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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
14785 Preston Road Suite 550
Dallas, TX 75254
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
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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

Mark O'Bryan Jr

Mark O'Bryan Jr
The Law Office Of Mark O'Bryan
3948 Legacy Dr Ste 106
Plano, TX 75023
Licensed for 9 years, Mark O'Bryan Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Texas Wesleyan University... read more >

James Patrick Whalen

James Patrick Whalen
6500 International Pkwy Suite 1700
Plano, TX 75093
Licensed for 25 years, James Patrick Whalen 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
James Patrick Whalen
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

Mac Morris

Mac Morris
Law Office of Mac Morris
7600 San Jacinto Place Suite 200-D
Plano, TX 75024
Licensed for 25 years, Mac Morris is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

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

Patrick Karl Short

Patrick Karl Short
The Law Firm of Patrick Short
603 White Hills Dr
Rockwall, TX 75087
Licensed for 36 years, Patrick Karl Short is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... read more >
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National Board of Trial Advocacy
Patrick Karl Short
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Paul Gregory Stuckle

Paul Gregory Stuckle
Stuckle & Associates, PLLC
1001 20th St
Plano, TX 75074
Licensed for 37 years, Paul Gregory Stuckle is a Sex Crimes and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended Mercer Law School - National Crimina... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Paul Gregory Stuckle
Member

David K Haynes

David K Haynes
David K. Haynes, Attorney at Law
909 W Spring Creek Pkwy Ste 210
Plano, TX 75023
Licensed for 43 years, David K Haynes is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Wake Forest University School of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
David K Haynes
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Robert J Herrington

Robert J Herrington
Herrington Law Office
PO Box 262234
Plano, TX 75026
Licensed for 26 years, Robert J Herrington is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Paul M. Hebert Law Center - Louisiana State University... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Robert J Herrington
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Michelle L Voirin

Michelle L Voirin
Plano City Attorney's Office
900 E 15th St Ste 220
Plano, TX 75084
Licensed for 30 years, Michelle L Voirin is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Baylor Law School... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Michelle L Voirin
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

Don N High

Don N High
816 Greylyn Dr
Plano, TX 75075
Licensed for 35 years, Don N High is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Baylor Law School... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Don N High
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Curtis T Howard

Curtis T Howard
909 14th St
Plano, TX 75074
Licensed for 22 years, Curtis T Howard is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended South Texas College of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Curtis T Howard
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

David Marion Kleckner

David Marion Kleckner
6521 Preston Rd STE 100
Plano, TX 75024
Licensed for 31 years, David Marion Kleckner is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
David Marion Kleckner
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

William Lee Schultz

William Lee Schultz
2101 Brugge Ct
Plano, TX 75025
Licensed for 45 years, William Lee Schultz is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
William Lee Schultz
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Eric Gruetzner

Eric Gruetzner
Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy
5700 Granite Pkwy #200
Plano, TX 75024
Licensed for 18 years, Eric Gruetzner is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended Texas A&M University School of Law... read more >
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National College for DUI Defense
Eric Gruetzner
General Member

Heather Jean Barbieri

Heather Jean Barbieri
Barbieri Law Firm, P.C.
1400 Gables Ct
Plano, TX 75075
Licensed for 22 years, Heather Jean Barbieri is a Criminal Defense and Police Misconduct lawyer who attended Texas A&M University School of... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Heather Jean Barbieri
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

Rafael De la Garza II

Rafael De la Garza II
The De La Garza Law Firm
3941 Legacy Dr Ste 204-A192
Plano, TX 75023
Licensed for 26 years, Rafael De la Garza II is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law - Texa... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Rafael De la Garza II
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

John Lee Schomburger

John Lee Schomburger
The Law Office of John Schomburger
555 Republic Dr Ste 200
Plano, TX 75074
Licensed for 34 years, John Lee Schomburger is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
John Lee Schomburger
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Darlina Crowder

Darlina Crowder
The Crowder Law Firm, P.C.
7950 Legacy Dr Suite 360
Plano, TX 75024
Licensed for 21 years, Darlina Crowder is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Darlina Crowder
Member

Alyse Ferguson

Alyse Ferguson
1001 20th Street
Plano, TX 75074
Licensed for 14 years, Alyse Ferguson is a Criminal Defense and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended Texas Wesleyan School of Law ... read more >

Allen Michael Ayers

Allen Michael Ayers
Stuckle and Associates
1001 20th St
Plano, TX 75074
Licensed for 10 years, Allen Michael Ayers is a Domestic Violence and Sex Crimes lawyer... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Allen Michael Ayers
Member

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

David Keith Willeford

David Keith Willeford
Willeford, Duff & Council, PLLC
PO Box 11
Greenville, TX 75403
Licensed for 26 years, David Keith Willeford is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of L... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
David Keith Willeford
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Andrew Peveto

Andrew Peveto
Peveto Law
101 E. Park Blvd Suite 602
Plano, TX 75074
Licensed for 14 years, Andrew Peveto is a Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense lawyer... read more >

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

Danette Alvarado Broome

Danette Alvarado Broome
Law Office of Danette Alvarado
5700 Granite Pkwy Ste 200
Plano, TX 75024
Licensed for 26 years, Danette Alvarado Broome is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of L... read more >
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Danette Alvarado Broome
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Jason Zendeh Del

Jason Zendeh Del
The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC
7600 San Jacinto Place Suite 200
Plano, TX 75024
Licensed for 15 years, Jason Zendeh Del is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer... read more >
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Jason Zendeh Del
Member

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

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

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

Megan Roper

Megan Roper
JBabb Criminal Defense
800 E Campbell Road Ste. 300
Richardson, TX 75081
Licensed for 9 years, Megan Roper is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended St. Mary's University School of Law... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Megan Roper
Lifetime Member

Benson Varghese

Benson Varghese
Varghese Summersett PLLC
100 Crescent Court, Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75201
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
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

Scott Erik Edgett

Scott Erik Edgett
The Edgett Law Firm, P.C.
101 E Park Blvd Ste 1001
Plano, TX 75074
Licensed for 12 years, Scott Erik Edgett is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Scott Erik Edgett
Member

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

Katherine Marie Devlin

Katherine Marie Devlin
Barbieri Law Firm
7000 Preston Rd Ste 700
Plano, TX 75024
Licensed for 4 years, Katherine Marie Devlin is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended SMU Dedman School of Law... read more >

Billy Jack Stovall

Billy Jack Stovall
Law Offices of Bill J. Stovall, P.C.
7700 Windrose Ave G300
Plano, TX 75024
Licensed for 22 years, Billy Jack Stovall is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Oklahoma College of Law... read more >

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
Member

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

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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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