An attorney at Benavides & Serrano, PLLC, Eric Benavides focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense matters, and his experience extends to personal injury and wrongful death litigation as well. Based in Houston, Texas, he provides representation to clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Admitted to practice before all Texas state courts since 2008, Mr. Benavides is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and he is fluent in both English and Spanish.In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Benavides provides effective advocacy for people who have been charged by the state or federal government with having committed misdemeanor or felony offenses. The types of cases that he has handled during his career have included driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, domestic violence, possession of child pornography, sexual assault, indecent exposure, drug possession, theft and aggravated robbery, among others. Mr. Benavides has been able to obtain successful results for his clients, through dismissals, acquittals and the negotiation of favorable plea agreements with the prosecution. His successful track record and high degree of ethics have led to a great deal of recognition from his colleagues, including a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, he has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 on several occasions, and he has appeared on Houstonia magazine's annual Top Lawyers List.As an undergraduate, Mr. Benavides attended The University of Texas at Austin and received a Bachelor of Science in 2004. He then pursued his legal education at the Texas Tech University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2008. His professional memberships include the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association and the National College for DUI Defense, Inc.