Criminal Defense

Aggressive Criminal Defense Representation

Finding a criminal defense attorney who has the skill and a prior track record for success to effectively protect your rights is absolutely critical when accused of a criminal charge. Not all attorneys will do everything necessary to present the best defense possible for your case. The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder has a strong track record of success and prior experience in defending a wide variety of criminal cases all around the State of Texas. Carl had dedicated his entire career to defending the accused, and is proud of the fact that he has never worked as a prosecutor, thereby working to put individuals in jail. He believes this characteristic embodies his passionate desire for defending the accused.

After an arrest, and before charges are formally filed by indictment or information, it is often a possibility to avoid serious repercussions if immediate action is taken to aid in your defense. The experience of The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder will help give you insight into how to best attack even the most serious of criminal charges. It is often true in criminal defense that the best defense, is a good offense. Carl and his staff will provide you, or your loved one, with high quality and aggressive defense for literally any type of criminal offense that you may be facing.

Client Focused Practice

Most of our clients have never had to deal within the criminal justice system, and most have never before been accused of a crime outside of minor traffic violations. If you are reading this, you likely have many questions regarding what lies ahead. Our office always welcomes those seeking legal counsel to review our background and some of our past client testimonials.  To do, please review client reviews and collegue endorsements HERE.

After reviewing the dynamics of our office, we then welcome you to set up an appointment for an initial consultation so we can review your case. The choice you make with your representation of legal counsel may prove to be the most important decision one will have to make with regards to their case.  Our office proudly serves the entire State of Texas, and has a reputation for taking even the most difficult cases other attorneys may not want to handle. Carl has a passionate desire for representing the accused in court, and will assist you to help tailor a legal strategy that will best suit your scenario, given your particular situation. Your case is important to us. You will be more than just a cause number to us, and we will always pledge to do our best to represent every individual who entrusts us with their life, liberty, and freedom.  

Determining the best course of defense action often requires a deep evaluation of all evidence obtained prior to, leading up to, during, and after an arrest is made. A thorough review and assessment should involve a review of all statements and evidence to determine if any errors possibly exist that could result in a favorable outcome. We strongly welcome you to contact our office as quickly as possible if you feel you are either under investigation, or after an arrest is made, regardless of where you are in the overall process.

Some of the criminal cases our office handles includes, but is not limited to:

  • DWI Defense
  • DUI Defense
  • Assault Charges
  • Drug Charges
  • Theft Charges
  • White Collar Crimes
  • All other forms of Criminal Defense

If you are reading this, you likely are doing so because you are trying to gather information on how to proceed in the time ahead. Our office would sincerely love to help you maneuver through our criminal justice in an attempt to help obtain the best results possible, obviously given the specific facts of your case.

Carl David Ceder is a Criminal Defense Attorney who has dedicated an entire career to helping those looking for experienced, aggressive, and wise counsel when faced with having to maneuver through our criminal justice system. He has a genuine passion for representing the citizen accused, and would like nothing more than to use his resources and experience to help you with any legal assistance you might need. When individuals find themselves in the unfortunate position of having to find legal counsel for any given criminal matter, most do not know how best to seek out who will be the best fit for them, their case, and their life in general. More than anything, Carl and his staff firmly believes that what people want most is an attorney who has the ability to give sound guidance and advice, and what place their trust in someone who will help assist in navigating the intricacies of the criminal justice system.

Moreover, people usually want communication, and done so in a way that is clear, concise, and to the point. Many lawyers lose sight of the fact that most of their clients have NEVER been placed in a situation like having to face a criminal accusation before. As such, it is only natural to expect for one to want to work with a legal team who can help fashion a positive resolution to a case, while also helping to maintain a person’s dignity and respect through what is always a very difficult, trying, and most of the time embarrassing time.

Since Carl first obtaining his license to practice law, he has devoted almost the entirey of his legal practice to criminal defense. Simply put, criminal defense is his passion, and it truly serves as my life’s devotion. He has literally dedicated everything he has within his power to excel in this particular career path. It is not simply just a job for him, rather, he believes it his calling. He has personally seen the injustice and humiliation people experience when forced to be at the complete mercy of any police officer who wants to initiate a criminal investigation. Prior experience has made it very clear just how easy it is for an individual to be accused of a crime, and then arrested based literally on mere "suspicion" alone. In fact, police officers are trained to react on “suspicion.” It is no wonder why they carelessly make many arrests that do not later hold up in court later when further scrutinized by a judge, jury, a prosecutor, and a savvy defense attorney. Usually police officers make an arrest first, then ask questions later.

Whether you ultimately decide to take your case to a jury trial, or it is a more viable strategy to instead try and successfully negotiate a favorable plea bargain, Carl and his legal team will approach each case with the objective to obtain the most favorable outcome, while always keeping your best interest as the chief and primary concern. The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder utilizes an approach to always perform a thorough analysis of any case, then begin to work to try and determine on what all legal options are available. Carl and his staff will then help you to decide on the best course of action, given their collective prior experience and knowledge, as to which route will best suit your particular needs. Given all of this, their goal is always to do their best to help navigate individuals through the criminal justice system, during what often is a very most frightening and intimidating experience. 

Carl has worked extremely hard for the results he has achieved and his proud of his past track record for success. Given this, Carl and his office would love to put all of their energy and diligence into helping best serve you, based on your individual needs. The Law Office of Carl David Ceder is firmly committed to doing everything possible to deliver the best results to those represented, considering whatever factors may be involved. The State of Texas will always try to do everything in their power to obtain a conviction against you. The best, and usually the most certain way, to counter this approach is to utilize a legal team that has the talent, resources, and experience, to successfully advocate on your behalf. Carl and his staff will pledge to NEVER take the responsibility of representing an individual in court lightly. Instead, they consider it a very special honor and privilege when someone places their trust in them, when it is obvious by doing so they are expressing their confidence to help protect their future and freedom in their office.

All of our websites have an immense amount of information that is meant to be helpful to those faced with formal criminal accusations in court. The information is freely given to those seeking helpful advice and guidance on the best way to avoid the possible pitfalls one may encounter in the process. The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder very much encourages those reviewing relevant information pertaining to their legal situation, to read some of their past client reviews and/or professional endorsements from various legal colleagues on his AVVO account ( Carl is a firm believer that the best and most sure way to try and predict future success is by analyzing past results.

Contact Our Office Now

Carl and his team take great pride in their work, and hope that you will consider making contact should you decide you would to inquire about anything further. You can e-mail Carl directly at and/or at, and/or call the office 24 hours a day at 460.2000.DWI(394) and/or 214.702.CARL(2275).  Thank you for your time, and please contact the office with any questions and/or concerns you may have. hope to hear from you soon. Either way, Carl and his legal team wish you good luck and fortune for those reading this in the time ahead.