Hiring a skilled and reputable criminal defense firm to defend against your criminal charges is essential. The way your case will be handled has a direct effect on the outcome of your case and your entire future.

Let the Barbieri Law Firm, P.C., a highly successful team, help you.


No matter the criminal charge you face, a conviction will most likely negatively affect the rest of your life. Attempting to handle your case alone or with an inexperienced or understaffed lawyer will not serve you well.

However, a Plano criminal lawyer and legal team will place you in the best position to avoid or beat impending charges. Our founder, Heather Barbieri, is a specialist in criminal law as certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This makes her a certified criminal expert—a title that very few lawyers in the state can claim. Our all-female team of dedicated and trial-ready defense attorneys, and our dedicated team of support staff and paralegals are here to help you and can help protect your personal and professional future and freedom.

Our Practice Areas

Understanding the System
and Law in Plano and throughout Texas

When the police ask someone to cooperate with an investigation, most people will readily comply. However, a criminal investigation can quickly proceed from a friendly information gathering session to someone being considered a suspect. The participation and defense of a well-practiced lawyer based in Plano and serving the needs of clients throughout the state of Texas for over 20 years will successfully protect an individual’s rights and avoid missteps that could lead to severe criminal charges and significant jail time.

The competence of a defendant’s legal counsel is paramount to success because, without resolve and an authentic passion to fight for clients’ freedom and let their story be told, experience, and know-how, an attorney’s recommendations and actions could lead to disappointing results (e.g., accepting an unfavorable plea bargain).

“ When individuals come to us seeking legal assistance, they are often in a vulnerable situation. We will never take advantage of the distressed state a client is in, but rather will stand by his or her side from start to finish, never giving up.”
– Heather Barbieri

Potential Sentence: Minimum of 25 years prison, up to 99 years with a $10,000 fine AND 20 years in prison on each of the Indecency counts; each with a $10,000 fine

The case was dismissed outright.

Potential Sentence: Up to 99 years in prison and/or fine up to $10,000

The client was arrested and charged with Murder in January of 2016 after he was involved in a theft-gone-wrong where a Co-defendant shot and killed another person. The client was facing up to 99 years in prison, but after negotiations with the prosecutor, a plea agreement was entered that not only kept the client out of prison, but also did not result in a conviction of the alleged offense.

A Plano Criminal Attorney Can Work with You Through Every Step of Your Case

Selecting the right attorney to represent you is critical when your liberty and financial security are in jeopardy. A determined and skilled Plano criminal lawyer could dedicate their time to helping you fight the criminal charges that are against you.

A member of Barbieri Law Firm, P.C., is just a phone call away. Contact our office as soon as possible for a consultation with an experienced legal advocate.


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I did a ton of research trying to find the best lawyer to help my husband with a wrongful accusation for a white collar crime he was accused of. I thought I found the best attorney out there. I was rather disappointed. I was very fortunate that one day we had to go to the courtroom for a hearing. My attorney didn’t show and finally sent me a note that he was running 45 minutes late. I guess this is typical of a lot of lawyers. While we were waiting, Mrs. Barbieri had a hearing for one of her clients. We were both blown away by her prowess. My husband and I looked at each other with the same thought: ‘should we talk to her to help us.’ I approached her as she was walking out. At first, she was hesitant because we already had an attorney and she wanted to be respectful. But, when our attorney finally showed up, we told him we would no longer need his services. The next morning I called Mrs. Barbieri up and hired her right on the spot.

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Who We Are
Collective Experience

Our Plano criminal defense attorneys have several decades of collective experience successfully defending people against all types of charges. We have developed a blueprint for achieving successful outcomes for clients with complex, difficult cases.

Board Certified In Criminal Defense

Founding attorney Heather Barbieri is a board-certified criminal defense specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a certification given to a small percentage of attorneys who have demonstrated substantial knowledge and competence in an area of law.

A Team Of Fighters

We are committed to fighting for our clients, and making sure their voices will be heard.

Proven Track Record Of Victories

Our team of Plano criminal defense lawyers have a proven track record of getting results. Whether through trial or settlement, we have obtained successful dismissals and acquittals for hundreds of complex criminal cases.

Team of Advocates. Consultations. Representing all of Texas.

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