Brian T. Powers, Attorney at Law, knows that choosing a criminal defense lawyer is the most important decision of your life. That is why he is personally dedicated to achieving the best outcome for every client in every case. Brian has over 20 years of experience in the field of criminal justice as a decorated police officer, a felony prosecutor, a magistrate judge, a special prosecutor for surrounding counties, and a skilled defense attorney. Let his past help in protecting your future.
Brian became a police officer at the age of 21 after graduating early with a degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at San Antonio. During his tenure as a police officer, he was awarded commendations for the arrest of one of "America's Most Wanted," as well as the arrest of 67 white-collar criminals within three months. As a police officer, Brian saw first-hand the criminal justice process.
After graduating from the top-tiered University of Iowa law school and a successful internship with the United State's Attorney's Office, Brian joined the ranks of the Bexar County District Attorney's Office. During his first two years, he managed thousands of domestic and family violence criminal matters and took many to a successful jury verdict. Brian was eventually promoted to Felony Family Violence Prosecutor and handled hundreds of family violence cases involving sexual assaults, indecency, aggravated offenses, and murder.
Since leaving the DA's office, Brian has focused on achieving excellence as a dedicated defense attorney to all of his clients. Whether it be a simple misdemeanor or a high-profile felony, you will receive the best defense, honest advice, and a strategy that will help ensure the best outcome possible. Call for a free consultation today.
2008 Solo Practitioner, Criminal Defense Attorney
2006 Assistant District Attorney, Bexar County District Attorney's Office
2005 Juris Doctorate, The University of Iowa College of Law
2004 Intern, United State's Attorney's Office
1999 Police Officer, City of Eugene, Oregon Juris Doctor (2005)
1998 BA Criminal Justice, University of Texas at San Antonio
Client and three others was charged with murder. Two of the suspects accepted plea deals in exchange for testifying against the other two suspects. The first suspect, went to trial and received 50 years. My client and I cross examined the two co-defendant's and another complicit witness and revealed their lies and motive to testify. Putting a frame around the State's large amount of forensic evidence and how none of it pointed to my client helped get a not-guilty.
A grueling weeklong trial in which our use of a DNA expert and aggressive cross examination of investigating law enforcement revealed critical mistakes in the State's case. A not guilty was announced in less than an hour.
A Wilson man was charged with attempted capital murder against a deputy and aggravated assault against multiple others. Despite eyewitness testimony, surveillance footage, and State's experts, the jury found him not guilty with the help of automobile forensic testimony and pointing out flaws in the State's case.
If you’ve never been arrested before, and you’ve just spent the worst night of your life in jail, you may be confused and concerned about what your next steps are. Well, in most cases I would say the first thing to do is “Take a breath.”
Whoa is the next generation that will probably never know the philosophical brilliance in the Oscar Award (deserving) film Roadhouse. In it, there were three simple rules espoused by Patrick Swayze’s immortal character Dalton. Oddly enough, in a courtroom these are rules that will serve any attorney and their client well.