A Clear Plan of Action
Analyze the evidence, customize a defense strategy with a Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney Team with a proven track record of success.
“Proving We Care” Promise
At The Hampton Law Firm, you will work with a team of lawyers who care – we don’t just say we care, we prove it! We return calls promptly, we meet with you in person or over the phone and review all of your evidence and answer all of your questions and we don’t give up! Whether it takes months or years to push your case for the best result, we are willing to do what it takes. You Deserve It!
Get Your Life Back
Working with a law firm that actually cares about your unique situation, while providing you a clear plan of action will help you get your life back! You need a law firm that will work tirelessly to keep you out of jail, protect your criminal record and ensure your family, your job and your future are secure.
We understand that it can be overwhelming when the government is trying to throw you in jail and steal your good reputation. We are here to protect you from the government by protecting your freedom and securing your hopes for a bright future. You Deserve to Get Your Life Back!
YOUR FORT WORTH CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY COMMITTED TO KEEPING YOU OUT OF JAIL AND CLEANING UP YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD
Team Of 5 Former Prosecutors
The Hampton Law Firm team approach to defense provides you 5 former prosecutors with over 70 years of criminal law experience. We know how prosecutors think and what they will do. We Protect you from the Government!
“We hired Jeff Hampton to help us with our sons two cases that he had been dealing with for a while! Talking with Jeff on the phone we always received straight no nonsense answers and we knew exactly what the worst case scenario could be! Jeff and his staff worked tirelessly to achieve results for our son that are beyond what we could have hoped for! Trish in the office is so pleasant to talk to and always gets messages to Jeff when he was in court or on other calls! Highly highly recommend Jeff Hampton. We pray we do not ever need him again, but if we do, he will be the first person we call!”Jeff and Nancy RussellPositive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
“I googled the top ten law firms when trying to find a lawyer for my grandson and I can truly say they are the #1 Law Firm in Ft. Worth Tx. From the first phone call the staff were right on it. They were very professional and warm so every time I called, they made it seemed as if I knew them personally. Jeff started working on the case quickly, he did his part and then Dawn stepped in and blew it out of the water. Thank you Jeff and Dawn for handling my Grandson 's case. Y'all are the best. We were please with the outcome. We were blessed with good Lawyers.”Cheryl WarrenPositive: Professionalism, Responsiveness
“JEFF N THE TEAM ARE THE TRUE GOD SENT TEAM. Just got a call that case was DISMISSED!!!! Seen him EARLIER THIS WEEK N NOW ITS FRIDAY!!!!! In less then a week our case was thrown out! They are professional work fast n u get the money worth n have confidence! The team work with the DA SO THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. I’m so blessed n so happy this burden is lifted n we can breath again THANK YOU 🙏🏽 THANK YOU!!!!”CortanaPositive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
“Jeff talked through with me about my situation thoroughly and I could tell he really cared. He's the type of attorney who actually wants to take the time to listen and offer advice even if he's not being compensated for it. He just has a passion for what he does and it was greatly appreciated by me.”RyPositive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness
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You Need An Aggressive Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney To Fight Your Criminal Charges
If you are facing a felony or misdemeanor charge in Fort Worth, Texas, your number one priority should be to find an aggressive Fort Worth criminal defense attorney that has the experience to formulate a plan to help you avoid the consequences of a criminal conviction.
What kind of consequences could you face with a criminal charge? First, the stress and anxiety of being charged with a crime. 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.
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.
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 Fort Worth criminal defense attorney who understands Texas criminal law.
Jeff Hampton and his Team of Former Prosecutors are the criminal defense team you need to help put this nightmare behind you. The Hampton Law Firm P.L.L.C is not afraid of tough cases. Our law firm has handled cases ranging from capital murder to petty theft charges.
We understand that maintaining your freedom and clearing your good name is the highest priority and we will not back down until we have exhausted every legal avenue possible.
You Need A Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney Who Gets Results
How do you measure the quality of a criminal lawyer? How do you know the lawyer you are hiring is good? Some people will be tempted to merely do a search on Google and type in a few phrases and take a guess at who can help them.
Unfortunately, many people are disappointed with this approach unless they take the time to thoroughly speak to the criminal attorney and determine what they know and are they worth partnering with?
In other words, you need a lawyer who is both capable of handling your case but also a nice person to work with and has empathy for your personal situation. You need a criminal defense attorney who actually cares about how your criminal case is handled and the result you receive.
Does your lawyer actually listen to you when you talk? Will they hear your side of what happened and craft a legal defense that gives you an opportunity to tell your side of the story? We offer free in-person and telephone consultations and look forward to hearing your side of the story.
When you are seeking for a criminal lawyer to defend you, what do you ask? What do you look for to determine if the lawyer is a good fit? Awards? Testimonials? Personal recommendations? Do you research what law school they attended?
All of those things matter to some degree or another, but there is one factor that stands taller than all others: CASE RESULTS.
Case Results. In the end, this is what it comes down to: is your lawyer able to help his clients reach a positive outcome? When you are considering which criminal lawyer to hire, you want to make sure you choose someone who not only looks good on paper and talks a good game, but is an experienced professional who actually gets the job done.
Jeff Hampton and his team of former Tarrant County Prosecutors at the Hampton Law Firm have a long, exceptional track record of being able to get their clients’ charges reduced, dropped, or dismissed, no-billed and not guilty verdicts when cases go to trial.
We have literally handled thousands of criminal cases in Fort Worth and in the surrounding cities of Tarrant County, Texas and have established relationships with the prosecutors and judges of Tarrant County, Texas.
Our Team of Former Tarrant County Prosecutors have tried over 300 jury trials and have been able to get over 500 cases dismissed, no-billed or conditionally dismissed so that our clients will be able to clear their criminal record through an expunction.
When you work with The Hampton Law Firm, you get more than lawyers who try to minimize your charges – you get a team of criminal lawyers who have a proven track record of accomplishing it.
Why So Many Fort Worth Residents Choose Jeff Hampton to Handle Their Charges
Your Criminal Defense Team of Former Prosecutors Working For You. Unlike most criminal law firms in Fort Worth, Texas, The Hampton Law Firm employs a team approach to criminal defense.
Our Team of Former Prosecutors work together to formulate a clear plan of action of how to attack your criminal case. If your case goes to trial, you are guaranteed to have our criminal defense team resources at your disposal to fight for your exoneration.
A team approach to criminal defense ensures that every detail in your defense is examined and prepared for and expertly presented in a jury trial. You deserve it!
Experience. Because The Hampton Law Firm uses a team approach to criminal defense, you will be working with a criminal trial team with a collective experience of over 65 years of criminal defense experience in the courts of Tarrant County, Texas.
Every criminal attorney employed at The Hampton Law Firm has prior experience as a prosecutor in Tarrant County or a surrounding county in Texas. We place a high priority on making certain that every client is working with a team of attorneys that knows the ins and outs of how the prosecutors will be attacking your case.
Our prior criminal law experience as former prosecutors ensure you will be ready at every turn for how your case will unfold.
We know 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 us to plan for their likely arguments and prepare our case to create reasonable doubt regarding the state’s theories.
We will provide you a blueprint of what each step of your defense will look like and take appropriate measure to ensure the best possible outcome.
Recognition. The criminal lawyers at The Hampton Law Firm have been nationally recognized as top tier attorneys in the area of criminal defense and DWI defense. Mr. Hampton is proud of the fact that he has been recognized multiple times 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.
Additionally, Mr. Hampton has had specialized training in DWI Defense and is a member of the National College of DUI Defense. Every criminal attorney at The Hampton Law Firm has tried over 75 DWI jury trials each and had training in the areas of DWI that include: Marijuana DWI, Felony DWI, DWI Misdemeanor Repetition, Intoxication Assault and Intoxication Manslaughter. Mr. Hampton has been recognized as a Top Attorney in DWI and DUI by AVVO.
Dawn Ferguson and Courtney Miller have been recognized as top attorneys by Fort Worth Magazine and have been nationally recognized as top criminal defense lawyers in the areas of criminal defense and DWI defense.
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 internet. Because of The Hampton Law Firm’s dedication to its clients, it has been awarded Lead Counsel Designation and a Superb Rating of 10.0 by AVVO.
What Do I Get If I Hire You As My Criminal Lawyer?
A great question that should be asked by anyone seeking to hire a Fort Worth criminal defense attorney. At The Hampton Law Firm, you get a nationally recognized criminal law firm, that is thorough and research driven and will look into the facts of your case with an open-door communication policy where you always speak to the attorney to answer your questions.
Clients with The Hampton Law Firm can expect the Criminal Defense Lawyers of the Hampton Law Firm to provide you with an aggressive and thorough criminal defense. Jeff Hampton is a former Tarrant County prosecutor that will explore every option under the law to negotiate or advocate for a dismissal of your criminal case.
Attorney-Client Communication Is Important
At The Hampton Law Firm, we understand that it is stressful and confusing to be charged with a crime in Tarrant County. Understanding what to expect at every court setting and what will take place in the courtroom and your involvement with the court is critical to managing your stress.
At The Hampton Law Firm, we make it a priority to answer all of your questions regarding your criminal case and your concerns surrounding future court settings.
At The Hampton Law Firm, when a prospective client retains our services, upon receiving and examining the evidence from the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office, we offer our clients the immediate opportunity to come in to the office and personally review all of the evidence and have the opportunity to ask any questions regarding the facts of the case and receive an attorney analysis of the case.
In addition to receiving the trial expertise of former Tarrant County prosecutors that have a proven track record of delivering results for clients, you can rest assured that you will always speak to an attorney if an emergency arises.
At The Hampton Law Firm, we have someone available to answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Mr. Hampton and his staff are personally notified in the event an emergency situation arises.
We understand that emergencies do not always happen during normal business hours and want to be available to help you in your time of need.
A Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney Who Will Fight for You Every Step of the Way
One of the things that sets the criminal attorneys at The Hampton Law Firm apart from other Fort Worth criminal attorneys is their willingness to go all the way for you in your criminal defense. Many criminal defense lawyers put their focus on cutting a deal for you.
Unfortunately, some criminal lawyers focus on cutting a deal not because they believe it is in your best interest, but because they have no experience or desire to go to trial to help you get your criminal case dismissed. In fact, some of them may have little to no trial experience at all.
Nothing could be further from the truth for Jeff Hampton and his team of former prosecutors. The Hampton Law Firm not only possesses winning trial experience but has been nationally recognized for their skill in criminal trial law.
This does not mean that the criminal lawyers at the Hampton Law Firm expect to take your case to trial. As skilled negotiators, Jeff Hampton and his trial team, have been able to craft many favorable resolutions to criminal cases for his clients over the course of his career and has had tremendous success in getting cases dismissed. You can be confident that you are in good hands if your case does go to trial.
The Hampton Law Firm has only one real goal: to get you the best possible outcome.
Fort Worth DWI Lawyers That Specialize In DWI Defense
If you have been arrested for a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charge in Fort Worth, Texas or in the surrounding cities of Tarrant County, Texas, you need a team of experienced and aggressive DWI attorneys that are familiar with the courts of Tarrant County, Texas.
Why Should You Choose Us For Your DWI Defense?
If you have been arrested for a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charge in Fort Worth, Texas, it is critical that your DWI Defense Team is qualified and aggressive and has a proven track record of success.
First, we provide you a team of DWI lawyers to defend you! Our team of 5 Former Tarrant County Prosecutors have tried more DWI cases to a jury than practically any other Texas DWI law firm. Each of our DWI lawyers has prosecuted and defended over 75 DWI jury trials each with a cumulative total of over 350 DWI jury trials. These DWI trials range from first-time DWI charges to Intoxication Manslaughter. Our Team of DWI attorneys has the experience necessary for the best DWI defense.
In addition to trial experience, it is critical that your DWI lawyer can effectively negotiate with the prosecutor’s office for a favorable result. Over 95% of all DWI’s in Texas are resolved through a plea deal. As such, it is critical that your team of DWI attorneys have the experience to thoroughly examine the evidence, weigh it against the legal standards, identify the weaknesses and illegalities in the case and exploit the mistakes by the police to help secure you a favorable result.
After our team of DWI attorneys picks apart the evidence and identifies the weaknesses and charts a defense strategy, we can file the appropriate motions to suppress and other legal challenges to improve your chances at having your DWI case dismissed.
Our DWI defense attorneys have handled thousands of DWI cases over the past 17 years both as prosecutors and defense attorneys. We are attending courts in the courts of North Texas every morning and have close relationships with the prosecutors and judges of Tarrant County, Texas. If you choose to work with our law firm, you will have a lead DWI lawyer, but you will be working with a DWI defense team where each attorney can put their unique talents to work for you DWI defense.
What Is A DWI Charge In Texas?
If you have been arrested for a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charge, it is critical to know the specific elements of the crime that the State of Texas must prove beyond a reasonable doubt.
For a first-time DWI charge, you are facing a Class B misdemeanor offense, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and up to a $2,000 fine. But what does the government have to prove at a trial to give you this punishment? To show a person was driving while intoxicated in Texas, the prosecutor must prove the following:
- On or about a certain date
- The Defendant (person accused)
- Operated (not necessarily driving)
- A Motor Vehicle
- In a Public Place
- While Intoxicated.
What Does Intoxication Mean Under Texas law?
- The person being arrested and charged lacked the use of their “normal” physical faculties by reason of alcohol or drugs, OR
- The person being arrested and charged lacked the use of their “normal” mental faculties by reason of alcohol or drugs, OR
- The person being arrested and charged had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher at the time of operating the vehicle.
What Does “Normal” Mean? This is a fact question with no specific definition under Texas law. As a result, what is normal for you may not be normal for me. It becomes very subjective and your DWI defense team may be able to attack this issue with the prosecutor or the jury at your trial.
What Happens When You Get A DWI In Texas?
After having been arrested for a DWI charge, it can feel overwhelming. You may have received a personal recognizance bond if it is for first-time DWI or maybe you posted a bond with a bondsman. What do you do next? You now have bond conditions. Maybe you are required to have an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. Can this requirement be modified?
All of this emphasizes the importance of hiring a DWI attorney as soon as possible. Your DWI lawyer can make certain that your bond conditions are proper and file the appropriate motions to modify these conditions when needed.
What about your driver’s license? We will spoke more about this later in this article, but you have a 15-day deadline to request a license hearing. Otherwise, your license will be automatically suspended. You need an experienced DWI attorney that can preserve your rights to fight to protect your license.
Additionally, you need to be ready for what to expect at your first court date. Your DWI defense team should take the time to explain the process of how your case will be negotiated. It is not uncommon for a DWI case in Tarrant County, Texas to take six months to a year to negotiate to a favorable result.
Finally, your DWI attorney needs to make certain to get access to your evidence file and get the police reports and DWI videos in front of you so that you can provide input regarding the police allegations. It is critical that you are personally involved in your DWI defense. The best DWI lawyers in Tarrant County, Texas know it is important that their clients review the reports and videos and provide input.
Can A DWI Charge Be Dismissed In Texas?
Our DWI law firm has had several DWI cases dismissed, reduced, acquitted and no billed. It is a rare occasion to find the prosecutors in any court in North Texas being willing to dismiss a DWI.
However, we have had DWI cases dismissed for a variety of reasons: the police officer involved was arrested for a DWI, the police officer was arrested for a separate sexual crime or violent crime, or essential witnesses to the DWI were no longer available due to death, etc.
On rare occasions, the prosecutors have dismissed DWI cases where the blood alcohol level was considerably under .08. For example, a client that had worked a long shift at work and was exhausted was pulled over for a DWI investigation. The police officer mistakenly interpreted his exhaustion as a sign of intoxication and arrested him for DWI. After a blood draw, it was determined that his blood alcohol level was .04. Our law firm was forced to push the prosecutor all the way to a trial setting before the case was ultimately dismissed.
In addition to these examples, we may also be able to resolve a DWI case with a dismissal for the following reasons: lack of reasonable suspicion for the DWI stop, lack of probable cause to arrest when relying upon DWI field sobriety tests, lack of a breath test result or blood test result, lack of probable cause in the search warrant affidavit for the blood draw, failure by the State of Texas to prove intoxication because they were unable to extrapolate back in time to show intoxication at the time of driving. These are just a few examples of ways a DWI case can be dismissed.
Do You Lose Your License For First DWI In Texas?
If you have been arrested for a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charge in Fort Worth, Texas, your number one priority must be to mark your calendar 15 days from the date of your arrest. Why? Under Texas law, if you have been arrested for a DWI, you have 15 days from the date of arrest to request a license hearing from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Failure to timely make the request will result in a suspension of your license for a period ranging from 90 days to 180 days.
If you retain a DWI attorney, the lawyer can your preserve your right to a hearing to fight the suspension. What if your license is suspended? You can still drive a vehicle but now you must obtain an occupational driver’s license. The Hampton Law Firm can assist you in that process to ensure you are able to continue to drive.
Is Jail Mandatory For First DWI In Texas?
Although Texas DWI law is sometimes unclear as to whether a person charged with DWI is required to serve jail time, the real answer lies with the type of DWI charge you are facing.
For a first time DWI charge, our law firm has been able to avoid jail time in every instance where our client followed our legal advice and avoided being arrested for any separate crimes.
If you are facing a DWI 2nd or higher level DWI-charge, we fight tirelessly to resolve the case in a manner that does not require jail time as a condition to resolution to the case.
What Types of Criminal Cases Does The Hampton Law Firm Handle?
ALL TYPES. The Hampton Law Firm is a full-service criminal law firm and we handle all types of state criminal cases in the State of Texas. We specialize in defending felony and misdemeanor cases, as well as certain Citation level misdemeanors.
For example, we have over 65 years of experience handling DWI, Drug Cases, Theft Cases, Domestic Violence cases, First-Time Offender Cases, Probation Revocations, Property Crimes and any other type of charge you could possibly face in Tarrant County, Texas.
If you would like to speak to a Fort Worth criminal lawyer that cares about your personal situation and provide you a clear plan of action on how to beat your criminal case, call us now.