Criminal Defense Attorney for Rockwall, Texas

For over 25 years, The Law Firm of Patrick Short has defended the rights of people charged with criminal wrongdoing in Rockwall and throughout North and East Texas.

The Law Firm of Patrick Short is here to guide you through the criminal justice process and zealously defend your rights. Our criminal defense attorneys in Rockwall understand the fear and uncertainty of being charged with a criminal offense; your freedom is at stake, as well as your reputation, family, and ability to earn a living. They handle all types of state and federal felonies and misdemeanors, including:

  • Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Aggravated Assault or Aggravated Sexual Assault
  • Intoxication Offenses
  • DUI
  • DWI
  • Theft
  • Theft of Service
  • Fraud
  • Sexting and Texting Offenses
  • Pornography Offenses
  • Offenses
  • Murder
  • Attempted Murder
  • Intoxication Manslaughter
  • Criminal Negligent Homicide
  • Indecency with a Child
  • Elder Abuse
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance
  • Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance
  • Penalty Group 1,2,3,4 Drug Offenses
  • ALR Hearings
  • Family Violence


Attorney Patrick Short has over 25 years of experience practicing law as a criminal defense attorney. He knows how to effectively try cases to juries and judges in the courtroom and knows how to successfully resolve a case without having to go to trial. Mr. Short is board certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Although he has a high acquittal rate, Mr. Short cannot win every case, and he will be the first to tell you that any lawyer who claims they never have lost a jury trial has not tried enough cases. However, when your life or freedom hangs in the judicial balance, Mr. Short can promise to provide trusted advice and the highest quality legal representation throughout the duration of your case.

If you have been charged with criminal wrongdoing or are being investigated by the police or other law enforcement officers, contact The Law Firm of Patrick Short immediately. The sooner our Rockwall criminal defense attorneys are involved, the better the chances are that they can help you and protect your constitutional rights and freedom. They can handle any felony or misdemeanor case, and will make sure that you understand the legal issues involved in your situation, as well as the options that are available to you.

For more information about the criminal law process, please see the criminal law FAQs page.

Contact Our Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers

The Law Firm of Patrick Short is here to advise you, represent you, and defend your rights. Call today at 972-771-1441 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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603 White Hills Drive, Rockwall, Texas 75087   ·   (t) 800-759-1484   ·   (p) 972-771-1441   ·   (f) 972-771-0377

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