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One of the most effective, aggressive and compassionate criminal defense team in Texas.
Over 260 Jury trials, both felony and misdemeanor
latest result
April 21, 2017

Case: Client charged with Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child. Client is 64-years old and punishment range, if found guilty is 25-life, no parole...


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Griffith & Associates
108 West Main Street
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 938-8343
(972) 937-9555

Statewide practice, serving all of Ellis County and Texas, with our office located in historic downtown Waxahachie.

Welcome to Griffith & Associates

Your Ellis County Criminal Defense TEAM!"

Mark Griffith, Attorney at Law

Being arrested for a crime in Ellis County, Texas is a difficult situation. Not only is your freedom on the line, but also your reputation and good name. For this reason, you need a TEAM of experienced criminal defense attorneys on your side!

Mark D. Griffith & Associates stand ready to provide the best defense to any client choosing to put our experienced and professional criminal defense team to work in defending their liberty, their life, and their good name.

As a criminal defense law firm devoted almost exclusively to defending persons accused of a crime by the Ellis County District Attorney's office, or any District Attorney in the State of Texas, we stand ready to defend your Constitutional rights.

With over 55 years combined experience in criminal matters, serving as counsel for those accused of a crime, or wrong doing, the team at Griffith & Associates stands ready to serve you in your time of need.

If you, or a loved one, have been accused of a criminal offense, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

To speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Ellis County call (972) 938-8343 or contact us.

Criminal is our passion!

When You Need A Criminal Defense Attorney, Why Do You Need A Team?

The Government that has arrested you and wants to convict you has a team. That should be matched with a team fighting for you. The Government has investigators, so should you and Griffith & Associates has a world class attorney that handles case for our Firm. Clients that hire Griffith & Associates get the benefit of three (3) attorneys working on their case, the Government does. Griffith & Associates has always been about evening the playing field with the Government and outworking them, out preparing them, and producing advocacy, through experience, courage and tenacity that gets the results the client wants.

You are in scary waters, with the Government trying to convict you, that should be met with the type of effort that Griffith & Associates brings to the courtroom with a record of success. Whether you are charged with misdemeanor offenses such as DWI, Indecent Exposure, Possession of Marihuana, Theft, Assault or Assault/Family violence and all other misdemeanor offenses you need a team protecting you against the Governments allegations, or whether you are charged with a felony offense such as Indecency With a Child, DWI, Aggravated Assault, Murder, DWI with a Child Passenger, Intoxication Assault, Evading Arrest, Intoxication Manslaughter or any other felony you need that same team.

Griffith & Associates is that team. We will not be bullied, we will not be intimidated and we will fight for you.

That is why you need a TEAM and that is why you need Griffith & Associates.

Mark Griffith, Lead Attorney

When Charged With A Sexual Offense, What Do You Do?

It is imperative you find an attorney with vast trial experience in trying these cases and winning these cases. Griffith & Associates have handled many of these cases over the last 24 years and has tried many of these cases to a “Not Guilty” verdict or had them dismissed prior to trial. Experience is the key. These cases from trial preparation, investigation, and actual trial are complicated and need a full investigation, an aggressive approach to the case and compassion and passion for the client. We bring all of that to the table along with our reputation on cases like this. Three attorneys will be working on the case along with a full time investigator and two paralegals. We bring a team approach to all our cases and it has proven to be very effective. With what is on the line in these cases, and based on our successes with these cases our fee is generally higher than the attorneys who have no team. You need to ask yourself, who do you feel comfortable with these serious cases and who you have confidence in. These cases, if lost, will affect the rest of your life. Choose experience and past results as your guide.

What do you do when you are charged with a sex crime?

Indecency with a Child/ Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child/ Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child

Mark D. Griffith, Lead Trial Attorney

The most important thing to remember is that when the police want to talk to you about “your side of the story” they are not doing you any favors. They want to get a statement from you and likely already have a warrant or are in the process of getting one and want to trick you into saying things that will later sound bad in Court. Do not talk to the police.

Hire an attorney that is familiar with these types of cases. When you are looking at a charge like this the ramifications are life changing in many, many ways. If you lose you will forever have to register as a sex offender. This is the scarlet letter of our day and has incredibly negative consequences in all areas of your life. You may also be looking at spending a long period of time in prison if you lose.

Do not bargain shop, this is not the time. Many figure all lawyers are the same so they should just find the cheapest. The experience level and success level with these types of cases is NOT the same with criminal defense attorneys. The lawyer that quotes the lowest fee is generally not the lawyer with the requisite experience to get you where you want to be in a case of this nature, free.

Griffith & Associates have successfully received “not guilty” verdicts in these types of cases for over 20 years. We have a team of lawyers, paralegals, and investigators that all work on these cases as a collective defense team. Our results speak for themselves. We have tried cases listed below and received many not guilty verdicts;

  • Indecency with a Child
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
  • Continuous Sexual Abuse of a young Child

Be sure you have the team you need representing you. Experience and results matter. Mark Griffith has given lectures to other defense attorneys regarding topics involving how to try these cases successfully including how to cross-examine a child and how to make the State’s expert your own through cross-examination.

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Criminal Defense Focus Areas

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Attempted Murder
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Aggravated Robbery
  • Car jacking
  • Aggravated Kidnapping
  • Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Violence
  • Violation of a Protective Order
  • Child Abuse cases
  • Home invasion
  • Burglary
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession/Delivery of Marijuana
  • Dangerous Drugs
  • Robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Expunctions
  • Injury to a Child cases involving head injuries
  • Credit Card Abuse
  • Probation Violations
  • Prohibited Weapons
  • Firearms
  • Unlawfully Carrying of Weapons
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Intoxication Assault
  • Resisting Arrest
  • more services available