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Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer

Experience Matters

Former Chief Prosecutor and District Court Judge E.R. (Ned) Turnbull

Charged with a crime? We know the ins and outs of the court system. We've helped thousands of clients fight their charges, and know what it takes to protect your future.

Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer

When you need experienced legal advocates that won’t back down under pressure, choose Turnbull Legal Group. Our firm is led by former Chief Prosecutor and State District Court Judge, E.R. (Ned) Turnbull. His experience gives our firm valuable insight into every side of the criminal justice process. When your future is on the line, you want a seasoned defense team that can cut through any challenge and fight for you.

At Turnbull Legal Group, our first priority is to fiercely protect your rights and future. Always aiming to secure the best possible outcome, we develop effective legal solutions and strategies that best suit your unique needs.

We have been protecting and defending our clients’ constitutional rights for more than 25 years and have gained a reputation for excellence. If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense, do not hesitate to retain skilled and aggressive representation as soon as possible.


Do not wait to put our experienced team on your side. All consultations are free and confidential.

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Relying on qualified legal representation when facing criminal charges is one of the most important decisions you make and should be taken seriously. The consequences of a conviction can be devastating, so don’t leave the protection of your rights to someone without extensive criminal defense experience. The following page will explain why you should hire Turnbull Legal Group if you are facing criminal charges.



Your future is too important to leave to an attorney without experience. In the legal field, the “10-year rule” suggests people shouldn’t hire an attorney without at least 10 years of experience. Our lead attorney, E.R. (Ned) Turnbull, has over 25 years working on all sides of the courtroom and his broad experience and track record has earned him a 10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo.



Asking a criminal attorney about their experience with cases similar to yours is helpful in two ways. First, you will better understand what to expect, and second, you will have a feel for the attorney’s knowledge of your situation and if they have successfully defended against that particular charge before. The more experience an attorney has, the more effective your defense strategy will be.


Protect Your Freedom By Hiring An Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are facing criminal charges, call a criminal defense lawyer with a proven track record. As a former prosecutor and state district judge, Mr. Turnbull handled thousands of cases, including Death Penalty trials.

Former Chief Prosecutor & District Court Judge

Over 25 Years in Practice

Free Case Consultations

Clear & Simplified Written Case Summaries Provided

A Team of Attorneys Dedicated to Your Case

Experienced Attorneys With Diverse Legal Backgrounds

Cases We Handle

At Turnbull Legal Group, we offer creative solutions and highly personalized service to each of our valued clients. Our goal is to expand your options for a positive result while minimizing your risk to long term consequences for your career, your education or your family. We defend adults, juveniles, professionals, college students, military personnel, public employees, and anyone else who faces serious charges in state or federal court.

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Former Chief Prosecutor Who’S Now On Your Side

Managing Partner, E.R. (Ned) Turnbull, is a former Chief Prosecutor and former State District Court Judge, Chief of the Criminal Division. He understands the mindset of the prosecution and judge, and can leverage this in your case.

Having gained unique insight into every aspect of the criminal justice system, he knows how to deliver an effective and hard-hitting defense. His diverse legal background gives our firm a significant edge when it comes to your defense.

Mr. Turnbull is a seasoned litigator, who has tried over 100 felony jury trials and handled thousands of court proceedings. With more than 25 years of legal experience, he is prepared to defend you in even the most complex cases.

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At Turnbull Legal Group, we understand that being arrested or accused of a crime is overwhelming and even terrifying. At this difficult time, we are your allies and you can be confident that your legal troubles are in the hands of dedicated professionals.


Hear what our former clients have to say about working with Turnbull Legal Group. Our firm has gained a reputation for excellence over the years, having successfully defended thousands of clients.

Frequently asked questions

  • What can I expect if I'm represented by Turnbull Legal Group?

  • What happens after a person is arrested?

  • Does a person have to speak to the police after arrested?

  • Are consultations free at Turnbull Legal?

What can I expect if I'm represented by Turnbull Legal Group?

The best representation at your service.

If you find yourself charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, choosing the best criminal defense lawyer to help you resolve your case is a top priority. By choosing TLG, you are choosing experienced attorneys who will aggressively represent you. The attorneys at Turnbull Legal Group always prepare by analyzing your case facts (including the offense report, supplements, available discovery, and your possible criminal history) and then summarize that information in a written Case Summary that is shared with you. By preparing this document, it allows our attorneys to identify possible issues and defensive strategies. Our attorneys have diverse backgrounds and experience, from Gideon’s Promise to former TDCJ attorneys, who will either prepare a Mitigation Letter to persuade the District Attorney of any mitigating factors in your case or create a Challenge Letter outlining the weakness in the prosecution’s case. These letters are an important negotiation tool that can potentially convince a prosecutor to either reduce the charge or think twice about pursuing a trial. Facing the full force of the government can be a stressful time, and we at TLG understand how unnerving that can be, and that is why we pride ourselves on being accessible to our clients. Our attorneys and staff are here to treat you with professionalism and compassion during this uncertain time.

What happens after a person is arrested?

Everything can change after an arrest.

After a person has been arrested and charges have been accepted by the District Attorney, it is time to act fast. The State has endless resources at their disposal to build their case against you. It is imperative that you retain an attorney who can begin to prepare your case and advocate for you. In some cases, an attorney can prepare a Grand Jury packet to present to the Grand Jury before you are even formally indicted, resulting in a No Bill (where the Grand Jury decides that there is not enough evidence to formally charge you). In other cases, especially in DWIs, delaying counsel can have costly consequences since there are deadlines that start from the moment of your arrest, such as administrative driver’s license suspension hearings.

Does a person have to speak to the police after arrested?

It is important for you to know your rights.

One of the most fundamental rights embedded in the US Constitution is the Sixth Amendment, the right to counsel. The prosecution has every law enforcement agency at their disposal, from skilled investigators to detectives trained in interrogations, and rest assured the District Attorney is going to use these resources. Before speaking to the police, assert your right to counsel. While you have certain rights enumerated, the right to remain silent and the right not to incriminate yourself, there are many complexities in applying these rights and what you say can be used against you. It is important that you exercise your right to counsel by hiring a competent attorney that can stand by your side against the vast resources of the State and that can help you navigate through all the legal complexities in applying your right to due process. At Turnbull Legal Group, we fight to make the State prove its case.

Are consultations free at Turnbull Legal?

Our consultations are free. Call us as soon as possible.

This is one of the most common questions asked during case consultations. At Turnbull Legal Group, we offer a variety of fees and are also able to arrange a payment structure that works for you. Our fees are written out in the contract, and we always review the fees with you beforehand, in detail, ensuring that there are no unexpected surprises. Our fees are based on the complexity of the case and on the experience of our attorneys. Once you sign a retainer agreement, you’ll get a peace of mind knowing that your legal problems are in the hands of experienced professionals.

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