Criminal Defense

A criminal defense firm dedicated to keeping our clients out of prison and at home with their families where they belong.

Don’t wait too long!

Baldemar (Val) Zuniga and his team of experienced lawyers are here to guide you through the legal process, explain your options, and work to craft the strongest defense on your behalf. We treat all of our clients with respect, understanding and compassion.

Criminal cases can be complex. Depending on the severity of the charge, they can carry a wide range of punishments. Our in-depth knowledge of the law, attention to detail and exceptional skills are used to obtain the best possible outcome be it taking the matter to trial or obtaining a dismissal.

Val and his team are respected and admired by clients for their utmost professionalism, and integrity. We are not intimidated by police, prosecutors, judges, and juries. We aggressively pursue all lines of attack in your defense.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. 
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Val and his team have earned the admiration and respect of clients for their steadfast professionalism and integrity. Fearless in the face of law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and juries, our top Houston law firm is devoted to relentlessly pursuing every viable avenue in your defense. Trust in our expertise to help you overcome legal challenges and safeguard your future. 


    About Us

    As one of the top law firms in Houston, Texas, Baldemar (Val) Zuniga and his team of accomplished legal professionals are dedicated to providing exceptional legal representation and guidance. We pride ourselves on treating every client with the respect, empathy, and compassion they deserve. 

    Zuniga Law Offices, P.C., started in 2008 to provide the best legal representation for criminal defendants in the broader Houston area and the State of Texas. Baldemar (Val) Zuniga’s experience and deep compassion for his clients help deliver favorable results. We make ourselves accessible at all times to make sure justice is served. 

    Baldemar (Val) Zuniga  Attorney at Law

    Baldemar (Val) Zuniga is a native Texan, born in Corpus Christi. While in Corpus Christi, he fell in love with the law. He found work as a legal assistant and investigator working with a team of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He assisted and gained experience working a wide range of trials, from DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) to Capital Murder.

    Val moved to Houston in 1998 and graduated from the University of Houston – Downtown, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English. He obtained his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 2005 and upon passing the Bar, began his career as Criminal Defense Attorney. He has helped thousands of clients get great results, working through an array of Criminal cases


    A drug charge, a grave offense, can lead to an extensive prison sentence. Typically, such charges result from allegations of manufacturing, altering, refilling, transporting, or dealing with illegal drugs or controlled substances. However, it's not uncommon for serious misunderstandings to arise between the accused and the legal system.


    Sexual offenses are classified into four degrees, each reflecting the severity of the crime. These crimes encompass acts such as rape, sodomy, sexual abuse, deviant sexual behavior, indecent exposure, and engaging in sexual activities with mentally incapacitated individuals or minors. Additionally, it includes instances of forced sexual abuse against individuals of any age or gender.

    Don’t get railroaded by the system!

    ACT NOW Baldemar (Val) Zuniga and his seasoned team of attorneys stand ready to guide you through the legal journey, elucidate your options, and strive to construct a robust defense for you. We approach every client with respect, understanding, and compassion.

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    A federal crime is any act that is illegal under federal law. The defendant is prosecuted by the federal court. Federal criminal cases are investigated by the following branches of the Federal government: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Secret Service


    Felony charges are serious non-violent or violent crimes. Fines imposed on felony offenses could be in the tens of thousands of dollars. Violent crimes can mean imprisonment for life. Texas approves the death penalty as punishment for capital crimes like: Drug Trafficking Espionage Murder Treason


    An arrest warrant is issued by a judge on behalf of the state to authorize the arrest and detention of a citizen for a criminal or civil charge. It can be combined with the search and seizure of personal property. In Texas, an arrest warrant has no expiration and can be served at any time, any place. An arrest warrant can be served at your home, at your job, in public places, at private parties, or anywhere an officer may recognize you. Many people are unaware of outstanding warrants until they are actually arrested.


    Navigating the complexities of criminal cases can be daunting, but our extensive knowledge of the law, unwavering attention to detail, and superior negotiation skills enable us to secure the most favorable outcomes for our clients. Whether it’s going to trial, obtaining a dismissal, or settling with a plea agreement, our Houston-based team is committed to fighting for your rights and constructing the most robust defense possible. 

    Don’t let the system overpower you! As the best attorneys in Houston, Texas, Baldemar (Val) Zuniga and his skilled team of legal experts are here to guide you through the legal process, clarify your choices, and build the most formidable defense on your behalf.

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