Erin Shinn Law


Central Texas Criminal Defense

Attorney Erin Shinn fights for the rights of citizens accused of crimes in Austin and the surrounding areas of Central Texas.  If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, you need an experienced attorney to handle your case.  Criminal charges can affect you for the rest of your life, from what kind of job you have to where you can live and your ability to drive.  The Law Office of Erin Shinn takes all criminal allegations seriously, whether public intoxication or aggravated assault.

Areas of Practice



It is not illegal in Texas to have a drink and then drive, only to drive while intoxicated. You should never drive drunk. However, you can be arrested for DWI in Texas with very little evidence of intoxication. If you find yourself being investigated for DWI, understand that the police are recording the encounter on camera. Do not participate in their investigation but politely refuse to do so. You should also never submit to a breath or blood test unless you have had absolutely nothing to drink and have consumed no drugs. If you have been accused of Driving While Intoxicated or DWI, there are both criminal and civil consequences to face. The government will try to take away your driver license and you only have 15 days from the date of your arrest to fight it. 

- Driving While Intoxicated, 1st offense
- Driving While Intoxicated, 2nd offense
- Driving While Intoxicated, 3rd or more offense
- Driving While Intoxicated, w/Child Passenger
- Intoxication Assault
- Intoxication Manslaughter
- Boating While Intoxicated
- DUI Minor

Other Alcohol Related Offenses

- Minor in Possession
- Minor in Consumption
- Selling Alcohol to a Minor
- Contributing to a Minor
- Public Intoxication
- Disorderly Conduct

Drivers License Issues

- Administrative License Revocation
- Occupational Driver License
- Traffic Tickets
- Driving While License Invalid

Family Violence & Violence Related

Family violence charges are stressful and a conviction can affect you forever. If you are accused of a family violence related offense, do not make any contact with the person involved in the charge and call The Law Office of Erin Shinn to defend the charges immediately. Once a family violence finding is entered against you, you are at future risk for felony charges and cannot own a firearm. You need legal representation to avoid the damage a family violence conviction can do and defend against the charges. 

- Assault causing Bodily Injury
- Aggravated Assault
- Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- Injury to Child/Elderly
- Violation of a Protective Order
- Harassment
- Terroristic Threat
- Deadly Conduct
- Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon

Theft & Property Related Offenses

- Theft of Property
- Theft of Services
- Theft of Copper/Wire
- Robbery
- Forgery
- Criminal Mischief
- Credit or Debit Card Abuse
- Criminal Trespass
- Unlawful Use of a Criminal Instrument

Drug Offenses

- Possession of Marijuana
- Delivery of Marijuana
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Possession of a Dangerous Drug
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance

Other Serious Felonies

- Murder
- Manslaughter
- Sexual Assault
- Kidnapping
- Indecency with a Child
- Felon in Possession of a Firearm


- Protective Orders
- Expunction
- Orders of Nondisclosure
- Basic Wills and Estate Planning