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Samuel E. Bassett

1100 Guadalupe Street
Austin, Texas 78701

888-981-0046

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Divorce, Criminal Law, Family Law

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Sam has extensive trial experience in criminal and family law courts throughout Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1988. He has been Board Certified in Criminal Law since 1994. Sam practices primarily criminal and family law. Sam has been voted by his peers to be included in the Best Lawyers In America and Texas Monthly’s Superlawyers publications. He also holds the highest rating possible by Martindale-Hubbel. In 2014, the publication Best Lawyers in America designated Sam as Lawyer of the Year for Austin, Texas in the area of criminal defense.


Sam is licensed in State and Federal court. Sam was appointed by the Governor of Texas to the Texas Forensic Science Commission in 2005, where he served as its Presiding Officer until September, 2009. Sam frequently teaches trial advocacy at continuing education events for attorneys. He also served on the State Bar of Texas Grievance Panel for District 9 from 2004 until 2010. Sam presently serves as President of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.


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  • 2018 - Awarded Lawyer of the Year for Criminal Defense by Best Lawyers in America

  • 2010-2013 – Presidential Award – Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

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Texas Protective Orders: Criminal and Family Law Attorney Answers Questions

Samuel Bassett | 888-981-0046 | Schedule Your Consult Today “That’s what typically leads to these protective orders; violence or threats of violence. Once that starts happening you put yourself in legal jeopardy.” In cases involving allegations of domestic violence, t... […]

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What to Do if You Were Arrested for DUI With a Kid in the Car

If you are arrested for driving under the influence with a minor or child under the age of 15 in the vehicle, not only might you face normal DUI penalties, but you may also be charged with child endangerment and it could even result in loss of custody of the child. While loss of custody is not the m... […]

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Divorce During COVID-19: How Coronavirus Affects Child Custody, Child Support, and Divorce

Attorney Samuel Bassett | 888-981-0046 | Schedule Your Consult Today “Transparency with your spouse, even if you’re going to divorce them is the best if that’s possible.” It’s a common concern during the COVID-19 pandemic: how is th... […]

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What to Do if You Are Arrested for Protesting

First, it’s important to know that under the First Amendment, citizens are allowed to gather together and express their views through protest. However, the government is also allowed to apply some specific restrictions to protests. If you feel that your rights have been violated, it’s important t... […]

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What to Do if You Were Arrested for DUI With a Kid in the Car

What to Do if You Were Arrested for DUI With a Kid in the Car

If you are arrested for driving under the influence with a minor or child under the age of 15 in the vehicle, not only might you face normal DUI penalties, but you may also be charged with child endangerment and it could even result in loss of custody of the child. While loss of custody is not the most common penalty for these charges, in case of a future custody dispute, it could be extremely impactful in the judge’s decision. If you were arrested for a DUI with a minor in the car, reach out to a defense attorney as soon as possible to discuss your situation. There are ways to defend against these charges, especially if the charges are wrongful. Is there a reason to challenge the traffic s... […]

What to Do if You Are Arrested for Protesting

What to Do if You Are Arrested for Protesting

First, it’s important to know that under the First Amendment, citizens are allowed to gather together and express their views through protest. However, the government is also allowed to apply some specific restrictions to protests. If you feel that your rights have been violated, it’s important to write down everything that happened exactly as you remember it. This could later help a legal team piece together what happened and prove if a violation of protesters’ rights occurred. Criminal defense attorneys are well-versed in your rights and will be able to identify if a violation occurred and will have the experience and resources necessary to fight an unjust charge. If approached by poli... […]