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Denton Criminal Defense Attorney

Guiding You Through Criminal Court in Denton County

If you find yourself accused, arrested, or charged with a crime in North Texas, it is important to turn to a trusted criminal defense lawyer in Denton as soon as possible. At The Law Office of Gregory C. Goline, we know how to use all of the available tools necessary to respond to the state’s tactics. We will create a solid defense that best protects your rights and freedom. Our team of Denton criminal attorneys includes a former prosecutor who has tried hundreds of cases; and we have the professional experience and unique insights to present a thorough, well-rounded defense.

To give yourself the best chance to reach a favorable outcome in your criminal case, consider hiring the criminal defense lawyers at The Law Office of Gregory C. Goline. We have defended clients accused of hundreds of different state and federal crimes. Our reputation and successful track record makes our firm the obvious choice.

Do not face these charges alone, schedule your consultation with a Denton criminal attorney today!

Mistakes Happen

Texas has a hard-nosed reputation for many things, including its stance on crime. The state’s “zero tolerance” approach to many types of crimes, particularly drug crimes, means that defendants may face tough legal battles in and out of the courtroom. The State of Texas has many available options when it comes to initiating and prosecuting charges against potential defendants. The state will aggressively prosecute your case and may throw anything and everything at you in order to secure a conviction.

​​​​We understand that an arrest for any type of crime may be terrifying. We also know that the consequences of an arrest alone can up-end your personal life, professional life, and the lives of your families.

As horrible and embarrassing as an arrest may be, it comes as no surprise that a conviction can be absolutely devastating. One main function of our jobs as criminal defense attorneys is to do what it takes in order to minimize the implications faced by our clients in these situations.

We Handle a Wide Variety of Criminal Matters Each & Every Day

At The Law Office of Gregory C. Goline, we have years of experience representing our valued clients in any number of criminal matters. We handle felonies, misdemeanors, violations, and more; and we represent clients in state, federal, and administrative matters.

A list of some of the more common matters we handle includes the following:

What Are My Rights After an Arrest?

Your "Miranda rights" require the police officers to inform you of your rights before questioning you. This includes the right to remain silent, the right to have a lawyer present during questioning, and alerting you that anything you say can be used against you in a court of law. Additionally, you should be alerted to the fact that an attorney will be appointed for you if you cannot afford one.

How Can I Properly Invoke My Rights?

Invoking your rights is easy so long as you know what to say. Let the arresting officer know that you would like to speak to an attorney and that you will not answer any questions. Then reach out to our firm for representation.

Why Should I Hire My Own Lawyer?

Hiring your own attorney gives you the advantage of having a personal touch and being able to choose a firm with relevant experience. At our firm, we are committed to protecting our clients' rights, including keeping you informed every step of the way. Once we understand the specifics of your case, we can answer your questions in more detail.

Penalties for Criminal Charges in Texas

All crimes committed in Texas carry some sort of penalty (and usually more than one). Convictions and/or the negotiation of plea deals lead to penalties that may vary based on a number of factors and specific circumstances.

Some of the factors that Texas courts consider when ordering penalties include the following:

  1. Age of the defendant
  2. Seriousness and nature of the crime
  3. Criminal record of the defendant
  4. Repeat offenders may not get the same treatment as a first offender
  5. Age of victim(s)
  6. And more
  7. Common criminal penalties and practical effects associated with various crimes include the following:
  8. Monetary fines
  9. Prison sentences (in addition to the reinstatement of any suspended sentences on file)
  10. Probation
  11. Loss of employment and/or irreparable career damage
  12. Which may then lead to any number of financial problems
  13. Inability to volunteer at schools and other organizations
  14. Travel restrictions
  15. Damage to relationships with loved ones and friends
  16. Loss of driver’s license
  17. Loss of professional licenses (or an outright bar to obtaining certain licenses in the future)

Can My Record Be Expunged?

We will need to review your case and your criminal history to determine if your record can be expunged. There are specific crimes which are eligible for expungement while others are excluded. We can work with you to establish whether your record is eligible.

    There Is No One-Size-Fits-All Defense to Criminal Cases

    In order to properly defend your case, we must create strategies that take into consideration the specific facts of your situation and the law as it applies to those facts. We create highly specialized defense strategies narrowly tailored to your unique case.

    Our defense strategies may include one or more of the following elements:

    • Knowing when to negotiate and when to leave it up to the judge or jury
    • Raising challenges to the validity of your arrest as well as any related searches and seizures conducted by law enforcement
    • Intense cross-examination of witnesses offered by the prosecution
    • Relying on our experts and investigators

    Local, Knowledgeable Representation: Contact Denton’s Trusted Criminal Defense Attorney Today

    We are a local firm. We know exactly how to proceed in the courts of North Texas, and we will work relentlessly to defend your rights and to minimize the charges you face.

    The criminal defense lawyers and the entire legal team at The Law Office of Gregory C. Goline treat every client and every case with dedication, commitment, and a level of tenacity required to obtain favorable outcomes. We know how seriously you take your case, and we pledge to do so as well. Whether you need a Denton DWI Lawyer or legal representation for a Drug Crime, our law firm has the knowledge and experience you need.

    Call (940) 400-0475 now for a consultation. We accept credit cards and have payment plans available for your convenience.

    Our Victories

    Results Speak for Themselves
    • Dismissed Assault By Contact
    • Dismissed Assault Family Violence
    • Dismissed Assault Family Violence
    • Not Guilty Assault Family Violence
    • Dismissed Assault Family Violence
    • Dismissed Burglary Of Habitation And Criminal Trespass
    • Charge Reduced Driving While Intoxicate
    • Charge Reduced Driving While Intoxicated
    • Dismissed Felony Drug Possession
    • Charge Reduced Felony Drug Possession


    Why You Should Trust Us
    • Numerous Firm Awards & Recognitions

    • Confidential Client Consultations Available

    • Flexible Availability, Including on Weekends & Nights

    • Credit Cards Accepted & Payment Plans Available

    • Experience & Familiarity with the Local Court Systems

    • Peer Respect within the Legal Community of North Texas

    • Personalized Care & Attention for All of Our Clients

    • Results-Driven, Client-Focused Representation


    Hear From Our Clients
    • “Professional and knowledgeable”

      Heather Denton, TX
    • “His level-headedness served as a compass during an otherwise overly-emotional time.”

      Former Client
    • “Divorce was hard, but having Greg on my side made it a little easier.”

      Former Client
    • “I truly feel that he cares about each case and wants the best outcome for his clients.”

    • “A good, honest, dependable, and knowledgeable attorney makes all the difference!”

    • “So grateful!”

      Forever grateful Haslet, TX
    • “Greg is amazing!”

      LW Denton, TX
    • “Nobody better in Denton County”

      James Corinth, TX
    • “They truly care about their clients!”

      Amanda Corinth, TX
    • ““ if you have to have an attorney this is the firm you want!””

      Carol Long Highland Village, TX
    • “Greg is seriously one of the greatest attorneys in Denton”

      Former Client
    • “I always felt that the office as a whole was on my side and that I was not just another “file” for them.”

    • “They are incredibly good at what they do, and charge far less than they should.”

    • “I would recommend Mr. Goline to others and he will be the first person I will call again if I run into trouble!”

    • “Great experience through an emotionally trying time, which in and of itself is impressive.”


    • 10 Best - 2017 - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
    • Criminal Defense Lawyers Association - Denton County
    • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Association
    • The College of the State Bar of Texas
    • Denton County Bar Association
    • To Best 2015 - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
    • The National Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers
    • 10 Best 2017 - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
    • 10 Best 2015 - Under 40 American Institute of Family Law Attorne
    • 10 Best 2 Years 2015-2016 - American Institute of Family Law Att
    • Avvo Client's Choice 2015 - Family