Navarrete & Schwartz, P.C.

The family law, criminal defense, and juvenile law attorneys of Navarrete & Schwartz, P.C., are extremely well-credentialed as well as highly skilled. Located in Midland, we have successfully represented clients throughout West Texas for over 8 years. If you have been arrested for a criminal offense, are struggling through the pain and complexity of divorce or dealing with the troubling matters of juvenile delinquency or child abuse, our caring, capable attorneys are here to help.

Our practice has fought for the rights and interests of a great many West Texans. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with empathy as well as effective legal representation as we handle all communications with opposing counsel, gather evidence and records, interview witnesses, and consult with experts in pertinent fields.

Dedicated Team

Our attorneys — Rick A. Navarrete and Christine Schwartz — have what it takes to bring your case to a successful conclusion. We are determined not only to provide you with the best possible outcome but to do so while minimizing your stress.

Our Pursuit

We pride ourselves on coming up with a carefully crafted strategy for your particular case and negotiating skillfully both in and out of the courtroom. In each of our practice areas, we offer comprehensive advice, guidance, and constant legal and moral support.

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There aren’t enough “Thank You’s” in the English language that can express my complete happiness and gratitude that I have for Mr. Rick Navarrete and staff for their hard work and dedication that they displayed in helping me through a most difficult situation. One might say that Mr. Navarrete has broken new ground. In breaking…

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I am completely satisfied with the outcome of my case handled by Navarrete & Schwartz. I highly recommend them.

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Family Law

Being charged with a crime is frightening, representing as it does the possibility of fines, restrictions, and loss of freedom. The best thing you With families central to most people’s lives, it is no wonder that family relationships can be a source of anxiety or anger as well as of comfort and joy. In some cases, the stress of family ties leads to legal disputes, divorce, or even domestic violence, events that require the assistance of a well-seasoned family law attorney.

At Navarrete & Schwartz, our family law attorneys are available to provide you with legal and moral support when you need it most. Our family law attorneys are dedicated to our clients so you can count on us whether you are looking for child support from a deadbeat parent or facing unjust accusations of domestic abuse.

Contact us now to understand the best way to proceed whether you are dealing with:

  • Divorce
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Domestic violence
  • Adoption
  • Paternity
  • Enforcements
Criminal Defense in West Texas

Being charged with a crime is frightening, representing as it does the possibility of fines, restrictions, and loss of freedom. The best thing you can do when faced with an accusation or arrest is to contact one of our strong criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible.

Because any of these offenses can lead to harsh penalties in Texas, it is essential to have a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney with the skill set to protect your rights. Once you become our client, we will stand by you no matter what. We will always try for a dismissal or an acquittal, but if the evidence against you is strong, we may consider other options, such as a plea bargain.

Our criminal defense team has extensive experience in defending those charged with felonies or misdemeanors, including:

  • DWI/DUI
  • Drug Possession
  • Assault
  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Sexual Assault
  • Domestic violence
Common Defenses Against Criminal Charges

We will always take your arrest seriously, whether your alleged offense is a misdemeanor or a felony. Regardless of the circumstances, we will be with you every step of the way. We will determine what our best defense strategy is in your case, typically choosing from the following possibilities:

  • Alibi
  • Unreliable witness or witness inconsistency
  • False or coerced confession
  • Police misconduct (e.g. search without a warrant, failure to Mirandize, police brutality)
  • Entrapment
  • Self-defense
  • Mistaken identity
  • Reasonable doubt
Juvenile Law

Though children are certainly a blessing, any parent will tell you that raising a child carries its own set of challenges. If you have a minor child who has been arrested for a crime, you need the supportive assistance of a juvenile law attorney who has the ability to defend your child from receiving harsh treatment or adult-sized penalties.

Like it or not, our youngsters may be arrested for, or even be guilty of, any of the following offenses:

  • Alcohol or drug offenses
  • Criminal trespass
  • Loitering
  • Mischief
  • Harassment
  • Fraud
  • Robbery with the threat of physical force
  • Crimes committed on behalf of a gang
  • Burglary (breaking & entering)
  • Larceny (theft), e.g. shoplifting
  • Truancy
  • Vandalism
  • Disturbing the peace
  • Sexual offenses
  • Position of stolen property
  • Possession of weapons
Inequities in Juvenile Justice

Part of the human brain that determines how well we prioritize or make decisions will not finish developing until we are in our mid-twenties, stigmatizing a child or teenager and exposing them to a larger criminal community will likely set them on a long-term path to self-destructive behavior. For these reasons, it is important to have a powerful juvenile law attorney advocating for your child.

Fighting for Child Protection

Our juvenile law attorneys also work hard to protect the rights of children who are victims of abandonment, neglect, abuse, or exploitation. At Navarrete & Schwartz, our juvenile law attorneys also deal with a wide variety of legal issues that impact young people both positively and negatively, such as addiction, treatment of disabled and mentally ill minors, parole, foster care, and adoption.

Contact Our Experienced Criminal Defense, and Family Law Attorneys

When personal problems become entangled in the legal process, having a lawyer who knows how to navigate the system becomes critical. Contact Navarrete & Schwartz today for the outstanding legal services and personal attention you deserve.

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When personal problems become entangled in the legal process, having a lawyer who knows how to navigate the system becomes critical. Contact Navarrete & Schwartz today for the outstanding legal services and personal attention you deserve.