Paul Darrow is a former Assistant Criminal District Attorney who has dedicated himself to criminal defense law.


Paul will personally handle your case from start to finish. We strive to return all calls and emails the same day.


Every client is like family. Because of our willingness to go to trial and fight for our clients, we get exceptional results.

Houston Criminal Defense Attorney

In the United States justice system, you are innocent until proven guilty. If you’ve been accused of a crime, Houston criminal lawyer Paul Darrow, can help you explore your rights and fight your charges. As a former Assistant Criminal District Attorney who has dedicated himself to criminal defense law, Paul has extensive experience  handling all types of criminal charges ranging from misdemeanors to felonies.

The Darrow Law Firm has a reputation for providing top-notch, quality representation. We recognize that every person, and every criminal prosecution, is unique. We tailor our practice to the individual needs of each and every client. Our ethics, skill and knowledge will help you obtain the best possible results.

The Texas criminal defense process may be difficult and confusing, especially for someone unfamiliar with the law.

Depending on the type of crime you are accused of, the amount of evidence, and local laws, the process could take a few weeks or even several years. Often, this includes interviews with police, booking, bail hearing, jury trial, and, if necessary, sentencing and appeals. There are important legal implications every step of the way, and by working with the Darrow Law Firm you can help protect your rights at every step. Most of our clients have never been in trouble with the law before. Criminal attorney Paul Darrow will personally handle your case from start to finish.

If you are facing criminal charges, your reputation, freedom, and future may be at stake.

We can help if you are facing criminal charges such as:

  • Assault & Battery
  • Possession of bath salts
  • Sales of bath salts
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Pornography
  • Conspiracy
  • Domestic violence, spousal abuse
  • Drug distribution charges
  • Drug possession charges
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Drug Manufacturing
  • Other drug charges
  • Drunk & Disorderly Conduct
  • DWI (Driving While Intoxicated or driving under the influence of drugs or narcotics)
  • Ecstacy Possession
  • Ecstacy Sales
  • Embezzlement
  • Federal conspiracy charges
  • Federal drug charges
  • Federal weapons charges
  • Felonies
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Gun or weapon charges
  • Hit & Run Accidents
  • Homicide
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Kidnapping charges
  • Marijuana cultivation
  • Marijuana intent to distribute
  • Marijuana possession
  • Marijuana sales
  • Meth (methamphetamine) possession
  • Meth sales
  • Money Laundering
  • Misdemeanors
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Possession of Controlled Substance
  • Probation violations
  • Prostitution
  • Racketeering
  • Record Expungement
  • Theft, Burglary, & Robbery
  • Traffic Tickets Division
  • Vandalism
  • Vehicular Manslaughter

Crime in Houston

There are many crimes in Houston committed every year according to data from the FBI (the source of the charts and table below).

Houston Crimes Bar Chart

Violent Crime 22,008
Murder/Manslaughter 242
Rape 812
Robbery 10,186
Aggravated Assault 10,768
Property Crime 104,197
Burglary 21,629
Larceny-Theft 68,125
Motor Vehicle Theft 14,443

However remember this: YOU ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. With every criminal case we handle, our goal is to provide you the very best defense and advice possible. Some criminal lawyers will tell you whatever you want to hear just to get your case. At our office you can count on us to give you an honest evaluation of your current situation and let you know what your options are.

When Should You Call a Defense Attorney?

You should call right away if you have been charged with a crime. We can help from the earliest stages of a criminal case to the end. Being arrested or receiving a misdemeanor summons is the beginning of a very difficult journey for the accused. The charge can be burdensome and embarrassing. In the worst case, the accused will have to go to prison. Attorney Darrow understands how this can affect his clients life on many levels. He knows the importance of keeping his clients informed of all the circumstances surrounding his or her case and is committed to fighting for his clients freedom and reputation.

Whether you have been already accused of a crime or know that charges are imminent, it is important to get a Houston criminal defense attorney involved as soon as possible to avoid incriminating yourself. It is important to develop a defense strategy while the details of the case are still fresh in your mind and while you still are able to remember any important witnesses. The cornerstone of an effective criminal defense is going to be the lawyer-client relationship. Our attorney believes that in order to have the most effective relationship possible trust and respect are required. We offer a free initial consultation so that both lawyer and client can meet and decide if they want to form a lawyer-client relationship.

We have the experience to prepare and aggressively fight your case, as well as the knowledge, skills, and relationships to successfully negotiate a favorable disposition. Paul believes in finding one area of the law and doing it better than anyone else. Thats why his law practice is devoted 100% to criminal defense. He is committed to providing his clients with an honesty and zealous representation, along with regular communication. The tremendous difficulties that accompany criminal charges both in and out of the courtroom can become overwhelming. Choosing the right attorney is one of the most important decisions you can make. Paul Darrow has the experience to protect your constitutional rights in a court of law.

If you have been accused with a crime and are faced with arrest, exercise your right to remain silent and contact the Paul Darrow Law Firm today.

Don’t talk to police or prosecutors without an attorney present. At Darrow Law, you can be assured of being believed, being treated with dignity, and being presumed innocent. When we get involved early on, there is a great deal we can do to avoid charges being filed, negotiate for reduced charges, or work out an alternative to jail time that may allow charges to be dropped later, once alternative intervention is completed. Call us today at 713-641-5300. Your initial consultation is free.