Good people sometimes find themselves in difficult or unexpected situations. If you have been arrested or charged with a criminal offense in the State of Texas, make sure you have a committed and experienced criminal defense attorney on your side to protect your rights. At Blackburn Betts, we pride ourselves in being there to help our clients understand their legal situation and provide quality and affordable legal representation. Contact Us today for a free case evaluation.
Have you been arrested for a crime in the Travis County area? If so, you cannot afford to waste time when it comes to finding the right criminal defense attorney. Even minor offenses can often cause irreparable damage to your future. The most important decision you could make is to contact Blackburn Betts today. When your freedom is on the line you need experienced criminal defense attorneys on your side to protect your rights and fight for you.
A native Texan, after finishing high school here in Austin, Mr. Blackburn did his undergraduate studies at Trinity University in San Antonio where he obtained degrees in both History and Economics. His undergraduate studies were supplemented with a semester at American University's prestigious Criminal Justice Program in Washington D.C. where he also clerked for the US Senate's Judiciary Committee.
After college Mr. Blackburn came back to Austin to attend law school at The University of Texas where he was honored with the Presidential Scholarship in Law based on his academic excellence and commitment to the school's leading law journal. Due to his scholastic achievements in law school Ben was one of a select few who were invited to participate in Golden Gate University's summer law program on international criminal law in Bangkok, Thailand. Before he even graduated law school he won his first Not Guilty jury verdict and ever since then he has devoted his entire law practice to defending the citizen accused and upholding the rights guaranteed by the constitution.
In addition to having a passion for helping his clients with their legal matters Ben also enjoys hunting, fishing, and volunteering his time for community projects.
A northerner by birth, Mr. Betts found his love for Texas while attending law school at the University of Texas - Austin. While in law school, Mr. Betts focused his training on advocacy through moot court and mock trial competitions, winning tournaments and best advocate awards in the process. He served as editor-in-chief of the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal and has been published in the Texas Review of Law and Politics on the topic of judicial campaign donations.
Having formerly worked with the Travis County Attorney's Office, Mr. Betts quickly found that his true passion lay in representing and defending citizens accused on the other side of the bar. Mr. Betts received his B.S. in Chemistry from University of Chicago, a major which might to some seem incongruous with a career in criminal defense, however, he has found it to be highly applicable in the defense of DWI's, drug prosecutions, and with the increased prevalence of scientific evidence and expert testimony in all cases, his scientific perspective has proven invaluable to clients with cases of all varieties.
As an active participant in the defense community, Mr. Betts is a member of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, ultimate frisbee, and molecular gastronomy.
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