Texas Criminal Defense

Experienced Attorney Serving Addison, Farmers Branch, Carrollton and throughout Dallas-Fort Worth

Facing criminal charges is a difficult and perplexing experience. You want an experienced criminal defense attorney who will aggressively represent you, help you understand and navigate the criminal justice system, and use solid strategies to secure the best possible outcome. Regardless of what type of charges have been filed, The Dorsey Law Firm, PLLC, stands ready to vigorously defend you against those charges.

Attorney Tabor Dorsey has more than 15 years experience in local Texas courts. He knows the system and the process, and he understands what it takes to defend a criminal case. Just as importantly, Attorney Dorsey fully comprehends the significant impact that a conviction or guilty plea can have on your life, in addition to the potential fine and prison time. He will never lose sight of that fact and will fight for you every step of the way.

Texas Criminal Offenses

The Dorsey Law Firm represents clients charged with all types of Texas criminal offenses, including:

  • DWI / DUI
  • Assault
  • Domestic violence assault
  • Drug possession
  • Drug paraphernalia possession
  • Solicitation of prostitution
  • Theft / Larceny
  • Firearm violations
  • Shoplifting
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Criminal trespass
  • False report to police
  • Harassment
  • Driving with invalid or suspended license
  • Probation violations

Defense of Texas Misdemeanor Charges

While misdemeanor charges are less serious than felony charges, it still is extremely important to defend against them. The potential fines and prison time are just one of several different reasons why asserting the absolute best defense is critical.

If you are convicted of (or plead guilty to) a crime in Texas that conviction can be used by the prosecutor to substantially increase your punishment on a subsequent offense. That will be true even if the subsequent violation is a completely different charge.

Some Class A misdemeanor convictions can also result in losing your right to possess a gun. A conviction of a misdemeanor can also mean your drivers license will be suspended in some cases. Either of those limitations can affect your ability to continue your current employment or find a new job.

Depending on the type of misdemeanor, a conviction can limit your employment and housing opportunities and even affect your ability to get credit. The long-term negative impacts on your life can be wide-ranging and devastating.

Misdemeanor fines and penalties vary with the class of the offense. A Class A misdemeanor is the most serious. Conviction can involve a fine of up to $4,000 and up to a year in county jail. Class B misdemeanors, such as marijuana possession (less than two ounces), are punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 and as long as six months in jail. Class C misdemeanors, which include many traffic citations and some other offenses, carry a penalty of up to a $500 fine.

Representing yourself on a criminal charge is a very risky proposition and never a good idea. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney will significantly improve your chances of getting an outcome that minimizes the impact on your life. Attorney Tabor Dorsey takes every criminal charge seriously and always leverages every opportunity and strategy for a favorable outcome.

Expungements and Nondisclosure Orders

In addition to defending clients against criminal charges, The Dorsey Law Firm also assists clients in securing expunctions and orders of non-disclosure to effectively seal criminal records. If your criminal record relates to charges that were later dismissed or pardoned, or you successfully completed deferred adjudication probation, regular probation, or a jail sentence, and you meet other eligibility criteria, you may be able to have your records destroyed (expunction) or sealed (nondisclosure order).

The laws and rules on expunction and nondisclosure orders are complex. Even if you meet eligibility criteria, getting an expungement or nondisclosure order is not automatic. Attorney Tabor Dorsey has successfully obtained both types of procedures for clients.

Additional information about these services is provided on the Expunction and Non-Disclosure page.

Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Dallas-Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney

Located in Addison, The Dorsey Law Firm represents clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, including Addison, Farmers Branch, and Carrollton. Attorney Tabor Dorsey has substantial experience defending clients against all types of Texas criminal charges. He will put his full experience, skill, and knowledge to work in representing and defending you, with the goal of achieving the most favorable outcome possible for you.

There is no charge for your initial consultation. Call Attorney Tabor Dorsey by phone at 469-718-5520 or contact him online.


Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are very serious offenses in Texas. If you are facing either charge, The Dorsey Law Firm has the experience and skill to vigorously defend you against the charge. Attorney Tabor Do… Read More

Expunction and Nondisclosure

If you have a criminal record in Texas, there are some circumstances in which you can have the record sealed permanently or even destroyed. The legal processes are called expunction and a nondisclosure order. The Dorsey Law Firm assists clients in Ad… Read More

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