Many individuals are surprised to learn that they can be arrested for a drug offense even if the drugs aren’t theirs. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for people to get arrested and face criminal charges even if they know for a fact that the drugs did not belong to them. According to a report by the Texas Department of Public Safety, the rate of drug possession arrests in the state stood at 255.2 for every 100,000 persons in 2020. It is unclear how many of those arrests were for drugs that did not actually belong to the defendant.
If you’ve been charged with a drug crime in Dallas, from drug trafficking to possession, contact the skilled criminal defense attorneys at MC Criminal Law to see how they can guide you toward a favorable resolution.
Charges of domestic violence can tear a family apart. These accusations are very serious, with repercussions that affect your future and the future of your loved ones. Call MC Criminal Law today for a consultation.
Whether it’s a DWI or a manslaughter charge, alcohol-related crimes mean big money for municipalities. Sometimes arrests are made too quickly; legal counsel from experienced criminal defense lawyers can help.
With more than 30 years of combined experience, Madson and Castello have tried more than 300 cases to a jury, from drug and domestic violence cases to capital murder and sex crimes.
“You can't find a better attorney in matters of domestic violence. Kendall's years of experience give him deep understanding of the issues and process in Dallas County."
– Jennifer H.
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“Justice is only just when it is given to everyone. Our juries know that in their hearts ... I truly believe in our system and its capacity to get better with time, effort, and constant reflection."
– Messina Madson
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Attorney Castello’s philosophy is one of collaboration and compassion for Dallas residents and families. His criminal defense practice has always been centered on getting fair results and giving clients second chances so they can move forward in life.
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Attorney Madson always knew she wanted to help others and fight for what is right. Criminal defense lets her help individuals and families deal with tough decisions and seek justice in a complex world. She thrives on solving problems for her clients.
IN THE NEWS
Messina Madson and Kendall Castello understand that one mistake shouldn't jeopardize your future. That's why they are outspoken and public advocates in Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding areas in Texas.
In the Dallas Morning News, Messina Madson cast a vision for the future of criminal justice — alternatives to jail for nonviolent offenders. “In many cases, prosecution is not the best solution.”
Kendall Castello said the speed and magnitude of indictments against former police officer Roy Oliver shows the Dallas DA’s high priority for the Jordan Edwards’ murder case.
A Q&A in Texas Lawyer features Messina on issues in officer-involved shootings. She believes that "we are seeing reform...District attorneys are campaigning on criminal justice reform platforms."
A criminal conviction can have a large impact on your future;
PUT EXPERIENCE ON YOUR SIDE
A criminal conviction can be devastating to you and your family. Securing a job, taking out a loan for a home, providing for the ones you love: these things could be in jeopardy. A team of seasoned criminal defense attorneys can limit or even eliminate these consequences. The sooner you reach out, the sooner MC Criminal Law can help.
After distinguished careers at the Dallas DA’s Office, Messina and Kendall have both proven themselves as defense attorneys. Their results speak for themselves.
POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
MC Criminal Law was able to get the client into a diversion program. After successful completion, the client's case will be removed from all databases, both public and law enforcement.CASE REMOVED FROM ALL DATABASES
In this possession of marijuana case, MC Criminal Law obtained a memo agreement and filed paperwork for high school-aged client to have all record of the arrest removed prior to college.ALL ARREST RECORDS REMOVED
BURGLARY OF A HABITATION
While on probation, the client was charged with another offense with a punishment range of 15 years-life. MC Criminal Law pled the case to a lesser-included charge for seven years.SENTENCE REDUCED BY 8 YEARS
Criminal charges are serious. Experienced representation is essential.
"The earlier we get involved, the better." – Kendall Castello
When accused of a crime, you can feel like your life is going off the rails. Suddenly, your freedom, your finances, your future, and even your family all feel threatened and out of your control. As soon as you face a criminal charge, you have major decisions to make: criminal defense lawyers Messina Madson and Kendall Castello get that. They'll listen intently to your situation and concerns, and create a defense strategy that suits your best interests.
Everyone Makes Mistakes
The criminal defense team at MC Criminal Law understands that every client is different, with unique circumstances that contribute to their stories. Has addiction, anger, a mental health issue, or another disability or disease contributed to your arrest? Addressing underlying causes before facing a judge or jury often can work to your advantage and help you achieve the outcome you deserve.
Let an Attorney Navigate the System
When you consult a criminal defense attorney, you begin to limit the consequences of your arrest. The earlier the team at MC Criminal Law gets involved and begins to navigate the legal system for you, the better off you will be. As defense attorneys, they will sit down with you, guide you through the legal system, and formulate a personalized plan.
The Earlier You Call, The More They Can Help
When you are wrongly accused, ordering records is often the best way to prove innocence. We can assist you in this process, but you must move quickly. For example, 911 tapes in Dallas are available for only 30 days. If you live in Dallas, Texas, or its surrounding areas of Fort Worth, Denton, or McKinney, call MC Criminal Law right away.
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