Wise County Criminal Defense Attorney

Stephen Handy:
 Is specialized in handling cases of Assault, Burglary, Child Abuse, Sex Crimes, Homicide, Theft, Drug Crimes, Driving While Intoxicated, Driving Under the Influence, Weapons, and Probation Violations.
 Has over 20 years of experience practicing every area of Criminal Law.
 Brings personal, prompt, professional attention to your case.
 Provides reassuring, consistent communication and step-by-step direction to you throughout your case.
 Has 2 decades of criminal trial experience as a Misdemeanor Prosecutor, a Felony Prosecutor, a Grand Jury Prosecutor, and a defense attorney in the felony and misdemeanor courts since 2000.

If you have been charged with a crime, even a minor one, then choosing the best criminal defense attorney is one of the most important decisions you can make right now.

Call Stephen Handy today to discuss your case and to see what legal options are available to you.

Call me today to schedule a meeting to discuss your case.

Some of the MOST COMMON CHARGES in Texas are *DWI, *Theft, *Drug (including marijuana) Possession, and *Assault.

In all of these cases, it is imperative that your defense lawyer be incredibly knowledgeable of the specific, often confusing, laws related to these crimes in order to fully protect your rights.


As a member of the National College for DWI/DUI Defense,  I am well informed on the latest technology and rules regarding DWI defense. I handle more DWI/DUI cases than any other kind of case. Officers only need probable cause to make a DWI arrest, and failing a field sobriety tests is not always the best indicator of a person’s intoxication level. Juries, however, need to be convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that a person is intoxicated. That is why you
need a defense attorney who understands the nuisances and scientific aspects of DWI law.


As a theft lawyer, I have seen almost every type of theft charge in my years of practicing criminal defense. From a high school student who takes something on a dare, to a mother who absentmindedly walks out of a store without paying as she deals with a fussy baby- I’ve seen it all. Whether it’s shoplifting, credit card abuse, aggravated robbery, or anything in between, I have successfully represented clients with all types of theft crimes.

Consequences of having a theft conviction on your record can be life-altering. Call me today so that we can protect your future.

*Drug Possession-

The most common drug crimes are:

 Drug Possession
 Drug Delivery
 Drug Trafficking
 Prescription Drug Fraud
 Possession of Marijuana
 Possession of a Controlled Substance
 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
 Possession with intent to Deliver
I have represented clients all over the state of Texas for various drug crimes. If you have been charged with a drug crime, please contact me as soon as possible to begin protecting your future.

*Assault/ Domestic Violence-

As former Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney, one of my positions was that of a Felony Prosecutor in the Family Violence Unit. My experience in that court is an invaluable advantage to my clients. I have a complete understanding of how County Criminal Court 5 works because I solely handled domestic violence cases there for so long.

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