Stop what you’re doing right now. Before you get too involved with a Houston criminal defense attorney, you can save yourself a lot of anxiety by finding out what the attorney’s specialty is. Everyone has a specialty, even though you are looking for a criminal defense lawyer. The legal profession has a lot of different areas of expertise and finding one in the area that you’ve been charged with is critical to your case. You shouldn’t waste your time or money with anyone who isn’t very well versed in the laws revolving around your particular (alleged) crime.