When You Need Proven Legal Representation, You Call Plano, TX Criminal Defense Attorney & DWI Lawyer Kent Starr
Fact: not every criminal defense attorney, DWI lawyer, or law firm in Plano gets you the same legal outcome.
The truth is two different lawyers often get you wildly different results – even if they theoretically represent you for the same crime.
For example, take a look at this case. Criminal defense attorney Kent Starr helped this client, accused of manslaughter (which has a 2-20 year prison sentence by the way), go home a free person.
Here’s how the story goes:
A certain client (we have to protect their confidentiality) approached Kent for legal representation. This client was accused of killing another individual in Collin County, TX.
This client was charged with criminally negligent homicide (has a 180-day to 2-year sentence). The client actually admitted involvement with the death of another person. However, the client did not believe their actions amounted to criminally negligent homicide. Kent agreed with the client on this, and thought a prison sentence for their actions was completely outrageous.
So, Kent discussed the charge of criminally negligent homicide with the Collin County district attorney – and it didn’t go well. In fact, the district attorney was so outraged over Kent’s arguments that he actually increased the charge to manslaughter (which has a 2-20 year prison sentence).
Now, most inexperienced lawyers, and some experienced ones who’d rather just collect a check, would have immediately sought a plea deal. That could have sent the client to prison for several years!
But based on over 20 years of legal experience, Kent knew the district attorney hoped to intimidate him. He planned to get the client to agree to a plea deal.
However, Kent strongly believed this client did not deserve to go to prison. He even did extensive legal research on other similar cases and found those individuals also did not go to jail.
He presented that research to the district attorney and the judge, but they still thought the client should go to jail!
Rather than back down, Kent took the case to trial. He presented the same legal research he showed before to the jury. After an intense, stressful, and draining 1-week trial, the jury agreed with Kent: the client was “not guilty” of manslaughter!
That’s the difference an experienced passionate, attorney makes. While an associate, inexperienced, or uncaring criminal defense attorney would just give up, take a plea deal, and send the client to prison for a few years, Kent fought until this person went home free – just like they deserved!
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Kent Starr has remained a household name in Texas criminal law because of his high integrity and powerful will to win cases for his clients and get the justice they deserve. With many reviews, Kent Starr is revered by his clients as a powerhouse for fighting for their rights. He is aggressive and to the point.
Kent Starr will take the time to understand your case. He will tell you what he can and cannot do for you. However, with that said, Kent guarantees he will do everything in his power to get you the best legal outcome possible.
If you are
- Facing criminal charges that could put you in prison for years?
- Facing minor charges like a speeding ticket or marijuana possession?
- Unhappy with another lawyer's opinion?
Plano police officers develop their case against you the minute, weeks, or months before they arrest you. As a result, as soon as you are detained, contact Kent Starr for legal assistance.
We are open from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. every day of the week. We also offer flexible payment arrangements to make legal representation more accessible.
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