Why Us?

We have been working in Austin and the surrounding counties for 20+ years. We know the people who are in charge of every aspect of the system. We have worked hard to develop strong relationships with key decision makers in the courthouse to help us get the best result possible.

We know how to get cases dismissed

We’ve negotiated or litigated 1000+ dismissals since 2013. If there is a way to get your case dismissed, we will find it.


We send frequent update emails and respond to all calls and emails. You will always know how your case is progressing.

Action Plans

We give you step-by-step instructions on how to do the things you need to do. We also explain why each task is important.


You can be certain that every opportunity for the best result is being explored. We are constantly looking for new paths to a dismissal.

The Cost

We know that money is a concern for nearly everyone. We will do everything we can to reduce the amount of fines, fees, court costs, and expenses. SAMPLE LEGAL SERVICES AGREEMENT

Let us Shoulder the Burden

It is our job to worry about your case. Hand the anxiety over to us. You can get back to your life knowing that we are worrying about the case for you.


Our Philosophy: Turning the arrest into an opportunity

The Team

Charlie roadman

I've been working as a criminal defense attorney in Austin for over 22 years, and I started my own firm right after getting my law license. My career is dedicated to defending people who are facing legal charges in Travis County and nearby areas. I find great joy in this job because helping others is a fundamental part of who I am.

My philosophy in handling cases is to challenge every aspect of the charge while also giving my clients advice on how to reduce the impact on their lives. I encourage them to see their criminal case as a chance to make positive changes, which often leads to better results in their legal situation.

If you are interested in how I became a defense attorney, here is a podcast interview I did about it.


  • Trinity University – San Antonio, TX – B.A. in History 1992
  • University of Texas School of Law – Austin, TX – Juris Doctor 2001


Professional Memberships

  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Certified Instructor for the DWI Education Program (DWIE)
  • State Certified Instructor for the Drug Offender Education Program (DOEP)
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Courtney Cobelle

Courtney graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 2010 and began working for us in December 2011. She is a veteran of the U.T. Law Criminal Defense Clinic and has practiced criminal defense exclusively since being licensed in November 2011. She is a devout Dallas Cowboys fan and loves her three dogs, Henry, Walter and Suzy.

  • Education
  • University of Texas Austin – Austin, TX – B.S. in Kinesiology 2006
  • University of Texas School of Law – Austin, TX – Juris Doctor 2010