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Experienced Criminal Defense

Here at Gunter, Bennett and Anthes, we represent individuals and entities under investigation for or charged with all state and federal crimes. With over 65 years combined experience, we provide representation from the investigation stage through trial and, if necessary, appeal. Our attorneys are on call 24 hours a day to help with any criminal law matter that may arise.

Our attorneys all began their legal careers as prosecutors in Travis County. Chris Gunter was chief of the trial division of the Travis County Attorney’s Office before moving to the District Attorney’s Office. Alan Bennett also worked as an Assistant County Attorney and Assistant District Attorney. Gene Anthes, who joined the firm in 2007, also began his career as an Assistant County Attorney. The knowledge and experience we acquired as prosecutors have benefited us greatly in defending our clients over the past 25 years. Board certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1985, Chris Gunter has tried hundreds of cases ranging from capital murder to public intoxication. In 1992 Alan Bennett joined the firm and since then the firm has worked tirelessly to help those who are in trouble. Each client we accept can be assured of our personal attention and dedicated representation.

Gunter, Bennett and Anthes has established an outstanding reputation in handling a wide variety of criminal cases involving crimes of violence – murder, assault, robbery, kidnapping, sexual assault, indecency with a child and injury to a child – as well as other sex related offenses such as possession of child pornography and indecent exposure.

Our Practice Areas

Our zeal in practicing exclusively criminal defense has led Gunter, Bennett and Anthes to a high level of expertise in certain areas, particularly alcohol related offenses. Driving While Intoxicated, Intoxication Assault and Intoxication Manslaughter cases require an experienced attorney. Gunter, Bennett and Anthes have handled thousands of these cases and is recognized as one of the leading law firms in the state in defending these charges. Our expertise extends to all aspects of these cases, including handling administrative license revocation (ALR) hearings to prevent the suspension of driver’s licenses and obtaining occupational driver’s licenses.

Legal emergencies can occur at any time of the day or night. We are available 24 hours a day to help secure the release from jail a friend or loved one. Call 512-476-2494 anytime.

Assaultive offenses generally include assault, battery, domestic (or family) violence, aggravated assault, and homicide. If you are charged or arrested for one of these crimes you need to consult with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The lawyers at Gunter and Bennett well versed in assaultive offenses. Please note that the criminal laws in Texas involve a separate process when a juvenile is charged with a crime.

Indecency with a Child Defense Sexual Assault Defense Possession of Child Pornography Defense Internet Sex Offenses Defense

If you are arrested or charged with an offense involving a misdemeanor or felony theft of property it is important to speak with a criminal defense attorney who knows the intricacies or property crimes. The lawyers and Gunter and Bennett handle small cases such as theft by check, shoplifting, or petty theft to complicated cases such as burglary, robbery, credit card fraud, computer theft, identify theft or other cyber crimes.

If you are arrested or charged with possession, distribution, or manufacture of an illegal drug you need to find a criminal defense attorney that is familiar with drug offenses and knows how a particular county feels about drug offenses (some counties are more conservative than others). The lawyers at Gunter and Bennett handle the smallest of drug charges such as possession of marijuana to serious felony drug cases like possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Based in Austin, we are familiar with the each prosecutor’s office in the Central Texas area.

Service Area

Gunter, Bennett and Anthes, Attorneys at Law, proudly serve the Austin TX metro area, including Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander, Pflugerville, Georgetown, Westlake, Bee Cave, Lakeway, Lago Vista, and Spicewood.


Our Attorneys

Christopher M. Gunter
Christopher M. GunterAttorney
Alan Bennett
Alan BennettAttorney
Meril 'Gene' Anthes Jr.
Meril 'Gene' Anthes Jr.Attorney