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Jamie Balagia

210-394-3833
James Morris Balagia
Law Office of Jamie Balagia, P.C.
313 South Main
San Antonio, TX 78204
www.420dude.com
Phone: 210-394-3833
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Jamie Balagia

Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee

About Jamie Balagia

Jamie was born and raised in Austin, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas School of Law and opened his law office in 1992. Jamie was an officer with the Austin Police Department from 1979 until 1990, working undercover during most of his last years. Jamie has a wealth of Law Enforcement knowledge in regard to Traffic Stops, Arrests, Narcotics Investigations, Search Warrants, Drug Traff... read more »

Biography

Jamie was born and raised in Austin, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas School of Law and opened his law office in 1992. Jamie was an officer with the Austin Police Department from 1979 until 1990, working undercover during most of his last years. Jamie has a wealth of Law Enforcement knowledge in regard to Traffic Stops, Arrests, Narcotics Investigations, Search Warrants, Drug Trafficking and the inside workings of the police mindset. Since opening his law practice Jamie has handled dozens of high profile cases and is known throughout Central and South Texas as "the Dude". 

Jamie's websites, the 420Dude site and dwidude.com are primers for young attorneys and police officers, who spend countless hours reading and reviewing what the Dude has to say on drug and DWI representation. Jamie handles drug charges across Texas and has a network of Expert Witnesses and Attorneys that help keep the police as honest as possible.

Jamie has spoken at legal seminars in Texas, Colorado, Ohio and Cancun, Mexico on the hottest topics of interest to trial attorneys. Jamie is a member of NORML.org and is a listed attorney in the NORML Legal Directory, on the Board of Directors of SANORML in San Antonio, is listed in the High Times Legal Directory and writes articles for local magazines in Austin and San Antonio. Jamie appears regularly as a guest on local television and radio news outlets in Austin and San Antonio.

Jamie appeared as a guest on the Alex Jones Show and discussed the emerging Police State attitude in America among law enforcement agencies. Jamie is a dedicated fighter for the United States and Texas Constitutions.

Jamie is a member of the NCDLA, the TCDLA,  the ACDLA, the SACDLA and a Sustaining Member of the NCDD, and the American Chemical Society. Jamie has attained to highest degree of training for attorneys in the Gas Chromatograph and Mass Spectoscopy for both forensic and solid drugs.

Jamie is certified in the SFST program by DOT as a Practitioner and Instructor, is certified as a Breath Test Operator, has obtained a Phlebotomy License and is DRE trained. Jamie regularly co-instructs attorneys nationally in the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests program.

Jamie has offices serving the Austin and San Antonio, Texas areas and has testified as an Expert for the defense in both Drug and Alcohol cases in Texas courtrooms. 

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Contact Information

Jamie Balagia -
Law Office of Jamie Balagia, P.C.
313 South Main
San Antonio, TX 78204
www.420dude.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 210-394-3833
  • Office: 512-278-0935
  • Mobile: 512-784-3224
  • Fax: 210-271-3833

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving50.00%
Criminal Defense20.00%
Drug Crimes15.00%
Marijuana Defense15.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Texas Member in Good Standing 1992

Work Experience

Position Duration
Law Offices of Jamie Balagia, P.C. 1992 – present
Austin Police Department 19791990

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
University Of Texas Juris Doctor 1992
Texas State University Criminal Justice BS 1978

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 1993 – present
Member Colorado Criminal Defense Bar present
Charter Member DUI Defense Lawyers Association present
Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers present
Sustaining Member National College for DUI Defense present
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws present

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