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Terrance Breard Downs

Criminal defense Attorney at Dallas, TX

4.7   12 reviews
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 14 years
    New York - NY 21 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Terrance

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I am a trial lawyer, with over 14 years of experience, mostly as a prosecutor in Brooklyn, New York and Dallas, Texas.  I have prosecuted every type of criminal case imaginable:  from Prostitution to Sodomy and Rape; from DWI to Intoxication Manslaughter; from Possession of Controlled Substances to Manufacture and Delivery Greater than 400 Grams; from Assault Family Violence to Murder.

 

In February 2016, after much consideration, I decided to turn in the badge that I had carried for nearly 6 years as a Dallas County Assistant District Attorney, and join my wife and partner, Monica Smith, in private practice.

 

I bring the same passion for Justice, that fueled me as a young prosecutor, to the table as an experienced attorney who now defends the rights of the accused.  Put my training and experience to work for you. 

Location

Smith Downs Group, PLLC
2932 Main St Ste 104
Dallas, TX, 75226-3360

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Jeremy | January 31, 2024
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Fort Worth Case
Mr Downs was very helpful to me in a case I had in Tarrant county. I highly recommend him if your are in need for a criminal lawyer.
Posted by Raymond | December 30, 2020
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Professional and Understanding
Terrance was recommended to me by a friend, and honestly the best recommendation. Terrance and his firm were diligent, understanding and helpful. Not only was Terrance understanding about my case and what I was going through, he also showed empathy which made the process that much more bearable . He helped me understand exactly what was going on as my case was progressing. He pushed for the best outcome and informed me thoroughly about my options. He also spoke his truth as to what he thought what would be the best option for me. I would whole-heartedly recommend Terrance and his associates / partners to anyone whos looking for a outstanding attorney.
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Posted by Omar | November 12, 2020
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Felony Dismissed
I was falsely accused of theft of 10000$ worth of construction equipment. I explained to Terrance what happened and immediately he replied in a very respectful manner and quickly began to try to get my case dismissed. He always answered the questions I had. And he would always ask me if I had any more questions for him so I would have as much information about my case as I needed. My case is now in the process of getting dismissed! I highly recommend Terrance for his great work and overall professionalism.
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Posted by Nick | October 14, 2020
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AA/DW DISMISSED
Mr. downs represented me on a AA/WD which is a felony that I was wrongly charged with in Texas. Upon reviewing and investigating my case. Mr. Downs was able to get my case dismissed. I would highly recommend Mr. Downs to anyone looking for legal representation when charged with a crime.
Posted by Ernesto Carrillo | September 8, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney
He did an amazing job! I would definitely recommend Mr. Downs as your attorney. He was patient and understood exactly where I was coming from when explaining my case. He handled the case professionally and I am great full for that.
Posted by Dennis | January 26, 2018
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This man is the best lawyer
my son had several cases and he got them all dismissed, not only that he kepts informed all the way even sending him to immigration lawyer for consultation before trial. He went out of his way to ensure all bases was covered. I have told all my friends about him I would recommend him 1000% if you want an honest person who will not dig your eyes out with money he was upfront with cost and that was it we hav grown to love him Thank you very much for all you did for us
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Posted by Samar | July 24, 2017
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Best Lawyer Ever
i was arrested for 2 oz of marijuana ... Mr. Downs was able to get my case Dismissed with a drug counseling course along with no drug tests!!! I highly recommend him because he is an attorney that is passionate, honest , and fearless !!!!
Posted by Krystal | July 14, 2017
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Probation Violation
Mr. Downs represented me after being arrested for a F1 (drug charge) while on deffered probation. Probation officer asked me to turn myself into jail, and was luckily offered a $25,000 bond. After bonding out, combining my cases, and collecting the correct information to support my case. Terrance got my drug case dismissed. I am continued on probation with less than a year left. Terrance is AMAZING!!!!
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Posted by Natasha | March 8, 2017
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Great lawyer
Mr Downs recently defended my son in a criminal case and kept me informed. He was very professional and knowledgeable and efficient in my son's case.
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2016
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Excellent Service!
Mr. Downs is a wonderful person and attorney. He has assisted me with several cases and has always given me great service and results. A stellar example of what a lawyer should be!
Posted by Shannon | July 16, 2016
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Punctual, professional, and compassionate
I've had defense attorneys that kept me waiting in court for hours and hours just to reschedule the date without letting me know. To my last attorney, I could tell I was just another dollar sign instead of a scared kid who made bad decisions. My boyfriend just caught his first charge, and we are so unbelievably blessed to have found Terrence. He got my boyfriend the best deal possible and for a great price. We felt he genuinely cared for the future of our family, and he showed up to court on time!!! We will never do business with another attorney again.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2022
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Don’t Not Let Him Take your case
He doesn’t care of the wellbeing of the inmate I called multiple times over the past years no answer no text back if it’s not about a check you want hear or see this man when you do FINALLY get in contact with him he’s very rude and disrespectful hangs up in you face I don’t recommend him we need lawyers whose going to fight for us and get the best results possible not someone whose trying to put you in the hole and not even take the time to investigate case just sign cause he doesn’t want to do his job den why become an attorney why say you fighting for justice but putting black boys in jail for a crime he did not commit
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Smith Downs Group, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Dallas County District Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Contract Attorney
  • Ajilon Legal
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Attorney Advisor
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Judge
  • New York City Board of Education
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Kings County District Attorneys Office
  • 2001 - 2004
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Education

  • Southern University Law Center
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2001
  • Grambling State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Associations

  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (13)
Endorse Terrance
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Terrence is a great guy and an awesome lawyer. I highly recommend him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Terrance is an excellent and knowledgeable attorney who really cares about his clients. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Terrance for several years now. He is an excellent attorney and a thoughtful person. His analysis of cases is advanced and his work is first-class."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Superb attorney who will do the necessary for his clients. He has a history of great results and it is a pleasure to work with him. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"TD was an incredible prosecutor and is a very well respected criminal defense attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
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Dallas Criminal defense Lawyer Terrance Breard Downs
Terrance Breard Downs
Criminal defense Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 21 years