Criminal Defense

Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorneys

The Impact of a Criminal Accusation in Texas

A criminal accusation is a serious offense that can have dire consequences on your life. At the Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, PLLC, we understand the impact of being accused of a crime and know how to help. Allegations of misconduct can be harmful, whether they are true or not. Some of the short-term and long-term effects of being accused of a crime include but are not limited to the following:

  • Mistreatment by family, friends, your community, employers and/or employees
  • Damaged reputation
  • Difficulties finding a job
  • Prejudices against you

If you have been accused and/or arrested for a crime in Texas, you could face a criminal conviction that might include probation, restitution fines, and, in some cases, jail time. To protect yourself from these potential consequences, consult with a Fort Worth criminal defense attorney you can trust.

What to Do After Being Accused of a Crime in Fort Worth

The actions you take after you are accused of a crime are crucial to the outcome of your case. Here are some steps to consider after being accused of a crime in the state of Texas: 

  • Know Your Rights

If you have been accused of a crime, you may have to deal with the police. Police officers might come to search your house and arrest you. In the event this happens, remember your right to an attorney. The best step to take after being arrested is to remain quiet as anything you say could be used against you in your criminal proceeding.

  • Hire a Fort Worth Criminal Defense Lawyer

Find an experienced attorney who has worked on cases like yours and will fight to protect you. Once that relationship has been established, work with your lawyer to build a criminal defense strategy. Be truthful with you lawyer and do your best to be patient as you work through your defense strategy with him/her.

  • Determine Your Best Options

Depending on the severity of the crime, criminal defense cases can be resolved within months, or, if a felony trial occurs, over a year. As such, it is important to speak with your lawyer to determine your best course of action after being accused of a crime. In many instances, a lawyer can fight for a plea bargain to reduce your sentence.

If you were falsely accused of a crime, our Fort Worth criminal defense attorney will help you build a case and determine what actions are in your best interest as you move forward.

Consult with a Fort Worth Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

Whether you have committed a crime or were falsely accused of doing so, consult with a criminal defense lawyer in Fort Worth with professionalism and tact to help you determine your next move. At the Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, PLLC, we strive to deliver our clients the best results possible for their criminal defense case.


Let one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys in Fort Worth help with your case. Contact our office online today or call us at (817) 497-8148.


The Opinions That Matter Most

  • My questions were heard and answered without having to ask twice.

    “Value a capable team with experienced staff. For the past 9 months, the folks at the Law Offices of Mark Childress handled my case with class and empathy. My questions were heard and answered without having to ask twice. I felt like I was kept in the loop and always briefed properly. As I move forward with other ventures I wouldn't be surprised if we crossed paths again. And hats off to Konner, THANK YOU!”

  • Mark was there to answer every question, every phone call and did it in a way that I felt as if I were his only client.

    “I needed an attorney who would stand up for me and my child during a very hard time. Mark was there to answer every question, every phone call and did it in a way that I felt as if I were his only client. He was very knowledgeable not only about the law but about the opposing attorney and the judge. He prepared me well and we won our case. I would recommend Mark Childress to anyone who is fighting for custody or in need of child support.”

  • I highly recommend him and his staff. They are courteous, prompt and they care.

    “I called in inquiring about a divorce and how it all happens. I had 2 people call me back within an hour and in an hour maybe 2 I was talking with the lawyer. I highly recommend him and his staff. They are courteous, prompt and they care. Divorce is the hardest thing we will go through minus losing a kid and his team will be retained. He even called me back himself the next day to see how I was. Great service.”

  • This guy is amazing. In a matter of minutes, he accomplished what no other attorney could in 6 years.

    “This guy is amazing. In a matter of minutes, he accomplished what no other attorney could in 6 years. He had my case figured out in 1short conversation and had what he called "a convoluted mess" fixed. I'm pretty sure my ex felt like he'd been hit by a bus. My family is finally in tact and everyone is finally happy.”

Why Choose Us For Your Family Matters?
  • Direct Access To Your Attorney

    Our Attorneys personally handle each case themselves. You will have direct access to your attorney to be able to get the answers that you need. 

  • Transparency
    Honesty and transparency are critical in building trust with your attorney. You will always know what is going on with your case every step of the way.
  • Team Oriented

    At our firm you're not just a case number, our staff will always know the status of your case and help to make your situation more manageable.

  • Personalized Approach
    Our team understands that no two cases are the same. Your strategy will be tailored specifically to you and your family's goals.