Understanding the Importance of Solid Criminal Defense
When faced with a criminal charge of any kind, one of the most important decisions you must make is who you will hire to represent you. The choice of your Dallas criminal defense lawyer can literally mean the difference between having your freedom and having it taken away from you. When speaking to lawyers about representing you, look for someone who is honest with you, first and foremost, and who has the experience and knowledge of the law necessary to handle your case.
Never hire someone who promises you a certain result. Not only is this unethical, it is also dishonest and will not result in a positive lawyer-client relationship. It is vitally important that you trust your lawyer and have an open and honest relationship with him/her. If you are looking for a criminal defense lawyer in Dallas who not only has a vast amount of experience handling all types of criminal cases, but is also honest and ethical in the way he handles your case, look no further than Nelson Knight.
Attorney Knight's Career Overview
Nelson Knight has been practicing criminal law in Dallas and the surrounding counties since 1998. In that time he has come to be one of the most respected trial lawyers in all of Dallas County and has tried to verdict over 175 jury trials and countless bench trials. Mr. Knight started his career as an Assistant District Attorney for the Dallas County District Attorney's Office. In his time as an assistant D.A. from 1999 to 2001, Mr. Knight quickly rose through the misdemeanor ranks and became a felony prosecutor in only 10 months. By the end of his time at the D.A.'s office, Mr. Knight was widely known as one of the best prosecutors in Dallas County, having tried virtually every type of case, ranging from DWI to capital murder.
From 2001 forward, Mr. Knight has practiced criminal defense and for a short time, corporate defense of large companies accused of violation of civil law. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Knight served as an Assistant Public Defender for Dallas County in felony courts, during which time he represented over 1000 citizens of Dallas County.
One of the most important factors in Mr. Knight's success as a criminal defense lawyer is his ability to see each case through the eyes of not only a defense attorney, but a prosecutor as well. This enables him to anticipate how the State of Texas will prosecute a case and what "value" the prosecutors might attach to a given case. Knowing these things is critically important to being able to defend a case to a successful resolution, be it a trial, a dismissal or a favorable plea bargain agreement. Mr. Knight is a native Dallas resident. He cares about our community and the rights of the citizens who live here. He wants to help you if you or a loved one are in trouble.
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