Attorney Andrew Deegan has been honored the ACS Forensic Lawyer-Scientist designation as
recognized by the Chemistry and Law Division of the ACS. Using these skills in his practice means
the implementation of validated and legitimate science for the benefit of justice to his clients.
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If you have been arrested for DWI, or for any other crime, that comes with pain and anxiety. Getting arrested and going to jail is a very anxious event. In jail, all that you have is time to think about it and dwell on what went wrong. In these bleak moments you feel shocked and powerless. I have met countless people who find themselves in this situation. I know exactly what to do. From my experience, what you need is answers. Whether this is your first time to get arrested, or you’ve been through this before, you need a plan. If you or a family member are going through this, having a roadmap and a plan means everything. The simple act of knowing how things will go will calm and center you.
From the time we first meet and I hear your story, I am shaping your case. I am thinking about the closing argument for your trial. This doesn’t mean that your case will end in a jury trial, but, from the beginning, I am thinking about how to tell your story and frame your case. When we first meet, we will discuss the goals of your case and develop a plan for your defense. We will assess your case and identify both the strengths and the weaknesses. There are two things that I can promise you from the beginning. The first is that I will be there with you throughout your case. I make myself available to you to discuss your case, and I can always be reached to answer your questions. The second promise is I will fight relentlessly for you. I am a skilled and driven criminal defense lawyer. If you decide to go with me, there will not be an aspect of your case that I have not closely examined. There will not be an angle that I will not consider. And if we do go to trial, I assure you that I will be the most prepared person in the courtroom. I will know more about your case than anyone else.
I make it a priority to communicate with my clients and inform them about what is happening as their case winds through the criminal justice system. I know that there are a lot of questions along the way and I am there to answer all the questions you or your family may have. From the first time that we meet, I will assure you will have a clearer idea of how your case will go. I will sit down with you and with your family, if you choose to include them. I make it a priority to explain the criminal defense process clearly and patiently. Regardless of whether you are charged with DWI or any other crime, I will walk you through the entire process, from arrest until the end of the case. There are too many lawyers that do not explain to clients what is going on with their case. I have seen this too often and this is not how I operate. Read the testimonials from my clients below to see what my actual clients say about how I make myself available and walk them through their case.
When I get retained on a criminal case, you and I will establish the goals of the defense. My goal is to assess the case, and then to pursue and obtain the best possible result depending on the facts of the case. I investigate my cases completely, and consider all facets of every case. Each charge is different and every case requires a unique defense and a unique approach. An attorney that takes the same approach to every case is not getting the best results.
Getting a great result requires a lot of effort and a lot of hard work and dedication. It also requires going above and beyond and continuing to learn the latest techniques. I am constantly learning and growing as an attorney. It is my passion to study new tactics and learn new techniques and approaches from great lawyers. I spend a great deal of time away from the courtroom reading and studying. For defending the modern DWI or drug case, a criminal defense lawyer must understand and know how to attack the science. Whether it is a blood test or breath test or a chemical analysis of a controlled substance, confronting and scrutinizing scientific evidence is everything.
I consistently get great results for my clients. However, there is not just one way to win a criminal case. As discussed above, every case is different and must be handled and defended on its own merits. A victory can mean different things, depending on the facts of the case. A victory can mean a Not Guilty verdict at a jury trial. A victory can mean a dismissal of the case. However, a victory can also mean a reduction of the charge from a felony to a misdemeanor. A victory can mean getting deferred adjudication and keeping a conviction from your record. A victory can mean keeping you out of jail or prison. All cases must be defended aggressively. But, the approach to each case will be determined by the facts of the case as well as what the client wants. When we meet, we will talk about your defense and identify the positive and negative aspects of your case. We will discuss your goals and discuss the possibilities of reaching those goals during the first time we talk.
I love battling for my clients and I love helping people. I am so grateful that my clients allow me to work for them and fight for them. Here are some of my many positive reviews from actual clients. It gives me so much satisfaction to hear from them and read the things they write for me. These are all actual reviews that you can read on google, and I am so proud of them. Here are just a few of the reviews that my clients write for me.
Andrew is a great attorney to work with. He is a very good listener and has a way of making you feel good about everything. He is very confident and shoots it straight. He is very attentative with communication and does what he says he is going to do. I knew when I met him for the first time, he was meant to help me and he did quite a bit. I will always think of him if I ever need help with advice or counsel in the future.
Andrew Deegan is a skilled attorney. My family required his services, and he did not disappoint. He has great communication skills and is very reasonable. He gave reliable advise and was always punctual. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
I called Andrew in a panic on a Sunday morning to handle a case regarding a DWI probation and Motion to Revoke. He handled our case in a very professional manner, was very efficient and got us results better than we ever expected. He also made himself available to assist us with other issues we we needed resolved afterwards. His dedication to his clients is apparent and I would highly recommend him.
Andrew is an amazing attorney. He treats every person and case as if it were the only one he was working on and operates with his clients' best interest in mind. There is no attorney that rivals his work ethic, accessibility, and personality.
I would have to say that this guy is maybe the best I've seen or heard of. If anyone feels that there situation is done and nothing good can come from it "think again"!! He was readily available at all times, allowed me to make the final decision, clearly laid out the possibilities, and stuck with me not only through the process but also after. All thumbs up!!!!!
Mr. Deegan did an excellent job with my DWI cases. It was a tough caseload, and it ended far better than I could have expected. Honest guy and easy to work with, highly recommend.
ANDREW IS AWESOME. As ya'll can tell by all the other reviews.. you wouldn't be making a mistake hiring this guy. He's not only just an awesome person to talk to but he goes above and beyond FOR you. He was always available to talk/text regarding any questions I had (no matter how stupid I felt they were, he assured me they weren't). He could tell I was nervous before court a few times and took a moment to talk with me about it to calm me down. He's straight forward and doesn't BS you with lawyer babble. This is a real guy just doing his job - and he does it awesomely. I hope I won't need his services in the future - but in the event I do, I will go back to him every single time.
My office is in Fort Worth, Texas. Most my cases are in Tarrant County and Parker County, but I also have successfully resolved criminal cases all over the state. I practice criminal defense in all surrounding Counties. I have taken cases in all the surrounding Counties in North Texas, including Dallas, Johnson, Denton, Palo Pinto, Wise, and Ellis. I have also handled cases in different parts of the states and I will travel anywhere in Texas. I handle all state and federal cases across the metroplex and across the state. I work in the following cities: Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, Weatherford, Bedford, Burleson, Grapevine, Euless, Hurst, Keller, Azle, Crowley, Mansfield, White Settlement, and many other cities and towns. If you or a family member are accused of a crime, call my office to discuss the charge.
I have successfully handled all kinds of criminal defense cases in many different County and District Courts, both across North Texas and across the state, and I defend people of all misdemeanors and felony charges. Examine all the content I have on all the charges I defend under the Criminal Defense tab at the top of the page. Much of my practice is defending DWI cases, and I have effectively resolved DWI cases in many different courtrooms. However, I also have experience defending assault cases and drug cases of all shapes and sizes. I have taken many misdemeanors and felonies to trial. I have negotiated many different kinds of pleas and reduced charges on all kinds of cases.
Here are some of my actual and recent case results with actual case numbers. Most of these are Tarrant County case numbers, although results from other counties, when mentioned, are identified. The names of my clients have been abbreviated for their privacy.
Client had a blood test above the legal limit and admitted having two beers at a local bar. My client had just left he bar when he was arrested. The blood draw was shortly after driving. At the end of the case, I was able to help the jury see that there were reasonable doubts that my client was intoxicated at the time of driving.
Client was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. I was able to both avoid a felony conviction or any other conviction and get this charged reduced to a misdemeanor, and a short, deferred probation.
My client was going through a very hard time in his life and got arrested with a felony possession of cocaine. I was able to help my client get this case completely dismissed for my client, and he was allowed to move on with his life.
My client had almost 4 grams of methamphetamine and was facing a felony charge and possible prison time. I was able to get this charge reduced to a misdemeanor and deferred, so my client completely avoided a conviction.
My client was parked on the side of the road, asleep with his wife after a long day. My client had been drinking, there was no question. However, there was some question about who was driving. Eventually, I was able to convince the prosecutor of this problem with the case and the case was dismissed.
This client was also charged with DWI, and the charge was reduced to Obstruction of a Highway. She received deferred adjudication and will be able to get this off of her record.
This was a Hill County case. It was a tough case in a tough county, and my client was facing the serious prospect of prison time for this charge. In the face of the adversity of this charge and this tough-minded county, I kept him out of prison and avoided a felony conviction and obtained deferred probation for my client.
Client was arrested for possession of Xanax that she did not have a prescription for and this case. I was able to get this charge dismissed.
On the day of trial, prosecutors finally gave us an offer that was too good to refuse. My client’s DWI was reduced to Obstruction of a Highway and deferred adjudication with 12-months of probation. The probation is pro-forma so my client has no obligations other than to not get any more offenses and the charge can eventually be sealed.
My client got arrested at a very pivotal point in his life and I was able to avoid a conviction for him so he could get on with his life and not have his life compromised with a conviction.
This was not a great case for the defense in any way. There was a very high breath test, but my client’s job and retirement were on the line and I was able to get a reduced charge and avoid a conviction for my client. This was a tremendous victory. I am very particularly proud of this case.
My client is a very young person who was very worried about how a conviction would affect her young career. The evidence in this case was not ideal, but I was still able to get the reduced charge for my client and avoid a conviction. This was also a very meaningful victory and I had a very happy client.
My client was charged with a felony in Parker County, which is a tough-minded county to defend criminal charges. My client had everything to lose, and it looked like we were going to have to go to trial and potentially risk prison time to get the result we had to have. I was able to get this charge reduced to a misdemeanor. Furthermore, we avoided a conviction and his record is clean. He was very happy with the result.