If you are under investigation for a criminal offense or if you were arrested by a law enforcement officer in Tarrant County, TX, then contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy. Learn more about how to aggressively fight the charges.

Our attorneys represent clients charged with a variety of felony and misdemeanor offenses. We created this website to help you learn more about the criminal charges pending against you, the maximum and minimum penalties that come with a conviction, and the best ways to fight the charges.

The best result is getting all of the criminal charges dismissed by the trial court or dropped by the prosecutor. In other cases, your attorney can discuss ways to fight for a drastic reduction in the charges so that the case can be resolved before trial under the best possible terms.

Getting the best results often requires being fully prepared for motion hearings and trials. Once the prosecutor realizes that you are willing and able to go to trial for an outright acquittal, the prosecutor often becomes more willing to consider dropping or reducing the charges before trial.

The Tarrant County criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy fight felony and misdemeanor cases throughout Tarrant County, TX. Call (817) 422-5350 today for a free consultation.

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The Most Common Types of Prosecutions in Tarrant County

The Tarrant County criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy are experienced in fighting the most commonly prosecuted felony and misdemeanor crimes in state court in Tarrant County, TX. This website contains information on a wide variety of those offenses including:

Additional Resources

Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer Association – TCCDLA was formed in Fort Worth, Texas, in the late 1970s. The organization traces its roots back to the Tarrant County Criminal Bar. Over the years, the membership in this trusted non-profit organization has grown to include both criminal defense attorneys in private practice and lawyers at the public defender’s office in state and federal courts. The organization fights to protect the rights guaranteed by the state and federal constitutions including the right to a fair trial.

Criminal Defense Attorneys in Tarrant County – Visit the Lawyer Legion online directory to find the top criminal defense attorneys located in Fort Worth and Tarrant County who fight criminal cases including both felony and misdemeanor offenses. Learn more about the attorney’s involvement in legal organizations related to criminal and DWI defense.

Find A Tarrant County Criminal Defense Attorney | Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy

If you are under investigation or if you were arrested for a criminal offense in Tarrant County, then contact an attorney experienced in fighting a felony and misdemeanor cases in Tarrant County, TX. Call us for a free consultation to discuss the charges, ways to avoid the minimum and maximum penalties that come with a conviction, and important defenses that can be used to fight for an outright dismissal of the charges.

Finding the best criminal defense attorney in Fort Worth for your case is an important decision. We offer a free consultation so that you can learn more about your training and experience. Call (817) 422-5350 today to discuss your case.


This depends on several factors: the charge you are facing (Misdemeanor or Felony), your criminal history, the difficulty of your case, the estimated time spent on your case by the Lawyer, The experience, and reputation of your attorney in criminal defense.

1 – Will you personally be handling my case?

2 – How often do you go to trial?

3 – What areas of criminal law are you most experienced with? 

4 – How long have you been handling criminal defense cases? 

5 – What type of fee do you charge? Flat fee or hourly rate?

6 – How much do your services cost for my particular case?

7 – Do you have a contract for services you can provide me after I hire you?

8 – Will you return my calls the same day?

You should request a lawyer immediately if you are being questioned about a crime and you may be the target of the investigation. You should never go and speak to the police yourself if you are a target of an investigation. You should request an attorney if the answers in any way or form may incriminate you. Perhaps just as importantly, you should request a lawyer if you are not sure how to answer any question with the police.

As soon as you have been contracted by law enforcement for an investigation of a crime or after you have been arrested and released.

Your attorney should be responsive to your calls and questions. Your attorney should focus his principal practice in criminal law (75%) Your lawyer should be experienced in the local courts of the area and know the politics of the community for at least 10 years. Your attorney should know the basics of criminal law without having to look up the law. Your lawyer should provide you with a clear Fee Structure in a written contract you can get a copy of. Your lawyer should be enthusiastic about criminal law and defending your case. Your lawyer has courtroom and trial experience of at least 100 jury trials and 1000 plea deals. Your attorney has a reputation for courtroom confidence.
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