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A Former Prosecutor & Military Judge In Your Corner

Texas Criminal Defense Attorney

The Experience to Handle Your Complex Criminal Case

At the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC, we are first and foremost a family oriented firm dedicated to helping you take care of your family. After an arrest or accusation, our criminal defense lawyers work hard to fight for your rights and future to get effective results for every client that comes to us for help. Because of this, we have a legacy of client satisfaction.

"There is no way I would have won my case without him representing me." - Andrew W.

Our compassionate and committed legal team knows the value of an aggressive defense in the courtroom but we will never judge you or your situation. It is our job to protect your rights and freedom and we take this very seriously. We have handled almost every type of federal, state, and military criminal case.

Suppose you are facing any criminal charge in Dallas, TX. In that matter, this can be incredibly difficult for you, whether you know you have done something terrible and broken the law or are facing an unlawful accusation. In any matter in which criminal prosecution and a potential loss of your legal rights are at stake, it is crucial to have devoted legal counsel to defend your rights and ensure that due process is followed. 

Burden of Proof in a Criminal Defense Case

In a criminal defense case, the burden of proof lies with the prosecution, requiring them to demonstrate the defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. This means the prosecution must present sufficient evidence to convince the judge or jury that there is no reasonable alternative explanation for the alleged crime other than the defendant's culpability. 

Hiring a lawyer is crucial for a defendant as legal professionals possess the expertise to challenge the prosecution's evidence, question witnesses, and identify legal loopholes or constitutional violations. A skilled Dallas criminal defense attorney can build a robust case, introduce evidence favorable to the defendant, and craft persuasive arguments to establish doubt about the prosecution's claims, thereby safeguarding the defendant's rights and increasing the likelihood of a favorable outcome in the legal proceedings.

Why You Should Hire A Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer?

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime in Texas, you should hire a criminal defense attorney. A criminal defense attorney can help you protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
Criminal defense attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you navigate the complex Texas criminal justice system. They can help you understand your charges, negotiate with prosecutors, and represent you in court.

The Texas criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC, can provide the legal representation you need to face the Texas criminal court.

Our skilled Dallas, Texas criminal lawyers will guide you through the entire court process, from pre-trial actions through trial and appeals, if necessary. We have earned our reputation for thorough legal assistance and uncompromising representation in the face of complex and emotional charges.

Benefit from Our Insights & Background

With 30 years of professional experience and 20 years of active service in the Marine Corps, Dallas criminal defense attorney Patrick J. McLain has the insight and experience to get results for your complex federal, felony, fraud, military, and other criminal offense. Our team has overseen thousands of criminal cases won or dismissed.

In addition, our clients benefit from the following:

The experience of a former federal prosecutor

Former USMC defense attorney

Retired court martial trial judge

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  • “The experience, passion and most importantly the care provided cannot be beaten.”
    “I would get consistent phone calls making sure that I was okay mentally, and not letting myself get painted as a number or a problem despite my command's efforts.”
    - John
  • “Best attorney”
    “Mr. Patrick McLain equals instant and good results for you. Hiring Mr. Patrick McLain is the best decision I had made throughout my military career.”
    - Master Sergeant Michael A Heath Jr.
  • “A Marine through and through. He is dedicated to taking care of his clients.”
    “He is an excellent lawyer who gives his all for you and gets things done. He has a no-nonsense approach that gets you results.”
    - Scott S.
  • “First class lawyer!!!!!”
    Patrick saved my career and my life by proxy, he did everything and more you would HOPE for from a lawyer. Patrick is what you need if you want to win your case!
    - David L.
  • “If anyone needs an attorney that will stand with you during your time of trouble, look no further.”
    “Patrick has truly become a good friend and if anyone needs an attorney that will stand with you during your time of trouble, look no further. Patrick J. Mclain is this man.”
    - Child Abuse Client

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  • Former Federal Prosecutor & Military Judge
    Attorney Patrick J. McLain's years of experience across the aisle provide him with a unique perspective.
  • Over 3,500 Cases Successfully Handled
    Patrick J. McLain has helped thousands secure a better future with tenacious representation.
  • Our Firm is Top-Rated & Award-Winning
    Attorney Patrick J. McLain is widely respected by his peers & clients as seen by his numerous accolades.
  • Over Two Decades in the U.S. Marine Corps
    Attorney Patrick J. McLain tries all of his cases with integrity and unparalleled work ethic.