Our Southlake criminal defense attorneys handle all types of theft and fraud cases, including fraud, burglary, robbery, shoplifting, and white-collar crimes. Theft crimes can range from misdemeanors to felonies depending on the value of property involved. Shoplifting cases can also involve civil demands from retailers. A defendant with prior theft convictions can also be enhanced to a greater offense.  It is important to retain a trusted Southlake theft crimes attorney for your defense.


Southlake DWI Attorney – DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) is generally a Class B misdemeanor, but it can range up to the most serious of felonies. Our Southlake DWI defense attorneys include former DWI prosecutors and instructors at police academies. We know how the state prepares DWI cases and we have the skill and experience to defend any DWI case in court.


Defending Southlake sexual assault charges requires great discretion and skill. Our firm works alongside investigators and medical professionals to defend sexual assault cases.  Our Southlake sexual assault attorneys also defend cases involving children, statutory rape, computer crimes, and registration violations.


In Southlake, Domestic Violence is one of the most common criminal charges.  Many times a domestic violence case begins with a misunderstanding that spirals out of control, resulting in a call to the police. Neither side actually intends for the police to make an arrest, but they do anyway.  Our Southlake domestic violence defense attorneys work hard to ensure that domestic violence cases are dismissed or reduced.


From possession of marijuana to manufacture and delivery of methamphetamine, our Southlake criminal defense firm defends those accused of all types of drug crimes from simple possession to manufacture and delivery. Our team also seeks to help people overcome addiction-related issues while avoiding conviction or incarceration.


Juvenile criminal law is a peculiar area of practice in Southlake. While similar to the adult criminal system, Texas has adopted separate rules and procedures for juveniles. Our Southlake juvenile defense attorneys are experienced in handling juvenile justice matters and helping youthful offender keep a clean record and rehabilitate themselves to avoid future missteps.


Our Southlake criminal defense attorneys defend white-collar crime and fraud cases, such as embezzlement and high-value theft. We employ forensic accountants to help us prepare to defend white-collar crime cases in court. Many times, these cases are charged as federal offenses.  We practice in all North Texas state and federal courts.


Our Southlake violent crimes defense attorneys are often called upon to handle very serious violent felony offenses, many of those involved deadly weapon allegations. We have tried criminal cases from aggravated assault with a deadly weapon to murder and many others in between. Our Southlake firm works closely with experienced retired police investigators to our own investigation into every case.


Arrest records and other criminal records can have a significant impact on a person’s life.  Our attorneys help people clear their records through expunction or non-disclosure so that their past mistakes do not limit their future potential.  Call us to see if you qualify.


“I’m a professional business person and have
dealt with scores of attorneys; no one is better prepared,
persistent, thorough, and straightforward.”

— J.W. – DWI Defense Client



Brandon Barnett is a Southlake criminal defense lawyer and DWI attorney. Mr. Barnett is also a Marine Officer and law professor at Texas A&M. A skilled criminal trial attorney, Mr. Barnett defends against all felony and misdemeanor charges in state and federal court, including DWIdrugs crimesdomestic violence, theft, and sexual offenses. Brandon Barnett and his family reside in Keller and are active members of Countryside Bible Church in Southlake.


Jason Howard is a Southlake criminal defense attorney and DWI lawyer. A former felony chief prosecutor, Mr. Howard has earned the reputation as a hard hitting, talented criminal trial attorney. He has tried all levels state misdemeanor and felony offenses, including aggravated assault, drug possessionfamily violence, DWI, and juvenile crimes. Jason Howard and his family live in Keller and are active in Fellowship of the Parks Church in Fort Worth.


Luke Williams is a Southlake criminal attorney and Southlake DWI lawyer. Mr. Williams began his legal career as a state and municipal prosecutor, positions in which he tried hundreds of criminal cases to judges and juries in Texas. An effective and passionate criminal trial advocate, Luke Williams is prepared to defend those accused in Southlake against misdemeanor and  felony criminal offenses. Mr. Williams and his family reside in Roanoke and are active members of Grace for Eternity Church in Fort Worth.


Ashley Gilmore is a Southlake DWI attorney and Southlake criminal defense lawyer. She previously served in the Tarrant County DA’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney. There she tried various misdemeanor and felony cases to judges and juries in Tarrant County. Energetic and smart, Ashley is well-known in Tarrant County as an effective advocate for her clients. Mrs. Gilmore and her family live in Fort Worth and attend Christ Chapel Bible Church.

Practice Areas:

  • Drug Crimes
  • DWI
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Theft and Fraud
  • Shoplifting


“Barnett Howard & Williams was a huge blessing to me and
my wife and brought light to my darkest hour. I thank God for placing
such Christian advocates in my life. Words like honesty, trustworthy,
compassionate, sincere and caring only begin to describe them.”

— L.C. – Criminal Defense Client



Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC is a boutique criminal defense firm with offices in Keller and Fort Worth. Our criminal defense firm is prepared to defend cases from across Tarrant and Denton Counties. Our team is comprised of former state and federal prosecutors who possess a wealth of criminal trial experience. Our Southlake criminal defense attorneys handle state and federal criminal cases ranging from driving while intoxicated up to homicide and everywhere in between. We take a team approach to all of our cases, so when you retain one of our Southlake criminal defense attorneys, you have the entire firm in your corner.

Southlake Criminal Defense Attorney

At Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC, we provide intimate personal legal representation from knowledgeable Southlake DWI attorneys and Southlake criminal defense lawyers. We put our clients and their families first and we strive to achieve the absolute best possible disposition in all of our criminal cases. While case results differ from case to case, court to court, and person to person, make no mistake, our immediate goal is to see your case dismissed or rejected.  In other circumstances, it might also be appropriate to pursue a reduction in the offense, or a not guilty verdict from a jury. We cannot guarantee a certain result in any single case, but we can guarantee our effort which is second to none. With over 30 years of combined legal experience, our Southlake criminal defense team will defend your DWI, domestic violence, assault, theft, drug possession, marijuana, criminal trespass, indecency, or any other misdemeanor or felony case with great skill and discretion.

If you have been arrested in Southlake, Keller, or anywhere in Tarrant or Denton County, Texas, call Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC to speak to a Southlake DWI lawyer and Southlake criminal defense attorney.  We will take the time to get to know you and answer all of your questions so that we can start crafting on a plan to protect your rights and your future.

Southlake DWI Attorney

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is one of the most criminal charges in Southlake. The Southlake and Grapevine Police Department are very active on Friday and Saturday nights near restaurants and bars in the local area.  DWI is different from other offenses in Texas due mostly to the well-funded political lobbying that exists by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.). A person arrested for driving while intoxicated faces more obstacles than just misdemeanor or felony criminal charges, specifically:

A Southlake DWI attorney will assist you in understanding the often confusing Texas DWI laws. If you have been arrested for DWI or DUI, then you need a Southlake DWI and criminal defense attorney you can trust – one that knows the law and knows how the prosecutor will prepare his DWI case for trial.

At Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC, a Southlake DWI lawyer and former prosecutor will guide you through the DWI justice process and aggressively defend your rights at all stages of the DWI process. Our Southlake DWI defense team will help you get an Occupational Drivers License (or essential needs license), which permits you to drive your vehicle for essential needs during a alcohol-related suspension.

If you have been arrested for DWI in Southlake or Tarrant County, Texas, call us to speak with a Southlake DWI lawyer that will defend you. Our firm offers Free Consultations in every DWI and criminal defense case.  We have offices in Keller and Fort Worth and offer night and weekend consultations if needed.  Contact us today at (817) 482-6770 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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