Ronnie Yeates

Retired Prosecutor, Criminal Defense Attorney

Practice Areas

Criminal Law

Ronnie has practiced criminal law since being admitted to the bar in 2001. As an Assistant District Attorney for more than 16 years, he has represented the state of Texas in tens of thousands of Class C offenses in Justice Courts, more than 13 thousand cases in County Courts at Law, and hundreds of cases in District Courts. As such, he is familiar with all aspects of Class C offenses in Justice court, all levels of misdemeanors in County Courts, and felony charges in the District Courts.

DWI/DUI

Ronnie prosecuted hundreds of intoxication offenses almost 17 years as an Assistant District Attorney ranging from juvenile charges of Driving under the Influence in Justice Court to 25 to life Enhanced Driving While Intoxicated offenses in District Court with many, many Driving While Intoxicated 1st's and 2nd's in the County Court at Law. Cases included consensual breath tests and blood draws and search warrant blood draws.

DWLI/License Suspensions

Any charge which can suspend your driver's license can have long term, serious impacts on your ability to provide for your family and you ability to work. Ronnie has worked on all levels of offenses in a wide range of jurisdictions from JP Court to District Court. He is familiar with the offenses, the repercussions, and the processes involved with license suspensions and hearings regarding the suspension of driver's licenses.

Occupational Driver's Licenses

As an Assistant District Attorney in Grimes County, Ronnie reviewed hundreds of Occupational Licenses in both the Justice Courts and the County Court at Law. He has many years of experience in reviewing, editing, and advising on the proper and improper requirements. In doing so, he is familiar with what is needed.

Firearms/NFA

Ronnie is an avid shooter and collector of firearms, including Title II, or National Firearms Act Weapons...such as silencers, short barreled rifles and shotguns, and machine guns. Ronnie licensed firearms dealer and has been advising clients on firearms purchasing and ownership and preparing firearms trusts for years.

Tickets

Ronnie has represented the State of Texas in tens of thousands Class C Offenses as an Assistant District Attorney in 8 different Justice Courts and one Municipal court over the past almost 20 years. As such, he is experienced all facets of Justice Court from traffic tickets, assaults, license suspensions, bond hearings, and more. When you get a ticket, you want someone experienced in the courts.

About Ronnie

Ronnie began his legal career interning with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office investigating cold cases and homicides while attending Sam Houston State University for his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement in 1997. While attending South Texas College of Law in Houston, Ronnie interned with the Harris County District Attorney’s office in the 184th District Court handing multiple felonies including felony DWI.

Upon graduating law school Ronnie started working for the Walker County District Attorney’s Office as a Felony Prosecutor in the 278th District Court where he was responsible for Felony DWI’s, Aggravated Offenses, and Felony drug charges. He began working for the Grimes County District Attorney’s Office in 2001 being responsible for all misdemeanor charges in the County Court at Law and all the Justice Courts. He was tasked with representing the state in every level of DWI prosecution for almost 17 years…from intake, search warrants, to trials and appeals. When he retired in 2018, he was responsible for Occupational License reviews and hearings, bond revocation, motions to revoke or adjudicate, trial and appeal in every misdemeanor charge in Grimes county and felonies ranging from as little as 180 days in State Jail to Life in Prison.

Ronnie retired June 2018 after almost 17 years as an Assistant District Attorney handling tens of thousands of cases in three Justice Courts, all the misdemeanors in the County Court at Law, and many felony charges in the two District Courts. He now uses his talents and experience in Private Practice as a criminal lawyer.

Outside of his criminal practice, Ronnie was taught at a young age how to shoot and handle firearms. Ronnie has been an avid firearms enthusiast his whole life. Ronnie has been intricatley involved in the planning and overseeing of several machine gun shoots over the years throughout the state of Texas.

As such, he has advised and worked with many clients over the years to help them in the planning, drafting,  and execution of testamentary documents to own and possess National Firearms Act weapons such as Silencers, Short Barreled Rifles and Shotguns, machine guns, and other items. He has guided them through the process of acquiring them and by drafting Trusts for his client’s use in possessing such items.  

The Firm

Ronnie Yeates

After 17 years as an Assistant District Attorney, Ronnie retired and formed Ronnie Yeates PLLC.

As an experienced criminal attorney, Ronnie uses his experience to get results.

Contact Us

Phone Numbers

O: (281)-582-8847 | F: (832)-558-5366 | C: (832)-LAW-1000

Address

2002 Timberloch Pl. Suite 200, The Woodlands, Texas 77380

Email

ronnie@ronnieyeates.com