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Attorney Kerissa Chelkowski
Attorney Kerissa Chelkowski

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Benefit from the experience and individual attention of a former Texas prosecutor who is respected throughout the legal community.

Criminal Defense Attorney

Let a Top-Rated Texas Lawyer Protect Your Rights

The actions you take after an arrest have the potential to determine the course of your future. As a San Antonio criminal defense lawyer, I understand what a devastating impact an arrest can have on your life, and it is my goal to help you mitigate the damage, protect your reputation, and assist in getting your life back on track. You are legally innocent until proven guilty, and I want to ensure that you receive fair treatment under Texas State law.

  • – Theft, Embezzlement, Bank Fraud, Client Charged With Defrauding One of Country’s Largest Banks of Over $150,000 Dollars

    Theft, Embezzlement, Bank Fraud, client charged with defrauding one of the country’s largest banks of over $150,000 dollars, all but one count dismissed and given probation, no prison time.

  • – Possession of Marijuana

    Possession of Marijuana – Case Dismissed

  • – Felony DWI with a Child Passenger

    6 day trial Not guilty / acquittal 0.189 blood test and test positive for controlled narcotics, multiple vehicle accident, the client passed out and incoherent, video.

  • – Felony DWI – Client’’s 9th DWI Conviction

    Felony DWI – client’’s 9th DWI conviction, prior prison sentences, got client 5 years probation with rehab, offer was 15 years in prison.

  • – Federal Multi-Count Drug Conspiracy Over 5 KG of Cocaine

    Federal multi-count drug conspiracy over 5 kg of cocaine western district of Texas, client given misdemeanor conviction and probation.

  • – Federal Multi-Count Drug Conspiracy

    Federal multi-count drug conspiracy including multi-defendant, western district of Texas, client repeat offender prior federal prison terms, dismissed all but one count and given probation no prison time

  • – Federal Drug Trafficking

    Federal Drug Trafficking Appeal – Overturned Sentence

  • – DWI

    DWI Motion to Dismiss Lack of Speedy Trial – Case Dismissed

  • – DWI

    DWI Child Passenger – Case Dismissed

  • – 18 Counts of Conspiracy, Obstruction of Justice, Money Laundering, Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering and Failure to File Tax

    Client part of multi-defendant indictment which included 18 counts of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, money laundering, conspiracy to commit money laundering and failure to file tax returns. 15 day-long jury trial in federal court in the southern district of texas. After 14 hours of deliberations, my client was acquitted on all charges while the other defendants were found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

  • Assault Crimes

  • Domestic Violence

  • Drug Crimes

  • Drug Paraphernalia

  • White Collar Crimes

  • Violent Crimes

  • Sex Crimes

  • Theft Crimes

  • DWI

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Aggressive Representation for Your Case

I go to great lengths to win my clients’ cases, and I am ready to take immediate action to defend you against whatever charges you face. My style involves a combination of personable and knowledgeable argumentation, along with dynamite advocacy on behalf of my clients.

My personalized approach has earned me the sincere appreciation of my clients, and I have come to represent entire families in one capacity or another. Additionally, it has allowed for a successful track record including charge reductions and case dismissals.

What Sets My Firm Apart?

Contact me as soon as possible for a free and confidential case evaluation so that you can tell me your side of the story and learn about your legal options. From that point, should I be the right fit for your case, I will be your dedicated personal advocate.

Whether you have been falsely accused or you simply made a serious mistake, you deserve the best available legal defense. Let me guide you through the process and fight to achieve the best possible outcome. Contact the Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski now to discuss your case with a San Antonio criminal defense attorney.

Tried, and won, numerous cases with a nearly perfect rate of success.

Included in Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ for six consecutive years.

Former prosecutor with the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office.

Awarded a 10.0 Superb rating by Avvo.

Listed as one of the Best Lawyers in San Antonio in SA Monthly.

Former Prosecutor, Magistrate Judge

  • Kerrisa was amazing! I found myself in a very unfortunate situation and I was panicked to say the least. Kerrisa made me feel very comfortable talking with her and she kept me informed about my options. We went to trial on a VERY tough case and she won. Everyone in the courtroom responds to her…

    – Former Client

  • I appreciated the time and attention you gave me during my case. Your assuring words and compassionate ways brought peace to my spirit during this difficult time. You represented me with great honesty and fairness.

    – A.N.

  • I wanted to send this invitation to my college graduation because without you this would have never been possible!Thank you for everything!

    – SV

  • I just wanted to say thank you, for your hard work on my case. I appreciate the time you took to even take it. Thank you so much!

    – K.M.

  • THANK YOU for all that you have done!!

    – E.S.

  • Kerrisa, Thanks you’re an angel. Just a quick Thank you for everything you have done for me. We have never met anyone more caring and devoted to their clients as you. Your warmth and wisdom has helped us through some very challenging times. I thank God for bringing you into our lives when we truly…

    – V.M.

  • Since I was new to Texas I really didn’t have a reference for a lawyer. I just googled DWI or criminal lawyer and your results showed up at the top along with a few other lawyers. I actually only clicked on yours and went right to your “credentials”. What struck me was the amount of…

    – Former Client

Hear it From Our Happy Clients

Immediately after your arrest, you should contact me for a free consultation. During your confidential consultation, you will be able to tell me your side of the story without any worry of incriminating yourself, and you will have the opportunity to ask all your questions about the case.

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