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Criminal Defense

Have you been charged with a crime? If so, you need a criminal defense attorney with a record of successful court cases on your side.

The criminal defense system is very difficult to navigate without the representation of a seasoned attorney. People who go to court for criminal charges without a lawyer are more likely to end up with a “guilty” verdict and harsher sentencing than those who have representation.

Our Approach to Criminal Defense

At Carter & Rader, we view our law firm as a judgment-free zone. We understand that everyone makes mistakes in life. Some people make more serious mistakes or make mistakes at the wrong time or in the wrong place. We will not pass judgment on any mistakes you’ve made. Instead, we seek to listen closely to your unique situation and approach it with compassion.

Once we understand the details of all the factors involved in your situation, we will determine the best approach to your criminal defense case. Our goal is to represent your interests to the best of our ability, so you can avoid a “guilty” charge or have your sentence commuted. We’ve found that the earlier a person contacts us, the more favorable of an outcome we are able to achieve.

Types of Criminal Cases We Handle

At Carter & Rader, we handle a wide variety of criminal case types. Here is a non-exhaustive list of criminal case types we represent:

  • Misdemeanors and felonies
  • Alcohol cases, such as Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Public Intoxication (PI), and Minor in Consumption (MIC)
  • Drug cases, such as Possession of Marijuana (POM), Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Speeding and traffic tickets
  • Driver’s license issues
  • Juvenile offenses
  • Domestic violence and assault
  • Burglary of vehicles and habitations
  • Robbery and theft

If you don’t see your specific case type listed, please contact us. We don’t set limits on the types of cases we represent, and we’re here to discuss your case with you even if it isn’t on the list.

Our Experience with Criminal Defense

Our attorneys have years of experience handling a multitude of criminal defense cases. We have successfully represented clients facing all types of charges.

We’ve won many “not guilty” verdicts in jury trials for clients. We’ve also won many commuted sentences. When you choose us for your criminal defense team, you can trust you’re receiving the best representation possible.

In addition to representing clients, our lawyers stay active in professional networks and up-to-date on changes in criminal defense law. At Carter & Rader, we have attorneys who belong to the following professional organizations:

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Trial College
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Lubbock County Defense Lawyers Association

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