Carl David Ceder - Attorney and Counselor at Law

Texas Criminal Defense Attorney

Have you been accused or arrested for a criminal offense in Texas? If so, how you proceed and the timing with which you handle it is of the utmost importance. It is imperative to seek legal counsel immediately so they can help guide you in the best possible manner through what can be a very scary, confusing, and traumatic process. It can be filled with pitfalls and mistakes that can be easy to avoid if one is aware but sometimes impossible and harder to fix later. Dallas and Collin County Criminal Lawyer Attorney Carl David Ceder is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization ( and takes a great deal of pride in his criminal defense practice. Attorney Carl David Cederam also a “forensic-lawyer” scientist, earning the designation through Axion Labs in Chicago, sponsored by the Chemistry and Law division of the American Chemical Society. The ACS-CHAL designation is the highest form of scientific recognition available for lawyers (

In the event that you have been charged with a crime in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, there is a myriad of vital and important steps you need to take to ensure the best possible chance for a successful defense. Given how there is a wide variety of criminal charges in Texas one can be facing, it is important to find and work with an experienced, skilled, and knowledgeable Texas Criminal Defense Attorney who has experience handling in a wide variety of criminal defense cases. Most criminal defense attorneys who have had past success have a working knowledge of how to best employ different tactics and techniques in a variety of defense areas with virtually any criminal offense in Texas.

Attorney Carl David Ceder can fiercely defend your rights in court and has a strong track record for success and a well-known reputation as a trustworthy trial lawyer. With over ten years of experience practicing law exclusively devoted to the defense of those accused of a crime, Attorney Carl David Ceder has successfully handled thousands of cases and has been honored with numerous awards and accolades throughout his legal career. To learn more about his background please read here.  By getting Attorney Carl David Ceder on your side, you will get all the benefits of his many years of hard work, training, skill, and experience. Let Attorney Carl David Ceder serve as your zealous advocate and aggressive representative every step of the way.

Criminal Case Approach – Attorney Carl David Ceder

Every criminal case is different, and every situation unique. The first thing to understand is there are only three ways to dispose of a criminal case – from the level of a traffic ticket, all the way up to a murder charge. The charge can be dismissed, you can enter into a “plea bargain” agreement with the District Attorney, or you can decide to have a Judge or a (Jury of your peers) decide whether you are “Guilty” or “Not Guilty” of the charges alleged against you. I find the best method to employ as an approach to try and obtain optimal results, is from the very beginning –try your best to analyze, HYPOTHETICALLY – WHAT CAN THE STATE PROVE AT TRIAL? Often, (AND THIS IS THE SAD TRUTH) it matters little what the truth is – what matters most, however, is what can the state prove at trial.

The reality is witnesses can lie, police officers can quit, some testimony may or may not be more credible than others, the DA may realize they have a possible hole in their case in legally proving it up at trial – and so considering all of this, it doesn’t necessarily matter what the truth is, all this information leads to considering what will happen AT TRIAL. If you start to analyze this from the very beginning, and then you work your way backward, I firmly believe a criminal defense attorney will realize their best chance scenario of success. It is easy for DA’s to give “plea” bargain offers – it is an entirely different situation when they are forced to actually prove their case at trial by convincing a Judge or a Jury that the evidence obtained supports Guilt.

It is important then, to have a criminal defense attorney who has the ability, and experience, to successfully advocate at trial settings. That is not to say EVERY case will result in a jury trial, because in fact, MOST will not – but in my opinion, for maximum results, I find it best to approach a case in analyzing the evidence of what will happen if the case does proceed to trial…And then work your way backward. You can then understand and better assess what an appropriate plea bargain is in lieu of trial, and if the DA assigned to your case is not willing to give an appropriate recommendation with their offer to you as a plea bargain, if you have already analyzed the weight of the evidence and chance of success of prevailing at trial – you are in a much better position to consider alternate scenarios, OTHER THAN trial, by utilizing this tactic.

If you or a loved one has been charged with any criminal offense in Texas, Attorney Carl David Ceder can help to assist you and determine the best way to handle your situation. It is extremely important to have legal representation as early as possible because there are methods for handling each stage in order to secure the best possible outcome. Regardless of whether it is a very serious and complex offense or a simple misdemeanor, all charges should be taken seriously and handled correctly and with the goal in mind to obtain the best result possible. If you want an experienced attorney on your side, give our office a call and we will immediately get involved go to work on your behalf. I am Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and have handled the defense of virtually any criminal charges. Below are some of the areas we have provided information on the charges we routinely handle which include the following:

  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Charges;
  • Driving Under the Influence(DUI);
  • All Intoxication-Related Offenses;
  • All Drug Charges;
  • Marijuana Charges;
  • Probation Violations;
  • Juvenile Crimes;
  • Assault Charges/Domestic Violence;
  • Federal Charges;
  • Weapons Charges
  • Jail Release;
  • Writ Bonds – Jail Release;
  • Expunction/Sealing Criminal Records;
  • Criminal Appeals/Post Conviction Relief;
  • White Collar Crime/Fraud;
  • Theft/Property Crimes;
  • Internet Crimes;
  • Sexual Offenses.

The emotional turmoil involved with any criminal case can be stressful. Such a serious matter can ruin your life. Attorney Carl David Ceder will always work as hard as possible to help put your mind at ease knowing you have the most comprehensive and effective legal defense in your court. All his efforts will be focused on reviewing the evidence, interviews with witnesses, all police records and evaluating and documenting all aspects from the scene of the accident. Your current situation should not affect your emotional and financial stability, lifestyle or general health and well-being. He will help you have the best possible defense and hopeful outcome. He will aggressively pursue your case with extreme caution and attention to detail; and will not leave one stone left unturned. You are innocent until proven guilty and he will aggressively defend your legal rights to keep your name clean and clear and in good conscious. Your case is attorney Carl David Ceder’s first priority.

You can contact The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder at any time for assistance at 214.702.CARL(2275) or at 469.2000.DWI(394). You can also e-mail Carl directly, at [email protected]; or to the office for general inquiries at [email protected]. Phones should be answered 24 hours a day/7 days a week for immediate and prompt assistance.