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Criminal Defense

If you’re under investigation, if you’ve been charged with a crime, you need to know your defense options. You need to know someone is on your side. You need hope and straight talk. That’s what you’ll get from the criminal defense attorneys at the Schneider Law Firm.
We bring a client-driven approach to criminal defense. We don’t push our clients to take a ‘deal’ you don’t want. We explain the facts, lay out options and then put you in the driver’s seat – with a high-powered engine of experienced criminal defense lawyers behind you.
We work hard to get the grand jury to decline to indict, to get a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor, to get the criminal charges dismissed – and when the chips are down, to get a not-guilty verdict at trial. But some of our greatest victories are never known because we discretely handled the problem behind the scenes. It didn’t haunt our clients for the rest of their lives.

Defense in Texas State, Federal and Juvenile Criminal Court

Talk to a criminal defense attorney at the Schneider Law Firm for immediate help with criminal charges in Texas state court, federal court or juvenile court. Call (817) 755-1852.

  • Assault Family Violence: Domestic assault, child abuse, stalking, harassment – we understand how criminal charges can come out of a family law problem, and how a charge or conviction can affect the outcome of a child custody or divorce case. Our firm handles both the family law and criminal consequences of a family abuse charge.
  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI): A DWI is no small problem. It can have consequences you may not have considered. That’s why it’s always worth it to fight a DWI if you can. Our firm has extensive experience defending people in misdemeanor and felony DWI cases, whether it’s a first offense or a repeat DWI offense.
  • Theft: Misdemeanor shoplifting, auto theft, grand theft, embezzlement, and fraud. We defend people on theft charges in state, federal and juvenile court.
  • Drug Crimes: With drug offenses, the Texas DA will often find ways to multiply the charges, turning a simple drug possession into a bigger deal. In doing so they may over-reach. We do the hard work of investigating the facts in cases in juvenile, state and federal drug crimes cases involving drug possession, drug sales, drug manufacturing, smuggling and trafficking.
  • Sex Crimes: If you’ve been charged with a sex crime — rape, prostitution, child pornography — the stigma can be overwhelming. We work to protect your reputation while ensuring that the court hears your side of the story.
  • Parole and Probation: Our firm handles cases few law firms do — parole representation, parole hearings, Coleman hearings, parole revocation hearings, and probation revocation cases. We work in all Texas prisons. Whether you face new criminal charges or you violated the terms of your probation, we will defend you.

Put our Criminal Defense Team on Your Side

Everyone is entitled to a strong defense. We’ll be sure you get one. We chase every lead, go to the scene on every case, and talk to every witness. Preparedness like this can result in lesser charges or pull a plea bargain from a prosecutor, avoiding a jury trial.
Call our criminal defense lawyers at (817) 755-1852. We defend clients in Fort Worth, Arlington, Weatherford, Hurst Euless, Bedford, Colleyville, Southlake, Keller, Grapevine, and all of Tarrant County.


    I was charged with two felonies facing up to 20 years in prison. Mr. Schneider negotiated a plea deal for me that resulted in one felony charge being DISMISSED and the second one reduced to a Misdemeanor. My punishment was 2 years probation. I cannot say enough good things about the professionalism and timely manner in which he handled my cases. If you want a highly intelligent and very competent attorney representing you, this is the attorney you want on your side fighting for you!


  • Don B.

    I am forever grateful that I chose this great firm to defend me in my assault case. Emily LaChance and Bria Larson are the Dream Team for criminal defense in Tarrant County. Polished and smart, they covered all the bases and thanks to them I now have my freedom back. If you find yourself in need of legal help I strongly recommend the Schneider Law Firm. They are awesome!

    Don B.
  • Tom

    Case dismissed, Aggravated sexual assault of a minor. I am pleased to submit to you this letter of recommendation for Emily LaChance to be your next Criminal Attorney.

    Tom A
  • M. Aguilar

    My attorney was Emily LaChance in dealing with a case of molestation of my step son. The allegations were brought by his biological father, whom has a history of domestic violence and has been vocally distributive in our family long before the accusations.

    Emily took a thorough journal of all the events before, during and after the accusations to show the DA’s office that this was another attack on our family by a volatile and non reputable individual. She stopped the criminal investigation before it ever began.

    She also went above and beyond by dealing with CPS, which falls under family law. She drove from her office to my home in Bedford to assist in a one on one interview with CPS to close out their case.

    This was a very trying time for me and my family and she also dealt with the emotional roller coaster that I was on. She always answered my questions via email, most of the time instantaneously, regardless if it was 10pm or the weekend.

    Even after the case was closed she made me a binder of all the events for my records in case the biological father ever decided to try to hurt our family in this way again. Thank you Emily for all your help!

    M. Aguilar