What should you be looking for in your criminal defense lawyer? As a former First Assistant District Attorney in Kaufman County and former Felony Chief Prosecutor in Dallas County, I have an insider's understanding of the criminal justice system that I will use in your defense. Most of my clients are good people who just made a mistake and want another chance to turn their life around. Let me help you get your life back.
Many attorneys have a one-size-fits-all approach to criminal defense. This can have horrible repercussions and cause you additional hardship and loss of freedom. I have tried over 150 jury trials and I am Board Certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Board Certification and trial experience are key components in what to look for in a criminal defense lawyer. I understand how the prosecutor, the judge, and the jury will view your case and evidence. I also know when the law can make or break your case. Failure to take any of these factors into account can be devastating.
I demand the best possible resolution in every case from my clients, whether the result is achieved by a skillful plea agreement, a dismissal of the charges prior to trial, a "no-bill" by the Grand Jury, or an acquittal after a trial. Sometimes, the best outcome is convincing law enforcement that no charges should be filed in the first place. Every criminal defense case is different. While some cases call for diplomacy, others should be fought aggressively.
Sometimes I have clients who say, "I am innocent. Why do I need a lawyer?" Unfortunately, if you have been falsely accused of a crime, you need a lawyer more than anyone.
I have tried and handled cases encompassing the entire range of the Texas Penal Code including everything from Class A and B misdemeanors to State Jail, Third, Second, First Degree, and Capital Felonies. As a prosecutor, I taught attorneys how to try Driving While Intoxicated [DUI] cases, Family Violence cases, Sexual Assault cases, Indecency cases, Murder cases, and more. I taught criminal investigators about changes in the law and how to write and execute search warrants. My skill and knowledge is now devoted to helping you, a private citizen accused of a crime to make sure that your rights are not trampled upon.
My practice serves all of the metroplex with a focus on such cities as Rockwall, Royce City, Heath, Dallas, Irving, Rowlett, Garland, Mesquite, Richardson, Sunnyvale, Sachse, Wylie, Forney, Crandall, Terrell, Kaufman, Greenville, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano, Parker, Grand Prairie, Carrollton, Coppell, McKinney, Allen, and Frisco among others.