San Antonio Car Accident and Criminal Defense Attorney.

We help people hurt in car wrecks caused by bad drivers.  This can be a simple rear-end accident.  It can also be a car wreck caused by a drunk driver.  Or it can be a major crash with an overloaded 18-wheeler.  We handle these types of cases and everything in between.

Our goal is to make sure the insurance company treats you fairly.  We do this by following a two-step process.  First, we investigate the cause of the car accident.  In other words, we figure out who was at fault.

Second, we figure out the damages in your case.  Damages can be almost anything.  For example, damages include medical bills and expenses, loss of income, or the loss of a loved one.  We then use this amount to push for the best outcome possible.

Notably, the cause of the wreck and the damages form the backbone of your trial case. As a result, if the insurance company does not want to settle–or makes an unfairly low offer–then we will take your case to trial.  When this happens, we ask jurors to decide what is fair in your case.

We don’t get paid unless you win your case.

Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis.  This means you only pay attorney’s fees if we settle or win your case.  When we settle or win your case, then we will take a percentage of the settlement to cover the work we did.

The upside is that the client does not pay any money upfront.  And we do not get paid unless we win or settle the case. Most important of all, we will provide you with all the terms of the contingency fee in our contract.

San Antonio Criminal Law Attorney.

Our firm also handles criminal cases in San Antonio and South Texas.  We have over 20 years of experience defending people facing criminal charges in Texas.  Our service areas include San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Fredericksburg, Rock Springs, and Laredo.  If you are in this service area and charged with a crime, then we can help.

First-Time Alien Smuggling Crimes in South Texas.

On top of that, our firm helps people arrested for migrant-smuggling offenses.  To illustrate, we handle first-time alien smuggling crimes along the Texas-Mexico border.  These cases include transporting aliens, harboring aliens, aiding and abetting, and conspiracies to smuggle people.  Our services cover bond hearings, motion hearings, jury trials, plea hearings, and sentencing.

Do you do jail visits for clients arrested on Migrant Smuggling Charges in Texas?

Yes.  We visit all clients that are in jail as soon as possible.  During the jail visits, we will help them prepare for bond hearings, trial, and sentencing. In some cases, we can schedule video or phone conferences.  But this will depend on the jail policies.

Equally important, we will keep the client informed and up to date on the status of his or her case.  This means if your loved one is in jail, then we will notify the client in writing if there are any changes in the case.  And we will schedule an in-person meeting to review plea offers and discovery with each client.

What types of criminal cases do you handle in San Antonio and South Texas?

  • Felony and misdemeanor cases;
  • Federal criminal cases;
  • Motions to Revoke Probation (MTRs);
  • Supervised Release Violations;
  • DWI crimes;
  • Gun crimes; and
  • Mail and Wire Fraud cases.

San Antonio Car Wreck and Criminal Defense Lawyer.

If you are hurt in a car wreck or charged with a crime, our firm can help. We have over 20 years’ experience helping people go through the legal system after a major life event.  Most important of all, our number one goal is to help people by providing top-tier representation.  Call today for a free case evaluation.

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Practice Areas
  • Possession of Controlled Substances.
  • Smuggling of Persons in Texas.
  • DWI and DUI Defense.
  • First-Time Alien Smuggling Charges.
  • Mail and Wire Fraud.
  • Auto Accident Lawyer.
  • Personal Injury Cases.
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Gun Crimes Attorney in San Antonio.

  • Federal gun charges in South Texas;
  • 18 USC 922(g)(1) federal felon-in-possession gun crimes;
  • Tex. Pen. Code § 46.04(a) Texas felon-in-possession gun charges in San Antonio; 
  • Straw-purchase gun crimes;
  • Gun-smuggling crimes; and
  • 18 USC § 924(c) gun crimes.
San Antonio State and Federal Money Laundering Crimes Attorney Genaro R. Cortez.

Money Laundering Criminal Defense in Texas.

  • Transaction money laundering charges;
  • Transportation money laundering crimes;
  • Government sting operations;
  • Smuggling money out of the country in hidden compartments; and
  • Bulk-cash smuggling crimes.


A. L.

Genaro, worked on a serious case for me involving assault with bodily injury. He was very professional and easy to work with. He was extremely prepared and the case was dismissed! It was easy to see he handled everything like a true professional both inside and outside the court room and his pricing was very reasonable! I’ll definitely use him again, but hopefully will not have to.

V. H.

Attorney Cortez was caring, professional, affordable, well informed, and quick to respond to any of my questions by email and phone. He was well prepared and solved my case in a timely manner.

D. M.

Knowledgeable and reasonable.

R. R.

Genaro R. Cortez did an awesome job. He got me the results I was hoping for and I am very grateful.