Please feel free to contact us if you have a question about any legal problem outside of our specific practice areas. Although we may not handle the case, we may be able to get you the answer you seek or refer your case to an attorney in that field to get you the help you need.

At Peter & Lanzillo, PLLC, we are committed to providing you with excellent legal representation in the following areas.

We offer Criminal Defense for the following:


  • State Jail Felonies
  • 3rd Degree Felonies
  • 2nd Degree Felonies
  • 1st Degree Felonies


  • Class C Misdemeanors
  • Class B Misdemeanors
  • Class A Misdemeanors
  • Arson
  • Bribery
  • Burglary
  • Capital murder
  • Computer Crime
  • Criminally negligent homicide
  • Criminal mischief
  • Embezzlement
  • Espionage
  • False statements
  • Federal drug charges
  • Fraud
  • Felony DWI
  • Grand theft
  • Harboring an alien
  • Homicide
  • Kidnapping
  • Manslaughter
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Perjury
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Racketeering
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Tax fraud
  • Theft
  • Treason
  • Weapons charges


Texas has three classifications of misdemeanors. Class C, the lowest, includes charges such as:
  • Simple assault
  • Bail jumping
  • Criminal trespass
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Failure to identify

  • Gambling
  • Public intoxication
  • Bad checks
  • Leaving child in vehicle
  • Shoplifting or other petty theft

The penalty for conviction of a Class C misdemeanor can be a fine and/or up to 180 days of community service.

Class B misdemeanors include offenses such as:

  • DWI first offense
  • Disorderly conduct with a firearm
  • Child enticement
  • Failure to pay child support
  • False reports or fake 911 calls

  • Indecent exposure
  • Prostitution
  • Terroristic threats
  • Minor drug possession
  • Vandalism

If convicted of a Class B misdemeanor, you may face up to 180 days in jail, a fine of up to $2,000 and/or up to three years of probation.

Class A misdemeanors include:

  • Assault
  • Burglary of vehicles or vending machines
  • Cruelty to animals
  • DWI second offense
  • Violating terms of protective orders

  • Perjury
  • Possession of a firearm in violation of a family violence order
  • Public lewdness
  • Resisting arrest
  • Unlawful restraint

If you are convicted of committing a Class A misdemeanor, you face up to one year in the county jail, a fine of up to $4,000 and/or up to three years of probation.

The Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Program is a civil administrative process unrelated to criminal court proceedings. The ALR Program applies to individuals arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) and refuse to take or fail a blood or breath test.

Individuals who refuse or fail a blood or breath test following an arrest for DWI may have their driver license suspended from 90 days to 2 years. Refusal or failure of this test will also result in an automatic one-year disqualification for individuals with a commercial driver license.

An occupational license, also called an essential need license, is a special type of restricted license issued to individuals whose driver license has been suspended, revoked or denied for certain offenses other than medical or delinquent child support.

NOTE: Individuals may still qualify for an occupational license even if their driver license has been suspended for surcharges.

An occupational license authorizes the operation of a non-commercial motor vehicle in connection with an individual’s:

School-related activities, or
Performance of essential household duties.

Examples of Family Law include:

  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Contested Divorce
  • Set, Enforce, or Modify Child Custody & Visitation
  • Set, Enforce, or Modify Child Support
  • Modifications of all other orders
  • Post-Divorce Division of Property

  • Grandparent Possession & Access
  • Paternity Matters
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Adoption (Including Step-Parent Adoption)
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Name Change


Examples of Personal Injury are:

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Slip-And-Falls
  • Premises Claims
  • Dangerous/Defective Products
  • Explosions and Burns

  • Construction Accidents & Industrial Injuries
  • Trucking & 18-Wheeler Accidents
  • Assault & Battery
  • Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
  • Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress


  • Simple Will Preparation
  • Medical Power of Attorney
  • Durable (Financial) Power of Attorney
  • Advanced Directives to Physicians and Family (Living Will) a.k.a. Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders
  • HIPAA Authorization Release

  • Guardianship Declaration
  • Guardianship Application
  • Trusts
  • Spend-Thrift Trusts



For any dispute where the parties feel an agreement can be met outside of court