When you get arrested for a DWI. The case is prosecuted in the county, not the city. For example, if you get arrested in North Richland Hills, it will be prosecuted in Tarrant County. If you get arrested in McKinney, it will be prosecuted in Collin County. There are several cities that cross multiple county lines. For example, if you get arrested in Carrolton, you may be prosecuted in Denton, Dallas or Collin County depending on where in the city the offense was committed. It is critical that the offense is prosecuted where it was committed. A police officer can see you driving in Dallas County and arrest you there, even though he may be a Ft. Worth cop. For DWIs, a police officer may arrest you outside of their jurisdiction. Practically speaking, they will normally call a police officer to take over the investigation from that jurisdiction. As for attorneys, I always recommend hiring a lawyer that is familiar with the courts in that county. This can be very beneficial in terms of the lawyer being familiar with how the Judge and county prosecutor operates. Defense lawyers are constantly being asked questions of their clients and asking for mercy from both prosecutors and judges. Credibility and an excellent reputation for integrity go a long way. I personally make it a practice to take cases in jurisdictions that are north Texas. I live in both Tarrant and Dallas county and enjoy going to the adjacent counties. I think it is important for my clients that my reputation precedes me in north Texas. I will not accept cases outside this geographical area because although I have the technical expertise, the lack of familiarity with both the local customs and players is not something I want my clients to be disadvantaged with.
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The Coffey Firm – DWI Attorneys In Tarrant County
MIMI COFFEY IS BOARD-CERTIFIED IN DWI BY THE NATIONAL COLLEGE OF DUI DEFENSE (NCDD) AND IS A REGENT OF THE NCDD
Mimi Coffey is a trial attorney with 24 years experience. She is the founder of The Coffey Firm, serving the Dallas – Fort Worth Areas. She handles cases from class B misdemeanors to 1st degree offenses. She is board-certified in DWI by the National College of DWI Defense Lawyers and is a Regent of the NCDD. She has also appeared numerous times as a legal commentator for CNN, National Fox News, as well as local Dallas/Fort Worth stations.
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The Coffey Firm
The Coffey Firm as convenient law offices throughout Dallas – Fort Worth Areas. Call 817-831-3100 to schedule your FREE consultation to discuss your DWI charge in the Fort Worth area.
What Actual Clients Say About The Coffey Firm
A.M – “I cannot say enough about The Coffey Firm! From the moment I walked into their office door… to my court date where Mimi represented me…”
Richard Murray – ”The Coffey Firm was extremely helpful in working my DUI case. The team is amazing, they responded to all questions and concerns that I had…”
Omar Martinez – ”The Coffey firm is great, they did everything possible to win the case. Thanks again guys.”
Bobby Winn – ”The main thing I can say about the Coffey firm is how they kept me so relaxed through the whole process. They were there when I just needed to…”
Mike Mitchell – “Where do I begin.. The moment I met Mimi and her staff I knew i was in the right place. From the very beginning it was about ME as a person and…”
Michael Henehan – “After a DWI arrest, you are embarrassed, humiliated, and in need of competent, experienced legal representation. In my case, a personal friend…”
Tony Mancil – “I cannot say enough about The Coffey Firm! From the moment I walked into their office door… to my court date where Mimi represented me personally, the process was without a doubt a complete success. Each member of the team inspired confidence every step of the way. They all take a very personal approach and made sure I was well taken care of! This is a group of experienced and caring people that I put all of my trust in. They were able to produce an amazing outcome on my case! Right after I got my DWI, I asked a family member (who is a former Judge for the State of Texas) for advice. I followed his advice and it led me right to The Coffey Firm. One of the things that impressed me before ever going in for my initial consultation was the amount of expertise Mimi has gained through years of specialized DWI defense she has provided for so many people. She is also heavily involved in state and national DWI defense attorney organizations. She is even a Regent of the National College for DUI Defense. Without this level of expertise I would have felt lost and intimidated by the myriad of processes that the judicial system has in place for DWI. With this team on my side, I was confident that my case would result in the absolute best possible outcome. In hindsight, that confidence was warranted and justified, because they produced what I’ve since described to other people as a ‘home run’. I would quickly recommend The Coffey Firm to anyone in need of representation for a DWI, these guys are the best in the business!”