If you have been charged with a crime, call a Frisco criminal defense lawyer at the Edgett Law Firm at (972) 424-0760 for a free consultation. We have over 22 years of combined experience handling serious criminal matters.
When you’re facing criminal charges, it’s important to act quickly to get the legal help you need. Don’t give the prosecution time to build a case against you.
When we meet, our attorneys will explain your rights and explore available defense strategies that might work in your criminal case.
How Our Experienced Frisco Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Help
It can be hard to get solid answers to your questions when you’re pulled into the criminal justice system. Given the often-complex interaction between local, state, and even federal laws, that’s understandable. It’s important to meet with a lawyer who can give advice based on your unique situation.
Our Frisco criminal defense attorneys are always here to help. The Edgett Law Firm is made up of experienced, dedicated trial lawyers who advocate fiercely for our clients. We know the criminal law in Texas. We also know the legal system and how to defend your rights.
Here are some of the most important ways an experienced criminal defense Super Lawyer can help if you were arrested in Frisco:
Not Every Arrest in Frisco is Lawful. We’ll Investigate to Find Out
It’s no secret that police have a difficult job to do. That doesn’t give them the right to arrest you without good reason. In order to legally arrest you, the police must have probable cause. That means the police must have a reasonable reason to suspect that you either committed a crime or are planning to commit a crime.
That’s true whether they want to arrest you on relatively minor shoplifting charges or on suspicion of murder. Importantly, police don’t have the right to arrest you because of:
- Your race
- Your past criminal history
- The neighborhood you were in
Law enforcement officers are given substantial leeway. But they make mistakes all the time. Our lawyers see cases involving police overreach far too often. We’ll do everything we can to determine whether your arrest was legal in the first place. If the police violated your rights, we can file a motion with the Texas courts and fight to have your case dismissed.
Have Your Rights Been Violated? Our Lawyers Fight to Defend Those Rights
Lawyers spend years in school learning about your legal rights. Police, detectives, and investigators are all also required to complete extensive training to learn what they can and cannot do under the color of law. Still, law enforcement officers in Frisco are human and make mistakes–and sometimes those mistakes violate your legal rights.
You’re probably familiar with those rights, which include:
- A right to remain silent
- The right to speak to an attorney
- The right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure
- The right to representation at trial
- The right to reasonable bail
As simple as all that sounds, it can be difficult to know when police are in the wrong. Most people don’t have much experience with the legal system. It can be easy to miss it when your rights are violated–and even more difficult to prove.
At the Edgett Law Firm, we are meticulous and detail-oriented. Our criminal defense attorneys are highly trained in the law. We’ll investigate every aspect of your case to see whether your rights were violated at some point in the process. If they were? We’ll fight to have any evidence or statements obtained because of that violation thrown out.
Our Independent Investigation Can Make the Difference Between a Guilty Verdict or a Full Acquittal
The government’s resources are virtually unlimited. That’s why it’s important to have an established and experienced defense lawyer in your corner. Our Frisco defense lawyers at the Edgett Law Firm don’t take anything at face value. When you hire us, we start our own comprehensive investigation.
That means your lawyer will:
- Interview witnesses
- Make sure we have copies of all state evidence
- Visit the crime scene
- Work with our own experts to learn more about what happened
- Listen to your side of the story to get clues about how we might beat the charges
Sometimes, the evidence that turns up in our investigation is enough to get your charges dropped before we even get to trial. In other cases, we might get your charges downgraded so that they’re easier to beat at trial.
Your future is too important to leave to chance. If you’ve been arrested or investigated for a crime, call for help today.
We Use Our Expert Contacts to Your Advantage
At the Edgett Law Firm, our lawyers have worked with professionals, specialists, and experts in the Frisco area for years. So have the prosecuting attorneys assigned to convict you. Hard evidence carries significant weight when viewed by a judge and jury at trial. That evidence isn’t always as reliable as you might think.
Experts and specialists are routinely called upon to either confirm the strength of the evidence or discredit it entirely. These are issues that our criminal defense team faces on a daily basis.
Depending on the facts of your case, we might hire:
- Medical experts
- Psychologists and mental health specialists
- Forensic scientists
- Ballistics experts
- DNA experts
- Fingerprint experts
- Breath test experts
- Crime scene reconstruction experts
- Computer specialists
- Technology professionals
- And more
Because we’ve been working in Frisco, TX for so long, we have relationships with skilled and respected experts. We also know how the judges and prosecutors will react to this type of testimony–and we are strategic about how we use it.
Give us a call today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about this and other aspects of your defense.
Our Skilled Defense Lawyers Are No Strangers to the Courtroom
The stakes are high when you’re accused of a crime in Texas. Even if you manage to avoid jail, a conviction can mean financial penalties and restitution that can completely drain your finances. Our criminal defense lawyers at the Edgett Law Firm fight to get the best results possible for you.
When your future, finances, and even your family are on the line, don’t trust just any lawyer with your defense. You need a lawyer who is ready and willing to see your case all the way through to trial.
When you’re looking to hire an attorney, beware of lawyers who lack a reputation for success in the courtroom. Those lawyers are unlikely to have much success negotiating with the prosecution behind the scenes.
The prosecutors in Frisco know that we won’t accept a plea bargain just to get your case off our desk. Rather than accept a plea that isn’t in your best interests, we’ll see your case all the way through to trial before a judge and jury.
Our Frisco, TX Criminal Defense Law Firm Handles All Criminal Matters
Our Frisco criminal defense attorneys have helped thousands of people put their criminal matters in the past, including clients accused of:
- Domestic violence
- Drug crimes
- Federal crimes
- Juvenile crimes
- Restraining orders
- Sex crimes
- Sexual assault
- Theft crimes
- Violent crimes
- Weapons charges
- White-collar crimes
- And more
Regardless of the crime, our criminal defense attorneys work to build a comprehensive defense strategy. We work with you and for you.
That means we’ll listen to your side of the story and learn more about your goals as a key part of the process. We’ll also make sure you know what to expect–and that you have the information needed to make an informed decision about options that arise along the way.
Give us a call today to learn more about our lawyers and our practice.
Should I Cooperate With Prosecutors and Police?
No. However, that doesn’t mean you have the right to be rude or aggressive if you’re arrested or brought in for questioning. You should always remain calm, polite, and respectful.
And then you should exercise your right to call an experienced defense lawyer–and remain silent until help arrives.
You’re under no obligation to help the prosecution win their case. In fact, our defense lawyers are here to make conviction as difficult as possible. It’s the prosecutor’s job to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Our criminal defense lawyers in Frisco take that obligation seriously–and we make sure to hold the prosecution to it.
Immediate Action Steps if You’re Arrested in Frisco
You might think we’d provide a list of things you should and shouldn’t do after you’re arrested. But really, it’s very simple. Ask to call a defense lawyer and then exercise your right to remain silent. That’s the best thing you can do to help with your case–regardless of the charges against you. We’ll talk about the next steps when you have an experienced defense lawyer by your side.
Learn More About Our Frisco, TX Criminal Practice
Here at the Edgett Law Firm, we treat our clients like people, not case numbers. We don’t shy away from complex and high-profile cases. On the other end of the spectrum, we know that even a simple assault charge can wreak havoc on your life.
That’s why we give every type of criminal case the time and attention it deserves. Here’s a glimpse into our Frisco criminal practice:
Our lawyers regularly help clients beat drug charges ranging from marijuana charges to drug possession to serious drug manufacturing and trafficking charges. Needless to say, drug crimes are prosecuted aggressively here in Texas. The severity of the punishment depends on the weight and type of drug involved. Our lawyers will work to challenge every detail of the prosecution’s case against you.
Like other states, driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or more is illegal in Texas. However, police can’t simply pull you over and force you to take a breath test without good reason. You should take the breath test–but even if the results show an unacceptable BAC, we can still challenge those results and the traffic stop at a later date. Remember, just because the evidence is science-based doesn’t mean it’s beyond question.
The consequences of a domestic assault charge can be serious and immediate. You’ll likely be served with a restraining order that can create chaos in every corner of your life. Our lawyers will stand beside you through the entire process to minimize the impact of overburdensome restraining orders and false allegations.
When the feds get involved in your case, it’s important to make sure your lawyer has experience handling federal charges. Even if the offense is punishable at both state and federal level, federal court is much different than the Texas system. One simple mistake by an inexperienced state lawyer can jeopardize your entire case. Our lawyers at the Edgett Law Firm have been handling both Texas and federal charges for decades. Call us today to see how we can help.
The Texas juvenile criminal justice system is focused on rehabilitating offenders, not punishment. Still, if convicted, the judge’s orders will probably feel more like a punishment than a helping hand. Our lawyers don’t want to see a youthful mistake tarnish your bright future. We work within the system and behind the scenes to get the best outcome possible. If you or your child are facing juvenile charges, call us today to learn more.
Sex offenses like prostitution, sexual assault, and child pornography can destroy your reputation. A conviction will also follow you far into the future. If you have to register as a sex offender, you’ll have to notify authorities every time you move. Strangers in the community might even have access to detailed information about your life and conviction. Our lawyers are here to build the strongest possible defense when you’re facing serious charges like these.
Whether you’re facing charges of embezzlement, burglary, or simple shoplifting, a conviction for a theft crime can call your entire character into question. Conviction on theft crime charges can even jeopardize your immigration status. Our lawyers are ready to get to work so that we can locate the evidence we need for an effective defense.
White Collar Crimes
Most white collar crimes can be prosecuted in federal court. These so-called “victimless” crimes are usually very complex. They might involve questions about financial transactions, technology, banking, and more. You need a lawyer with both experience and expert contacts to help. Our law firm is up to the challenge, whether you’re charged with securities fraud, credit card fraud, bank fraud, or another white collar crime.
It’s impossible to overstate the need for a skilled defense lawyer if you were charged with a violent crime. Judges, juries, and prosecutors often adopt a “guilty until proven innocent” attitude when you’ve been accused of violence. Our lawyers firmly believe that every client deserves the strongest defense possible. We treat you with respect regardless of the charges.
Regardless of the charges you’re facing, your lawyer’s investigative skills really can make or break your case. We examine every detail and we never cut corners. Even a seemingly minor piece of evidence can get your case dismissed. Our lawyers put in the work needed to get results for you.
Arrested in Frisco? Don’t Wait: Call an Experienced Frisco Criminal Defense Lawyer for Help Today
You have enough to worry about if you’ve been accused of a criminal offense. You shouldn’t have to worry about the quality of your legal representation. At the Edgett Law Firm, our lawyers bring decades of solid, real-world criminal defense experience to the table.
Time really is of the essence if you’ve been charged with a crime. Even if you’re still under investigation, we can get to work on our own investigation before you’ve even been charged. If you need legal help fast, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Help really is just a phone call away. Call an experienced Frisco criminal defense lawyer for a free consultation today. Our law firm serves clients in Frisco, Texas, Collin County and across Dallas County.