Melissa, Texas Criminal Lawyers

Paul Dennis Key
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McKinney, 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...
Scott E Edgett
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Plano, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(972) 424-0760 101 East Park Boulevard
Suite 202
Plano, TX 75074
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
Backed by a proven record of success and award-winning counsel, Scott Erik Edgett is a dedicated criminal defense lawyer serving Plano and Little Elm. He has been advocating for clients for nearly 15 years and is well-versed in the laws and statutes surrounding criminal matters. Attorney Edgett holds a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo, has been selected for the 2015 Avvo Clients’ Choice award for Criminal Defense, and has been included in the National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers. With his aggressive legal skills and effective strategies, clients can be confident in his ability to protect their names....
Maria Tsao Tu
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Plano, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(972) 964-8366 6200 Chase Oak Blvd., SUITE 102- A
Plano, TX 75023
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
University of Washington School of Law and Seattle University School of Law
I call myself the "Common People" lawyer. I was raised to be self sufficient ever since I was old enough to babysit and deliver newspaper. I worked to put myself through college, law school and master degree. During the first phase of my law practice, My objective was to become a "rich and famous" lawyer. When I clawed my way there to the top, I couldn't figure out why I was so unhappy...So, I walked away from everything --my high paying salary, my condo by the lake, my personal shopper, my rich clients with limos...
Kyle Therrian
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McKinney, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(972) 369-0577 4500 Eldorado Pkwy
Suite 3000
McKinney, TX 75070
Criminal, Appeals, DWI and Domestic Violence
University of Oklahoma College of Law
H. Alex Fuller
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Plano, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 12 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...
Emmanuel Albarado
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Plano, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(940) 315-7128 8105 Rasor Boulevard
#104
Plano, TX 75024
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and Family
Regent University School of Law
The Albarado Law Firm, P.C., serves clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex & North Texas areas with criminal defense, family law, immigration law, & personal injury matters. Founding lawyer & former prosecutor Emmanuel Albarado believes that we all have a story to tell, his story is one of redemption & perseverance.

The son of a world champion boxer, Emmanuel was born with a fighting spirit. He now brings this fighting spirit to your case & is ready to work diligently to provide you with the legal representation you deserve.

After graduating from law school, Emmanuel served as an assistant county attorney in...
Al Rowland
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Allen, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(469) 626-7529 1333 W. McDermott Ste. 150
Allen, TX 75013
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and Domestic Violence
Texas A&M University School of Law
Mark O'Bryan
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Plano, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(972) 372-4054 3948 Legacy Dr.
Ste. 106 Box 336
Plano, TX 75023
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
The Law Office Of Mark O'Bryan is dedicated to providing skilled, aggressive, and energetic representation to individuals who have been charged with a crime or injured in Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant Counties. Mark O'Bryan personally handles each and every case and is easily accessible, so you always know who is handling your case and what is going on. Mark handles a wide range of criminal offenses including, but not limited to: assault, domestic violence, theft, shoplifting, drug possession, marijuana possession, DWI, DUI, probation violations, driver license suspensions, burglary, robbery, computer crimes, and more. Call anytime to receive a free...
Edward Scott Cawlfield
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McKinney, TX Criminal Law Lawyer
(972) 369-0577 4500 W. Eldorado Pkwy.
Suite 3000
McKinney, TX 75070
Criminal, Appeals and DWI
Texas A&M University School of Law
Eddie Cawlfield graduated from Texas A&M University School of Law. Prior to law school, Eddie earned degrees from The University of Texas at Austin and The University of North Texas. While in law school, Eddie served as a Staff Editor for the Texas A&M Journal of Real Property Law. Additionally, he was honored as a Fellow by The Texas A&M Law Fellowship for his performance of public interest legal services to those in need. During law school, Eddie was an active member of the Texas A&M University School of Law Trial Advocacy Program. He competed regularly in...
Sharon W Curtis
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McKinney, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(214) 726-1881 1216 N Central Expy
McKinney, TX 75070
Free ConsultationCriminal and Juvenile
Samantha Chambers
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McKinney, TX Criminal Law Lawyer
(972) 369-0577 4500 Eldorado Pkwy, Ste 3100
McKinney, TX 75070
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Samantha Chambers began her legal career as a prosecutor with the Collin County District Attorney’s Office in September 2008, shortly after graduating with honors from the SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas. Prior to law school, Mrs. Chambers received both Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in English from Texas A&M University where she taught rhetoric and composition. During law school she focused her studies and experience on criminal procedure and litigation. She interned for two years with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office where she worked on misdemeanor and felony cases. She also served as a Vice President...
Jay Adam Bender
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McKinney, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(972) 562-8900 2150 South Central Expressway
Suite 1000
McKinney, TX 75070
Criminal
Russ Alan Baker
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McKinney, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(325) 939-8689 5900 South Lake Forest Drive
Suite 410
McKinney, TX 75070
Criminal and DWI
Paul Thomas Richardson
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Plano, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(972) 801-2500 730 E. Park Blvd Ste. 200
Plano, TX 75074
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
W. Tyler Edmondson
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Wylie, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(972) 442-8326 303 S. Jackson Avenue
Suite 200
Wylie, TX 75098
Free ConsultationCriminal, Estate Planning, Family and Traffic Tickets
Texas Tech University School of Law
William Henry Underwood
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McKinney, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(214) 544-8040 6633 W. Eldorado Pkwy., Suite 410
McKinney, TX 75070
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Ryan Kreck
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McKinney, TX Criminal Law Lawyer
(877) 538-8640 4500 W. Eldorado, Suite 3000
McKinney, TX 75070
Criminal and Family
Ms. Dawn R Hedlund
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Allen, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(972) 346-6593 1420 W. Exchange Pkwy
Glendover Bldg C., Ste. 190
Allen, TX 75013
Criminal
Mckinney, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(972) 548-4618 2100 Bloomdale Rd
Mckinney, TX 75071
Criminal
SMU Dedman School of Law
Mckinney, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
2100 Bloomdale Rd
Ste 100
Mckinney, TX 75071
Criminal
SMU Dedman School of Law
Mckinney, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(972) 548-3659 2100 Bloomdale Rd
Ste 100
Mckinney, TX 75071
Criminal
Southwestern University School of Law
Mckinney, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(972) 548-4323 2100 Bloomdale Rd
Ste 100
Mckinney, TX 75071
Criminal
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Mckinney, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(972) 548-4323 2100 Bloomdale Rd
Suite 100
Mckinney, TX 75071
Criminal and Juvenile
Baylor Law School
Mckinney, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(972) 547-5100 4300 Community Avenue
Mckinney, TX 75071
Criminal
University of Houston Law Center
Mckinney, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(972) 529-2220 2301 Virginia Pkwy
Mckinney, TX 75071
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Family and Juvenile
The University of Mississippi School of Law
Mckinney, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(972) 548-4323 2100 Bloomdale Rd
Mckinney, TX 75071
Criminal
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Mckinney, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
2100 Bloomdale Road
Suite 100
Mckinney, TX 75071
Criminal
Texas Tech University School of Law
Mckinney, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(972) 562-9440 2301 Virginia Pkwy
Mckinney, TX 75071
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Consumer
Baylor Law School
Mckinney, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(972) 548-4323 2100 Bloomdale Rd
Mckinney, TX 75071
Criminal
St. Mary's University School of Law
Mckinney, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(972) 548-4323 2100 Bloomdale Rd
Ste 100
Mckinney, TX 75071
Criminal and Administrative
Baylor Law School
Mckinney, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(972) 548-3830 2100 Bloomdale Rd
Ste 10256
Mckinney, TX 75071
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
South Texas College of Law
Mckinney, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(972) 548-4323 2100 Bloomdale Rd
Ste. #100
Mckinney, TX 75071
Criminal
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Mckinney, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(972) 548-4323 2100 Bloomdale Rd
Mckinney, TX 75071
Criminal
Baylor Law School
Mckinney, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(972) 548-3850 2100 Bloomdale Rd
Ste 20382
Mckinney, TX 75071
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Mc Kinney, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(972) 548-4658 2100 Bloomdale Rd
Ste 30290
Mc Kinney, TX 75071
Criminal and Juvenile
Texas Tech University School of Law
Mckinney, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(972) 548-4323 2100 Bloomdale Rd
Ste 200
Mckinney, TX 75071
Criminal
SMU Dedman School of Law
Mckinney, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(972) 548-3665 2100 Bloomdale Road
Suite 12262
Mckinney, TX 75071
Criminal and Administrative
The University of Texas School of Law
Mckinney, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(214) 843-1199 PO Box 6242
Mckinney, TX 75071
Criminal, Business, DWI and Divorce
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Mckinney, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(972) 548-4428 2100 Bloomdale Rd
Ste 200
Mckinney, TX 75071
Criminal
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Mckinney, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(214) 544-7300 6841 Virginia Pkwy
Ste 103 # 392
Mckinney, TX 75071
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

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.