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Defenders Of The Defenseless
When you have been charged with a crime, you need to know that police and prosecutors are not on your side. You need the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Peter & Lanzillo, PLLC, to help you protect your rights.
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In Court Nearly Every Day Fighting For
Our Clients

Peter & Lanzillo, PLLC, is a criminal defense law firm based in Plano, Texas. Our firm is led by attorneys Sminu “Sim” Peter and Johnny Lanzillo, who collectively have over 15 years of experience fighting for the rights of those who face state or federal criminal charges. Together our attorneys have handled over 1,000 cases since starting the firm, and are in court almost every day fighting for clients.
Both of our attorneys work together on each case we take on, bouncing ideas and defense strategies off one another as they build your defense. Both Sminu and Johnny take their obligations to you seriously, in that they are the last line of defense before the state or federal government takes away your freedom. Know that we are going to work tirelessly to protect your rights at all times.

In Court Nearly Every Day Fighting For Our Clients

Criminal Defense
We provide an aggressive defense for individuals charged with state or federal crimes in Texas.
DWI
If you have been arrested for DWI, put our experienced attorneys on your side.
Sex Crimes
We help you protect your rights and defend against having to register as a sex offender.

THC Waxes

We defend individuals charged with crimes related to possession of THC substances. 

Drug Offenses
From simple possession to manufacturing and trafficking, we can help you explore your defense options.
Weapons Charges
If you are facing state or federal weapons offenses, our team will work tirelessly to help you build a strong defense.
Theft
We handle crimes relating to the theft of real property, as well as various white collar crimes.

Meth Crimes

We understand how to build an aggressive defense to meth charges.

Assault And
Family Violence
Domestic violence convictions will change your life forever. Get honest advice about your case.
Expunctions And
Non-Disclosures
Learn more about the steps you can take to remove charges from your record.

Juvenile Crimes

We can protect your children’s future when charged with a crime.

Personal Injury
Our attorneys also assist people who have been injured in accidents throughout Dallas.

Strong Representation When You Are Facing Significant Criminal Charges

Nearly every single criminal cases carries some type of potential threat to your life if you are convicted. Whether you have been arrested for drunk driving, are facing drug possession charges, have been accused of a sex offense or gun crime, we can help you understand exactly what is happening in your case, and the potential penalties at play.
We want you to be informed about the options available to you, and understand exactly what these charges mean. At all times, we are doing whatever we can to help you achieve your specific defense goals. We aggressively negotiate with prosecutors to reduce the charges, and if they do not make a favorable offer, we are ready to put our courtroom skills to work on your case.

We help clients in Sachse, Wylie and Murphy

Success Stories

Collin County
Client was charged with Driving While Intoxicated after crashing his vehicle into seven (7) cars on his residential street and admitting to drinking alcohol to officers. Client faced 180 days in jail and a permanent DWI conviction on his record.

Talk To A Lawyer Today
About Your Defense Needs

Time is a critical factor in almost every single criminal defense case. The longer you wait, the more difficult it can be to mount an aggressive defense to the charges you are facing. You need to talk to an attorney as soon as possible in order to take full advantage of the opportunities available to you.
Call our office at 972-914-9601 or send us an email to speak to a member of our team about what we can do to help. We will immediately get to work preparing a comprehensive strategy designed to protect you from the consequences of a conviction.