- Criminal Defense
When people are arrested for any alleged crime in Texas, it is important for them to immediately take the necessary steps to protect their futures. If a criminal charge has the potential to result in possible jail or prison time, alleged offenders should never assume that prosecutors will “go easy” on them because of their lack of a criminal record or the alleged offense not seeming as serious as other crimes.
At the same time, a person should never assume that an arrest is the same as a conviction. Whatever the specific criminal charge may be, an alleged offender is always presumed innocent until proven guilty. Important defenses can be raised before trial, including a motion to dismiss the charges, a motion to suppress physical evidence, or a motion to exclude unduly prejudicial evidence.
A prosecutor must prove an accused person’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If the defense can raise a reasonable doubt at trial, then the jury is instructed to return a “not guilty” verdict. An experienced attorney can give a person the best chance of achieving the most favorable outcome to a criminal case.
Fort Worth Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you believe you are under investigation for or have already been charged with a criminal offense in North Central Texas, you should immediately seek legal representation. Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PLLC has more than 30 years of combined experience handling criminal cases on both sides of the aisle.
Our team of Fort Worth attorneys have previously served in such roles as felony prosecutors and assistant district attorneys in various offices around Texas. This background provides our firm with a unique understanding of the best ways to approach criminal cases because we know what weaknesses to look for and how to successfully get criminal charges reduced or dismissed.
Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PLLC handles such misdemeanor and felony offenses as:
- Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
- Drug Offenses
- Marijuana Defense
- Family Violence
- Traffic Offenses
- Property Crimes
- Violent Crimes
- Sexually Based Offenses
- Prostitution / Solicitation
- Firearm and Weapon Offenses
- Juvenile Offenses
- Fraud Charges
- Texas Criminal Process
- Record Sealing and Expungement
- Violation of Probation
- First Time Offenders
- Visitor Arrests
Texas Criminal Defense Resources
Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCCDLA) — Formerly known as the Tarrant County Criminal Bar, the TCCDLA was formed in Fort Worth under the present name in the late 1970s. The focus of this nonprofit association is to serve criminal defense attorneys practice in Tarrant County and to protect individual rights guaranteed by the Constitutions of both Texas and the United States. On the TCCDLA website, you can learn more about the organization and find a variety of useful documents and links.
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) — With more than 3,200 members, the TCDLA is the largest state association for criminal defense attorneys in the nation. You can learn more about the nonprofit organization’s purpose, boards and committees, and bylaws on this website. You can also read recent press releases and learn how to download the TCCDLA app for your mobile device.
Find a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Fort Worth, TX
Were you recently arrested for an alleged criminal offense in Tarrant County or a surrounding area in North Central Texas? Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PLLC aggressively defends clients in the greater Fort Worth and Arlington areas as well as Weatherford, Cleburne, and nearby communities in Parker County and Johnson County.
Whether you are facing criminal charges for the first time or you have been previously convicted, our Fort Worth criminal defense attorneys understand how frightening and confusing these cases can be. You can call 817-502-3600 or submit an online form to receive an honest and thorough evaluation of your case during a free, confidential consultation.