Jim Medley Defense Lawyer

DWI/DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Houston, TX & Denver, CO

Widely respected after over 20 years of legal practice, Houston DWI and criminal defense lawyer Jim Medley has worked to have over 1,000 cases dismissed, and hundreds of DWI dismissals in Harris County, Texas. At Jim Medley Defense Lawyer, we have helped a full spectrum of people involved in criminal cases, including DWI repeat offenders, DWI with child passenger, DWI auto accidents, high blood alcohol levels, and breath test refusals. Jim also has extensive experience defending criminal cases including: evading arrest, resisting arrest, assault, drug possession, prostitution, and theft.

Experienced Houston DWI lawyer Jim Medley will work hard to ensure that your Harris County DWI case is fair. We will review every detail of your situation to determine what defenses can be raised, whether motions can be filed to have evidence thrown out, and whether any weaknesses exist in the prosecutor's allegations against you.

Building a criminal defense against charges requires thorough preparation. That is why you should hire a defense lawyer for your case immediately. Even if you are still under investigation and have not been officially charged, it is essential to consult with a criminal attorney. Whatever you do at the beginning of your case can affect the outcome. A defense lawyer providing sound advice and counsel can prevent you from saying or doing anything that could help the prosecution in building a case against you.

If you or someone you care about has been arrested, you can be sure that the county prosecutors will be seeking criminal punishment. The Harris County lawyers who will prosecute your arrest are trained and experienced. Without a skilled defense lawyer at your side, you are at an increased chance of being subject to the consequences of a criminal conviction, which can follow you around for life.

Schedule a free consultation with our Houston DWI and criminal defense attorney by calling (713) 779-5004 or contacting us online today.

Meet Your Attorney

Attorney Jim Medley began studying criminal justice in 1988. He completed his bachelor degree from Auburn University in under three years. After graduating #1 in his academy class, Jim became a police officer at 21 years old and a Houston defense attorney by age 30. Now, with over 20 years experience as a lawyer, Jim Medley applies his knowledge and experience in criminal justice and forensics to aggressively defend people arrested by the police.

  • AVVO 10
  • BBB
  • NCFDD Faculty
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar

Watch this video to see how Jim Medley has spent over 30 years preparing to defend YOUR CASE.

Attorney Jim Medley

Why It Matters Who is Standing Up for You

Criminal accusations are serious. Even the initial allegation alone can ruin your reputation or damage personal or professional relationships. If you are convicted of the offense, you face fines, incarceration, driver's license suspension, or other sanctions that can severely alter the course of your life. Additionally, you will have a mark on your criminal record that is publicly accessible and can affect people's perceptions of you, as there is a social stigma attached to criminal convictions. To seek to avoid or minimize criminal penalties, it is crucial that you work with a Houston DWI and criminal defense attorney who knows how to build compelling cases. By fighting back against the allegations with a lawyer on your side, you can defend your innocence and protect your rights and future.

Attorney Jim Medley has experience defending a range of criminal matters, including:

DWI Lawyer for
Harris County, Texas

A DWI arrest can upend your life. Merely being arrested for the offense, even if you are innocent, can result in bond restrictions that can limit your freedom. If you are convicted, the restrictions on your liberty will only get worse. The simplest DWI is a class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 6 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000. Aggravating factors and subsequent violations can increase the level of charge and, therefore, the penalties you face.

A Texas DWI case is complex. There is a lot of science involved, as you will be subject to chemical testing to determine whether you were intoxicated at the time of the offense. Additionally, even before you are arrested, the police officer may have had you submit to field sobriety or roadside breath tests to establish probable cause. Everything that happened from the initial stop to official charges being filed can affect the outcome of your case, but not always in a bad way. If law enforcement officials did not follow correct procedures and the stop or your arrest was unlawful or the blood or breath testing machine was not properly maintained, any evidence collected could be deemed inadmissible.

What Attorney Jim Medley Brings to the Table

  • Over 10 Years' Experience as a Police Officer
  • Masters Degree in Criminal Justice & Forensic Toxicology
  • Over 30 Years of Experience in the Justice System
  • Hundreds of DWI/DUI Cases Dismissed
  • Instructor of Police Sobriety Tests & Former Police Academy Instructor
  • Professor of Criminal Law

Case Results

My Results Speak for Themselves
  • DWI Dismissed


  • DWI Dismissed


  • DWI Dismissed


  • DWI Dismissed


  • DWI Dismissed


  • DWI Dismissed


  • Burglary of Habitation Dismissed


  • Aggravatred Assault w/ DW Dismissed


  • Aggravatred Assault w/ DW Dismissed


  • DWI 3rd+ Dismissed



Testimonials from Clients

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    I had a great experience with Jim.

    “Jim Medley did a great job handling my case. He was able to get my case dismissed. I would most definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer.”

    - Jenn C.
    If you are In trouble, use him. He is worth it!

    “I highly recommend Jim and Misty because he knows his stuff and he will do his best to get the best verdict possible.”

    - Tiffany A.
    My case was dismissed with his help and I would like to recommend him and his services.

    “He is very knowledgeable in his field and keeps you well informed through out the process to the very end. He was always available easily reachable and his office staff are super supportive, especially Misty and a joy to work with.”

    - Toni M.
    I couldn't be more pleased with the results.

    “Thank you Jim Medley and Misty for taking a huge stressed situation off of myself and my family.”

    - Shaun L.
    He answered all of my questions and concerns.

    “This was my first time in trouble with the law I was so scared and nervous that I really didn't know what to expect. After meeting Mr. Medley I felt comfortable he was very knowledgeable and attentive towards me.”

    - Keisha M.

Why Hire Jim Medley?

Jim Medley skillfully applies his experience as a former police officer and his 20 years as a DWI defense lawyer to seek justice for our clients. His courtroom victories have earned him the recognition of being named to the Thomason Reuters Super Lawyers list for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2020. He has been rated a Superb Rated Attorney by Avvo, Inc. for almost 10 years in a row.

In addition to his experience and accolades, Jim Medley also has a great deal of training and education in criminal justice and DWI defense. He has three master's degrees – one in Criminal Justice, one in Forensic Toxicology, and one in Education. Additionally, he is a National College of DUI Defense graduate and member and regularly attends DWI defense training. Jim Medley has been called upon by other lawyers to serve as an expert in court on roadside DWI tests. Backed by his in-depth understanding of scientific and legal processes, he can provide a well-rounded defense for those in Houston accused of DWI or any other criminal offense.

If you are looking for a Houston criminal defense or Houston DWI attorney, contact Jim Medley Defense Lawyer at (713) 779-5004 for a free consultation.

We are also conducting interviews with clients by telephone or Zoom in the interests of public health as long as COVID-19 remains a concern.

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