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Accomplished Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Safeguard Clients’ Rights

Denton and Flower Mound criminal defense attorneys challenge prosecutors’ allegations

A criminal conviction can mar your reputation, credibility and relationships with other people. That’s on top of serious legal consequences that could include heavy fines, license suspension, jail or prison time and other penalties. If you have been arrested and are facing criminal charges, it is imperative for you to seek professional legal counsel and representation from a reputable criminal defense attorney. At Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP, we hold fast to the legal standard that people facing criminal charges are innocent until proven guilty. Our firm’s criminal lawyers are well versed in formulating sophisticated, solid defense strategies to provide the best possible outcomes in our clients’ cases. Whether you’ve been stopped for a DWI, accused of a drug-related offense or charged with any other crime, we’ll give you the comprehensive support you deserve.

Skillful advocates handle cases involving fraud, assault and other charges

Taking quick, effective action can be the difference between an unfair sentence and a positive result such as a dismissal, acquittal or favorable plea agreement. We handle a full range of felony, misdemeanor and traffic cases, including those relating to allegations of:

  • Fraud — Skillful legal representation is especially important in fraud When cases can turn on whether a particular representation or interpretation was reasonable, a proven advocate can construct the strongest possible argument.
  • Assault — Charges that arise from physical altercations often don’t account for the behavior that triggered the incident. In assault cases and every other matter that we handle, our lawyers conduct a detailed investigation so that all of the relevant information is presented.
  • Weapons charges — Federal and state weapons charges are serious and can lead to extended prison sentences. Our firm stands up for clients’ fundamental rights and counters unfounded allegations.

From the moment someone is arrested, police and prosecutors use their massive resources against you. The only way to make it a fair fight is to obtain immediate assistance from a qualified criminal defense attorney.

Experienced firm counters a full range of drug crime accusations

On a federal and state level, the possession, manufacture, distribution or selling of controlled substances is illegal. If you are accused of violating state or federal laws related to drug crimes, you need a skilled criminal lawyer who can protect your rights. We understand that proper procedures are often not followed in these cases and that prosecutors sometimes levy charges that are not consistent with the facts at hand. Our firm presses for a fair evaluation of the evidence and positive alternatives to incarceration, such as substance abuse treatment, whenever warranted.

Knowledgeable lawyers represent motorists facing DWI penalties

When you’re accused of driving while intoxicated, or DWI, you could face civil and criminal consequences. Our firm outlines your potential liability in both types of claims and takes assertive action to determine if law enforcement actions tainted the case against you. Even if you’ve tested over the state’s .08 percent blood alcohol limit for legal intoxication, we can often find ways to overcome the evidence brought by the state and private plaintiffs.

Proven legal counselors assist with record clearing and expunction

An arrest or criminal charge can threaten your ability to secure the job or home that you seek. It could even affect child custody issues. In many cases, a legal solution may exist. We have significant experience with record clearing and expunction for clients who’ve been acquitted, had charges dismissed or whose cases resulted in deferred adjudication probation. In a short discussion, we can determine whether you can benefit from these processes.

Contact an effective Texas criminal defense lawyer to schedule a consultation

Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP represents Texans accused of criminal misconduct as well as individuals seeking to clear a previous conviction from their record. Call us at 940-230-2386 or contact us online to schedule a meeting. Our offices are located in Denton, Flower Mound, Gainesville and Celina.

  • "Absolute best in the business hands down! Don White is absolutely amazing wouldn’t ever consider using anyone else, we highly recommend this firm!" - Alyssa McKissaack

  • "The best! Richard has been my family’s attorney for 35 years. Integrity best describes Richard Hayes." - John Grafa

  • "From my first meeting with Mr. Berry and his staff, I was immediately relieved. The bankruptcy process was explained to me simply and objectively and I was made to feel at ease through the entire ordeal. I was especially impressed by his helpful and knowledgeable assistant, Jackie Cox. I would hope to be able to retain Byron Berry for any future needs." - Anonymous

  • "Great Firm with Great Lawyers! It was a great pleasure working with William and his team." - Collin R. Geis

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