Bedford Criminal Charges Demand a Zealous Defense
Bedford has a lot of things going for it. Good schools. Nice weather. A strategic location right between Fort Worth and Dallas that allows people to enjoy the benefits of those larger cities without having to deal with many of the stresses.
Even better, when compared to the national mean, the crime rate here is about 6% lower. Stack it up against Texas, and there is an even more striking difference – Bedford is 17% lower.
Violent crimes in particular are a third and a quarter lower, respectively. That is great news both for the people who live here and those who may just be passing through for the Blues & BBQ Fest or any of the area’s other well-known events.
There is a tradeoff for this relative safety, though. Most people know that Texas is tough on crime, but in “safer” places like Bedford, there tends to be a strong interest in making an example of anyone who finds themselves on the wrong side of the law. Prosecutors and others will not hesitate to saddle people with the harshest possible penalties because they want it to serve as a deterrent to others.
Unfortunately, this type of atmosphere encourages overzealous policing and prosecution. Laws, rules, and procedures may be bent or broken, and rights may be violated in order to make arrests and secure convictions. To fight back, you need an aggressive attorney who understands the laws of our state and will not back down.
At the Fulgham Law Firm, P.C., experienced Bedford criminal defense lawyer Brandon Fulgham is committed to providing exemplary defense to every single one of his clients, whether they have been charged with minor misdemeanors or more serious felonies.
Given the enormous stakes when you are facing criminal charges, you should never speak to the police or discuss your case with anyone without obtaining legal counsel and representation from an experienced Bedford criminal defense attorney. While no criminal defense attorney can guarantee the outcome of a criminal prosecution, you increase the odds of staying out of jail and safeguarding your reputation and future by retaining an experienced proven criminal defense law firm.
Why Brandon Fulgham Is the Right Criminal Attorney to Handle Your Bedford Charge
Bedford criminal defense lawyer Brandon Fulgham understands the inner workings of law enforcement and the Tarrant County District Attorney’s offices because he worked as a prosecutor in both Collin County and Tarrant County. During his tenure as a prosecutor, he handled over 75 jury trials in both county and district courts, so he does not hesitate to take a case to trial if the prosecutor is being unreasonable.
Mr. Fulgham draws on this extensive experience to expose any possible improper police procedures, such as violations of his clients’ Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure and Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.
These violations, along with other Due Process violations, can result in the exclusion of key evidence and dismissal of charges or acquittal after trial. Even when these options are not realistic based on the facts and evidence, Mr. Fulgham uses private investigators and forensic experts to aggressively challenge the evidence and expose shortcomings in the prosecutor’s case so the prosecutor is motivated to offer a favorable plea agreement.
It is a strategy that not only works, but has resulted in Brandon Fulgham receiving the following recognitions:
Top 100 Fort Worth Attorneys – 2013-2017
Top 100 Trial Lawyers – 2015-2017
Top 40 Under 40 – 2015-2017
10/10 Superb Rating
Top Attorney Criminal Defense – 2017
Top Attorney DUI & DWI – 2017
Lead Counsel Rated – 2017
While you may have heard that those accused of criminal offenses in Bedford and the surrounding areas of Texas may have the right to a court appointed criminal attorney, there are important reasons to consider retaining a private Bedford criminal defense lawyer instead.
First, many people are ineligible for a court appointed attorney under the financial need based standards that determine whether a person is entitled to a court appointed attorney. Second, the process of fighting criminal charges is stressful and upsetting, and court appointed attorneys have huge caseloads and limited resources.
This means that you may not get much an opportunity to talk to your court-appointed attorney except for a few minutes in court. In contrast, private attorneys typically have more extensive resources and time to devote to your case, because they do not have the enormous caseload.
We are dedicated to fighting for the rights of our clients, making sure they receive the zealous representation and personal care necessary to keep them informed, and help them obtain a successful outcome.
Criminal Charges in Bedford that Brandon Fulgham Can Help You Fight
Our Bedford criminal defense law firm is dedicated to preventing our clients from becoming the victims of overzealous prosecutors and law enforcement officers. We handle the full range of criminal offenses in Bedford, including but not limited to the following:
- Aggravated Assault
- Burglary of Motor Vehicle
- Criminal Mischief
- Criminal Trespass
- Deadly Conduct
- Disorderly Conduct
- Drug Charges
- Evading Arrest
- Failure to Identify
- Family Violence
- Fraud Crimes
- Indecent Exposure
- Interference with Public Duties
- Juvenile Crimes
- Non-Disclosure / Record Sealing
- Possession of Marijuana
- Possession of Controlled Substance
- Probation Revocation
- Public Intoxication
- Public Lewdness
- Resisting Arrest
- Retaliation & Obstruction
- Terroristic Threat
- Theft Crimes
- Theft by Check / Service
- Weapon Charges
When you are accused of these serious crimes, you face many potential penalties, including incarceration, hefty fines, probation, mandatory counseling, community service, anger management or substance abuse classes, driver’s license suspension, and other forms of punishment. Further, you also may experience significant long-term informal consequences that affect your employment, housing, immigration status, education, reputation, and personal relationships.
The Bedford municipal court is located at 2000 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford, Texas 76021. For more information regarding the Bedford municipal court procedures, you can visit their website at: http://www.bedfordtx.gov/court/
If you need information on a loved one who is currently in the Bedford City Jail, please call 817-952-2040 or visit the detention facility located at 2121 L. Dodson Dr, Bedford, Texas 76021. For more information on the detention facility please visit: https://www.bedfordpolice.com/detention-facility
Get in Touch with Brandon Fulgham about Your Bedford Arrest as Soon as Possible
If you have been formally arrested or are merely the subject of a law enforcement investigation, the decision to retain experienced Bedford criminal defense lawyer Brandon Fulgham may even prevent formal charges from being filed against you.
When Mr. Fulgham is retained during the pre-charge investigation stage of a case, he could limit the scope of interrogations and searches or expose fatal flaws in the prosecutor’s case so that the prosecutor declines to file charges or files less serious or fewer charges.
Our Bedford misdemeanor and felony defense law firm provides tenacious representation and advocacy when seeking a successful outcome for our clients. Contact us today at 817-877-3030 or via email at email@example.com.
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