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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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    We focus on defending people accused of domestic assault in and around Austin, Texas. Our mission is to provide the highest quality representation and the best possible result for each client. We do not represent common criminals. Our clients are the type of people who plan for their futures and generally make good decisions in life. They are good people that cannot afford to NOT to be represented by an exceptional defense team that focuses on defending people accused of domestic assault.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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5th Circuit
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  • 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. (2000) | Doctor of Jurisprudence
Honors: Advanced Criminal Defense Clinic
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University of Texas - Austin
B.B.A. (1997) | Managment Information Systems
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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 - 2018
Legal Answers
768 Questions Answered

Q. Can I get charged of assault if I just kicked the person charging me?
A: Yes, but it MIGHT be justified as self-defense if you did not threaten or provoke the person, and the person was not acting to protect a third party, and you did not unlawfully interfere with the person's property, and the incident happened in a place where you were legally entitled to be, and you were not otherwise engaged in criminal activity. There are other conditions that may apply. See chapter 9 of the Texas Penal Code for details but your best bet is to hire a criminal defense attorney with experience defending assault charges.
Q. explain why when a state disregards Federal Law, that is not an obstruction of justice; e.g., sanctuary city, marijuana.
A: A city or state has no duty to enforce federal law. The feds are free to send their own agents to enforce their own laws ... except they don't have enough and nobody wants to pay the huge tax increase that would be undoubtedly be required to hire a couple million more government workers...
Q. (TX) If I cant be forced into a contract. And pursuant to section 19 of the Texas Constitution,
A: Do you drive without a license? Hunt without a license? Have you been listening to someone who is practicing law without a license?
Q. He was stopped for no insurance but he had insurance they searched the car found a pen shaft with drug residue not his
A: I'm not clear on the question but the answer is to hire a criminal defense attorney, preferably one with an office in the same town as the courthouse.
Q. Court ordered drug test at probation office
A: Refraining from the use of intoxicating substances is typically a condition of probation.
Q. Can you get a licence to carry a firearm or purchase a firearm if your case gets dismissed for domestic violence?
A: As long as "dismissed" actually means DISMISSED rather than Deferred Adjudication... because Deferred Adjudication counts as a conviction for LTC purposes.
Q. statute of limitations on the time someone in a county jail facility with a judgement of "time served" is to be release?
A: The statute of limitations specifies the maximum allowable delay between the commission of a crime and the filing of formal charges. For example, since the limitations period is 2 years for misdemeanors the state can't now file a new misdemeanor criminal case against you for something you did more than 2 years ago. Although a misdemeanor crime you committed 1 year and 364 days ago is fair game. There are some circumstances, like leaving the state of Texas, which cause the limitations clock to stop ticking. The limitations clock also stops while the formal charges are pending, so that means you can't just ignore a warrant and assume that prosecution will eventually be barred by limitations... because it won't. It sounds like you might be asking how much time a person will serve after their community supervision was revoked. The easiest answer is probably just to ask the person's criminal defense attorney. If you want to do it yourself, you'll need to examine the case disposition documents in the court's file to determine the sentence, then determine the amount of jail credit applied. Be aware that community supervision is sometimes revoked because the person committed a new crime, so they might be incarcerated on the new offense rather than the old one.
Q. Do Nordstrom rack have a no chase policy
A: The store policy doesn't matter unless you work at the store, in which simply just consult a supervisor. However, you should assume that all stores have a NO THIEVES policy.
Q. Is it possible to get acquitted on a domestic violence case if not enough's evidence to prove that any violence happene?
A: Grabbing someone's arm is a class A misdemeanor if it caused either physical pain or an injury. It is a class C misdemeanor if it didn't hurt but was an offensive or provocative act. Verbal threats to inflict pain can also be class C assault only if the threat is imminent. In other words, "I'm about to hurt you (now)" is an imminent threat but "if you don't stop doing XYZ then one day I'll hurt you" is a future conditional threat... and therefore not assault.
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The Pace Law Firm
401 Congress Ave
Suite 1540
Austin, TX 78701
Telephone: (512) 480-9020
Fax: (512) 682-9020