Montgomery County Criminal Defense Lawyer

You Need a Strong Conroe Criminal Defense Team on Your Side

Were you charged with a crime in Conroe, TX or the surrounding area? Are you unsure about your options or the next steps you should take? Don’t take a chance on serious charges that may include heavy fines or jail time. Contact Linzer and Gaines Attorneys at Law to represent you. Our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of Texas criminal law, and they want to meet with you to ensure that you have the proper guidance and direction in your time of need.

Texas has a reputation for harsh criminal penalties, and Criminal Defense Attorneys Jo Ann Linzer and Greg Gaines have defended the rights of people in Montgomery County for several years. Having started out as prosecuting attorneys, they know how to best approach your defense.

All criminal charges should be taken very seriously, even minor ones. It’s important that you seek the advice of a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer, because your decisions can have detrimental consequences on you for the rest of your life. Call us today at 936-283-7676.

We Know how to Defend all Types of Criminal Charges

Our attorneys have successfully represented people charged with DWI, burglary, robbery, theft, assault and domestic violence, weapons charges, drug charges, sex crimes, violent crimes, and white-collar crimes.

Never try to navigate your way through the courts without the assistance of an experienced criminal defense team. With attorneys Jo Ann Linzer and Greg Gaines on your side, you will have a plan of action designed by a team you can trust.

Once you come in for your initial consultation, an attorney will discuss with you all the details of your particular case. After we have all the details, we will begin to work your case immediately to help ensure the best possible outcome.

Contact a Conroe Criminal Defense Attorney

If you’ve been arrested, don’t hesitate to call us immediately. Waiting allows the State more time to correct any potential issues they may have with the case. Many times, it’s possible for us to expose those problems, resulting in a dismissal. That’s why we will work to determine as quickly as possible what exactly is being alleged by the State. You have a much better chance for a positive outcome if you make sure to contact us as soon as possible.

The State will do everything in their power to try and convict you. We understand the process and the tactics that will be used against you, and if it’s necessary to go to trial, we will be ready to defend you. We have the experience and knowledge to make sure you receive the representation you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

When Should I Speak With a Lawyer?

You should speak with a lawyer as soon as possible after being released from jail or after receiving a citation (ticket). In addition, you should contact a lawyer as soon as you believe you are being investigated by law enforcement or if you believe you may have committed a crime. A lawyer offers assistance which may prevent an arrest or to arrange for you to surrender yourself to custody at a more opportune time if an arrest is imminent. A lawyer also offers protection if you are being questioned by law enforcement.

What If I Am Innocent?

It is certainly possible to be innocent and also be accused of committing a crime. Take note of any evidence or witnesses that may help you and arrange a consultation with a lawyer to discuss your rights. A good lawyer will offer assistance and guidance to respond to your charges in a manner most beneficial to you.

What Happens If I’m Arrested?

A person can be arrested because law enforcement believes that they have probable cause to arrest. Always be courteous and polite with law enforcement. If you are disrespectful to law enforcement, you are likely to be shown disrespect in return. If you resist or struggle with law enforcement, that could result in a criminal charge. In the event that you do get arrested, seek criminal defense representation immediately.

What is a Civil Violation?

A civil violation is just that and not considered a criminal charge which may result in jail time.

What is a Misdemeanor? Are Misdemeanor Charges Serious?

A misdemeanor is a crime that is punishable by jail time and/or a fine, but not prison time. Although the punishment consequences are not as severe as those for a felony conviction, a misdemeanor conviction has collateral consequences that you may not be aware of. It is important to seek legal advice to fully understand the collateral consequences that may be triggered by a conviction. Misdemeanor charges include offenses such as possession of marijuana, theft, driving while intoxicated (DWI), assault and resisting arrest.

What is a Felony Charge?

A felony offense is a crime that is punishable by prison time and a fine. Felony charges have ranges of punishment that range from 6 months in a State Jail facility run by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division (TDCJ-ID) up to 99 years or Life in prison. Examples include possession of a controlled substance, sexual assault, burglary of a habitation, assault of a public servant, enhanced offenses, and murder.

What Happens If I Am Arrested and Taken to Jail?

You will be processed into the jail and given a unique number, and your photo and fingerprints are taken. Then you will appear before a magistrate who will set a bond if you are eligible for a bond. You may be released on a personal recognizance bond (PR Bond) which is a promise to appear without paying money to the county. If you are able to bond out or receive a PR Bond, you will have conditions of bond which you must abide by, or your bond may be forfeited. If you cannot make a bond, you will remain in custody until your court date.

What is the Point of Bail?

Bail is set to ensure that you show up for court on the required date and time. The more serious your criminal charge is, the higher your bail may be. If you have prior criminal history your bond will most likely be higher. In Montgomery County, Texas, if you are charged with Driving While Intoxicated or a felony offense you will have conditions of bond placed on you to report and submit to testing to detect drug or alcohol use. It is important to see a lawyer as soon as you are released on bond as sometimes these conditions can be removed.

Is Hiring a Lawyer Expensive?

An initial consultation with Jo Ann Linzer or Greg Gaines is free. This allows us the ability to evaluate your case and establish an appropriate fee. The actual cost of representation will depend on several factors including the type of offense for which you are charged. And yes, hiring a lawyer can be expensive, but remember your liberty, which may mean being placed in jail or prison, is at stake.

What types of criminal cases do you handle?

Greg Gaines and Jo Ann Linzer have successfully represented people accused of all crimes ranging from driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana, to robbery, sexual assault of a child and murder. Greg Gaines also handles family law and probate cases.

Don’t Risk It

Criminal charges are serious, and in most cases a conviction is permanent. Once you have a criminal record, many things in your life can be affected, including finding employment, obtaining a loan or even securing a home for your family. A criminal defense attorney will fight for the best possible outcome, and Linzer and Gaines are the criminal defense attorneys to do just that.

Contact Linzer and Gaines Attorneys at Law today at 936-283-7676 to schedule your free consultation.

Client Reviews

Just want to tell Jo Ann that she really helped my son. She got his case dismissed and I know it wouldn’t have happened without her. It gave him a second chance. I’m just so thankful for her. She took the time to talk with us about everything we had questions...


VERY professional, informative and communicates with his clients quickly. I'm blessed to have found Mr. Gaines and feel that he's not missing a step when it comes to the hard work and tenacity he puts into his client's wellbeing and peace of mind. I would...


Ms. Linzer is an amazing defense lawyer. I got a PCS and she got my case dismissed. I am so grateful that she was my lawyer. Just listen to her and whatever she wants you to do, just do it. That’s what I did and my case got dismissed. Thank you Jo Ann Linzer...

G. R.

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