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Law Firm OverviewCofer Law, P.C. is a criminal defense and family law attorney practicing in Forth Worth, Texas and serving residents throughout the surrounding counties in a variety of matters within each practice. Attorney Cofer strongly believes in protecting the rights of those who have been accused of a crime, and he believes in bringing peaceful and effective resolutions to families with difficult matters to solve. He understands the circumstances of his clients, and he is dedicated to offering compassionate and friendly service that helps create a comfortable environment for everyone participating.
Attorney Cofer shows a sincere interest in his clients, their well-being and the circumstances which let them to seek legal counsel. He takes time to listen to every client, their views of the issue, their concerns and questions. Many matters can be resolved through mediation, but Mr. Cofer is a formidable trial attorney and is ready to provide the bold and effective representation that clients need in order to properly assert their interests in court. His record of successful outcomes in matters of family law and criminal defense demonstrate how highly he values the principles of offering dedicated care and effective advocacy.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Sexual Crime Allegations; Drug Possession Laws; Minor In Possession; Minor in Consumption; Voluntary and Involuntary Termination; Child Injury; Child Protective Services; Jail Release.
Areas of Law Description
Cofer Law, PC serves clients in the following areas:
- Criminal Law Trials
You better believe if the government has accused you of a crime they have already started collecting evidence and getting their case together against you. You need a criminal defense lawyer that will start working on your case the minute you retain him and will fight for you from beginning to end.
Cody has the experience and training to fight any DWI charge. He is committed to staying on the cutting edge of DWI defense. Not only has Cody defended DWI cases, but he has also prosecuted DWI cases. He knows how the government will try to present the DWI case against you, and he is ready to battle them every step of the way.
- Family Law
Cody is an experienced and skilled Texas family law attorney. Texas family law covers a broad spectrum of areas, ranging from drafting a prenuptial agreement prior to marriage to resolving complex property settlement and child custody issues stemming from divorce.
Your divorce attorney should have a thorough command of the facts, the law, trial fundamentals, and the rules of evidence. During a divorce, your attorney is your spokesperson and guide. Cody understands divorce litigation can be both frightening and overwhelming.
- Child Custody
Cody understands that time with your child may be one of the most important and emotional parts of your life. The custody of children is one of the most contentious issues in family law. You need a fighter. You don’t have to settle for what’s considered “standard.” You have rights as a parent that Cody will fight to protect.
Cody L. Cofer has experience with complicated and simple adoption proceedings. He has handled everything from stepparent adoptions to adoptions by same sex couples in small rural counties. An adoption is an exciting experience, but the red-tape and invasion of privacy can be daunting.
- Juvenile Law
Often, you may think of the juvenile system as a penal system similar to that of adults, but for children. Of course, there are similarities between the juvenile cases and adult cases, there are also substantial differences. Cody L. Cofer has experience as a juvenile prosecutor and juvenile defense attorney.
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Criminal Law, Family Law
- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
- National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- College of the State Bar
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Currently serving as the state Representative for the 49th District in the Texas House, Elliot Naishtat made his seventh attempt at bringing medical marijuana to the lone star state earlier this week. While the proposed bill does not suggest legalization of medicinal or recreational marijuana, it could offer an alternative to criminal charges for certain users.Read Article
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