Board-Certified Criminal Defense Attorney in Fort Worth. 

The Carreras Law Group, P.C.

When your rights are on the line, then you want to know your Fort Worth criminal defense lawyer has what it takes to help you protect your future. Kara understands that no two clients or cases are the same.   Kara can work with you to secure a favorable outcome for your legal fight. Here, At Carreras Law Group, Attorney Kara Carreras brings former prosecutorial experience and board-certified criminal defense knowledge to each case she takes. Indeed, your future is worth fighting for. Additionally, The Carreras Law group truly has the skills to help you build a solid legal strategy. This strategy protects your rights as well as protect your freedom when they are in jeopardy. Read more about Kara, her legal background, experience, and also about her support staff.   Ms. Carreras has helped thousands of clients obtain favorable outcomes in their cases.  Family is the most important thing to Kara.  She prides herself on treating her clients just like family.  You want someone to care of your loved one just as you would.  

Kara’s experience and track record in criminal defense law is unprecedented. She anticipates what the prosecution will bring, and Kara delivers the best defense.  You can trust us that Kara will fight for you during this process. 


Kara L. Carreras


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Board Certified

From Crime Lab to Prosecutor to Criminal Defense Lawyer

Kara worked in the Dallas County crime lab right after graduating from college. Besides that, she also handled DNA testing and analysis. Furthermore, a part of her job included testifying as a Forensic Biology expert in court. Meanwhile, she noticed a knowledge gap in forensic science with the current crop of prosecutors.
Therefore, she wanted to help close that gap. So, after three years of working at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences, she went to law school to be a lifetime prosecutor. Though, Kara enjoyed her prosecutorial work, but she immediately fell in love with criminal defense work when she happened upon it. In fact, the best part of her days now is helping her clients turn the most challenging part of their lives around. Especially, when it comes to the younger people. Certainly, she mostly loves working with people who may have made bad choices. But, she doesn’t want those decisions to ruin the rest of their lives.

Focusing on Family & Community

Kara is dedicated to her job but loves taking time away to spend with her family. She and her husband, David, have three boys, and they all love to travel together. When Kara isn’t working or traveling, you’ll find her exercising, reading a good book, or partaking in her favorite sweets: cakes and cupcakes.

She also makes time to give back to her community. Currently, Kara is on the Metroport Teen Court Board, representing the City of Southlake where she also volunteers her time as a judge.  Kara serves on the Crime Control Board.  Kara offers free in-office or virtual consultations. Learn more by reaching out today.

Kara is Puerto Rican and is fluent in Spanish. As a child, she spent her summers with her grandparents in Puerto Rico. If you are a Spanish-speaking individual currently facing the challenges that the Federal & Texas criminal justice system can raise, call or text Kara. She’ll speak with them in the language they are most comfortable with, helping them understand their options in a way that puts them at ease.

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Attorney Kara Carreras has been working in the criminal law field since 1996 and has been a practicing attorney since 2002. Before becoming a partner with The Carreras Law Group, P.C., Kara worked as a prosecutor in Rockwall County. Before that, she was a crime lab technician in Dallas.





Fort Worth, Texas
J.D., 2001


Denton, Texas
B.S. in Biology, 1996

Awards & Professional Associations

Appointed Member of
Crime Control and Prevention Board Southlake Texas-2020
 Member of Metroport Teen Court-2014

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Attorney Kara Carreras is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in criminal defense, giving the firm an advantage against your prosecutors. Kara’s professional history includes working as a prosecutor and as a DNA analyst in a crime lab.

Call or contact the firm online to schedule your free consultation and begin planning your case.

Deferred Prosecution Programs

Deferred Prosecution Programs

Local programs that give offenders a second chance.

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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Protect your name, reputation, and criminal record.

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Drug Crimes

Drug Crimes

Defense against misdemeanor & felony drug charges.

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First-time, felony, underage, & multiple-offense DWIs.

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Kara Carreras fights for your clean slate & fresh start.

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Federal Crimes

Federal Crimes

Aggressive defense against serious federal charges.

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Federal Drug Crimes

Federal Drug Crimes

Possession, trafficking, importation, or manufacture.

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Representing individuals accused of federal fraud.

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Identity Theft

Identity Theft

Experienced identity & cyber crime legal counsel.

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Known for Aggressive Advocacy & Results

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604 E. 4th St. 
Suite 101
Fort Worth, TX 76102

    What Sets carreras law group Apart?


    Excellent Relationships With Opposing Counsel


    Treats Clients Like Family


    Habla Español


    Board Certified Criminal Attorney


    Nearly Two Decades of Experience


    Former Prosecutorial Experience


    The Opinions That Matter Most

    Very pleased with Mrs. Kara she went above and beyond to help my brother-in-law. Would highly recommend her she is on top of what is needing to be done. Thank you again.

    Xylia Perez

    Today’s legal system, like our government, is corrupted by misguided ideologies, spineless politicians, & corporate finances which makes it hard for the little guy to get a fair shake, but Kara and her team worked tirelessly to achieve a full dismissal of the charges filed against me by a corporate giant. The personal approach, genuine concern, and unwavering dedication to ensuring that everyone is treated equally under the law is what sold me. The wheels of Justice move slow but with patience, perseverance, and Carreras Law Group you too can experience the joy of victory & vindication in our skewed legal system. I recommended Carreras Law Group 100%!!!


    I have known Kara since her days in Law School and have followed her career since then. She is extremely professional and a tough litigator. She has assisted my family with various legal situations and has provided us with excellent legal counsel. If I needed someone that specialized in the field of law outside her specialty, she would steer me with recommendations of other attorneys that specialized in those fields. Every one of the attorneys she has recommended has been of the highest caliber. I am so pleased to see her starting her own law group and am certain that she and the firm will have many years of exemplary service to the DFW area.

    Kenneth Upchurch

    Very professional, very honest, I really recommend them. (Original) Muy profesional muy honesta en verdad se las recomiendo 👍🏻

    Ana Ramirez

    Most reviews are a collection of flowery endorsements that read well but carry little weight. I don’t do flowery. I’m a 68 year old man who does not like lawyers, most doctors and 99% of all politicians. I get along better with a good dog than most people, I have never been on Facebook and have never “tweeted”. I own a flip phone that I answer only when it suits me. I have served our country as a proud member of the military police during Vietnam and I normally do not do testimonials but in this case I will make an exception. If asked for my opinion you will get the brutal truth, whether you want it or not. Ms. Carreras has proven to be an exception to the rule. She handled a relatively minor legal matter for me and drove it to successful completion in record time. She is a person of exceptional character and a consummate professional, which is a rare thing indeed in the litigation community. If you are in need of the best and someone who cares about your legal well being, you cannot employ a more competent litigator that shows wisdom well beyond her years.

    George Carte

    I cannot thank Ms. Carreras enough! The time, effort and personal commitment she took to resolve a family legal situation went far beyond our expectations. She not only got the charges reduced but in the end was able to have the entire case dismissed. We forever owe you a debt of gratitude !

    Doreen Labit

    Both my fiance and I were charged with the same bogus charges and Ms. Carreras swiftly dealt with my fiance’s case in two appearances! My lawyer on the other hand didn’t do his job and after 9 months of dragging his feet the DA talked with Ms. Carreras the week before trial was to begin and she convinced them to dismiss my case as well! If I EVER need a lawyer again I will be calling Ms. Carreras!!!!

    Raymond Prater

    Kara Carreras is such a great attorney. She really dug deep into my case to find all the necessary details. Kara got me off of a charge that didn’t seem possible. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. And will never use anyone else!

    Sherman Allen

    By far Kara Carreras is the best attorney myself or my family has dealt with. She treated us like family. She consistently kept me updated as to what was going on without me even having to call her. She went that extra mile for us and I can never thank her enough for her kindness, compassion, and thoroughness of the job she did for us. If I could give her 10 stars I would!!

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