Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorneys

VARGHESE SUMMERSETT PLLC

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

300 THROCKMORTON STREET, SUITE 1650
FORT WORTH, TEXAS 76102

(817) 203-2220

A PROACTIVE DEFENSE IS YOUR BEST DEFENSE.

Over 90 years of experience handling criminal cases, all under one roof. Three of our attorneys are Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, which is the highest designation a criminal defense attorney can have. In fact, only Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyers are considered experts in criminal law.

Our attorneys include former chiefs of sex crimes units at district attorneys offices as well as former federal prosecutors. We have extensive experience presenting cases at trial, which in turn results in more favorable outcomes even for cases that don’t go to trial.

Unlike other firms, the attorney you select will handle your case. You can expect one-on-one attention, attorneys who handle your case like it is the biggest problem in your life, and for your questions to be answered – day or night.

MEET YOUR CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS IN FORT WORTH, TEXAS.

Criminal Defense Attorney

BENSON VARGHESE
MANAGING PARTNER

Named Best Fort Worth DWI Lawyer

ANNA SUMMERSETT
PARTNER

Best Lawyer in Dallas 2017

CHRISTY JACK
PARTNER

Top Lawyer Federal Criminal Defense

LETTY MARTINEZ
PARTNER

 White Collar Crime Defense Attorney

STEVE JUMES
PARTNER

Tanya Dohoney

TANYA DOHONEY
OF COUNSEL

Rajeev Sunkara

RAJEEV SUNKARA
ASSOCIATE

Alex Thornton

ALEX THORNTON
ASSOCIATE

Fort Worth DWI Defense

DEBORAH BANKHEAD
ASSOCIATE

Best Fort Worth DWI Defense

RACHEL TAFT
ASSOCIATE

Tarrant County Top DWI Defense Firm

BRESHA PIERCE
CLIENT RELATIONS

 
Federal White Collar Defense Firm

MELODY M. LANIER
MEDIA RELATIONS

 
FORT WORTH CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

JANE SCRIBNER
OFFICE MANAGER

BOARD CERTIFIED CRIMINAL SPECIALISTS

Our attorneys have been called the best lawyers in Fort Worth, in Dallas, and have even ranked nationally as premiere criminal defense attorneys. While these are subjective standards, objectively these attorneys have proven they have what it takes to take command in any courtroom: Anna Summersett, Steve Jumes, and Letty Martinez are Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists. Find out how they are different.

Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorneys

When you are facing the biggest problem in your life, you need someone in your corner who has the skills and experience the best protect your interests. The attorney you chose to stand beside you will impact the outcome of your case. When you hire Varghese Summersett PLLC, you will get a team of attorneys who are experienced in handling every level of criminal offense – from DWI to capital murder – successfully. Our attorneys have been featured in 48 Hours and Super Lawyers Magazine, but we are most proud of our client reviews. No criminal defense firm in the state of Texas has more 5-star reviews from former clients.

Finding the Best Criminal Defense Attorney

First, it is important to understand that there is no such thing as the universally best criminal defense attorney. Although we have received many awards that name us the “Top” or “Best” attorney in a particular area, and we have more 5-Star reviews on Google than any criminal defense attorney we know, the reality is finding the right criminal defense attorney for your case is a very personal decision. While there may not be a universally-best criminal defense attorney, there is one who is the best attorney for your particular case. Here are some questions you can ask to help you find the best criminal defense attorney for your case:

  • Are you Board Certified in Criminal Law?
  • How many cases have you taken to trial by jury?
  • Have you handled cases like mine?
  • Will you be my attorney, or will someone else be handling my case?
  • Have you worked as a prosecutor?
  • Do you know the judge and prosecutor in my case?

As the attorney is talking to you, you should be evaluating not only their answers but how they respond. Do the answers give you confidence? Is this person someone the judge, jury, and prosecution would listen to? Does the attorney seemed rushed?

We believe that people come to us with the greatest problems in their lives, and we strive to treat them with the respect, patience, and diligence that such cases deserve. If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges, we encourage you to call us for a free consultation.

FORT WORTH CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Varghese Summersett PLLC is a boutique criminal defense firm based out of Fort Worth, Texas. When you are facing the biggest problem of your life, you need someone in your corner who has the skills and experience to best protect your interests. The attorney you choose to stand beside you will impact the outcome of your case. When you hire Varghese Summersett PLLC, you will get a team of attorneys who have successfully handled every level of criminal offense – from DWI to capital murder. Our attorneys have been featured in 20/20 and Super Lawyers magazine, but we are most proud of our client reviews. No criminal defense firm in the state of Texas has more 5-star reviews from former clients than Varghese Summersett PLLC.

FORT WORTH DWI LAWYERS

Our attorneys handle DWI and other intoxication-related charges throughout Texas. We regularly handle cases in Tarrant, Dallas, Johnson, Parker, Wise, and Denton Counties. Of our 550+ jury trials, over 150 were DWI, Intoxication Assault, or Intoxication Manslaughter trials. There are few attorneys or firms that have handled more intoxication-related offenses. Our DWI attorneys are experienced in litigating every type of intoxication offense from complete refusals and breath test cases to blood cases that involve alcohol, drugs, prescription medication and serious injury or death.

SEXUAL ASSAULT DEFENSE

We understand that sexual assault allegations turn lives upside down. Detectives and prosecutors pre-judge individuals accused of committing sexual offenses, especially if the alleged victim is a minor. Our team is made up of top former sexual assault and child sexual assault prosecutors. You would be hard-pressed to find anyone with as much experience handling these cases in the courtroom. Through meticulous examination of evidence and our own thorough investigation, we have had cases dismissed, no-billed, reduced and we have even gone to trial and obtained successful results. If your life is upside based on a sexual allegation that has been made against you, call us immediately.

ASSAULT DEFENSE

Assaults range from misdemeanor assaults, assaults against family members, aggravated assault, felony family violence cases, assault on peace officer, and choking cases. The punishment on these cases range from misdemeanors to life in prison. Local prosecutors have policies prohibiting dismissal of cases where the victim is not willing to cooperate with prosecution. If you are charged with assault, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side. Learn more about Assault Defense.

FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Our former federal prosecutors are adept at defending individuals accused of federal crimes. Federal criminal cases are very different from state cases. The system favors the Government, and there are many pitfalls that a state criminal defense attorney may not be prepared for.  Find out how having experienced federal attorneys by your side may make all the difference.

WHITE COLLAR CRIME DEFENSE

Our attorneys are uniquely equipped to handle allegations of white collar crimes from our experience handling these cases – both as federal prosecutors and now as federal defense attorneys. Following the money trail is key to white collar prosecutions and finding weaknesses in the money trail is often a central component to overcoming these charges.

ASSET FORFEITURE DEFENSE

State and federal law enforcement agents can seize property even if you are not guilty of a crime and shift the burden to you, forcing you to prove that you were an innocent owner. Asset forfeitures can happen administratively, civilly, or criminally. It is important to understand the differences and how to handle each. Few lawyers understand how asset forfeitures work or how to defend against them. Steve Jumes is one of the nation’s leading asset forfeiture attorneys and has successfully recovered millions of dollars of assets for our clients.

FEDERAL CRIMINAL RESTITUTION

Federal sentences often involve restitution orders. This means that once a person has served their time in federal prison they have to get out, reestablish their lives, while having restitution payments, often in the millions, to repay the federal government. Our attorneys assist with reducing restitution obligations on the front end, setting up payment terms, and re-negotiating restitution agreements.

DRUG DEFENSE

Possession of controlled substance charges and possession of marijuana charges can have serious penalties ranging from misdemeanors to felonies with special punishment ranges. The definition of possession in Texas combined with the law allowing multiple individuals to be charged with the same drugs means individuals charged need to find the best criminal representation possible.

HOMICIDE DEFENSE

“Not Guilty” are two words few attorneys have heard from a jury when defending an individual charged with Capital Murder. We have. We have tried nearly 100 homicides – cases where someone died at the hands of another person. Our attorneys have defended cases ranging from Manslaughter and Intoxication Manslaughter to Murder and Capital Murder.

Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Fort WorthNamed Best Lawyer in Dallas