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Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney
Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
What should you want in your Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney? I am a former Felony Chief Prosecutor in the Dallas County District Attorney's Office who is Board Certified in Criminal Law with over a decade of experience in criminal law. I have tried over 150 jury trials and handled thousands of criminal cases to disposition, but my experience goes beyond the courtroom to an understanding of the criminal justice system as a whole that I will use for your benefit. The overwhelming majority of my clients are good folks who just made a bad decision and want another chance to get their life on track.
I have handled thousands of criminal cases spanning the entire Texas Penal Code, from Misdemeanors (A, B, and C), to Felonies (State Jail, First, Second, and Third Degree), and Capital Felonies. As an Assistant District Attorney, I trained lawyers to prosecute and try DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) cases, Assault/Family violence cases, Drug cases, Robbery cases, Aggravated Assault cases, Child Sexual Assault and Indecency cases, Murder cases, and more. I trained detectives in search and seizure and personally wrote search warrants in murder cases and other serious felonies. As a Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer, my ability, training and experience are dedicated to protecting your rights and helping you get your life back.
This is a key life decision. Do not fall for empty promises. Talk of strolling into the courthouse with guns blazing may sound romantic but it may hurt your cause by putting you in the crosshairs instead of off the radar where you want to be. You need a case-specific strategy working with me at your side. Some cases require being aggressive, others require diplomacy. Each case is unique. I will educate you on your case, the law, and how the judge, jury, and prosecutor view your case. I seek the best outcome possible for all my clients, whether it is accomplished with a dismissal of charges prior to trial, a "No Bill" by the Grand Jury, a finding of "Not Guilty" in a jury trial, a reduction in sentence, or a plea bargain achieved with tough negotiations.
I am a Dallas Criminal Attorney, trained as a trial lawyer in one of the busiest courthouses in the country; the Frank Crowley Courthouse. I began my career as an entry level misdemeanor prosecutor with a docket of DWI's, small amounts of marijuana and family violence assaults. I would eventually be a Felony Chief Prosecutor with a 200 case docket of felonies with an assortment of Capital Murders, Murders, Robberies, and so on. My first trial was a 4 day victory over legendary DWI defense lawyer, Randy Taylor. Less than 2 years after starting at the DA's office I would try and win my first murder trial. I learned by doing, but I immersed myself in the daily trials of excellent lawyers far senior to me to learn the tricks of the trade. The Dallas criminal justice system has come under fire in recent years but that does not diminish Dallas' tradition of producing some of the best trial lawyers in the country. I am proud of being a part of this tradition and I carry that tradition with me in the zealous representation of my clients.
August 9, 2010
Dallas County Felony Theft 1500 Case
Client was arrested for stealing scrap metal. Corrigan convinced D.A. to drop case to a Class C misdemeanor with 90 days deferred probation and a fine
August 20, 2010
Dallas County Misdemeanor Theft Case
Defendant was caught shoplifting. Corrigan convinced D.A. to dismiss case if Defendant did community service and anti-theft class. Client was able to work her conditions and case was dismissed in 30 days. Results are case specific and do not guarantee the same result in future cases.
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