Sarah E. Roland

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Denton, TX

Law Office of Sarah E. Roland
 | 903 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201
Phone: 940-222-2006
Fax: 940-312-6830
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
    Attorney Profile

    Sarah is passionate about protecting the freedoms of those facing criminal charges and provides individual advice and aggressive representation. Looking up to her late father, who was also a criminal defense lawyer, Sarah knew from a young age that she wanted to defend the rights of those charged with criminal offenses. She is a trial and appellate attorney with a 100% criminal defense practice. She handles everything from tickets to murder. Sarah believes everyone is entitled to all the guarantees afforded under the United States and Texas Constitutions and that we are all better than the worst thing we have ever done in life. As the founding attorney at the law office of Sarah Roland, she serves people living in Denton, Dallas, and Collin, Texas, as well as throughout Tarrant, Cooke, and Wise counties.

    Ms. Roland has always been very actively involved in the legal community. She regularly speaks and writes about criminal law issues throughout the State. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association where she is the long-time Editor of The Voice, she has served on the board of directors for the Innocence Project of Texas and has also previously served in varying capacities for the Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Criminal Defense
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Criminal Domestic Violence

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014

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    About Sarah Roland

    Admitted: 2006, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://www.sarahroland.com/about.html

    Honors/Awards:

    • Clifford W. Brown Award for Excellent as a Student Attorney; Texas Tech School of Law Criminal Clinic (2006)
    • Hal Jackson Award, Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2014
    • Outstanding Clinic Student Award; Texas Tech School of Law (2006)
    • Rising Star Award 2012, Super Lawyers, Texas Monthly May Issue
    • Excellence for the Future for Achievement in Advanced Criminal Law; Center for Computer- Assisted Legal Instruction (2006)

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, Chairperson, 2012-2013
    • Eastern District of Texas, 2011 
    • Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, President, 2011
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
    • Innocence Project of Texas, Board of Directors, 2018
    • Texas, November 2006
    • Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, President, 2010, 2011
    • Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Treasurer/Secretary, 2008
    • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2011
    • Editor, Voice for the Defense
    • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA), Member since 2001, 2018
    • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
    • Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Vice-President, 2009
    • State Bar of Texas, Member, 2011

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • “Technology in the Courtroom,” presented to the Denton County Bar Association (October 1, 2010)
    • "Seeing is Believing: A Discussion About Demonstrative Evidence," presented at the TCDLA Trial College (Huntsville, March 22, 2012)
    • "Top 10 Tips for Being a Better Trial Lawyer," presented at Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course (San Antonio, June 7, 2012)
    • 3rd Annual Jolly Roger Criminal Law Seminar, Course Director (Denton, 2010)
    • 4th Annual Jolly Roger Criminal Law Seminar, Course Director (Denton, 2011)
    • TCDLA Trial College, Faculty (Huntsville, March 2012)
    • Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course, Associate Course Director (San Antonio, June 6-9, 2012)
    • “Present Before Piercing: Analyzing the Presentation Requirement of Article 18.06(b) as Applied to Searches for Blood in Light of Wilson v. Arkansas,” 36 Voice for the Defense 1 (January/February 2007)  
    • “Coerced to Blow: Evaluating the Coercive Language of the DIC-24 and Ineffective Consent with Specific Regard to Persons Younger than 21 Years of Age,” 37 Voice for the Defense 4 (May 2008)
    • “2009 Legislative Changes, Additions, Etcetera,” presented to Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (September 2009)
    • “Silence is not Effective: Our Constitutional Duty in the Wake of Padilla v. Kentucky,” presented to Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (April 14, 2010)
    • “Defendant’s Motion for Recall of Capias Pro Fine Warrant Issued for Non-Payment of Indigent Court Costs,” 40 Voice for the Defense 6 (July/August 2011)
    • “Confessing a Lie,” written by Sarah Roland and presented at the State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course and Criminal Law 101 in San Antonio, Texas, by H.F. Rick Hagen (July 26-29, 2010)

    Newsletters:

    • Sarah prepared a written paper and presented on the Jury Charge at the 2020 Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course and at the State Bar's 2020 Criminal Law Course, Jury Charges, Criminal Defense

    Educational Background:

    • Baylor University, B.A., Major: English Literature, Minor:Business, Honors: Baylor's Phi Alpha Delta chapter, President, 2003
    • Texas Tech University School of Law

      , 2006

    Industry Groups

    • Criminal Defense
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    Office Location for Sarah E. Roland

    903 N Elm St
    Denton, TX 76201

    Phone: 940-222-2006

    Fax: 940-312-6830

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