Why Hire Criminal Defense Attorney Kent Starr?

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Why Hire Criminal Defense Attorney Kent Starr?

You get his undivided attention.

When you hire him, you get his undivided attention. He personally does all the work on your case. If you hire attorneys from larger law firms, they may oversee your case, but many times they hire inexperienced associate lawyers to do the legwork. Sometimes, those associate lawyers also argue on your behalf your trial!

Ferociously aggressive in the courtroom.

Kent’s level of passion is incredibly difficult to match. You see, he’s always been a ferociously aggressive guy. During law school, he fought as a Golden Gloves boxer and earned a first-degree black belt. He doesn’t fight physically anymore, but he does put that aggressive nature to use for you in the courtroom in Plano and McKinney!

He doesn’t let that scare you off.

Don’t let that scare you off, though. Kent understands the difficult time you’re going through. He’s caring and takes time to understand all the challenges you face with your criminal charges. He also has a great sense of humor to help you dissolve some of your tension.
If you want more proof of Kent’s legal credentials

Mr. Crews Testimonial

“He is a hard fighter and does not break to the will of the courts.”

I was arrested for a DWI in Collin CO. Generally this would sentence me to up to 24 months of probation and thousands of dollars in fines, but Kent got my conviction deferred and 15 months probation. He is a hard fighter and does not break to the will of the courts. This isn’t the guy you go to for emotional support or the guy you want to be best friends with…

Frequently Asked Questions​

If you or your loved one is facing criminal charges, you probably have many questions. While the specifics of every case are different, there are general questions you may have. We will answer some of those questions below:

You can do whatever you want. But remember, a criminal conviction, even a simple misdemeanour, includes long-term consequences. You may find it difficult, or impossible, to get a job. You may also:

  • Lose your professional license
  • Have your name in local headlines
  • Lose respect from your family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors
  • Spend several years in jail and pay thousands in fines
  • Lose access to federal student aid

The reality is that, while you think you are guilty of your charges, your personal judgment and the law are two different things. You may be able to plead to lesser charges, or even get your case dismissed or get a “not guilty” jury decision.

This depends on many factors. Kent recognizes that youth, mental illness, and drug or alcohol addiction could have played a much larger role in your life in years past. It’s his goal to show the judge the person you are now – not the one you were decades ago.

You should act as soon as you have your chance to make your phone call. The longer you delay, the harder it is to prove your innocence in court.

And if you’ve been arrested, sometimes law enforcement officials have already been building their case against you for months. So, you’re already behind.

Juries also generally assume innocent people act quickly and don’t hesitate (whether that’s true or not).

Yes, very careful. You do have a right to a private phone call. However, in some prisons legal authorities notify you verbally, or via a sign (or both), that your call is being recorded. You can also ask them if they’re recording your call.

They can use what you say against you in court if you have been notified. If they are recording your phone call, contact your criminal defense attorney and ask them to meet you in person.

Believe it or not, many lawyers want to avoid trials because they’re not comfortable in them. The lawyer you end up hiring should have at least 10 years of experience and have been in 40-50 trials. That way, you know they know all the ins and outs of the legal system.

There’s several to ask to make sure you’re working with the right one. Some of the most important ones:

  • Do you have experience defending my specific charges?
  • What percentage of your cases includes charges similar to mine?
  • What kind of relationship do you have with the prosecutor’s office?
  • What are the potential defenses you’re going to use to defend my case?
  • Which facts of my case work for and against my innocence?
  • How does the entire process work?
  • How many trials have you been in?
  • What’s your current caseload?
  • Who actually does the work on my case? Is that you or do other lawyers help?
  • Do you charge a flat or hourly rate?
  • How do you want your fees paid?
  • What additional legal expenses will I have to pay?
  • Do you have some cases similar to mine that you could discuss?

Now that you’ve addressed those questions, here are some to ask yourself so you end up making the right hire:

  • Which attorney makes me feel the most confident?
  • Which one was the most experienced with charges similar to mine?
  • Who has a fair, clear fee structure?
  • Whose defense strategy makes the most sense?

If you face criminal charges of any kind, call Plano, TX criminal defense & DWI attorney Kent Starr today at (469) 500-5000.

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Mr. Crews Testimonial

“He is a hard fighter and does not break to the will of the courts.”

I was arrested for a DWI in Collin CO. Generally this would sentence me to up to 24 months of probation and thousands of dollars in fines, but Kent got my conviction deferred and 15 months probation. He is a hard fighter and does not break to the will of the courts. This isn’t the guy you go to for emotional support or the guy you want to be best friends with. Kent is the one you call when the county is trying to put you in jail for a long time and squeeze every penny out of you. He’s tough, and tough is what you need when facing legal trouble.