Southlake Criminal Lawyers

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Brian Corrigan
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Texas Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience

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... Read More »
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Jerry Wood
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Texas Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience

Jerry Wood has been practicing law for over 35 years. He has dedicated his entire career to criminal defense work, including taking over 100 criminal cases to trial. Jerry is familiar with the criminal procedures and... Read More »
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Bryan Patrick Hoeller
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Texas Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience

Bryan Hoeller is a former prosecutor and experienced criminal defense attorney. Bryan is consistently rated one of the top criminal lawyers in Fort Worth and has recently been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for... Read More »
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Colin McLaughlin
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Texas Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience

I am a former prosecutor and experienced trial attorney. As a Board Certified Criminal Law specialist, I will fight to protect your rights and your freedom. I have many years of experience dealing with thousands of... Read More »
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Leslie Starr Barrows
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Southlake, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(817) 481-1583 520 E. Southlake Blvd.
Suite 140
Southlake, TX 76092
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and White Collar Crime
The Barrows Firm provides effective solutions in high conflict divorce cases, criminal and juvenile criminal matters, probate, guardianship and more.
Blakely Ian Mohr
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(844) 664-7529 950 E. State Highway 114
Suite 160
Southlake, TX 76092
Free ConsultationSouthlake, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
I built this firm upon the ideals of equality, respect, honor and pride. I believe that actions speak louder than words and I should treat people the way I want to be treated. My mother once told me that God gave us two ears and a mouth for a reason…we should listen twice as much as we speak. I try to apply these concepts in my practice to provide better service to our Clients. I received my Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (a/k/a Texas A&M School of Law), my Bachelor of Arts from University of Texas-Austin...
Southlake, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(817) 552-2806 1190 N Carroll Ave
Southlake, TX 76092
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Consumer
South Texas College of Law
Southlake, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(817) 552-9653 1360 N White Chapel Blvd
Ste 100
Southlake, TX 76092
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Business
SMU Dedman School of Law
Southlake, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(817) 481-2710 550 Reserve St
Ste 450
Southlake, TX 76092
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Entertainment & Sports
Marquette University Law School
Southlake, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(817) 741-8000 1203 S White Chapel Blvd
Ste 250
Southlake, TX 76092
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Business
The University of Texas School of Law
Southlake, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(214) 363-1828 100 S. Village Center Dr.
Southlake, TX 76092
Criminal, Administrative, Juvenile and Legal Malpractice
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Southlake, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(817) 552-3511 630 E Southlake Blvd
Southlake, TX 76092
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Construction and Consumer
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Southlake, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(682) 605-1497 3150 Sabre Dr
Southlake, TX 76092
Criminal, Business, Real Estate and Securities
SMU Dedman School of Law and Southern Methodist University School of Law
Southlake, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(281) 929-9528 1560 E. Southlake Blvd
Suite 200
Southlake, TX 76092
Criminal and Personal Injury
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Southlake, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(817) 239-9582 401 N Carroll Ave
# 116
Southlake, TX 76092
Criminal, Divorce, Elder and Energy
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Southlake, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(817) 481-2710 181 Grand Avenue
Suite 225
Southlake, TX 76092
Criminal, Business, Consumer and Divorce
Texas Tech University School of Law
Southlake, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(817) 748-8188 600 State St
Ste 1000
Southlake, TX 76092
Criminal
St. Mary's University School of Law
Southlake, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(817) 251-4500 1130 N Carroll Ave
Southlake, TX 76092
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Estate Planning
SMU Dedman School of Law
Southlake, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(817) 917-8121 540 Silicon Dr
Ste 100
Southlake, TX 76092
Criminal, Civil Rights, Divorce and Estate Planning
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Jason Heath Howard
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(817) 993-9249 1701 W. Northwest Hwy
#100
Grapevine, TX 76051
Free ConsultationGrapevine, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Texas Tech University School of Law
Mr. Howard is a criminal defense and personal injury attorney in Fort Worth, Texas. He had litigated several hundred cases to Texas judges and juries. He has secured excellent verdicts for his clients and recovered over a million dollars in damages for injury victims. He has been certified in Gas Chromatography for DWI blood testing.
Jeffrey Charles Kennedy
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North Richland Hills, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(817) 605-1010 9133 Belshire Drive
North Richland Hills, TX 76182
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney Jeff C. Kennedy represents individuals accused, charged, or under investigation for criminal matters ranging from misdemeanor charges to the most serious felony offenses. With over 20 years of legal experience in defending clients charged with criminal offenses, criminal defense lawyer Jeff C. Kennedy has the experience, knowledge, expertise, and proven record to provide clients with the best possible defense of criminal charges. Our goal in every criminal case is to fully investigate every aspect of the case, develop an effective and aggressive defense strategy, and achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
Brandon Wilson Barnett
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(682) 747-6654 1701 W. Northwest Hwy
#100
Grapevine, TX 76051
Free ConsultationGrapevine, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
The George Washington University Law School and Texas Tech University School of Law
Brandon Barnett is an award-winning Fort Worth criminal defense and personal injury lawyer. His practice is exclusively focused on criminal defense and personal injury in Tarrant County and surrounding areas. Mr. Barnett is also a Reserve Military Judge and an adjunct law professor.
Ashley S Gilmore
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(682) 747-6654 1701 W. Northwest Hwy
#100
Grapevine, TX 76051
Free ConsultationGrapevine, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
Ashley Gilmore is a criminal defense attorney with Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC in Fort Worth, Texas. Her practice includes all felony and misdemeanor offenses in Tarrant County. Prior to joining Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC, Mrs. Gilmore served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office, handling misdemeanor and felony cases before judges and juries.
Luke Williams
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(682) 747-6654 1701 W. Northwest Hwy, #100
Grapevine, TX 76051
Free ConsultationGrapevine, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Texas Tech University School of Law
Luke Williams is a founding partner of Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Williams previously served as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney in Lubbock, Texas. He is a tested trial attorney with a proven track record of excellent results for his clients. His practice areas include criminal defense and personal injury law.
Bryan Patrick Hoeller
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
(877) 978-3094 6513 Colleyville Blvd
Suite 300
Colleyville, TX 76034
Free ConsultationColleyville, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and White Collar Crime
University of Texas - Austin
Bryan Hoeller is a former prosecutor and experienced criminal defense attorney. Bryan is consistently rated one of the top criminal lawyers in Fort Worth and has recently been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2018 and 2019. Bryan was also selected as a Top Attorney for 2018 by Fort Worth Magazine. Bryan has tried over 100 criminal cases from misdemeanor DWI to felony Capital Murder. In addition, Bryan has negotiated and settled thousands of criminal and DWI cases with a proven track record of success. His goal is protecting the future of his clients and...
Colin McLaughlin
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial Media
(817) 329-7737 6513 Colleyville Blvd, #300
Colleyville, TX 76034
Free ConsultationColleyville, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
I am a former prosecutor and experienced trial attorney. As a Board Certified Criminal Law specialist, I will fight to protect your rights and your freedom. I have many years of experience dealing with thousands of criminal cases. I have dealt with minor traffic tickets to capital murder. I have taken over 40 felony and countless misdemeanor cases to trial, and I will use all of my knowledge, experience, and skill to help you. Call me today at 817-329-7737.

Jesse Lotspeich
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
(817) 482-6770 101 Quest Court
Keller, TX 76248
Free ConsultationKeller, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Texas Tech University School of Law
Jesse Lotspeich is a partner and personal injury attorney with Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC in Fort Worth. He has over 12 years of experience as a personal injury attorney. He has represented hundreds of accident victims over the years with excellent results.
Lindsay Truly
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(817) 334-7900 6513 Colleyville Blvd.
Suite 300
Colleyville, TX 76034
Free ConsultationColleyville, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
Criminal, Cannabis Law and DWI
Texas A&M University School of Law
Colleyville and Fort Worth DWI Lawyer Lindsay Truly is the Head of the DWI and Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Division at Hoeller McLaughlin PLLC. She is an experienced DWI trial attorney and former Assistant Criminal District Attorney (Prosecutor) in the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. Lindsay has handled thousands of misdemeanor criminal cases and has tried over 50 misdemeanor criminal trials, including criminal jury trials for DWI, Theft, Resisting Arrest, Assault, and Criminal Trespass.

Lindsay also has valuable experience handling hundreds of Felony Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) cases. As a prosecutor Lindsay was responsible for reviewing and presenting...
Lindsay M Kinzie
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Grapevine, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(817) 993-9249 1701 W. Northwest Hwy
Suite 100
Grapevine, TX 76051
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Texas Tech University School of Law
Lindsay Kinzie is Of Counsel with the criminal defense firm of Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC in Fort Worth, Texas.
Myra Camille McCluer Gildner
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(817) 993-9249 1701 W. Northwest Hwy
#100
Grapevine, TX 76051
Free ConsultationGrapevine, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and White Collar Crime
SMU Dedman School of Law
Cami Gildner is a criminal defense lawyer in Tarrant County, Texas. She is a solo practitioner with the Law Offices of Cami Gildner. She is also Of Counsel with Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC in Fort Worth. Cami served for 10 years as a prosecutor with the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office and the Denton County District Attorney’s Office. She has tried over 120 jury trials in both felony and misdemeanor courtrooms. She has extensive knowledge of how criminal cases are investigated by law enforcement and how they are prosecuted by the State. During her tenure as a prosecutor...
Jack Byno
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Colleyville, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(817) 685-0912 2319 Hall Johnson Road, Suite B
Colleyville, TX 76034
Criminal, DWI, Municipal and Traffic Tickets
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Fo over 20 years Jack Byno & Associates have represented clients with traffic tickets. This includes, but is not limited to fighting speeding tickets, lifting traffic warrants, defending CDL & trucking violations, contesting drivers license suspensions, and arguing DWI & DUI charges. As a former Municipal Court Judge, Jack Byno brings a unique view point to traffic ticket defense work. He has represented thousands of clients across the greater Dallas - Fort Worth area, including as far East as Hunt County and West as Weatherford. Call us today to determine what can be done with your case at...
Kara Carreras
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Grapevine, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(817) 838-5555 1701 Northwest Highway Ste 177
Grapevine, TX 76092
Criminal
Texas A&M University School of Law
I worked in the Dallas County crime lab (SWIFS) after graduating from college. I worked as a DNA Technologist in the Forensic Biology department. Part of my job included testifying as a Forensic Biology expert in court. After three years of working at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences I decided to attend law school with the purpose of being a lifetime prosecutor. Although I enjoyed being a prosecutor, my work in criminal defense is where I belong. I became part of an elite group of criminal defense attorneys when I became Board Certified by the Texas Board...
Joshua Douglas Marcum
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North Richland Hills, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(682) 703-0105 9133 Belshire Drive
North Richland Hills, TX 76182
Free ConsultationCriminal
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Josh is an experienced criminal lawyer with close to 150 criminal jury trials as a lead attorney. He has personally handled cases ranging from public intoxication to first-degree murder and everything in between.

He began his criminal law career as an Assistant Prosecutor with the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office just North of Detroit, Michigan. There he personally handled thousands of cases while assigned to the Misdemeanor, Juvenile and Felony Trial divisions. He later served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Michigan Office of the Attorney General and as a Juvenile Court Magistrate for Livingston County, Michigan.

Josh later received...
Gerard Kardonsky
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Grapevine, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(817) 481-1999 1340 S. Main St. #110
Grapevine, TX 76051
Free ConsultationCriminal
University of Florida
Gerard Kardonsky is a litigation attorney in the fields of criminal defense (including theft and drug charges, DWI, family violence, sexual offenses, etc.). Gerard has extensive courtroom and trial experience who will work and fight for you and he takes his job very seriously. Call Gerard today to discuss your needs, he is fluent in English and Russian. Gerard Kardonsky started practicing criminal defense in 2009 working for a respected lawyer in Tarrant County, Texas. Gerard Kardonskyis a first-generation Texas native and was raised in the D/FW area. He is a world traveler who understands and respects diverse cultural...
Keith Spencer
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Bedford, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(817) 533-8484 1901 Airport Fwy.
Bedford, TX 76021
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Keith Spencer is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law. That Board Certification mark of excellence and distinguished accomplishment is attained by only one in ten Texas attorneys, and indicates that Keith has substantial, relevant experience and has demonstrated the same in family law cases. Keith was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1987. Mr. Spencer is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and holds Bachelor’s and Masters degrees in Communications from the University of North Texas. Keith is a Board Certified Family Law specialist. Mr. Spencer has practiced Family Law in Tarrant...
Jane Mapes
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Bedford, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(817) 533-8484 1901 Airport Fwy.
Bedford, TX 76021
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Jane Mapes has been practicing law for 26 years and has devoted her practice to Family Law for the past 16 years, in Texas. Prior to relocating to Texas in 1996, she concentrated on real estate and personal injury law in the State of Florida, where she went to law school, and was admitted to the Bar in 1988. Upon moving to Texas, Ms. Mapes was admitted to the State Bar of Texas, and began practicing with a general practice law firm in Grand Prairie, where she familiarized herself with the courts in Tarrant and Dallas Counties. Jane then joined...
Orlando Vera Jr.
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Bedford, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(844) 402-3900 1901 Airport Freeway
Bedford, TX 76021
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans
Orlando Vera practices personal injury law at Bailey and Galyen. He has successfully settled hundreds of cases, which include automobile accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bite cases and medical malpractice cases. Orlando puts forth a concerted effort to fiercely advocate for his clients. Prior to joining Bailey and Galyen, Orlando worked as an Associate Attorney at Thomas J. Henry Personal Injury Law Firm in San Antonio, Texas. He also practiced as a student attorney at the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office in New Orleans, Louisiana. Orlando also worked as a law clerk for the Loyola University New Orleans...
Jeff Brown
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Roanoke, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(817) 482-5005 504 N. Oak Street
Suite #6
Roanoke, TX 76262
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Estate Planning and Traffic Tickets
Florida Coastal School of Law
Jeff Brown is a criminal defense attorney trusted throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX area for delivering big firm results at small firm prices. His practice areas include DWI + DUI, Public Intoxication, Assault, Drug Possession, Theft, Burglary, Violation of Probation, and Traffic Tickets.

Jeff started his legal career in Florida. He worked for an international law firm in Miami, Florida. He represented businesses, governments, and investors, but wanted more courtroom experience.

He left the international law firm to work as a prosecutor. As a prosecutor, Jeff discovered his gift: fighting in the courtroom. Jeff developed his skills of persuasion in the...
Paul G. Daly
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Colleyville, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(817) 424-3405 5209 Heritage Avenue
Building 2, Suite 200
Colleyville, TX 76034
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal and Family
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Paul G. Daly has a strong desire to help people resolve their legal issues. Since joining Anderson Legal Group, P.C., in August of 2012, Mr. Daly has resolved a variety of family law (including adoptions, divorces, custody disputes, and child support modifications) and criminal law cases for his clients.

Education and Goals
In addition to his Law Degree, Mr. Daly also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology, or the study of the physical, cultural and societal developments of people. As such, Mr. Daly has a deep understanding of a wide range of cultural backgrounds and ideologies....
Kayla Harrington
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Bedford, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
1901 Airport Freeway
Bedford, TX 76021
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Texas A&M University School of Law
Kayla is a proud Aggie lawyer practicing family law and criminal defense out of Bailey & Galyen’s Weatherford office. Before attending Texas A&M School of Law in Fort Worth, Kayla attended Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. There she received her B.A. in Anthropology and Hispanic Studies with a concentration in Socio-Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology.

Kayla accepts criminal cases of all types ranging from class C misdemeanors to first degree felonies. She practices criminal defense in Parker, Wise, Hood, Palo Pinto, Johnson, Denton, Tarrant and Somervell County. Kayla is aggressive in seeking alternate resolutions to cases to help keep her clients...
Christopher Abel
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Flower Mound, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(972) 584-7837 2609 Sagebrush Drive, Suite 202
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Baylor Law School
Chris Abel is an experienced, professional criminal defense attorney that focuses on protecting the citizens of Denton County and Tarrant County from unlawful and overzealous arrests. If you or someone that you know has been arrested or charged with a crime, let Chris Abel defend your rights and fight for you. What Separates Chris Abel from Others Chris Abel graduated from Baylor Law School and was a moot court semifinalist in the appellate advocacy track. As a law student he argued in front of nine appellate judges, and out of 75 teams in the competition Mr. Abel was...
Doug Weathers
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Keller, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(817) 745-4566 9500 Ray White Blvd.
Suite 200
Keller, TX 76244
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Sherry R Armstrong
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North Richland Hills, TX Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(682) 215-7404 9284 Huntington Square
North Richland Hills, TX 76182
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Juvenile
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
I am a top-notch criminal defense attorney. As a former prosecutor, I spent countless years in the courtroom and litigated thousands of misdemeanor, felony, and juvenile criminal cases, including DWI, assault, robbery, theft, murder, child sex crimes, gun crimes, and narcotics offenses, among others. You need someone who will fight for you. Your concerns are my concerns. Your issues are my issues. I'll guide you through tough times and fight for your rights and interests. I'm passionate about my cases and clients and will represent you with determination, professionalism, and class.
Dana Anne Floyd
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Bedford, TX Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(817) 583-8392 1901 Airport Fwy.
Bedford, TX 76021
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Mississippi College School of Law
Dana Floyd Manry is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Georgia in 1992. She then continued her studies in law school, graduating from Mississippi College school of Law in Jackson, Mississippi in 1996. Mrs. Manry, a member of the Georgia State Bar Since 1996, has also been admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 1997 when she relocated to Chicago, Illinois. There she practiced Corporate Law until 2005 when she turned her talents to Family Law. Now she continues her practice limited to Family Law here in Texas. Mrs. Manry...
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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.

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