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About Gene Anthes

Gene has been practicing criminal law since 2005. He is a former Travis County prosecutor and now practices criminal defense in Central Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and South Texas College of Law. In his spare time he enjoys boat building and woodworking. He is married and has two daughters.

Occupational Driver’s License (Don’t get caught driving with a suspended license!)

You need an occupational license if your license is suspended. It is generally a class B misdemeanor to drive with a suspended license. If you are out on bond, it is also a violation of your bond to drive with a suspended license. If you have an ignition interlock device in your vehicle the device [...]

By |October 30th, 2017|Driver's License, DWI, DWLS, News, Occupational Driver's License|Comments Off on Occupational Driver’s License (Don’t get caught driving with a suspended license!)

You may be able to erase or seal your DWI Arrest (Even if you were convicted!)

Seal, Erase or Expunge your DWI arrest (or conviction). Have you been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influence? If so, there’s a chance you can have your DWI or DUI sealed thanks to a new law. Sealing your record hides the arrest from the general public. You can’t expunge or erase [...]

By |August 28th, 2017|Criminal Defense Attorney, DWI, News|Comments Off on You may be able to erase or seal your DWI Arrest (Even if you were convicted!)

Court Apparel: How [Not] to Dress for Success

The other day I was at work, and I couldn’t decide if I was in court or a people of Wal-Mart video (no disrespect to Wal-Mart intended—I shop there too). It always surprises me to see what people wear to court. Right or wrong, the way you look affects how people (Judges and Juries) perceive [...]

By |July 7th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Court Apparel: How [Not] to Dress for Success

How to Handle a Public Intoxication Charge in Austin, Texas

Austin’s party scene is the downtown Sixth Street area. Sixth Street is made of bars, restaurants, and several other music venues. Right next to these several bars is a unique little court called the Downtown Austin Community Court. If you get arrested for public intoxication (or any class C misdemeanor) in the Sixth Street area [...]

By |July 3rd, 2015|Criminal Defense Attorney|Comments Off on How to Handle a Public Intoxication Charge in Austin, Texas

The Scoop on DUI, MIC & MIP Offenses in Texas

In Texas there are many offenses that address minors using alcohol. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code defines a minor as someone under the age of 21. The usual offenses I see are Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI) Minor in Consumption of Alcohol (MIC), and Minor in Possession of Alcohol (MIP) offenses in Texas. Driving [...]

By |June 8th, 2015|News|Comments Off on The Scoop on DUI, MIC & MIP Offenses in Texas

Counseling Information

If you’re charged with driving while intoxicated, assault family violence, possession of marijuana, drug offenses, theft, shoplifting or practically any other offense the odds are pretty good that it will be a condition of your bond that you attend some kind of counseling. Generally, completing some kind of counseling can only help your case. Of [...]

By |May 18th, 2015|DWI|Comments Off on Counseling Information

5 Tips for Finding the Best Austin Criminal Lawyer

It can be extremely challenging (and sometimes frustrating) to find the right Austin criminal lawyer. There are many different things to consider for each individual situation. While there is no exact formula to find the right lawyer for drunk driving defense, drug crimes defense, crimes of violence and property crimes defense, there are definitely a few rules [...]

By |May 13th, 2015|News|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Finding the Best Austin Criminal Lawyer