Criminal Attorney Austin Texas (TX)


Nichols & Gill, P.C. is an Austin, Texas based law firm working to defend the rights of people accused of crimes. Our criminal attorneys defend people charged with felonies and misdemeanors, such as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI’s or DUI’s), Family or Domestic Violence, Theft, Drug Possession and Assault cases. If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime or contacted by law enforcement about an investigation, call our firm to speak with a criminal lawyer. In addition, we may be able to help with jail release in Travis County, Hays County, Williamson County, Caldwell County or Bastrop County.


Nichols & Gill, P.C. are criminal lawyers dedicated to defending their clients in Austin, TX and surrounding areas of central Texas. Our practice is located at the Travis County Criminal Courthouse, also known as the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center. We can provide a criminal attorney to help clients get bonds to get out of Travis County Jail at Del Valle. In addition, we provide our clients with a criminal defense lawyer or DWI attorney for court appearances at the Hays County Criminal Justice Center, Williamson County District Courts and Williamson County Courts at Law. We have won jury trials in Travis, Williamson, Hays and Caldwell counties. A list of links of courts where we practice regularly can be found at the bottom of the page.


Each criminal lawyer in our firm has represented clients in many criminal cases. Although not every criminal attorney takes different cases to trail, our attorneys have successfully tried DWI case, aggravated assault cases, felony theft cases and drug possession cases. Our criminal lawyers hold the County Attorney or District Attorney to the highest burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt in every case. As a result, we have won cases before trial at pre-trial suppression hearings and had cases dismissed.

More people are charged with Driving While Intoxicated in Travis County than any other crime. These cases are treated very seriously in Austin, Texas and the surrounding counties. For this reason, you need representation from an experienced DWI lawyer with knowledge of the criminal justice system and DWI law. Our DWI attorneys know how to defend against license suspension by requesting an administrative license revocation hearing and challenging the reason the police officer stopped our client and whether the officer had probable cause. An experienced DUI attorney knows how to navigate the system and can help prevent license suspensions or obtain an occupational drivers license.

Assault Family Violence cases, also known as Domestic Violence, are common in Williamson, Hays and Travis County. An experienced criminal defense attorney understands the issues surrounding these cases, including behavior patterns and false allegations. Our attorneys have used this knowledge to successfully defend many assault cases and have the charges dismissed.

JAIL RELEASE 24 hours a day

If you are trying to help someone get out of Travis County Jail or Del Valle, call us now. The typical bail bond company will post a surety bond for roughly 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount and insures that the person will appear in court. If the person fails to appear, the bail bond company owes the county the full bail amount. Therefore, most bail companies require additional individuals to act as sureties, such as family or friends who will be liable if the person doesn’t return to court. 

There are other ways our attorneys can facilitate jail release. In Travis County, we can often arrange a personal bond. If the person fails to return to court, the county can sue for the amount of the bond. Sometimes, it is necessary to retain a criminal attorney before the judge will agree to a personal bond. There are several benefits to this jail release strategy, including reduced cost for getting someone out of jail, faster jail release in some cases, and no need for family and friends to be liable.