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Need a Criminal Law Lawyer? Look to the Lawyer Referral Service for Help.


The Austin Lawyer Referral Service is committed to providing peace of mind as a trusted source of legal assistance during difficult times. Established in 1966, we are a nonprofit organization, with a rich network of criminal defense attorneys. We provide unbiased referrals for all types of criminal law matters. Approved by the American Bar Association and certified by the State Bar of Texas, LRS screens all lawyers who participate with our program. The attorneys are ranked by their experience level in the area of law that you need.

When Do You Need a Criminal Law Lawyer?

Criminal defense lawyers work to defend their clients who have been accused of a crime and/or who have been arrested. This area also includes criminal trials and appeals, and working with juveniles. If you are under investigation, call us BEFORE you speak to an investigator. You may need a criminal law attorney for the following issues:

  • DWI or DUI
  • Possession of controlled substances
  • Assault
  • Driver’s license suspensions
  • Expunctions and Non-Disclosures
  • Felonies, including federal offenses
  • Jail releases
  • Juvenile defense
  • Misdemeanors

How Does it Work?

Call the Austin Lawyer Referral Service at 512-472-8303 or contact us through our website at When you contact LRS, our our referral staff will listen to what has happened, ask questions to get a clear understanding of what you need to have done, and work with you to determine the best way to move forward. The referral will be based on these factors:

  • The type criminal law issues you are dealing with for which you need assistance
  • The preferred location of the attorney’s office, for your convenience
  • The language(s) you speak

The first consultation with a criminal law attorney is FREE.

Finding a reputable criminal lawyer can be overwhelming, especially when you are unfamiliar with the legal system. Let us help you. To discuss your issue, call us at 512-472-8303 or fill out the form below.


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Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas 1016 La Posada Dr, Ste 210
Austin, TX 78752 US


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