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Myles Porter
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Fannin County, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(903) 583-8539 411 N Main St
Bonham, TX 75418
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Myles Porter is a trial lawyer in northeast Texas. A 6th generation native of Fannin County, he is the former District and County Attorney whose main areas of practice are criminal defense, personal injury and corporate representation.
Fannin County, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(903) 583-7448 101 E Sam Rayburn Dr
Ste 301
Bonham, TX 75418
Criminal
University of Houston Law Center
Fannin County, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(903) 583-7448 101 E Sam Rayburn Dr
Bonham, TX 75418
Criminal, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Fannin County, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(903) 583-2889 506 N Main St
Bonham, TX 75418
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Fannin County, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(903) 583-2863 101 E Sam Rayburn Dr
Ste 200
Bonham, TX 75418
Criminal, Consumer, Family and Juvenile
SMU Dedman School of Law
Fannin County, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(903) 583-0498 411 North Main Street
Bonham, TX 75418
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Elder
Baylor Law School
Fannin County, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(903) 893-5543 506 N Main St
Bonham, TX 75418
Criminal
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Fannin County, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(903) 583-1115 211 N Main St
Bonham, TX 75418
Criminal and Family
Arizona Summit Law School
Grayson County, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(817) 929-8293 PO Box 104
Whitewright, TX 75491
Criminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Grayson County, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(903) 465-2044 PO Box 697
Denison, TX 75021
Criminal
South Texas College of Law
Richard T. Herman Esq
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Collin County, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(800) 808-4013 910 West University
McKinney, TX 75069
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Immigration and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University
For all you immigration law needs, call Richard today at 1-800-808-4013. Richard and his team are happy to help! The Herman Legal Group is the "Law Firm for Immigrants." Founded by nationally-known immigration lawyer Richard Herman in 1995, the Herman Legal Group provides skilled and cost-effective immigration counsel to businesses, families and individuals. Along with attorneys Charmaine Rozario, Vania Stefanova, Frank Krajenke, Luis Villarroel, Erin James, Kamal Dari, and Of-Counsel lawyers Dinh Tran, Gil Manzano, Karmen Waters and Ronen Kurzfled. We speak over 12 languages. We are experienced in all aspects of immigration law, including...
Mr. J. Michael Price II
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Collin County, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(214) 765-8000 5600 Tennyson Parkway STE 210
Plano, TX 75024
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Dallas and Plano criminal lawyer J. Michael Price II and his criminal defense team have successfully defended a vast assortment of criminal matters including drunk driving, possession of drugs and other controlled substances, narcotics sales, theft, white-collar fraud, conspiracy, computer crimes, and sex offenses.

Mike Price was born in North Carolina in 1970. He moved to Sherman, Texas, in 1973 and graduated from Sherman High School in 1988. Mike completed his undergraduate studies at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and graduated cum laude in 1992. He received his Juris Doctor degree in 1995 from Southern Methodist University School of Law...
Mike Goolsby
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Collin County, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(972) 372-0092 555 Republic Drive
Suite 200
Plano, TX 75074
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Get your case dismissed! I am a former Assistant District Attorney and have a perfect "10" rating with the prestigious attorney rating agency, AVVO. Also voted best criminal defense lawyer in D Magazine. My primary goal is to seek dismissal of your case, get an acquittal at trial, and negotiate to reduce your charge. I will strive to protect your rights in court by thoroughly reviewing your case, listening to concerns and working for a favorable result in your case. Mike has been practicing criminal law since 1994 as a prosecutor and now a defense attorney, so he has an...
Troy P. Burleson
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Denton County, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(469) 619-3800 2591 Dallas Pkwy
#207
Frisco, TX 75034
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Southern Methodist University
Attorney, Troy Burleson, is widely regarded as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the state of Texas. Since 2006, attorney Troy Burleson has obtained over 400 NOT GUILTY verdicts for his clients. Year after years, Troy is recognized for his outstanding trial work.

In addition to his numerous NOT GUILTY verdicts, attorney Burleson has successfully obtained hundreds of dismissals and reductions of clients criminal charges. His work as a Texas criminal trial attorney has earned Troy Burleson numerous state-wide and national recognition by the legal community. Those awards include:

Selection as a Texas Super Lawyer by...
James ''Jimmy'' Angelino
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Denton County, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(972) 377-0088 2591 Dallas Pkwy
#300
Frisco, TX 75034
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
SMU Dedman School of Law
A long and distinguished career as both a police officer and a prosecutor allows Jimmy to bring a unique level of expertise in the area of criminal defense.

Originally from New York State, Jimmy began his legal career as a police officer for the City of Dallas in 1988. Not long after becoming a police officer, he decided to attend law school. In 1991, Jimmy attended Southern Methodist University (SMU) School of Law, while continuing to work for the police department. He graduated law school in 1994, became a member of the State Bar in 1995, and continued working as a...
Jon O'Toole
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Collin County, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(972) 548-7167 105 N. Benge Street
McKinney, TX 75069
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Jon O’Toole has always had a passion for helping people in their times of trouble. When he opened his practice as a Collin County defense attorney he used this passion as a guiding principle. Jon knows being charged with a crime can make you feel alone in the world and he wants to be their to walk with you through this most trying of times. Jon O’Toole knew he wanted to work in criminal defense when he went to law school and the day after he passed the bar exam he was in a court room in Hunt county as...
Paul Gregory Stuckle
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Collin County, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(972) 423-4405 1001 20th St
Plano, TX 75074
Free ConsultationCriminal, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Texas Tech University School of Law and Dallas Police Academy
Paul Gregory Stuckle, a practicing Texas law attorney for nearly 30 years, dedicates himself to defending individuals accused of such crimes as child sexual abuse, child molestation, online solicitation of a minor, statutory rape and other sexual abuse crimes across the state of Texas including Dallas County, Denton County, Collin County, and Wise County. His current practice, Stuckle & Associates, PLLC, located in Plano, serves to protect Texans facing false or exaggerated allegations of sexual offenses. Paul Stuckle handles these often times emotional and life-changing cases with the seriousness and understanding needed to help avoid the...
Jeffrey Grass
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Collin County, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(972) 422-9999 101 E Park Blvd.
Suite 107
Plano, TX 75074
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Health Care and White Collar Crime
Florida State University College of Law and St. Mary's University School of Law
For more than 20 years, Attorney Jeffrey C. Grass has committed his life to safeguarding the rights and futures of those who have been accused of crimes. Due to his steadfast commitment to judiciary work, Attorney Grass has representation clients before the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Texas. His successes have led him to an inclusion among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association as well as the 10 Best for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. Before founding the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass, he served as...
Hunter Biederman
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Denton County, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(866) 439-2182 2591 Dallas Pkwy
#207
Frisco, TX 75034
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Juvenile
University of Florida
I am a DWI trial attorney who focuses my practice on DWI defense. As a former Assistant District Attorney in Collin County, I have handled hundreds of DWI cases from the side of a prosecutor. I have also handled DWI 2nd's, Felony DWI's, Intoxication Assault, and even Intoxication Manslaughter cases. . . Very few attorneys can say that. The knowledge I have gained is absolutely crucial in order to effectively present a defense for someone charged with DWI or an Intoxication offense. I graduated from the University of Florida with Honors, and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Florida School of...
Darlina Crowder
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Collin County, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(214) 303-9600 7950 Legacy Drive
Suite 360
Plano, TX 75024
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
Darlina Crowder is president of The Crowder Law Firm in Plano, Texas, practicing primarily in criminal defense since 2000. She received her J.D. in 1998 from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, where she was chosen by classmates to speak at their Hooding Ceremony. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a minor in General Science, from Texas Woman’s University in 1995. Admitted to the Texas bar in 1999 and Admitted to The United States Court of Appeals for The Fifth Circuit. Ms. Crowder has also been licensed to practice law in the U.S. District Court’s Northern and...
Deandra M Grant
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Collin County, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(972) 943-8500 101 W. Louisiana
Ste. 208
McKinney, TX 75069
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Southern Methodist University
AV-rated attorney Deandra Grant is a Partner at Hamilton Grant PC. A graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio and SMU Dedman School of Law, she is a national speaker on DWI law and science and the co-author of the annually updated book, The Texas DWI Manual (James Publishing). Deandra is a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor and has completed the Drug Recognition Overview course. She has completed coursework in DWI forensic blood and urine testing and was trained as an operator and maintenance technician of the Intoxilyzer 5000. Deandra has certificates in Forensic Chromatography: Theory &...
Brian Corrigan
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(972) 722-5300 311 E Interstate 30
#101
Rockwall, TX 75087
Free ConsultationRockwall County, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
SMU Dedman School of Law
Brian Corrigan is a dedicated board certified criminal defense attorney who has devoted himself to representing individuals who have been accused, investigated, or charged with State or Federal Crimes. Corrigan has tried over 150 jury trials and handled several thousand felony and misdemeanor cases. Vast experience and trial experience in nearly every crime in the Texas Penal Code coupled with intimate understanding of every level of the criminal justice has resulted in repeated dismissals, plea reductions, acquittals, and dropped charges for Corrigan's clients. Client after client discovers that Corrigan can often drastically minimize or eliminate negative consequences. Corrigan has particularly...
Allen Michael Ayers
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Collin County, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(972) 423-4405 1001 20th St
Plano, TX 75074
Free ConsultationCriminal and Juvenile
Texas Tech University School of Law
I am a criminal defense attorney practicing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. I have 8 years of experience in criminal law, and have extensive experience defending criminal allegations with a particular focus on sexual assault.
Patrick Short
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Rockwall County, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(972) 771-1441 603 White Hills Drive, Suite A
Rockwall, TX 75087
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Products Liability
California Western School of Law
Board Certified by Texas Board of Legal Specialization Personal Injury Trial Lawyer Criminal Law Patrick Short is a trial lawyer based in Rockwall County, Texas, the county east of Dallas County with over 33 years of experience representing clients in East and North Texas in personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense, and selected civil litigation matters. Patrick is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization....
Micah Belden
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Grayson County, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(903) 744-4252 711 N Travis St
Sherman, TX 75090
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, DWI and White Collar Crime
University of Houston - Main Campus
When you are arrested by the police, you have the right to be angry, but most of all, you have the right to hire a Board Certified defense attorney like Micah Belden and fight back. Call me at 903-744-4252 and start fighting your case today!
Casey Davis
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Collin County, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(972) 715-1929 1611 K Ave
Plano, TX 75074
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Juvenile
Texas A&M University School of Law
"Criminal Law has been my passion from day one and I focus my practice solely on protecting the rights of those accused of a crime."

Casey Davis is passionate about defending your rights. She thrives on helping you out of a tough situation and into a better life. Well known and respected throughout Collin, Tarrant and Denton Counties, she approaches your case with a hard-hitting, aggressive legal style, serving and advising you toward your best outcome.

Casey worked in a variety of departments as a prosecutor and an intern with the Tarrant and Denton County District Attorney’s Offices including the Crimes Against...
Paul Dennis Key
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Collin County, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(972) 562-4446 3900 S Stonebridge Dr
#502
McKinney, TX 75070
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
St. Mary's University School of Law
Paul Key is a criminal defense attorney in McKinney, Texas, representing clients in all variety criminal matters, primarily in Collin County. Mr. Key's first legal experience was in the U.S. Army as a JAG, where he served for a total of 8 years. After leaving active duty in 2000, Mr. Key joined the Collin County Criminal District Attorney's Office, where he served as a trial prosecutor and the Chief of the Domestic Violence Division. In 2003, Mr. Key established his private practice. Mr. Key has successfully defended clients and obtain not guilty verdicts on everything from misdemeanor...
Derk A. Wadas
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Collin County, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(972) 369-0577 4500 Eldorado Pkwy
#3000
McKinney, TX 75070
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
Vermont Law School
I have been practicing criminal law and procedure exclusively for the past nineteen years, first as a criminal prosecutor for six years and, as a defense attorney since 2005. I am Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and devote my practice the defense of others. I have been selected as every years since 2017 as a Texas Super Lawyer Criminal Law.
I am a partner at Rosenthal & Wadas in McKinney, the largest criminal defense firm in Collin County.
David Smith
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Rockwall County, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(972) 771-2579 702 N Goliad St
Rockwall, TX 75087
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Personal Injury
G. David Smith grew up in Muleshoe, Texas, a small West Texas town. He attended the University of Texas at the Permian Basin and obtained his bachelor's degree before attending Texas Tech University School of Law, where he obtained his law degree. He practiced in Odessa, Texas until 1989. He moved to the Dallas area and has since maintained a practice in Rockwall. G. David has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1990. His practice includes plaintiff personal injury trial law, criminal law, and business litigation....
H. Alex Fuller
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Collin County, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(972) 422-9171 555 Republic Drive, Ste. 200
Plano, TX 75074
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Collections and DWI
Baylor Law School
Alex has represented clients in criminal and civil cases in every level of trial court in Texas as well as in Federal District Court. He has also successfully represented clients in front of Texas Appellate Courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Before opening his own firm, Alex worked for one of the largest law firms in Texas where he litigated multi-million dollar business and commercial cases. Before that, he was an Assistant District Attorney in Tyler, Texas, where he was appointed Chief Misdemeanor Prosecutor by the end of his first year on the...
Heather Jean Barbieri
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Collin County, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(972) 424-1902 7000 Preston Road
Suite 700
Plano, TX 75024
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University and Kansas State University
Attorney Heather Barbieri has practiced law in Texas for over 15 years. Based in Plano, Attorney Barbieri is board certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Specialization and was recently named 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. As an expert in the field of criminal law, Attorney Barbieri has been invited to numerous speaking engagements to help other lawyers learn more about criminal defense and trial skills. Throughout her career, Attorney Barbieri has consistently furthered her knowledge of criminal law at every opportunity and has applied her knowledge to get real-world...
Jeremy F. Rosenthal
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Collin County, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(972) 369-0577 4500 Eldorado Pkwy #3000
McKinney, TX 75070
Criminal
Jeremy Rosenthal has tried over 100 jury cases since graduating from SMU Law School in 2000 ranging from criminal defense, criminal prosecution and civil litigation. Mr. Rosenthal is a founding partner of Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC and was previously a partner in the McKinney law firm Nolte, Drain & Rosenthal, PLLC. He served as an Assistant District Attorney in Collin County as the chief prosecutor for County Court at Law No. 2 during his tenure. Mr. Rosenthal lectures for Continuing Education accredited by the State Bar on the topic of handling criminal emergencies, and his blog articles have been featured by...
Waren Price
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Denton County, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(972) 994-1578 2591 Dallas Pkwy
#300
Frisco, TX 75034
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Southern Methodist University
Waren Price has successfully represented the people of north Texas for more than 20 years. His experience includes the prosecution and defense of all types of state criminal cases and the defense and prosecution of serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. He now maintains a trial practice dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals and their families. He does not represent corporations or the government. He represents people just like you.

Mr. Price has a track record of great results for his clients. He takes great pride in this record of accomplishments and wants the same for you in your...
Michael E. Goodman
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Rockwall County, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(972) 772-4140 1008 Ridge Rd
Rockwall, TX 75087
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
South Texas College of Law
Servando James McHazlett
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Collin County, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(469) 952-6666 1200 W. Univesity dr.
McKinney, TX 75069
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Family and Personal Injury
over 24 years of trial and defense of legal matters. Servando J. McHazlett has experience trying the most serious of cases. This translates to a salty attorney going up against the insurance defense lawyers and/or prosecutors in your legal matter. Choose the Law Offices of Servando J. McHazlett for your legal security!
Jeffrey Albert Yates
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Collin County, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(214) 423-5100 5601 Granite Parkway Suite 400
Plano, TX 75024
Criminal, Business, Construction and Estate Planning
Albin Yates Balius Roach believes in aggressively preserving the truth for our clients while advancing the integrity of the profession. We also recognize that we cannot successfully cast a positive vision for our clients’ futures without possessing one for ourselves. The attorneys, paralegals and support staff of Albin Yates Balius Roach have chosen to commit their time and talent to the firm because we believe in the firm’s priorities and its future.
Robert Sterling Guest
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Rockwall County, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(972) 722-7567 815 T L Townsend Dr
#106
Rockwall, TX 75087
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and Family
Todd Donald Shapiro
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Collin County, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(972) 423-0033 701 East 15th St Suite 204
Plano, TX 75074
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Todd Shapiro is a Criminal Defense attorney located in Plano TX. He is a partner at The Shapiro Law Firm, where he practices with his father, Howard Shapiro. The firm focuses on all matters pertaining to family law and criminal law. The Shapiro Law Firm has been a fixture in DFW for over 40 years.
Thomas Lane Hooton
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Rockwall County, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(214) 328-9957 1008 Ridge Road
Rockwall, TX 75087
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
South Texas College Of Law
I have been a Judge,an assistant District Attorney, teacher,Director of the Texas DWI Lawyers, Ten rating on Avvo and many others. My case results show that I know how to get my clients a not guilty. Many prosecutors offer me reductions because they know me and that I will fight.
Bryan Mac Morris
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Collin County, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(972) 885-6325 7600 San Jacinto Place
Suite 200-D
Plano, TX 75024
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Attorney Mac Morris has been practicing law for nearly two decades. With such extensive legal experience under his belt, he knows how to handle a wide range of criminal matters. As a Plano criminal defense lawyer, he can represent clients facing charges for DWI, domestic violence, drug possession, assault, and much more. He focuses on providing personalized counsel and guidance to each client that walks through his doors. Attorney Morris crafts personalized solutions that work to secure the best possible outcomes for his clients. Call his firm, the Law Office of Mac Morris, if you would like to discuss your...
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Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.