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Charles T. Peters

Criminal Defense Attorney
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Charles T. Peters


  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
    • B.A. Major: Political Science, Minor: History, Psychology

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2015
  • Western District of Texas, 2016
  • Southern District of Texas, 2021

Honors and Awards

  • Best San Antonio Lawyers, Scene in S.A., 2021

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association(TCDLA), Member, 2015 – Present
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association(SACDLA), Member, 2015 – Present
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Member, 2013 – Present
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Member, 2020 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Robert F. White, PC, Associate Attorney, 2021 – 2022
  • Dunham & Jones, Trial Attorney, 2017 – 2019
  • Law Office of Chad Van Brunt and Law Office of John Hunter, Law Clerk, 2015

Charles T. Peters

Criminal Defense Attorney

Charles T. Peters is a passionate and experienced criminal trial lawyer based in San Antonio, Texas. He has focused his approach to law practice on guiding his clients through the complex criminal justice system, providing the best possible options for positive resolutions to their cases. Charles has handled hundreds of criminal defense cases from the simplest speeding ticket all the way to complex felony murder appeals and post-conviction writs of habeas corpus.

During law school, Charles interned at the Federal Public Defender’s office (Western District of Texas, San Antonio) where he assisted in the defense of federal felony offenses. He also participated in the St. Mary’s Criminal Clinic where he gained experience representing clients on misdemeanor and felony charges. In addition to his criminal practice, Charles has experience as a civil plaintiff’s attorney on personal injury cases, as well as taking on the daunting task of representing individuals who have been the victims of police brutality and civil rights abuses.

Originally from a rural farming community in south Texas, Charles learned the value of hard work, family, and giving back to his community. After completing his bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University in 2010, Charles came to San Antonio to attend St. Mary’s School of Law. After graduating he stayed to help those in need and give back to his new community in San Antonio.

In his leisure time he enjoys rock climbing, country-western and swing dancing, reading, and backpacking with his wonderful fiancé Meagan Spencer.

Areas Of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • DWI
  • Drug Charges
  • Assault
  • Manslaughter
  • White Collar Crime
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expungement
  • Appeals
  • Civil Rights
  • Personal Injury
  • Federal Law

Representative Cases

  • State v. Roger Wright, 520739 (Bexar County Court 4, 2016)
  • State v. Mark Garibay, 2017-CR-2423W (Texas 144th 2017)
  • State v. Christian Estrada, 525247 (Bexar County Court 15, 2017)
  • State v. Michael Enoch, 2017-CR-2167 (Texas 399th, 2018)
  • State v. Dalton Damask, 2018CR1167 (Comal County Court 1, 2019)
  • State v. Gabriel Esquivel, 570242 (Bexar County Court 5, 2019)
  • State v. Ramon Ayala, 567926 (Bexar County Court 7, 2019)


  • Nuts & Bolts: Mental Illness and Bexar County Courts, Dec. 2020