Defense for Texas Crimes

Dallas Criminal Lawyer Can Fight For You

Once a defendant has been indicted or otherwise charged with an offense, Texas law requires the prosecution to produce documentation such as the police offense report, witness statements, and / or any evidence that demonstrates that a defendant might be guilty of the charges he or she faces.

An experienced Dallas criminal defense lawyer should request the discovery of all evidence in order to evaluate the strength or weakness of a case. If you are facing criminal charges in Texas, it is highly advisable to hire a top-notch investigator to interview witnesses and assist in the preparation of your defense.

Fighting for Your Rights & Exploring Your Options

At the law office of Peter Barrett in Dallas, our aggressive criminal defense lawyer always strives to get your case dismissed, your charges dropped, or your sentencing reduced when possible.

We make sure to explore all alternative options such as:

  • A trial before a judge or a jury
  • A reduction of the charge
  • A conditional dismissal
  • Deferred adjudication probation
  • Mitigation of any punishment

In the event of a dismissal or deferred adjudication probation, it may be possible to either expunge the records relating to the case or petition the court for an order of non-disclosure, effectively sealing the records.

The Kinds of Cases We Handle

Attorney Barrett has been practicing law in Texas for more than two decades. Over that time, he has honed the experience, strategies, and resources to navigate a wide variety of criminal cases.

Just some of the cases our firm is ready to handle include:

  • Aggravated robbery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault - family violence
  • Burglary of a habitation
  • Child Pornography
  • Credit card abuse
  • Delivery of a controlled substance
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Embezzlement
  • Forgery
  • Identity theft
  • Indecency with a child
  • Intoxicated assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Organized criminal activity
  • Prostitution
  • Public lewdness
  • Sexual assault
  • Theft of property

Fighting for You in & Out of Court

Sometimes cases may be resolved without any charges being filed. On the other hand, felony cases must first be presented to a grand jury. In these cases, it is extremely important to retain an experienced Dallas criminal defense lawyer, as it is an additional opportunity to convince the grand jury to decline prosecution of the case. While an attorney is generally not permitted in the grand jury room, they may present a packet of materials for review and the grand jury may agree to hear from defense witnesses. Peter Barrett has extensive experience representing clients in Texas and local courts.

These courts have several important differences from most other jurisdictions, including:

  • An indeterminate sentencing structure
  • A defendant may elect to have the judge or jury determine his or her sentence
  • Plea bargaining is frequently permitted by Texas judges
  • If a bargain is rejected, the defendant is free to withdraw the pleas and pursue alternatives

Your Future Matters. Call Attorney Peter Barrett Today

Peter Barrett has been representing individuals who have been charged with criminal offenses throughout the state of Texas for over 20 years. He understands that every case is unique and works hard to make sure your rights and best interests are protected.

To learn how we can help, or to schedule a free case review, call us at (214) 307-8667.