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Dustan Neyland

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston, TX

Greco Neyland, PC
701 N. Post Oak Road, Suite 425
Houston, TX 77024
Phone: 713-231-0325
Fax: 713-972-1102
Selected to Rising Stars: 2021
Licensed in Texas Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (40%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%)
Attorney Profile

An experienced criminal defense attorney, Dustan Neyland represents clients in Houston, Texas. At Greco Neyland, PC, he manages issues of criminal law at both the state and federal level, assault, DUI/DWI, sex offenses, fraud, drug violations, theft and drug offenses. The National Trial Lawyers named him a Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer from 2013 through 20202.

Mr. Neyland is admitted to practice in the following states: Texas, Illinois, New York and Massachusetts. He is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of Texas, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, and the District of Massachusetts.

After graduating from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and with a major in Economics and Finance, Mr. Neyland moved on to law school. He earned his Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University School of Law. Currently he is a member of the Texas Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. and a member of the Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association.

A former member of the Oklahoma City University Police Department, Mr. Neyland worked as a licensed legal intern for the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office and as an assistant district attorney for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. During his career, he also worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and he uses the experience he gained to fight for the rights of his clients who have been accused of committing a crime.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 30%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Drug & Alcohol Violations, Sex Offenses, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime

Selections

1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021

About Dustan Neyland

First Admitted: 2007, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.greconeylandtx.com/dustan-neyland/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Dustan presented an overview of DWI investigation and defense to other attorneys to help them better understand this area of law and how to be more effective at representing clients charged with DWI, Speaker, DWI Investigation and Defenses, Northeast Harris County Bar Association, Legal, 2010

Educational Background

  • American Chemical Society - Forensic DUID Analysis Course – This course consisted of 40 hours of hands on training in the use of gas chromatography and mass spectrometry to conduct blood analysis to determine if a person is under the influence of drugs.  The course teaches how to maintain the instruments, how to use the instruments, how prepare testing samples, and how to interpret the analysis results, 2015
  • American Chemical Society - Forensic Drug Analysis Course – This course taught the principals of solid drug analysis which uses different scientific methods to identify the drug substance and quantify the purity of the drug substance, 2014
  • American Chemical Society - 40 Hour Forensic Chromatography Course – This course taught the basics of gas chromatography and how it is used to conduct a blood alcohol analysis as it relates to alcohol intoxication in driving while intoxicated cases, 2013

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • NHTSA/IACP - Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner - This is the same course that police officers take as part of their training for detecting and arresting persons accused of driving while intoxicated, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member - Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2019
  • Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2021
  • Founding Member - DUI Defense Lawyers Association, 2021
  • Member - Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 2021
  • Member - Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2021
  • Member - Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2020
  • Member - Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2018
  • Member - Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Member - Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Member - Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Member - Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Member - Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Member - Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Member - College of the State Bar of Texas, 2009
  • Member - Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Member - Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 2020
  • Member - Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 2019
  • Member - Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 2018
  • Member - Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Member - Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Member - Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Member - Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Member - Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Member - Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Member - Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Member - Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 2009
  • Founding Member - DUI Defense Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Founding Member - DUI Defense Lawyers Association, 2020
  • Founding Member - DUI Defense Lawyers Association, 2019
  • Founding Member - DUI Defense Lawyers Association, 2018
  • Founding Member - DUI Defense Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Founding Member - DUI Defense Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Founding Member - DUI Defense Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2012
  • Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2009
  • Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2010
  • Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2011
  • Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2013
  • Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014
  • Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2016
  • Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2015
  • Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2020
  • Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2019
  • Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2018
  • Member - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2017

Honors/Awards

  • Lawyers of Distinction Members have been selected based upon a review and vetting process by a selection committee utilizing U.S. Provisional Patent # 62/743,254. The platform generates a numerical score of 1 to 5 for each of the 12 enumerated factors which are meant to recognize the applicant’s achievements and peer recognition. , Recognizing Excellence in Criminal Defense Law, Lawyers of Distinction, 2021
  • Dustan Neyland was selected as one of the top 5 best criminal defense lawyers in Houston by The Houston Chronicle and its readers., Best of the Best Top 5, Houston Chronicle , 2021
  • Dustan Neyland was selected as one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Houston by H-Texas Magazine and its readers., Houston's Top Lawyer, H Texas Magazine, 2021
  • The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. , Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers, 2021
  • Lawyers of Distinction Members have been selected based upon a review and vetting process by a selection committee utilizing U.S. Provisional Patent # 62/743,254. The platform generates a numerical score of 1 to 5 for each of the 12 enumerated factors which are meant to recognize the applicant’s achievements and peer recognition. , Recognizing Excellence in Criminal Defense Law, Lawyers of Distinction, 2020
  • The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. , Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers, 2020
  • Dustan Neyland was selected as one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Houston by H-Texas Magazine and its readers., Houston's Top Lawyer, H Texas Magazine, 2020
  • Dustan Neyland was selected as one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Houston by H-Texas Magazine and its readers., Houston's Top Lawyer, H Texas Magazine, 2019
  • The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. , Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • Lawyers of Distinction Members have been selected based upon a review and vetting process by a selection committee utilizing U.S. Provisional Patent # 62/743,254. The platform generates a numerical score of 1 to 5 for each of the 12 enumerated factors which are meant to recognize the applicant’s achievements and peer recognition. , Recognizing Excellence in Criminal Defense Law, Lawyers of Distinction, 2019
  • Lawyers of Distinction Members have been selected based upon a review and vetting process by a selection committee utilizing U.S. Provisional Patent # 62/743,254. The platform generates a numerical score of 1 to 5 for each of the 12 enumerated factors which are meant to recognize the applicant’s achievements and peer recognition. , Recognizing Excellence in Criminal Defense Law, Lawyers of Distinction, 2018
  • Dustan Neyland was selected as one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Houston by H-Texas Magazine and its readers., Houston's Top Lawyer, H Texas Magazine, 2018
  • The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. , Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. , Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. , Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. , Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. , Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  •  Top Houston Lawyers for by Houstonia Magazine, Practice area of Criminal Defense, 2013, Top Houston Lawyer, Houstonia Magazine, 2013

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science - Dustan is a supporter and member of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, 2021
  • Houston Zoo - Dustan is a supporter and member of the Houston Zoo, 2021
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - Dustan serves in a committee leadership roll that aides in raising scholarship money for the youth of Texas.  With the help of all the volunteers, even with the Rodeo being cancelled for 2021 due to Covid, the Rodeo was still able to make a commitment of funding all of the promised scholarships., 2021
  • Cattle Barron's Ball Gentleman's Committee Member - The Cattle Barron's Ball is a charitable organization that benefits the American Cancer Society and is one of it's largest fundraisers nationally for the organization.  It has raised over $55 million dollars over the last 33 years. , 2020
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - Dustan serves in a committee leadership roll that aides in raising 14 million dollars in scholarship money, 2020
  • Houston Zoo - Dustan is a supporter and member of the Houston Zoo, 2019
  • Montgomery County Food Bank - Dustan is a regular donor and participates in the fundraising activities, 2019
  • Dustan is a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Association and has served as a volunteer on the souvenir program committee for the last four years., 2019

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Dustan represented a man charged with Murder who shot at a group of individuals who came to confront him and his bother when one of the men pulled a firearm.  We argued this was a case of self defense and demanded a jury trial.  After almost 3 years and multiple trial settings the case was finally dismissed.  , 2021
  • Client was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.  Dustan conducted a thorough investigation which involved obtaining school and counseling records as well as interviewing family members of the complainant. Dustan was able build a strong defense to show that it was factually improbable for the crime to be committed but also that there were witness credibility issues regarding the complainant.  On the day before trial, the state dismissed the case., 2021
  • Dustan tried an assault of a family member case to a jury which resulted in the state dismissing the case in the middle of trial after the cross-examination of the first witness, 2020
  • Client was charged with assault on a peace officer.  The client was at a bar and was trying to leave when a police officer decided to grab the client from behind and then injured himself while attempting to detain the client.  Dustan conducted an investigation and presented a summary to the grand jury which resulted in the grand jury returning a "No Bill" and dismissing the case., 2020
  • Dustan represented a client that was charged with Assault of a Family Member where the alleged victim was making the accusation in an attempt to gain child custody in a family law matter. The criminal trial ended in a mistrial and the state chose to dismiss the case instead of trying it again, 2020
  • Dustan tried a Federal Bench Trial in the Eastern District of Texas for allegations of a violation of Texas law on a National Seashore.  Dustan argued the facts of the case as applied to Texas law did not support the charged conduct as being unlawful.  The client was found Not Guilty., 2019
  • Dustan tried a Sexual Assault case to jury verdict that resulted in a Not Guilty.  Through cross-examination of the alleged victim and other witness testimony, Dustan was able to show the truth to the jury that no crime occurred., 2019
  • Dustan won a motion to suppress evidence hearing that resulted in a dismissal of a felony possession of a controlled substance case. The client was illegally arrested and was found to have a small amount of cocaine in his pocket when he was being booked in at the jail.  After the judge suppressed the evidence obtained after an illegal arrest, the state could not go forward on their case., 2019
  • Dustan tried an assault case to a jury where the estranged spouse had made up a family violence allegation in an attempt to gain custody of the couple’s child.  the jury considered all the evidence and came back with a not guilty verdict in less than 10 minutes., 2019
  • Dustan represented a man charged with money laundering over 10 million Dollars in federal court.  As he was accused, the client was facing up to 20 years in prison.  At the time of sentencing, the defendant had a guidelines sentencing range of 87 to 108 months.  After Dustan made arguments for a reduced sentence, the court handed down a sentence of 18 months., 2019
  • Dustan represented a lady charged with delivery of a controlled substance and was facing 2 - 20 years in prison. After investigating the case and setting a motion to suppress evidence for a hearing, the state offered a reduced charge of misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and set the punishment at a $300 fine, 2019
  • Dustan represented a client charged with terroristic threat of a public servant (a state jail felony offense) where the client was accused to threatening to cause harm to a deputy sheriff.  After completing our investigation, we were able to show a grand jury that the officer was the instigator and the initial aggressor in the case.  The grand jury refused to indict the client and returned a no-bill., 2019
  • Dustan tried a DWI case to a jury where the client was accused of driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of .22 (almost 3 times the legal limit).  After cross-examining the arresting officer, the state decided to dismiss the case., 2019
  • Dustan tried a 4 count sexual assault case to a jury over a two week period that resulted in the defendant being found not guilty and was exonerated of all the charges., 2018
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Office Location for Dustan Neyland

701 N. Post Oak Road
Suite 425
Houston, TX 77024

Phone: 713-231-0325

Fax: 713-972-1102

Last Updated: 7/10/2021

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