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FORT WORTH CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS

If you are facing criminal charges, it’s important to seek a skilled Fort Worth criminal lawyer as soon as possible. Felony and misdemeanor crimes can carry significant consequences – both direct and indirect. Direct consequences can include jail or prison time, as well as steep fines. Indirect consequences can include the loss of valuable rights, such as the right to drive, vote or bear arms. Employment loss is also a real possibility. Our seasoned attorneys will build a personalized defense to protect your future.

We are Fort Worth Criminal Defense Lawyers defending cases in Tarrant, Dallas, Collin, Johnson, Parker, and Denton counties.

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To fight back, you want the best in your corner. Get experienced legal representation today from the criminal defense team at Varghese Summersett. Collectively, we have more than a century of criminal law experience and have tried 750 state and federal cases to juries.

We have built a reputation for relentless, unwavering criminal defense. We have defended hundreds of cases that resulted in dismissals, no-bills, and acquittals. We have more than 650 5-star Google reviews and hundreds more universally.

Benson Varghese Managing Partner
Benson Varghese
Board Certified Criminal Lawyer
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Christy Jack
Partner
Letty Martinez Criminal Defense Attorney
Letty Martinez
Board Certified Criminal Lawyer
Tiffany Burks Front
Tiffany Burks
Partner
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Anna Summersett
Board Certified Criminal Lawyer
Lisa Herrick
Lisa Herrick
Board Certified Juvenile Lawyer
Steve Baker Criminal Defense Lawyer
Steve Baker
Senior Associate
Alex Boyd
Alex Thornton
Senior Associate
Mitch Monthie Criminal Defense Lawyer
Mitch Monthie
Associate
Audrey Hatcher Criminal Defense Lawyer
Audrey Hatcher
Associate

Top Reasons to Hire Our Criminal Defense Lawyer Team

Board Certified

Four of our attorneys are board certified in criminal law, the highest designation an attorney can reach.

Award Winning

Our attorneys have been recognized as top lawyers by numerous publications including Super Lawyers, Fort Worth Magazine, 360 West, and D Magazine.

Former Prosecutors

The best defense is knowing the offense. All of our senior attorneys are former state or federal prosecutors.

100+ Years Experience

We have more than 100 years of criminal law experience. We've handled tens of thousands of cases, ranging from theft to capital murder.

500+ Jury Trials

We have tried more than 550 cases before state and federal juries in Texas, a staggering number by any measure.

500+ Dismissals and No-Bills

We’ve had hundreds of dismissals, no-bills, no-files and acquittals. Our results stem from hard work, dedication and experience.

Representative Practice Areas

A proactive defense is

your best defense.

Our team of Fort Worth criminal defense attorneys are former state and federal prosecutors who have become highly-regarded criminal defense attorneys. From the first phone call, you find we are different. Our dismissals, no-bills, and not guilty verdicts stem from our proactive and relentless approach to criminal defense. Find out why we have been chosen by professionals, athletes, police officers, and even elected officials as the best criminal defense attorneys to represent them.

Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Varghese Summersett
Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Varghese Summersett
Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Varghese Summersett

THE BEST WAY TO FIND A

FORT WORTH CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Your first instinct may be to Google “best criminal defense attorney” in your quest to find the best Fort Worth criminal lawyer for your case. It’s a good place to start, but you won’t be able to find the best attorney for your case until you talk to them.  We offer free over-the-phone and in-person consultations.

When you’re facing a criminal allegation, you’re facing the biggest problem in your life. We get that. We understand it is quite literally the entire weight of the government and all of its resources that is bearing down on you. It is in that place – between you and the government – where we are proudest to stand. We believe the best arguments – to a jury, judge, or prosecutors – are those that come from the heart. Our ability to make the most-effective arguments begins with understanding who you are and what your goals are.

THE BEST WAY TO FIND A

FORT WORTH CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Your first instinct may be to Google “best criminal defense attorney” in your quest to find the best Fort Worth criminal lawyer for your case. It’s a good place to start, but you won’t be able to find the best attorney for your case until you talk to them.  We offer free over-the-phone and in-person consultations.

When you’re facing a criminal allegation, you’re facing the biggest problem in your life. We get that. We understand it is quite literally the entire weight of the government and all of their resources that is bearing down on you. It is in that place – between you and the government – where we are proudest to stand. We believe the best arguments – to a jury, judge, or prosecutors – are those that come from the heart. Our ability to make the most-effective arguments begins with understanding who you are and what your goals are.

THE BEST WAY TO FIND A

FORT WORTH CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Your first instinct may be to Google “best criminal defense attorney” in your quest to find the best Fort Worth criminal lawyer for your case. It’s a good place to start, but you won’t be able to find the best attorney for your case until you talk to them.  We offer free over-the-phone and in-person consultations.

When you’re facing a criminal allegation, you’re facing the biggest problem in your life. We get that. We understand it is quite literally the entire weight of the government and all of their resources that is bearing down on you. It is in that place – between you and the government – where we are proudest to stand. We believe the best arguments – to a jury, judge, or prosecutors – are those that come from the heart. Our ability to make the most-effective arguments begins with understanding who you are and what your goals are.

Here are just a few of our reviews.

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Bobby D.
Murder - Dismissed
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Thank you for fighting for me - for years - until the murder charge against me was dismissed!
Diego B.
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I was referred to the Varghese Summerset Law Firm because they are the best - and they really are. Ms. Summersett explained things so well and candidly to reassure me that my family would be in great hands. Thank you!
Angel F.
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This team is the best. They fought tooth and nail to get my 4 CASES DISMISSED! They know the ins and outs of the system and believe in their clients! I had been dealing with the State for a couple of years with another “prestigious” law firm that just took my money and wanted to find the easy way to take a plea for something I did not commit. They were always there to answer any questions or concerns. Always updating me on new developments and constantly reassuring me of what our final outcome would be. Fierce in negotiations, using their experience to get me a better outcome each and every time we stepped in that courtroom until she they what they wanted! Varghese Summersett is forever family!

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Misdemeanor and Felony Charges in Texas

In Texas, there are two classifications of crimes – misdemeanors and felonies. Felonies are more serious than misdemeanors and carry harsher punishments, including higher fines and longer jail sentences. That’s why it’s imperative to seek an experienced Fort Worth defense attorney from the outset if you or a loved one is accused of a crime.

Texas felonies are categorized into five groups or “degrees” based on the severity of the offense — capital felony, first-degree, second-degree, third-degree and state jail.

  • Capital murder is the most serious offense in Texas, punishable by life in prison without parole or the death penalty.
  • A first-degree felony is punishable by 5 to 99 years or life in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine.
  • A second-degree felony is punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison a maximum $10,000 fine.
  • A third-degree felony is punishable by 2 to 10 years in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine.
  • A state jail felony is punishable by 6 months to 2 years in a state jail facility and a maximum $10,000 fine.

Misdemeanor crimes fall into three classifications: Class A, Class B, and Class C. They are punishable by:

  • Class A — up to one year in county jail and a maximum $4,000 fine.
  • Class B — up to 180 days in county jail and a maximum $2,000 fine.
  • Class C — a maximum $500 fine.

Understanding the punishment range is just a starting point. Our seasoned criminal defense attorneys will also work diligently to avoid the collateral consequences of being convicted of a crime. 

Christy Jack and Letty Martinez defend high profile criminal cases

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A criminal conviction could change your life forever, robbing you of your freedom, voting privileges, various types of employment, and other fundamental rights. Our Fort Worth Criminal lawyers are experienced at defending every level of offense, from a Class C misdemeanor through Capital Murder.

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