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Daniel Keith Peugh

Criminal defense Attorney at Denton, TX

4.9   151 reviews

Licensed for 24 years

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About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    I am a former Chief Prosecutor for The Denton County Criminal District Attorney's Office. I handle; drug and marijuana cases, Theft, Fraud and Forgery cases, DWI, Assault, Juvenile matters and record clearing.

    26 years, 10,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    15%
    I am a former Chief Prosecutor for The Denton County Criminal District Attorney's Office. I have close working relationships with prosecutors and judges. I have 19 years of experience fighting DWI cases.

    26 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Drug Crime
    15%
    I am a former Chief Prosecutor for The Denton County Criminal District Attorney's Office. I handle; drug and marijuana cases, Theft, Fraud and Forgery cases, DWI, Assault, Juvenile matters and record clearing.

  4. Credit card fraud
    10%
    I am a former Chief Prosecutor for The Denton County Criminal District Attorney's Office. I handle Credit Card Abuse cases as well as all forms of theft , fraud and forgery.

    24 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Expungement
    10%
    One of the best things about my job is helping people get their criminal records cleared. I have been actively clearing criminal records since I became a Defense Attorney in 2002 and I have experience with Expunctions, Non-Disclosures, Sealings & Pardons.

    21 years, 1,000 cases

  6. Juvenile law
    10%
    I am the former Chief Juvenile Prosecutor for The Denton County Criminal District Attorney's Office. I have close working relationships with Juvenile Probation Officers and Juvenile Court Personnel. I have successfully led my clients through cases as simple as truancy and as complicated as capital murder. I can help your child get his or her best result.

    24 years, 1,000 cases

  7. Violent crime
    10%
    I am a former Chief Prosecutor for The Denton County Criminal District Attorney's Office. I have worked in the DA's Family Violence Unit. I have close working relationships with prosecutors and judges.

    1,000 cases

I am a Christian, father, husband, and lawyer.  I like what I do and I like helping people, even if they did make a mistake.

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Licensed for 24 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1998
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  151 customer reviews
Posted by Britney | October 22, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome lawyer
Thoughtful, professional, courteous, and kind. Took the time to look into and assess my needs without asking for a dime. He was able to give me great advice and was so knowledgeable. Thank you so much. Daniel is an awesome lawyer.
Response from Daniel Peugh October 8, 2021
Thank you, for your kind words. I do enjoy helping people, it is the best part of my job.
Posted by Mike | October 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great work
Peugh Law Firm did a great job with my DWI case. They kept very clear lines of communication and great follow up. Mr. Peugh and his time responded to EVERY call or email that I made with questions in a timely manner. Finely, the Peugh Team kept me driving with no loss of license.
Response from Daniel Peugh October 8, 2021
DWI's are a handful. There are so many things, like licenses, that have to be dealt with. Cara and I are fortunate that so many people have trusted us with their DWI allegations over the years. It has given us a great deal of experience with DWI's. It is very rewarding to hear that experience is really helping our clients. Thank you for the compliment regarding our communication. We pride ourselves in providing great communication and we think it is something that really sets us apart.
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Posted by Armel | May 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very thorough and Professional
Daniel has handled an expunction case for me recently and as well as a felony case. He is very thorough and we got the best outcome possible on the case. He takes every client seriously and very attention to details. The communication with him and his Law Firm exceeded my expectations. I have never received such a level of communication with any other business and specifically a Law firm. Cara the Para Legal assistant rocks. I would recommend Daniel Peugh to anyone seeking Legal Counsel. He is simply the best.
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Posted by James | October 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding and fast service
Kind staff members and no BS. They are definitely not overpriced and they give fair pricing and and firm with their work. They made me feel confident and helped me and improved my life as well. It's so easy to talk to the staff. You guys are the best and I'll always refer to you guys.
Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney-highly recommend
Hired Mr Peugh for a juvenile matter. Case was resolved successfully and in a very timely manner. He and his entire staff were professional, patient, compassionate and highly skilled. Very, very pleased.
Posted by Brittany | July 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Choice!
Dan and Cara were absolutely amazing. They answered every time I called, and responded promptly and professionally to every email. They listened to my questions and gave detailed answers throughout the entire process. I will be recommending them to anyone looking for legal help. I cannot thank them enough for all of their help. Thank you Peugh Law Firm!
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Response from Daniel Peugh October 8, 2021
Thank you, Brittany. We are very glad you feel you were kept well informed. Cara and I know that having a legal case comes with a lot of unknowns and unknowns are stressful for everybody. We cannot always tell our clients what they want to hear but, we can always make sure they know what to expect as a case progresses and that they have all the information they need to make the ultimate decisions.
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This was the best call I made.
Due to an unfortunate turn of events my juvenile child had the need to obtain Mr. Peugh's services. We have never needed services like this before. Mr. Peugh and his team walked us through the process and got us the best possible outcome. He was straight with us on possible outcomes and best avenue to take. I never had trouble contacting him or his team and felt like they were invested the whole time.
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Response from Daniel Peugh October 8, 2021
Thank you for the kind words. I like representing juveniles and their families. Without fail I am always working with a good kid that made a bad decision. Our defense always includes showing the Judge all the great things about the kids and their families and it is a pleasure to get to do it. It is uplifting to see a young person get back on track and excel even more than before. (P.S. I might know a kid that made a bad decision or two when he was younger and he turned out alright.)
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Posted by Dewey | May 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Dan and Cara were great. They were great at responding to all my questions almost immediately I was never left in the dark at any point. Dan was able to get my charges reduced and got me the best possible outcome. I would recommend him to anyone dealing with a dwi or drug charge. Dan kept me informed every step of the way. They made the whole process as stress free as possible. It was worth every penny.
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Response from Daniel Peugh October 8, 2021
Thank you for the glowing review. We love hearing that we were good with communication. A lack of communication is a common complaint about attorneys and it should not be. We also pride ourselves on getting out of the ordinary good results but, we can't guarantee that for every case.
Posted by Ieasha. M | April 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got the job done!
Mr. Puegh was very effective, on my Dwi (felony) charge. He is very upfront and communicative. His assistant was extremely helpful. I was fortunate to get everything i asked for (except the three days in jail). I definitely learned my lesson. Thanks for saving my life, career and time spent with kids!!
Response from Daniel Peugh October 8, 2021
We are very glad that you are happy with our services. Sorry about the jail time as a condition of probation. It is required by law. At least it was only a weekend.
Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good service
Mr. Peugh got me a reduced sentence from a felony to a misdemeanor which helped out my situation greatly. Very thankful for his services, understanding, and responsiveness to my many questions and needs.
Response from Daniel Peugh October 8, 2021
Glad you are pleased. I do think we get more than our fair share of reductions. I began my career with the Denton County DA's Office so, I know what they can do, what they can't do and what they say they can't do but they the really can do it if you go at it the right way. That being said I cannot guarantee any reductions. I can guarantee that, if your case can be reduced, I know how to do it.
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Posted by Sala | December 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in Denton county
Hands down the best lawyer in Denton. !! God sent !!! Cara is the most amazing understanding person ever , Dan is so professional and works hard non stop to get his clients justice !! This is the best lawyer you can find in Texas. Dan got our case dismissed , he worked endless hours , never missed one phone call and always up to date on case ! There is not a single time I called ( I called a lot) that Dan or cara was not Available to answer my questions. From the first call I felt comfort in him representing my husband in this case. Dan thank you so much. I’m all the way from NYC and when I say the best !!! This team is amazing
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Response from Daniel Peugh October 8, 2021
Thank you so much for the kind words. It doesn't get any better than dismissal. Not every case can be dismissed but, if we have one than could be, we find a way.
Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You've found your guy!
I recently had a situation come up where I need representation to help for a non violent marijuana related case, and it was not a small amount of help that I needed. I contacted over ten lawyers in the Dallas/Denton area and cannot recommended Daniel and his team enough! They are a small firm so they truly care about the clients the decide to take on and it shows the minute you call for a consultation. Not only were they the only ones to not use scare tactics to try and get money from a worried person such as myself, but they even were able to provide multiple scenarios and explain how to handle each one if it came up. Cara was able to walk me through everything after Daniel was able to speak to me within minutes of my call. The case is still ongoing, but they have already made a huge difference and I could not be happier with both of them. They are always friendly and Cara answers the phone Everytime and is genuinely happy to answer any question you have! It's amazing to be able to have direct contact with someone who knows and cares about your case. They have already saved me multiple plane tickets and a ton of stress and confusion. I am only back on this site to leave this review to let anyone that's looking for representation in his area that you should definitely make this phone call. You will realize instantly that you have made the right choice!
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Response from Daniel Peugh October 8, 2021
That is high praise. Thank you very much. Cara and I have been at this for a long time. There are not many questions that we cannot answer or many scenarios we cannot explain. I started in the Denton County Criminal Justice System in 1999. I must have seen everything by now and many things more than once. I am glad it helps my clients.
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Posted by Shawn | January 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Law Firm
I was placed on PTD program. I completed about 60% of the given time period then my officer told me at the meeting I can apply for the early discharge of the program. I was skeptical about getting it approved through the DA when i was only about halfway done with the program. I email Cara(paralegal) just to INQUIRE about the processes and fees with regards to expungement in case i was early discharged not expecting to get anything done that day. After 20 minutes, i get a response from Cara. In the response, she explained about the process of clearing my record and she also mentioned that Mr. Peugh will reach out to DA for early discharge. I thought okay, maybe i will hear back in a few week. Then, within an hour of the last email communication, i got a call from my PTD officer. The officer told me over the phone my case is dismissed! what a pleasant surprise! This tells me number of positive things about the Peugh law firm. Responsive and Effective - One email and 90 minutes was all they needed for getting me early discharged from the program Experienced and Connected - With over 20 years of experiences and as a former Chief Prosecutor for the Denton County, he is well connected with the people who he has to deal with and he knows what he has to do to execute in a timely fashion. Another important thing i want to point out is that he`s fees are priced reasonably.
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Response from Daniel Peugh October 8, 2021
Thank you for the recognition, Shawn. You did the hard work of knocking your Diversion Program requirements out of the park. I was happy to send a couple of emails to get you released early. Denton County would have hammered you had you violated the program so, it is only right to reward you when you execute your duties flawlessly. ( I might have been angling for the record clearing work. I like to help!)
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI reduction
Dan and Cara have been wonderful to work with. Both worked very closely with me on my DUI violation and have given me advice during my case. Dan worked hard to get a reduction in probation terms and the final sentence reduced from Class A to Class B. Dan was very helpful in helping navigate the court system and alerted me to what to expect. Dan also provided guidance on things to do prior to court to help my case. I did as directed and as he had advised I saw better results. I would highly recommend Dan. I feel that Cara his assistant has gone out of her way to help and has kept me informed during the whole process.
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Posted by Tiana | December 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer - Highly Recommend
Mr. Peugh and his team were very helpful and worked hard to get the best outcome we could hope for considering the situation. They were quick to respond and always took the time to answer questions and help us understand everything.
Posted by Jason | August 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You won’t regret it!
Excellent attorney! Helped get my charges reduced and provided direction every step of the way! Highly recommended!
Posted by John | July 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lucked Out
Lucked out with Mr Peugh. I'm relatively new to the area, and didn't know where to turn. Mr Peugh patiently explained what would happen with my case, walked through step-by-step what would happen, identified pitfalls, and the probable timing of all. He delivered on all his promises, and his staff is top-notch! I would highly recommend Mr Peugh and his practice.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in Texas!!!
Mr. Peugh and his assistant Cara are the absolute best. They worked Very hard on my case, and answered all my emails and questions the same day...and some days there were a lot of emails. Mr. Peugh fought hard and got the charge reduced. I highly recommend The Peugh Lawfirm because he will get you the best outcome.
Posted by Holli | March 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Lawyer, perfect for any student or young adult with legal issues.
I would 100% recommend Daniel Peugh to anyone, especially college students with legal troubles! I spent a couple of days searching for a lawyer and each one didn't seem to really care about me, just the money. I am so glad I found Daniel, he was very quick at responding and willing to meet with me almost immediately after contacting him. He was so nice and never once made me feel like a criminal. He heard me out and was willing to work with me. I am a young female student who has never had any legal troubles before and Daniel helped me understand the whole process and was there step by step. He was not overpriced like most Denton lawyers and worked with me for the cost. Daniel kept me updated with emails and information as soon as he found out info. He arrived at my court hearing early and walked me through all of it which allowed the whole process to go very smoothly and without any worries. His assistant, Cara, was always so kind and always had an amazing attitude. She answered all of my emails very quickly and had an answer to every question I had. She never got frustrated with my hundred's of questions and sent me reminders for my legal obligations. I will definitely hire Daniel Peugh in the future. He made me feel very comfortable and at ease, and I am so thankful and happy I went with him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peace of mind cannot be underestimated
Due to the circumstances under which I was arrested for possession of Marijuana, I did not have a strong case for trial. Mr. Peugh and his firm helped negotiate a Pre-Trial Diversion option for me that resulted in the best possible outcome given the circumstances. Getting arrested is stressful, but having a good lawyer to handle things on your behalf and make sure everything is taken care of makes the process much easier. Mr. Peugh and his firm were thorough in their communications to me, set clear expectations, and always responded quickly. I felt confident that I was being represented by someone who could handle my case and make sure I got the best possible outcome.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Peugh Law Firm
  • 2009 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Tackett & Peugh, LP
  • 2002 - 2009
  • Chief Misdemeanor and Juvenile Prosecutor
  • Denton County Criminal District Attorneys Office
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Prosecutor
  • Champaign County State's Attorneys Office
  • 1997 - 1998
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Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of North Texas, Denton, TX
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • State vs. Clint M., CR-2017-06263-B
  • Motion to Suppress granted, case dismissed. The initial detention of my client was illegal. All evidence collected after the detention was suppressed. That left no evidence to use against my client.
  • State of Texas vs. Chilton Brown
  • A felony charge was declined for prosecution.

Associations

  • National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Denton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Board of Directors
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Denton County Bail Bond Board
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • President's Award of Merit
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • 2008
  • Points Leader
  • Denton County D.A.'s Trial Skills
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (25)
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Definitely on the path to greatness."
Expungement Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He really knows his craft."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is one of the best lawyers!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is an enthusiastic and professional advocate for his clients. I highly endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly respected in his field."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dan for some years now in the Denton legal community. He is very knowledgeable and is a strong advocate for his clients. I endorse Dan as a fine attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse lawyer Daniel Peugh. He is skilled, hard working and a respected member of the legal industry."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Daniel Peugh. He has earned the respect of his colleagues in the legal industry."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney and highly recommended as an asset to this community."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Peugh is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Daniel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Dan for years and he has an excellent reputation in Denton County as a criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is not only an extremely knowledgeable and competent defense attorney, he is diligent, hard working, and pragmatic in addressing his client's legal issues. Dan will go that extra mile to ensure that his client get's the best representation possible."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is a great attorney. I fully endorse him and know that by having Dan in your corner you are already ahead of the game. Dan has the skill and knowledge to effectively represent you in ANY matter. Dan is someone that you can trust will put his clients first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I go to the Court house - Daniel Peugh is always there. Everyone knows Daniel and they know him to be an attorney who zealously represents his clients and who has a complete and deep understanding of criminal defense law."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I can sincerely endorse Dan Peugh as a skilled and knowledgeable attorney. He is experienced and stays current with the changes in the law. He fights hard for his clients."
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