Criminal Defense Service

Carl David Ceder, The DFW Defender, is a dedicated criminal defense attorney well-versed in many areas of criminal law.  Carl brings a diverse background to the table, allowing him to advocate for you in any area of criminal defense.

Carl brings has experience trying both felony and misdemeanor cases, with a very good track record for success.  Carl believes this is a direct result of a relentless pursuit of perfection and a fierce competitive drive.  He strongly believes that the main component to mounting any successful defense, regardless of the nature of the charge, is thorough and meticulous preparation with close attention given to detail.  Carl is willing and capable of handling any criminal case, and will approach every case with the same aggressive attitude. 

Why Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?

Behind every criminal charge is a real person — someone who is worried about their family, their life, and their future.  Carl takes the responsibility of representing someone in a criminal case seriously.  When Carl has a client whose life and future are on the line he will do absolutely everything in his power to get the best possible result in court.  Carl understands the incredible amount of stress experienced by those having to go through the criminal justice system.  Carl is emotionally invested in every criminal case he undertakes, and cares deeply about each client he interacts with. The most important decision one can make when facing a criminal charge is hiring the right criminal defense attorney.  Do not be tempted to hire an attorney who will NOT take the time to fully analyze your case — remember, your future rests squarely in the hands of the attorney you work with.  Representing yourself is also not a good idea.  You need someone on your side who has legal knowledge to help guide you in the right direction. The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, will fight aggressively for you, for your family, and for your future.

Which Criminal Defense Attorney Should I Hire?

Hiring a criminal defense attorney when facing a criminal defense matter can be a frightening and an anxiety-inducing task.  You should absolutely hire the attorney you feel most comfortable with since you will likely be working with this person for a considerable amount of time.  You need to ensure there is proper communication and trust before deciding whom you will hire.  Ask the attorney you are considering whether or not they have prior trial experience and what they do to prepare.  All criminal cases have the possibility of proceeding to trial, and if your attorney is not comfortable in front of a judge and jury, you are at a major disadvantage.  

Also, never hire an attorney who makes specific guarantees promising certain outcomes.  Quite frankly, this is a lie! Hire an attorney who has empathy for your situation, and can who will guide you through the legal system to help effectuate a possible outcome given the facts of YOUR case.  The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, will help make sure your case is handled in a very professional manner, keeping you informed each and every step of the way.

Why Should I Hire Carl David Ceder?

Carl will personally analyze the facts of your particular case to help enable you to have the best possible defense.  He will tirelessly defend your rights in an attempt to achieve the most positive outcome for you.  Carl is comfortable in front of a jury, and welcomes the opportunity to try any case should the situation call for it. Carl has gained numerous acquittals for his clients, and is passionate about upholding the fundamental right the accused has to try their case to a jury of their peers.

Criminal charges are ALWAYS serious.  You record, your future, and your freedom hinge on the outcome.  Carl’s focus is to make sure you receive the very highest level of representation, specific attention to detail, and diligent and responsive communication.  He will fight aggressively for your rights and your liberty...because that's what you deserve. 

When Should I Hire an Attorney?

You should be aware that time is of the essence once criminal charges are filed against you, therefore it is critical to hire a lawyer as soon as possible.  Keeping a file with information pertinent to your case can help an attorney mount a proper defense.  While you should hire an attorney quickly, you should make sure you hire the right attorney.

What Type of Criminal Cases Does Carl Handle?

The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC can handle literally any criminal case, including DWI and DUI charges, drug charges, theft crimes, sex crimes, domestic violence charges, juvenile crimes, probation violations, assault and violent charges, child abuse charges, white collar crimes, all federal charges, weapon charges, robbery, and murder.  There are many criminal defense attorneys to choose from, and most people are confused and shocked when going through the process.  It is important to hire someone you are comfortable with, and someone who you are fully confident will DEFEND your rights.  Even if you have not yet been charged, but believe you could be the target of a police investigation, call Carl immediately; his goal will always be to get your charges dismissed if possible.

If You’ve Been Arrested or Accused?

If you have been arrested, or accused of a specific crime, you may be confused, scared, and concerned about your future.  Remember: you have the right to remain silent.  When questioned by the police simple ask politely for an attorney, and contact Carl as soon as possible.  Remember, the police are not your friends and they will not do anything to assist to help protect your rights.  They are trained to investigate crimes and their goal is to gather evidence to use in to build a case against you in court.  Unfortunately, many people provide evidence needed to convict simply by NOT invoking their Miranda rights to remain silent.  Rather than risking having your statements taken out of content, call Carl immediately.  The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC will work diligently to ensure you receive fair treatment during every step of your case. 

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Carl David Ceder is an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney and Personal Injury Trial Lawyer who practices all over the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, including Dallas County, Collin County, Denton County, Tarrant County, Ellis County, Rockwall County, Kaufman County, and all adjoining counties:

  • Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney - Dallas, Highland Park, University Park, Addison, Cedar Hill, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Coppell, DeSoto, Duncanville, Garland, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Irving, Lancaster, Lewisville, Mesquite, Richardson, Seagoville, Wilmer, Wylie
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Attorney - Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Carrollton, Celina, Dallas, Fairview, Garland, Lucas, Melissa, Murphy, Nevada, New Hope, Prosper, Richardson, St. Paul, Westminster, Weston, Wylie
  • Denton County Criminal Defense Attorney - Dallas, Argyle, Aubrey, Bartonville, Carrollton, Coppell, Corinth, Denton, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Hebron, Highland Village, Justin, Lake Dallas, Lakewood Village, Lewisville, Northlake, Plano, Prosper, Southlake, The Colony, Westlake
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Attorney - Fort Worth, Keller, Southlake, Arlington, Bedford, Burleson, Colleyville, Crowley, Euless, Everman, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Grand Prairie, Hurst, Lakeside, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, River Oaks, Saginaw, Westlake
  • Rockwall County Criminal Defense Attorney - Dallas, Fate, Heath, Mobile City, McLendon-Chisholm, Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City, Wylie
  • Ellis County Criminal Defense Attorney - Bardwell, Cedar Hill, Ennis, Ferris, Grand Prairie, Glenn Heights, Mansfield, Maypearl, Midlothian, Ovilla, Pecan Hill, Red Oak, Waxahachie
  • Kaufman County Criminal Defense Attorney - Ables Springs, Combine, Cottonwood, Crandall, Dallas, Elmo, Forney, Grays Prairie, Kaufman, Kemp, Mabank, Mesquite, Oak Grove, Oak Ridge Poetry, Post Oak, Bend City, Rosser Scurry, Seagoville, Seven Points, Talty, Terrell

Areas of Practice


Criminal Defense
  • All Criminal Defense Cases
  • Federal Charges
  • Juvenile Cases
  • Expunctions
  • Motions for Non-Disclosure
  • Motions to Revoke Probation
  • Federal Charges
  • Weapon Charges
  • Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Terroristic Threat
  • Failure to Identify
  • Credit Card Abuse
  • Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Evading
  • Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Burglarly
  • Robbery
  • Murder
Personal Injury
  • All Personal Injury Claims
  • Car
  • Truck Accidents
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Slip & Fall Claims
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Vehicle Defects
  • Medical Malpractice Claims
  • Day-Care Liability
  • Nurshing Home Negligence
  • All DWI Charges
  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) 2nd or More
  • Driving While Intoxicated with Child Passenger
  • Intoxication Assault
  • Intoxication Manslaughter
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Occupational Driving Licenses
  • Administrative License Revocation Hearings (ALR's)
  • Driving While License Invalid
  • Public Intoxication
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol
Drug Charges
  • All Drug Charges
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Felony Drug Charges
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance
  • Drug Manufacture/Sales
  • Trafficking
  • Importation
  • Cultivation
  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamines
  • Prescription Drug Charges
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Manufacturing Equipment
Assault Charges
  • All Assault Charges
  • Assault Bodily Injury
  • Domestic Violence
  • Assault & Family Violence
  • Protective Order Hearings
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Sexual Assault
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Manslaughter
  • Involuntary Manslaughter
White Collar Crime
  • All White Collar Crimes
  • Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Bank Fraud
  • Computer Fraud
  • Bribery
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Money Laundering
  • Insider Trading
  • Securities Trading
  • Misapplying Property
  • Counterfeiting
  • Racketeering
  • Tax Evasion
Sex Offenses
  • All Sexual Offenses
  • Sexual Assault
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Assault of a Child
  • Rape
  • Statutory Rape
  • Indecency with a Child
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Lewd Conduct
  • Prostitution
  • Solicitation of a Prostitute
  • Child Ponography
  • Solicitation of a Minor
Family Law
  • Divorces
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Modifications
  • Adoptions
  • Orders of Protection


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