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.

What to expect during your first meeting with a criminal defense lawyer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYWunBsAGME   Hi, I'm Gene Anthes, a criminal defense attorney, and partner at GBAFirm.com and ParoleLaw.com. I wanted to discuss what to expect when you sit down with your initial free consultation with a criminal defense lawyer. What should I expect at my first lawyer meeting? When you come into my office seeking legal advice, [...]

By |March 22nd, 2022|Criminal Defense Attorney, News|Comments Off on What to expect during your first meeting with a criminal defense lawyer

What you should do if a loved one is arrested in Austin

What should you do if a loved one is in jail in Austin, Texas? Experienced criminal defense attorney discusses options and procedures if a loved one is in jail in Travis County, TX.

By |March 10th, 2022|Criminal Defense Attorney, DWI, Jail Release|Comments Off on What you should do if a loved one is arrested in Austin

It’s time to erase or seal your arrest or criminal record.

Moving beyond your past: How an Expunction or Nondisclosure can help you secure a bright future By Noah Moss, Legal Assistant at Gunter, Bennett & Anthes When someone has a charge to contend with, they frequently are made aware of the time spent carrying a record of their arrest and or alleged crime. Maybe a [...]

By |May 27th, 2020|News|Comments Off on It’s time to erase or seal your arrest or criminal record.

We’re all in the same boat.

     To all of our current and future clients, we hope you’re all safe, healthy, and doing all that you can to get by in these strange and trying times. While we have followed the government’s emergency orders by sheltering-in-place, engaging in social distancing, and taking all available precautions during this pandemic, we have also [...]

By |May 12th, 2020|News|Comments Off on We’re all in the same boat.

Do I need an Ignition Interlock Device?

A client called me worried about a letter she got from court after her recent arrest for DWI. The letter looked official and told her she had to get an ignition interlock device. The letter was actually a clever marketing ploy. In tiny print at the bottom of the letter the ad noted that it [...]

By |March 28th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Do I need an Ignition Interlock Device?

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
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