Depends on his relationship with court personnel. As long as he knows everyone and the quirks of the particular court you should be fine. That being said, I rarely take cases outside of the city I consider my comfort zone.
That should not be an issue, alone by itself. Every Court is different,even within the same county. Sometimes there is an advantage to hire an attorney in that same county/city and sometimes it is an advantage to bring someone from outside of the area. Good luck.
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I don't think your Ft. Worth lawyer will have any trouble representing you effectively in Dallas. If your case was in a smaller County, I might recommend a "Hometown Lawyer."
As others have said, your attorney can practice anywhere in the state of Texas. Can he do ok in your representation? The case law is the same and most laws are from the Texas Penal Code, making a theft, DWI, assault, etc, the exact same throughout the state. His knowledge of the law will be the same regardless of the court he is appearing in.
There may be small procedural differences such as the way discovery is requested, etc, that he can find out with a phone call to the court how that court does it. If you are comfortable with your attorney and feel he is doing what you hired him to do, then I'm sure you'll get the same representation as a Dallas attorney.
When you are licensed to be a lawyer in a state, you are allowed to practice in the ENTIRE state. That being said, each county and courts have their own way of working. It may be favorable to have a local lawyer because he may knows judges, DA's, the filing system and other convenient info. That isn't saying that a non local lawyer will fail. A non local lawyer can very well get great results.
Absolutely. Regardless of location, a seasoned attorney should be able to provide adequate representation so long as the matter is in a Texas criminal court.
The general answer is Terrant County and Dallas, County both fall under the laws of the State of Texas. You should be fine. The folks in Dallas may think that folks in Fort Worth are different, but all jokes aside if you have a competent attorney and they are familiar with the local rules all should go well.
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