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TexasCriminal Defense Lawyers in Shelby County, Texas

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 Shelby County, 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 Shelby County, 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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Lynda Russell

Lynda Russell
Law Office of Lynda K Russell
P.O. Box 765 609 Nacogdoches St
Center, TX 75935
Licensed for 27 years, Lynda Russell is a Estate and Probate Law and Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Oklahoma City University School of... read more >

Thomas R Mcleroy Jr

Thomas R Mcleroy Jr
McLeroy Law Office
PO Box 668 103 Austin St Ste 668
Center, TX 75935
Licensed for 47 years, Thomas R Mcleroy Jr is a Criminal Defense and Real Estate Law lawyer who attended The University of Texas School of ... read more >

Jeffrey Dale Adams

Jeffrey Dale Adams
The Law Office of Jeff Adams PLLC
PO Box 1898 119 Logansport St Ste 1898
Center, TX 75935
Licensed for 23 years, Jeffrey Dale Adams is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Baylor Law School... read more >

Dexter A Jones

Dexter A Jones
Law Office of Deck Jones
PO Box 419
Center, TX 75935
Licensed for 27 years, Dexter A Jones is a Estate and Probate Law and Probate lawyer who attended Baylor Law School... 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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