Chris Hesse

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Chris Hesse is a criminal defense attorney in Amarillo, Texas. He graduated with a BA from the University of Oklahoma and a JD from Texas Tech University School of Law. Chris served two tours of duty in Iraq and achieved the rank of Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps after a 10-year career. He is licensed in Texas, all the federal courts in Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, The U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, the Oklahoma Western District Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. He represents clients at trial, on direct appeal, and on post-conviction habeas corpus. He can be reached at Chris@PanhandleCriminalDefense.Attorney.

Stories from Chris Hesse

The Risks of a Colorado Cannabis Vacation
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Texans who drive home with their purchases of Colorado cannabis may not realize the risk they take when it comes to Texas law. Most of these vacationers drive back through Dalhart and Amarillo, and the number of drug busts in those areas has ballooned since cannabis tourism took off.

The Warrior’s Discovery Toolbox
Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Getting as much insight as possible into your opponent’s case is the keystone to an effective defense. The more information you and your client have, the better informed you and your client are so that both of you can make an informed decision. An uninformed decision, based on inaccurate or no information, can harm your client.