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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.

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Entries in Texas (5)


Christmas Eve Snowstorm Top Weather Event of 2009

While stranded in Munday, Texas over Christmas, I jokingly posted on facebook, "So, will this be known as the 'Blizzard of '09'?" It turned out to be prophetic because on the trip home, my wife and I heard on the radio the newsperson refer to the storm as the "Blizzard of '09."

Well, the National Weather Service for San Angelo has named the Christmas Eve snowstorm the top weather event for the Big Country in 2009.

Read the Top 5 in the Abilene Reporter News.


Governor Recognizes Roscoe Wind Project at Renewable Energy Conference

Governor Rick Perry was the keynote speaker at the Texas Renewable Energy Industry Association (TREIA) held in Austin on Nov. 8-10, 2009. This was the 25th anniversary of TREIA as the Governor spoke on the Renewable Industry in Texas. In the Governors keynote speech he stated that Texas produces more wind energy (almost 9000 MW) than any other state in the US. The Governor also mentioned that the largest wind project in the world was in Roscoe.

Read full story in the Sweetwater Reporter.


Blog Listed on Texas Bar Blog List

My blog Beauty of the Bible was just recently listed on the Texas Bar Blog's list of Texas lawyer blogs.

It's obviously not a traditional lawyer blog, but the list contains other non-legal blogs published by Texas lawyers. It's an impressive list of blogs, several of which appear interesting. I highly recommend checking it out.


Abilene Tea Party Draws Hundreds

I confess ambivalence about such things, but not the "democratic process" at work. However, this makes me rethink any political aspirations:

“I think that all U.S. politicians should serve two terms — one in politics and one in jail,” said Ron Rivoli, who spoke and sang during the event.

Read full story in Abilene Reporter News.


Report Will Detail Abilene's Capacity to Provide Water for Tenaska Sweetwater Plant

02 November 2009

No one’s talking details about what will be presented.

But Abilene City Council members will receive insight Thursday into whether the city has enough water to meet its long-term needs and still provide a significant amount of water to a proposed coal-fired energy plant east of Sweetwater.


[Monroe] said her company isn’t negotiating with Sweetwater — and that while it could potentially be a supplemental source, it is “too small a source” to be the primary source.

Read full story in Abilene Reporter News.

Abilene Reporter News poll: Do You Think Abilene Can Afford to Sell Water to Tenaska?