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Kiele Linroth Pace

Kiele Linroth Pace

The Pace Law Firm, P.C.
  • Domestic Violence, Criminal Law
  • Texas
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As an experienced criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor, I know how the criminal justice system works and what it takes to get good results.

My goal in every case is to obtain not only a great result but also the best possible outcome for my client under the facts and circumstances of the case. Consequently, my clients have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they can trust their lawyer to protect their legal rights and handle their cases in a way that ensures the best outcome for them.

I have deep roots in Austin and practice exclusively in Travis County. Every one of my clients is important to me so rather than delegate my cases to an assistant or junior associate, I keep my caseload small so that I can provide personal attention to each client and put a lot of work into every case, whether it's a felony or misdemeanor, state or federal charge.

Practice Areas
  • Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
5th Circuit
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder and Director
The Pace Law Firm, P.C.
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I defend people accused of domestic assault in Austin, Texas. My mission is to provide the highest quality representation and the best possible result for each client.
University of Texas - Austin
J.D. / Doctor of Jurisprudence (2000)
Honors: Advanced Criminal Defense Clinic
University of Texas - Austin
B.B.A. / Managment Information Systems (1997)
Client's Choice - Domestic Violence
Texas Bar Foundation
Professional Associations
American Inns of Court
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Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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Texas State Bar # 24032810
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Articles & Publications
Competency Questionnaire
Voice for the Defense
Speaking Engagements
The Ethics of Handling Client Funds, Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
Travis County Women Lawyers Association
Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Austin - 2016
Legal Answers
125 Questions Answered

Q. I have a male neighbor who always comes out in his undewear walking around the yard show off his butt.
A: No, its not indecent exposure unless sexual gratification is involved. However, it could be the offense of Disorderly Conduct if he exposes his anus or genitals in a public place and is reckless about whether another may be present who will be offended or alarmed by his act. Tacky perhaps, but it sounds like something kids see at the swimming pool every summer. Maybe the mosquitoes will cure him of this habit.
Q. My 14 year old sister fought a girl in school and the the mom of the girl wants to press charges can she press charges ?
A: Not exactly. All she can really report it to law enforcement and ask them to pursue the matter. It is up to law enforcement whether or not they actually investigate or file a case with the prosecution. The state prosecutor has the final say as to whether or not it will be a case, and they have the authority to reject cases submitted by law enforcement. If law enforcement starts asking questions, it would be unwise for your sister to participate in the investigation until and unless she has her own attorney. Her parents should help pay the fee.
Q. according to Texas law can these be used since theyre California cases and how far back can they go? BF in custody now
A: Questions like this should be answered by your BF's criminal defense attorney because that person will have access to the actual new charges and actual criminal history. Generally speaking, a new DWI can be enhanced by similar intoxication convictions from another state (Texas Penal Code 49.09) and the punishment can be increased for "Repeat and Habitual Felony Offenders" based on prior felony convictions from another state (Texas Penal Code 12.42). Do these apply for your BF? I don't know, you'll have to ask HIS criminal defense attorney. If he doesn't already have an attorney then he needs the best one available that practices in the county where he is charged because it sounds like he may be facing several years in the state penitentiary and a fine up to $10,000.
Q. Is it illegal for a 22 year old to have sex with a 16 year old and get her pregnant in United States, Texas ?
A: Sexual assault of a child is a serious felony. He could be sentenced to the state penitentiary and required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. She is a "child" for the purpose of Sexual Assault until age 17. The Romeo & Juliet exception only applies to those over 14 and less than 3 years apart.
Q. Hi my friend from El Salvador is trying to get a work visa or a work permit for the us what does he need
A: Make an appointment to visit an immigration lawyer and discuss this matter in private rather than on the internet... especially in this current political climate.
Q. Can police who catch somebody breaking the law just let him go and do nothing?
A: The authority of an officer to arrest without a warrant is defined in Article 14.03 Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Discharging a firearm in a public place might be a "breach of the peace" as contemplated by 14.03(a)(1) but probably not if the guy reasonably believed he was protecting himself or others from a dangerous dog.
Q. If a woman is 9 weeks pregnant and she wants to leave house, can spouse press charges for stealing unborn baby?
A: No. What kind of question is that? You are just kidding, right? Or maybe the spouse isn't from this country? Women are people, not property. It is 2017, not 1817.
Q. If boyfriend and girlfriend become husband and wife will that help their Family violence case?
A: No. There is no spousal privilege to withhold testimony when the spouse is the alleged victim. Here in Travis County, the prosecutors would generally prefer that a violent relationship* end quickly rather than continue to marriage. Maybe your county is different. * The prosecution's assumption of a violent relationship may not have any basis in reality.
Q. My son is having sex with a teacher who works at his school but this teacher isn't one of his teachers. Is this illegal?
A: You may be interested in reading Texas Penal Code 21.12 - IMPROPER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EDUCATOR AND STUDENT. Here is a link:
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The Pace Law Firm
401 Congress Ave
Suite 1540
Austin, TX 78701
Telephone: (512) 480-9020
Fax: (512) 682-9020