Bryan–College Station Criminal Defense Lawyer

Serving Brazos County Residents

If You've Been Charged With A Crime Anywhere in Brazos County, We Can Help


If you’ve been charged with a crime in Bryan-College Station or anywhere in Brazos County, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney who will protect your rights and advocate for you in court. Without our help, you could easily be caught off-guard by little-known laws and be forced to face harsh penalties. In these situations, having a license to practice law is not enough. You need a lawyer with years of experience who knows how to secure the best possible outcome on your behalf.

Our firm was established by former Chief Prosecutor and former State District Court Judge, E.R. (Ned) Turnbull. With this experience, he is uniquely equipped to successfully navigate the complexities involved in the criminal justice process. Being able to understand the perspective of each major party in your case (the judge, the prosecution and of course the defense) gives you an advantage in the courtroom that very few lawyers in Bryan-College Station can boast.

If you’ve been charged with a crime and need legal help, contact Turnbull Legal Group today for a free and confidential case review.


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Hiring an aggressive attorney is one of the most important decisions you will make. The consequences of a conviction can be devastating, so don’t leave the protection of your rights to someone without extensive criminal defense experience. Read this page to learn why you should hire Turnbull Legal Group if you are facing criminal charges.



Your future is too important to leave to an attorney without experience. In the legal field, the “10 year rule” suggests people shouldn’t hire an attorney without at least 10 years of experience. Our lead attorney, E.R. (Ned) Turnbull, has over 25 years working on all sides of the courtroom and his broad experience and track record have earned him a 10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo.



Asking a criminal attorney about their experience with cases similar to yours is helpful in two ways. First, you will better understand what to expect, and second, you will have a feel for the attorney’s knowledge of your situation and if they have successfully defended against that particular charge before. The more experience an attorney has, the more effective your defense strategy will be.


Cases We Handle

At Turnbull Legal Group we offer creative solutions and highly personalized service to each of our valued clients in Bryan-College Station, TX and throughout Brazos County. Our goal is to expand your options for a positive result while minimizing your risk to long term consequences for your career, your education or your family. We defend adults, juveniles, professionals, college students, military personnel, public employees, and anyone else who faces serious charges in state or federal court.

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Hear what our former clients have to say about working with Turnbull Legal Group. Our firm has gained a reputation for excellence over the years, having successfully defended thousands of clients.

Frequently asked questions

  • What can I expect if I'm represented by Turnbull Legal Group?

  • What happens after a person is arrested?

  • Does a person have to speak to the police after arrested?

  • Is hiring a lawyer expensive?

What can I expect if I'm represented by Turnbull Legal Group?

The best representation at your service.

If you find yourself charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, choosing the best criminal defense lawyer to help you resolve your case is a top priority. By choosing TLG, you are choosing experienced attorneys who will aggressively represent you. The attorneys at TLG always prepare by analyzing your case facts (including the offense report, supplements, available discovery, and your possible criminal history) and then summarize that information in a written Case Summary that is shared with you. By preparing this document, it allows our attorneys to identify possible issues and defensive strategies. Our attorneys have diverse backgrounds and experince, from Gideon’s Promise to former TDCJ attorneys, who will either prepare a Mitigation Letter to persuade the District Attorney of any mitigating factors in your case, or create a Challenge Letter outlining the weakness in the prosecution’s case. These letters are an important negotiation tool that can potentially convince a prosecutor to either reduce the charge, or think twice about pursuing a trial. Facing the full force of the government can be a stressful time, and we at TLG understand how unnerving that can be and that is why we pride ourselves on being accessible to our clients. Our attorneys and staff are here to treat you with professionalism and compassion during this uncertain time.

What happens after a person is arrested?

Everything can change after an arrest.

After a person has been arrested and charges have been accepted by the District Attorney, it is time to act fast. The State has endless resources at their disposal to build their case against you. It is imperative that you retain an attorney who can begin to prepare your case and advocate for you. In some cases, an attorney can prepare a Grand Jury packet to present to the Grand Jury before you are even formally indicted, resulting in a No Bill (where the Grand Jury decides that there is not enough evidence to formally charge you). In other cases, especially in DWIs, delaying counsel can have costly consequences since there are deadlines that start from the moment of your arrest, such as administrative driver’s license suspension hearings.

Does a person have to speak to the police after arrested?

Its important for you to know your rights.

One of the most fundamental rights embedded in the US Constitution is the Sixth Amendment, the right to counsel. The prosecution has every law enforcement agency at their disposal, from skilled investigators to detectives trained in interrogations, and rest assured the District Attorney is going to use these resources. Before speaking to the police, assert your right to counsel. While you have certain rights enumerated, the right to remain silent and the right not to incriminate yourself, there are many complexities in applying these rights and what you say can be used against you. It is important that you exercise your right to counsel by hiring a competent attorney that can stand by your side against the vast resources of the State and that can help you navigate through all the legal complexities in applying your right to due process. At Turnbull Legal Group, we fight to make the State prove its case.

Is hiring a lawyer expensive?

Our consultations are free. Call us as soon as possible.

This is one of the most common questions asked during case consultations. At Turnbull Legal Group, we offer a variety of fees and are also able to arrange a payment structure that works for you. Our fees are written out in the contract, and we always review the fees with you beforehand, in detail, ensuring that there are no unexpected surprises. Our fees are based on the complexity of the case and on the experience of our attorneys. Once you sign a retainer agreement, you’ll get a peace of mind knowing that your legal problems are in the hands of experienced professionals.



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218 North Main Street
Bryan, TX 77803

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333 Simonton Street
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Conroe, TX 77301

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