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Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney

Above all else, finding the right Dallas criminal defense attorney is vitally important. Police, prosecutors, and courts take criminal charges very seriously. First off, prosecutors often push for severe penalties such as jail or prison time, hefty fines, and a permanent criminal record. Moreover, a criminal case can have an incredibly negative impact on your personal reputation, your family, and ultimately your employment opportunities.

Sadly, many people don’t realize how serious their case is until it’s too late and the damage is done. The right Dallas criminal defense lawyer can help navigate the criminal justice system and find the best resolution that fits your goals and needs.


Criminal Defense Cases We Handle

Dallas criminal defense lawyer Mike Howard is experienced in handling a wide variety of cases. Moreover, we believe you deserve to be well-informed about your case, its possible consequences, and possible outcomes. Consequently, we offer information here on our website for free about various criminal charges. 

Domestic Violence

Assault family violence and domestic violence cases


Driving while intoxicated (sometimes called DUI)

Drug Crimes

Possession, intent to deliver, delivery, and manufacturing charges

Sex Crimes

Sexual assault and other sexually related charges involving adult and child complainants

Violent Crimes

Charges ranging from assault, aggravated assault, and terroristic threat to kidnapping, manslaughter, and murder

Property Crimes

Crimes involving taking or damage to property like theft, burglary, trespass, et cetera

Theft Crimes

Theft ranging from misdemeanor to felony charges


Probation violations, modification of terms & conditions of probation, and early release from probation

Misdemeanor Charges

Class A and B misdemeanor charges such as assault, family violence, DWI, marijuana, et cetera

Felony Charges

1st, 2nd, 3rd degree and state jail felony offenses

Expunction and Nondisclosure

Removing and sealing your criminal record

Federal Charges

Criminal defense in federal court in the Northern District of Texas (Dallas Division)

A Proven Track Record

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J.C. – Assault Impeding Breathing

My client was a world champion professional boxer. He was wrongly accused of brutally beating up an ex-girlfriend. However, the woman had no injuries and looking for a payout. We took the case to trial and exposed her true motives in court. The jury found my client not guilty

B.B. – Possession of a Controlled Substance 1-4 grams

My client had a serious heroin problem that was ruining his life. Besides this felony drug charge, he was also facing a serious of theft cases in multiple counties. We got him into a diversion program and got all his cases dismissed

L.M. – Sexual Assault 

Our client was a teenage boy who had consensual sex with a girl at a party. When her parents found out she claimed rape. We were able to fully investigate and convince the detective to reject the case

T.Y. – Assault Family Violence

My client was a dental student who started dating a dental hygenist student. Over time she became controlling and abusive. She wrongfully accused him of family violence and would not back down. We took the case to trial and the jury found my client not guilty

A.M. – DWI 2nd

Our client was a combat veteran with a previous DWI and a history of trauma related to his service. He has completed a prior pretrial diversion program so he wasn’t technically eligible for diversion again. We convinced the prosecutor to make an exception and his case was dismissed

M.J. – Continuous Sexual Abuse

Our client was accused by the daughter of an ex-girlfriend of repeatedly abusing her. We were able to show the jury that all sorts of motive existed to make this story up and that no proof existed. The jury found M.J. Not Guilty

O.A. – Assault Family Violence

My client was a doctor who had been married 40+ years. His wife suffered from mental health problems. When she had episodes she would become violent and abusive. My client had to call the police during one of these episodes but only wanted her to get help. Unfortunately, when she realized she might be going to jail she falsely accused him of hitting her. The police told my client someone had to go to jail, him or her. Ever the loving husband, my client chose to go to jail. We were able to convince the district attorney to reject the case completely

P.M. – Assault Family Violence

An ex-girlfriend was angry that my client had moved on. She set out to ruin his life with a wrongful accusation. We took the case to trial and the jury found my client not guilty

Dallas Criminal Defense 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 criminal defense 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 family violence attorney has a reputation as a skillful trial lawyer who fights for their clients, however, it makes all the difference in the world.

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Our Case Process

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Listen & Understand

We focus on clients as real people. First, we list to understand who you are and what you need. Then we make sure we fully understand the facts of the case.
We explain the law, your rights, and the legal process. Because communication is very important to us, we strive to quickly answer questions and return communication.

Open Communication

We explain the law, your rights, and the legal process. Because communication is very important to us, we strive to quickly answer questions and return communication.
Simply put: we fight hard for you. In the courtroom, in negotiations, and before a case even is officially opened, we fight for justice for you.

Fight for Justice

Simply put: we fight hard for you. In the courtroom, in negotiations, and before a case even is officially opened, we fight for justice for you.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Get a free case evaluation by clicking below. We’ll start by gathering some basic information to make sure we can help. Then we schedule a full case evaluation call for you with Dallas criminal defense lawyer Mike Howard.


Disclaimer: The information here is not legal advice. Reading this site does not create an attorney-client relationship with Dallas criminal defense lawyer Mike Howard. If you have a legal problem contact an attorney to get specific legal advice. Nothing on this site is intended to be legal advice or a substitute for legal advice.