Anna Summersett 2016
Christy Jack 2005
Letty Martinez 2005
Steve Jumes 2002
Letty Martinez 2016
Anna Summersett, Since 2015
Anna Summersett, since 2015
Our attorneys handle DWI and other intoxication-related charges throughout Texas. We regularly handle cases in Tarrant, Dallas, Johnson, Parker, Wise, and Denton Counties. Of our 550+ jury trials, over 150 were DWI, Intoxication Assault, or Intoxication Manslaughter trials. There are few attorneys or firms that have handled more intoxication-related offenses. Our DWI attorneys are experienced in litigating every type of intoxication offense from complete refusals and breath test cases to blood cases that involve alcohol, drugs, prescription medication and serious injury or death.
Varghese Summersett PLLC is a boutique Criminal Defense, DWI Defense, and Federal Criminal Defense law firm. Our attorneys handle state criminal cases through Texas. Our principal office is in Fort Worth, and we have a Dallas location where we meet clients by appointment. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor DWI charge or a felony sex allegation, our attorneys are always available to assist you.
Our former federal prosecutors have secured dismissals on multiple federal criminal cases after indictment, an exceptionally rare feat. Federal criminal cases are very different than state criminal cases. If a federal law enforcement agency contacts you, or you receive a “target letter” or a federal grand jury subpoena, you feel an immense amount of pressure to cooperate with the federal government. This is a critical moment. An experienced federal criminal defense attorney will be able to guide you through the process and help you decide if, how, and under what parameters you will talk to federal agents. If you are arrested on a federal arrest warrant, you will be brought in front of a magistrate for an initial appearance before your friends or family have an opportunity to hire a federal criminal defense attorney on your behalf. Despite this, it is not too late to hire the best federal criminal defense attorney for your needs.
The criminal defense attorneys at our firm have a track record of obtaining exceptional results in the most serious types of cases including aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault of a minor, indecency fondling and online solicitation. Even a deferred adjudication disposition will result in sex offender registration requirements for these offenses. Our attorneys have secured no-bills and dismissals in a variety of child and adult sexual assault cases.
Assault charges can range from Misdemeanor Assaults including Family Violence cases to Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapons charges that could carry sentences of up to twenty years in prison.
State and federal law enforcement agents can seize property even if you are not guilty of a crime and shift the burden to you to prove that you were an innocent owner. Asset forfeitures can happen administratively, civilly, or criminally. It is important to understand the differences and how to handle each. Few lawyers understand how asset forfeitures work or how to defend against them. Steve Jumes is one of the nation’s leading asset forfeiture attorneys and has successfully recovered millions of dollars of assets for our clients.
Federal sentences often involve restitution orders. This means that once a person has served their time in federal prison they have to get out, reestablish their lives, while having restitution payments, often in the millions, to repay the federal government. Our attorneys assist with reducing restitution obligations on the front end, setting up payment terms, and re-negotiating restitution agreements.
Criminal allegations against students on campus occur regularly and range from criminal mischief charges to sexual assault charges. Disciplinary hearings often occur before criminal cases are filed. Our attorneys represent students at university disciplinary hearings and in the criminal proceedings.
With over 75 years of combined experience, our attorneys are adept at handling state and federal criminal defense matters, from DWI to Capital Murder.
All of the Partners at the firm were formerly state or federal prosecutors. Three of our partners are Board Certified in Criminal Law. Together we have tried over 550 jury trials.
While our attorneys have won numerous awards at the local, state, and national levels, we are proudest of what our former clients have to say about us.
Asset Forfeiture Reform in Texas AUSTIN – Some Texas lawmakers are calling for change to civil asset forfeiture and, on Tuesday, attorney Steve Jumes weighed in on the issue during a Senate Criminal Justice Committee hearing at the state capitol. Jumes, a partner at Varghese Summersett and a nationally recognized asset forfeiture attorney, was invited […]
Felony Convictions in Texas result in the loss of Second Amendment Rights If a person is convicted of a felony, he or she may not possess a firearm until the later of: five years after being released from parole, five years after being released from probation, or for five years after a felony conviction. During […]
There are generally two kinds of Community Supervision in Texas. The first is “Straight Probation” and the second is “Deferred Adjudication.” The difference between Straight Probation and Deferred Adjudication is that there is a finding of guilt (in other words, a conviction) if you are placed on Straight Probation while there is no finding of […]
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