The Law Offices of Jonathan Zendeh Del, PLLC


The Law Offices of Jonathan Zendeh Del, PLLC is a Galveston, Texas based law firm. We provide clients representation in criminal defense, family law, and personal injury cases.
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CASE RESULT - State vs. J.M - Client Arrested for DWI - CASE DISMISSED

 Galveston County DWI DUI Lawyers
Galveston County DWI DUI Lawyers

CASE RESULT - STATE OF TEXAS VS J.M. – CLIENT CHARGED WITH DWI.

RESULT: CASE DISMISSED.

J.M. was driving in Galveston County late one night when she allegedly caused a head-on collision with another vehicle, allegedly causing substantial damage to both vehicles. J.M. allegedly fled the scene and left her wrecked vehicle on the road.

The driver of the other vehicle called the police, and the police quickly arrived on the scene. The police searched J.M.’s vehicle where they found her purse, with her driver’s license, and went to J.M.’s home to arrest her for misdemeanor Driving While Intoxicated in Galveston County (“DWI”). The police entered J.M.’s home without a warrant and allegedly found J.M. hiding upstairs.

J.M. was taken back to the accident scene where she allegedly performed horribly on all three standardized field sobriety tests. J.M. was arrested and a search warrant for her blood was obtained. J.M. was taken to the hospital and her blood was drawn against her will. J.M.’s blood came back over twice the legal limit.

J.M. bonded out and immediately called our office for representation for what she thought was going to be a losing battle. We were hired on the case and immediately got to work. We requested the dashcam videos and audio recordings from police cars on the scene, but the district attorney was unable to produce them. After analyzing J.M.’s story and the officers’ statements and claims, we began poking holes in the state’s DWI case. We saw the weaknesses in the state’s DWI case and set it for trial.

Before trial, because of our representation, the district attorney dismissed the driving while intoxicated (DWI) case.

J.M. served no jail time, does not have a DWI conviction, her driver’s license will NOT be suspended, she did no probation, and she did no community service. Additionally, J.M. never had to sit for a trial.

If you have been charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Galveston County, you need an experienced Galveston County DWI defense lawyer on your side.

If you have been charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Galveston County, read our DWI page and call our office today. Calls are answered 24/7 by a live operator. Don’t wait; call today. 409-740-1111.

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Posted Mon, March 24, 2014 - 8:36:30

CASE RESULT - State vs A.B. - Client Charged with Marijuana Possession - RESULT: CASE DISMISSED

 Galveston County Pot Marijuana Weed Lawyers
Galveston County Pot Marijuana Weed Lawyers

CASE RESULT - STATE OF TEXAS VS. A.B. - Client Arrested and Charged with Possession of Marijuana

RESULT: CASE DISMISSED

A.B. was driving in Galveston County one day when an officer stopped A.B’s car because his inspection sticker was expired. For no reason, the officer asked for permission to search A.B.’s vehicle and A.B. granted permission. The officer found marijuana in the vehicle and arrested A.B. for possession of marijuana in Galveston County.

A.B. was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.

Under Texas law, a person commits the offense of possession of marijuana if he or she knowingly or intentionally possesses a useable quantity of marijuana.

A.B. bonded out of jail and called our office. We immediately got to work.

Through our representation, we were able to get the Possession of Marijuana case DISMISSED.

A.B. never had to sit for a trial, did no probation, did no jail time, and did not lose his driver’s license. The case was dismissed.

If you have been arrested for possession of marijuana in Galveston County Texas, you need an experienced Galveston County criminal defense lawyer on your side. Call our office today to discuss your options. Calls are answered 24/7.

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Posted Wed, November 27, 2013 - 1:00:45

CASE RESULT - State vs R.A. - Client Charged with Marijuana Possession - RESULT: CASE DISMISSED

 Galveston County Pot Marijuana Weed Lawyers
Galveston County Pot Marijuana Weed Lawyers

CASE RESULT - STATE OF TEXAS VS. R.A. - Client Arrested and Charged with Possession of Marijuana

RESULT: CASE DISMISSED

R.A. was driving in Galveston County one day when he was stopped for a traffic violation. The officer claimed to have smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, and R.A. was asked to exit his car. The officer asked for permission to search R.A.’s vehicle and R.A. granted permission. The officer found marijuana in the vehicle and arrested R.A. for possession of marijuana in Galveston County.

R.A. was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.

Under Texas law, a person commits the offense of possession of marijuana if he or she knowingly or intentionally possesses a useable quantity of marijuana.

R.A. bonded out of jail and called our office. We immediately got to work.

Through our representation, we were able to get the Possession of Marijuana case DISMISSED on the first court setting

R.A. never had to sit for a trial, did no probation, did no jail time, and did not lose his driver’s license. The case was dismissed.

If you have been arrested for possession of marijuana in Galveston County Texas, you need an experienced Galveston County criminal defense lawyer on your side. Call our office today to discuss your options. Calls are answered 24/7.

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Posted Wed, November 27, 2013 - 12:44:28

CASE RESULT - State vs. R.S. - Client Arrested for DWI - CASE REDUCED TO SPEEDING THEN DISMISSED

 Galveston County DWI DUI Defense Lawyers
Galveston County DWI DUI Defense Lawyers

CASE RESULT - STATE OF TEXAS VS R.S. – CLIENT CHARGED WITH DWI.

RESULT: CASE REDUCED TO SPEEDING, THEN DISMISSED.

R.S. was driving in Galveston County late one night when he was pulled over for speeding. The officer approached his vehicle claimed to have smelled a “strong odor of alcohol” emitting from R.S.’s breath. The officer ordered R.S. to exit the vehicle and attempted to perform field sobriety tests on him. R.S. was then arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Galveston County, Texas.

R.S. was booked at the Galveston County jail, bonded out and called our office for representation.

We were hired on the case and immediately got to work. We requested the dashcam videos and audio recordings from police car on the scene. After analyzing R.S.’s story, the officers’ statements, the officer’s actions, and R.S.’s actions, we began poking holes in the state’s DWI case. We saw the weaknesses in the state’s DWI case, and set it for trial.

Before trial, because of our representation, the state offered to reduce the driving while intoxicated (DWI) case to speeding (a class c misdemeanor ticket. We negotiated a deal where R.S. pleaded no contest to the speeding charge and received one day deferred adjudication on the speeding ticket. The case has subsequently been dismissed.

R.S. served no additional jail time, does not have a DWI conviction, his driver’s license will NOT be suspended, he did no probation, and he did no community service. Additionally, R.S. never had to sit for a trial. R.S. was not convicted of any offense.

If you have been charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Galveston County, you need an experienced Galveston County DWI defense lawyer on your side.

If you have been charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Galveston County, read our DWI page and call our office today. Calls are answered 24/7 by a live operator. Don’t wait; call today. 409-740-1111.

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Posted Wed, November 27, 2013 - 12:22:36

CASE RESULT - State vs. J.W. - Client Blew .301, Arrested for DWI - CASE REDUCED TO OBSTRUCTION

 Galveston County DWI DUI Defense Lawyers
Galveston County DWI DUI Defense Lawyers

CASE RESULT - STATE OF TEXAS VS J.W. – CLIENT ALLEGEDLY DROVE CAR INTO HOUSE, BLEW .301, ARRESTED FOR DWI.

RESULT: CASE REDUCED TO OBSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAY.

J.W. was driving one day when he allegedly caused his vehicle to leave the road and drive into a portion of a home. The police quickly arrived on the scene and J.W. was accused of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).

J.W. performed field sobriety tests and was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Galveston County, Texas. J.W. also consented to a give a sample of his breath. J.W.'s breath result was .301, which is nearly four times the legal limit of .08 in Texas. J.W. was booked in the Galveston County jail. J.W. bonded out and immediately called our office for representation.

We were hired on the case and immediately got to work. We requested the dashcam videos from all of the police cars on the scene. After analyzing the officers’ actions, we began poking holes in the state’s DWI case.

Before trial, because of our representation, the state offered to reduce the driving while intoxicated (DWI) case to “obstruction of a highway” (an offense committed when a person obstructs a highway, street, sidewalk, railway, waterway, elevator, aisle, hallway, entrance, or exit to which the public or a substantial group of the public has access, or any other place used for the passage of persons, vehicles, or conveyances).

J.W. took the deal. J.W. served no additional jail time, does not have a DWI conviction, and his driver’s license will not be suspended. Additionally, J.W. was never charged with the accident. J.W. never had to sit for a trial.

If you have been charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Galveston County (Bayou Vista, Clear Lake Shores, Dickinson, Friendswood, Galveston, Hitchcock, Jamaica Beach, Kemah, La Marque, League City, Santa Fe, Texas City, Tiki Island, Bacliff, Bolivar Peninsula, San Leon, Algoa, Bayview, Crystal Beach, Gilchrist, High Island, or Port Bolivar), you need an experienced Galveston County DWI defense lawyer on your side.

If you have been charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Galveston County, read our DWI page and call our office today. Calls are answered 24/7 by a live operator. Don’t wait; call today. 409-740-1111.


Posted Wed, October 02, 2013 - 10:59:00

CASE RESULT - State vs C.P. - Client Charged with Cocaine Possession - RESULT: CASE DISMISSED

 Galveston Cocaine Lawyers
Galveston Cocaine Lawyers

CASE RESULT - STATE OF TEXAS VS. C.P. - Client Arrested and Charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine)

RESULT: CASE DISMISSED

C.P. was home late one evening when police came to the door. C.P. allowed the police to search his home. The police officers found cocaine in the living room, and C.P. was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).

C.P. bonded out of jail and called our office. We immediately got to work, saw the faults in the case, and set it for trial.

Through our zealous representation, we were able to get the Possession of a Controlled Substance case DISMISSED before trial

C.P. never had to go to trial.

If you have been arrested for possession of a controlled substance in Galveston County Texas, you need an experienced Galveston County criminal defense lawyer on your side. Call our office today to discuss your options. Calls are answered 24/7.


Posted Fri, May 24, 2013 - 2:45:21

IN THE NEWS - Check out an article about a case that we filed

Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle
"Lawsuit: Teenage girl raped during rehearsals for opera production"

Article Credit: Houston Chronicle


Posted Thu, December 20, 2012 - 2:10:26

Galveston Declares No Refusal Weekend During Mardi Gras 2014 - Galveston DWI Lawyer

 Galveston DWI DUI Lawyers
Galveston DWI DUI Lawyers

Galveston County Declares "No Refusal Weekend" During Mardi Gras 2014

Mardi gras is a fun time for Galveston. Galveston hosts the third largest mardi gras celebration in the country. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend this year, especially considering the nice weather that is expected.

This year Galveston County has decided to participate in a "No Refusal Weekend" for driving while intoxicated (DWI) during both weekends of mardi gras. Under the no refusal program, if an officer has probable cause to believe that you are driving while intoxicated in Galveston County then he may apply for a search warrant for your blood. A mobile station with a prosecutor and judge will be preparing and signing search warrants for the blood draws.

If you have been pulled over for DWI in Galveston County, you need an experienced Galveston DWI defense lawyer. Read more info on Driving While Intoxicated, then call our office to discuss your options. Also read your blog entry entitled "Arrested for DWI in Galveston County, Texas - KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AND KNOW THE LAW".

If you are arrested for driving while intoxicated in Galveston, you have only 15 days after the arrest to request a hearing on the suspension of your driver's license. Contrary to popular belief, your driver's license is not automatically suspended.

Call our office if you are caught having too much fun during mardi gras on Galveston Island.

Our phones are answered 24/7 and a live receptionist is waiting for your call. Don't delay, seek competent legal representation today.  (409) 740-1111.


Posted Fri, February 21, 2014 - 10:04:33

Johnson v. State - Defendant Was Detained And Entitled to Fourth Amendment Protections

The officer's actions in using a loud authoritative voice to speak with the defendant, asking "what's going on," and demanding identification, manifested a detention that implicated Fourth Amendment protections. Johnson v. State, No. PD-0209-12 (Tex.Crim.App. Dec 11, 2013).

On review of the denial of the defendant’s motion to suppress evidence that led to his marijuana conviction, the Court of Appeals erred in holding that the officer did not detain the defendant.

The Court of Criminal Appeals, the highest criminal court in the State of Texas, held that under the totality of the circumstances, as properly reviewed de novo, a reasonable person would not have felt free to leave.

The officer shined a high-beam spotlight onto a the defendant, who was sitting in a parked vehicle, and parked the police car in such a way as to at least partially block the vehicle such that the defendant would have had to "maneuver" around the police car to drive away. The officer also used a "loud authoritative voice" in speaking with the defendant, asking "what's going on," and demanded identification. Given these facts, under the totality of the circumstances, the defendant was “detained” for fourth amendment purposes.

The Court of Criminal Appeals reversed the Court of Appeals and remanded the case to the Court of Appeals to consider the trial court's determination that officer had reasonable suspicion to detain the defendant, and to decide whether that detention was valid.


Posted Tue, January 14, 2014 - 7:21:28

Galveston County Declares No Refusal Weekend During 2013 - 2014 Holidays - Galveston DWI Lawyer

 Galveston County DWI DUI Lawyers
Galveston County DWI DUI Lawyers

Galveston County has again this year declared the holidays a "no refusal weekend" now through the beginning of the new year (2014). During a no refusal weekend, judges, prosecutors, and nurses will be on standby to sign warrants and draw your blood if you are suspected of drinking and driving.

If you were pulled over by a police officer who suspected that you may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you may have been subjected to a blood draw. Just because the state got a warrant for your blood doesn’t automatically make it admissible in court;  that is just the beginning of the fight.

If you have been charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Galveston County (Bayou Vista, Clear Lake Shores, Dickinson, Friendswood, Galveston, Hitchcock, Jamaica Beach, Kemah, La Marque, League City, Santa Fe, Texas City, Tiki Island, Bacliff, Bolivar Peninsula, San Leon, Algoa, Bayview, Crystal Beach, Gilchrist, High Island, or Port Bolivar), you need an experienced Galveston County DWI defense lawyer on your side.

If you have been charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Galveston County, read our DWI page and call our office today. Calls are answered 24/7 by a live operator. Don’t wait; call today. 409-740-1111.

What should you do if you have already been arrested for DWI during the holidays? CLICK HERE http://www.galvestonjustice.com/dwi/


Posted Sat, December 28, 2013 - 6:59:16
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