STRAIGHT TALK. NO BULL.When you call us, we cut to the chase. You'll hear exactly what you need to do, what your options are and what we can do to help you. There are no guarantees in life or in law and we don't attempt to make any. What we will do is give you a realistic and honest assessment of your case and what results you can reasonably expect. Trust is key in an attorney-client relationship. We want our clients to trust that we will deliver on our promises.
EXPERIENCE IS A VIRTUE.When you’re charged with a crime you want to hire someone that gets it—someone who understands what you are going through from a personal standpoint but also someone with the legal skills to guide you through the experience. Melissa DuBose practices criminal law exclusively. She works within the DFW court systems daily. She knows the court staff, the judges and your opponent—the district attorney. Do you know the ins and outs of the sytstem? Knowing your surroundings is crucial to the navigation and resolution of your case.
GUILT DOES NOT EQUAL A CONVICTION.If you made a mistake, don’t despair—you still have options. The law in Texas says a jury must be certain of guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt” in order to convict someone of a crime. When innocence isn’t the case, there are other effective defense strategies. Did the prosecutors and officers involved follow proper protocol? Was a complete and fair investigation conducted? Are there extenuating circumstances? And, most importantly, can they prove it? We question every move they make, thoroughly reviewing all the evidence in your case to determine the best defense strategy. If there is a doubt, we will find it and convince the jury of their uncertainty.
WHAT IS A GOOD DEAL? WHAT IS REASONABLE?Approximately 90% of all criminal cases in Texas are resolved without the need for trial. For some clients a trial entails too much risk, stress, time, etc. We look at each client individually and help them determine which avenue is best under their personal circumstances. Sometimes it is in a client’s best interests to forego a trial and enter into a plea agreement with the district attorney. It is our job to know the strengths and weaknesses of each case so that we can effectively negotiate and obtain the best possible plea bargain offer. Paying attention to detail often saves our clients time and money, reducing the length of probation and saving hundreds of dollars in fines. We know a good deal when we see one.
"Ms. DuBose handled my case very professionally and competently. She kept me informed and made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process, which included a jury trial. Most importantly, I could tell that she really cared about my case and knew the ins and outs of the facts and law, and she successfully obtained a defense verdict on my behalf! I was very impressed with her legal work and her performance at trial and would highly recommend her."
"In the late summer of 2009 I found myself staring down the barrel of a 2nd degree felony. Not knowing what to do or where to turn, I was referred to Melissa DuBose by a close friend who is one of her peers. Melissa immediately sprang into action, going above and beyond the call of duty. She stood by me every step of the way and never once treated me like an idiot criminal who was ignorant of the law. Best of all, she got my 2nd degree felony reduced to a misdemeanor with a $100 fine and only 80 hours of community service!""Melissa handled a case for me during a very difficult time in my life. She was a great support to me and helped to make the process go as smoothly as possible. She is a terrific attorney who cares not only about getting the best results for her clients, but also about the emotional well-being of her clients. I would hire her again in a heartbeat."
"Melissa's unparalleled legal expertise, exemplary bedside manner, combined with her confidence and profound ability to impress people, make her unrivaled in the legal community and an indispensible asset to anyone who finds themselves on the wrong side of the courtroom. She is a true force to be reckoned with.
Thank you Melissa....you saved my life."
"The service Melissa DuBose provided to me was first class in every aspect. She took a personal interest in my case and a dedicated approach to my defense. I'm very happy that we won the case. I would recommend Melissa and I trust her 100%."