• The Fort Worth Criminal Defense Law Firm

    A strong criminal defense protects your rights and can spare you and your loved ones the harsh consequences of a conviction.

    Tracie Kenan Perkins

    Tracie is the attorney of choice for police officers, court personnel and other lawyers when they are accused of a crime. If you have been accused of a crime (Assault, DWI, Traffic Ticket, etc..), call The Kenan Law Firm today and schedule your free consultation.

    About Tracie


    Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

    Certificate in European Union Law

    Juris Doctor

    Oil and Gas Litigation Attorney

    Prosecuting Attorney

    Owner / Criminal Defense Attorney


    State Bar of Texas

    • Admitted 2003, Active

    United States District Court Northern District of Texas

    • Admitted 2006, Active  

    Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

    • Admitted 2007, Active  

    Eldon B. Mahon American Inn of Court

    • Barrister (2011-2013), Inactive  

    Tarrant County Bar Association

    • Member (2004-Present)  

    Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

    • Member (2006-Present)  

    Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

    • Member (2008-Present)

    Crimes & Punishment in Texas

    State Jail Felony

    • 180 days to two years in a state jail and possible fine not to exceed $10,000
    • Possibility of community supervision 


    • Abandonment of a child with Intent to return
    • Burglary of a building
    • Credit card abuse
    • Criminally negligent homicide
    • Delivery of Marijuana .25 oz- 5 lbs.
    • DWI with a child under 15
    • Forgery
    • Possession of a controlled substance under 1 gram and penalty group 1 (PCS u/1g PG1)
    • Possession of Marijuana 4oz- 5lbs
    • Theft $2500- $30,000
    • Theft from person
    • Theft under $2500 with 2 prior thefts
    • Unlawful use of a motorized vehicle (UUMV)

    Third Degree Felony

    • Two to ten years in prison and possible fine not to exceed $10,000
    • Possibility of community supervision


    • Abandonment of a child
    • Assault bodily injury family violence with a prior offense
    • Assault impeding breath
    • Bigamy
    • Continuous family violence
    • Deadly conduct with a firearm
    • DWI 3rd offense
    • Evading arrest in a vehicle
    • Injury to a child
    • Intoxication assault
    • Harassment of a public servant      
    • Theft $30,000-$150,000
    • Violation of a Protecive order with 2 prior offenses

    Second Degree Felony

    • Two to twenty years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine
    • Possibility of community supervision
    • Some cases are not eligible for probation


    • Indecency fondling or contact
    • Aggravated assault
    • Assault on a public servant
    • Robbery
    • Intoxication manslaughter
    • Theft $150,000-$300,000
    • Sexual assault
    • Manslaughter
    • Online solicitaion of a minor

    First Degree Felony

    • Five years to life in prison and/or a $10,000 fine
      • Possibility of enhancement
    • Possibility of community supervision
    • Some cases are not eligible for community supervision


    • Aggravated assault of a public servant
    • Aggravated kidnapping
    • Aggravated robbery
    • Aggravated sexual assault
    • Attempted capital murder
    • Engaging in organized crime
    • Continuous sexual assault of a child
    • Murder

    Class C Misdemeanor

    • Fine not to exceed $500              


    • Assault by contact
    • Disorderly contact
    • Minor in possession/consumption of alcohol
    • Minor in possession of tobacco
    • Ordinance violations
    • Public intoxication
    • Theft under $100
    • Speeding tickets
    • Red light tickets

    Class B Misdemeanor

    • Up to 180 days in county jail and/or fine not to exceed $2000
    • Up to two years of community supervision


    • Criminal trespass
    • DWI
    • Failure to ID
    • Hot check
    • Making a false report
    • Possession of a dangerous drug
    • Possession of Marijuana under 2 oz.
    • Prostitution
    • Theft $100 - $750
    • Theft under $100 with a prior offense

    Crimes & Punishment Continued

    Class A Misdemeanor

    • Up to one year in county jail and/or a $4000 fine 
    • Up to two years of community supervision  


    • Animal cruelty (non-livestock)
    • Assault bodily injury 
    • Assault bodily injury family violence 
    • DWI .15 or over 
    • DWI repeat offender or second 
    • Evading arrest 
    • Interference with a 911 call 
    • Possession of Marijuana over 2oz. under 4 oz. 
    • Resisting arrest 
    • Theft $750 - $2500 
    • Violation of a protective order

    Juvenile Crimes

    • Confinement Texas Youth Commission
    • Driver’s license suspension
    • Restitution
    • Up to 500 hours of community service
    • Rehabilitation and counseling
    • Substance abuse treatment
    • Court costs and supervision fees
    • Probation in home up to 18th b-day
    • Probation in foster home up to 18th b-day
    • Probation in  institution or agency up to 18th b-day


    • Alcohol Related Charges
      • Underage possession of alcohol
      • Juvenile DWI
      • Public intoxication
      • Possession of a fake ID
    • Property Crimes
      • Arson
      • Criminal mischief
      • Graffiti
      • Criminal trespass
      • Reckless damage


    • Up to life in federal prison
    • Up to three years of community supervision or six years with an extension
    • Payment of restitution, fines, assessments, forfeitures, and cost of prosecution
    • Occupational restrictions


    • Money laundering
    • Tax evasion
    • Bank fraud
    • Mail and wire fraud
    • Securities fraud
    • Healthcare fraud
    • Bankruptcy fraud
    • Firearm violations
    • Kidnapping
    • Child pornography
    • Drug tafficking
    • Sex tourism
    • Human traficking

    Why Clients Choose Us

    99% Success Rate

    The Kenan Law Firm, PC is one of the most successful criminal defense law firms in DFW. We have a 99% success rate, when it comes to the success and positive outcomes of the criminal defense cases we handle. In fact, 99% of the cases we have handled ended in a positive outcome for our clients, compared to what they faced originally. Our goal is to have all charges against our clients either dismissed, or significantly reduced. We help you prevent the criminal charges facing you from impacting your future. it's why you can trust our criminal defense lawyers in DFW.

    24/7 Legal Help

    We firmly believe that tragedy never waits before striking, and that means when you're arrested you deserve immediate legal help. That's why we always have a criminal defense attorney available 24/7 to help you. We guarantee that there is always someone on call 24/7 to handle any emergencies. We offer flat fee arrangements, accept payment plans, and all major credit cards. We thoroughly investigate the evidence against our clients, and prepare each case.

    Flexible Payment Options

    Our fees may be higher than those of other criminal defense law firms around, but you know what they say, "you get what you pay for." Even though our rates are higher than those of some cut-rate firms, our flexible payment plans make it easy to afford the best defense. We firmly believe that money should never deter you from working with the lawyer you want and we make it easier by offering several ways to pay. We work with you, so that our fees aren't a burden on you or your family.

    We accept cash, checks, credit cards, cars, real estate and other items of value.


    Q: I recieved a phone call from a detective asking me to call him back. What should I do?

    A: Call me first. We can go over possible reasons for the call and develop a strategy to avoid any further consequences.



    Contact Us

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    The Kenan Law Firm, PC

    4710 Airport Fwy, Haltom City, Texas 76117, United States

    (817) 926-9999


    Phone Hours

    OPEN 24/7

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday 9:00 - 5:00

    Saturday Closed

    Sunday Closed