Practice Areas

How We Can Help You

It doesn’t matter if you need a seasoned criminal defense lawyer in Houston to help you navigate a sexual assault case or your second DWI—Charles A. Banker III is here to answer your call. Not only does he have more than 30 years of experience as a criminal justice attorney in the Houston area, but he also takes pride in educating and empowering his clients and helping them fight for their God-given, Constitutional rights. While he’ll be straight with you about the viability of your case, he’s also known to go the extra mile for his clients and believes that every case can be defended.

Attorney Banker’s legal experience extends beyond the courtroom as well. He’s a member of numerous legal associations across Texas and the United States, and his faith in God and the American Constitution drives him to help his fellow man.

  • Crimes of Violence and Self-Defense Cases Violent crimes are serious matters; occasionally, using the legal concept of self-defense may help defendants beat these charges. Crimes that may intersect with the concept of self-defense include aggravated assault, manslaughter, homicide, family assault, and domestic violence. 

Charles A. Banker has helped countless clients defend their right to self-defense in their criminal proceedings. He firmly believes that every American has a right to defend themselves; however, he also understands that self-defense must operate within certain legal parameters. When dealing with the aftermath of such emotional offenses, Attorney Banker knows that not everyone is necessarily aware of their self-defense rights, but he’s there to walk with you every step of the way so that you never have to feel like you’re figuring this out on your own. If you’re looking for representation from one of Houston’s best criminal defense lawyers for your self-defense case, call the law office of Charles A. Banker today.

  • DUI/DWI and Intoxication Assault and Manslaughter – Texas has the 13th strictest DUI laws in the country, but that hasn’t stopped Attorney Banker from exonerating many of his clients who have faced these charges. Whether it’s driving on a suspended license, a DUI charge caused by drug consumption, intoxication assault, or intoxication manslaughter, he has the legal know-how to help you navigate these tricky laws.
  • Federal Crimes and Conspiracy Cases – Charles A. Banker is a criminal defense lawyer in Houston who understands that federal crimes often involve more complex legal issues than state cases. He has extensive experience practicing in federal courts through Texas and the United States. As it happens, those looking to enter the U.S. can get caught smuggling aliens, drugs, or other contraband and, as a result, can be facing federal conspiracy charges. He also has extensive experience in the area of ‘white collar’ crime and understands the complexities and nuances of such federal crimes as bank fraud, healthcare fraud, securities fraud, and money laundering, to name a few.
  • Sexual Crimes – In the era of #MeToo, sexual assault cases are at an all-time high. Charles A. Banker r is an experienced criminal justice attorney in Houston that understands the sensitivity of such cases, and can deftly handle them with compassion and legal prowess. He effectively defends clients against a wide range of sexual crimes, including sexual assault, indecency, indecent exposure, failure to register as a sex offender, bigamy, prostitution and solicitation, child pornography charges, and other internet crimes
  • Firearm Crimes: State and Federal – The Second Amendment is part of what makes this country so beautiful. Even so, there’s still an extensive list of firearm laws that not every law-abiding Texas resident may be aware of. If you’re confused about possession, carrying, or private sales laws, Attorney Banker is here for you. His intricate understanding of federal and state firearm laws has helped keep his clients legally locked and loaded.

We encourage you to visit each page to find out more about the charges we handle and our approach to defending against those charges.

Please note that besides the above-stated areas of practice, Attorney Banker, as a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, has extensive experience in handling all types of state or federal criminal cases. Check out the list below to see how an experienced Houston-based criminal defense lawyer like Charles A. Banker can help you!

State Crimes

  • Violation of a protective order
  • Injury to a child
  • Child abandonment
  • Injury to the elderly
  • Domestic Violence
  • Prescription drug charge
  • Delivery of a controlled substance
  • Possession of or with intent to distribute a controlled substance
  • Computer hacking or illegal access
  • Burglary/trespassing 
  • Robbery
  • Theft
  • Auto theft
  • Theft by check
  • Forgery or fictitious ID/ counterfeiting
  • Credit card abuse or fraud
  • Mail theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Negligent homicide/Manslaughter
  • Kidnapping
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Mail fraud
  • Stocks and securities fraud
  • Private insurance fraud
  • Check fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Violation of environmental regulations
  • Computer or internet crimes
  • Probation violations, such as failure to report, pay fines, complete community service, take, or pass a drug test
  • Committing a new crime while on probation
  • Arson
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Prostitution
  • Parole Cases & Revocations

Federal Crimes

  • Conspiracy to possess or distribute marijuana or controlled substances
  • Continuing criminal enterprise
  • Money Laundering
  • Illegal Alien Smuggling
  • Illegal Reentry after Deportation
  • Weapons charges
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Racketeering (RICO charges)
  • Tax fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Counterfeit money charges

Juvenile Crimes

  • Underage consumption
  • Drug charges
  • Sex crimes
  • Shoplifting, burglary, or other theft
  • Vandalism or graffiti
  • Much more!