Unlike some areas of law, criminal practice requires that your attorney be a competent and respected trial attorney. Extensive jury trial experience is a must. Without sufficient trial experience your attorney will not be able to properly evaluate your case, which requires identifying strengths that may impress a jury and weaknesses that may offend a jury. Also, if your attorney does not try a reasonable number of cases before juries, he may not command sufficient respect from prosecutors to secure an appropriate plea bargain agreement if your case does not require a trial.
Over the past twelve years, Craig Barlow has personally tried numerous cases before juries, ranging from murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, and rape to driving while intoxicated, possession of controlled substances, and embezzlement. He has handled hundreds of criminal cases, and he has extensive knowledge regarding the court systems and judges in Collin and Dallas counties. Likewise, he practices in Tarrant, Denton, Rockwall and Grayson counties.