Criminal and DUI Defense Attorneys in Tarrant County, TX
When the government brings a criminal charge, the prosecutor has tremendous training and resources that can be used to prosecute the case. To fight the case, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney devoted to protecting your rights and mounting an aggressive defense.
After a criminal accusation, it is important to hire an attorney as soon as possible so that all options for fighting the charges are still available. The attorneys at Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy represent clients at all stages of the case including the initial investigation before an arrest is made, the first appearance in court after the arrest, during pre-trial status conferences, during evidentiary motion hearings, and at trial.
The best result is getting the criminal charges dropped by the prosecutor or dismissed by the trial judge. Our attorneys understand the importance of filing pre-trial motions to exclude prejudicial evidence, suppress items illegally seized, or dismiss charges not supported by sufficient evidence.
We can help you assert your right to remain silent and to have experienced counsel at every stage of the case. Call today to find out how we can put our experience to work for you.
Call (817) 422-5350 today.
Attorneys for a First-Time Offenses in Tarrant County, TX
Many first-time offenders are eligible for the Deferred Prosecution Program. The program has many benefits including being eligible for immediate expunction under Art. 76.011 of the Texas Government and Article 55.01 of the code of criminal procedure.
Diversion programs such as the Deferred Prosecution Program (DPP) of the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office are not for everyone. Anything less than an outright dismissal on the merits of the case can have long-lasting consequences for professionals including lawyers, teachers and certified educators, health care professionals such as nurses and physicians, members of the military or members of a law enforcement agency.
The best result is getting the charges dropped outright if you are innocent or if the prosecutor cannot prove the case at trial.
The Criminal Courtrooms in Tarrant County, TX
The attorneys at Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy represent clients throughout the ten (10) district courts in Tarrant County that handle felony level criminal matters and ten (10) county criminal courts handling misdemeanor level criminal matters. We also represent clients in the Justice of the Peace courts in Arlington, Southlake, Lake Worth, Mansfield, and Fort Worth.
Our offices are located in downtown at 777 Main Street in Suite #600 in Fort Worth, TX. Call (817) 422-5350 to speak with an attorney over the phone or to schedule a free office consultation. During the consultation, we can discuss the charges pending against you, ways to avoid the typical penalties, and legal defenses that can be used to fight the charges.
Law Enforcement Agencies in Tarrant County, TX
The attorneys at Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy are familiar with the tactics used by local law enforcement agencies in Tarrant County in a felony, misdemeanor or DWI arrest and prosecution. Each agency has different standard operating procedures that the officers must follow. Any deviation from their training can result in evidence being suppressed or excluded.
Our attorneys know how to fight criminal cases involving an investigation by local law enforcement agencies including:
- the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office;
- the Hurst Police Department;
- the Fort Worth Police Department;
- the Halton City Police Department;
- the Azel Police Department;
- the Grapevine Police Department;
- the Southlake Police Department;
- the North Richland Hills Police Department; and
- the Bedford Police Department.
If you were arrested for a felony, misdemeanor or DWI offense in Tarrant County, call us to discuss the best ways to fight the criminal accusation.
Finding a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Fort Worth, TX
We represent clients throughout Tarrant County and the greater Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington area. In addition to Tarrant County, we represent clients in the adjacent areas of Denton County, Dallas County, Ellis County, Johnson County, Parker County and Wise County.
The attorneys at Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy represent clients throughout Tarrant County's twenty criminal courts with six state-level criminal courts including:
- four (4) Criminal District Courts located at the Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center in Fort Worth;
- the ten (10) County Criminal Courts;
- the eight precincts, each served by a Justice of the Peace (JP) including Arlington (Pct. 2), Southlake (Pct. 3), Lake Worth (Pct. 4), and Mansfield (Pct. 7) and Fort Worth (Pcts. 1, 5, 6, 8); and
- the two Magistrate Courts that operate in the basement of the Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center at 401 West Belknap in Fort Worth, Texas.
Our attorneys represent clients after an arrest in any of the following cities in Tarrant County including Fort Worth, Arlington, Azle, Bedford, Benbrook, Blue Mound, Burleson, Colleyville, Crowley, Dalworthington Gardens, Euless, Everman, Forest Hill, Grapevine, Grand Prairie, Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst, Keller, Kennedale, Lake Worth, Mansfield, Newark, North Richland Hills, Pelican Bay, Richland Hills, River Oaks, Saginaw, Sansom Park and Southlake.
Result: Not Guilty
Details: Client ran a red light and was drifting between lanes of traffic. When the officer stopped him, client had alcohol on his breath, slurred speech, poor balance, and disorientation about which direction he was traveling. Despite passing some of the field sobriety tests, client was arrested for DWI. At trial, he was found not guilty of the charge.
Result: Not Guilty
Details: Client was speeding through a residential area when he was stopped by the police. The officer observed slurred speech, unsteady balance and admitted to drinking. Client failed the field sobriety tests, and refused the breath test. Client was found not guilty at trial.
Result: Not Guilty
Details: Client was arrested for DWI 2nd after he was stopped for failing to use his turn signal when changing lanes. The officer discovered that the client had been drinking while driving and had been smoking marijuana. The client failed the field sobriety tests and refused to take the breath test. Despite the client’s lengthy criminal history, including a prior DWI, he was found not guilty at trial.