Toby Shook, Attorney

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Name:Toby Shook
Status:In Good Standing
Practice In:Criminal, DUI-DWI, Federal, Felony, Grand Jury Proceedings, Juvenile Law, Misdemeanor, Prosecution, RICO Act, Sexual Harassment, Victims' Rights, White Collar Crime
Law Office:Shook Gunter & Wirskye Attorneys At Law
Law School:Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D.
Location:717 N. Harwood Street
Suite 2652, LB 126
Dallas, TX 75201

Fax: 214-880-0409
www.sgw-law.com
 
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Introduction:
Toby Shook is known as one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Texas having tried over 300 jury trials. After an unprecedented career with the Dallas District Attorney's Office, where he earned a reputation as being one of the nation's top prosecutors, Toby Shook entered private practice to represent citizens accused of all criminal wrongdoing by both State and Federal authorities.

Throughout his career, Mr. Shook has been recognized by his peers as being one of the top criminal lawyers in the nation He was selected by D Magazine as one of Dallas' Top Criminal Defense Attorneys 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. In the Fall of 2007, Mr. Shook was voted as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America by Law Dragon Magazine. Mr. Shook was selected as a "Super Lawyer" by his peers in Texas Monthly for 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. The Texas District and County Attorneys' Association awarded Mr. Shook its inaugural "Lone Star Award" recognizing him as the best prosecutor in the State in 2002. He was also awarded the "Go-To Prosecutor" by Texas Lawyer Magazine in 2002.

Mr. Shook's vast trial experience encompasses every type of crime in the penal code from DWI, theft, assault, murder, sex crimes, drug offenses, and organized crime. Mr. Shook earned a reputation as being an aggressive trial lawyer known for his relentless preparation, skillful cross-examination and passionate argument. He has lectured nationwide on cross-examination, closing argument, case preparation, jury selection, and capital murder. Mr. Shook's broad experience gives his clients a tremendous advantage during police investigation, grand jury investigation, plea negotiations, and trial.

With over twenty years experience with the District Attorney's Office, Mr. Shook rose to the rank of Chief of the Felony Trial Division and has tried some of the most high-profile cases in Dallas County history including the Texas Seven prison escapees, serial killer Charles Albright, the AMC Grand killer, and was assigned the Darlie Routier prosecution team.

Over the years, Mr. Shook has been featured on many national network shows including: Court TV, A&E's American Justice, Cold Case Files, 48 Hours, HBO's Autopsy, Current Affair, and Texas Lawyer.

Recent Results:

 * 2011 Arlington Police Officer arrested by Cedar Hill Police on four felony cases: Attempted Sexual Assault, Family Violence, and Retaliation. After Grand Jury presentation the cases were "No Billed" by the Dallas County Grand Jury.
 * 2011 Dallas man arrested for the felony offense of Deadly Conduct. Persuaded the Dallas Police to reject the charges.
 * 2011 Southlake executive arrested by the DFW police after a handgun was found in his travel bag. Case was rejected by the police.
 * 2011 Georgia man arrested and charged by the Dallas Police for Burglary of Habitation with Intent to Commit Assault and felony Evading Arrest. Burglary case was dismissed and the felony Evading was reduced to a misdemeanor deferred probation.
 * 2011 Dallas woman arrested and indicted on Felony Possession of Meth. Persuaded prosecutors to drop case to a misdemeanor.
 * 2011 High School coach investigated by DPS for Sexual Assault. Case "No Billed" by Ellis County Grand Jury.
 * 2010 Dallas salesman arrested for Family Violence. Persuaded police to drop charges.
 * 2010 Teacher arrested for DWI by the DFW Police with a .17 breath test. Found "Not Guilty" at trial.
 * 2010 Louisiana Physician arrested on drug charges by the Irving Police Department. Won speedy trial motion, case dismissed.
 * 2010 Dallas woman charged with DWI that involved an accident and a .14 blood test. Motion to suppress the blood test was granted and the case was reduced to Obstruction of a highway.
 * 2010 Dallas executive investigated for Indecency with a Child by the University Park Police. Persuaded police to reject charge.
 * 2010 Dallas executive charged with DWI and Marijuana Possession by the Grapevine police. DWI reduced to Obstruction of a Highway and Marijuana case dismissed.
 * 2010 Law student arrested by Dallas police for Assault. Case dismissed.
 * 2010 Dallas man investigated by Dallas police for Sexual Assault of a Child. Case rejected by police.
 * 2010 Dallas real estate executive arrested for DWI. Case reduced to Obstruction and defendant granted deferred probation.
 * 2010 Businessman from Oklahoma City arrested in Dallas nightclub for Interference with Public Duties of a Police Officer. Case dismissed.
 * 2010 Rockwall man arrested for DWI by Rockwall police. Case reduced to Obstruction and defendant granted one year deferred probation.
 * 2010 Computer security analyst charged with Assault of ex-girlfriend by Dallas Police Department. Case dismissed on day of trial.
 * 2010 Physician arrested by Highland Park Police for Assault Family Violence. Case dismissed by the District Attorney's Office.
 * 2010 Dallas oil executive arrested by Dallas Police for Family Violence Assault and Interference with an Emergency Call. Persuaded police to reject case.
 * 2010 Accountant charged by Rockwall County Sheriff's Office with Misdemeanor offense of Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Case dismissed by the District Attorney's Office.
 * 2010 Housewife arrested by the Grand Prairie police for Felony offense of Obtaining a Prescription by Fraud. Case reduced to Misdemeanor and given deferred probation.
 * 2010 Georgia man arrested by Dallas Police for Felony offense of Possession of Cocaine. Case reduced to Misdemeanor given deferred probation.
 * 2010 College student arrested and indicted for the Felony offense of Aggravated Assault. Case reduced to Misdemeanor Assault and given deferred adjudication.
 * 2010 Irving man arrested for Felony Possession of Drugs. Motion to Suppress granted for defective search warrant. Case dismissed.
 * 2010 Police officer arrested by DPS for DWI. Persuaded Rockwall County District Attorney to reject charge.
 * 2010 Executive arrested by DFW Police for Felony Offense of Prohibited Weapon. Case rejected by Tarrant County District Attorney's Office.
 * 2009 Mississippi man arrested by Irving Police for Obtaining Prescription by Fraud. Case reduced to Misdemeanor and given deferred probation.
 * 2009 Father and Son charged with Capital Murder by the Dallas Police Department. After Grand Jury presentation case was "No Billed" by the Dallas County Grand Jury.
 * 2009 Dallas construction supervisor arrested for Family Violence Assault. Found "Not Guilty" at trial.
 * 2009 Abilene juvenile arrested and prosecuted for Assault on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, and Evading Detention. Found "Not Guilty" at trial in all three cases.
 * 2009 Rockwall woman filed on for Negligent Homicide by Mesquite Police Department. Case "No Billed" by Dallas County Grand Jury.
 * 2009 Dallas executive indicted for Felony offense of Burglary with Intent to Commit Assault. Case reduced to Misdemeanor and given deferred probation.
 * 2009 Dallas computer analyst arrested for DWI 2nd. Found "Not Guilty" at trial.
 * 2009 Oklahoma man arrested by the Allen Police Department and indicted for Felony Drug Possession. Persuaded District Attorney's Office to dismiss case due to search problems.
 * Dallas man was indicted on Federal Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and 5 State Felony cases of Possession with Intent to Deliver. Was facing 130 months under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and offered 20 years on the State cases. Federal Sentence reduced to 63 months and all State cases were dismissed.
 * 2009 Dallas man charged with Assault. Prosecutors dismissed charges on day of trial.
 * 2009 Dallas businessman investigated by the Dallas Police for the Deadly Conduct. Persuaded the police to drop the case.
 * 2009 Long time Federal employee arrested for Felony offense of Injury to a Child by Cedar Hill Police. Case "No Billed" by Dallas County Grand Jury.
 * 2009 North Texas Coed arrested for Felony offense of Possession of Cocaine. Case reduced to Misdemeanor and given deferred probation.
 * 2009 Dallas salesman arrested for Felony offense of Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon in a Tavern and Deadly Conduct. Felony reduced to Misdemeanor probation and Deadly Conduct charge dismissed.
 * 2009 SMU student arrested for DWI. Case reduced to Obstruction of a Highway, granted deferred probation.
 * 2009 Dallas man arrested by Cedar Hill Police Department for Boating While Intoxicated. Case reduced to Obstruction.
 * 2009 Houston man arrested by Dallas Police for Family Violence. Case dropped by Dallas Police Department.
 * 2009 Four SMU students charged with Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. Persuaded District Attorney's Office to reject cases due to search and seizure issues.
 * 2009 Dallas man arrested and indicted for Felony offense of Unlawful Restraint. Case reduced to Misdemeanor probation.
 * 2008 Executive recruiter arrested by Murphy Police for Felony Theft. Case "No Billed" by Collin County Grand Jury.
 * 2008 Woman while on Felony probation out of Bell County was arrested on new case in Harris County for Possession of a Controlled Substance by Prescription Fraud. Week before trial persuaded Harris County District Attorney's Office to dismiss case. Motion to Revoke withdrawn by Bell County.
 * 2008 Dallas Executive arrested for DWI by Dallas Police Department. Found "Not Guilty".
 * 2008 Southlake man arrested for Assault. Case set for trial. Persuaded District Attorney's Office to dismiss case.
 * 2008 Plano man arrested for Felony offense of Tampering with a Government Record. Pled guilty to Class C Misdemeanor.
 * 2008 Resident alien working as Engineer arrested by Irving Police Department for Prostitution. Case reduced to Class C Misdemeanor and given deferred probation.
 * 2008 Dallas woman arrested for Family Violence. Case rejected by the Police Department.
 * 2008 Dallas Oil Company executive arrested for DWI by Highland Park Police Department. Case reduced to a lesser offense of Obstruction of a Highway and defendant given deferred probation.
 * 2008 Rockwall college student investigated for Felony Charge of Criminal Mischief. Persuaded District Attorney's Office to reject charge.
 * 2008 Dallas Investment Banker arrested for DWI. Successful in getting Motion to Suppress the stop granted. Case dismissed.
 * 2008 Dallas College student arrested for Aggravated Assault. Persuaded Dallas District Attorney's Office to dismiss charges.
 * 2008 Dallas woman arrested for Felony Theft/Receiving Stolen Property. Case rejected by District Attorney's Office.
 * 2008 Dallas businessman investigated for family violence. Persuaded Irving police to drop case.
 * 2008 Euless man investigated for the charge of Murder. Case was No billed by a Tarrant County Grand Jury.
 * 2008 Plano Financial advisor arrested for the felony offense of Aggravated Assault Family Violence. Case reduced to Misdemeanor at Grand Jury. Case was later dismissed.
 * 2008 Dallas Accountant investigated for Indecency of a child. Case was dropped by police.
 * 2008 Dallas Real Estate Broker investigated by the FBI for Mortgage Fraud. Prosecution declined.
 * 2008 Dallas bartender charged with two cases of Aggravated Assault. The District Attorney originally offered 4 years. Case reduced to Misdemeanor and given one year probation.
 * 2008 Richardson College student investigated for Sexual Assault. Persuaded police to drop charges.
 * 2008 Retired Rockwall engineer arrested for felony offense of Deadly Conduct by Rockwall County Sheriff's Office. Case reduced to Misdemeanor offense of Terroristic Threat. Case was later dismissed.
 * 2008 Dallas College student arrested for Aggravated Assault. Able to get case reduced to Misdemeanor at grand jury. Case was later dismissed.
 * 2008 Dallas Salesman arrested for felony offense of Assault of Security Guard. Case rejected by District Attorney's Office.
 * 2008 Dallas CPA arrested by Mesquite Police for Family Violence. Case was reduced to Class C Misdemeanor.
 * 2008 Son of prominent Dallas Business owner arrested for felony theft. Case was "No Billed" by Dallas County Grand Jury.
 * 2008 SMU Law Student filed on for Assault. Case was rejected by the Dallas County District Attorney's office.
 * 2007 Dallas juvenile arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. Plead to Injury of a Child, given 2 years deferred probation and was not required to register as a sex offender.
 * 2007 Denton man who was on felony probation in Denton County was arrested on Possession of Controlled Substance case by DFW Police. Persuaded District Attorney's Office to dismiss case.
 * 2007 Dallas man arrested with a kilo of Cocaine and charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver. Successful in getting Motion to Suppress granted and case dismissed.
 * 2007 West Texas teacher charged with Improper Relationship between Educator and Student. Case was dismissed by Parker County District Attorney's Office.
 * 2007 Grand Prairie man indicted for Federal Charges of Inter-State theft. Federal Prosecutors initially offered 3 years prison time. Defendant granted federal probation.
 * 2007 Desoto man arrested for family violence assault. Case was rejected by the District Attorney's office.
 * 2007 Plano Office manager investigated for Embezzlement. Case was "No Billed: by Collin County Grand Jury.
 * 2007 Garland man charged with two cases of Indecency with a Child. Felonies were dismissed and case plead to misdemeanor.
 * 2007 Richardson Engineer arrested for Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer. Case was "No Billed" by Grand Jury.
 * 2007 Houston area business man charged with Indecency with a Child in Dallas County. Found Not Guilty at trial.
 * 2007 McKinney Business woman charged with Assault. Case was dismissed.
 * 2007 Plano teenager charged with Aggravated Assault, stabbing with a knife. Case was rejected by Collin County District Attorney's Office.
 * 2007 Foreign visitor while on vacation investigated for Negligent Homicide and Failure to Stop and Render Aid. Case was rejected by the District Attorney's Office.
 * 2007 Police Officer charged with Aggravated Assault Family Violence. Case was "No Billed" by the Rockwall Grand Jury.
 * 2007 Dallas CEO charged with DWI 2nd involving an accident. Case reduced to lesser misdemeanor offense of Obstruction of a Highway and given probation.

Drug Crimes
DWI Overview
Homicide
Sex Crimes
Domestic violence
White Collar Crime
Weapons Violations
Education:
SchoolDegreeMajorGraduation
Texas Tech University School of LawJ.D. Law SchoolN/A  
Texas Tech UniversityB.A.N/A  
Admissions:
State / CourtDate
Texas1983
Service Type:Private