Fort Worth Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you have been arrested in Tarrant County for an offense that is punishable by jail or prison time, your case will likely be prosecuted in Fort Worth by the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. Learn about our office and the formidable team of former prosecutors you can bring in to defend you.
Finding the Best Fort Worth Criminal Attorney
While there is no universally “best” criminal defense attorney, there are some things that you can look for to see if an attorney is the best for you and your case:
- Are they a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney?
In order to become Board Certified in a particular area, the attorney must show a superior level of knowledge in that area. They must also pass a rigorous exam after being recommended and screened to take the exam. Less than 1 percent of lawyers become Board Certified in Criminal Law. Four of our attorneys are Board Certified in Criminal Law.
- How many cases have they taken to trial by jury?
When you are talking to an attorney, and find that you like what they have to say, ask them this question, “How many cases have you personally taken to a jury?” Each of the attorneys who are Partners at our firm have gone to trial at least 100 times. While less than 3 percent of all criminal cases go to trial, we are proud to have put up excellent results in trial, including “not guilty” verdicts on cases ranging from murder to DWI.
- Do they have experience in the courts, and against the prosecutors, on your case?
Benson, Anna, Steve, Christy, and Letty are all former Tarrant County prosecutors. We have tried cases of every level on both sides – from misdemeanors to capital cases. Beyond that, we have over 100 years of combined experience.
- Do they have a plan of action for your case?
When you meet with our attorneys for a free consultation, we are going to tell you in general terms what our approach to the case will be. Our approach depends on a number of factors, including whether you are being charged with a misdemeanor or felony charge; your goals; and the direct and collateral consequences to the charge. In most cases, our goals are to avoid a conviction, avoid time in custody, and resolve the case in a manner that best protects your record.
- How do they make you feel?
As the attorney is talking to you about how the case is expected to progress, evaluate how you feel about what they are saying. Have they represented individuals facing charges similar to yours? Will they be the attorney representing you in court? Do their answers give you confidence without leaving you feeling like you were just sold a bill of goods that no one can deliver on? Steer clear of any attorney who promises you an outcome. Not only do the rules of ethics prohibits Texas attorneys from doing so, no attorney worth their salt would ever promise you a particular outcome in a criminal case. It is fair to ask the attorney about previous outcomes on similar cases.
WE SET THE BAR OTHERS STRIVE TO REACH.
Cases We Defend
We defend individuals charged with any offense that can send them to jail or prison. We have successfully defended individuals charged with everything from DWIs to allegations of sexual crimes to capital murder.
Here are the levels of offenses we commonly defend:
- Class B Misdemeanors
- Class A Misdemeanors
- State Jail Felonies
- Third Degree Felonies
- Second Degree Felonies
- First Degree Felonies
- Capital Felonies
Who We Defend
Most of our clients are professionals who have never been in trouble before. We have represented politicians, police officers, firemen, doctors, nurses, pastors, athletes, college students, CEOs, teachers…regular everyday people who either made a mistake or were accused of making one.
Arrested in Tarrant County?
If you’ve been arrested in Tarrant County, put our former Tarrant County prosecutors to work for you. Call us at (817) 203-2220 or contact us online: