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Law Firm OverviewCofer Law, P.C. focuses on criminal defense and family law. Cody L. Cofer is a zealous and experienced trial attorney. Mr. Cofer has a passion for people and respect for the legal profession. He has honed his skills as a criminal lawyer and family lawyer both in private practice and as a government attorney. When you are facing life changing situations like divorce or criminal charges you need a trial attorney that is willing to see your case through to the end and fight every step of the way.
Although, most cases are settled without having a jury hear the case, your position is greatly advantaged by having an attorney that is skilled in presenting a case to a jury. You need a criminal defense or family law attorney that is not afraid to take your case before a judge or a jury. Protecting your rights and protecting your family is what Mr. Cofer has devoted his life to. Mr. Cofer is committed to being available and accessible to his clients.
Mr. Cofer has handled thousands of criminal cases but he understands each case is unique, because each case is connected to a personís life. Mr. Cofer has fought over millions of dollars in assets, but he understands that itís not just money but how you provide for a family. You can expect the utmost loyalty and dedication from Mr. Cofer in your criminal defense or family law fight.
Areas of Law
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 against you together. 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 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.
- Sexual Crime Allegations
Sexual accusations can be devastating in every aspect of your life. Whether the accusation is sexual assault, prohibited sexual contact, incest, fondling, or merely having an inappropriate relationship, those allegations can alienate you and may very well get you a stiff prison sentence. You cannot allow embarrassment to keep you from getting an attorney.
Cody L. Cofer can defend you against allegations of assault or other violent crimes. Assault charges can include an allegation of just attempting to hurt someone physically. That means you can be accused of assault for the mere threat of force or use of force, making the victim apprehensive of harmful or offensive contact.
- Drug Possession
Being accused of drug possession is a serious criminal charge in Texas. You could be facing a prison sentence, confinement in the county jail, or long arduous probation. Just when you might think you are finished with facing all of the consequences then Texas may hit you with a driverís license suspension and surcharges.
- Minor In Possession, Minor in Consumption, or DUI
Many people choose to handle these kinds of alcohol related offenses on their own, without a defense lawyer. If these cases are handled properly, often they can be taken care of for relatively little money, and later you can take steps to keep them off of your permanent criminal record. Minor in Possession, Minor in Consumption, or DUI arrests or tickets are something you should take very seriously.
- Criminal Records
Many people want to know if they can get something off of their record. Usually the answer to that question is, ďDepends.Ē Cody Cofer is a Fort Worth criminal defense attorney that can help you understand your criminal history and work to try to clean up your record and get things taken off of your record.
- 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. There are a lot of Texas family law attorneys serving residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth and the surrounding counties.
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. Cody is willing and equipped to thoroughly explain court procedures to reduce uncertainty as much as possible. Cody will promote your position forcefully and artfully.
- 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 donít have to settle for whatís considered ďstandard.Ē You have rights as a parent that Cody will fight to protect.
- Child Support
Cody will fight to get you the support your child needs or fight to protect you from outrageous child support demands. Cody is well versed in the many sources for the law concerning child support proceedings. These sources include statutes such as the Texas Child Support Guidelines, the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rules of Civil Evidence, and appellate court cases.
- Prenuptial Agreements
A premarital or prenuptial agreement is an agreement between prospective spouses made in contemplation of marriage and to be effective on marriage. A prenuptial agreement spells out how assets will be distributed in the event of divorce or death. These agreements may be referred to as marriage settlements, ante nuptial contracts, or premarital contracts.
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.
- Voluntary and Involuntary Termination in Texas
Cody L. Cofer is a Fort Worth family law attorney that can help you terminate the rights of your childís biological parents or fight to keep your rights from being terminated. To seek the involuntary termination of a parentís rights is a suit affecting the parent-child relationship (SAPCR) and is generally governed by the provisions of Chapter 161 of the Texas Family Code.
- Child Protective Services (CPS) Cases
CPS can be three of the most frightening letters a parent ever hears. Child Protective Services (CPS) Program is designed to protect children and to act in the childrenís best interest. However, many people find themselves the focus of a Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation that has been initiated by false accusations of abuse or neglect.
- Criminal Appeals
There are many procedural steps that must be taken to perfect your right to appeal. Your appeal in non-capital criminal cases is perfected by the filing of notice of appeal, which is governed by Texas Rules of Appellant Procedure, Rules 25.2, 26.2, and 26.3. Capital cases do not require, because appeal is mandatory in those death penalty cases.
- 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.
- 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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