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Violent Crimes Attorneys in Denton

Experienced & Knowledgeable Criminal Defense

There are many ways that The Law Office of Gregory C. Goline stands out from the pack of Northern Texas criminal-defense firms that handle violent crimes cases. With years of experience helping clients in crimes of violence matters, we know what it takes to give you the best chance at reaching a favorable outcome in your case.

Our highly respected Denton violent crimes lawyers offer numerous benefits to our clients, including:

  • A strong reputation: Our firm’s reputation for being reasonable, ethical, tenacious, and extremely-proficient professionals carries substantial weight at the negotiation table and in the courtroom. Since prosecutors know that we are skilled negotiators and highly-effective trial lawyers, we are able to bypass many unreasonable deals and discussions that waste everyone’s time.
  • A successful track record: Every single case is unique; and the results of one case may have no bearing on the outcome of another, similar case. In fact, any lawyer who tells you otherwise is not being truthful. With that said, no one knows better than our clients that a lengthy and consistent track record of successful case outcomes is earned through hard work, dedication, commitment, and experience.

An accusation of one or more violent crimes, let alone a conviction, may result in devastating consequences for you and your loved ones. With so much at stake, don’t wait. Contact ustoday.

What are Examples of Violent Crimes?

Although the name seems quite generic, there are specific state and federal crimes that are classified as “Violent Crimes.”

Not surprisingly, these crimes generally are quite horrible; and can include a variety of charges such as:

  • Domestic violence
  • Child abuse
  • Assault (including sexual assault)
  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Battery
  • Armed robbery
  • Home invasion
  • Terrorist-related threats
  • Hate crimes
  • Homicide (as well as Attempted Homicide), including murder and some types of manslaughter

Violent Crimes: Misdemeanors or Felonies?

Not surprisingly, most violent crimes are charged and prosecuted as felonies in the State of Texas. These charges range from the least-serious State Jail Felonies to 3rd-, 2nd-, and 1st-Degree Felonies, which are the most serious in nature.

Violent Crimes: Considerations & Questions

Convictions and/or the negotiation of plea deals may result in various penalties and punishments, the determination of which is based on a number of pertinent factors and facts.

Some of the factors that Texas courts and prosecutors may consider when ordering or offering penalties include the following:

  • Existence and nature of a prior criminal record (especially convictions of similar violent crime(s))
  • Sometimes, but not always, the age of the defendant
  • Almost always, the age of the victim(s)
  • The facts leading up to, during, and subsequent to the alleged violent crime
  • The sufficient finding of aggravating factors
  • Use of a weapon
  • The severity of the victim’s injuries
  • Vulnerability of victim
  • “Leadership” role of the defendant

Penalties & Punishment for Violent Crimes

In Texas, the consequences for crimes of violence are harsh and unforgiving. If convicted, you face time in jail or prison, expensive fines, a permanent mark on your record, negative impacts on divorce and/or custody matters, mandatory counseling, loss of your right to vote, and long-term difficulties with housing or job applications.

The penalties can also travel far beyond a brief stint in jail. In fact, the seriousness of penalties for violent crimes is along the lines of those handed out in sex crime cases – including the ultimate penalty: capital punishment.

Specialized Knowledge & a Successful Track Record Working for You

At The Law Office of Gregory C. Goline, we understand that your case literally has life or death implications for you or a loved one.

Let our vast experience and our sharp legal skills speak for themselves. We work hard to maintain our reputation as a good criminal defense firm with reasonable, compassionate, experienced, and highly-skilled lawyers who can be quite tenacious if necessary.

Reach out to our firm today to schedule a complimentary initial consultation, at which time we can discuss your case and answer any questions you may have about us and our approach to cases. During this consultation, we will ask you to outline the details of your charges. We encourage you to be as transparent as possible with our team so we can best serve you. Let us help you fight a violent crime conviction and protect your legal rights.

In addition to providing legal representation for violent crimes we also have proven experience in other criminal matters such as DWI, Drug Charges, and Juvenile crimes.

Call us at (940) 400-0475 today to get started with a member of our team. We are committed to helping our clients however we are able.

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

  • Complimentary 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
  • “Greg is seriously one of the greatest attorneys in Denton”

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

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

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

  • “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.”

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

  • “Gregory was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and kept me informed throughout the whole case.”

  • “He truly works hard to get the best possible result from the current situation.”

  • “Y’all made it so easy, and were very approachable.”

  • “There are no words. Your firm has been such a blessing in such a dark time.”

  • “I would recommend Mr. Goline to anybody with a legal matter.”

  • “I wouldn’t have picked anyone else to help me get through such a tough time.”

  • “He was extremely knowledgeable and he and his paralegal (Lindsey) kept me informed every step of the way.”

  • “I never even had to show up to a single court day!”


  • 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