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.
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
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
- Identity theft
- Indecency with a child
- Intoxicated assault
- Murder and manslaughter
- Organized criminal activity
- 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,
- 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
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.