Criminal Defense Attorney Amarillo


Amarillo Criminal Defense Attorney, Jesse Quackenbush of Quackenbush Law Firm has been representing criminally accused clients since 1988. He has dedicated his entire career to protecting those who have been wrongfully accused of crimes as well as many who are guilty but don’t deserve the ridiculous punishment offers being presented by overzealous prosecutors in Texas. According to Quackenbush, “not knowing your rights is like not having any rights at all! Everyone deserves competent counsel and the chance to obtain justice.” Jesse Quackenbush promises to fight hard for your rights and hire the best expert witnesses, if necessary, to assure your chances of a fair trial.

At Quackenbush Law Firm we practice many types of law, not just criminal law. Because of this we have experience well beyond most attorneys who practice only criminal law. For instance, we handle complex product liability and medical malpractice cases, which require experts from advanced scientific fields that could be useful in your criminal case defense. Your defense may very well depend on an expert from the “higher sciences” such as: biomechanical engineering; neuroscience; chemical engineering; cardiology; pediatrics; pathology; vehicle crashworthiness; defective airbags; fire origination; DNA testing; laboratory sciences; hematology; pulmonology; pharmacology; toxicology; epidemiology; histology; physics; obstetrics; gynecology; SANE nursing; dermatology; and accident reconstruction. At Quackenbush Law Firm we have been utilizing expert witnesses in civil and criminal cases for nearly 30 years. We have a vast database of experts to select from, most with worldwide reputations. Your freedom may very well depend on one or more of these experts joining your defense team.

For nearly 30 years, Amarillo residents have trusted Amarillo Criminal Defense Attorney, Jesse Quackenbush with their freedom and sometimes their lives. From capital murder to DWI cases, Quackenbush has proven his skills in the courtroom. Quackenbush is also known for his “take-no-prisoner” attitude toward Judges. To him “they wear stripes, like referees and referees make mistakes all the time. I don’t look at them as Gods, like some lawyers. When I’m in the courtroom its my courtroom, not theirs. Its my clients only chance for freedom and I take that seriously.”

In an aggravated sexual assault of a child case in Austin, Texas, the sitting Trial Judge (a former Texas Court of Appeals Judge) threatened Quackenbush with “contempt” charges if he kept on with his intense line of questioning of the “outcry” witness, the Aunt of the “alleged” victim. She practiced Wicca, a form of Pagan Witchcraft. Quackenbush kept on with questions about her book of spells and curses and the Judge ordered the Jury out of the courtroom. Most of the Jurors had shocked looks on their faces as they left. “Taking a stand for what’s right is the only path to victory with a jury in the courtroom,” according to Quackenbush. He won the Austin trial and credits his hardball tactics with the Judge. ” I put my freedom on the line for my client, so that the Jury would known the importance of their decision. It worked,” he stated.

Its very important for clients to understand that your “case” is only as strong as your attorney. You can have great facts and witnesses for your defense, but a deficient attorney can take away your edge. Lack of investigation. Lack of confidence. Lack of organization. Lack of exhibits. Lack of subpoenas for witnesses. Lack of proper courtroom demeanor. Lack of secretarial and paralegal assistance. Lack of money for expert witness trial testimony. Lack of trial experience. All of these problems could assure a guilty verdict or punishment more harsh than deserved.

If you have been charged with a serious crime, don’t take chances with your freedom. You need an aggressive, intelligent attorney who is not afraid to take your case to a jury. Amarillo Criminal Defense Attorney, Jesse Quackenbush Offers Free Consultations. 806-374-4024.


Amarillo Intoxication Manslaughter Defense Attorney, Jesse Quackenbush of Quackenbush Law Firm has been representing clients with Intoxication Manslaughter and Intoxication Assault charges for nearly 30 years. Of all criminal offenses in Texas, Intoxication Manslaughter and Intoxication Assault are the most common charges encompassing all ages, genders, races, educational levels, socio-economic statuses and political affiliations. In other words, anyone who drinks alcohol and drives a motor vehicle or boat is at risk of having an accident and either injuring or killing other persons. No matter who the criminally accused happens to be, the maximum consequence of a guilty plea or verdict is the same. Rich or poor. White or black. Old or young. Educated or uneducated. 20 years in prison is the possible outcome! This is true regardless of your lack of criminal record or status in the community.

In Amarillo recently, the son of a high-powered banker found out the hard way about tough jury sentences in Amarillo. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison even though he admitted his guilt and threw himself on the mercy of the jury. His prior criminal history involved low level misdemeanors. His plea fell on deaf ears, at least in part because of decisions he or his attorney made at trial. For instance, he tried to play a political blame game testifying that Obamacare didn’t cover his alcoholism treatment. Then, even worse, he blamed General Motors for faulty air bags in the victim’s Chevy Cobalt. Neither of these idiotic tactics worked, and probably had an opposite effect of enraging jurors. This case serves as an example of just how important it is to chose the right attorney for your case. Bad decisions by your attorney may very well reduce your chances for a “not guilty” verdict and possibly cause a sentence more harsh than deserved.

At Quackenbush Law Firm, we take these cases very serious and know that prompt evidence preservation, controlling the client’s post arrest conduct and trial experience are keys to a winning strategy. We immediately send evidence preservation letters to any bars or restaurants to preserve any exculpatory video of the premises. A good video of the accused moments before an accident may be the only evidence to counter a hospital blood test which was failed. Most bar security videos autoerase after just 30 days. An attorney who doesn’t act aggressively could lose your only chance of remaining free. Witness statements from bartenders, customers or wait staff are also crucial. If needed, we also collect medical records to verify other reasonable alternative explanations for balance problems or failed HGN tests. For instance, its not unusual for people with prior concussions to exhibit positive HGN signs or have issues with balance and memory. Similarly, non-intoxicating medications can affect balance and cause drowsiness, either of which could be misinterpreted as signs of intoxication. Diabetics often appear intoxicated if having issues with their sugar, and may emit a sweet odor on their breath, easily mistaken for the “smell of an intoxicating beverage.” If you or a family member have been charged with Intoxication Manslaughter, you need an attorney who is not afraid to take your case to a jury and knows how to win.

Any Amarillo Attorney can advertise in the Yellow Pages or on Google that they “handle” Intoxication Assault or Intoxication Manslaughter. The only requirement in Texas is that the attorney have a law license. How would you feel if you were to find out the morning of the trial that your attorney has never taken a case like yours to a jury trial? By then, it’s too late! You’re stuck and your life and freedom are in the hands of an inexperienced attorney. Before hiring an attorney in your Amarillo Intoxication Manslaughter or Intoxication Assault case, ask him or her the following questions:

a) Have you ever taken an Intoxication Manslaughter case to jury trial?
b) What were the results of each case?
c) How many felony criminal jury trials have you completed as “first chair?”
d) What expert witnesses do you hire in these type of cases?
e) Would you provide a list of satisfied clients you have represented at felony criminal jury trials?

If the attorney hesitates or refuses to answer these questions, RUN! If you’re willing to pay “premium” attorney fees, make sure you are hiring a “premium” attorney with relevant experience. Amarillo Intoxication Manslaughter Attorney, Jesse Quackenbush Offers Free Consultations. 806-374-4024.



Amarillo Felony Criminal Defense Attorney

If you receive a felony conviction in Texas, you face probation, steep fines or prison time. Public records will permanently list your conviction, making it difficult to secure housing or a stable job. When you have been arrested, you need an attorney who can navigate the complex legal issues surrounding a felony charge.

Amarillo felony criminal defense attorney Jesse has vast understanding of state and federal law, the complexities of litigation and the power of aggressive litigation tactics, thorough investigation and courtroom technology to obtain successful results.

If you have been accused of a felony, it is imperative to find experienced legal representation.  Quackenbush Law Firm has the resources to fully commit to your case. Even the smallest detail can make a dramatic difference in the outcome, and your choice of lawyers is the first and most critical choice of all.

Our Amarillo felony criminal defense lawyer will handle the following cases: Drug Sales; Drug Transportation; Drug Possession; Drug Manufacturing; Sexual Assault; Shaken Baby; Extortion; Murder; Attempted Murder; Robbery; Intoxicated Manslaughter; Burglary; Manslaughter; Arson; Sex Crimes; Kidnapping; DWI; Theft; and Falsifying Business Records. Most of the time we accept attorney

fee payouts with monthly payments

. An initial retainer charge must be paid, but monthly payment arrangements will be made for most clients who hire us.

It’s important to use lawyers who understand the complexities of Texas and federal law.

Justice and your freedom are not guaranteed by our Constitution, only your opportunity for both. Don’t take chances with your freedom! Call now for your free consultation 806-374-4024.

Amarillo White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney

When it comes to white collar crime, not all legal representation is the same.

If you are under investigation, have been charged or are a witness in a white collar crime case in Amarillo, you need an attorney with expertise. Corporate officers, physicians, attorneys, accountants, office staff and business owners who are involved in white collar criminal cases need a skilled attorney. White collar crime allegations are complex and may be filed in a federal court, where rules of evidence and sentencing guidelines are much more complex than state courts. An experienced federal criminal defense lawyer is necessary for a successful outcome in your case.

Quackenbush Law Firm will assemble a team of experts, if necessary, to properly defend your case. Listed below are some typical white collar criminal cases our Amarillo white collar criminal defense lawyer will accept: Bank Fraud; Mortgage Fraud; Insurance Fraud; Medicare/Medicaid Fraud; Perjury; Obstruction of Justice; Bribery; Money Laundering; Credit Card Fraud; Embezzlement; Extortion; Forgery; Identity Theft; Racketeering; Securities Fraud; Tax Evasion; Tax Fraud; Mail Fraud; Criminal Environmental Violations; Grand Larceny; Pension Fund Mismanagement; and Political Campaign Fund Crimes.

Contact our Amarillo white collar criminal defense lawyer at Quackenbush Law Firm at (806) 374-4024 for a free consultation.

Amarillo Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Attorney

Misdemeanor convictions are less severe than felony but can be costly in time spent fighting the charges, and the penalties if convicted. A misdemeanor conviction may make it more difficult for you to secure financial loans for a new home, business venture or higher education. You can be sentenced to one or two years or less in the county jail. Skilled legal representation is critical in the event you have been arrested on misdemeanor charges. Our Amarillo criminal defense lawyer at Quackenbush Law Firm have 28 years of experience helping those accused of misdemeanor crimes. We conduct a thorough investigation, employ experts and utilize modern courtroom technology to defend your rights.

Some misdemeanors may be elevated to a felony charge if evidence justifies the increase. Likewise, if the court is provided enough evidence, some misdemeanor crimes can be reduced to a simple infraction. A good example would be DWI charges which are sometimes lowered to reckless driving charges. Common misdemeanor charges in Texas include: Assault; Harassment; Public Lewdness; Driving With a Suspended License; DWI; Possession of Marijuana or Drugs (may also be a felony); Theft; Criminal Mischief; Conspiracy; Tampering With Evidence; and Hot checks. Most of the time we accept fee payouts for these type cases. This means you make an initial payment and we charge the balance to you in monthly payments.

Our Amarillo misdemeanor criminal defense lawyer at Quackenbush Law Firm are able to take on your case, handle it with experience and efficiency, and defend your rights to the fullest. You have rights, and our lawyer will protect those rights. It’s important that you choose a lawyer who can properly handle your case and give you the chance you expect at trial. Contact our Amarillo misdemeanor criminal defense lawyer today at (806) 374-4024.

Amarillo Drug Lawyer

If you are charged with a felony drug charge you need an experienced Amarillo drug lawyer to help with your defense. Our Amarillo drug lawyer at Quackenbush Law Firm has over 28 years experience in both State and Federal courts defending drug cases. Call us now for a free consultation at (806)374-4024.