I am Board Certified in Criminal Law as a specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
My name is Micah Belden and I am proud to be a criminal defense trial lawyer from Sherman, Texas, born and raised in Grayson County. I regularly try cases for a living in Grayson County, Collin County, Fannin County and occasionally Cooke County. In 2009, I tried five jury trials and won three of them. I have also personally sued a regularly testifying “expert witness for the state” on behalf of an innocent client. I am one of 55 trial lawyers for people in America who are July 2009 graduates of the annual three-week-long Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College in Wyoming, and the only graduate of the College in Sherman, Texas (there are also none officing in Bonham or Gainesville). In the last five years, I have completed 117.25 actual hours of Texas criminal law continuing legal education. I have been selected by my brother criminal defense lawyers around the State of Texas to the board of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. I went to the top-tier University of Houston Law School, was on its national champion Mock Trial Team, and went to Texas A&M University for undergraduate.
If you have been investigated, arrested or charged with a crime in Grayson, Collin, Fannin or Cooke County, Texas, you need to call me now for a Free Consultation to talk about your case at no cost. It is important that you talk to NOBODY but a criminal defense lawyer about the facts of your case for now. The attorney-client privilege only exists between an attorney and his client/potential client. Anything you say to anyone about your case except a defense attorney or his employees (and without third-parties present) can probably be used against you in court. Remain silent and call an attorney. The judge and prosecution may try to get you to plead guilty without talking to a lawyer, which is horrible when a defense lawyer will give you a free consultation.
This is still America (for the most part), so although charged with a crime, you are presumed innocent by law and must be acquitted of your criminal charge if the State cannot prove you guilty beyond any reasonable doubt to an impartial jury of your peers. The fact that you are arrested or charged is not evidence against you. My entire reputation is on every criminal case I handle, and I will do everything in my power if I am your lawyer to win. I do not back down from Federal or State judges or the prosecution on doing what’s right. I have won jury trials from DWI to felony aggravated-assault with a deadly weapon.
I must warn you to make sure you are represented by an experienced criminal lawyer who cares deeply about fighting and winning for you. I am petitioning in the Supreme Court of the United States regarding a local lawyer’s denial of his client’s absolute right to testify in a Federal drug case. If you lose because of your lawyer, it is almost impossible to do anything on a direct criminal appeal and takes forever to do anything on a postconviction writ (writ of habeas corpus). The Federal and State courts around the nation deem most criminal attorney errors and judge errors “harmless,” and uphold convictions despite your rights. The best time for you to win is during the trial process, so make sure you get a criminal defense lawyer who knows the criminal law and the courtroom.
Thank you for visiting my website and I hope you find it helpful. It is, like me and other dedicated trial lawyers, a continuing work in progress.
Attorney Micah Belden