A Defender Who Knows

How To Beat The


I used to be a police officer and a prosecutor. Now I defend against DWI and criminal charges.

Once On Their Side,
Now On Your Side fighting for you

Courtrooms and police departments know the name of James S. Angelino. As a former police officer and prosecuting attorney, I know exactly how they will build a case against you – and what mistakes they will make.

I will counsel you on the strengths and weaknesses of your situation and advise you of what to expect in the courtroom, should a trial become necessary. Criminal convictions are serious, and I am not afraid to fight on your behalf.

If you are looking for the person other lawyers go to for offenses in Denton County, Collin County or Dallas County, you’ve come to the right place.

Complete Investigation
Of Your Case

I investigate each client’s case, making an independent determination of all the evidence, possible defenses and credibility of witnesses. I also determine whether your constitutional rights were violated.

~ Experienced Criminal Defense ~



Drug Charges

Drug Charges

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

My Goals In Serving You

  • Finding any flaws in your case
  • Determining if your rights were violated (reasonable suspicion, probable cause, illegal search and seizure)
  • Guaranteeing that your rights are protected in the future
  • Negotiating the best possible outcome, even in the face of overwhelming evidence

For Veterans

I am proud to offer discounted rates for veterans of the armed forces. As a Bronze Star recipient and current lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve JAG Corps, I thank you for your service.