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Charles Harvey Roadman III

Criminal defense Attorney at Austin, TX

4.6   9 reviews

also known as Charlie Roadman

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    All misdemeanors and most felonies in Travis county, Texas. Great results and exceptional customer service.

    22 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%
    All aspects of DWI representation. Negotiations, trials, occupational licenses, and ALR hearings. Great results and exceptional customer service.

    22 years, 1,000 cases

While attending the University of Texas School of Law, I participated in the Criminal Defense Clinic where I was trained by some of the best lawyers in Texas. I quickly realized that criminal defense was the only type of law I wanted to practice. After graduation, I immediately opened my office and have been practicing criminal defense law exclusively ever since. I’ve handled over a thousand cases in my 13 years of practice – from first-degree felonies to Class C tickets. This experience is valuable because I’ve seen all the ways that cases can be dismissed. I leverage this experience for all of my clients, seeking to find the best resolution possible.

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Location

Charles Harvey Roadman III
603 W 12th St.
Austin, TX, 78701

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive & Clear Expert in DWI Cases
I retained Charlie Roadman to help with a pending DWI case for a friend - as I live out of state it was difficult to help and give guidance. Charlie was always quick to respond to an email or phone call, and truly gave me the facts as to what was going on with our situation. He and his team retained public records that helped us understand how to proceed and what was really going on with the evidence. Highly recommend, especially for DWI and more unique cases where you need expert guidance & support.
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Posted by John | August 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Choose Charlie
The second toughest part of my arrest (first getting through a night in jail) was to choose an attorney. This was probably one of the most vulnerable times in my life, not knowing who to choose and what I should base my decision on. I was very lucky to have chosen Charlie, he has a calming demeanor, walked me through the whole process and what I should expect every step of the way. He was there every time I needed him, the legal process is SLOW so having someone that will respond right away is so important. Aside from his (and his teams) prompt responses, in regards to my case he was able to knock down a DWI charge to a class C ticket and if I get through all my plea agreement have that taken off my record. Does this mean he can do this for you? I have no idea, every case is different, however, if you want an attorney that will be there when you need him, answer all the questions you will have and be upfront and honest on what to expect, then choose Charlie. Best decision I made.
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Posted by Joe | May 11, 2019
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No doubt, the best bet!
I hired Mr. Roadman for my defense and won my case. Charlie's staff was more than willing to step in when needed & provided continuous support throughout the year. I highly recommend him for representation over & above all others. He is personable, listens without prejudice and he's fair.
Posted by AmyC | April 25, 2019
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Professional and Courteous
I am so grateful for Charlie Roadman and his team! We’ve had to use his services a few times, and each time Charlie took care of the court proceedings and once a bailout very quickly with positive results! He truly took the stress out of a stressful situation. I feel like Charlie is a genuine guy working to help those who’s made a mistake. I’ve never once felt like he was trying to take advantage of our situation. I’d recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2017
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Great Attorney, did the extra work
Chaie represented me on multiple misdemeanors and through his advice and strategy all were dismissed. Very responsive by both phone and email. Explained each phase of the process in detail and helped relieve a lot anxiety about the charges.
Posted by Andrew Garcia | October 11, 2017
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Top Notch Attorney!
Charlie was excellent in every way. I discovered him through Yelp and called him because of his awesome reviews. He has shown me that he has earned them all. He took on my case, even though it was especially tough and controversial, and helped me to get the best possible outcome. I was wrongfully being charged with a felony and he got it completely dismissed! He kept me up to date through out the entire process, was always quick to answer any calls and emails, and made me feel confident he was working diligently on my behalf. His staff was also great to work with and very helpful every step of the way. He made a very overwhelming situation a lot less overwhelming. If you need a lawyer, I guarantee Charlie will go above and beyond in representing you. Thank you Charlie and Associates!
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2017
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I cannot imagine a better criminal defense attorney.
An error in judgement resulted in a DWI for me earlier this year. It was my first (and last) mistake of this nature, and I was mortified. I found myself at the police station late on a Thursday night in an unfamiliar and unforgiving environment. I called the Law Office of Charlie Roadman from the station around 2 in the morning and left a message explaining my situation. Within 30 minutes Charlie had personally contacted my wife to let her know that he was en route to the police station and not to worry. By 4 AM, I was sitting across a table from Charlie, who had already posted my bail and set the wheels in motion for my release. His demeanor was confident, calm and empathetic. He clearly explained the situation and possible outcomes from a legal stand point and greatly eased my anxieties. I was released from jail by 8:30 AM, about 4 hours after the conclusion of our meeting. In the months that followed, as Charlie and his team worked on my case, communication was constant. I always knew where we were in the process, yet I never had to appear in court. In addition to updates in the form of phone calls and informative e-mails that I received from Roadman Law during the term of my case, I was directed to several extremely informative and instructional FAQs that guided me through the completion of series of responsibilities that would ultimately assist in a positive outcome. I found that, without thorough and individualized assistance, navigating a DWI could have been an incredibly complicated and convoluted endeavor. However, with the guidance and tools provided me by Roadman Law, I always felt organized, informed as to what was expected of me and as at ease as a person can be in this situation. The net result of the diligent and personalized representation provided by Roadman Law was a complete dismissal of my case. The best possible outcome. I think that fact alone speaks for itself. Charlie Roadman and his teamed garnered the best possible outcome for me. What more could a client want? I can not recommend Roadman Law enough.
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Posted by Michael | September 19, 2017
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HIGHLY recommend Charlie Roadman to anyone
Charlie and his team went well beyond what I would have ever expected, and ultimately Charlie and his team got my case completely dismissed, and eligible to be expunged. There is no better attorney in my opinion. Through his handcrafted newsletter series to all new clients, I got a real understanding that Charlie actually cares about improving his client's lives to prevent mistakes in the future. He even got an IID voluntarily installed on his car and made a video of what it's like to live with it, showing that he both understands what his clients go through and that he cares about reducing the fear of what you will have to endure by helping you understand it as well. He stands for actual growth, not just dealing with the problem you face, and that is truly a unique and valuable quality in any person. It's a fantastic feeling to have an attorney like Charlie on your side. My story is a bit unique in that I was rear-ended on my motorcycle and had everything on my helmet cam, but admittedly I should not have been riding in the first place. He selected the right prosecutor for my case, showed this prosecutor my video, and was able to arrange a deal. I put in the effort to learn from his newsletters, the arrangement with the prosecutor, and demonstrate in every way possible that I would not be making the same mistakes. Charlie took it all the way to the finish line and got my case dismissed. I couldn't have asked for a better scenario, nor a better attorney. Charlie and his team took a shocking, terrifying, long, and potentially expensive experience and made it a painless process where I always knew what was going on, and always felt like he and his team were doing their best for me. They were always available when I had questions, responsive to emails and phone calls, and always had valuable advice. Really, you can not ask for a better attorney. If you're still reading this, seriously, just call him!
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2017
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Big Mistake, Never Again
I hired Charlie Roadman in June 2015 to October 2016 for defense against a (BS) felony charge. This the was the 1st time I ever been arrested in my life, I was a 1st time offender with a clean record. I knew the charge would be dismissed if I could find the right attorney to fight for me. I met with Charlie, we agreed on a rate to cover the whole case. I paid the full balance within 3 months. We came up with a plan for my defense and I agreed to take Voluntary group and private therapy to help my case. Within 2 months I was arrested again for violating a P/O directly related to the 1st charge, so now I was facing a felony and Class A Misdeameanor. 1st thing Charlie wanted to discuss was how much he would get for Fighting the extra charge. This was in a small room at the court house just before we went in to see the judge. In court, they wanted to issue a 10 year protective order, Charlie didn’t contest it at all, he just told me to sign it or I would go to jail. This ended up being the biggest mistake throughout the whole ordeal. The judge dropped the 1st charge 3 months later, after she realized what really happened . Now Thinking the 2nd charge was related to the 1st dismissed charge, I thought it would be dismissed or at least pleaded down. First time offender, I showed up to every court date, I completed all the extracurricular courses, and they (Assist DA) would not even negotiate with him. This went on for over a year, so we planned to take it to trial, hoping they would drop the charges then. The day of the trial, they called our bluff and wanted to go to trial, Charlie totally freaked out on me and told me to just plead guilty to the class a misdemeanor Charge, and that “I was lucky the 1st charge was dismissed…” I was ready for trial, but he obviously wasn’t. a year and half and he was not prepared to fight my case in trial. There was no way I was going to plead guilty after all that time, The only thing I could think of was to fire Charlie and ask for new counsel. The judge was angry about it, but he granted my request and I was given a court appointed attorney. 4 months later the 2nd Charge was dismissed. I was told that they never saw any of the extracurricular courses I completed, until my new court appointed attorney turned them in.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • 2002

Associations

  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas
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Honors and Awards

  • Certified Instructor for the DWI Education Program
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2017
  • Certified Instructor for the Drug Offender Education
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Marijuana Law For Musicians
  • Marijuana Law
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a talented litigator with a bright and creative mind. He is especially respected by all the prosecutors in central texas for his tenacious defense of difficult cases."
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Austin Criminal defense Lawyer Charles Harvey Roadman III
Charles Harvey Roadman III
Criminal defense Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 21 years
Free Consultation