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Is your loved one currently in jail in Travis County? It can take hours to see a Judge and get released on bond. Call the Law Office of Erin Shinn immediately for a jail release.


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

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You can call or click for a consultation FREE OF CHARGE to confidentially discuss the nature of your charges and how we can help you. After being arrested and accused of a crime, do not discuss your charges with anyone except an attorney. Do not talk to the police or your friends about your situation. An attorney is the best person to explain and help you understand and fight the charges. Erin Shinn has handled over a thousand criminal cases and will take yours to trial if necessary.


Erin Shinn can also handle your traffic tickets and driver license needs. These situations can be confusing and can quickly create other legal problems if not handled correctly. Suspensions can have lasting consequences that are difficult to resolve without an attorney.

  • Administrative License Revocation
  • Occupational Driver License
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Driving While License Invalid
  • 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
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Sexual Assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Indecency with a Child
  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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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

    DWI Minor

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

The Law Office of Erin Shinn represents people in Austin and the surrounding area, including: all of Travis County, Pflugerville, Georgetown, Williamson County, San Marcos, Hays County, Bastrop, Bastrop County, Llano, Llano County, Burnet, Burnet County, Lockhart, Caldwell County, Hutto, Manor, Buda, Del Valle, Cedar Park, Westlake, Bee Caves, Round Rock, Kyle, and other Central Texas cities and counties.

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