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Paul Looney

Paul Looney

Looney, Smith & Conrad, P.C.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Personal Injury ...
  • Texas
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We Have a History of Winning trials! We are different from other criminal defense firms because of the stellar record of success of Paul Looney who has tried 60 criminal defense jury trials since 1995 with ZERO final convictions.

We have a very high success rate when it comes to preventing criminal accusations from turning into formal charges as well as shutting down criminal investigations. We are able to do this because we move quickly, and never stop working.

With us on your side, you are not alone. You have effective support throughout the entire process ahead, no matter what charges you are facing. You deserve the best defense by utilizing a strong offense. Looney & Conrad, P.C. is a law firm with passionate and skillful criminal defense lawyers utilizing the most powerful resources available. We are dedicated to defending the rights of the accused and take pride in fighting for justice.

Our skillful attorneys have over 100 years of combined trial knowledge and experience to provide you with the best criminal defense. Anyone who has been through the justice system, whether for a federal felony or a county misdemeanor, will tell you there is nothing more important than having an experienced attorney by your side.

Our top priority is being there for you when you need us. We are ready to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you or a loved one are accused of a crime and the police are investigating, time is of the essence. Every moment counts. Our criminal attorneys know the law that surrounds all misdemeanors and felonies, and we handle all types of criminal cases.

We have extensive experience helping kids because we believe juvenile offenders should have a second chance. If your child has been accused of a juvenile crime, we will do everything possible to get his or her life back to normal (as well as yours).

Call today for a FREE consultation (281) 597-8818 in Houston or (979) 826-8484 in Hempstead. Text us: (405) 388-6191

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Personal Injury
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar Crime
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Juvenile Law
  • Business Law
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Criminal Defense Trial Attorney
Looney & Conrad, P.C.
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Criminal Defense Trial Attorney
Lamson & Looney, P.C.
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Education
South Texas College Of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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West Texas State University
B.S. (1978) | Economics and Political Science
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Awards
Fellow
Texas Bar Foundation
Nation's TOP ONE Percent
The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Houston's Top Lawyers
H Texas Magazine
Super Fellow
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Educational Institute
Dean's Honor List
South Texas College of Law
Law Fraternity International
Phi Alpha Delta
National Social Science Honor Society
Phi Gamma Mu
Economics Honor Society
Omicron Delta Upsilon
Freshman Honor Society
Phi Eta Sigma
Professional Associations
United States District Court, District of Colorado
Attorney and Counselor of Law
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United States Tax Court
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United States Court of Federal Claims
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Northern District of Texas District Court
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United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan
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Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Attorney Member
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Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
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United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Attorney and Counselor of Law
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Texas State Bar  # 12555900
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Supreme Court of Texas
Attorney and Counselor of Law
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Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International
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Texas Trial Lawyers Association
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Waller County Bar Association
Founding President
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers, Education Institute
Board Member
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Executive Committee Member
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Jury Persuasion in Criminal Cases: Utilizing "Solution Selling" Techniques
The Voice (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)
Proceeding Vaguely: Obstruction of a Pending Proceeding Under 18 U.S.C. 1505
The Champion magazine
Speaking Engagements
Jury Persuasion in Criminal Cases: Utilizing , Continuing Education , Stanford Law School
Certifications
Top Contributor 2017
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Websites & Blogs
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64 Questions Answered

Q. Same thing, sorry needed to say one more thing
A: You are clearly willing to work on your drug issue. It appears you are a Probation officer's most challenging case: a probationer in need of help who is trying to get the help, who cannot because of money! You can tell your PO that "back sliding" is the most prevalent issue facing people who are trying to do what the system requires to overcome drug issues. Tell the PO what you are facing ... give the PO a chance to resolve the problem. If it cannot be resolved that way, your lawyer has a continuing responsibility to you. Call your lawyer's office and set up a phone conference with the lawyer. Make the conference, and tell your lawyer everything you have shared here. Ask for help. You may just be able to have the lawyer make a suggestion that has worked in the past. The biggest barrier between probationers and the system is between Judges and Prosecutors and the people they agree to place on probation. For the most part these two want to help you ... probation success is system success, and these guys keep their jobs more readily with success rather than failure. If the PO cannot help, and the lawyer cannot find a unique way of resolving the problem, write a letter to your judge, and send a copy to your assistant district attorney. Make the first line: "This is not an attempt at ex parte communciation..." and then explain your situation and what you have done to try to resolve it. People going to these efforts have PROVEN they are SERIOUS about their freedom. People going to these efforts do not go to prison. I am extremely apologetic for miscalculating your situation and misinterpretting you as a person. If you have future questions, and you feel up to giving us another chance at helping you, email directly to Brent Liedtke, at bliedtke@looneyconrad.com, and I am sure Mr. Liedtke can either give his own advice or send the question on to me. Don't give up ... hang in ... we are going to pester these people into helping you ... Good luck to you.
Q. I was arrested on a felony theft warrant and haven’t committed the crime
A: My guess would be that if your brother was breaking into vehicles and stealing things out of those vehicles and leaving them in your house that the "theft" you are charged with is associated with something he stole. Theft of property can be proven by "receiving stolen property". Make bond on the warrant with a bondsman or posting the cash, get a lawyer, and stay off social media. You seem concerned about the social media "blasts" and the "blasted around the streets" you have experienced with your brother. Try your case in social media,and you will lose, and your brother will lose, and soon your reputation on Facebook and "around the streets" will be permanent. Get off social media, stay off social media except for sharing where you are, what you are eating and all the other cool and relevant things you can share on social media ... and leave these criminal cases to whatever it is you hold as PRIVATE. You and your brother are in trouble. "It's going to be nothing" is something a gang member with tear drop face tattoos might say, not a car burglarizing 17 year old and his brother. "It's going to be nothing" ALWAYS turns into SOMETHING. Why? Because the cops and prosecutors who hear you think it is NOTHING want more than anything else in the world to SHOW YOU how stupid you are ... so others can see your stupidity and post about it on Facebook and "around the streets"... Grow up ... shut up ... or don't ... now ... but be giving this SAME advice to others ... years from now ... when you are known by number ... not social media name ... Good luck to you Youngster ... I'm sure you are flipping me off now ... be easy on me on Facebook ... and "around the streets" ...
Q. Uncle in jail and has charge pending against him in Tx.He was on probation for sexual assault would he get 2-10 or 2-20
A: He will finish his federal sentence. Then he will be sent via detainer to Texas, where he will sit in jail pending trial. His probation will be revoked, and depending on what type of probation he was on, if deferred then he can serve up to the maximum for the crime he committed. Sexual Assault is up to 20 years, aggravated sexual assault up to 99 years or life. If it was straight probation he will be revoked and sentenced to the number of years he was committed to probation. He will be hard pressed to parole that sentence, and he will most likely have to mandatory discharge the probation revocation sentence. He hits on none of the factors that make early parole, or parole at all, being granted. He gets all the time toward completion of that sentence he has served pending federal prison and in federal prison. Uncle Federal Prison has been active, and on the wrong crimes. You are to be commended for not giving up on him, unless of course, you are hoping he remains locked up a long time. In that case, hope this has been good news for you, as well. If you want him to have a chance at parole hire a lawyer to do him a parole plan as soon as he is sentenced to TDCJ-ID. He's got no shot at parole without one. Good luck to you, either way.
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11767 Katy Freeway Suite #740
Houston, TX 77079
Telephone: (281) 597-8818
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918 Austin Street
Hempstead, TX 77445
Telephone: (979) 826-8484
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Fax: (979) 082-6848 Ext. 8