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Criminal Defense

If you or a loved one has been arrested for DWI/DUI, you will need aggressive and experienced representation to secure your rights. You need someone who is willing to fight for the best possible outcome. Contact Rick today to arrange a free consultation with an experienced Houston Criminal Defense Attorney.

Among many other potential consequences a DWI 1st offense can result in:

  1. Minimum jail Sentence of 3-180 days
  2. Fines Up to $2000 
  3. License Suspension of 90-365 days
  4. Surcharge Payments to DPS for 3 years
  5. Increased Insurance Premiums

You need a lawyer who knows what he is doing. You need a lawyer who has defended countless DWI cases. You need a lawyer who is Board Certified in Criminal Law. You need Rick Oliver Attorney at Law.


Texas boasts the highest incidence of alcohol-related fatalities in the Country. No other misdemeanor offense is as publicized or politicized in terms of its danger to public safety in the state of Texas. As a result, many motorists who may not be legally intoxicated are nevertheless arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. But, billboard signs along the highway warning motorists that if they drink and they drive they will go to jail are not in fact the law. Despite its hubris the state is actually required to prove a motorist is drinking and driving WHILE intoxicated. Because of the scientific and forensic testing often utilized in the prosecution of these offenses, DWI defense is generally considered to be the most complex of the misdemeanor offenses to defend.

DWI is not limited to those who are drinking and driving while intoxicated. In Texas, the legal deifnition for “Intoxicated” means “not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body; or having an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more.” 

In other words, the sleepy and sleep-deprived motorists who admit to taking certain prescription drugs can also be prosecuted for DWI. Additionally, any combination of alcohol and prescription or illegal drugs that causes a person to appear to have lost the normal use of mental or physical faculties can lead to a prosecution for DWI.  

There is no such thing as a “Weekend Warrior” who practices DWI defense. An attorney either commits the time and effort required to master DWI defense, or they do not. Rick Oliver has committed vast resources in the pursuit of DWI defense knowledge and training and has the professional competence necessary to successfully defend against the state’s attempt to secure a conviction.   



Rick Oliver Law Firm

 Rick was licensed to practice law in the state of Texas in 2007 and began his solo practice on June 1, 2008. Rick did not come from a family of wealth or of lawyers. When he started, he did not know a single attorney–let alone a criminal defense attorney–in the City of Houston. He built the foundation of a successful practice with little more than a code book and a can-do attitude. 

Why Choose Our Firm

Because Competence Means Freedom


In 2016, less than seven years after becoming licensed, Rick was certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in his practice area of Criminal Law. His practice is almost entirely dedicated to criminal trial and appellate law. He writes extensively and has been published in various forums across the state.


Out of 70,000 attorneys in the State of Texas, less than 7,000 are board certified. The Texas Bar has estimated that only 10 percent of all Texas Bar members achieve this important distinction. But, lawyers can seek board certification in a number of different practice areas. As of 2016, there were only 842 lawyers IN THE ENTIRE STATE OF TEXAS who are Board Certified in Criminal Law.

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All initial consultations are risk-free and at no cost to you. It is recommended that Rick give your case a second look, so that you know all the options available.

What Our Clients Say

The last offer of a plea bargain, the last chance before trial. Rick and I reviewed all the facts. We talked. He shared more findings he had just uncovered. His empathy and professionalism were outstanding. I really trusted him with my life. With a deep breath I said, let's go to trial, no deal. Back in the courtroom, he went straight to the attorney for the DA and got busy. He talked and pointed. He got animated. More attorneys. More talking. Finally to the clerk and called me back to the conference room. I was breathless. With the most beautiful smile I ever seen, he said, all charges DISMISSED.
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Rick Oliver was a godsend. After my arrest for DWI, I had little money and absolutely no knowledge of the legal proceedings I was facing. Rick changed all that and worked with me despite my financial issues and still kept me very will informed with all aspects of my case. Rick made sure I knew all my legal rights and fought to ensure I was still afforded them. At every hearing, Rick was always very punctual and always had new information to pass on to me about my case. Any questions or concerns that I had were easily answered and addressed by Rick. I would strongly recommend Rick Oliver to anyone.
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An Attorney friend refereed me to Rick K. Oliver for a DWI case. I was lucky to talk to him right away as he encouraged me to go get my own toxicity scan as I had just gotten out of jail. I of course refused to let the police administer a test so this was very quick thinking to show I did not have illegal drugs in my system. He was very informative when I talked to him and he explained the law far more thoroughly when I talked to him than even the established DWI attorneys. I decided to hire Rick Oliver and it was the best decision I made recently. I was really rude to the cops that stopped me cause I was obviously pissed off. This was quite apparent on the tape and report. He still managed to get the case dismissed. After watching the tape myself I have to say he is worth 10 times what he charges.
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