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Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney

Defenses to Criminal Charges in Texas

Being accused of a crime can have a negative impact on a person's professional and personal reputation. At Scott H. Palmer, P.C., we aggressively fight on behalf of the criminally accused. Depending on the circumstances of an individual case, a person accused of or arrested on suspicion of a crime in Texas could face a criminal conviction leading to severe penalties that might include prison time and/or substantial monetary fines and a permanent criminal record.

Protect yourself from fines and/or imprisonment by contacting our Dallas criminal defense lawyers. We will work tirelessly in our efforts to secure a satisfactory result. It might be of comfort to know that there is a team of experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorneys in the Addison area who are prepared to assist you as you plan your defense strategy in light of the charges against you.

Defend your name and criminal record with the help of Scott H. Palmer, P.C.! Call (214) 891-3382 - we are available 24/7!

Helping You Understand the Legal Process in Texas

Scott H. Palmer, P.C. represents clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as well as Allen, McKinney and throughout Texas. We are committed to helping you seek the most positive outcome possible in your case. We will make sure that you understand the legal process as you prepare for court and that you are aware of all potential repercussions following a conviction, including incarceration, restrictions on your driving privileges in certain cases and difficulties sometimes faced in the future when attempting to obtain paid employment or renting or buying a home.

Criminal Defense Cases We Handle

With the help and guidance of the Palmer team, you can begin to make choices as to how best to proceed in order to present an aggressive and effective defense in court. At our firm, we take on a comprehensive range of criminal cases, from misdemeanors to felonies. When you reach out to us, you can be confident knowing we have the resources, expertise, and drive to help you fight the charges that have been made against you.

At our firm, we handle cases related to the following:

Backed by years of experience, we have had great success getting charges reduced or dismissed altogether. Regardless of the charges against you, we’re here to help you challenge the accusations.

Why Should I Hire a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist for My Case?

Hiring an experienced and knowledgeable Dallas criminal attorney for your case can be the difference between costly fines and dropped charges. For this reason, hiring a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist is of the utmost importance. Attorney Scott H. Palmer brings ample experience to our team, and his cases often result in beneficial plea negotiations and dropped charges.

Should I Still Fight My Charges if the Police Have Evidence Against Me?

It is important to contact legal representation even if you believe the police have evidence against you. Our skilled Dallas criminal defense lawyers can examine the details of your case and determine whether your rights were violated at any point and whether your criminal charges can be dropped.

Should I Hire a Lawyer for a Minor Offense?

Yes, it is important to hire a criminal defense lawyer even if your offenses were minor. Even misdemeanor charges can be harmful to your reputation and can result in costly fines.

Fighting Criminal Charges in Texas

With nearly 45 years of combined experience​ in criminal defense in Texas, we know the law comes down harshly on offenders. If convicted of even a misdemeanor, you could face crippling fines and possible jail time.

We handle everything, from misdemeanors to felonies to federal crimes:

  • Misdemeanors: Texas misdemeanors are categorized into Class A, Class B, and Class C crimes. A Class C misdemeanor is the least severe and a Class A misdemeanor is the most severe. Penalties for misdemeanors vary according to their classes.
  • State Jail Felonies: Texas state jail felonies fall in the middle of misdemeanors and felonies on a scale of severity. Crimes in this category can be punished by no less than 180 days of incarceration, but by no more than two years in the state jail unless other circumstances are present.
  • Felonies: Like misdemeanors, felonies also fall into classes. Capital felonies are punishable by the death penalty or life in prison, while Class III felonies are punishable by a minimum of two years in prison. Felonies fall into Class III, II, I, and Capital categories.

Get the Legal Defense You Need

A strong criminal defense is often a crucial component in achieving a successful outcome in court. If you have been arrested or accused of a crime in Texas, you are entitled to retain the assistance of an experienced advocate as you prepare to navigate the legal system. Our team is dedicated and committed to helping you make the most of the options that might be available in your case.

Because our Dallas criminal defense attorneys are licensed to practice in state and federal courts, no criminal defense case is too big or small for us to handle.

Get started on a case evaluation with them today!

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We Go the Extra Mile to Defend Your Rights

With over 200 cases handled in the past 20 years, our Dallas criminal defense attorneys have accrued a wealth of knowledge and experience. We put this expertise to work for you 24/7, including nights and weekends so that you are properly defended. With a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist working for you, you can be sure that your case is in capable hands. We will not stop fighting on your behalf until we reach a satisfactory result. Don't assume that you can navigate the legal process on your own. A skilled criminal defense lawyer in Dallas could be a life-changing difference in your case.

Begin a case evaluation by calling (214) 891-3382!



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Over the years, our firm has continued to collect various honors and awards for the outstanding legal representation we provide. Always striving to help our clients secure the best possible results, we believe in going above and beyond the legal call of duty to help our clients win.