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What is Criminal Defense Law?

Getting charged with a state crime in Texas or a federal crime is a difficult thing to go through. These are events with a lot of legal ramifications. Because of this, we think that almost everyone needs a criminal defense lawyer they can trust, but a lot of people don’t know what we do or how we can help.

Criminal Law Explained

Criminal law is the body of law that relates to crime. It regulates social conduct and prescribes whatever is threatening, harmful, or otherwise endangering to the property, health, safety, and moral welfare of people. Some times people charged with these crimes did not commit the acts accused of. In any case, everyone deserves the best possible legal representation. That’s why it’s important to find a good criminal defense attorney.

General Criminal Defense

In the field of criminal law, there are a variety of conditions that will tend to negate elements of a crime (particularly the intent element), known as defenses. It’s important to have an experienced and skillful lawyer to help you through defending your charges.

White Collar Crimes

White collar crime is crime committed by persons of high status during the course of their occupation. As compared to high public officials and corporate executives (white-collar employees), the average worker (blue collar) does not have the opportunity or temptation to commit these crimes.

Texas, like most states, does not have the comprehensive and detailed statutes dealing with white-collar, securities, and environmental crime that are found in federal law.


There is no “right side” of a DWI conviction―you’re either the victim or the offender―but if you find yourself on the side wearing handcuffs, you’re going to need some help.

Mostly, DWI crimes are related to your BAC when operating a motor vehicle and certain other circumstances (as you’ll see below). However, officers can arrest you for other alcohol-related crimes involving your vehicle.

For example, it’s illegal to have an open container of alcohol in the passenger area of your vehicle if you’re driving or parked on a public highway (Texas defines the “passenger area” as the area designed for people to sit in while traveling).

How Do I Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorneys In Dallas?

Because they deal with such a challenging time in a person’s life, choosing a criminal defense lawyer is often one of the most important decisions a person can make. Figuring out who to choose, then, is a hard decision.

When choosing a criminal defense lawyer, start by finding a professional who has a good reputation among other lawyers and the court system. Well established lawyers are great places to find someone who has years of experience with the law as well as good relationships with the court and local community. It’s also important to ask about a lawyer’s experience with cases that are similar to yours. Remember that every case is different.

If you’re looking for a criminal defense attorney in the Dallas area, ReelLawyers posts thousands of videos offering advice on issues what to do when charged with a crime, federal gun charges, federal drug charges, sex crimes, computer crimes, fraud, conspiracy, white collar defense strategies, and how to navigate a DWI/DUI.