Criminal Law involves federal and state laws that make certain behaviors illegal, and when violated, may be punishable by fines and/or imprisonment.
Lawyers in this area represent clients in a broad range of criminal charges, including felony and misdemeanor jury trials, state and federal appeals, post-convictions remedies, death penalty cases, and probation or parole matters.
Click here to review the Standards for Certification in Criminal Law.
Board Certified Difference - Criminal Law
Why choose a lawyer Board Certified in Criminal Law? Qualifications include:
- Practice law fulltime for at least 5 years as an active member of the State Bar of Texas;
- At least 3 years of Criminal Law experience with a yearly minimum 25% substantial involvement in Criminal Law matters;
- Handled a substantial number of Criminal Law matters involving State and Federal misdemeanors, felony trials and State and Federal appeals;
- Qualified vetted references from judges and lawyers in the area;
- Complete 60 hours of TBLS approved continuing legal education in Criminal Law;
- Meet all of the TBLS Standards for Attorney Certification; and
- Pass a comprehensive 6-hour examination in Criminal Law. Click here to review the Exam Specifications.
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