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The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Texas, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Texas should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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David B Sloane

David B Sloane
Law Offices of David Sloane
933 West Weatherford Street suite 220
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Call 817-810-0088
100% focus on marijuana highway interdiction cases... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
David B Sloane
Lifetime Member
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
David B Sloane
Member
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
David B Sloane
Member

Greg Torres

Greg Torres
Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC
15851 Dallas Parkway
Addison, TX 75001
Call 972-972-8869
The Law Offices of David Sloane is the premier marijuana defense firm defending Felony Highway Interdiction cases statewide, including the T... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Greg Torres
Lifetime Member

Wessley T Ball

Wessley T Ball
Ball & Hase, P.C.
4025 Woodland Park Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76013
Licensed for 40 years, Wessley T Ball is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Wessley T Ball
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Franklyn Mickelsen Jr

Franklyn Mickelsen Jr
Broden, Mickelsen, Helms & Snipes LLP
2600 State St.
Dallas, TX 75204
Licensed for 30 years, Franklyn Mickelsen Jr is a Federal Crimes and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Georgetown University Law Center... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Franklyn Mickelsen Jr
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Martin LeNoir

Martin LeNoir
The Law Offices of Martin LeNoir
3300 Oak Lawn Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75219
Licensed for 43 years, Martin LeNoir is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >
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National Board of Trial Advocacy
Martin LeNoir
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Bruce A Ashworth

Bruce A Ashworth
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2214 Park Springs Blvd
Arlington, TX 76013
Licensed for 38 years, Bruce A Ashworth is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Tex... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Bruce A Ashworth
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Gary Don Smart

Gary Don Smart
Robinson & Smart, P.C.
4214 Little Rd Ste 2000
Arlington, TX 76016
Licensed for 32 years, Gary Don Smart is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Gary Don Smart
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Brian John Willett

Brian John Willett
Willett law PLLC
219 S Collins St
Arlington, TX 76010
Licensed for 28 years, Brian John Willett is a Juvenile Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law -... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Brian John Willett
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Leticia Letty Martinez

Leticia Letty Martinez
Varghese Summersett PLLC
300 Throckmorton Street Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Licensed for 26 years, Leticia Letty Martinez is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Baylor Law School... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Leticia Letty Martinez
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Anna Summersett

Anna Summersett
Varghese Summersett PLLC
300 Throckmorton St. Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Licensed for 11 years, Anna Summersett is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Texas Wesleyan School of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Anna Summersett
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Cody Lee Cofer

Cody Lee Cofer
COFER LUSTER LAW FIRM, PC
300 Burnett St., Suite 130 Suite 130
Fort Worth, TX 76110
Licensed for 12 years, Cody Lee Cofer is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Cody Lee Cofer
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Jeremy Frederick Rosenthal

Jeremy Frederick Rosenthal
4500 Eldorado Pkwy Suite 3100
McKinney, TX 75070
Licensed for 19 years, Jeremy Frederick Rosenthal is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended SMU Dedman School of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Jeremy Frederick Rosenthal
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Steven Todd Jumes

Steven Todd Jumes
Varghese Summersett PLLC
300 Throckmorton Street Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76028
Licensed for 24 years, Steven Todd Jumes is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer who attended White Collar Investigation and Legal T... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Steven Todd Jumes
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Don T Hase

Don T Hase
Ball & Hase P.C.
4025 Woodland Park Blvd Ste 100
Arlington, TX 76013
Licensed for 39 years, Don T Hase is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Don T Hase
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Gregory Burke Westfall

Gregory Burke Westfall
Greg Westfall Attorney at Law
1400 West Abram Street
Arlington, TX 76013
Licensed for 27 years, Gregory Burke Westfall is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Gregory Burke Westfall
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Randall Blair Isenberg

Randall Blair Isenberg
Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg
4303 N Central Exp
Dallas, TX 75205
Licensed for 41 years, Randall Blair Isenberg is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended SMU Dedman School of Law... read more >
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National Board of Trial Advocacy
Randall Blair Isenberg
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Eric Labovitz

Eric Labovitz
Labovitz Law Firm
5840 Interstate 20 W Suite 138
Arlington, TX 76017
Licensed for 11 years, Eric Labovitz is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >

Joetta L Keene

Joetta L Keene
204 S Mesquite St
Arlington, TX 76010
Licensed for 30 years, Joetta L Keene is a Criminal Defense and Seal or Expunge Criminal Record lawyer who attended Baylor Law School... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Joetta L Keene
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

John William Stickels

John William Stickels
Stickels & Associates PC
PO Box 121431 770 N Fielder Rd
Arlington, TX 76012
Licensed for 37 years, John William Stickels is a Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Texas Tech University Sch... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
John William Stickels
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Bruce Edward Anton

Bruce Edward Anton
Sorrels, Udashen, & Anton
2311 Cedar Springs Rd Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75201
Licensed for 41 years, Bruce Edward Anton is a Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended SMU Dedman School of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Bruce Edward Anton
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

F. Clinton Broden

F. Clinton Broden
2600 State Street
Dallas, TX 75204
Licensed for 23 years, F. Clinton Broden is a Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Virginia School... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
F. Clinton Broden
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Derk Allan Wadas

Derk Allan Wadas
Derk A. Wadas
4500 W Eldorado Parkway Suite 3100
McKinney, TX 75070
Licensed for 16 years, Derk Allan Wadas is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Vermont Law School... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Derk Allan Wadas
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Kirk F Lechtenberger

Kirk F Lechtenberger
Kirk Lechtenberger, LLC.
183 Parkhouse Street
Dallas, TX 75207
Licensed for 30 years, Kirk F Lechtenberger is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Center... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Kirk F Lechtenberger
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Mark Gant Daniel

Mark Gant Daniel
Evans Daniel Moore Evans and Biggs
115 W 2nd St Ste 202
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Licensed for 40 years, Mark Gant Daniel is a Criminal Defense and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >
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National Board of Trial Advocacy
Mark Gant Daniel
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Thomas W Mills Jr

Thomas W Mills Jr
Mills & Williams, LLP
5910 N Central Expy Ste 980
Dallas, TX 75206
Licensed for 48 years, Thomas W Mills Jr is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >
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National Board of Trial Advocacy
Thomas W Mills Jr
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

James Christopher Abel

James Christopher Abel
Law Office of Christopher Abel
4315 Windsor Centre Trl Suite 300
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Licensed for 16 years, James Christopher Abel is a DUI / DWI and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended Baylor Law School... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
James Christopher Abel
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Christopher Kuhner

Christopher Kuhner
The Law Office of Christopher Kuhner
501 W. Randol Mill Rd.
Arlington, TX 76012
Licensed for 10 years, Christopher Kuhner is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Carl Henry Judin III

Carl Henry Judin III
Carl Henry Judin III, Attorney and Courselor
8111 Preston Rd Ste 550
Dallas, TX 75225
Licensed for 40 years, Carl Henry Judin III is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Baylor Law School... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Carl Henry Judin III
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Dean M Swanda

Dean M Swanda
109 E Park Row Dr
Arlington, TX 76010
Licensed for 34 years, Dean M Swanda is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Fred Lee Cummings

Fred Lee Cummings
Cummings & Cummings
303 Main St Ste 304
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Licensed for 34 years, Fred Lee Cummings is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >
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National Board of Trial Advocacy
Fred Lee Cummings
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Susan E Anderson

Susan E Anderson
Law Office of Susan E. Anderson
3500 Maple Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75219
Licensed for 25 years, Susan E Anderson is a Criminal Defense and Firearm and Weapon Charges lawyer who attended St. Mary's University Scho... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Susan E Anderson
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

James Michael Price II

James Michael Price II
Milner Finn Price
2828 N Harwood St Ste 1950
Dallas, TX 75201
Licensed for 25 years, James Michael Price II is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended SMU Dedman School of Law... read more >
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National Board of Trial Advocacy
James Michael Price II
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Benson Varghese

Benson Varghese
Varghese Summersett PLLC
300 Throckmorton Street, Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Licensed for 11 years, Benson Varghese is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Benson Varghese
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Brian Eppes

Brian Eppes
Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PLLC
500 Main St #640
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Licensed for 15 years, Brian Eppes is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Brian Eppes
Member

Mitchell Ryan Nolte

Mitchell Ryan Nolte
Gibbs Nolte Robison Rose PLLC
2780 Virginia Pkwy Ste 401
McKinney, TX 75071
Licensed for 24 years, Mitchell Ryan Nolte is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Mitchell Ryan Nolte
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Harold Frederick Hagen

Harold Frederick Hagen
Jackson & Hagen
100 W Oak St Ste 302
Denton, TX 76201
Licensed for 30 years, Harold Frederick Hagen is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Oklahoma College of... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Harold Frederick Hagen
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Steve Bankhead

Steve Bankhead
VS Family Law Group
300 Throckmorton Street
Suite 1650 B
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Licensed for 36 years, Steve Bankhead is a Natural Resources / Oil and Gas and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Baylor University ... read more >
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State Bar of California
Steve Bankhead
Board Certified Specialist in Family Law

Stephen P Karns

Stephen P Karns
Law Office of Stephen P. Karns
6116 N Central Expy Suite 450
Dallas, TX 75206
Licensed for 26 years, Stephen P Karns is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended St. Mary's Law School... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Stephen P Karns
Member

John William Sweeney Jr

John William Sweeney Jr
John W. Sweeney Attorney at Law
2214 Park Springs Blvd
Arlington, TX 76013
Licensed for 53 years, John William Sweeney Jr is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
John William Sweeney Jr
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Tanya Sue Dohoney

Tanya Sue Dohoney
Varghese Summersett PLLC
300 Throckmorton Street, Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Licensed for 33 years, Tanya Sue Dohoney is a Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Tanya Sue Dohoney
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Richard Charles McConathy

Richard Charles McConathy
Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy
15110 Dallas Pkwy #400
Dallas, TX 75248
Licensed for 18 years, Richard Charles McConathy is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Texas A&M University School of Law... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Richard Charles McConathy
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Sally Glenn Goodman

Sally Glenn Goodman
Sally G. Goodman, Attorney at Law
325 North St. Paul Street Ste 2030
Dallas, TX 75201
Licensed for 36 years, Sally Glenn Goodman is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of L... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Sally Glenn Goodman
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

J Craig Jett

J Craig Jett
Burleson, Pate & Gibson, LLP
900 Jackson St Ste 330
Dallas, TX 75202
Licensed for 43 years, J Craig Jett is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended SMU Dedman School of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
J Craig Jett
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Andrea Townsend

Andrea Townsend
Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PLLC
500 Main St #640
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Licensed for 17 years, Andrea Townsend is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Andrea Townsend
Member

William S Harris

William S Harris
Law Office of William S. Harris
307 W 7th St Ste 1905
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Licensed for 44 years, William S Harris is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
William S Harris
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

William D Cox III

William D Cox III
Law Offices of William D. Cox III
325 North St. Paul Street Ste 3100
Dallas, TX 75201
Licensed for 28 years, William D Cox III is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cool... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
William D Cox III
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Joshua Zientek

Joshua Zientek
Law Office of L. Clay-Jackson PLLC
3510 Rankin St
Dallas, TX 75205
Licensed for 11 years, Joshua Zientek is a Seal or Expunge Criminal Record and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Houston Law Cent... read more >
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Texas Bar College
Joshua Zientek
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Timothy Lloyd Evans

Timothy Lloyd Evans
The Beneficient Company Group, L.P.
325 North St. Paul Street Ste 4850
Dallas, TX 75201
Licensed for 12 years, Timothy Lloyd Evans is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Timothy Lloyd Evans
Life Member

Robert F Foran

Robert F Foran
Robert F. Foran
623 W Division St Ste. A
Arlington, TX 76011
Licensed for 31 years, Robert F Foran is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >

Rajeev Sunkara

Rajeev Sunkara
Varghese Summersett
300 Throckmorton St. Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Licensed for 6 years, Rajeev Sunkara is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of Law... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Criminal Defense Certification

TBLS Board Certification in Criminal Law - The Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) certifies lawyers as specialists in Criminal Law if they have substantial experience, involvement, competence, and training in this specialty area of practice.


The TBLS defines the term "criminal law" to include "misdemeanor and felony crimes, arrest, detention, plea bargains, jury and non-jury trials (for individuals 17 years of age or older)."



Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

TCDLA has a proud history of supporting and educating criminal defense lawyers in the the state while advocating for the rights of the accused. Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in Texas are active within this organization.



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