Ellis County, TX | Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy

If you were arrested in Ellis County for driving while intoxicated (DWI) or any other crime, it is in your best interest to immediately retain legal counsel. An experienced criminal defense lawyer may be able to get your criminal charges reduced or dismissed.

Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy aggressively defends clients facing all kinds of criminal charges in Waxahachie, Midlothian, Ennis, and many other surrounding areas of Ellis County. Our attorneys can be your legal advocates dedicated to protecting your rights.

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Ellis County, Texas

Richard McConathy is an experienced criminal defense attorney in Ellis County who is a member of multiple prominent legal organizations, such as the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA). Brian Bolton has experience on both sides of the aisle because of his prior role as a Chief Prosecutor for the Dallas County District Attorney's Office.

Our lawyers will work tirelessly to achieve the most favorable outcome to your case that results in the fewest possible penalties.

Call (817) 422-5350 to have our attorneys provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case during a free, confidential consultation.


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Common Criminal Offenses in Ellis County, TX

People may be arrested for any one of a number of criminal offense in Ellis County. Some of the most common kinds of charges Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy regularly handles include:


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DWI Defense in Ellis County, Texas

Located south of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex (DFW), a number of significant highways pass through Ellis County, including Interstate 35E (I-35E), Interstate 45 (I-45), United States Route 67, United States Route 77, United States Route 287, Texas State Highway 34, and Texas State Highway 342. Many DWI arrests occur on other local roads in the county, however, such as Marvin Avenue in Waxahachie, Main Street in Midlothian, or Kaufman Street in Ennis.

Whether you were arrested for your first drunk driving offense or you were accused of being a repeat offender, Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy can provide the strongest possible legal defense. We also handle other DWI-related cases, such as intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault, and open container violations.


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Ellis County, Texas Court Resources

Ellis County Court at Law Two — County courts in Texas handle misdemeanor cases involving possible jail time. County Court at Law Two also has probate jurisdiction for county courts and can exercise concurrent jurisdiction with the district court in civil cases and family law cases or proceedings.

County Court at Law One exercises jurisdiction in accordance with Court Rules of Administration for Ellis County for civil litigation (concurrent jurisdiction with the district court), probate matters, child protective services cases, guardianships, condemnation litigation, occupational drivers licenses, adoptions, civil appeals from justice of the peace courts, adult protective services cases, protective orders, and mental health cases.

Ellis County Court at Law Two
109 S. Jackson St.
Second Floor
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 825-5066

District Clerk | Ellis County, TX — The District Clerk maintains and arranges records deposited in the clerk's office, including recording acts and proceedings of the district court and entering all judgments of the court under the direction of the judge. The district courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction in Texas that hear felony criminal cases. Ellis County is served by three district courts: the 40th District Court, 378th District Court, and 443rd District Court. The District Clerk and all three district courts share the same address:

109 S. Jackson St.
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 825-5070

Justice of the Peace | Ellis County, TX — Justice of the peace courts have original jurisdiction in criminal matters of misdemeanor cases punishable by fine only. A justice of the peace can issue warrants for search and arrest, conduct preliminary hearings, and enforce liens on personal property. Justice of the peace courts in Ellis County are divided into four precincts:

Precinct One
207 S. Sonoma Trail
Ennis, TX 75119
(972) 825-5319

Precinct Two
701 S. Interstate 35 East Service Rd.
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 825-5022

Precinct Three
101 W. Main St.
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 825-5030

Precinct Four
301 N. 8th St.
Midlothian, TX 76065
(972) 825-5310

Tenth Court of Appeals — Courts of Appeals in Texas hear cases appealed from trial courts. The Tenth Court of Appeals has intermediate appellate jurisdiction of cases appealed from lower courts in Ellis County and 17 other counties in Texas. Visit this website to learn more about the court’s current justices, search cases, and view a court calendar.


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Law Enforcement Resources in Ellis County, TX

Ellis County Sheriff’s Office — The mission of the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is to provide professional law enforcement services to citizens and visitors of Ellis County. On this website, you can learn more about the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and Warrants Division. You can also conduct an inmate search and find crime prevention tips.

Ellis County Sheriff’s Office
300 South Jackson Street
Waxahachie, Texas 75165
(972) 825-4901

County and District Attorney | Ellis County, TX — The Ellis County and District Attorney offices prosecute felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile cases. Use this website to read recent press releases and newsletters. You can also find information about the Ellis County District Attorney’s Victims Assistance program.

Ellis County District Attorney
109 S. Jackson St.
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 825-5035

Waxahachie Police Department — The Waxahachie Police Department is a recognized law enforcement agency by the Texas Police Chiefs' Association. Visit this website to access accident reports, learn about upcoming events, and find information about different divisions of the police department. You can also find crime statistics and various forms and documents.

Waxahachie Police Department
216 N. College St.br />Waxahachie, Texas 75165
(469) 309-4400

Police Department | City of Midlothian — On this website, you can learn more about the Midlothian Police Department. Find information about the Northern Ellis Emergency Dispatch (NEED), Midlothian Patrol Division, and Criminal Investigations Division. You can also learn more about the regulation of sex offender residency.

Midlothian Police Department
1150 US-67
Midlothian, TX 76065
(972) 775-3333


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Ellis County, TX Zip Codes

Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy represents individuals in numerous communities all over the greater Ellis County area, including:

  • Alma — 75119
  • Avalon — 76623
  • Bardwell — 75101
  • Bristol — 75119
  • Cedar Hill — 75104, 75106, 75115, 75249, 76065
  • Ennis — 75119, 75120, 75152, 75165
  • Ferris — 75125
  • Forreston — 76041
  • Garrett — 75119
  • Glenn Heights — 75154
  • Grand Prairie — 75050, 75051, 75052, 75053, 75054, 75060, 75104, 75212, 75249, 76002, 76006, 76010, 76018, 76040, 76063, 76065, 76155
  • Italy — 76651
  • Lancaster — 75134, 75146
  • Mansfield — 76063, 76065, 76084
  • Maypearl — 76064
  • Midlothian — 76065, 76084
  • Milford — 76670
  • Oak Leaf — 75154
  • Ovilla — 75154
  • Palmer — 75152
  • Pecan Hill — 75154
  • Rankin — 79778
  • Red Oak — 75125, 75152, 75154
  • Rockett — 75152
  • Telico — 75119
  • Venus — 76084
  • Waxahachie — 75165, 75167, 75168, 76065

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Find a Criminal Defense Attorney in Ellis County, Texas

Have you been charged with a criminal offense in Ellis County? Do not say anything to authorities until you have legal representation.

Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy helps residents and visitors arrested in communities throughout Ellis County, including Ennis, Midlothian, Waxahachie, and many others.

You can have our lawyers review your case and help you understand all of your legal options as soon as you call (817) 422-5350 or complete an online contact form to receive a free initial consultation.

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