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If you’re looking for a criminal defense lawyer to tell your story and fight your criminal case to the end, you’ve made it to the right place. At our firm, we don’t believe in taking client’s money just to bully them into taking an offer from the government, we like cases we can fight and win. The Flanary Law Firm, PLLC, has a primary office in San Antonio, Texas, but accepts both federal and state cases throughout Texas.

If you’re charged with a criminal offense, take it seriously. Hiring a defense lawyer may be one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Criminal convictions can impact your life and take away your freedoms in ways you never thought were imaginable. It is important to remember that in EVERY criminal case, the defendant is pit against state or federal prosecutors who have unlimited resources at their disposal. It is their job to incriminate you and secure a conviction; they’re not there to help you, they’re not there to hear your side of the story.

At every stage of a criminal case – pretrial, trial, appeal, and habeas corpus – critical decisions must be made that often have permanent consequences. It is important to hire a criminal defense lawyer with trial experience who is willing to investigate every fact in your case, tell your story, and fight for your rights throughout the entire proceeding. Hire a lawyer who will be your warrior in the courtroom. Take the first step and call us for a free consultation today to discuss your case.

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers

Donald H. Flanary, III., founder of the Flanary Law Firm, PLLC, has over 15 years of criminal defense experience and has mastered how to advocate against the government for his clients. Voted San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association’s 2015 Defender of the Year, Don thrives in front of a jury and is not afraid to stand up to the government. He has taught his team how to shine light on the weakest parts of the government’s case and tell the defendant’s story. Don has successfully won numerous jury trials throughout the state for serious crimes including sexual assault, intoxication manslaughter, and federal coercion of a minor, among others.

Don and his team know when and how to negotiate with the prosecutors, when to take advantage of pretrial motions, and when to attack unlawful arrests or even laws. Your case may have suppression issues, may deal with an unlawful statute, or just have the need to really tell your side of the story clearly. It is of paramount importance that you hire someone who can identify and attack complex issues as well as have the ability to relay to the jury the most important part of your case- YOUR STORY. Take the first step and call us today to schedule your free consultation.

About Our Firm

The Flanary Law Firm, PLLC, will fight to protect your rights and tell your story.

We believe that criminal cases are like war, and we are the warriors.

Jury Trial Victories


Count One: Coercion and Enticement of a Minor (18 USC Section 2422(b)

Count Two: Transfer of obscene material to a minor (18 USC Section 1470)





Defendant was facing a 10-year mandatory-minimum prison sentence. Defendant was charged in federal court in the Southern District of Texas, Laredo Division, with Count One: Coercion and Enticement of a Minor (18 USC Section 2422(b)); and Count Two: Transfer of obscene material to a minor (18 USC Section 1470). Donald H. Flanary, III. and his associate, Amanda I. Hernandez, were able not only to secure a NOT GUILTY verdict for their client, but also showed the jury that the government agent in the case unlawfully entrapped the defendant.


Five (5) counts of Sexual Assault (Texas Penal Code Section 22.011)




Defendant was charged in the 226th Judicial District Court of Bexar County, Texas, with 5 counts of felony sexual assault. Don Flanary was lead counsel and was able to effectively explain to the jury that the defendant’s encounter with the alleged victim was completely consensual, and that there was more to the story and the complainant was telling. After a week-long jury trial, the Defendant was acquitted of all charges.


Indecency with a Child (Texas Penal Code Section 21.11)




Defendant was charged in the 186th Judicial District Court of Bexar County, Texas, with the felony offense of engaging in sexual contact with a child under the age of 17 by contact. Donald H. Flanary, III. was lead counsel and his associate, Amanda I. Hernandez, was second chair. Throughout the trial, Don and Amanda were able to show that the State failed to do a thorough investigation of the matter and pointed out continuous errors and omissions by law enforcement. The offense was alleged to have been committed at a party at the defendant’s home, yet no witnesses were ever interviewed by the government. After a 5-day trial, the jury was able to understand the defendant’s story and he was found NOT GUILTY of offense charged.

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Federal Criminal Defense

Federal Districts in Texas

Federal District Map of Texas

The punishments for criminal charges prosecuted in federal court typically involve a much harsher sentence than crimes prosecuted in state court. Federal prosecutors have less discretion in making sentencing decisions and federal judges often follow strict sentencing guidelines. Additionally, not only do federal crimes have a higher maximum penalty than state crimes, but mos

Prosecutors in federal court are known as Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA). Federal prosecutors work at the direction of the United States Attorney to prosecute criminal cases brought by the federal government against individuals and organizations who violate criminal laws enacted by the United States Congress.

Federal crimes in the Western District of Texas are prosecuted at one of the four federal judicial districts in Texas. The headquarters of the Western District are in San Antonio. Additional offices are located in Alpine, Austin, Del Rio, El Paso, Midland, and Waco.

Stages of a Federal Prosecution

01 Investigation

When our clients become targets of investigations, we aggressively conduct investigations of our own to develop, discover and tell their side of the story.

02 Subpoenas / Warrants

Agents must be meticulous in their applications for the seizure of citizens’ property.

03 Arrest & Bond Issues

We work vigorously from the moment we are contacted to obtain release on bail.

04 Discovery

We have considerate experience and staff to process and understand this information.

05 Motions Practice

We have a very aggressive approach to litigating criminal cases. Our motions practice focuses on substantively making the battlefield at trial the most favorable it can be.

06 Suppression

Fourth amendment law is complex, expansive and ever-changing. A very experienced lawyer can destroy the government’s case with the prudent and strategic use of motions to suppress.

07 Defenses

There are a number of specialized defenses allowed under the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure that are not known by the general public.

08 Plea

Over 90% of federal criminal charges result in guilty pleas.


When defendants do try their cases in federal court, the rules are often stacked against them.

09 Sentencing

The Federal Sentencing Guidelines are lengthy, complex and virtually control the ultimate sentence that will be imposed.


After a jury of our peers has found the Defendant NOT GUILTY his or her freedoms are restored, but he may have been forced to make immeasurable sacrifices.

Cannabis is Prohibited in Texas

It Shouldn’t Be!


Our firm supports the END OF PROHIBITION in the state of Texas, including legislation filed in Austin to allow for medical marijuana, recreational use and decriminalization.

Defending liberty for those charged with marijuana offenses


Marijuana reform and advocacy


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Donald Flanary is an active member of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) and their National Legal Committee.
Comprised of hundreds of attorneys across the United States fighting similar battles to protect the rights of cannabis consumers, the NORML Legal Committee assists the legal community and support each other in pursuit of justice.

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