The Truth about Criminal Defense

The Silverman Law Group is dedicated to providing top-quality criminal defense, whether you are facing statefederal, or U.S. military charges. We believe that you have the right to be heard in fair and impartial proceedings. It is the government’s obligation to respect your rights in all aspects of investigation, trial, punishment, and appeal.

If you are facing criminal charges, or believe that you are a “person of interest” to the local police, military authorities, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, or other authorities, it is important to talk with a qualified, experienced criminal attorney as soon as possible. We invite you to contact us directly to discuss your case and hope that you find this site useful in evaluating our capabilities, experience, and philosophy of practice.

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DAPHNE SILVERMANS'S CASES

Buehler vs. City of Austin

Federal Magistrate Judge Lane finds that there is a clearly established Constitutional right to video police officers. Daphne Silverman filed suit on behalf of Antonio Buehler, founder of Peaceful Streets, for repeated arrests while he was filming officers. The City filed a motion to dismiss based on qualified immunity. Judge Lane denied the city’s motion on most causes of action including the cause of action for violation of Antonio’s first amendment rights.

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NORM SILVERMANS'S CASES

Norm saves Austin immigrant from deportation

Norm convinced the Travis County District Attorney’s office to reduce a charge of burglary of a habitation to a class b misdemeanor. The client was a young immigrant who had lived most of his life in the United States but now faced deportation to Mexico. Two other lawyers before Norm attempted to convince the State to reduce the charge. Norm took an aggresive stance preparing for trial and showing the State the problems with their case which ultimately led to the dismissal.