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The Fulgham Law Firm legal team approach provides you 4 Former Prosecutors with expertise in matters ranging from Theft to Murder. We know how prosecutors think and what they will do on your case.
Our legal team of criminal lawyers has over 70+ years of criminal law experience and over 300+ jury trials in Texas. Our criminal lawyers have a proactive approach that provides a track record of dismissals, no-bills and not guilty verdicts.
Our team of criminal lawyers will analyze your case and give you a clear plan of defense to protect your future. We work with our clients to analyze the evidence and determine the most effect plan of action to help put your criminal case behind you.
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Fulgham Law Firm, P.C.
Address: 4354 West Vickery Blvd. Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Contact Fulgham Law Firm
Fulgham Law Firm, P.C.
Address: 4354 West Vickery Blvd. Fort Worth, Texas 76107
WHY MORE PEOPLE IN AND AROUND TARRANT COUNTY SHOULD CHOOSE THE FULGHAM LAW FIRM
There’s no other way to say it: being arrested or charged with a crime in Texas is scary. It can throw your whole life into disarray and make you feel like there is no way out. Like there is no hope.
Finding a way to beat your charges must be your number one priority, which means choosing the right criminal lawyer or criminal defense law firm. How do you do that?
Look for someone with the right kind of experience. Obviously, you want a Fort Worth criminal defense attorney that knows the judges and prosecutors in the Tarrant County justice system. You need a criminal attorney who has been practicing criminal law for enough years to have experience establishing a proven track record of amazing results for their clients in negotiations and in jury trials. Brandon Fulgham and his team of Former Prosecutors have experience that goes beyond this: The Fulgham Law Firm’s team of six criminal defense lawyers have over 85 years of criminal law experience and over 550 criminal jury trials in the courts of Tarrant County, Texas.
One of the main reasons that people choose the Fulgham Law Firm to represent them is the fact that they have an uncanny knack at understanding how prosecutors think – because they are a team of former prosecutors.
Before becoming a Tarrant County criminal lawyer, our criminal defense attorneys worked as Tarrant County prosecutors. Before we started defending others, our job was to put together solid arguments designed to build a compelling case against the accused. Now, we use that same knowledge to anticipate and prepare for the strategy that prosecutors are likely to use against our clients.
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The state of Texas is tough on crime, and nowhere is that truer than in Tarrant County. If you are charged in or around Fort Worth, you can be sure that law enforcement officials and prosecutors will do everything in their power to secure a conviction and punish you to the full extent of the law. Depending on the specific crime or crimes you are charged with, this could mean facing years in prison, county jail time, high fines, the loss of professional licenses, and restrictions on your rights, such as not being able to vote or own or possess a gun.
The consequences do not stop there either. A criminal conviction may mean the loss of your job. It can tear your family apart. It can destroy your reputation and your ability to live a normal life – even after you have paid your debt to society.
Many people think it is not worth fighting less serious charges, but this is a mistake. Even misdemeanors can have serious negative consequences that make your life harder. Moreover, if you ever find yourself on the wrong side of the law again, having a previous conviction on your record – “minor” or not – will likely mean facing additional penalties.
You need criminal attorneys on your side who understand how things work in Tarrant County and know how to mount an aggressive defense. Someone who has the experience and skill needed to give you the best chance at a positive outcome, and who will give you the attention you need and deserve. Because you are not just a case – you are a person.
Domestic Violence Crimes In Fort Worth, Texas
One of the most common crimes our office handles is the crime of domestic violence. Under Texas domestic violence laws, the crime of domestic violence can involve the following charges:
- Assault Bodily Injury – Family Member: according to Texas law, if the State of Texas can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you intentionally or knowingly contacted a family member and that physical contact caused “bodily injury,” or pain, you could be facing a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in the county jail and up to a $4,000 fine.
- Assault Bodily Injury – Family Member with prior – if the prosecutor can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you intentionally or knowingly contacted a family member, the physical contact caused physical pain AND you have a prior conviction or deferred adjudication for a previous domestic violence crime, you could be facing a 3rd Degree Felony, punishable by up to ten years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
- Assault Impeding Breath of a Family Member – the State of Texas will be required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you intentionally or knowingly contacted a family member in a manner that impeded their breath. Some people refer to this crime as Assault by Choking. If the prosecutor is able to meet their burden of proof, you could be facing a third-degree felony, punishable by up to ten years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
Drug Crimes In Fort Worth, Texas
If you are facing a drug charge in Fort Worth, Texas, it is critical that you hire an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney to protect your freedom and your future. The Fulgham Law Firm services all types of Texas drug cases but let us examine a few that are common:
- Possession of Marijuana – under current Texas drug laws, possession of marijuana remains illegal. The State of Texas must prove that you intentionally or knowingly exercised care, custody, or control over the drug in order to convict you. The primary factor regarding whether the charge will be filed as a misdemeanor or felony drug charge is the weight of the marijuana. If the weight of the marijuana at the lab is less than four ounces, the charge will be filed as a misdemeanor possession of marijuana, punishable by up to 1 year in the county jail and up to a $4,000 fine. If you are a first-time offender and have hired an experienced and aggressive drug possession attorney, there is a good chance your lawyer can negotiate a resolution to have your misdemeanor marijuana charge dismissed. If you are facing a felony marijuana possession charge, you need a criminal attorney willing to tear apart the evidence and attempt to locate reasonable doubt to provide you the maximum leverage in your negotiations with the prosecutor.
- Possession of a Dangerous Drug – a dangerous drug under Texas drug laws is a substance ordinarily prescribed by a medical professional that is not listed as a controlled substance under Texas law and provides a warning label. More specifically, dangerous drugs are usually the more common drugs that people take for conditions: sleep aids, antibiotics or anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medications. The State of Texas must prove that you intentionally or knowingly exercised care, custody, or control over a dangerous drug for which you did not have a prescription. If the amount of the drug is under twenty-eight grams, the charge will be a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by up to 1 year in the county jail and up to a $4,000 fine. If the weight of the drug is over twenty-eight grams, you could be looking at a felony drug charge, punishable by prison time and fines.
DWI In Fort Worth, Texas
Have you been arrested for a DWI in Fort Worth or in a surrounding city in Tarrant County, Texas? Being arrested for a DWI is a serious issue. You have to manage both your driver’s license suspension and the potential ramifications if you are convicted of driving while intoxicated.
It is critical that you find the best DWI attorney in Fort Worth to help you navigate your DWI case. At The Fulgham Law Firm, our team of Former Prosecutors have over 85 years of criminal law experience and have taken over 500 DWI cases to a jury trial with impressive results for our clients. Our team of DWI attorneys can answer your questions and protect your rights to ensure you are treated fairly in court.
Upon being arrested for a DWI in Fort Worth or Tarrant County, Texas, your first thought should be whether your driver’s license will be suspended. As part of your arrest paperwork, you should have received a Temporary Driving Permit. This document takes the place of your Texas driver’s license that was confiscated at the time of your arrest.
At the bottom of this document, you will notice wording that says you have 15 days from the date of your arrest to request and administrative license revocation hearing. Failure to make the request for this hearing within 15 days will result in a suspension of your driver’s license 40 days after your arrest. If you hire an experienced DWI lawyer to make your license hearing request, this will provide you the opportunity to gain access to the evidence the Texas Department of Public Safety is relying upon to suspend your driver’s license. Your DWI attorney can analyze this evidence and look for the following: did the police have a legal basis to pull over your vehicle and arrest you? If not, you will prevail at your hearing and maintain your license. Also, your DWI lawyer can look to see if your blood alcohol level was over the legal limit. If your blood alcohol level was less than .08, you will prevail at your license hearing.
Theft Crimes In Fort Worth, Texas
According to Texas Crime Statistics, the crime of theft or shoplifting is committed every 41 seconds. Next to drug possession, theft and shoplifting is the most common crime in North Texas. Although theft and shoplifting crimes are common, that does not mean they are not serious. Facing a conviction for theft or shoplifting in Texas can result in jail time or prison time and fines up to $10,000. Additionally, being labeled a thief with a theft conviction can make it exceedingly difficult to find meaningful employment because many employers will believe they cannot trust you.
Under Texas Penal Code, Section 31.03(a), a person commits the crime of theft if he unlawfully appropriates property with intent to deprive the owner of the property. “Unlawfully appropriate” means to take the property or services without the effective consent of the owner.
Determining whether a theft charge will be filed as a misdemeanor or felony is based solely upon the value of the property alleged to be stolen. Generally speaking, the more expensive the item stolen, the more serious the range of punishment will be in court. Let us look at the values under Texas theft law.
CHARGES FORT WORTH DEFENSE ATTORNEY BRANDON FULGHAM CAN HELP YOU FIGHT – AND BEAT
When searching for a defense attorney to help you protect your rights and battle against your charges, it is vital that you pick someone who not only possesses a general track record of success, but also has success managing the specific crime or crimes of which you have been accused.
Why? Because Texas criminal law is complex and nuanced. There are several defense strategies that may work well against assault charges, but they will do nothing to help you avoid a fraud conviction.
Do not make the mistake of selecting someone with to narrow a focus though, because often during the judicial process, further investigation can lead to additional charges.
For example, you may initially be arrested for a DWI, but when law enforcement officials start poking around, they discover illegal drugs, unregistered weapons, or stolen goods in your vehicle. Those are separate charges that a lawyer who specializes only in DWI may not know how to help you with.
Because of this, your best bet is to work with someone who focuses on criminal law in your area, so they possess both the depth and breadth of knowledge you need. BRANDON FULGHAM AND HIS TEAM OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY HANDLED ALL KINDS OF CRIMINAL CASES IN TEXAS.
Look for someone well-respected. Brandon Fulgham has an Avvo rating of 10/10 and is considered a Top Attorney in Criminal Defense. The National Trial Lawyers has named him to both their list of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers and to the Top 40 Under 40. Fort Worth Magazine has named him to their Top 100 Attorneys list. This type of recognition matters because it tells you that Mr. Fulgham’s peers in the legal community believe he is doing an outstanding job.
The most important recognition to Brandon Fulgham, though, comes from his clients, who have left glowing reviews of his work all over the web.
Look for someone with a winning track record. Ultimately, this is what it comes down to. When your life and your future are on the line, you want someone who has proven they can get the job done. One look at Mr. Fulgham’s track record makes it clear that he knows how to get his clients the best possible outcome and finds ways to get charges dismissed, dropped, or reduced.
Of course, there is one more important thing that you absolutely need from your criminal lawyer:
experience specific to your situation.
CONTACT THE FULGHAM LAW FIRM
What is the biggest mistake you can make after being arrested for a crime in Fort Worth, Texas? Waiting to hire the best criminal lawyer.
Simply put: the more time your criminal defense attorney has to craft your strategy, the more likely you are to end up with a positive outcome. If you delay, you not only give the prosecution more of a head start, but it is possible that you may lose out on certain kinds of evidence that are time sensitive.
Do not take that risk. Get in contact with our Fort Worth office right now to set up a free initial consultation with Mr. Fulgham. The Fulgham Law Firm is a team of Former Prosecutors with over 85 years of criminal law experience and over 550 criminal jury trials.
These people really helped me when literally no one else would. Brandon was very responsive and ready to help.Jessica G.
They are so professional and nice there and the lawyer is so nice and will listen to you the process was so smoothTyler K.
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Listened to me. Honest with me. Cared about what I had to say. Called back after 5pm and almost immediately.Joshua S.
Very responsive - dont waste any time getting things taken care of.. im very appreciative of the work these guys didDominic G.