CRIMINAL LAW AREAS


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The Bunger Law Firm, P.C.

Dallas Location:

631 Fairmount St., Suite 103
Dallas, Texas 75219


Frisco Location:

2591 Dallas Parkway, Suite 300
Frisco, Texas 75034


Phone: 214-233-3400
Fax: 214-233-3806


info@bungerlaw.com



"Moderation in the defense of one's clients is no virtue."

RC Bunger, Attorney At Law​​​​​​​

CRIMINAL LAW ATTORNEY

When you get arrested the stakes are high even if this is your first arrest. You need someone who is knowledgeable of the law to protect your rights.There are numerous nuances and procedural obstacles that can make the Texas Criminal Justice system a logistical nightmare. The Bunger Law Firm has a team ready to stand beside you and fight for your rights when you are faced with criminal charges. Putting on an effective defense requires knowledge of the idiosyncrasies involved in criminal law.  The complexities surrounding the evidence that is used against a defendant in trials can be overwhelming for someone with no legal training or experience in trial work.


David Bunger, a former Chief Felony Prosecutor at the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and R. C. Bunger, a seasoned Criminal Law Attorney offer experienced and aggressive Criminal Defense with a client centered approach. With representation in cases ranging from misdemeanors to first degree offenses, the Criminal Defense Attorneys at the Bunger Law Firm will assist you or your loved one when facing a criminal charge.​​​​​​​  David Bunger and R. C. Bunger are experienced criminal defense attorneys with a successful track record of fighting for their clients. Our criminal defense attorneys are highly respected criminal defense lawyers in Dallas, Texas and are committed to providing the highest level criminal defense at affordable prices.


The Bunger Law Firm, P.C. offers a quality team of attorneys and paralegals with the resources, experience and skill to effectively and successfully protect your rights and interests. Being charged with any criminal offense is a frightening experience.  Our North Texas criminal law firm is here to fight for you or your loved one.


David and R. C. Bunger have been very successful at handling drug, weapons, assault, drunk driving, financial crimes, occupational driver’s license, and theft cases because they are well known, and highly respected among their peers and court personnel.  The attorneys at the Bunger law firm have worked well for many years with the prosecutors in the North Texas area and have earned their trust and respect for performing their defense representation ethically and with integrity, while striving for the best results possible.  If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime - from shoplifting to assault to DWI - you can depend on the Bunger Law Firm  for experienced legal representation and personal service at reasonable rates. You need an attorney who will stand by your side and fight aggressively for you. Contact the Bunger Law Firm today to learn how to protect your rights when facing the Texas criminal justice system. We will listen to your case, get the facts and help you through the legal system.


DWI/DUI

North Texas DWI Attorneys


Driving While Intoxicated

The penalties in Texas for driving while intoxicated are severe. In Texas, driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs could result in jail time, fines and loss of driving privileges. For a first offense, the accused could face any of the following: 3 to 180 days in jail, up to $2,000 in fines and a license suspension of up to one year. Penalties get increasingly more severe with each subsequent drunk driving offense. A third offense could result in incarceration in a Texas Prison.


A DWI charge can affect an individual outside of the legal arena as well. Insurance rates will likely go up. Upon conviction of a DWI, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will impose a surcharge of up to $1500 a year for three years.


If you have been arrested for DUI, there is much at stake in addition to the criminal action against you.. You must immediately respond to the charges and you must defend against the State taking your driver’s license from you.  The Department of Public Safety (DPS) will want to have your license suspended. Requesting and attending an ALR hearing is typically necessary to defend your right to have a driver’s license. In Many cases you will have only 15 days from the date of your arrest to request and attend an ALR hearing, or you could automatically lose your driving privileges.


Drug Offenses


Dallas Drug Crime Attorney

Drug crimes can vary dramatically in severity and potential penalties. Crimes involving controlled substances can also be charged at a state or federal level, depending on the nature of the allegations. Attorneys R.C. and Dave Bunger can handle virtually any type of drug case, and he and the rest of our team have the resources to fight for clients' rights in and out of court.


From first-time offenders dealing with marijuana charges to those charged with a felony for drug trafficking, our firm is committed to aggressive criminal defense representation wherever and however it is needed. If you would like to learn more about about drug charges and your rights as a suspect or defendant, The Bunger Law Firm invites you to contact us and request a FREE consultation. A lawyer at our firm can offer the insight you need to make informed choices at any stage of your case.


Facing drug charges? Call (214) 233-3400 for a FREE consultation.  Handling the Full Range of Drug Crime Cases


Weapons Charges

Experienced Weapons Charge Defense Attorneys


The weapons charge attorneys at the Bunger Law Firm are Criminal Defense Attorneys who are experienced in defending the following weapons and firearm offenses:

  • Unlawful possession of a weapon
  • Threat with a deadly weapon
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Aggravated assault
  • Felon in possession of a weapon
  • Sale of an illegal weapon or gun
  • Unlawful possession of a weapon in an airport


If you or someone you know has been charged with a firearm or weapons charge in Texas, you will need an aggressive criminal defense attorney to defend you against the charges. Contact a weapons charge defense attorney at the Bunger Law Firm.  Dallas Criminal Defense Attorneys, for a free evaluation by calling 214-233-3400.


Theft/Burglary Offenses

Dallas Theft Crime Attorneys - Protect Your Future With Proven & Personalized Defense

The Bunger Law Firm provides experienced legal defense representation for adults and juveniles accused of all types of theft and property crimes. Attorneys R.C. and Dave Bunger work vigorously to investigate the circumstances of the charges, including inaccurate police reports, which often only tell one side of the story. Whenever possible, the attorneys at the Bunger Law Firm will work with the prosecution and consider options that may lead to a dismissal, reduction of charges, or other options to best serve you.


Having a skilled attorney at your side can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. In these types of cases, prosecutors are typically more interested in collecting restitution on behalf of the complainant  than seeking jail sentences. There may be diversion programs available for first-time offenders that will replace a conviction on your record. When you’re facing more serious theft or burglary charges, our attorneys leverage their decades of experience to create effective defense strategies that protect your rights and future.


We handle all theft offenses, including:

  • Burglary, breaking and entering, criminal trespass
  • Auto theft
  • Arson
  • Robbery, armed robbery
  • Shoplifting, retail theft
  • Credit card theft, check forgery, identity theft
  • Fraud, embezzlement
  • White collar crimes


No matter the type of theft-related offense, aggressive defense counsel is a must if you are to have the best opportunity at a positive case result. At the Bunger Law Firm, we represent clients in Dallas and throughout North Texas in the face of all theft crime charges. We can handle cases involving non-violent and violent theft crimes ranging from petty theft to robbery. If you want to learn more about our Dallas criminal defense attorneys and what we can do to defend your constitutional rights, contact us at (214) 233-3400 for a confidential consultation.


Assault

Assault is generally  defined as a person intentionally causing contact that results in bodily injury or offensive contact. These charges can be filed as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the seriousness, the extensiveness of injury and whether a deadly weapon was used. Use of a deadly weapon or contact that results in serious bodily injury could result in many years of prison. If you or a loved one has been arrested for these charges, it is important to contact a strong and effective criminal defense lawyer in the Dallas area to defend your rights. 


Family Violence

Recently there has been great interest in the prosecution of assault in the household. In Dallas, Collin and Denton Counties there are specialized divisions of the District Attorney’s offices that are dedicated to the prosecution of spousal and family abuse. Often times, these prosecutions are overzealous, and result in unnecessary protective orders.


Domestic Assault


When a family matter or household quarrel develops into something more serious and police are contacted, one of the parties involved will likely be arrested on assault charges. When contact is made intentionally or recklessly with another, which results in pain or is objectively offensive, then an  assault has occurred. If you have been arrested on assault charges surrounding violence in the home, do not delay in obtaining the assistance of a Dallas domestic violence attorney. The repercussions of a domestic assault conviction can be far-reaching, not only impacting family law and custody matters but also leading to prison time, fines and probation. A first-time domestic violence charge is classified as a misdemeanor but can still bring a sentence of up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000. When deadly weapons are involved, a charge of aggravated assault can be filed and the subsequent penalties will also be enhanced. Repeated convictions can lead to felony charges and long prison sentences.


Domestic Violence Defense Attorney in North Texas.

At the Bunger Law Firm, we understand the full weight of the legal problem you are facing when you have been arrested for a domestic assault. We will zealously represent our client’s interests and constitutional rights. As a former prosecutor, Dave Bunger understands how prosecutors think and will work tirelessly to protect your rights.


Probation Revocation

Dallas Probation Violations Attorney


Motion to Revoke Probation (MTR)

At the Bunger Law Firm, we represent clients in a wide variety of matters pertaining to criminal defense, including probation violations. If you or someone you love has been accused of violating the terms of probation, your freedom and your future are both at risk. Criminal defense attorneys Dave and R.C. Bunger represent clients in the Dallas area who are facing charges from violating their probation and they have the knowledge, skill, and experience necessary to effectively defend against these allegations.


When a person accused of a crime receives probation as part of their adjudication of the criminal case they must follow the terms imposed ny the court and the probation services officials. If a probation officer believes that you have violated any part of the terms of your probation, they may ask the court to issue a warrant for your arrest. Common probation violations include:

  • Failing a UA or drug test
  • Being charged with a new criminal offense
  • Failing to pay court-ordered fines
  • Failing to pay court-ordered restitution
  • Not remaining in contact with probation or parole officials
  • Failing to report to scheduled probation officer meetings
  • If you know that you are in violation, Dallas Probation Attorneys Dave and R.C. Bunger will immediately take steps to protect your rights and defend your freedom. Our attorneys will request a bond from the court to avoid you being placed under arrest and taken to jail while awaiting the hearing on the motion to revoke probation.


If you or a loved one has been accused of or arrested for violating your probation or any other criminal offense, contact the Bunger Law Firm at 214-233-3400.


Criminal Appeals


Any time a person is convicted of a criminal offense, he or she may feel like there are no options beyond what transpired at the trial court level. Under Texas law a person has the right to contest the happenings of the trial after the trial has been concluded. This is through the process of appeals.


Appellate courts are an integral part of the judicial system, providing an important check on the legal errors that can occur at the trial court level. If you have been charged with a crime, not only should your attorney be prepared for a criminal trial, he or she should be prepared for any necessary appeals and post-conviction proceedings.


Dallas Criminal Appeals Lawyer
If you are convicted of a crime, you have the right to appeal the conviction. The criminal appeal attorneys at the Bunger Law Firm will work hard to prepare a safety net in case you receive an unfavorable pretrial ruling or if you are convicted of a crime after trial. If there are any trial court actions or decisions that can be appealed or challenged, we stand prepared to do so and present our arguments to a higher court.


If you have been convicted of a crime, you need an experienced appeals lawyer on your side. The attorneys at the Bunger Law Firm represent clients in the Dallas area and throughout Texas. Contact us at 214-233-3400.


Expunctions and Non-Disclosure Orders

Dallas Expunction and Non-Disclosure Order Lawyers


Expunctions
If you have been arrested for an offense which was either dismissed, acquitted, or reduced to a Class C misdemeanor, you may be eligible to have that incident permanently erased or sealed. Under the Texas Open Records Act, arrests and other criminal records can be accessed by the public. This information is typically used for things like employment background checks, apartment leasing checks, lenders, adoption background checks, etc. This can have a negative impact your obtaining employment, loans and even leases for rental property and in some cases admission into institutions of higher education.


Having the records expunged will give you a fresh start with respect to your criminal history. Once your records have been expunged your criminal record, including finger prints, booking-photo, arrest report, local county records and DPS records, are all completely erased, as if it never happened.


If you have been arrested and or charged with a crime, you may be eligible for an Expunction. Contact the Bunger Law Firm and we can assist you in determining your eligibility and if you are eligible for an expunction we will assist you with every step of the process.


Petitions for Non-Disclosure
For those who are not eligible for an expunction, an Order of Non-Disclosure may be available to you. A person who has successfully completed a deferred adjudication probation may be able to obtain an order of non-disclosure from the court. Although it does not result in a total erasure of the records like with an expunction, a non-disclosure order prevents government agencies from publicly disclosing criminal history information resulting from the offense. The criminal offense will determine whether a person is entitled to an order of non-disclosure and, if so, when such an order can be obtained.


If you have been arrested and or charged with a crime, and your case has been dismissed or you were placed on deferred adjudication and you are not eligible for an expungement, you may be eligible for an order of non-disclosure. Contact the Bunger Law Firm and we can assist you in determining your eligibility and if you are eligible for a non-disclosure order we will assist you with every step of the process.