Virginia Carter Law

Virginia Carter Law

The Law Office of Virginia Carter is a full-service criminal law firm. We can tackle any matter from a traffic ticket to a misdemeanor or felony case. We want to help YOU through the process, one step at a time. YOU are our priority!!

Firm Overview

The Law Office of Virginia Carter is proud to represent the citizens of Tarrant, Parker, Dallas, Denton and and surrounding counties.
We specialize in Criminal Law, whether your case is a Traffic or Class C Ticket, Juvenile case, Driver's License Issue, Misdemeanor or Felony. Let Virginia Carter FIGHT FOR YOU!! Call, email or come in, Today, so we can help you with all your Criminal Law matters!
Main Office
Main Office
300 Burnett Street, Suite 130
Fort Worth  TX  76102
Phone
  • (817) 877-5151
Fax
  • (817) 509-1509
Websites
Criminal Defense
The Law Office of Virginia Carter is a full-service criminal law firm.
We can tackle any matter from a traffic ticket to a misdemeanor or felony case. We want to help YOU through the process, one step at a time. YOU are our priority!!
The Law Office of Virginia Carter is proud to represent the citizens of Tarrant, Parker, Dallas, Denton and and surrounding counties.
We specialize in Criminal Law. Any case, no matter how minor, is VERY IMPORTANT to us. Before talking to the police or any law enforcement agency, CALL US!

That means we handle traffic tickets, CDL tickets, Class C minors with alcohol (DUI) or drug (paraphernalia) tickets, Class C Assaults, Class C thefts, Code violations, Class C Warrants and more.

We also handle Driver's License issues including help with Surcharges, Applications for Indigency, "OMNI" or Failure to Appear holds on YOUR Driver's License, Occupational Driver's Licenses, "ALR" Suspension Hearings, DPS Driver's License hearings, Medical Suspensions and more. LET US HELP YOU unravel YOUR Driver's License headaches!

We handle Misdemeanors including DWI, Theft, Possession of Marijuana, Criminal Mischief, Driving While License Invalid, Family Violence Assault, Non-Family Assault and any other Class A or Class B Misdemeanor. These types of cases may require a client to perform community service and/or some type of class in order for US to get YOU the BEST outcome.
We work with YOU, our client, to find the best solution to YOUR criminal case!

Speaking of best solutions, there are many ways to get YOUR case dropped to a lower offense or dismissed. We want to help YOU get the best outcome for YOUR case. YOU may be eligible for a diversion program if offered by the County where YOUR case is pending. These programs allow a participant to enroll in a "non-judicial probation," and if successfully completed, YOUR case can be ultimately dismissed!

This firm represents clients who find themselves with a Felony offense, too. We advocate for our clients from the beginning...whether we are attacking the arrest warrant or arguing at the Grand Jury presentation, YOU and YOUR case are our main priority! We handle Felony DWIs, Thefts over $2500, Credit Card and other Fraud cases, Felony Drug cases, Firearm cases and all other Felonies.

Want to get off Probation early? Call us for that, too!

And dont' worry, we can also represent YOU if YOUR probation has gone South. We handle Misdemeanor and Felony "Motions to Revoke." The quicker you call us if YOU are having Probation Issues, the quicker we can resolve YOUR probation problems!

Our firm handles Juvenile Misdemeanors and Felonies, as well. The Law Office of Virginia Carter represents Juveniles at the initial meeting with Probation Officer before a case is filed, at Detention Hearings, at Delinquency/Punishment Agreed Hearings and Contested Hearings or Trials. In addition, there are several "Deferred Prosecution" Programs for Juveniles. Virginia Carter is determined to see that your Juvenile is given every opportunity to keep the offense off his/her record. In keeping with that ideal, we seal Juvenile Records, so there is no record of YOUR Juvenile's case!

The Law Office of Virginia Carter is ready to help YOU with ALL YOUR criminal matters. We can work out a payment plan to fit YOUR needs and work with YOU to resolve YOUR case as efficiently as possible, as quickly as possible.

If you have questions, please do not to call or email us today!
817-877-5151 or
virginia@virginiacarterlaw.com, rachael@virginiacarterlaw.com
DUI and DWI
The Law Office of Virginia Carter is a full-service criminal law firm.
We FIGHT any DWI/DUI, whether a Class C ticket, Misdemeanor or Felony case. We want to help you through the process, one step at a time. YOU are OUR priority!!
The Law Office of Virginia Carter is proud to represent the citizens of Tarrant, Parker, Dallas, Denton and and surrounding counties.
We specialize in DWI and DUI law. YOUR case is VERY IMPORTANT to us. Before talking to the police or any law enforcement agency, CALL US!

If YOUR son or daughter or YOU have a DUI (Driving Under the Influence under 21) Class C ticket, call us immediately! We can help YOU fight this ticket. It is important to hire Counsel for a DUI ticket because of Driver's License ramifications, including license suspension, using the DUI to enhance a future DWI, future problems with a DUI on one's driving record and permanent criminal record, to name a few. This kind of Driving Under the Influence case is the only "DWI" that can be deferred. Don't just plead guilty! Virginia Carter will advise YOU on the best option for YOUR case.

If YOU have a Misdemeanor or Felony DWI pending, please call, email or come in ASAP. It is important to get ahead of your DWI case. Virginia Carter will help you understand the convoluted process of the legal system. At OUR office, we walk you through the process, step by step, from start to finish--from arrest to Trial.
-----One of the first steps in this process is the ALR license hearing. YOU or OUR office must set up a hearing within 15 days of YOUR arrest, in order to contest your license suspension.
-----Next, YOU are probably eligible to get an "Occupational Driver's License" if your Driver's License is suspended at the ALR hearing. This license enables YOU to drive to work, home, school and to perform essential household duties. YOU may be allowed to drive up to 12 hours in any 1 day for the entire period of suspension.
-----The next step is to get a Court date, see all the Government's evidence, including the video of YOUR stop, and to get the legal ball rolling. There will be MANY Court dates before this process is over. The Court will require both the Attorney and the Client to attend all Court dates or the Judge may order a warrant for YOUR arrest.
-----Another important step is to decide whether YOU want a trial or to plead guilty and take probation. If YOU decide to "take a plea," keep in mind that the law forbids "Deferred Adjudication" on DWI's, so this case will be on YOUR record forever. You may be asked to perform some tasks up front for your DWI, in order to get a more favorable outcome: "DWI Education Class," 24+ hours community service hours at a non-profit venue, "The Victim Impact Panel" (found on the MADD website), a "Drug and Alcohol Evaluation."
-----The Final step is to go to take Probation or go to Trial. With Probation, the classes, community service, and evaluation are required. If YOU perform all the tasks beforehand, the Judge may consider a lower fine, less probation, allow YOU to serve jail time instead of probation, and other options. In addition, if you take Probation, there will be a fine and Court costs, a once-a-month (at least) check-in with a probation officer and a 3-year surcharge on your Driver's License and the tasks required by the Judge and Probation Officer. If YOU decide to go to Trial, the case will be put on the Trial docket, and the case could be continued for a couple of weeks to a year. The Trial process is not for everyone. YOU and Virginia Carter will look at YOUR video, talk about the State's evidence and probation or jail-time offer, and then discuss the pros and cons of a Trial so that YOU can make the best decision for YOU.

We also handle Driver's License issues stemming from a DWI or if YOU have just paid tickets in the past, including help with Surcharges, Applications for Indigency, "OMNI" or Failure to Appear holds on YOUR Driver's License, Occupational Driver's Licenses, "ALR" Suspension Hearings, DPS Driver's License hearings, Medical Suspensions and more. LET US HELP YOU unravel YOUR Driver's License headaches!
Traffic Tickets
The Law Office of Virginia Carter is a full-service criminal law firm.
We can tackle any matter from a traffic ticket to a misdemeanor or felony
case. We want to help YOU through the process, one step at a time. YOU are our priority!!
The Law Office of Virginia Carter is proud to represent the citizens of Tarrant, Parker, Dallas, Denton and and surrounding counties.
We specialize in Traffic and Class C Tickets, no matter how minor! YOUR Class C ticket is VERY IMPORTANT to us. Before just paying ANY traffic or Class C ticket, PLEASE call, email or come in to our office!!

We handle ALL Class C and traffic tickets, including CDL tickets, Class C Minor with alcohol (DUI), Minor in Consumption, Minor in Possession, Drug Paraphernalia tickets, Class C Assault, Class C theft, Code violations, Class C Warrants and more. If YOU have a ticket, WE will FIGHT to keep that ticket off YOUR driving record and insurance!!

IS YOUR LICENSE SUSPENDED???
We also handle Driver's License issues including help with Surcharges, Applications for Indigency, "OMNI" or Failure to Appear holds on YOUR Driver's License, Occupational Driver's Licenses, "ALR" Suspension Hearings, DPS Driver's License hearings, Medical Suspensions and more. LET US HELP YOU unravel YOUR Driver's License headaches!

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

As a former Assistant District Attorney and City Attorney, Virginia Carter learned the "ins and outs" of the Justice System from those that seek to prosecute YOU. Now, PROUD to be a Defense Attorney, she FIGHTS for YOUR rights. Criminal Law and helping her clients is her PASSION!!

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Virginia Carter is a former prosecutor with the DA's office and City Attorney's Office. This insight gives her an inside track to know how the Justice System works from both sides! She will use this advantage to help YOU FIGHT the Justice System and get the BEST outcome for YOU, whether you have a Class C or Traffic Ticket, Juvenile case, misdemeanor or Felony!
The Law Office of Virginia Carter is PROUD to represent YOU with all your Criminal Law needs!

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

The Law Office of Virginia Carter cares about YOU. We do all we can to make you feel comfortable during what can be a VERY SCARY process--the Criminal Justice System. Virginia Carter goes the extra mile to inform you of what is going on at every step of that process, from suspicion of an offense to arrest, plea or Trial. She is passionate, caring and resourceful. YOU and YOUR case are treated with respect and dignity. She will FIGHT for YOUR rights and get you the BEST deal possible or FIGHT your case in Trial.
From the moment you speak to our office, to the day you are finished with your case, The Law Office of Virginia Carter stands ready to DEFEND YOU!!

Virginia Carter

Virginia Carter grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. She attended North Side High School (1976-1980), followed by Texas Tech University, where she earned a B.A. in Journalism in 1984. Shortly thereafter, Virginia attended North Texas State University where she earned her Teaching Certificate and Master of Arts in English.

After graduate school, Virginia taught English for 9 years in Arlington, Texas, at Hutcheson Junior High, Bowie High School and Venture School.

Virginia Carter gave up teaching in 1986 to attend St. Mary's Law School where she earned her Law Degree in 1999.

After Law School, Ms. Carter worked for the Denton District Attorney's Office for almost 3 years, followed by The Lewisville City Attorney's Office for more than a year.

Virginia Carter proudly began her career as a Criminal Lawyer in 2004 in Tarrant County where she handles Traffic and Class C Tickets, Driver's License Issues, Juvenile, Misdemeanors and Felonies
License
  • Bar Number: 24012397
    Texas , 1999
Education
  • St. Mary's Law School
    Juris Doctor (J.D.) of Law , 1999
    Ms. Carter graduated from St. Mary's Law School in 1999, after teaching 9 yrs in Arlington, Texas. While in Law School, she was chosen to be in the Scholastic Honorary Fraternity and excelled in Moot Court and Mock Trial. While in Law School, Virginia Carter worked for several firms and interned with a Federal Judge in San Antonio. After Law School. Ms. Carter worked at the Denton County D.A.s office and Lewisville City Attorney's office before starting her Criminal Law practice in 2004.

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