About this office:
The Law Firm of Miranda & Miller, P.C. handles all types of criminal defense in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. We have tried literally hundreds of criminal cases, first as prosecutors and then as defense attorneys, and have negotiated thousands of plea bargain arrangements. Our track record of success in the courtroom speaks for itself. We've got the experience and expertise to ensure that you receive the best possible legal representation. However, in many instances, a jury trial may not be right for your particular situation. Sometimes the most successful outcomes result from thoughtful pretrial strategy and aggressive negotiation. At Miranda & Miller, P.C. we evaluate every situation on a case by case basis. We'll carefully evaluate and present all options. But as our client, you decide which option is best for you. We promise the personal service, attention to detail, and superior communication you deserve. You want advocates who understand your situation, understand the system, and know your practical and legal options. Our commitment to quality trial advocacy is available to you though every phase of this process. Let us fight for your best case scenario.
You Have a Right to an Attorney
The 6th Amendment of the Bill of Rights guarantees all arrested citizens the right to have an attorney, and for good reason. The criminal justice system can be complicated and overwhelming. When you walk into that courtroom, you need someone whose only job is to guide you, answer your questions honestly, and look out for your best interests.
Our cases run the spectrum from misdemeanor level drug offenses, assault, theft, criminal mischief, and DWI, to the more severe felony offenses of aggravated assault, possession of controlled substances with intent to deliver, and sexual assault cases. Though the range of punishment varies, our attention to detail and commitment to superior legal representation remain at the same exceedingly high levels.
The experienced and knowledgeable attorneys of Miranda & Miller, P.C., will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each individual case, develop strategies and defenses, and fight the State in every step of the process. Our efforts can include pre-indictment negotiation and communication with the Grand Jury when necessary, extensive legal research to determine the admissibility of each piece of evidence offered by the State, thorough investigation independent of that done by the police, and aggressive negotiation and trial tactics.
As the name implies, "family law" in Texas involves issues surrounding the marital relationship, the estate and, often, the kids. You should know that Texas is a community property state, meaning that more often than not, property and money acquired during the marriage will be divided up equally upon divorce. In the event your case is taken to court, a judge will decide the division of property if there is no agreement about who gets exactly what items from the marital estate. We concentrate our efforts on resolving family law disputes in several ways:
Mediation: Mediation is a process by which an impartial neutral person, usually a family law attorney, visits with one spouse and his or her lawyer, then the other spouse and his or her lawyer. The process normally takes all day. With the back and forth, and a true desire to resolve the controversy, mediation is often successful.
Collaborative Law: This dispute-resolution technique involves the spouses and their attorneys sitting down together during a number of brief (usually two-hour) sessions. The object is to identify what each spouse wants and needs post-divorce with emphasis on the spouses reaching agreements acceptable to both of them and avoiding a judge decided their case.
Trial: when settlement efforts fail, we are prepared to resolve disputes by trial, whether to the court or by jury. All our attorneys try divorce and child custody cases as necessary.
Appeals: At times, a trial court will reach a decision that is incorrect under the law or constitutes an abuse of discretion. When such an event occurs, we will appeal a case. All of our attorneys have experience in the appellate field.
There are Several Important Things You Must Know if Your Child has been Detained.
The juvenile justice system is different from the adult system because it combines aspects of both criminal and civil law. Although juvenile courts are similar to the adult criminal justice system in many ways, its primary goal of rehabilitating youthful offenders differs drastically from the State's "lock 'em up and throw away the key" method of dealing with convicted adults.
Your child may find himself in trouble for any number of reasons, ranging from problems specific to kids like truancy and running away, to more grown up issues of theft, possession of marijuana or other drugs, assault, or sex crimes. The State will describe your child's conduct as either: 1) delinquent conduct, or 2) conduct indicating a need for supervision. No matter how the behavior is described by the State, there are two things that you and your child need to know:
Your Child has the Same Rights as an Accused Adult.
That means that your child has the right to remain silent, the right to confront the witnesses against him and question the evidence. Most importantly, it means that the State must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that your child committed the behavior in question. The experienced trial lawyers of Miranda & Miller, P.C. are committed to defending your child in court against accusations brought by the State, and asserting each and every right and defense available to him by law.
Your Child is Entitled to Protection, Treatment, Training, and Rehabilitation.
When the State alleges that your child has committed an offense or some other type of bad act, the State will typically recommend a specific type of sanction designed to address whatever issues they think your child might be experiencing. These sanctions range from probation, to rehabilitative therapy as a condition of probation, to time spent in the custody of the Texas Youth Commission. However, no one knows what your child's needs like you do, and your family deserves to have its preferences heard. The lawyers of Miranda & Miller, P.C. can work with you and your child to give both of you a voice in the adjudication and sentencing process.
You Can Help Safeguard Your Child's Future.
Your child's right to protection extends to protecting his future. No child's youthful mistakes should hinder his ability to grow into successful, productive adulthood. Miranda & Miller, P.C. can help close off your child's past record to allow him to move ahead in his life on the best possible footing.