|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1997||04/01/2017|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Texas Tech University||N/A||N/A||1997|
Posted by anonymous
I deeply regret hiring Tamara Needles to represent me. I am now almost two years into a DWI case and nothing has been resolved, which has resulted in me seeking other representation. Ms. Needles is running for district judge and never informed me; I only found out because I started receiving solicitations in my personal email accounts to donate to her campaign which is tacky and borderline unethical. Although the prosecutor was very much at fault for the delay, Ms. Needles reset my case numerous times so that she could take personal time for her campaign, yet would turn around and say that my case was not moving along because of something that I was not even required to complete. She constantly pushed me to take a plea deal that I was not comfortable with and when I stated that I was not comfortable, her response was, "well you either take the plea or you have a 50/50 chance of getting a DWI on your record and you need to give me $1000 immediately to go to trial." I sought consultation from other representation because she had no defense for me and I felt completely certain that if I let her take my case to trial, I would be convicted despite a severe lack of evidence.
Posted by Robert
I was involved in a criminal case in Travis County a few yrs ago and was appointed an attorney by the courts and was not at all happy with the attorney appointed to me. My family hired Ms. Needles and Immediately things started to change. She kept me informed of what was going on and even did a video conference with me at the jail. Inside the courtroom there was an immediate change as well, where as before the Assistant D.A. didn't want to work with me as soon as Ms. Needles took the case it seemed that things softened up. Now as far as being guilty of the crime (Burg. of a Hab. 2nd d. felony) that was never in question, I was guilty. What Ms. Needles was able to do was negotiate a plea deal that was something I could live with and I firmly believe that she was able to do so because of her professionalism inside the courtroom. I would have never gotten that deal with the other attorney or, from what I understand, any other attorney paid or otherwise. I would recommend Ms. Needles to anyone.