Whalen Law Office

Whalen Law Office Criminal Defense Lawyer. We help people facing serious criminal allegations in a discreet and professional manner. My name is James Whalen and I have over 26 years of experience in Texas law and I'm not going to be surprised by anything.

I understand the stress of your situation and am here to help you.

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For the past 9 years, Ryne has participated in Extra Life and he is hopeful this year is bigger than ever! Please join R...
11/09/2021
Extra Life 2021 and a request for help!

For the past 9 years, Ryne has participated in Extra Life and he is hopeful this year is bigger than ever! Please join Ryne on Saturday, November 13th as he plays games for 24 hours and tries to raise some money to help some very sick kids. The links you need are below. Ryne looks forward to seeing you all online! Enjoy Every Sandwich!

DONATE HERE: https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?...

JOIN AND WATCH THE STREAM HERE: https://www.twitch.tv/TheGamerLawyer

https://youtu.be/GlQHGNYyJts

For the past 9 years, I have participated in Extra Life and I am hopeful this year is bigger than ever! Please join me on Saturday, November 13th as I play g...

Jury selection kicks off a trial. It is very important. And very misunderstood. Senior Associate Ryne Sandel gives a (ve...
11/05/2021
Jury Selection (Voir Dire) in Texas

Jury selection kicks off a trial. It is very important. And very misunderstood. Senior Associate Ryne Sandel gives a (very brief) overview of how the process works.
#law #criminallaw #JurySelection #TexasLaw #trial #FAQFriday
https://youtu.be/XXh7wtfXXMo

Jury selection kicks off a trial. It is very important. And very misunderstood. Senior Associate Ryne Sandel gives a (very brief) overview of how the process...

The Texas Department of State Health Services updated their website last week to clarify that Delta-8 is actually illega...
10/29/2021
Did they just make Delta-8 illegal in Texas?

The Texas Department of State Health Services updated their website last week to clarify that Delta-8 is actually illegal in Texas, much to the surprise of users, possessors, and sellers. So a word of caution to all D8 users, it is a felony level offense, so beware.
#delta8 #TexasLaw #cbd #thc #FAQFriday

https://youtu.be/tl_j6dQhxss

The Texas Department of State Health Services updated their website last week to clarify that Delta-8 is actually illegal in Texas, much to the surprise of u...

Recently, Senior Associate Ryne Sandel was appointed to the State Bar of Texas’ Unlicensed Practice of Law. But what is ...
10/22/2021
UPL - The Unlicensed Practice of Law

Recently, Senior Associate Ryne Sandel was appointed to the State Bar of Texas’ Unlicensed Practice of Law. But what is that? And more importantly, why does it matter? Why should the public care if some lawyers don’t get to make money because you got some free legal advice? Well, Ryne hit some of the high points here and tells you why this ultimately ends up hurting the client WAY more than any lawyer.
#law #StateBarofTexas #UPL #criminallaw #lawyer #FAQFriday

https://youtu.be/pvEePhOPGhE

Recently, I was appointed to the State Bar of Texas’ Unlicensed Practice of Law. But what is that? And more importantly, why does it matter? Why should the p...

When I tell people, “Never talk to police,” I inevitably get the question, “Well if I am innocent, what do I have to be ...
10/15/2021
Why Shouldn’t I Talk to Police if I am Innocent?

When I tell people, “Never talk to police,” I inevitably get the question, “Well if I am innocent, what do I have to be worried about?” There are a bunch of reasons why you should never talk to the police without an attorney, ESPECIALLY if you’re innocent. Hopefully this video helps.
#law #criminallaw #criminaldefense #FAQFriday
https://youtu.be/ui6d7yKmouE

When I tell people, “Never talk to police,” I inevitably get the question, “Well if I am innocent, what do I have to be worried about?” There are a bunch of ...

The women of Attorneys Serving the Community got their glam on at their first networking event of the new selection year...
10/08/2021

The women of Attorneys Serving the Community got their glam on at their first networking event of the new selection year which benefits Bridge Breast Network at Neiman Marcus in downtown Dallas. Our very own Ashley Saenz looked smashing if we so say ourselves! #BridgeBreastNetwork #ASCDallas #WomenLawyers #Texas #breastcancer #CancerSucks

Senior Associate Ryne Sandel discusses a recent memo and press release issued by the Department of Justice regarding an ...
10/08/2021
October 4 Memo from DOJ re: Threats Against Teachers

Senior Associate Ryne Sandel discusses a recent memo and press release issued by the Department of Justice regarding an uptick of violent threats being made against teachers and school administrators.
#law #criminallaw #DepartmentOfJustice #Education #teachers #FAQFriday
https://youtu.be/NgvcR_6mS5Q

Senior Associate Ryne Sandel discusses a recent memo and press released issued by the Department of Justice regarding an uptick of violent threats being made...

The Whalen Law Office congratulates James P. Whalen on his appointment to the City of Frisco’s Board of Adjustment / Con...
10/08/2021

The Whalen Law Office congratulates James P. Whalen on his appointment to the City of Frisco’s Board of Adjustment / Construction Board of Appeals. We know the city’s expansion will be in good hands with our fearless founder on the committee and look forward to his good work with the Board. #FriscoTX #Construction #Leadership #CriminalLaw #CriminalDefenseLawyer

The Whalen Law Office congratulates James P. Whalen on his appointment to the City of Frisco’s Board of Adjustment / Construction Board of Appeals. We know the city’s expansion will be in good hands with our fearless founder on the committee and look forward to his good work with the Board. #FriscoTX #Construction #Leadership #CriminalLaw #CriminalDefenseLawyer

You’ve likely seen it, heard it, read it, and maybe even said it. “Everybody knows that you can’t yell fire in a crowded...
10/01/2021
Legal Mythbusting Series: Yelling “FIRE” in a crowded theater

You’ve likely seen it, heard it, read it, and maybe even said it. “Everybody knows that you can’t yell fire in a crowded theater.” But is this true? Is this the law? Has it ever been the law? Senior Associate Ryne Sandel discusses this incredibly common legal misnomer.
#law #criminaldefense #CriminalLawyer #FAQFriday #firstamendment

https://youtu.be/pBiPYQyU3Ic

You’ve likely seen it, heard it, read it, and maybe even said it. “Everybody knows that you can’t yell fire in a crowded theater.” But is this true? Is this ...

Happy Birthday James! Wishing you a great birthday and a memorable year!🥳Ryne, Diana, Ashley, and Ana
09/27/2021

Happy Birthday James! Wishing you a great birthday and a memorable year!🥳

Ryne, Diana, Ashley, and Ana

Happy Birthday James! Wishing you a great birthday and a memorable year!🥳

Ryne, Diana, Ashley, and Ana

Whalen Law Office is pleased to have partner James P. Whalen recognized on the 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list and noted a...
09/24/2021

Whalen Law Office is pleased to have partner James P. Whalen recognized on the 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list and noted as a “Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney” in Frisco, TX.
#lawfirms #lawyers #CriminalLawyer #CriminalDefense #Legal #superlawyers

Whalen Law Office is pleased to have partner James P. Whalen recognized on the 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list and noted as a “Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney” in Frisco, TX.
#lawfirms #lawyers #CriminalLawyer #CriminalDefense #Legal #superlawyers

You might have heard of people being “indicted” for a crime before. But what does this mean? How does this happen? Is th...
09/24/2021
Texas Grand Juries - Indictments, True Bills, No Bills: What are they?

You might have heard of people being “indicted” for a crime before. But what does this mean? How does this happen? Is there anything that a defense lawyer can do to avoid it? Senior Associate Ryne Sandel gives a brief, high-level overview of the grand jury procedure in Texas and how it may look in your case.
#law #CriminalDefense #Indictment #GrandJury #CriminalLawyer #FAQFriday #dfw
https://youtu.be/dwx2z_clg0Y

You might have heard of people being “indicted” for a crime before. But what does this mean? How does this happen? Is there anything that a defense lawyer ca...

Junior Associate Attorney, Ashley Saenz, discusses what an ACE test is and why it's important in our juvenile justice sy...
09/17/2021
Juvenile Law Series: ACE Tests

Junior Associate Attorney, Ashley Saenz, discusses what an ACE test is and why it's important in our juvenile justice system. A link to an actual ACE test to calculate your score can be found here: https://www.whalenlawoffice.com/practice-areas/juvenile-law/.

#juvenilejustice #criminaldefense #childhoodtrauma #FAQFriday

https://youtu.be/Opd9ydObA0k

Junior Associate Attorney, Ashley Saenz, discusses what an ACE test is and why it's important in our juvenile justice system. A link to an actual ACE test to...

ALR suspensions, conviction suspensions, interlock devices, occupational driver’s licenses, the effects a DWI can have o...
09/10/2021
How does a DWI (in Texas) Effect Your Driving Privileges?

ALR suspensions, conviction suspensions, interlock devices, occupational driver’s licenses, the effects a DWI can have or you privilege to drive in the State of Texas are many and can be far-reaching. Senior Associate Ryne Sandel speaks briefly about just some of these impacts and what they may mean for you.
#lawyer #CriminalLawyer #dwi #driverslicense #FAQFriday

https://youtu.be/BdZbO33FNjI

ALR suspensions, conviction suspensions, interlock devices, occupational driver’s licenses, the effects a DWI can have or you privilege to drive in the State...

Whalen Law Office is delighted that our very own James Patrick Whalen will be speaking at the 24th Annual Eastern Distri...
09/10/2021

Whalen Law Office is delighted that our very own James Patrick Whalen will be speaking at the 24th Annual Eastern District of Texas Bar Association Bench Bar Conference on October 14, 2021. James and an esteemed group of judges will be speaking on “Preserving Error at Sentencing.” James serves on the conference planning committee for the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association. The Bench Bar Conference is known as the “go-to annual gathering” for judges and lawyers to discuss a broad range of leading-edge legal topics.
#legal #conference

Whalen Law Office is delighted that our very own James Patrick Whalen will be speaking at the 24th Annual Eastern District of Texas Bar Association Bench Bar Conference on October 14, 2021. James and an esteemed group of judges will be speaking on “Preserving Error at Sentencing.” James serves on the conference planning committee for the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association. The Bench Bar Conference is known as the “go-to annual gathering” for judges and lawyers to discuss a broad range of leading-edge legal topics.
#legal #conference

Whalen Law Office was thrilled to attend "Coffee With the Mayor" this morning where we were able to tour the brand new F...
09/10/2021

Whalen Law Office was thrilled to attend "Coffee With the Mayor" this morning where we were able to tour the brand new Frisco Municipal Courthouse. The building is beautiful and very well designed. Major congratulations to Mayor Jeff Cheney, Judge Art Maldonado and the rest of the Frisco City Council for all of their work in designing a building that will better help us serve our clients and better help them serve the public. We are proud to work in a city like The City of Frisco TX - City Hall that truly cares about efficiently and fairly serving the community.

Whalen Law Office was thrilled to attend "Coffee With the Mayor" this morning where we were able to tour the brand new Frisco Municipal Courthouse. The building is beautiful and very well designed. Major congratulations to Mayor Jeff Cheney, Judge Art Maldonado and the rest of the Frisco City Council for all of their work in designing a building that will better help us serve our clients and better help them serve the public. We are proud to work in a city like The City of Frisco TX - City Hall that truly cares about efficiently and fairly serving the community.

Have you ever heard of someone “pleading the fifth” and thought to yourself “Well they must be guilty”? Well, you’re not...
09/03/2021
The Fifth Amendment: What it is AND what it is NOT

Have you ever heard of someone “pleading the fifth” and thought to yourself “Well they must be guilty”? Well, you’re not alone. But you’re WRONG! There are a thousand reasons why someone might exercise their constitutional right to remain silent. Senior Associate Ryne Sandel discusses.
#law #criminaldefense #criminallawyer #dfw #FifthAmendment #FAQFriday #KnowYourRights
https://youtu.be/a9WEZ4BJGyw

Have you ever heard of someone “pleading the fifth” and thought to yourself “Well they must be guilty”? Well, you’re not alone. But you’re WRONG! There are a...

Congratulations on the win Dallas Racing Team!👏
08/30/2021

Congratulations on the win Dallas Racing Team!👏

Congrats Dallas Racing Team!👏
08/30/2021

Congrats Dallas Racing Team!👏

Dallas Racing Team CC and Elliott Farris takes third in the Omnium 4/5 men category #hotterthanhell #whalenlawoffices #bikemart #trekbikes #specialized #bikelife #girohelmets #tifosi #dallasracingteam #louisgarneau

What is an ACE score and why should it matter in the juvenile justice system? WLO’s Ashley Saenz discusses ACE and its r...
08/26/2021
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in the Juvenile Justice System

What is an ACE score and why should it matter in the juvenile justice system? WLO’s Ashley Saenz discusses ACE and its ramifications. Click here to read the article https://www.whalenlawoffice.com/adverse-childhood-experiences-aces-in-the-juvenile-justice-system-2/.
#juvenilejustice #criminaldefense #childhoodtrauma

What is an ACE score and why should it matter in the juvenile justice system? WLO’s Ashley Saenz discusses ACE and its ramifications. (click here to read the full article) Ashley Saenz, Junior Associate Attorney

Congratulations to Dallas Racing Team!👏
08/25/2021

Congratulations to Dallas Racing Team!👏

We welcome our new member Jessica Bonilla. Quite an impressive entrance I would say, rode away from the field to win the women’s race Tuesday night Crits #picklejuice #bikemart #bikemartracingteam #specialized #girohelmets #louisgarneau #tuesdaynightcrits #whalenlawoffices

Whalen Law Office congratulates Senior Associate Ryne Sandel for his selection to the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones...
08/25/2021
Senior Associate Ryne Sandel Named to List of 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Whalen Law Office congratulates Senior Associate Ryne Sandel for his selection to the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

https://www.whalenlawoffice.com/senior-associate-ryne-sandel-named-to-list-of-2022-best-lawyers-ones-to-watch/
#lawfirms #lawyers #criminaldefense #criminallaw

Whalen Law Office is pleased to announce that Ryne Sandel, a Senior Associate with the firm, has been included in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes associates and other lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional e...

Can you be charged criminally for making, selling, or possessing a fraudulent Covid vaccine card? Short answer: Yes. Sen...
08/20/2021
The Legality of Fake Vaccine Cards

Can you be charged criminally for making, selling, or possessing a fraudulent Covid vaccine card? Short answer: Yes. Senior Associate Ryne Sandel explains.
#lawyer #FAQFriday #dfw #COVID19
https://youtu.be/q0Kj9tSwsKw

Can you be charged criminally for making, selling or possessing a fraudulent Covid vaccine card? Short answer: Yes. Senior Associate Ryne Sandel explains.

Congrats!👏
08/20/2021

Congrats!👏

Elliott Farris lands the top step C race tonight at Thursday Night Crit .. congratulations Elliott !! Hard work paid off!
#cyclinglife #cycling #bikelife #bikemart #richardsonbikemart #trek #whalenlawoffices

WLO’s Ashley Marie Saenz wrote an informative summary on the 87th Legislature with respect to criminal law. Check it out...
08/19/2021
87th Legislature Criminal Law Update

WLO’s Ashley Marie Saenz wrote an informative summary on the 87th Legislature with respect to criminal law. Check it out here https://www.whalenlawoffice.com/87th-legislature-criminal-law-update/.
#criminallaw #legal #texas

Ashley Saenz, Junior Associate Attorney After looking through the 87th Legislature bills by committees (criminal justice, criminal jurisprudence, and Juvenile Justice & Family Issues), I realized it may be helpful to list all the bills that passed relating to criminal law. It is not a perfect

Most of my federal clients have some familiarity (or at least they think they do) with how pleas work in the state syste...
08/13/2021
The Differences Between State and Federal Plea Agreements

Most of my federal clients have some familiarity (or at least they think they do) with how pleas work in the state system. So how is the federal system different? Senior Associate Ryne Sandel discusses.
#law #CriminalLawyer #faqfriday #dfw

https://youtu.be/NDpGSVzISkI

Most of my federal clients have some familiarity (or at least they think they do) with how pleas work in the state system. So how is the federal system diffe...

Most clients want to know how long it will take before their criminal case is resolved. The answer is complicated. It al...
08/06/2021
How Long Will my Criminal Case Take? Part 2

Most clients want to know how long it will take before their criminal case is resolved. The answer is complicated. It all comes down to a bunch of variables, some of which we can control, some of which we can’t. Senior Associate Ryne Sandel explains the second set of these variables in part 2 of 2.
#law #criminallawyer #FAQFriday #lawyer #dfw

https://youtu.be/wlye67Av2jc

Most clients want to know how long it will take before their criminal case is resolved. The answer is complicated. It all comes down to a bunch of variables,...

Most clients want to know how long it will take before their criminal case is resolved. The answer is complicated. It al...
07/30/2021
How Long will my Criminal Case Take? Part 1

Most clients want to know how long it will take before their criminal case is resolved. The answer is complicated. It all comes down to a bunch of variables, some of which we can control, some of which we can’t. Senior Associate Ryne Sandel explains the first set of these variables in part 1 of 2.
#lawyer #Legal #criminallawyer #DFW #FAQFriday

https://youtu.be/t1vN0AQbkvA

Most clients want to know how long it will take before their criminal case is resolved. The answer is complicated. It all comes down to a bunch of variables,...

Whalen Law Office is proud to be a sponsor of the Dallas Racing Team. Check out those awesome uniforms! #dfw
07/26/2021

Whalen Law Office is proud to be a sponsor of the Dallas Racing Team. Check out those awesome uniforms! #dfw

You've probably heard that, when you get arrested, you have to “bond out.” But what does that mean? What is a bond for? ...
07/23/2021
A little about Bonds and Bond Conditions

You've probably heard that, when you get arrested, you have to “bond out.” But what does that mean? What is a bond for? Can a judge really order you to do certain things before you’ve been convicted of anything? Senior Associate Ryne Sandel discusses.
#law #criminallawyer #FAQFriday #dfw

https://youtu.be/CfmK7jFWqE0

You've probably heard that, when you get arrested, you have to “bond out.” But what does that mean? What is a bond for? Can a judge really order you to do ce...

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9300 John Hickman Pkwy Ste 501
Frisco, TX
75035

General information

Some of the federal crime matters that are handled at the office by Mr. Whalen include: + Aggravated identity theft + Conspiracy + Controlled substance violations + Embezzlement + Extortion + False claims against the government + Federal firearm violations + Mail fraud + Possession of false documents + Possession of stolen mail, + Securities fraud + Wire fraud

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 4pm

Telephone

(214) 368-2560

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