Facing Criminal Charges in El Paso, TX?

You need a criminal lawyer by your side

The moment you're charged with a crime, your future flashes before your eyes. Thankfully, you're not alone in this fight. You can turn to Wyatt Underwood in El Paso, TX. Whether you're facing new charges or a probation violation, our attorneys will be there to fight for you every step of the way.

Having a criminal lawyer by your side is the best way to ensure confidence as you walk into the courtroom. Contact us today to set up a consultation.

Make sure you have legal representation

You should never walk into legal proceedings without representation, no matter the situation. It's important you speak with a criminal lawyer if...

  • You're facing your first criminal offense.
  • You're being accused of a probation violation.
  • You want to erase charges from your record.

Have questions about the process or your individual case? Get in touch with our firm for assistance.

Types of Cases

Driving While Intoxicated/Intoxication offenses

Blood draws. Breath testing. Field Sobriety Tests. License suspensions. All of these issues can be quite daunting when you are facing a charge like these. We have been at the forefront of DWI defense for years. Our results speak for themselves. We have obtained not guilty verdicts on intoxication offenses ranging from DWI 1st offense all the way up to Intoxicated Manslaughter. We know how to cross examine the State's so called experts. We know the shortcomings of both breath and blood testing in cases like these. Our wins for our clients have been featured in local and regional news.

State Misdemeanors & Felonies

We handle all misdemeanors and Felonies in State court. Including but not limited to violation of protective order, kidnapping, terroristic threat, interference with emergency phone call, engaging in organized criminal activity, criminal mischief, evading or resisting arrest, burglary offenses, robbery offenses, theft offenses, possession/intent to deliver drug cases, injury to child/elderly, harassment, stalking, tampering and fraud cases, forgery, deceptive trade practices, assault against a public servant, criminal trespass, and unlawful carrying of a firearm. Every single thing in your case will be examined. Outside the box thinking is something else we exceed at. We continually look for ways to obtain dismissal. Our clients best interests are always the driving force in the handling of their case. If an agreement cannot be reached with the prosecution in regards to your case, we are no strangers to jury trials. We have been very successful with jury decisions and know how to effectively present our case to them.

Sex Cases and Accusations

If you ever find yourself on the wrong end of this type of accusation, we are the team to hire. The sensitive nature of this type of case requires not only skill, but also finesse. How can you prove that you didn't do something? That is the question always asked in these types of cases. But its not up to us to prove anything, its up to the prosecution to prove you did it. We will build walls around their attempts and fight them on every single front.

Drug Offenses

Our lawyers have been featured speakers on drug offenses for years. When other lawyers want to learn defense tactics on drug cases, they listen to our team. Illegal search and seizure, illegal stops, and illegal warrants happen more than you think. Let us explore your case and our options. We want the best outcome for you.


Not many law firms can boast that they've won multiple murder cases. We are extremely proud to be such a firm. At WyattUnderwood, our lawyers have heard the words NOT GUILTY on multiple occasions at the end of their murder cases. No detail is left unexamined. No witness is left unquestioned. We are the firm to handle the most stressful time in a clients life. Your future and your life is on the line. We answer the call.

State Felonies

It is possible for an individual to be found guilty of a felony and avoid jail altogether, especially with the help of an experienced attorney. The sentence can range from prison time, to restitution, fines, court fees, community service, probation, etc.

Being a convicted felon goes beyond the sentence, including prohibition of owning or possessing firearms, the loss of the right to vote, and can affect employment

Assault/Assault Family Violence

The mention of these offenses can put your future in jeopardy. We have successfully defended our clients against these types of charges for almost 20 years. Many family disputes end up with criminal charges where the other party doesn't even want to prosecute. Other cases involve self-defense, defense of another person, or even defense of your property. We know how to maneuver every single one of these scenarios.

Expunctions and Order of Non Disclosure

Interested in clearing your record? You may qualify for one of these things. Let our staff review the cases you want cleared and see if we help you accomplish it.

Probation Violations/Revocations

Whether serious or petty, we have successfully defended almost every kind of probation violation out there. Let us get involved and talk to the probation department, district attorney's office, and the Court for you.

Juvenile Cases

Has your child been charged with a crime? Know your options and your defenses. At WyattUnderwood we have attorney's with extensive experience in dealing with juvenile offenses. Trust us like family with your child's future.

Criminal law is our business.

Both Dereck Wyatt and Justin B. Underwood are former assistant district attorneys. Both worked right here in El Paso as misdemeanor and felony prosecutors. Both are members of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers association and have been successful criminal defense lawyers for two decades.