in a whirlwind of activity, met with us at a time convenient for us, explained the entire process to us, and he and his excellent staff kept us informed each step along the way. The case was ultimately dismissed, much to our delight. But Charles never promised us that it would be, only that he would do his best, and that's exactly what he did. If the case was not dismissed, I would still be writing this review and recommending Charles to anyone who needs representation. Thank you Charles for your hard work, frequent and thorough communications, and for standing up for us.
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2011
Charles Gold GREAT Attorney!
I can't say enough about Charles Gold. I am your average law abiding citizen. I had never been arrested and didn’t think I ever would be until one fateful night when I was pulled over and arrested for a DWI. All of a sudden my life was turned upside down. I was continually stressed and afraid I could lose my job if convicted. In this dark time, I was fortunate to have been referred to Charles Gold by another very satisfied client. From the moment I met Charles I could tell I had made a great decision to have him represent me. For example, in as little as half a day he was able to get me an occupational license. He was always easy to get in touch with and more than happy to take the time to answer any questions I had and be a calming voice in this very stressful time. Also, I must say that his entire office was great. They were very friendly and eager to help. As far as my case, Charles was just plain AWESOME! There is really no other way to describe it. He analyzed the police video and determined that the police officer had no probable cause to pull me over. He had several meetings with the prosecuting attorney and the judge to argue this point on my behalf. At the end of the day, I never had to go to trial and I am VERY HAPPY to report that Charles was successful in his argument and my case was dismissed. I owe it all to Charles’ hard work and professionalism!! If you are ever in a horrible situation like I found myself in, do yourself a favor and get Charles Gold.
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Posted by Christi | September 19, 2011
I thank God for Charles Gold...
A DWI charge is a very serious charge which comes with heavy burden and can be quite emotional. You need someone like Charles who will stick it out with you through the end. He is compassionate, understanding, and keeps you grounded throughout this tedious process. I was a ball of fire as a client and had my days for sure. I felt very cheated by the judicial system and things that were going on with my case. I took part of that out on my attorney and he still stood firm and saw me through. Fortunately, at the end of my dark journey, was the light...it was standing in the courtroom with Charles Gold next to me, hearing the words, "case dismissed!" I know Charles was very happy that day, but not nearly as happy as I. After this case has been over, Charles has been more than happy to answer questions for me relating to other matters. I feel we bonded as friends through this tragedy. Charles surrounds himself by other leading experts in this field. He consults with them to get second opinions if he feels he needs to. You have a team working for you and they are top notch! I recommend you locking his number in your cell phone now and don't ever forget it is there! I am proud to call Charles my attorney.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Special Attorney
  • Bexar County
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Simpson & Gold
  • 2006 - Present
  • Drug Court Attorney
  • Drug Court
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Mental Health Court
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2006
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Education

  • St. Marys University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. J.H.
  • Not guilty on both charges
  • State v. P.R.
  • Dismissed
  • State v. S.L.
  • Not guilty
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Therapeutic Justice Foundation
  • Board Vice President
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas DWI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Drug Court- Bexar County
  • Drug Court Attorney
  • 2005 - Present
  • St Mary's University School of Law
  • Law Journal
  • 2002 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney
  • ND2NO San Antonio Network
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney
  • ND2NO San Antonio Network
  • 2015
  • Top SA Attorney
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top SA Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top 11% of 2003 Graduating Class
  • St. Mary's University School of Law
  • 2003
  • Pro Bono Achievement Award
  • St. Mary's University School of Law
  • 2003
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Publications

  • The San Antonio Defender
  • Voire Dire
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Trinity University
  • Criminal Justice
  • 2009
  • KSAT 12 News Interview
  • Texas DWI/DUI Laws
  • 2009
  • Great Day SA on Kens 5
  • Expunctions
  • 2006
  • Courts in School
  • Judicial System
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Charles Gold always strives to get the best results for his clients. I have had the pleasure of working with Charles as opposing counsel. Charles is a relentless advocate and works hard to get results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Charles is a tireless advocate for each and every one of his clients. I've known Charles for many years. He is extremely knowledgeable about the law and achieves solid results for his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very well respected, knowledgeable and patient. He is a pleasure to work with and can be counted on in difficult times."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen first hand the level of dedication that Charles puts into each case, and I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Charles Gold without reservation. I know Charles to be a skilled attorney whose character is beyond reproach."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Charles and I have worked opposite eachother on many matters. He is professional, courteous, and has a very impressive knowledge of criminal law. I would reccommend his services to anyone in need of a criminal attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Gold's passion for the law and for his clients is unrivaled in the local legal community. He cares for his clients and never backs down from a fight. He is highly recommended."
Family Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles Gold is one of the hardest-working defense lawyers I know. He is always on top of his game, and he's constantly working towards his clients' best interests. I know him to be knowledgeable, hard-working, and always prepared."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles Gold is the hardest working lawyer I know. He continually delivers first-class representation to his clients. I would gladly recommend him to any of my friends who need an attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Charles Gold has more energy than any lawyer I have ever known. He is very well liked and respected by the attorneys that have worked with him and the clients that he has served. He is a former prosecutor and the years he spent working as a district attorney has paid off for many of his clients. Charles cares deeply about his clients and takes the trust that they place in him very seriously."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Charles for several years, first as a fellow prosecutor and now as a criminal defense attorney. Charles has always taken his work very seriously and has always shown a dedication to the unique needs of the client."
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San Antonio DUI and DWI Lawyer Charles Edward Gold
Charles Edward Gold
DUI and DWI Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation