Fight Parker County Injuries and Charges with High-Quality Legal Help
What is the core reason for our legal system when you really peel back all the complicated political and socio-economic motivations that tend to shroud it in shades of gray?
To punish? Not really. If that was the main goal, there are far more straightforward ways of doing it – and they wouldn’t take nearly as much time and effort.
To maintain order? While that is definitely an intended secondary effect, it is not the core goal. Again, there are arguably easier and simpler ways of maintaining order.
At the Hampton Eppes Law Group, we believe that the central point of the legal system in our country is to protect. Specifically, to protect rights.
If you are accused of or charged with a crime, the mandated process of going through our legal system is what prevents you from going straight to jail on the word of law enforcement. If you are hurt due to another’s negligence, our legal system offers the potential for recourse by suing those responsible, creating an incentive for potentially bad actors to behave.
Because you have the right to be presumed innocent and put together a compelling argument that convinces those with the power to decide your fate to let you go free. You have the right to receive financial compensation if you are wronged by another. These are protections that are built into our very system of law.
This does not mean that it is easy to protect your rights and get justice, though. Most of the time, you must fight incredibly hard. Where something as complex as the law is concerned, that means working with the best possible lawyer you can find
Someone who has years of experience handling cases like yours. Who understands the legal climate in your area and is familiar with the key players. An attorney who can point to positive client testimonials. Who has earned the respect and recognition of their peers. Who can point to a track record of success.
Hamilton Eppes is proud to have not one, but two such lawyers.
Skilled Weatherford Attorneys Give You the Best Chance at Protecting Your Rights
Residents from Millsap, Springtown, Willow Park, and other areas in and around Parker County who have been accused of a crime or suffered a serious injury due to negligence turn to Hampton Eppes for one reason and one reason only: our lawyers.
For years, Jeff Hampton and Brian S. Eppes have battled to protect countless people from having their lives turned upside down.
Depending on the situation, that might have meant casting doubt on the prosecution’s argument and winning their client an acquittal or favorable plea deal. Or it may have involved putting together a compelling case against a negligent entity in order to win fair and just compensation.
Why do people continue to turn to them?
If you have been charged with a crime in or around Parker County, Jeff Hampton is the man you want by your side. Why? It starts with his background.
Before he started defending his fellow citizens, Mr. Hampton spent years on the other side of the aisle as a prosecutor. His job was to put together arguments designed to get people convicted.
This means that he understands how prosecutors and law enforcement officials think – and how to beat them. He is often able to anticipate prosecutorial arguments ahead of time and prepare defenses designed to poke holes and call them into question.
His time there also left him quite “battle-hardened,” with plenty of trial experience and work on high-profile, high-stakes cases. That means he is not going to be bullied into taking a bad plea deal for you because he is frightened of trying the case in front of a judge or jury.
These are not just words, either. He has the recognition and awards to back them up, such as:
AVVO TOP ATTORNEY CRIMINAL DEFENSE 2017-2019 JEFF HAMPTON
AVVO TOP ATTORNEY DUI & DWI 2017-2019 JEFF HAMPTON
EXPERTISE BEST DUI LAWYERS IN FORT WORTH 2017-2020 JEFF HAMPTON
DALLAS CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS ASSOCIATION 2017-2019 JEFF HAMPTON
LEAD COUNSEL RATED 2016-2019 JEFF HAMPTON
NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR DUI DEFENSE 2015-2019 JEFF HAMPTON
National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 2014-2019 Jeff Hampton
NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS TOP 100 2016-2019 JEFF HAMPTON
When you are in trouble, reach out to a lawyer who gets results.
BRIAN S. EPPES
Like Jeff Hampton, Mr. Eppes was also a prosecutor at one point in his life and brings with him those experiences. The rest of his resume is quite a bit more eclectic, though, involving work in the White House of George W. Bush, writing several laws in the Texas Legislature alongside elected officials, and taking on cases at a boutique tax and estate planning firm in Fort Worth.
This wide range of experiences has gifted Mr. Eppes both with an incredible breadth and depth of legal knowledge well beyond that of most other attorneys and a unique way of looking at issues and cases that has served him – and his clients – well.
Throughout all of his experiences, there is one constant: serving others. He believes wholeheartedly in fairness and justice, and always gives his all to make sure his clients are protected and get the best deal possible while holding the other side accountable for their actions.
Texas Personal Injury and Criminal Cases Hampton Eppes Can Take On
This list is not comprehensive, so if you do not notice your specific issue here, do not hesitate to reach out to our office. Once you give us the details of your situation, we will be able to let you know whether or not we can help and make you aware of the options available to you.
Hampton Eppes: The Right Lawyers for Your Parker County Legal Issue
With more than 25 years of combined experience and impeccable track records, Jeff Hampton and Brian S. Eppes can help you to protect your rights and fight back for justice in Texas. However, they cannot start until you reach out to them.
Do not wait. In both criminal cases and personal injury claims, time matters. Wait too long and you will severely damage your chances at receiving a positive outcome.
Sincere, Compassionate, Brilliant. Sharp and Professional
Sincere, compassionate, brilliant, sharp, and professional are some of the words that describe Jeff Hampton and Brandon Fulham who partnered to represent my boyfriend's Felony 2 charge of possession! They never over promised from the very beginning but we're very encouraging from the very first conversation and we were confident that these two lawyers were on top of their game in the courtroom. After a couple of months of strategic and careful research they were able to request a no bill on his case so it never even reached the courtroom. Know who you're hiring to represent you! We interviewed 20 other law firms and didn't feel the peace and confidence that we did with Jeff Hampton and his partner Brandon Fulham.
Feb 23, 2018
by Ryan Whi on
Jeff Hampton and his team have handled two separate cases for me. Jeff Hampton, his associates, and Ms Cervantes have been nothing short of outstanding. They have exceeded my expectations since day one. With Mr Hampton you will get the toughest fight possible on your behalf. You get true professionalism on an individual and personal level. As a combat war veteran, I highly recommend Mr Hampton to fellow veterans and any other person who is looking for good representation. When you hire him, you will have have peace of mind that everything possible will be done to get you the best outcome he can. He treats everyone of his clients with respect and genuine concern and care for their situation. He is an all around stand up guy and knows the criminal justice system inside and out. His staff including Ms Cervantes swiftly and efficiently address your concerns and maintain awesome communication with everyone involved in your fight. Thanks to the whole team. I am a real client facing real time and when time is precious and of the essence, don't waste time hiring anyone else. One more kicker is that due to my situations with my wife, Mr Hampton got me permission to live in Mexico and travel abroad for the whole duration of my case with the only requirement was me appearing at my court dates. Thanks Again Jeff.
Feb 23, 2018
by Aldo Crispin on
Hands Down the Best Legal Defense Team
Working with Jeff and Staff was very scary at first, not because they are scary, because of my legal situation. Jeff, Brandon and Priscilla (the most professional and kind legal receptionist) are very honest and upfront with the situation, I can't imagine all of the clients they get on the daily scared and not knowing what is going to happen to them. Priscilla the is very helpful, she goes above and beyond for your needs and communication. Jeff is very reassuring, but he also tells you what exactly needs to be done throughout your whole case, it is very clear Jeff and Brandon know exactly what they are doing. I would come in to court during my case, once a month, scared not knowing what was going to happen, what i was going to be told that day. Jeff would come in very calm and poised with coffee on his right hand and cell phone on the left hand. To my point, Jeff always is ready for battle no matter what his case, he talked to me individually even on my nervous breakdown days. Almost a year later I am sitting here in my office writing what i believe is one of the most emotional and sincere reviews with all my charges dismissed!!! Hands down the best legal defense team God could have ever provided!
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group October 25, 2018
If you or a loved one is facing an assault charge, you might be surprised at the level of the charge or the severity of the potential consequences. This is especially true if the associated incident involved others who were also arrested but not charged, or whose charges were not as serious. How is that possible? One important determining factor with these types of charges is “bodily injury.” Whether or not “bodily injury” occurred and how severe those injuries were can greatly impact how someone is charged. [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group October 15, 2018
Halloween can be one of the most dangerous nights to be out on the road, especially if you have had too much to drink. In this post, we’re going to give you tips on how to avoid driving drunk this year and getting a DWI. Halloween DWI Risks Consider these Halloween drunk driving statistics: Over 58 million adults plan to host or attend a Halloween party. Many of these parties will involve alcohol, which can lead to drunk driving incidents. There were 168 people killed in drunk [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group October 12, 2018
In Texas, sexual assault is typically prosecuted as a second degree felony, and can be raised to a first degree felony under certain circumstances. If convicted, you will likely receive a lengthy prison sentence, significant fines, and a requirement to register as a sex offender. You may also be subject to a civil lawsuit from the victim or the victim’s family. Individually, each of these penalties can throw your life off course and make things far more difficult for you. Together, they can’t help but have a [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group October 4, 2018
There’s an uncomfortable truth that our state has to face: a lot of child abuse occurs in Texas. How much? From 2012 to 2016, Texas had more reported cases of child abuse than any other state. Obviously, this is a huge social problem that we need to tackle, and law enforcement are under enormous pressure to identify child abuse and bring the perpetrators to justice. The downside of all this attention is that sometimes people can be overzealous in their crusade against abuse, targeting innocent individuals and/or [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group September 27, 2018
If you have a criminal record in Texas, your life will be harder in all kinds of ways. In this post, we’re going to explain why a criminal record makes life more difficult, as well as how having your record expunged can restore your peace of mind and get you back on the right track – and why you want the help of a skilled Fort Worth criminal lawyer. Why Life Is Harder with a Texas Criminal Record A criminal record makes life much more difficult for [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group September 24, 2018
Even though burglary charges often make the news for comical reasons, the penalties for these crimes are far from funny. Take this recent story from Dallas. A man was caught on surveillance cameras stealing items from a garage in the area, but left viewers laughing as he realized he forgot to put his car in park. The car is seen rolling away as he chases it with his stolen items. Law enforcement officials shared the video on social media to identify the man, and he has since [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group September 13, 2018
If you have been accused of drug crimes in Texas, you have several options for fighting back against the charges. In this post, we’ll outline a number of common defenses for drug crimes that have proven successful. Depending on the circumstances of your case, one or more of these defenses may work to get your Texas drug charges reduced – or even dropped or dismissed. Improper Police Procedure If the police lacked probable cause, used harsh or abusive actions, failed to read you your rights, or performed [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group September 3, 2018
If you are accused of shoplifting, your first reaction may be to get angry and try to leave. Alternatively, if you did take something, you might think that admitting your guilt and apologizing profusely is the best way to get out of trouble. You need to be careful, though, because the wrong move may land you with criminal charges. Below, we’re going to offer a list of what you should not do after being accused of shoplifting in Texas. No matter what, you have rights – but [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group August 30, 2018
Domestic violence affects over 200,000 victims each year in Texas alone. Our state has strict laws against offenders who commit acts of domestic violence, but not all domestic violence charges are the same. If you have been charged with violent crimes that happened in your home, get to know the difference between charges like “domestic violence” and “family violence.” The more you know about the charges you face, the better equipped you will be to fight these charges and walk away without penalties. What Is Domestic Violence [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group August 27, 2018
If you are facing DWI charges in Texas, it’s wise to review your rights when the police stop you on suspicion of DWI. If your rights were violated, a skilled attorney may be able to help you get your charges reduced or dropped. What You Can Expect If a Texas Officer Pulls You Over for DWI Inside your vehicle You are required to stop when an officer pulls you over on suspicion of DWI. You are also required to provide your driver’s license and insurance information when [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group August 16, 2018
Imagine you and your buddies are part of a basketball league. During a game, an opposing player fouls you hard, and it pisses you off. But for the sake of the team, you keep your composure. After the game, the team goes out for drinks. A few beers in, you notice that the jerk who fouled you earlier is sitting three tables over. Fueled by drunken judgment and some peer pressure, you head over to tell him off. Not surprisingly, things get heated. Before you know it, [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group August 8, 2018
“Stop! Thief!” If you’re hearing these two words, you’re probably in some trouble. Not all theft cases are that dramatic, but the consequences for stealing another’s property may end up costing you more than just a bit of pocket change. Here, we’re going to detail the basics of Texas theft charges so you can know what you’re up against if you are charged, and how you can give yourself the best chance at walking away from the courtroom without any consequences. How Does Texas Define “Theft”? Texas [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group August 1, 2018
Criminal offenses involving sexual misconduct, sexual assault, illegal pornography, or unlawful sexual behavior fall under the umbrella of sex crimes, which come with serious consequences. Sex crimes are harshly prosecuted in all states, but Texas prosecutes sex crimes more aggressively than many other states, particularly those committed against minors. If you are charged with a sex crime, you face a long prison sentence and possible registration as a sex offender. Below, we’re going to cover common sex crimes in the state of Texas, as well as the [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group August 1, 2018
Even if you have never distributed or transported drugs in Texas, you can face drug trafficking charges in Texas under certain conditions. In this post, we’ll explain the factors that influence whether you are charged with drug possession or drug trafficking, and how a skilled attorney can help you fight your charges. Factors That Can Lead to Texas Drug Trafficking Charges Instead of Possession Charges When Texas law enforcement officers make an arrest on suspicion of drug possession or trafficking, these are the factors that could result [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group July 19, 2018
Celebrity chef Grady Spears was recently arrested for assaulting his wife after police arrived on the scene due to a domestic violence complaint and found his wife covered in bruises. His wife stated at the scene that Spears had hit her multiple times. However, Spears’ wife says that he had been taking medications for his back pain and potentially for other health conditions, but stopped taking the medication as directed. She contends that that is why the assault occurred. She also stated that he is a “loving [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group July 13, 2018
If you were arrested on DWI charges in Texas over the Fourth of July holiday, what can you expect? We’ll tell you what you need to know about penalties and how an experienced criminal attorney can help you fight your charges. DWI Laws in Texas Every 20 minutes, a person in Texas is hurt or killed in a vehicle crash that involves alcohol use. These numbers increase over the July 4th holiday, when many people drive home from parties after having had too much to drink. Even [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group July 3, 2018
Nationally and internationally, attitudes about Marijuana are changing. Eight states and Washington D.C. have legalized recreational marijuana, while 28 states and Washington D.C have legalized medical marijuana. On top of this, a number of states have decriminalized petty offenses such as possession of small amounts of marijuana. However, true to form, Texas has gone its own way with marijuana laws. Marijuana is very much still illegal in the state of Texas, and our state continues to impose harsh penalties for possession of even very small amounts. Further, [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group June 29, 2018
Car crashes in Texas occur for many reasons. If the acts of another cause you to be involved in an accident, that is called negligence. If you are injured in a car accident, you have the right to sue for damages if the other driver was negligent in some way. In this post, we’re doing to detail the most common negligent acts that result in crashes and what to do if you have been injured. Distracted Driving This is the top reason for car crashes in the [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group June 21, 2018
If you are facing assault charges in Texas, there are a number of different defense strategies that a knowledgeable lawyer may be able to use to get your charges reduced or dropped. In this post, we’ll provide an overview of the law and associated penalties, then describe which defenses may work for your case. Definition of Assault in Texas Texas law describes assault like so: “A person commits an offense if the person: (1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person's spouse; [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group June 15, 2018
In Texas, if you enter someone’s dwelling with the intent to commit a crime, you will face burglary charges. It may be called home invasion or residential burglary in other states, but in Texas, those acts fall under general burglary laws. In this post, we’re going to describe the burglary laws and associated penalties in our state, along with how a skilled criminal defense attorney can help you. Definition of Burglary in Texas Under Texas law, burglary is defined as entering or remaining inside a building, structure, [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group June 7, 2018
In May, one teen allegedly used a shotgun and .38 caliber revolver in a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Ten people died in the shooting. The parents of a teenage male killed in the shooting have filed a $1 million wrongful death lawsuit against the alleged gunman. The lawsuit claims that the alleged shooter’s parents gave him access to the firearms used in the shooting, and that they did not offer secure protections against his access to the weapons. The governor of Texas has [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group June 3, 2018
Shoplifting is a very common offense, but it is taken very seriously by the state of Texas – and by Texas retailers. More and more, retailers are taking aggressive actions to catch shoplifters, and they are increasingly likely to prosecute even minor incidents of shoplifting. This is a big deal, because you can face serious criminal penalties for a shoplifting charge, in addition to being left with a criminal record that will come back to haunt you. Fortunately, there are many ways to fight back against shoplifting [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group May 23, 2018
In Texas, restraining orders and protective orders are used in domestic abuse cases to protect individuals from experiencing harm. In this post, we’ll cover how they work and what happens if a violation occurs. How Restraining Orders Work Restraining orders are typically filed along with petitions for divorce or child custody cases. A restraining order prohibits certain behaviors from the antagonistic party to protect the other party from injury or property damage. If a restraining order is violated, it is not enforceable by the court because it [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group May 17, 2018
If your insurance claim was denied, it may not be your fault. All too often, insurance companies act in bad faith and don’t pay for legitimate claims. In this post, we’re going to tell you about the most common ways that insurance companies act in bad faith, and how to protect yourself against them. What Is Bad Faith Insurance? When you faithfully pay your premiums, you expect your insurance company to be there for you when you must file a claim. In most cases, that’s exactly how [...]
Teenage drinking always increases around prom and graduation. Recently, in Washington state, a drunk teen driver crashed a van after losing control, then fled the accident on foot. In the same area, another teen lost control when navigating a roundabout a few hours earlier. They hit a light pole and left the scene with a case of beer and several passengers, but left two girls behind in the vehicle. Both teens were sent to juvenile detention. Texas, unfortunately, is not immune to these types of incidents. Below, [...]
Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in which to work, and the stats prove it. How bad is it? Both across the U.S. and right here in Texas, people get hurt – and sometimes even die – in all kinds of ways due to construction accidents. Take a look at these facts: Every day, two construction workers die in the U.S. due to injuries on the job. Twenty percent of all workplace deaths are in the construction industry, which is the highest rate of all [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group April 26, 2018
If you are facing charges of domestic violence in Texas, learning more about the laws and potential penalties can help you understand how to get the best chance at a positive outcome. Domestic Violence and Relationships In order for something to qualify as an act of domestic violence, there must be an intimate relationship between the offender and the victim. Examples include the following: Person related by blood or marriage Spouse or former spouse Dating partner or former dating partner Parent of the offender’s children Parents Children [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group April 19, 2018
People slip and fall all the time for a variety or reasons and in all kinds of places. Most of the time, no one is hurt. Or they might suffer a few bruises, cuts, or scrapes, but nothing truly serious. Sometimes, though, the results can be disastrous for the person who falls, involving broken bones, serious damage to the head or spine, or other catastrophic injuries. When someone gets severely hurt on another’s property, such as a place of business, they may be able to file a [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group April 13, 2018
Texas District Judge Guy Williams was recently indicted on charges of road rage, which amounted to aggravated assault under Texas law. He was charged with allegedly pointing a gun at the occupants of a vehicle while attempting to run the vehicle off the road. The jury found him not guilty of one charge and undecided on the other. This case is just one example of how assault charges work. Below we’re going to explain more about what it means to be charged with assaulting someone in Texas. [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group April 5, 2018
If you are injured on someone else’s property in Texas, you may not know what to do next. In this post we’re going to tell you what steps you need to take, including getting help from a skilled personal injury attorney. Premises Liability Allows You to Receive Compensation When you get hurt on someone else’s property due to negligence, you can file a premises liability lawsuit. A successful case will depend on evidence that shows the property owner knew about or should have known about a hazardous [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group April 4, 2018
Drug crimes are some of the most common criminal offenses, both in our state and across the nation. However, drug crime charges should be taken very seriously here, as Texas has some of the harshest consequences for drug offenses in the country. Texas drug laws break down the degree of offense and sentencing by the type and amount of substance, and whether the defendant was merely in possession of the substance or distributed or intended to distribute the substance in question. Penalty Group 1 (PG1) Penalty group [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group February 23, 2018
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury or a wrongful death due to another’s negligence in an auto accident, you are likely trying to pick up the pieces and make sense of this tragic occurrence. You may also be facing financial concerns from mounting medical bills and lost wages. Seeking damages can help protect your family’s financial future and hold the negligent driver accountable for his or her actions. However, to successfully establish negligence for personal injury claims in Texas, you must be able [...]
Published By: Hampton Eppes Law Group February 23, 2018
It happened. You got pulled over, the officer administered a breath test, and you blew over a 0.08. Now you’re going to have a DWI conviction on your record, and there’s nothing you can do about it. This is what most people think if they register a positive BAC test result. What you may not know, though, is that breathalyzers are notoriously inaccurate. Breathalyzers have an inherent margin of error, and a number of other factors may also skew the results. Because of this, many Texans charged [...]