Criminal Defense

Strong Defense From A Former Prosecutor

Criminal charges demand a smart and proactive defense. A conviction carries criminal penalties such as jail, fines and probation. It also has implications for your livelihood, family life and standing in the community.

At Bynum Law PLLC, you are represented by an experienced courtroom lawyer who formerly worked as a prosecuting attorney. Chris Bynum provides a vigorous defense for any criminal charges, from misdemeanors to felonies. He defends people in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area and the surrounding areas of Hardin, Jasper, Newton, and Orange Counties.

The Experience You Need To Defend Criminal Charges

Mr. Bynum has defended the accused in a wide range of criminal matters, including:

  • DWI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs)
  • Drug possession and other drug offenses
  • Weapon offenses
  • Sex crimes
  • Assault and domestic violence
  • Fraud, embezzlement and white collar crimes

He also represents clients in parole and probation revocation hearings, appeals of criminal convictions or sentencing, and expunction (sealing or expunging criminal records).

The Insights Of An Ex-Prosecutor

Chris Bynum began working in criminal law when a few of his business clients found themselves facing criminal charges. After a career shift as an assistant district attorney in Jefferson County, he returned to private practice, adding criminal defense as a primary focus.

From that experience on the other side of the justice system, Mr. Bynum gained a key understanding of how the police investigate complaints and how the prosecution builds its case. As a result, he knows how to challenge the evidence and sometimes influence the district attorney’s charging decisions. Following intense and complete fact analysis and investigation, his goal is to seek dismissal if possible. Through plea negotiations or at trial, his goal is to get an acquittal, that is, a “not guilty” or mitigate the consequences, that is, minimize jail or probation time and fines or restitution depending on the case.


  • Misdemeanor and Felony Charges of Theft – Dismissed
  • Revocation of Parole – Reinstated
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon – Not Guilty

Note: Not all outcomes are like this. We can make no guaranty about the outcome of your case, but we will be honest and straightforward about our view of your case and what we think we can or cannot do.

Call Right Away For Experienced Legal Help

The stakes are high. As your attorney, Chris Bynum will do everything he can to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. Call Bynum Law PLLC at 409-777-2128 or reach out online.