Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer
Dallas / North Texas
When you have been arrested for a criminal offense such as Driving
While Intoxicated (DWI) you need an attorney with extensive expertise.
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Misdemeanors are various crimes that do not rise to the level of a felony. Even though misdemeanors carry less jail time than felonies, they
can still be serious charges.
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charged with domestic violence, family violence, child abuse charges, assault and battery...
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Attorney At Law
5005 Greenville Avenue, Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75206
Texas Board Certified Trial Attorney
|"Board Certified Criminal Lawyer" and "Former Assistant District Attorney"
||Fighting For Your Rights...
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Identifying a Criminal Law Board Certified Attorney
The consumer can identify a Criminal Law Board Certified attorney in one of many
ways. A Criminal Law Board Certified attorney is entitled to indicate
certification on business cards and letterhead by stating "Board Certified -
Criminal Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization." The attorney may also
display the Certificate of Special Competence awarded by the Texas Board of
Legal Specialization, and list the certification in legal directories and
telephone listings under "Attorneys - Board Certified." Initial certification is
valid for a period of five years. To remain certified, an attorney must apply
for recertification every five years and meet practice, peer review and
continuing legal education requirements for the specialty field. An attorney who
is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law
must have experience in the preparation and trial of serious criminal matters.
The attorney must also have extensive knowledge of state and federal
constitutional law, evidence, procedure and penal laws involved in the trial of
these matters. A relatively small percentage of all Texas lawyers are board
certified in a particular area of specialization.
To become Board Certified in Criminal Law, an attorney must have:
Been licensed to practice law
for at least five years
Devoted a required percentage of
practice to criminal law for at least three years
Handled a wide variety of
criminal law matters to demonstrate experience and involvement
Attended criminal law continuing
education seminars regularly to keep legal training up to date
Been evaluated by fellow lawyers
Passed a day-long written
examination covering state & federal criminal law
The Texas Board of Legal Specialization was created by, and operates under the authority of, the Supreme Court of Texas. Its members are appointed by the
President of the State Bar of Texas. The Board administers the program by which an attorney may earn a certificate of special competence in a particular field
of law. The program is voluntary and is funded entirely by fees imposed on participating attorneys.
For more information please write to:
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
P.O. Box 12487
Austin, Texas 78711-2487
(800) 204-2222 ext. 1454
Fax: (512) 477-7719
Dallas / North Texas Criminal Defense Attorney
"Board Certified - Criminal Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization"
Ward Maedgen - Attorney At Law
|Ward Maedgen practices criminal defense law in the following cities and counties: Dallas,
Arlington, Cedar Hill, McKinney, Highland Park, University Park, Addison, Plano, Richardson, Mesquite, Garland, Irving, D/FW Airport,
Duncanville, Frisco, Carrolton, Allen, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Coppell, Farmers Branch, Forney, Hutchins, Wilmer, Rowlett, Grand
Prairie. Counties: North Texas, Dallas County, Collin County, Denton County, Rockwall County, Kaufman County