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Aggressive Defense Against Criminal Charges

Have you been arrested? Are you being investigated? Have you already been convicted and need help with a fresh start? You have rights!

You have a right to remain silent. You have a right to refuse a search or to decline a field sobriety test. You have a right to request that your criminal history be sealed or wiped clean. And you have a right to have a lawyer help protect and exercise all these rights for you.

People charged with a crime or being investigated for a crime do not understand all these rights or how the process really works. If you don’t understand your rights or the process, you are more likely to incriminate yourself even if you did not do anything wrong. Don’t make this mistake. The lawyers at Lisa E. McKnight, P.C., can work with you to protect your rights.

Put An Accomplished Criminal Defense Attorney In Your Corner

Our lead criminal defense attorney, Rob Cañas, has been on both sides of criminal trials. He worked as a chief prosecutor for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and spent nearly 12 years as a criminal court judge. That experience gives him a unique perspective that has been invaluable to his clients.

In his time on the bench, he built a reputation as a tough, yet fair judge. He has earned the same respect in his practice.

Attorney Cañas can defend you against a variety of charges and related criminal law issues, including:

  • Appeals
  • Conspiracy
  • Criminal appeals
  • Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
  • Drug possession
  • Embezzlement
  • Expunction
  • Firearm offenses
  • Fraud
  • Government investigations
  • Petitions for nondisclosure
  • Probation violations
  • Property crimes
  • Self-defense claims
  • Theft
  • Violent offenses
  • White collar crimes
  • Writs of Habeas Corpus

Texas Has Changed Its Expunction And Non-Disclosure Laws

Information about arrests, criminal charges and convictions can be permanently removed from your record through expunction or sealed through a non-disclosure order. Recent changes to this law make it easier to get an expunction in some cases.

Prosecutors are now more likely to expunge certain charges, including:

  • Marijuana: Misdemeanor possession for first-time offenders if the arrest was not in a drug-free zone, a deadly weapon was not used and there was no evidence of drug delivery
  • Drug possession: Anyone who possesses less than .01 grams of a drug trace
  • Theft of personal items: Stolen items with a value of less than $750 (unless evidence shows the theft was for economic gain)

If your case qualifies, we can work to get an expunction or non-disclosure order.

You Have Rights In Criminal Cases

If you face criminal charges, contact the law offices of Lisa E. McKnight, P.C, in Dallas. We will work to get the best outcome possible. Email us or call 214-306-7588 for a consultation.