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I am Peter M. Lopez, a criminal defense lawyer and family law attorney in Sweetwater, Texas.

I have represented literally hundreds of people charged with crimes or who are going through a divorce or custody battle. I have limited my law practice to criminal defense and family law so I can help people in their time of greatest need.

I have represented citizens charged with misdemeanor crimes such as driving while intoxicated (DWI/DUI), family violence, and theft. I have also represented those charged with the most serious felony offenses, including drug possession, manufacturing, and delivery, robbery, sexual assault, and murder. I have tried numerous criminal cases to a jury with exceptional results. I consider it an honor and privilege when a citizen accused of a crime puts their life in my hands.

I have also represented numerous people who have entrused me with the future of their family. I have represented men, women and children at every stage of family and matrimonial litigation including divorce, child custody cases, child support cases, paternity suits, adoptions, parental rights termination cases, and litigation involving state agencies such as Child Protective Services and the Office of the Attorney General.

If you have been charged with a crime, or, if you need a lawyer who will represent you in any area of family law, please call me for a free consultation. You may contact me online or call my office.

Check back often for the latest news below.



Early Voting Begins Today

Early voting begins today, October 18, and runs through October 29.

Nolan County residents may vote at the Nolan County Clerk's office from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday - Friday for the next two weeks.

The general election is November 2, 2010, and election day voting must be done in your precincts.


Sweetwater Bans K2

[Sweetwater] commissioners unanimously passed an ordinance — effective immediately — banning the use, possession and distribution of herbal blends that create highs similar to that of marijuana.

Read Sweetwater votes to ban synthetic pot in the Abilene Reporter News.

Read more in the Sweetwater Reporter.



Campaign Facebook Page

The Peter Lopez for Nolan County Judge campaign facebook page is up. You can find it here:


Brazil Mission Trip

On September 23, 2010, two members of Emmanuel Fellowship Chruch, Pastor Mindy von Atzigen and my wife, Lorin "Pastor Lolo" Lopez, will leave for a two-week mission trip to Brazil. The EFC team will partner with a team from Global Awakening to minister in, among other locations, Sao Paolo, Barretos and Uberlandia, Brazil.

For more information, see Global Awakening Brazil Sept.-Oct. 2010.


Emmanuel Fellowship Church Opens New Children's Wing

I want to take a minute and recognize the opening of the new children's wing at Emmanuel Fellowship Church where my wife, Lorin, is the children's pastor. The grand opening was held on Sunday, August 22, 2010.

Please read the full story in the Sweetwater Reporter.