Practice Area

Grand Jury / Pre-Arrest Investigationst

The best time to get Gill & Brissette involved in your important case is when you first suspect that you are under criminal investigation. The police do not have to inform you if you are the target of an investigation. They can also ask you to appear at their department or subpoena you to a grand jury and attempt to question you under oath about your activities.

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University Crimes and Disciplinary Investigations

Criminal and quasi-criminal investigations are being conducted by colleges and universities on a more frequent basis these days. Not only do colleges and universities conduct investigations into possible criminal conduct by students; they also investigate and discipline students for conduct that is not against the laws of the State of Texas. Colleges often investigate on-campus activities but can also extend their reach into off-campus conduct.

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Aggravated Assault

If you’ve been charged with an aggravated assault in Tarrant County, the stakes are high and it’s essential to choose a defense attorney with a proven track record handling serious matters like an aggravated assault charge.

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Arson / Insurance Fraud / Fire Investigation

The science of fire investigation is a complex puzzle of many moving pieces that is often placed at the feet of an Arson or Fire Investigator in the middle of the night that is overworked and underpaid for the skills and ability they possess. Figuring out what took place in a fire has evolved over the last thirty years into a scientific field that takes years to learn and a lifetime to master. How the events of fire are captured and documented by Investigators are crucial to the outcome of any fire investigation. As a chief prosecutor, Miles Brissette was assigned to the Tarrant County Arson Task Force to assist the arson, bomb and fire investigators here in Texas and nationally investigate and successfully prosecute cases involving arsons, homicides as a result of an intentionally set fire and improvised explosive devices (IED). Working day in and day out Miles Brissette developed a national reputation as an attorney that understands what it takes to put together a solid fire investigation and lawsuit. This recognition is exemplified in his election to the Board of Directors for the Texas Chapter International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) and the A Texas Advisory Council on Arson (ATAC). In 2012, A Texas Advisory Council on Arson (ATAC) named him the Texas Arson Prosecutor of the Year.

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Driving While Intoxicated

Driving While Intoxicated charges throw typically law-abiding citizens into unfamiliar territory with possibly serious consequences. The citizen accused needs a defense team like Gill & Brissette with a strong background in criminal law and a dedication to their clients.

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Airport Crimes

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport made headlines in recent years for leading the nation in firearms arrests at security checkpoints.

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Computer and Cell Phone Forensics

In today’s digital world, police often seize a citizen’s computer, tablet or cell phone as part of their investigation. The information law enforcement discovers from these devices could be used against a citizen at a trial.

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Appeals

In some criminal cases there are issues that can be appealed to a higher court in order to assist a defendant in achieving a satisfactory result in a criminal case. Cases from Tarrant County are generally appealed to the Second Court of Appeals of Texas (hyperlink here).

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Parole

Persons who are sentenced to a term in the penitentiary are generally eligible for parole at some point during their sentence. Parole eligibility varies considerably depending on the offense involved and the prior record of the person sentenced.

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Community Supervision Probation

Gill & Brissette has a proven track record of securing community-based sentences for clients charged with all types of offenses. We have secured deferred adjudication probation for many of our clients. On a deferred adjudication probation, the person charged is not found guilty and for many offenses can later obtain an order of non-disclosure to keep their record clean.

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Expunctions and Non-Closures

Many people who have been through the criminal justice system are entitled to have their cases erased from their record. Gill & Brissette are experienced in spotting these cases and having people’s records cleared.

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