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The Fort Worth Criminal Attorney Who Gets Results

There are many ways to measure how good a lawyer is. Awards. Testimonials. Personal recommendations. What law school they went to. All of those things matter to some degree or another, but there is one thing that stands talle ...

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What Do I Get?

Nationally recognized top criminal trial lawyers, thorough and aggressive research into the facts of your case and an open-door communication policy where you always speak to an attorney to answer your questions. Clients w ...

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How Are We Different?

Experience. Reputation. Results. Attention to detail and customer service. We deliver in every area necessary to provide you the best criminal defense.   Reputation and Experience Matter   When hi ...

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Domestic Violence




misdemeanor crimes

The Aggressive Defense You Need against Fort Worth Charges

Being charged with a crime in Tarrant County can be a paralyzing experience. You may feel scared, intimidated, or hopeless about your situation, like the charge itself is a threat hanging over you.

Because that is exactly what it is. A criminal charge is a threat against your freedom and future. Against your job. Against your family. Against your very way of life.

How you respond to that threat will determine what happens to you and those you love. If you do nothing, you could end up facing years behind bars, high fines that leave your family in debt, and a lifetime of struggling to attain things that most people without a criminal record barely think about. You cannot sit back and simply hope things work out for you. Prosecutors and other law enforcement officials only care about one thing: securing your conviction.

If you want to protect your rights and your loved ones, the best thing you can do is stand up and fight back. At the Hampton Law Firm, P.L.L.C., that is exactly what we have been helping our clients do for more than a decade.

Tarrant County prosecutors take crimes very seriously and often seek to punish people to the full extent of the law. When you are facing this kind of opposition, you need an aggressive defense from a seasoned criminal lawyer who understands Texas criminal law like the back of their hands.

Jeff Hampton is that lawyer. He is not afraid of tough cases, and he will not back down until he has exhausted every legal avenue possible to get you a positive outcome.


A Fort Worth Criminal Attorney Who Will Fight for You Every Step of the Way

One of the things that sets Jeff Hampton apart from a lot of other criminal attorneys is his willingness to go all the way for you. Many defense lawyers put their focus on cutting a deal for you. Not because they believe it is the best you can do, but because they have no desire to go to trial. In fact, some of them may have little to no trial experience at all.

Nothing could be further from the truth for Jeff Hampton. He not only possesses winning trial experience, but has been nationally recognized for his skill in criminal trial law.

This does not mean that Mr. Hampton expects to take your case to trial. A skilled negotiator, Jeff Hampton has been able to craft many favorable plea deals for his clients over the course of his career, and he specialized in getting cases dismissed. You can be confident that you are in good hands if your case does go to trial.

Mr. Hampton has only one real goal, and he does not care how he achieves it: to get you the best possible outcome.


Tarrant County Criminal Charges Jeff Hampton Can Help You Tackle

Texas takes the safety and security of its citizens seriously, and law enforcement officials in Fort Worth, Arlington, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Mansfield, and surrounding areas are not shy about charging people with crimes if they step out of bounds.

No matter what you have been charged with, Jeff Hampton can help. His practice areas include, but are not limited to:


24/7 Bail Bonds

Domestic Violence

Drug Crimes



Juvenile Crimes


Probation Violation

Record Expungement

Record Sealing & Nondisclosures

Resisting Arrest

Sexual Crimes

Theft Crimes

Weapons & Firearms Charges

If you do not see your specific charge on this list, do not assume that our firm will be unable to help you. Some of these areas encompass numerous criminal charges, and the list itself is merely meant to be an example of some common charges that Mr. Hampton handles.

The best way to know if he can take on your case is to reach out to go over the details of your particular situation.


Why SoMany Fort Worth Residents Choose Jeff Hampton to Handle Their Charges

Choosing a lawyer to represent you in your criminal case is one of the most important decisions you will ever have to make. Make a mistake and you will likely end up paying for it in a big way. The consequences could negatively impact you for the rest of your life. Pick a high-quality criminal attorney though, and the whole thing may soon seem like a bad dream.

What should you look for when deciding on a defense lawyer? Why do so many people around Tarrant County go with Jeff Hampton?

Experience. The years that Mr. Hampton has spent as a criminal defense attorney only tell part of the story. That experience is incredibly valuable, but he also comes with a more unique set of experiences that frequently give him an edge over the other side. Namely, the fact that he used to work with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor.

You read that right. His job used to be finding ways to make sure people got convicted when they were charged. Why does this experience matter? Because he knows how Tarrant County prosecutors think, the types of evidence they like to use, and how they try to build their case against you. This knowledge allows him to plan for their likely arguments and more easily poke holes in them.

Recognition. Mr. Hampton is proud of the fact that he has been twice recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers and as a member of the Top 40 Under 40 list. When a respected national legal organization names you as one of the top people in your field, you know that you are doing something right.

Far more important to Mr. Hampton though are the positive testimonials he has received from past clients and the glowing reviews you can find all around the web.

Results. In the end, this is what it comes down to: is your lawyer able to help his clients reach a positive outcome? Where Jeff Hampton is concerned, you only have to take a quick look to realize that he gets amazing results. His case history is filled with instances of charges being reduced and – even better – completely dismissed. When you work with him, you get more than a lawyer who tries to minimize your charges – you get somebody who has a proven track record of accomplishing it.


Reach Out to Our Fort Worth Office Today to Start Crafting Your Defense

When you are facing criminal charges, time is not on your side. Prosecutors will start putting together their strategy against you the second your case lands on their desk. If you put off hiring your defense attorney, all you are doing is allowing them to get a head start.

Jeff Hampton may be able to get your charges reduced or dismissed, or he could win you an acquittal in a court of law. The less time he has to study the facts of your case and develop a strong defense, though, the lower your chances are of that happening.

Do not delay. Contact our office today for a free initial consultation and learn what options are available to you. All you have to do to get started is fill out our easy online case review form, call us at (817) 877-5200, or email jeffhampton@thehamptonlawfirm.com.

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  • 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..."

John Rodes

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..."

Suzan Samuel

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100

"Excellent and diligent attorney, extremely knowledgeable, aggressive defender, very well known in the courts, and has a proven track record. I am ecstatically pleased with Mr. Hampton’s results. He ..."

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