WISE COUNTY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

(817) 993-9249

WISE COUNTY DWI DEFENSE

In Texas, DWI or Driving While Intoxicated can range from a Class B misdemeanor up to the most serious of felonies, depending on criminal history and the nature of the offense. Our team of DWI defense attorneys includes former state and federal DWI prosecutors that have served instructors at police academies. We have the knowledge and experience to defend any Wise County DWI case in court.

THEFT & SHOPLIFTING

Our Wise County attorneys defend all types of theft cases, including burglary, robbery, shoplifting, and white-collar crimes in Decatur, Texas. Theft offenses are based on the monetary value of the property in question and range from Class C misdemeanors to 1st Degree felonies. Shoplifting cases also typically involve civil demands from the aggrieved retailer.

ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE

Assault (Family Violence) is one of the more common criminal charges in Wise County.  In most cases a domestic violence incident begins with an argument or a misunderstanding that spirals a little out of control.  Our domestic violence defense team works hard to see that these cases are dismissed or reduced in Wise County.

SEXUAL OFFENSES WISE COUNTY

Sex crime allegations have a lasting impact on a person’s reputation regardless of whether they are true. Our Wise County sexual assault defense attorneys work with trusted investigators, polygraphers, and medical professionals to defend sex crime cases from every angle.  Our lawyers also handle cases involving children, statutory rape, computer crimes, and sex offender registration violations in Decatur, Texas.

DECATUR DRUG OFFENSES

Highway 287 that runs through Decatur is known for drug arrests. DPS officers are famous for stopping any car with out of state plates and usually end up searching the car to see if the drivers is carrying drugs from Colorado. We have successfully defended Wise County felony drug cases for years. Our drug defense team not only pursues suppression of the evidence, but we are also concerned with addiction-related issues and seek to meet the needs of our clients.

WISE COUNTY FINANCIAL CRIMES

Our criminal defense attorneys are some of the most highly sought after attorney in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex  for cases involving white-collar crime.  Financial crimes include fraud cases, such as embezzlement and high-value theft. Our firm typically engages with forensic accountants to help as we prepare to defend white-collar crime cases in Wise County.

WISE COUNTY JUVENILE LAW

Our attorneys regularly handle juvenile cases in Tarrant and Denton Counties. We do not often handle juvenile cases in Wise County because we are usually not the most cost-effective solution.  However, we are happy to consult with parents to determine whether our firm is the right fit for a juvenile criminal case in Wise County.

VIOLENT CRIMES WISE COUNTY

Our Wise County attorneys are often called upon to defend very serious violent felony offenses in Decatur and surrounding towns. From murder to aggravated assault to weapons charges, our team has handled every type of criminal case in Texas. Choosing the right attorney to defend against allegations of violent crimes is important because the penalty range is high for these types of crimes.

EXPUNGING CRIMINAL RECORDS

Criminal records, including arrest records and mugshots, can have a significant negative impact on a person’s future opportunities.  Our team if Wise County attorneys help people erase their criminal arrest records through a petition for expunction or non-disclosure. Not every case qualifies and there are waiting periods that apply.  Call us to see if you qualify.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

“There are absolutely no other words to describe Luke, other than AMAZING! He truly cares for you as a person, I will never seek legal help from ANYONE else. So incredibly thankful for Luke, and all that he has done for myself & my family!”

— J.B. – Criminal Defense Client

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MEET OUR WISE COUNTY DEFENSE LAWYERS

JASON HOWARD

Wise County Criminal Defense Attorney
Jason Howard is a Wise County criminal defense attorney and DWI lawyer. A former felony chief prosecutor in Lubbock, Mr. Howard has tried hundreds of criminal cases ranging up to capital murder. He is experienced in all state misdemeanor and felony offenses, including driving while intoxicated, unlawful hunting, aggravated assault, drug possession, and family violence. Mr. Howard and his family live in Keller, Texas and attend Fellowship of the Parks Church in Fort Worth.

Awards:

  • Super Lawyer – Rising Star
  • Top Attorney – Fort Worth
  • Top 100 Trial Attorney – Criminal Defense
  • Top 40 Under 40 – Criminal Defense
  • Top Attorney – 360 West Magazine
Brandon Barnett is a Wise County criminal defense attorney. Mr. Barnett is a U.S. Marine Officer and law professor and an experienced Texas trial lawyer. He stands ready to defend individuals charged in state or federal court against all types of felony and misdemeanor charges, including DWI, domestic violence, theft, drugs crimes, and sexual offenses. Mr. Barnett and his family live in Keller and attend Countryside Bible Church in Southlake.

Awards:

  • Super Lawyer – Rising Star
  • Top Attorney – Fort Worth Magazine
  • Top 100 Trial Attorney – Criminal Defense
  • Top 40 Under 40 – Criminal Defense
  • Top Attorney – 360 West Magazine
Ashley Gilmore is a Wise County criminal defense attorney and experienced DWI defense lawyer. Mrs. Gilmore previously served as an Assistant District Attorney in Tarrant County where she jumped in feet first to try many misdemeanor and felony cases to Texas judges and juries. Tenacious yet friendly, Mrs. Gilmore works tirelessly to pursue and achieve favorable outcomes for her clients. Ashley and her family live in Fort Worth where they are members of Christ Chapel Bible Church.

Practice Areas:

  • DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Weapons Charges
  • Theft, Shoplifting
  • Drug Possession
The son of a farmer, Luke Williams is a hardworking Wise County criminal defense attorney. Mr. Williams formerly served as an Assistant District Attorney in West Texas, where he litigated hundreds of cases to judges and juries in Texas. A talented trial lawyer and all-around good guy, Luke Williams is prepared to defend all misdemeanor and  felony charges while truly caring for each client. Luke and his family live in Roanoke and attend Grace for Eternity Church in Fort Worth.

Awards:

  • Super Lawyer – Rising Star
  • Top Attorney – Fort Worth
  • Top 100 Trial Attorney – Criminal Defense
  • Top 40 Under 40 – Criminal Defense
  • Top Attorney – 360 West Magazine

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

“Mr. Howard was great to work with. He is very experienced and knowledgeable, but also very down to earth and non-judgmental. We found him to be very open and honest with us going in about the realities of my daughter’s case and what possible outcomes we were facing. It was clear to us that he had her best interest at heart and the he cared about preventing a teenage mistake from affecting her future.”

— L.T. – Criminal Defense Client

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ABOUT OUR WISE COUNTY CRIMINAL DEFENSE TEAM

Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC is a criminal defense firm that practices in Wise County, Texas. With offices in Fort Worth and Keller, our firm is prepared to defend cases from across Wise, Tarrant and Denton Counties.Barnett Howard & Williams is comprised of former federal and state felony prosecutors with criminal trial experience across the country. Our Wise County criminal defense team has handled criminal allegations ranging from possession of drug paraphernalia to aggravated assault with deadly weapon and everywhere in between. Our Wise County practice, however, is focused exclusively on felony-level offenses.

Decatur Criminal Defense Attorney

Our lawyers provide personal representation from knowledgeable Wise County criminal defense attorneys. We ensure that our clients and their families remain our top priority as we work to achieve the absolute best result possible – a result that protects our client’s future. The results that we achieve differ considerably from case to case and person to person, but our immediate goal is to see the charges dismissed by the judge, rejected by the District Attorney, or no-billed by the grand jury.  In other cases, it might be appropriate to pursue a reduction in offense, a diversion program, or a not guilty verdict from a jury. While we cannot guarantee any particular result, we can guarantee that the effort we will put forth is second to none. With over 35 years of combined legal experience, our Wise County criminal defense team will defend your case, be it felony drug possession, THX wax possession, intoxication manslaughter, assault, theft, possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, criminal trespass, indecency, or any other misdemeanor or felony case, with great skill and expertise.

If you have been arrested in Wise County or Decatur, Texas, call Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC to speak to a Wise County criminal defense attorney.  We will answer your questions and take the time to get to know you so that we can start working on a plan to protect your rights and your future. Our firm offers Free Consultations in every criminal case.  We have offices in Keller and Fort Worth and offer night and weekend consultation if needed.  Call us today at (817) 993-9249 to discuss your case.

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