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Are you facing criminal charges for the first time in your life? You may be overwhelmed with the harsh process of the criminal justice system and the serious penalties that you may face, but you do not have to face these obstacles alone. Attorney Nelson Knight is committed to providing you with strong, effective legal protection every step of the way. Our team at the Knight Law Office is dedicated to helping those charged with criminal offenses throughout the Dallas area, and we fight aggressively to help our clients avoid conviction.

We understand the stress and confusion that criminal charges can bring, and it is wise to seek the help of a lawyer even before formal charges have been filed against you. Our founding Dallas criminal defense attorney has helped thousands of clients attain favorable outcomes in criminal cases throughout Dallas, Tarrant, and Denton County, as well as nearby communities throughout North Texas. You have rights and we will fight to protect them both in and out of the courtroom so that you can face your future with hope.

What Do Criminal Defense Lawyers Do?

Criminal defense attorneys are committed to protecting the rights and best interests of individuals facing criminal charges. A defendant may obtain the legal services of a private defense lawyer directly or the court may assign the defendant a public defender, who tends to be paid a lower salary and often has a higher case load compared to a private attorney.

While many attorneys handle a wide range of criminal cases, some might specialize in a specific type of offense. For example, some lawyers exclusively handle DUI charges, drug crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, or federal charges. Defense attorneys who specialize in specific areas generally have a significant amount of experience and knowledge defending against these types of crimes.

A criminal defense lawyer can do all the following on behalf of the defendant:

  • Assess the case to determine the possible defenses, along with the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution’s argument

  • Advise you on your rights and the potential outcomes of conviction

  • Investigate the arrest by gathering and examining any evidence related to the alleged offense, interviewing witnesses, and reviewing search and seizure procedures to figure out whether law enforcement officials violated the defendant’s rights

  • Negotiate a suitable plea agreement with prosecutors

  • Filing pre-trial motions (e.g., motion to exclude evidence, motion to enter new evidence, etc.)

  • Present the defendant’s side of the story, examine witnesses, cross-examine the state’s witnesses, and attempts to convince the jury that the prosecution failed to meet its burden of proof at trial

  • Represent the defendant during the sentencing phase, convince the judge or jury to reduce the jail or prison sentence, and discuss potential alternatives to incarceration

  • Appeal a conviction or sentence, if applicable

If you are interested in hiring a defense lawyer, you want to make sure you make the best decision for your case. It is important to schedule interviews with a few attorneys or law firms before you ultimately decide who will defend you inside and outside the courtroom.

At Knight Law Office, we offer all potential clients a free initial consultation. This gives our criminal defense team an opportunity to get to know you, listen to your story, thoroughly evaluate your case, and discuss your available legal options.

Available 24/7, call (214) 682-0296 today! Fill out our free case evaluation form here.

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Need a Qualified Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer?

When you are looking for a lawyer to represent your case, you need someone who is honest and who has legitimate experience with and knowledge of criminal law. Attorney Nelson Knight has been practicing criminal law in Dallas and the surrounding counties since 1998 and during that time he has earned a reputation for his success in trial. As a former prosecutor, he brings unique insight to every case and has gained the ability to anticipate how the State of Texas will prosecute your case.

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