Attorney Canlas is a dedicated Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer, a Criminal Law Specialist certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law.

The State of Texas and Federal authorities both handle all criminal offenses with their heavy-handed police powers. When accused of a crime a person can easily be overwhelmed with stress, the complexities of the law, the harshness of the punishment, and the consequences that may follow.

  • What happens when a person is wrongfully accused of a crime they did not commit?
  • What happens when the criminal accusation or punishment does not fit the facts and circumstances of your case?

You need a hardened, creative, and highly skilled criminal defense lawyer armed with a specific set of skills to customize your defense. The lawyer should possess the highest academic qualities and evolve with continuing education & possess extensive experience and skill in investigation, trial, and appeals.

With more than 20 years of experience defending clients against overzealous prosecutors, Attorney Canlas is that Criminal Defense Lawyer.

Attorney Canlas is a born-and-bred Texas attorney. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994 with a bachelor's honors degree, with honors from the school of economics, honors from the college of liberal arts, and university honors. He also obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1997 from the University of Texas at Austin, the most competitive and highest rated law school in Texas. He entered private practice soon after. He currently works as a solo attorney at his own law firm, Canlas Defense, in the greater Houston area. Attorney Canlas is acknowledged by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a certified criminal defense expert.

Attorney Canlas handles all cases with specific focus on:

  • Felony Offenses
  • Misdemeanor Offenses
  • Drug Offenses
  • White-Collar
  • Assault type offenses/ Assault Family Violence
  • Sexual Offenses & Cybercrime type offenses


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