Criminal Defense Service

Carl David Ceder, The Defender, is an aggressive Dallas Attorney experienced in many areas of criminal defense.  The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, brings a vast amount of experience in multiple areas of criminal law.  They will work hard to protect the rights of the accused every step of the way throughout the criminal process.

Carl has tried a wide variety of cases to a jury, with a very strong record for success.  Carl credits this success as a direct result of a meticulous pursuit of perfection and a fierce competitive drive to win.  He firmly believes the main characteristic to mounting any successful defense to any criminal charge is thorough and complete preparation with strict attention given to every possible detail.  Carl is willing, ready, and able to handle any criminal case, and will approach every case with the same fervor and zeal. 

Why Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?

The accused is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  However, this concept is all too often lost in our criminal justice system.  If you have been charged with a criminal offense, you may realize how hard it is to be treated as innocent after an arrest.  Carl realizes that behind every criminal charge is a real person, with a life, a job, and a family.  

The citizen accused is usually in the most vulnerable position of their life and desperately needs the help of an experienced, knowledgeable, and honest attorney.  Carl has worked hard to develope a reputation as an aggressive and honest attorney, and takes pride in being respected among his peers.  Carl has a dedicated work ethic to achieve success, and is always determined to achive positive results.  

Carl understands the incredible stress experienced during the time period when someone is facing being accused of a crime.  Carl usually gets emotionally vested in each of his client's lives, and hopes to achieve a successful result so they can go forward in life free of the burden that a criminal conviction can sometimes bring.  The most important decision you can make when accused of a crime is to hire the an experienced and understanding criminal defense attorney.  Hire an attorney who will always take the time to fully analyze your case to give you your best possible defense.  Carl will fight aggressively for you, your family, and your future.

Which Should Criminal Defense Attorney Should I Hire?

Hiring a criminal defense attorney once you've been charged can be a very confusing process.  You should absolutely hire the attorney you can feel most comfortable with.  Carl always advises potentials clients to sit down with multiple attorneys, and hire the one who gives you the best feel.  You should hire someone you feel you can trust, because it is likely you will be working with this person for a long period of time.  

You also need to ensure there will be proper communication before the attorney agrees to accept your case.  Ask the attorney you are considering choosing whether they have prior trial experience, and to what extent.  Ask specific questions relating to the facts of your case, and guage the response to see how the attorney would approach your legal issues.  Ask your attorney if he would be willing to go to trial if he thinks it is necessary. The reality is that all criminal cases have the possibility of ending in a trial setting.   Thus, if your lawyer is not comfortable presenting a case in front of a judge or to a jury, you are putting yourself at serious disadvantage.  

Hire an attorney who will genuinely care for your situation, and who will do their best to guide you through the legal system to try and best effectuate a positive outcome.  The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, will always make sure your case is handled in the most professional manner, while keeping your informed each and every step of the way.

Why Should I Hire The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC?

From the moment Carl agrees to take your case, he will begin working on your behalf.  He feels very passionate about doing his best to guide those through the criminal justice system in the most effective way possible.  Carl will do everything in his power to protect your rights.

Carl is a criminal defense attorney that is firmly commited to doing everything in his power to affording all protections under the law for the accused.  Carl believes his clients should always be apprised of their options, enabling them to fully weigh the various outcomes given all factors involved.  He further believes that attorneys should maintain a high level of responsiveness to their clients, always making themselves available to answer questions and address concerns.  

Carl is fully aware that facing criminal charges can be both frightening and embarrassing.  Thus, it is incumbent upon you to only hire someon that you can trust and that you can trust.  Whether you have already been arrested, or you have reason to believe you are being investigated, Carl will work diligently to protect your rights every step of the way.  Carl will analyze every fact in your particular case to enable you to have the best possible defense.  Carl welcomes every opportunity to present a case to a jury, should the need arise to do so.  Carl has gained numerous acquittals for his clients in counties thoughout the State of Texas, and is passionate about upholding the fundamental right of a trial by jury.

When Should I Hire an Attorney?

Time is of the essence after you have been accused and/or arrest for a crime.   It is crucial, therefore, to hire an attorney as soon as possible.  Remember that if you are arrested, exercise your right to remain silent until you have had the opportunity to discuss your situation with an experienced criminal defense attorney.  You are not obligated to talk to the police, and by doing so you must realize you are likely only giving them evidence to use against you.  Never make the mistake of believing the police investigating your situation will try to help you.  Simply put, their job is to obtain evidence against you for the prosecution to use to help gain a conviction.  Even though you should definitely hire a criminal defense attorney quickly, do your research and hire the right attorney given the factors of your case.  

What Type of Criminal Cases Does The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, handle?

The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, handles virtually every kind of criminal case , including both federal and state charges, and both state misdemeanor and felony cases.  Carl can defend you in DWI, DUI, domestic violence, assault, homicide, drug crimes, possession of marijuana, sex crimes, white collar crimes, probation violations, weapons charges, child abuse, juvenile crimes, theft, shoplifting, resisting arrest, evading arrest, criminal trespass, indecency with a child, injury to a child, failure to register as a sex offender, robbery, etc., and all record sealing matters, including expunctions, and non-disclosures

Carl knows how hard and confusing it may be to choose the right attorney for your situation.  He tries to apprise every client he meets with during the initial interview to talk with several attorneys before you make the decision to hire someone.  You will likely be spending a considerable amount of time with your attorney over the next several months, and so you should choose someone you can trust.  While you should try and hire someone as quickly as possible, it is best to make an informed decision before proceeding with who you will retain as counsel.

If You’ve Been Arrested or Accused?

If you’ve been arrested, call The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, for a free consultation at 214.702.CARL (2275).  Carl will provide strong, aggressive, and vigorous representation for you, and will do everything in his power to keep you out of jail and your record clean.  Every criminal charge is a serious matter.  Carl is ready and willing to advocate for you literally every step of the way.


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

  • Dallas County Criminal Defense Attorney - Dallas, University Park, University Park, Grapevine, Garland, DeSoto, Irving, Carrollton, Addison, Duncanville, Richardson, Cedar Hill, Cockrell Hill, Coppell, Grand Prairie, Lancaster, Lewisville, Mesquite, Seagoville, Wilmer, Wylie
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Attorney - Fort Worth, Southlake, Keller, Arlington, Bedford, Burleson, Colleyville, Crowley, Euless, Everman, Grapevine, Flower Mound, Grand Prairie, Hurst, Lakeside, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, Westlake, Saginaw, River Oaks
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Attorney - McKinney, Plano, Garland, Allen, Dallas, Carrollton, Richardson, Fairview, St. Paul, Weston, Lucas, Melissa, Nevada, Westminster, Frisco, Celina, Murphy, New Hope, Prosper, Wylie
  • Rockwall County Criminal Defense Attorney - Rockwall, Dallas, Fate, Heath, Mobile City, McLendon-Chisholm, Rowlett, Royse City, Wylie, Munson, Blackland
  • Denton County Criminal Defense Attorney - Dallas, Denton, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Southlake, Hebron, Argyle, Justin, Lake Dallas, Plano, Bartonville, Coppell, Northlake, Carollton, Corinth, Hebron, Highland Village, Justin, Lakewood Village, Lewisville, Northlake, Prosper, The Colony, Westlake