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Criminal Defense Attorney Fort Worth

If you are looking for an experienced, aggressive criminal defense firm to take your case in Forth Worth, Texas, look no further than the team at Cole Paschall Law. We cover a variety of cases and will be happy to discuss yours during a free initial consultation, where you will be able to speak with an attorney about your arrest, your charges, and the specifics facts about your case. In addition, you will be able to learn how we have helped others in similar situations like your own, how we can help you, and what the best next steps are in order to build a strong defense.

Read more below for a brief overview of a few of our firm’s major practice areas. If you do not see a practice area listed that resembles your charges, contact us immediately to speak directly with us. We understand that even with identical charges, no two cases are alike, and we work with each of our clients to build a custom defense to increase their chances of receiving a favorable outcome with their case.

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Schedule a free consultation today. Our firm is available 24/7. We want to speak with you and hear about your arrest as soon as possible. Some diversion options have time limits and we want you to have every available option. Call or Email NOW.

WE HANDLE EVERY TYPE OF CRIMINAL CASE

DWI, Drug charges, Assault, Theft, Burglary, Sex crimes, Marijuana, Edibles, Probation Revocation. We handle State and Federal charges. The following are only meant to serve as an example, not as a complete catalog of the services that we offer.

Driving While Intoxicated

Driving while intoxicated, commonly referred to as DWI in Texas, is a serious charge that can cause major complications in your life, both personally and professionally. These charges stem from driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated on alcohol or other drugs. Depending on a variety of other factors that may be involved in the charges, such as prior DWI convictions, minors in the vehicle, possession of illegal drugs, operating without a driver's license, and more, your charges and possible penalties can cover a wide range of possibilities. It is important that you begin to work with an attorney as soon as possible since there are many time-sensitive actions that you must take in order to obtain an occupational license and to maximize your chances of a positive outcome for your case.

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Drug Crimes

Drug crimes in Texas can be treated harshly when compared with other states, as illustrated by their aggressive approach to marijuana. Even simple possession of marijuana in Texas, which is either decriminalized or legalized in many surrounding states, can result in jail time. Possession of any amount of marijuana under 2 ounces can result in 180 days in jail and up to a $2,000 fine and a serious mark on your criminal record. Possession of refined forms of marijuana such as edibles, concentrates or hash, turns the case into a felony possession.

In addition to low tolerance for marijuana, the state of Texas has similarly harsh laws for other scheduled drugs and depending on the substance, amount, and the context of your possession, you can be looking at serious penalties and prison time.

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Assault

Assault, generally speaking in terms of Texas law, takes place when an individual acts on the intention to harm someone, or leads someone to believe that they are going to cause harm to them. In fact, whether or not they are harmed is not a factor in determining whether or not an assault has taken place. This means that assault charges can stem from instances such as threats of bodily harm to a victim, causing actual bodily harm to a victim, or coming into contact with someone in a way that is intentionally offensive. Depending on the type of harm done, and the amount of harm done to the victim, charges can range from simple assault (a misdemeanor) to felony assault with severe consequences.

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Misdemeanors

A misdemeanor is a general term for “lesser” crimes, which may or may not have the possibility of any jail time and typically carry a fine and possible probation. In many cases, an individual charged with a misdemeanor may be convinced to plead guilty to the charge in order to expedite the process and get on their way. While this may seem appealing and is the best-case for a prosecutor and the court it is important that you understand all possible impacts that this plea may have on your life in the future. In many cases, working with Cole Paschall Law is the best way to find a positive outcome that will not come back to haunt you.

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Felonies

A felony is a more serious crime that comes along with much more serious penalties than a misdemeanor. Charges of DWI, assault, theft, or most other crimes can be elevated from a misdemeanor to a felony if the actions are determined to be serious enough, or if the person being charged has a criminal history that warrants an increased charge. A felony conviction often comes with more than a year in prison, extensive fines, strict probation, and more in order to satisfy the Tarrant County District Courts. Building a defense for a felony is more complicated than a defense for a misdemeanor, but a good outcome may also be more important because it may keep you from being a convicted felon or registered sex offender for the rest of your life.

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Cole Paschall Law is ready to take on your case. Give us a call today and learn more about why you should work with an attorney.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect when working with a good criminal defense lawyer in Fort Worth?

The most important things that you should expect when working with a defense attorney is that your lawyer is experienced in the charges that you are facing, that they have a history of success, and that you are comfortable working with them.

It is important that we have an initial consultation so that we are able to discuss your needs and our services to ensure that we will be a good fit for each other. During this call or office visit, we will be able to discuss needs such as availability, fees, and more.

If you know that you are being investigated for an alleged crime, the best thing to do is to partner with a Fort Worth criminal attorney, like Cole Paschall Law, to start working on any possible upcoming case. Do NOT speak to any officer or detective without representation. You do not need to wait until you are arrested to begin working on an aggressive defense today.

Will I need to post bail to be released after an arrest?

Criminal Defense Attorneys Fort Worth – Each arrest is different, and your terms of release depend on the type of crime, where you are arrested, and more. Contact our team immediately to get the help of a criminal defense attorney in Fort Worth so that we can help you determine the right steps to expedite your release. We do post bonds for our clients at Cole Paschall Law.

Tarrant County Diversion Programs

If this is your first offense or you otherwise qualify, you may be able to avoid criminal prosecution via a diversion program. The following are all Tarrant County diversion programs that are available to qualifying defendants.

WHAT IS A DWI SPECIALIST

What Is A DWI Specialist

When arrested for driving under the influence in Fort Worth or Tarrant County, the repercussions can vary based on many variables. It is important to have representation that can provide the best outcome. Hiring the right attorney is important and finding an attorney that specializes in DWI cases is what you want. Fort Worth has, literally, thousands of attorneys. How do you pick the best one while not overpaying...

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Regardless of the crime that you are being charged with, it is important that you take advantage of your right to remain silent until you have hired the counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney in Fort Worth. Seemingly innocent statements that you make to law enforcement officials may ultimately complicate your case in ways that you could not have possibly foreseen, and so it is extremely important that each statement that you make is done with care and planning with an attorney present.

When you are working with an attorney and the team at Cole Paschall Law, you can be confident that we have a history of success within the Fort Worth court system that we will be happy to bring that experience to your benefit. Our experience will be a significant asset to you as we mount an aggressive defense and identify realistic goals and outcomes for your case.

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Noah Gamer145
Noah Gamer145
05:47 30 Aug 22
I used Casey Cole for a first time DWI. I was referred multiple other larger firms including D&J and was unsure how to decide but after speaking with Casey Cole he made me feel confident in his expertise. Prices were very reasonable and affordable. The process of working with him and Jessica was very smooth and they were easy to communicate with. I was able to text and communicate with them at any time of the day. The outcome of my hearing was the best I could’ve... received and I am 100% grateful I chose to go with Casey. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a great lawyer! Thank you for everything!! -Nancy Tread more
fredrick perry
fredrick perry
18:09 17 Aug 22
I was charged with a 3rd degree felony family violence impeding breath facing a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. I meet with several different attorneys who basically said just take a deal without even looking into my case.Mr.Cole took my case for a very affordable price with a payment plan and came up with multiple options for my situation .MR.COLE NEVER 1 TIME TOLD ME TO JUST TAKE A DEAL AND MADE SURE TO DO EVERYTHING HE COULD TO GET THE BEST POSSIBLE... OUTCOME.So when other attorneys told me their not going to drop it your going to have to go to trial, just take a deal your facing 10 years and wouldn't really take me serious .....MR.COLE GOT ME CASE DISMISSED AT THE SECOND COURT DATE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH MR.COLE. I WOULD MOST DEFINITELY RECOMMEND HIS SERVICES.read more
Litty P
Litty P
22:58 29 Jun 22
I got my first DWI and just like anyone who went to jail for their first time I was scared and anxious about what was going to happen to me. I interviewed 5 lawyers the next day I got out. All of the other lawyer’s firms were too big to talk to me 1 on 1 and had their paralegals meet with me. I didn’t feel comfortable talking to someone who wasn’t going to be in the court room with me. I met Casey Cole on the first introductory meeting and I knew he was going to... represent me the best. He didn’t make me feel guilty about the arrest, he had an action plan ready for what I needed to do before going to court, and reassured me not to freak out. His office assistant is 10/10 she is available 24/7 and through call or text. I got BLESSED from the heavens because I received my sentenced less than 2 months after my arrest and I got the best possible outcome. Minimum fines, no contact probation, and no breathalyzer. I owe my sanity to this law firm. If you’re considering Casey Cole, just hire him.read more
Blair Amerson
Blair Amerson
22:11 16 Jun 22
I would like to thank attorney Cole at Cole Paschall law. He took my case and treated me as a top priority from day one until the end. Facing a felony charge with a prior!!!!! Result, “No Bill” If you are looking for an attorney that that prides himself on integrity, resilience, and dedication give them a call!!!!! They also have an excellent receptionist name Jas, who works just as hard to serve as a pillar in helping achieve your legal goal. Thank you guys!!!!!
Evan Williams
Evan Williams
15:19 09 Jun 22
I Highly Recommend Casey Cole Law Office. Mr. Paschal Is A Very Stand Up Guy, Honest & Very Straightforward; Which Is What I Like In A Lawyer. He Got Me Exactly What I Was Looking For, As Well As Needed With My Legal Situation. Not Only Just One Case, But Two Of My Felony Cases He Worked His Magic. After Signing For My Probation, He Also Had The Judge Approve Of Me Going On My Family Vacation That Was Planned For Months. I Get To Propose To My Fiancé On That Trip... 🤫 All Thanks To Mr. Cole, He Was The Reason For That Being Able To Happen. Another Thing I Liked Is He Actually Took The Time To Understand Me And See What Type Of Man I Was Instead Of Judging Me By The Type Of Case I Had. Trust Me, This Is The Law Office Your Looking For.- Evan Williamsread more
Amanda Dunn
Amanda Dunn
21:55 16 Dec 21
Casey Cole is a very good criminal attorney he got me 10 years probation I have 2 prior aggravated assaults so this makes my 3rd aggravated assault I also have 2 other felony convictions I was very scared of the possibility of going back to prison and casey put that fear to rest I d recommend casey Cole as a very competent and influential attorney that gets results. Thank you casey for your exceptional work on my case.
Oscar Trevino
Oscar Trevino
12:13 04 Nov 21
I recommend Cole Paschall for DWI lawyer. I'm my 5th DWI my sentence was 25 to life and he reduced it to 3 yrs probation.
Kathryne Burton
Kathryne Burton
16:51 27 Oct 21
This firm is that abseloute best! Was able to get me case dissmissed before the court date even happened. Every time I had questions they were able to answer them and they handled everything as far as my case was concerned.
Amanda Wilks
Amanda Wilks
03:16 13 Oct 21
I highly recommend Casey Cole. I am forever thankful and grateful for what he did for me and my son. The first day that we met him he put our mind at ease, and he ended up doing exactly what he told us he was going to do. Words can’t express just how thankful I am for what Mr. Cole did for us. If you’re ever in need of a criminal attorney, call Cole Paschall Law!
Megan Daniels
Megan Daniels
01:30 21 Aug 21
Shawn was the best court appointed lawyer. He got my 200 to 400 dropped to 1to4 and labor detail 120 days. When they wanted me to do 4 yrs tdc
Gaby Rodriguez
Gaby Rodriguez
22:04 06 Aug 21
I am more thankful to Casey Cole than words can suffice. What he did for me is amazing. My family and myself were mind-blown by the outcome of my case. I was arrested at the border in San Diego for 4 felony warrants. Mr. Cole promised me one thing and he ended up doing 10 times better than that. Within 48 hours of me hiring him he got all 4 charges dismissed and i was released. I am now back at home with my husband and children and am finally at peace after almost 2... years of living in fear of these warrants. He is an amazing attorney and was recommended to me through a friend that he also represented and helped with her criminal charges. Anyone in need of legal services - this is your guy. WORTH EVERY PENNY. Best money i ever spent. My family will never forget what this man did for us. Thank you Cole Paschall Law. You exceeded all expectations. Can't say it enough. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !!read more
MADISON N HANKS
MADISON N HANKS
21:32 03 Aug 21
Casey cole was very professional and helpful through this process. I was charged with a very serious DWI, that was a class a misdemeanor and casey walked me through the process and was able to get me only 15 months of probation! I can't thank him enough!
Jason Acosta
Jason Acosta
19:55 01 Aug 21
Cole was very informative from the beginning, very knowledgeable. His team was awesome through the whole process and guided me every step of the way. Got my case reduced and with very little after effect. Thank you Casey and your team.100% will deal with him if ever in trouble again.
Aarick Stockemer
Aarick Stockemer
21:00 17 Jun 21
He is a great lawyer ! Strongly recommend, and was well priced. Thank you to you and your team. Great job.
Amber Davidson
Amber Davidson
20:08 17 Jun 21
Very helpful! I appreciate Attorney Cole and his team for walking me through all the steps of my case. He was recommended to me by a friend and I would definitely recommend him to anyone. Thank you!
Marcus Holmes
Marcus Holmes
19:44 17 Jun 21
Casey is phenomenal!! He did exact what he said he was going too from day one…if I could give a 10 star rating I would. Recommend for any criminal defense you need!! 👍👍
Cindy Felton
Cindy Felton
00:08 12 May 21
Highly recommend! Very responsive and friendly, definitely using Attorney Cole Paschall again. Happy client!
Hunter Matteson
Hunter Matteson
15:27 22 Apr 21
Wouldn’t recommend him at all, He didn’t fail to embarrass my girlfriend and himself in court by being over 2 hours late to the first hearing and over an 1 1/2hrs late to the second. Felt like my girlfriend was the least of his worries by telling me that another case took priority over hers the morning of when court dates were scheduled months in advance. 😡 definitely hope he improves his communication!
Vanessa Bayona
Vanessa Bayona
21:18 05 Feb 21
I highly recommend Cole Paschall Law to anyone needing help with a criminal case. I was extremely impressed by Mr. Cole, his professionalism, understanding, and the outcome he was able to achieve in my case. Their legal assistant Jess, was very knowledgeable, professional and quick to respond with any questions I had throughout the entire process. Thank you Cole Paschall Law for representing me! I will always recommend this law firm to anyone who needs representation.
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About Us

Attorneys Casey Cole and Shawn Paschall make an impactful difference on all of the criminal cases they handle. With more than 50 combined years of legal experience, our criminal defense attorneys in Fort Worth have a proven track record for great results at a great price. Residents throughout Fort Worth and Tarrant County have turned to Cole Paschall Law in times of trouble.

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Schedule a free consultation today. Our firm is available 24/7 to advise you on the matters you are dealing with.

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Shawn W. Paschall is board certified in criminal law as designated by the Board of Legal Specialization.