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Aggressive, Results-Oriented Criminal Defense

Attorney Michael J. Crawford brings extensive courtroom experience in cases involving complex charges and challenging criminal law matters, including strong defense against murder charges, aggravated assault, assault, manslaughter and other violent offenses. His motto is "my clients come first," and his focus is on protecting their rights and best interests, no matter the the complexity of the case.

Attorney Michael J. Crawford was named among Rising Stars℠ for the years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. He was published in Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers® magazines in 2021, 2022, 2023 & 2024 as a leader in the field of Criminal Law.


Contact the professionals at The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford, PLLC today to schedule an appointment with a Corsicana criminal defense attorney.


  • All Initial Consultations Are FREE of Charge
  • Se Habla Español
  • Board Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 20% Discount to Veterans and Current Military or Civil Service
  • Extensive Courtroom Experience and Longstanding Reputation with Local Judges
  • Over 200 Criminal Cases Taken to Jury Trials
  • Board Certified
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers 2024
  • Super Lawyers 2023
  • Super Lawyers 2022
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Rising Star Super Lawyer 2020
  • Avvo - 10.0
  • Avvo Client's Choice
  • AVVO Top Contributor
  • American Institute of DUI Attorneys
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Best of Reader's Choice Awards
  • NTL Top 100
  • SuperLawyers 2020

  • An awesome and caring man.
    “He was the best lawyer for my son.  An awesome and caring man.  He treated him with respect. Not one time asked for anything. My son was in a bad situation and he was looking at a long time in prison. Michael J Crawford got him probation.  My son now is in rehab.  Thank you, Michael Jackson Crawford.”
  • I will never be able to thank him enough & will ALWAYS recommend him to anyone in need!
    “I actually came to Mr. Crawford when my initial attorney failed to do anything for my case. Not only did he get the results that are best for my son & I, but he also worked with a sense of urgency, making sure I knew my case was important to him. I was always informed, educated & respected. Going thru a divorce is TOUGH but Mr. Crawford made it possible. I will never be able to thank him enough & will ALWAYS recommend him to anyone in need!”
  • Michael is not just my attorney, he is also my friend now because he is just that nice of a person.
    “Michael J. Crawford is a graduate of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in Dallas. He chose to open his own law practice in his hometown of Kerens in lieu of practicing with a big firm in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. He works hard for clients. He is known as the "Blue Collar Lawyer" because he gives 110% effort for every client. I was very impressed with his professionalism, understanding, and expression of sincerity while he was handling my case. Michael is not just my attorney, he is also my friend now because he is just that nice of a person. Thanks, Michael for protecting my rights.”
  • As a satisfied client, I highly recommend Michael J. Crawford.

    Mr. Crawford was able to represent my wishes and balance that with a sensible plan while taking the appropriate time to compassionately explain the process to me, answer all my questions and really listen to my concerns. Mr. Crawford was honest, knowledgeable, and aggressively fought for a successful outcome.

    As a satisfied client, I highly recommend Michael J. Crawford.

  • Very happy with our results and he'll be our first call should the need arise again.
    “Would recommend Mr. Crawford and his team to anyone without a doubt. He and his team stood by my husband and worked on his case for 3 years without checking up once. Very happy with our results and he'll be our first call should the need arise again.”

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Why Hire a Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer?

Hiring a criminal defense lawyer in Texas can provide numerous benefits if you are facing criminal charges. 

Here are some key advantages of obtaining criminal defense services when facing serious charges:

  • Protection of Rights: A Texas criminal defense lawyer will ensure that your constitutional rights are protected throughout the legal proceedings. They will carefully examine the evidence against you, investigate the circumstances surrounding your case, and identify any violations of your rights, such as unlawful searches or coerced confessions.
  • Negotiation and Plea Bargaining: A skilled defense attorney can engage in negotiations with the prosecution to potentially secure a favorable plea deal, reducing the charges or penalties you may face. They will use their knowledge of the law, case facts, and their reputation within the legal community to advocate for your best interests during plea bargaining.
  • Legal Representation and Advocacy: A criminal defense attorney will serve as your advocate throughout the legal process. They will represent you in court, presenting your case, cross-examining witnesses, and arguing on your behalf. Their experience with courtroom procedures and persuasive skills can significantly impact the outcome of your case.
  • Emotional Support: Being involved in a criminal case can be highly stressful and emotionally challenging. A lawyer can provide you with the necessary support and guidance throughout the process. They can explain the legal proceedings, answer your questions, and offer reassurance during difficult times.

Overall, hiring a criminal defense attorney in Texas is crucial to safeguard your rights, build a strong defense, and increase the likelihood of achieving the best possible outcome in your case. Their expertise, experience, and advocacy skills can make a significant difference in navigating the complexities of the criminal justice system.

How Our Firm Can Defend You

Texas Attorney Michael J. Crawford has established a reputation as a no-nonsense, determined fighter for his clients' rights in the face of even the most intimidating criminal charges. He has taken over 200 criminal cases to jury trials. Mr. Crawford is a fierce litigator of his clients’ rights. He has been selected as a Super Lawyer from 2020 to 2024 and has been a Texas Rising Star from 2016 - 2020. With a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating, and as a member of the Criminal Defense Executive Committee for the National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Attorney Michael Crawford has the in-depth knowledge and insights to help you understand your charges and face your proceedings with confidence.

At The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford, we want you to live your life and leave the worry to us. With nearly a decade of award-winning legal service, Attorney Michael J. Crawford knows how to provide effective defense strategies to protect your rights. Whether you face charges involving DUI or sexual assault, you can count on our lawyer serving Navarro, Ellis and Dallas counties to provide the representation you need.

DWI/DUI defense is an area of criminal law which requires an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. With more than 45 DWI cases taken to jury trials, Mr. Crawford can work to clear your name of the charges. Our firm can provide the vigorous advocacy you need to protect your driver's license in ALR hearings and combat other penalties. In every case, you can rely on Mr. Crawford to skillfully and passionately pursue the most favorable outcome possible in your particular situation. Don’t wait to get started.


Call 214-903-7722 today to schedule your consultation.


 

Experience You Can Trust

Attorney Michael J. Crawford was named among Rising Stars℠ for the years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. He was published in Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers® magazines from 2021 to 2024, as a leader in the field of Criminal Law.


Call 214-903-7722 today to schedule your consultation.


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    Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys

    Attorney Michael J. Crawford brings extensive courtroom experience in cases involving complex charges and challenging criminal law matters, including strong defense against murder charges, aggravated assault, assault, manslaughter and other violent offenses. His motto is "my clients come first," and his focus is on protecting their rights and best interests, no matter the the complexity of the case.

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