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Defending Property Crimes Charges in Dallas
First and foremost, the prosecutor must prove their allegation beyond a reasonable doubt. If the prosecutor cannot rule out each and every possible reasonable doubt, the presumption of innocence prevails. As a result, the court must find you not guilty. This means you don’t have to prove that you didn’t do it. You don’t have to prove anything!
The only way the prosecution wins is if the jury believes their story is the only reasonable way it could’ve happened. If they have any reasonable doubts that it actually happened, they must find you not guilty. If they reasonably think it could’ve happened another way, they must find you not guilty. This is the highest burden of proof in our justice system. When implemented by a skilled Dallas property crimes attorney, it can be a powerful weapon.
Choosing the Right Property Crimes Lawyer in Dallas
Searching for property crime lawyers in Dallas can be overwhelming. After all, you are choosing someone who will hold your life, your future, and your family’s future in their hands. Most of all, you have to be comfortable with them and feel that you can trust the information and advice they give you. Attorneys are supposed to always work in their client’s best interest. That shouldn’t just be meaningless talk.
First, talk to several lawyers to get a feel for them and their staff. Do they take the time necessary to get to know you, listen to what’s important to you, and answer your questions? Second, do they show you that you matter to them as a person and not just as a fee? Third, beware of lawyers who put the hard sell on you, who make big promises. No attorney should ever make a guarantee about a case. Finally, absolutely avoid a lawyer who doesn’t communicate the scope of the work and their fee clearly in a written contract.
What Makes Mike Howard Different
Many lawyers take advantage of their client’s ignorance of the criminal justice process. We take the opposite approach. A knowledgeable client is a happy client. Therefore, we provide a wealth of information in the way of articles about criminal offenses, blog posts, and videos for free on our website.
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Dallas Property Crimes Attorney Mike Howard
Above all, I strive to help my clients through difficult times with compassion and integrity. In Dallas innocent people can get accused, charged, and convicted when they don’t have a Dallas property crimes attorney fighting for them. I believe in standing up for people facing criminal accusations and helping them navigate all that comes with being thrown into the criminal justice system.
The cornerstone of my law practice is focusing on my clients as individuals. I start by taking the time to understand not just the facts of their case, but who they are and what they need. Because I know the criminal justice system can be intimidating, I explain the process, their rights, and their options. Client communication is extremely important to me, so I make sure my team and I do everything possible to quickly answer questions and return messages.
Willing to Fight
Most importantly, I am willing to fight a case in court. I have a track record of delivering fantastic results at trial. While not every client and case needs to go to trial, it can make a difference. When your Dallas property crimes attorney has a reputation as a skilled trial lawyer who fights for their clients, however, it can make all the difference in the world.
A Proven Track Record
Dallas Property Crimes Lawyer
E.G. – Theft
Our client was charged with theft. She had no criminal record and simply made a mistake. We were able to get her pretrial diversion, a dismissal, and an expunction.
M.J. – Burglary of a Habitation
Our client suffered from mental health issues and was not a U.S. Citizen. His felony burglary charge could have sent him to prison and gotten him deported. We got his charge reduced to a misdemeanor, avoided a conviction, and got him deferred probation.
B.H. – Organized Retail Theft
Our client was charged as part of a large organized retail theft ring. While he was looking at serious prison time, we were able to avoid a conviction and get him deferred probation.
J.C. – Felony Theft
Our client was facing a high-profile accusation of theft with public demands for aggressive prosecution. We were able to get the charge reduced to a misdemeanor, avoid conviction and jail time, and get him unsupervised deferred probation.
R.S. – Burglary
Our client was facing a burglary charge. We were able to get her into pretrial diversion, get her case dismissed, and eligible for a full expunction.
N.C. – Theft
Our client was charged with theft. She had no criminal record. We were able to get her pretrial diversion, a dismissal, and an expunction.