Q: Where are your offices?
A: We have offices in Dallas and Collin County, Texas:
Dallas County Office:
16901 Dallas Parkway, #250
Dallas, TX 75001.
Collin County Office:
5004 Ventura Drive, #200
Plano, TX 75093.
Q: What are your office hours?
A: We are generally open on Monday – Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. On
Friday we are open from 8:30 a.m. – 3:-0 p.m. We are closed on weekends and
on federal holidays.
Q: Do I need an appointment?
A: Yes. Consultations with Mr. Van Dyke are by appointment only. Although the hours stated above are the typical times at which the firm is open for business, this does not necessarily mean that an attorney is physically present at either office. Due to the nature of our practice, Mr. Van Dyke is often in Court and unavailable for impromptu appointments. All clients and potential clients wishing to speak to with Mr. Van Dyke are required to make an appointment. Appointment need not take place at our office and may be scheduled on evenings or weekends outside normal business hours.
Q: What are your practice areas?
A: The Van Dyke Law Firm represents clients that have been accused of crimes in Dallas, Collin, and Denton County, Texas. It also represents representing debt collection agencies in contract, fair debt collection, and related disputes. Finally, Mr. Van Dyke has extensive experience as a post-judgment receiver and does extensive work collecting judgments through proceedings brought under the Texas Turnover Statute.
Q: How does the firm charge for its services?
A: The Van Dyke Law Firm does not publish its rates because they depend upon each client’s situation. Most criminal matters are accepted for a flat fee and other matters are typically accepted at an hourly rate. There is not, however, any “typical” fee or rate charged.
Q: Can you accept my case on a contingency fee?
A: Maybe. There are certain cases (including criminal matters) which the firm is ethically prohibited from accepted for a contingent fee. Additionally, we expect our clients to understand that this is a for-profit business, and therefore, only a very small percentage of eligible cases are ultimately accepted for a contingent fee. We know that our clients are hard working and rightly expect to be paid for the work they perform. We are no different and our underwriting requirements for contingent fee litigation are stringent at best.
Q: What are your underwriting requirements to accept a debt collection matter on a contingent fee?
A: We do not disclose this information to the public. However, a good rule of thumb is to consider how likely you believe it is that any funds will ultimately be recovered. Unless your response is “almost certain”, the case is highly unlikely to be accepted on a contingent fee.
Q: What kinds of criminal cases does your firm typically handle?
A: We accept most felonies and misdemeanors, but a better way of answering this question is by disclosing what cases we do not accept. The Van Dyke Law Firm does not handle traffic citations, toll violations, or parking tickets. On the opposite end of the spectrum, we do not accept cases in which a client is accused of a crime punishable by death in the State of Texas. All other cases are accepted on a case by case basis and depend greatly upon the individual circumstances surrounding each case. We encourage all potential clients that have been arrested for or charged with a crime to contact our office to schedule a free 30 minute consultation.
Q: Does your firm handle criminal record expunctions and petitions for non-disclosure?
A: Yes. Mr. Van Dyke is experienced in these matters and encourages anybody with questions about expunctions and non-disclosure petitions to schedule a consultation.
Q: Does your firm handle appeals?
A: Occasionally. Appellate cases are typically referred.
Q: My loved one has been arrested. Does your firm do “writ bonds” or “attorney bonds”?
A: In the event of a true emergency there is a possibility we can be of assistance. You should contact us immediately for details.
Q: What collection agencies do you represent?
A: We do not disclose this information.
Q: I received a letter from your office about a collection matter or a receivership. What do I need to do?
A: Please call our office immediately.
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