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Richard E. Carrizales

Criminal defense Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   16 reviews


  • Licensed for 35 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1988
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Richard

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Richard Carrizales has successfully defended hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases and won numerous "Not Guilty" Verdicts and "Grand Jury Dismissals" in cases such as Murder, Sex Assault, Drug delivery/possession, Family Violence & Theft cases

    35 years

  2. Sex crime
    Attorney Richard Carrizales has successfully defended numerous Child Abuse cases and Sexual Assault cases with "Not Guilty Verdicts", as well as, numerous "Grand Jury No-Bills" over the past 32 years!!

    35 years

  3. Violent crime
    Family Violence & Assault allegations are very serious and can ruin your reputation and child custody & removal consequeces. Attorney Richard Carrizales has successfully defended numerous Family Violence cases over the past 32 years!

    35 years

  4. DUI and DWI
    Richard Carrizales has defended hundreds of DWI cases over the past 32 years and received numerous "Not Guilty" Verdicts. Our office can also obtain an Occupational Drivers License for you if your driver's license is suspended after your arrest.

    35 years

RICHARD CARRIZALES, P.C.  -  Attorneys at Law - Abogados 

*Attorney Richard Carrizales has been defending clients for 33 years and is licensed in all state courts in Texas and in various federal courts jurisdictions: Northern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas and Southern District of Texas.

*Attorney Richard Carrizales has extensive trial experience and excellent professional relationships with Trial Judges, District Attorneys, United States Attorneys, as well as Police Officers and Police Associations throughout the State of Texas.

*Attorney Richard Carrizales has a very successful record in defending child abuse cases, family violence cases, drug cases and in murder cases.

*Attorney Richard Carrizales is frequently hired by other lawyers to help them prepare their cases for trial and to help them make the best strategic decisions regarding specific witnesses and evidence against their clients. In many cases, Richard Carrizales is hired by other lawyers to serve as co-counsel particularly in chiid abuse and homocide cases.

*Attorney Richard Carrizales is frequenlty hired to proceed to trial as lead counsel when government expert witnesses are involved.

*Attorney Richard Carrizales is Past President of the Mexican American Bar Association of Texas.

*Attorney Richard Carrizales is Past President of the Mexican American Bar Association of Dallas.

*Attorney Richard Carrizales has worked on numerous cases involving witness/clients living around the United States, in Mexico and South America.


 Professional Recognition & Memberships:

*The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers

*National Association of Distinguished Counsel - Nation's Top One Percent

*Lawyers of Distinction - "Criminal Defense"

*National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

*Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 

*American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys - "10 Best in Client Satisfaction" 

*Worldwide Registry of Executives & Professionals - Expert Resource

*Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Asociation 

National College for DUI Defense

PRACTICE AREAS:  Criminal Defense  -  State & Federal Crimes


*Family Violence  - Misdemeanors & Felonies

*Aggravated Assault

*Sex Crimes   

*Aggravated Sex Assault     

*Indecency with a Child

*Murder / Capital Murder / Attempted Murder

*Burglary of a Habitation / Burglary of a Building

*Felony theft cases / Felony fraud cases / Felony witness tampering

*Drug possession  /  Manufacture and Delivery of drugs

*Felony Possession of drugs - Prescription drug possession

*Prostitution & Solicitation of Prostitution  

*Felony Aggravated promotion of prostitution

*Possession of Marijuana

*DWI - Driving While Intoxicated 

*Felony DWI

*Possession of a firearm without a license

*Concealed handgun license violations

*Suspended drivers license violations

*Occupational Drivers License Permits  &  ALR - Administrative Drivers License Hearings.

*Probation Violations   /   Probation Early Release 

*Warrants lifted  & Jail Release

*Federal Criminal Law / Drug Cases 

*Domestic Violence / Family Violence

*Homicide / Murder / Criminal Negligent Homocide 

*Sex Crimes / Aggravated Sex Assault / Indecency with a Child 

1988 Admitted to Practice Law in Texas: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 1990, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Law School:  Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University, J.D., 1987  (Houston, Texas)

Graduate School:  Masters Degree in Social Work, MSSW - University of Texas-Arlington, 1982  (Arlington, Texas)  

College:  University of North Texas, Bachelors Science, Education, 1979  (Denton, Texas)




1881 Sylvan Ave., Suite 105  Dallas, Texas 75208






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1881 Sylvan Avenue
Suite 105
Dallas, TX, 75208

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Posted by Ramiro | May 11, 2023
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An Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Richard Carrizales helped me with 3 serious cases,he successfully solved them
Posted by Carlos | May 4, 2022
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Look no further! No busques mas!
Being accused of a criminal case is something that marks your life forever. Not only does it affect you in the legal way, but it can also have an impact on various aspects of you life like your employment, immigration status (like in my case) and it can be emotionally and financially stressful. A few months back, I was involved in an altercation with my now ex-husband. Police came and arrested me for domestic violence. I was devastated. I made the decision to hire Richard for my defense and I am glad I did. Him and his team were very responsive to my questions and concerns. Given that my case affected my immigration status, Richard was helpful in coordinating information about my case with my immigration lawyer as well. His attitude towards my case made me feel like he really cared, and gave me peace of mind. I knew what had happened was unfair and I was willing to go all the way. I am thankful to have taken the advice of Richard and try to fight my case until the end. We managed to get a positive result. CASE DISMISSED. If you are going trough a tough time, hire a lawyer, and Richard is the best choice! Ser acusado de un crimen is algo que puede marcar tu vida para siempre. No solo te afecta legalmente pero tambien puede tener un impacto en tu vida laboral y tu situacion migratoria (como en mi caso), Tambien puede ser emocionalmente y economicamente estresante. Ace unos meses, yo estube involucrado en un altercado con mi ex esposo. La policia llego y me arrestaron a mi. Tome la decision de contratar a Richard para mi defensa, y me alegreo de haberlo echo. El y su equipo contestaron a todas mis preguntas y preocupasiones. dado que mi caso affectaba mi situacion migratoria, Richard fue muy efectivo en communicarse con mi abogada de inmigracion para obtener el resultado mas favorable. Yo sabia que lo que paso fue injusto y estaba dispuesto a llegar hasta las ultimas consecuensias. Me alegro de haber tomado el consejo de Richard y pelear mi caso hasta el final. Al final mi CASO fue DESCARTADO por el Fiscal. Si estas pasando por un momento dificil, te recomiendo al abogado Richard. El es la mejor opcion, Todos en su oficina incluyendo el, hablan ESPANOL.
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Posted by Michael | August 9, 2021
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Excellent Defense
Every step of the process was easy and concise with Mr. Carrizales. His team kept me informed along the way, and let me know of anything that occurred with my case as it happened. He was also able to get me a great deal, which was very nice. Overall I would recommend Mr Carrizales to anyone who finds themselves in an unfortunate situation, or is in need of some help or guidance navigating the law.
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Posted by Diego | October 1, 2020
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“Indecency Child Contact”.
Before anything. I’m incredibly grateful to God for putting Richard Carrizales on my path. I hired him to defend me from a false accusation of the case “Indecency Child Contact”. For my family and myself, it was important to count on a lawyer who believed in my innocence; innocence that Richard Carrizales believed in from the outset. Richard Carrizales has great experience (32 years) in Dallas County Court and is well known for his professionalism and ethics. My case was completely dismissed. If you want justice delivered in your case, don't hesitate to hire lawyer Richard Carrizales, he saves you time and money and you will recover your good name for your well-being and your family's. “Contacto infantil de Indecencia”. Antes de todo. Muy agradecido con Dios por haber puesto en el camino al abogado Richard Carrizales. Lo Contraté para que me defendiera de una falsa acusación de una Indecencia con un Niño. Para mi familia y para mi era muy importante contar con un abogado que creyera en mi inocencia; inocencia que desde un comienzo el abogado Richard arrizales siempre creyó. El abogado Richard Carrizales tiene gran experiencia (32 años) en la corte del Condado de Dallas y es muy conocido por su profesionalismo y Etica. Mi caso fue cerrado descartado totalmente. Si Usted quiere que se haga justicia en su caso no dude en contratar al abogado Richard Carrizales él le ahorra tiempo y dinero y Usted recobrará su buen nombre para su bienestar y el de su familia.
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Posted by Barbudote | September 30, 2019
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Dont waste your time | No Bill | Sexual Assault | Wife
Lets get to the point here. Majority of us that want the best lawyer will do everything in our power to afford him/her to be on our defense. I am one of many young professionals that have gone to college,have gotten the best awards and recognition and still committed the error of sleeping(marrying) with the enemy. Carrizales knew exactly what to do and say. No one believed me. I'm pretty sure he didn't either, but he knows how to get to the bottom of it and find justice for his clients. He got me NO Bill|, Charges dropped.The DA didn't know what hit them. He has flown,driven and walked this roads. Borrow,work 3 jobs,get a loan, ask your grandma for money but hire this guy asap. NOT CHEAP, but the best. He will be your best defense.
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Posted by Adalberto | July 30, 2018
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Aggravated kidnapping Case
My brother had recommended him and Mr.Carrizales really helped me out. He was able to get no bill for the charge. Very professional and helpful. I would recommend getting him as a criminal defense lawyer.
Posted by Jose | July 15, 2017
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Excelente abogado
Excelente abogado me ayudó mucho en mi caso y no importo que yo era de otro estado y salí ganando con el y cuenta con la mejor secretaria...
Posted by Stephanie | March 31, 2017
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I had Richard as my lawyer to handle my case he did a excellent job on it he got it dismissed, which was a f2 to a dismissal. The staff are always in top of it keeping you inform of everything caring about there customer, they are very professional environment. No doubt Richard is the best lawyer to handle your case. I am very satisfied with the outcome and never would doubt to chose him again if I ever had too. I recommend him to anybody who needs lawyer to handle there case. One of the best lawyer there is.
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Posted by Ivan ortiz | March 22, 2017
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Excellent lawyer!
I want to take some time to thank Richard Carrizales. He is an excellent defense lawyer i highly recommend him he did an amazing job on my case he is great in defense i couldnt have won without him. Great person and an amazing lawyer! Gracias por todo sir!
Posted by Andres | October 21, 2016
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Would definitely recommend
Everyone here was very professional and very helpful. I felt that they genuinely cared about helping me with my case and getting me the best deal. I never needed a lawyer until now so I didn't know much about them but they made everything so easy for me.
Posted by Steven | November 15, 2015
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Grand Jury No Bill Win
I wanted to take a moment and tell you about the professionalism of the Richard Carrizales Law Firm. Richard took time with me to hear my Grand Jury indictment. Mr. Carrizales explained the step by step process for my trial and had a very tough and valid game plan before I left his office on the first visit. He properly advised me and consulted with me at any time I had questions or concerns. His knowledge of the law and professional expertise with the court procedure gave me the confidence and security that I was in good hands. Richard is a great attorney and is highly respected by his peers at the courthouse. His confidence on my case was a win/win for myself but also his professional law firm. This is the lawyer you want on your side. This is the lawyer you want working for you. Well done Mr. Carrizales
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2015
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Accused of sexual assault
Richard and his team helped me through a tough time in my life. His team always had answers when I had question Richard and his team always kept up with how I was doing and kept me posted on my case . I would definitely recommend Richard Carrizales and his amazing team i am truly thankful. Thank you to An attorney that truly cares.
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2014
Retained him for a probation violation case and did a great job and the outcome was more than what i thought could be possible.He kept us well informed and was quick to resolve the case.
Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2013
Car accident
Mr. Carrizales explained in great detail how he would handle my case. Once I hired him, I was kept informed of my case. I was sent, and received good medical treatment . I find Mr. Carrizales and his staff to be very caring and professional.
Posted by Byron | September 22, 2010
B Everitt
Richard did a very good job for me things worked out better that I expected.
Posted by Rose | June 3, 2010
Rose Telis
Mr Carrizales has helped my family in several ocassions with great results and a superb communication. I highly recommned his services. R.T.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Private Practice focusing in Criminal Defense - State & Federal
  • 1988 - Present


  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor Law
  • 1987
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • MSSW - Masters Science in Social Work
  • 1982
  • University of North Texas
  • BS - Bachelor of Science - Guidance Studies
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Aggravated Kidnapping
  • Case No-Billed by Dallas County Grand Jury


  • NCDD - National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • ABA - American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Dallas Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Federal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Mexican American Bar Association of Texas
  • Past President
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Mexican American Bar Association of Dallas
  • Past President
  • 1999 - 2011
  • NACDL - National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1990 - 2021
  • TDCLA - Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - 2021
  • DCDLA - Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - 2021
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Selected Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2021
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • NADC National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Worldwide Registry of Distinguished Executives & Professionals
  • Worldwide Registry
  • 2015
  • Past President Mexican American Bar Association of Texas
  • Mexican American Bar Association of Texas
  • 2000
  • Past President - Mexican American Bar Association of Dallas
  • Mexican American Bar Association of Dallas
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is bright and knowledgeable. I have never seen him unprepared for a case nor unprepared when negotiating with an assistant district attorney. I couldn't recommend a more highly qualified attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Richard is a committed, dedicated and compassionate advocate. He has helped so many people who have been wrongfully accused or face the stress of a criminal prosecution. Richard understands what you are going through and understands his client’s anxiety. Richard deals with each of his clients in a straightforward manner and ensures that each client is treated with respect and dignity. When it comes to hiring the right criminal defense attorney in Texas, you can not go wrong with Richard. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and observed richard for many years. He is a careful,experienced, and innovative attorney. He is an excellent trial lawyer in both state and federal courts."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He fights hard for his clients and consistently provides excellent representation. You can't go wrong with him"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. One of top lawyers in Dallas for serious matters. Really fights for his clients."
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Dallas Criminal defense Lawyer Richard E. Carrizales
Richard E. Carrizales
Criminal defense Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 35 years