Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer
Houston criminal defense lawyer Earl D. Musick has been a licensed attorney in Texas since 1999 and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Earl holds a law degree from South Texas College of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston.
Earl Musick is a native Houstonian. Before becoming a criminal defense lawyer, Earl was a highly decorated Houston police officer. Earl spent over twenty-eight years working in the investigative divisions of the Houston Police Department. Over nine of those investigative years were spent in the Special Crimes Bureau of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. With his years of investigative experience, Earl enjoys a unique understanding of defensive issues in criminal cases.
Earl returned to the District Attorney’s Office after retiring from the Houston Police Department as a lieutenant and became a Harris County Prosecutor. He spent over four years in the District Attorney’s Office as a lead trial lawyer. As a prosecutor, Earl served in county courts, juvenile courts, and district courts as both a trial lawyer and a supervisor, handling many criminal and juvenile trials with excellent success. Throughout his careers, Earl has seen and worked criminal cases from every aspect: investigation, prosecution, and defense. It is this tremendous amount of experience that he brings to your legal defense team.
Over the years, Earl Musick has seen first hand the awesome power of the State of Texas. Although some lawyers will underestimate this power, Earl realizes how intimidating and overreaching the government can be. When charged with a criminal offense, your future, integrity, and liberty are all on the line. Earl’s hard work, dedication, and experience allow him to stand up against the mighty powers of the State and prevail.
Earl works closely with various criminal defense lawyers and organizations throughout Texas, staying abreast of the ever-changing issues facing the criminal defense bar. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the College of the State Bar of Texas, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, the Houston Bar Association Criminal Law & Procedure Section and the Montgomery County Bar Association. Earl also maintains membership in Phi Delta Phi, an international legal fraternity focusing on honor and integrity.
Earl D. Musick
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense; Juvenile Criminal Law; Felonies; Misdemeanors; Sex Crimes; Sexual Assault; Theft; Drug Crimes; Criminal Investigation; Forgery; Driving While Intoxicated/Driving Under the Influence (DWI/DUI); Robbery; Burglary; Assault and Battery; White Collar Crime.
Admitted: 1999, Texas; 2003, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Law School: South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1998
College: University of Houston, B.S., cum laude, 1994
Member: State Bar of Texas; College of the State Bar of Texas; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association; Houston Bar Association Criminal Law & Procedure Section; Montgomery County Bar Association
Biography: Harris County Assistant District Attorney, 1999-2003. Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity (Vice-Magister, 1997-1998; Member, 1996-present).