Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers
Law Firm OverviewAt Crain Lewis, LLP, the lawyers and staff have years of experience successfully handling personal injury and wrongful death claims and criminal cases from Dallas to Houston.
When your future depends on effective legal representation, you want to know that your lawyer is up to the task of tackling a difficult case. You can rely on Crain ◊ Lewis, LLP, and our experienced attorneys who have proven time and again that they have what it takes to get results in and out of court.
Senior partner Rob Crain has been named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in 2007, "Best Lawyers in Dallas" in 2003, 2005 and 2007, a "Texas Super Lawyer" in 2003, 2004, 2007 and has achieved an AV rating, the highest rating for legal skill and ethical practice in the Martindale-Hubbell peer review process.
With more than 10 years of experience, defense attorney Christopher Lewis has handled more than 100 jury trials and achieved countless dismissals and plea agreements. He was named one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40" by D Magazine in 2004 and 2006, and a "Rising Star," by Texas Monthly Magazine in 2005.
Languages: English and Spanish.
Areas of Law
- Failure to Diagnose
- Federal Law
- Identity Theft
- Information Technology
- Insurance Defense
- Insurance Fraud
- Internet Law
- Juvenile Crime
- Juvenile Law
- Medical Insurance
- Medical Law
- Medical Malpractice
- Medicare & Medicaid
- Money Laundering
Areas of Law Description
At Crain Lewis, LLP, we fight aggressively to help you recover the maximum money damages you are entitled to, resulting from:
- Criminal Defense
At the Dallas criminal defense firm of Crain Lewis, LLP, we take our responsibility seriously. Our clients' lives are on the line and we do everything we can to help them and their families achieve the best possible result in the courtroom or at the negotiation table.
- Drug Charges
At the Dallas defense firm of Crain Lewis, LLP, our drug charges lawyers understand that behind every drug charge is a human being, with individual and family needs to protect. We defend people, not case files.
• Federal Drug Charges
At Crain Lewis, LLP, we understand the rules of discovery and how to suppress illegally obtained evidence for all levels of drug charges. We thoroughly investigate both the evidence and the circumstances of your case.
• Drug Possession
Drug possession charges are common for younger people, especially students in college who have easy access to street drugs for the first time and are tempted by peer pressure.
• Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs
At Crain Lewis, LLP, our Dallas prescription drug charge lawyers defend adults and teens charged with prescription drug crimes in state and federal courts throughout Texas.
Chris Lewis has handled many state and federal drug cases in Texas courts, from drug manufacturing cases involving meth labs and marijuana grow houses to international drug trafficking. No case is too large or too complex.
• Drug Trafficking
At Crain Lewis, LLP, we understand that behind every criminal charge is a human being — an individual who has possibly made mistakes, but also an individual who is genuinely concerned about what the future holds.
- White Collar Crimes
Attorney Chris Lewis has years of experience defending people against all types of crimes, including white collar crime like fraud. At Crain Lewis, LLP, we use all of our professional and technical resources to fully investigate the facts and the strength of the government's case against you.
• Insurance Fraud
At Crain Lewis, LLP, our Dallas insurance fraud defense attorneys bring experience, dedication and aggressive defense strategies to clients facing state or federal charges of insurance fraud.
• Real Estate/Mortgage Fraud
At Crain Lewis, LLP in Dallas, Texas, we defend loan officers, brokers, realtors, buyers and sellers facing criminal charges related to real estate and mortgage fraud.
• Tax Fraud
If you've been notified by the IRS of a tax investigation, or have been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury, the criminal tax fraud attorneys of Crain Lewis, LLP will defend you.
• Money Laundering
At Crain Lewis, LLP in Dallas, Texas, we defend people facing state and federal money laundering charges. If you're under investigation by the FBI, or got a subpoena to appear before a grand jury, or you've actually been charged with money laundering, you'll need the help of an experienced defense lawyer.
- Federal Crimes
We have extensive trial experience, the necessary legal skills, and the fighting spirit you need. We will explain how the federal criminal justice system works, how federal sentencing guidelines may affect your case, and the defense options available to you.
- Internet Crimes
If you have been charged with an Internet crime, you can rely on the experienced criminal defense law firm of Crain Lewis, LLP in Dallas, Texas, for aggressive and effective defense.
- Violent Crimes
Violent crimes like homicide, armed robbery, or assault with a deadly weapon usually get a lot of media attention. It's easy to feel that you've already been tried in the court of public opinion and found guilty.
Our lawyers have the experience and knowledge of Texas criminal law to investigate the facts that led up to the charges. Aggravated assault charges often depend on what the police officer believes to be true, or who called the police first.
• Domestic Violence
At the Dallas, Texas, defense firm of Crain Lewis, LLP, our attorneys investigate domestic abuse charges to determine whether there was an emotional motivation for filing the charges, or a history of violence on the part of the "victim."
• Child Abuse
At the law firm of Crain Lewis, LLP, in Dallas, Texas, we take child abuse very seriously and support legislative efforts to protect children.
- Theft, Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property
Defense attorney Chris Lewis has more than 10 years of experience in the criminal justice system in Texas. He has handled more than 100 jury trials and achieved countless dismissals and plea agreements.
- Sex Crimes
At the Dallas defense firm of Crain Lewis, LLP, we provide strong, intelligent defense for people who have been charged with sex crimes in Texas. Our clients are people, not cases.
• Internet Sex Crimes
At the Dallas law office of Crain Lewis, LLP, we provide strong, intelligent defense for people who have been charged with Internet sex crimes in Texas. We know this area of the law inside and out and will handle your case with vigilance, confidence, and discretion.
• Child Pornography
At the law office of Crain Lewis, LLP, we understand that behind each charge is a human being — many times, someone who is embarrassed, ashamed, and remorseful. Our attorneys recognize that your life is on the line, and we will do everything we can to protect your interests.
• Sexual Assault/Rape
At the law office of Crain Lewis, LLP,, we understand that an effective defense often depends upon explaining to a jury why those shades of gray are important to really understanding the case.
• Child Sexual Abuse
The Dallas child sexual abuse defense attorneys at Crain Lewis, LLP, have extensive experience defending clients against state and federal sex crime charges involving children.
• Statutory Rape
Attorney Chris Lewis defends people charged with statutory rape in cases involving an alleged "child victim" and "perpetrator" who are really in a relationship and nearly the same age.
- Juvenile Crimes
Our juvenile law attorneys are experienced trial lawyers with experience defending juvenile crimes. We understand the system, and we know how the juvenile law judge is likely to view the case.
- Probation Violations
At the law firm of Crain Lewis, LLP in Dallas, Texas, you are never a case file. Your attorney will work closely with you throughout the case to develop the strongest possible defense and explanation of why you deserve not to have your probation revoked or extended.
- Clearing Criminal Records
The defense lawyers at Crain Lewis, LLP, can explain which, if any of these options may be available for you, depending upon the crime and the outcome of your case.
- DWI/DUI Defense
Senior partners Rob Crain and Chris Lewis combine nearly twenty-five years of skillful, aggressive, and knowledgeable trial experience to create a law firm that is recognized for integrity, effectiveness, and dedication to our clients' best interests.
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Mr. Christopher W. Lewis
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Chris Lewis, Criminal Defense Attorney of Crain Lewis, LLP in Dallas Texas
CHRIS LEWIS, PARTNER: People are arrested all the times of the day and night. No one ever really plans on being arrested. I think it's important, and something that we do is we make ourselves available twenty-four hours a day. People can call our office at any time of the day or night and they're going to have a live person that answers the telephone, that takes down their information and that gets word to one of the attorneys as soon as possible.
I realize that whenever people come and they talk to me that they're in a position they didn't expect to be in and they're scared, and they want their life just to be back to normal, and I care about that. I don't care about a case just being brought to a conclusion. I really want the best outcome for my clients.
Prior to becoming a criminal defense lawyer and right out of law school, I prosecuted for several years. What being a prosecutor allowed me to do was it exposed me to a wide variety of cases. It also had me in the courtroom every single day trying cases. I know how prosecutors are going to think. I know how they're going to approach a case. I know what they're going to do in trial, and knowing those things helps me better represent my clients.
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