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There are few things in this world as stressful as being charged with a criminal offense. As difficult as this may be, you do not need to panic. There are many steps in between being arrested for a crime and being found guilty of a crime, and once you’ve been charged the first thing you should do is find an attorney and start planning your strategy.

Why clients choose my firm:

As an experienced Fort Worth criminal defense attorney, I spent several years as the chief prosecutor for 16 cities in North Texas, giving me unique insight into the methodologies used by district attorneys to prosecute defendants. This knowledge allows me to put my clients on an equal playing field with the prosecution. You have several rights as a criminal defendant, and by working with a skilled attorney such as myself, you can use all of them to your advantage.

It’s important to start building a defense within the first few days of your arrest. Call (817) 857-6307 today.

An Arrest Is Not a Verdict

It does not matter how much evidence the police say they have, or how strongly the prosecution pressures you into pleading guilty, you can and should consult with an attorney before saying anything. In criminal law, the outcome goes beyond a simple “guilty” or “not guilty” verdict. Chances are, if you were charged with one crime you were also charged with several smaller, accompanying crimes, or you may have been labeled with a severe charge that is far beyond what you were actually accused of. While clearing all charges is the ultimate goal, one of the first things you and your attorney can do is dismiss as many of these extraneous charges as possible before the trial even begins.

Regardless of how solid the case against you may seem, there are always angles that should be investigated to defend your rights:

  • Did the police officer read your Miranda Rights at the time of the arrest?
  • Was there reasonable cause for the police to pull you over if they suspected you were drinking and driving?
  • Did you cooperate with the police during the arrest? Were you treated fairly by the arresting officers?
  • How was the evidence against you collected and is there any direct correlation between you and this evidence?
  • Were there any witnesses to the alleged crime and what is there take on the situation?

In American law enforcement, the district attorney and police force are under pressure to meet certain statistics every year. This works to the detriment of anyone arrested for a crime as it leads to law enforcement officials slapping on as many charges as possible in order to meet their quota. For instance, if you were caught spraying graffiti and arrested for vandalism, a police officer may try to charge you with obstruction of justice if you attempt to resist them in anyway. Obstruction is a serious criminal offense and it can be very easy for overzealous law enforcement to misinterpret innocent actions as obstruction when they are eager to improve stats.

Call My Fort Worth Office Today

At my firm, you get exactly what you pay for. As a Fort Worth criminal defense lawyer with extensive experience in this field, I work directly with all of my clients. Your case will never be passed down to a paralegal or case manager. I will do everything in my power to build the best defense possible.

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What SetS ME Apart?

  • Aggressive Defense

    I provide aggressive and personable advocacy.

  • Experience You Can Count On

    I have years of experience as a prosecutor and judge.

  • Not Afraid to Fight

    I  have been a Trial attorney for over two decades.

  • Committed to My Clients

    I am 100% committed to getting cases dismissed.

  • Avvo Client's Choice 2019
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  • Avvo Client's Choice 2017
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • TCCDLA President's Award 2014
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb: Top Attorney Criminal Defense
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Clients Share Their Experiences

  • “The police stopped me for making an unsafe lane change in Grapevine, Texas. Paul Previte convinced the judge that I was driving safely and the case was dismissed before trial.”

    - L.M.
  • “I was arrested for DWI and the police claimed that I scored a .189 on the breath test. Paul Previte tried my case and I was found Not Guilty.”

    - G.H.
  • “I was facing my second DWI charge and I believed that I was not intoxicated and that the police officer stopped me for no reason. I hired Paul Previte and I could not believe the attention that he ...”

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  • “I hired Paul Previte because of what he told me during my free consultation. He believed in my case and convinced me to take the case to trial. I am glad I followed his advice because the jury found ...”

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  • “I was a nurse facing my second DWI charge. If convicted, I would have lost my nursing license, my job, and my driver’s license. I hired Paul Previte and he took my case to trial. The jury found me NOT ...”

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