Dallas, Texas Criminal Lawyers

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What rights do I have if I am arrested in Dallas?

Every individual has rights that trigger upon being arrested, as well as other rights that trigger during a criminal trial, and even afterwards. One of those rights is the presumption of innocence.

Every accused individual in the United States, including Texas, is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. The government has the burden of proving every element of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt. The fact that a person has been arrested or charged with a crime gives no inference of guilt at his or her trial. The “reasonable doubt” is the highest standard in the legal system and it is intentionally designed this way since an individual’s liberty is at stake. It requires the jury to consider all the evidence (or lack thereof) carefully and impartially. Reasonable doubt exists when a fact finder cannot say with moral certainty that an individual is guilty.

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime in Dallas, you should strongly consider hiring a Dallas criminal defense lawyer as early as possible.

Do I need an attorney even if I didn’t do anything wrong?

It depends. Sometimes cases are dismissed if there is not enough evidence of a crime being committed. However, false accusations or ambiguous evidence can lead to charges and a trial even if you know that you didn’t commit any crimes. Because it is hard to know which of these best describes your situation, your best bet is to seek the advice of a Dallas criminal defense attorney as soon as you are arrested or find out you have been accused of a crime.

Criminal law is an area of law that encompasses a range of cases including but not limited to: sex crimes, theft crimes, white-collar crimes, violent crimes, drug crimes, juvenile crimes, DWI/DUIs and federal crimes. Some Dallas criminal defense attorneys focus on one specific type of offense (i.e., drug crimes), while others focus on a variety of criminal defense matters.

A criminal conviction can adversely impact every aspect of your life. Defending against criminal charges in Dallas can be challenging, and having a skilled criminal defense attorney on your side can make all the difference in your case.

Tim Powers
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Experienced criminal defense lawyer will fight for you. Call today!

As the founder of the Law Offices of Tim Powers, Denton County attorney Tim Powers provides diligent legal counsel to the criminally accused. Since 1996, Mr. Powers has been practicing law in Texas. Prior to... Read More »
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Casey Davis
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Experienced criminal lawyer and former prosecutor. Free consultation - 24/7!

"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... Read More »
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Derk A. Wadas
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Texas Criminal Defense Attorney with 21 years experience

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Todd Donald Shapiro
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Texas Criminal Defense Attorney with 18 years experience

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Jose Noriega
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Tim Clancy
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Jeffrey Charles Kennedy
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Walker Fults
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Micah Belden
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Carl Barrett Thomas
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Kimberly Griffin Tucker
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Brian Corrigan
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Texas Criminal Defense Attorney with 19 years experience

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Buck Johnson
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Buck Johnson has established himself as one of the most respected criminal lawyers in North Texas. He was recently selected as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine. In 2019, Buck was also chosen as a... Read More »
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Sunejiro  Agbuke
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Mr. J. Michael Price II
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Kevin Shane Harris
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Colby C. Vokey
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Robert Allen Thornton
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Allen Michael Ayers
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Mike Goolsby
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Allen Michael Ayers
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Free consultation, aggressive representation in all types of criminal cases.

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... Read More »
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Jeff L. Pierce
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Free Consultation! Aggressive Legal Representation! Fighting for Your Rights!

After graduating from Sam Houston State University with a degree in law enforcement and political science, attorney J.L. Pierce spent three years working as a police officer for the Houston Police Department. After... Read More »
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