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Areas of Practice




Domestic Violence




misdemeanor crimes



Is your freedom being threatened? Have you been accused of a crime that puts your job stability, family, and way of life in jeopardy? If you are facing criminal charges in Tarrant County, misdemeanors or felony, you need the counsel of an experienced and reputable criminal defense attorney. Don’t even consider defending yourself against aggressive prosecutors and law enforcement. If you have been charged with a crime such as drug charges, felonies, aggravated assault, DWI, domestic violence, violation of a protective order, theft, or other criminal allegations you need a criminal attorney who is experienced and will take the time needed to fight your case rigorously. Choosing the right criminal defense law firm to represent you is one of the most important decisions you will make during this stressful time. At The Hampton Law Firm P.L.L.C., I take the time to focus on the specific needs and unique circumstances of each client. Facing criminal charges in the DFW area? Jeff Hampton is the Fort Worth criminal defense attorney you need on your side.

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Practice Areas Include:

  • When Should I Call a Criminal Defense Attorney?



    If Charged with a Crime or Arrested. If you are charged with a federal crime, felony crime, or even misdemeanor charges that do not warrant an arrest, you should seek legal counsel. If you are arrested, use your phone calls to reach out to family members for help retaining a defense lawyer or call one yourself.

    If a Detective Asks to Question or Interview You.
    Never talk to a detective or meet for “a talk” with police to answer questions without a lawyer present. Detectives are trained to put you at ease and claim they only want to “get to the bottom of things” and “get your side of the story.” In fact, they are trying to persuade you to meet with them for a recorded interrogation, and because you are talking to them voluntarily and not while under arrest your fourth amendment rights are not valid. Don’t fall for their trap, innocent explanations can be twisted into statements that make you appear to be guilty.

    If Told You Are Under Investigation. If a law enforcement officer or detective contacts you and says you are under investigation, you should call a criminal defense law firm. They might try to coerce you into taking a plea deal or threaten with harsher punishment if you do not comply. Contact an attorney immediately. They are trying to trick you into saying you are guilty, and because you are not officially under arrest, everything you say can be used against you!! Under the Texas Rules of Evidence, anything your attorney says to the detective is hearsay and inadmissible in a court of law. However, anything you say to the detective attempting to clear your name is viewed as a voluntary statement and fully admissible against you in a criminal trial.

    If You Have a Warrant for Your Arrest. If there is a warrant out for your arrest, it’s time to seek defense counsel. If you contact the Hampton Law Firm, you have the advantage of having your bond posted for free. We offer 24 hour bonding services for our clients free of charge if you retain our criminal defense lawyer’s services. Save money by retaining our legal services so you don’t have to pay twice, and we can arrange a walk through so you don’t have to go to jail after you’re arrested.

  • Felony Crimes


    If you, a friend or a loved one have been arrested and charged with a crime in Tarrant County, Fort Worth, Arlington, Mansfield or surrounding cities, it is very important to determine if you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. If you have been charged with a crime that has been classified as a felony, you need to contact the Hampton Law firm immediately. Crimes that have been classified as felonies carry with them serious consequences, including the strictest penalties and fines provided for under Texas law. Depending upon the charge and the circumstances of your case, a conviction for a felony crime can result in the imposition of a prison sentence ranging from 180 days in a Texas state jail facility to life in prison.


    Fort Worth Aggravated Assault Lawyer

    Have you, a friend or a loved one been accused of aggravated assault?

    Under Texas law, you have committed an aggravated assault if you have committed an assault and, in the process, caused serious bodily injury to another person (including serious bodily injury caused in domestic violence cases where the abuse is directed at the spouse of the accused). A determining factor as to whether you are charged with aggravated assault will be whether a serious bodily injury occurred or whether a deadly weapon was displayed or used during the assault. If one of these aggravating factors is present in your case, you could be charged with the second degree felony crime of aggravated assault.

    If you are convicted of the crime of aggravated assault, you could face 2 years to 20 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000. If an aggravated assault took place in a domestic violence situation or against a public servant (ex. Police officer), you could be facing a first degree felony punishable by a prison term of 5 years to 99 years and a fine not to exceed $10,000.

    Aggravated Assault is categorized as a violent crime that can result in devastating consequences if you are convicted. For example, if you are convicted of an aggravated assault charge, you may face the long-term consequence of limited employment opportunities due to a violent criminal conviction being on your record for the rest of your life.

    If you have been arrested and charged with an aggravated assault in Texas, you need an aggressive and experienced criminal lawyer on your side. An aggravated assault conviction could carry with it the prospect of prison time, hefty fines and other serious long-term consequences.

    Contact the Hampton Law Firm now to schedule a free consultation to determine your rights and legal options.

  • How Can I Get My Case Dismissed?

    Legal Ways to Get Criminal Charged Dropped in Tarrant County

    There are many reasons that a criminal case can be dismissed in the state of Texas, take a look at some of the criminal case dismissals and not guilty verdicts Jeff Hampton has won over the last few years. When a prosecutor decides to drop the charges or dismiss a case, it is usually because they either do not have sufficient evidence to get a conviction if the case is brought to trial; the arresting officer or Tarrant County Prosecutor’s office made a mistake or clerical error in the paperwork, or because the defendant was illegally charged and arrested. Common reasons for criminal case dismissals include:

    o Illegally Obtained Evidence
    o 4th Amendment Violation
    o Witness Testimony Supporting the Defense
    o Overwhelming Evidence in Favor of Defendant
    o 5th Amendment Miranda Right Violation: Self Incrimination
    o No Probable Cause
    o Illegal Search
    o Clerical or Documentation Errors in Case Filing
    o Improperly Handled or Stored Evidence
    o Unavailable Prosecution Witness
    o Disappearing Evidence
    5th Amendment Miranda Right Violation: Self Incrimination

  • Types of Case Dismissals

    There are Three Types of Case Dismissals in Criminal Trials

    (1) No Bills – When a Grand Jury no bills or drops the charges for lack of evidence.

    (2) Pretrial Motions to Suppress Evidence – Your defense counsel can file motions to suppress or exclude evidence before the trial even begins that could potentially lead to a dismissal. Motions can be filed for illegal arrests without probable cause, evidence that was not obtained illegally, searches without a warrant, etc.

    (3) Negotiations – This can be a straight dismissal if your defense lawyer has clear evidence of your innocence or alibi, a reduction in charges from a felony to a misdemeanor, deferred adjudication with probation, or participation in a diversion program.

    In felony trials, the ideal time to file pretrial motions to get your case dismissed, or No Billed, is at a grand jury hearing for indictment. After your arrest, the grand jury has to review evidence, witnesses, and other variables related to the case before they can officially “indict”, or bring felony charges against you. Before the grand jury reviews the evidence, your criminal defense attorney has the opportunity to present evidence, witness testimony, and legal defenses that can shield you from prosecution.

  • Defenses for Felony & Misdemeanor Charges in Texas

    Texas Penal Code § 8 General Defenses to Criminal Responsibility defines valid defenses that can be used by the defendant’s legal team in a criminal trial.

    Legal Defenses Defined by Texas Law and Modern Examples Include:

    o Self-Defense
    o Alibi
    o Acting out of Necessity
    o Reasonable Doubt
    o Insanity
    o Affluenza
    o Entrapment
    o Coercion by Law Enforcement
    o Intoxication or Impairment Insanity
    o Extreme Duress

    There are countless other defenses that have been used and new ones that defense lawyers will use to protect the innocence of people charged with a crime in the future. For more comprehensive information, visit our page with a list of each legal defense to a crime in Texas with examples and pertinent penal code.


what our clients say about us

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100

"Mr. Hampton is excellent attorney. You can be sure that he will FIGHT for your case. I am extremely happy with the outcome of my case and I never had to step into a court room for anything. I also app..."

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The National Trial Lawyers Top 100

"I was so impressed with Mr. Hampton and his legal team. I was terrified that I would be fired from my job if I was convicted. Mr. Hampton walked me through the entire process and made sure I understoo..."

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