AVVO 2012 and 2014 CLIENT FAVORITE AWARD; 2012, 2013, 2014 Fort Worth Magazine "Lawyer Worth Knowing" in Criminal Law (December issues). Former Tarrant County Prosecutor (13 years handling felony and misdemeanor crimes, juvenile, narcotics, occupational driver's license, mental health, and CPS units). Lisa attends extensive criminal defense training each year in multiple aspects of criminal law and has qualified for membership in the College of the State Bar of Texas as a result.
Licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 1997 (nearly 18 years in Criminal Law). Extensive trial experience (felony and misdemeanor, revocations, suppression hearings, effective results and reasonable rates (with payment plans). Well versed in DWI, every felony and misdemeanor crime, occupational driver's licenses, family violence, drug, shoplifting, aggravated offenses, expunctions, etc. Knowledgeable about deferred prosecution programs, Grand Jury presentations of felony criminal cases (39 no-bills [felony dismissals] in the past four years). Lisa is zealous in her quest to obtain a fair resolution to each client's case.
Arrested for DWI? There are three different courts involved in a DWI arrest. Lisa handles License Suspension hearings (ALR), Occupational License hearings (ODL), as well as the criminal DWI case. A driver arrested for DWI has only 14 days to challenge the driver's license suspension. The DL suspension will begin on the 40th day after arrest if an ALR hearing is not requested. When you meet with Lisa, she evaluates whether the police violated any of your rights you were initially detained. She compares the officer's report with the DWI video to look for inaccuracies and inconsistencies. Having watched countless DWI arrest videos over her career, Lisa shares her knowledge and experience with you in the analysis of the field sobriety test video. Ultimately it is the client who decides the case's direction. Lisa does not charge a client for a trial unless and until a client requests a trial. That decision does not need to be made quickly. Lisa works hard to prove herself worthy each client's trust.
Well known and respected among the Tarrant County judges and prosecutors. Tenacious and hard-hitting in court; zealous in protecting client's rights. Provides all options and perspectives so that each client is well-informed before making decisions about whether to plea or go to trial. Clients often describe Lisa as honest and client-focused.
Available to answer questions and concerns throughout the duration of each case via office visits, emails and phone conversations. Payment plans available. Rates are very reasonable especially in light of Lisa's extensive experience. Initial consultation (in person, over the phone or by email) is free. Emails or calls returned evenings and week-ends. LisaHainesLaw@att.net or 817-479-9331. Office: 817-877-LISA.