Criminal Defense Attorney

When you’re charged with a crime it can leave you feeling confused, overwhelmed, and in need of experienced legal help. If you’re facing a criminal charge, you must seek the assistance of a criminal defense attorney in Dallas, Texas, as soon as possible. At the Fellman Law Office, our criminal defense attorneys can provide the skilled legal guidance and support you need during this stressful time and seek a favorable resolution in your case, such as getting your charges reduced or dropped. 

How Can a Criminal Defense Lawyer Help?

If you are being accused of a crime, speaking with a criminal defense attorney at the Fellman Law Office is the best step you can take before responding to a charge. 

At our law firm, our legal team will investigate the incident, reviewing the details of what happened and paying close attention to:

  • The specifics of the case including criminal history (if any), and the crime(s) committed 
  • The legality/validity of the procedures employed (or lack thereof) by law enforcement 
  • The weaknesses and strengths of the evidence or any witnesses that have been supplied by the opposition 
  • The opposition’s legal strategy 

A criminal defense attorney on our legal team can discuss if you want to negotiate with the prosecution and submit a plea or prepare for the trial phase. We want to make the entire legal process as low-stress as possible for you and will provide the guidance and support you need during one of the most stressful times in your life. 

What Services Does the Fellman Law Office Offer? 

At the Fellman Law Office, our criminal defense lawyers have extensive experience in the following practice areas:

Drug Charges 

There are many legal defenses that your criminal defense attorney can use if you’re facing drug charges, such as:

No Possession or Control 

Being near drugs when you’re arrested isn’t enough to prove you had the drugs. For example, if you were in a vehicle with a friend and that friend hid the drugs under your seat, your criminal defense lawyer can argue that you weren’t in possession or in control of the drugs. 

Momentary Possession

If you only had momentary possession of drugs because someone handed them off to you to avoid being arrested for possession, or drugs were found in your home during a get-together with friends and you were unaware of the situation, your attorney can use this defense if they can prove you didn’t do anything to prevent law enforcement from locating or removing the drugs. 

Illegal Search and Seizure 

If law enforcement found drugs during an illegal search without your consent or a warrant, any drugs that were found during the search can be deemed inadmissible in court. 

You Weren’t Aware the Drugs Were There

If your criminal defense attorney can prove you were not aware that you had the drugs or did not know where the drugs were, you cannot be convicted.

You Had a Prescription 

If you had a valid prescription for the drugs in your possession, and it was consistent with your prescription and its intended use, then your possession is legal. 

The Majority of Drug Cases Are Resolved Without Going to Trial 

At the Fellman Law Office in Dallas, Texas, our criminal defense attorneys have a proven track record of obtaining the best outcome without going to trial. 

Assault/Family Violence

Assault/family violence charges are serious and often come with harsh penalties. If you’re facing these charges don’t expect the prosecutor to take it easy on you. If convicted, you may be looking at serious fines, jail time or prison time, restitution, and other severe consequences. 

To best defend and protect your rights, you need to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer at the Fellman Law Office. Our attorneys have successfully handled countless assault/family violence cases and will investigate your incident to uncover the truth, and fight for reduced charges or the dismissal of charges. 

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to learn more. 


There can be many consequences, beyond criminal charges, for driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or other substances. The potential to cause death or serious injury to you, the passengers in your vehicle, or others on the road, significantly increases in these circumstances. Because of this, the penalties for a DUI or DWI charge can be severe. Not only could you face jail time and fines, but you can also have your license suspended. 

At the Fellman Law Office, our criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience defending clients charged with DWIs and DUIs. There are several defenses that we use based on the circumstances and facts of your case to negotiate for reduced charges or to get the charges dismissed.

Theft Charges

Were you arrested and charged with a theft crime? You may be tempted to plead guilty to the charges to make the situation go away as fast as possible. Unfortunately, doing so can severely damage your future and your case. Don’t handle this type of complex criminal case alone. At the Fellman Law Office, our criminal defense lawyers have a proven track record of successfully handling theft charges. 

Depending on the crimes you are charged with and the circumstances of your case, sentencing in theft cases can range from probation and fines to serious jail or prison time. The conviction of a theft crime can also have a lasting impact on your life. If you’re convicted, your job opportunities will become limited. An experienced criminal defense lawyer on our legal team understands the severe ramifications of theft crimes and knows how to get positive results. Our legal team will fight diligently to secure an acquittal or negotiate down to a lesser charger that will not permanently impact your future. Because of the seriousness of these charges, you must retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Contact the Fellman Law Office today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and go over your legal options and rights. 

Probation Violations 

If you were convicted of the commission of a crime and failed to comply with the terms of your probation, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight for you and protect your rights. Our attorneys will aggressively advocate on your behalf if you’re facing allegations of probation violations. Failing to handle this matter as soon as possible can result in severe consequences. If you aren’t defended by an experienced criminal defense attorney, the terms of your probation may be revoked and you may be looking at serious time behind bars. 

Pretrial Diversion 

In Texas, pretrial diversion programs allow eligible defendants to avoid jail time as long as they complete the ordered treatment and education courses. The court will then dismiss and seal the case as if the matter never happened. This means no jail time and no record of a conviction. If pretrial diversion is your best solution, at the Fellman Law Office, our attorneys can help advocate and negotiate for pretrial diversion terms, depending on the circumstances of your case and the crimes with which you are charged. 

Do I Need to Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney? 

Our dedicated and compassionate legal team understands that being charged with a crime can be one of the most daunting and overwhelming experiences that can happen to an individual. Nothing prepares you for an arrest. But before you speak with law enforcement, you must see legal representation from a criminal defense attorney with experience. 

When determining the best defense strategy for your case, there are many factors to consider. At the Fellman Law Office, we have the skills, experience, and resources to conduct a thorough investigation of the underlying facts. 

This careful review of facts, evidence, and law enforcement procedures, ensures that our attorneys can build an effective defense whether it’s in pursuit of a favorable plea agreement, acquittal, or the dismissal of charges. 

While many cases are often resolved by a plea agreement that will keep clients out of jail and can prevent a permanent record of conviction, our criminal defense lawyers will diligently investigate your case and craft a winning strategy based on the unique facts of your case. 

When fighting for your freedom, some of the defenses we may utilize include:

  • Challenging suggestive lineups
  • Seeking the suppression of evidence that was unlawfully seized
  • Moving for the exclusion of illegally obtained incriminating statements or confessions 
  • Exposing the contamination of forensic evidence 
  • Establishing that the prosecutor failed to prove each element of the offense beyond reasonable doubt
  • Revealing inferior lab work 
  • Proving a break in the chain of custody 

Whether you’re facing a potential status as a habitual offender or you’re facing your first criminal prosecution, a knowledgeable and skilled criminal defense attorney can make all the difference between spending months or years in jail and going home. 

In some cases, a person may consider going to a public defender, however, at the Fellman Law Office, the defense of your case will not be compromised by heavy caseloads or by limits in public funding, both of which can hinder a court-appointed attorney. Our criminal defense attorneys will give your case the personal attention it deserves, while utilizing our resources to meet with forensic experts, private investigators, and other experts, to uncover the truth and identify the cracks in the opposition’s case. 

Contact the Fellman Law Office Today to Schedule a Free Consultation 

An arrest and criminal prosecution can be a potentially life-changing costly event. It has the potential to impact your future, freedom, personal life, and finances. But just because you were arrested does NOT mean you’ll be convicted. Sometimes an arrest or criminal prosecution for an otherwise law-abiding system can be a wake-up call to proactively address certain personal, mental health, or family issues. It is not uncommon for prosecutors to dismiss criminal charges even when the evidence is overwhelming if a defendant can show he or she has learned from his or her mistakes and taken action proactively to address them.

After an arrest, your first call should be to the Fellman Law Office to seek legal representation from our experienced criminal defense lawyers.

Contact us today at (214) 530-2056, or fill out the online form, to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys. We can meet with you and go over the facts of your case, discuss your options, and begin planning a strategy, should you decide to hire us. After we meet, you’ll leave our office feeling hopeful about your future and confident that your case is in the best of hands.