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Criminal Defense Law Lawyers In Southlake Texas

Southlake is a city in northeastern Tarrant and southern Denton Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. It is a suburb of Fort Worth and is located near the cities of Grapevine, Colleyville, and Keller. The Southlake area was settled by pioneers in the 1840s, but was not incorporated Southlake until 1956, four years after Lake Grapevine was finished. The population was 21,519 at the 2000 census. In December 2008, Forbes. com named Southlake the most affluent neighborhood in the United States based on average median household income estimates. Southlake is well known for its Southlake Town Square project, a shopping center located on State Highway 114 and Southlake Boulevard. A plan was approved in March 2005 that allowed the Town Square's area to be doubled. Southlake is well known for the Southlake Carroll Dragons. Sabre Holdings, an S&P 500 company and owner of Travelocity, is headquartered in Southlake. Industrial businesses include gasoline storage and distribution and concrete works.

What is criminal defense law?

In a criminal case, the state, through a prosecutor, initiates the suit, while in a civil case the victim brings the suit. Persons convicted of a crime may be incarcerated, fined, or both. Criminal defense attorneys represent clients who have been accused of committing a crime, and defend their rights at each stage of a misdemeanor or felony case -- from an arrest to an appeal after conviction. Criminal defense attorneys may be hired privately or provided by the government (called "public defenders").

Answers to criminal defense law issues in Texas

The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution says that you have a right to be free of unreasonable police searches and...

The general criteria for making an arrest is what is referred to as probable cause. Probable cause arises when there...

There are two different types of warrants that may be issued:

  • arrest warrants - an order issued by a...

The Miranda decision relates specifically to the rights of a criminal suspect after he has been detained by the...

Bail is typically set by a magistrate or a judge who considers the seriousness of the offense and the likelihood of...

Early in the course of a criminal proceeding, the defendant will be brought into court and the charges brought...

At any point during this process the defendant may plead guilty to the charge leveled against him or her. Likewise,...

Criminal offenses can be divided into two general categories:

  • ¬≠felonies -- a crime for which a person...

The distinguishing feature of criminal law is the element of punishment. The purpose of criminal law is to punish...

There are several defenses that can be raised in a criminal case. The defenses listed here are a sampling of those...