Eric J. Benavides
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Eric J. Benavides

Houston DWI Lawyer

Benavides Law Group

2180 North Loop W
STE 310
Houston, TX 77018

Phone: 713-222-2828


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About Eric J. Benavides

Eric Benavides is a Houston DWI Lawyer. He is a graduate of the prestigious Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Trial College. Mr. Benavides is a proven trial lawyer with multiple Not Guilty verdicts to his name, many No Bills, and countless dismissals. Mr. Benavides has been named a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star. He has also been named one of the Top Lawyers in Houston, TX by Houstonia magazine, and has earned a perfect 10.0 rating on AVVO, where he currently has a 100% review rating by former clients. Mr. Benavides took the additional time and classes to become certified to perform the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. This gives him the benefit of having the same training that the officers who arrest his clients took. It is a step not many lawyers take, and is essential in “Being More Prepared Than Your Opposition”. Mr. Benavides earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas and his Juris Doctorate from the Texas Tech University School of Law. He was born and raised in Kingsville, TX, where he was the Valedictorian of Academy High School.

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