A Denton Criminal & DWI Firm
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Fewer communities in the United States have seen more growth in recent years than the suburbs of North Texas, and Denton County is no exception. Whether a person has recently relocated from another part of the country or is a longtime local of the area, many people can find themselves feeling frightened and overwhelmed if they face criminal charges in Texas.

However, an arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI, also known as driving under the influence or DUI) does not automatically result in a conviction. With the help of skilled and proven legal representation, initial criminal charges can be significantly reduced or possibly even completely dismissed.

DWI Defense Attorney Denton

If you have been arrested for DWI in Denton County, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy represents clients in and around Lewisville, including such communities as Denton, Little Elm, Highland Village, Argyle, Flower Mound and The Colony.

Richard C. McConathy and Brian A. Bolton have more than two decades of combined legal experience in matters of criminal law. They can review your case and help you understand all of your legal options when you call 940-222-8004 or contact us online today to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

Aggressive Defense Against Drunk Driving Charges in Texas

The experience of being arrested for DWI is not only embarrassing but can result in significant penalties that can have enormous negative consequences for a person’s professional and personal life. Whether you are facing your first DWI charge or you were arrested after having previous drunk driving convictions, it is important to have a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest and determine any possible flaws in chemical testing or other police procedures.

Our firm has a thorough understanding of the field sobriety tests administered by law enforcement as well as the Intoxilyzer 5000 and other chemical tests used to determine the blood alcohol content (BAC) of alleged offenders. Any errors made during these tests can result in charges being dropped and cases being dismissed.

Always Take a DWI Seriously

It is in your best interest to seek the help of capable legal counsel when you have been accused of DWI because of the severity of the possible consequences of a conviction. A skilled lawyer can work to help you avoid such punishments as:

We Seek to Have DWI Charges Reduced or Dismissed

You should know that there may be several different police errors or violations of your constitutional rights that could result in your case being thrown out of court. Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy will thoroughly investigate your case to uncover any possible defenses that may include, but are not limited to:

Handling DWI Arrests in Other Texas Counties

Sometimes Denton County residents are arrested for DWI in a different county in Texas. There are certainly many people who are charged with this crime in Denton although they live in another part of the Lone Star State.

This can understandably cause concern and confusion among alleged offenders. Certain attorneys practice solely in state courts that are within their county limits. However, Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy handles DWI cases all over North Texas.

Richard C. McConathy and Brian A. Bolton fight to protect the rights of clients who live in one county but were arrested in another. Our firm handles criminal charges that were filed in or involve residents of Denton County as well as many surrounding areas, including Dallas County, Collin County, Tarrant County, Rockwall County, Johnson County, Wise County, and Ellis County.

Providing Successful BWI Defenses

Just as state law prohibits motorists from driving while under the influence of alcohol, the same chapter of the Texas Penal Code also criminalizes boating while intoxicated (BWI). Much like DWI charges, an arrest for this crime can have severe consequences for alleged offenders.

In these types of cases, police officers can frequently place people under arrest for BWI based on misleading observations or inaccurate test results. People may be asked to perform field sobriety tests in dubious settings such as uneven piers after having spent several hours swimming or riding jet skis. Additionally, the combination of these activities with several hours in the sun can lead to a person displaying what appear to be symptoms of intoxication.

Oftentimes, people are stopped by officers who are checking operator’s licenses or ensuring there are life jackets on board. Several BWI arrests stem from boating accidents. Our firm understands that several aspects of the prosecution’s case can be exposed or weakened upon thorough investigation.

Skilled Representation Against Denton County DUIs

The lawyers at Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy aggressively defend people from all over Denton County against these charges. Our firm has a 91 percent success rate since 2002 on cases announced ready for trial.

Richard C. McConathy has handled thousands DWI cases in North Texas. An active member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, he is licensed to practice in all Texas courts and also handles state appeals.

Brian A. Bolton is a former Chief Prosecutor for the Dallas County District Attorney's Office who trained police officers how to properly conduct DWI investigations. He is renowned in the legal community for his cross-examination and jury selection abilities.

The experience that our attorneys have on both sides of the aisle not only helps them anticipate what prosecutors will do, but also gives them a better understanding of exploiting the weaknesses in the state’s case against the people we represent. Our firm knows that every case is unique, and we craft legal defenses that are specifically tailored to the details of your situation.

Find A Criminal Defense Lawyer in Denton

Have you been arrested for DWI anywhere in Denton County? You should not waste any time seeking the help of a proven criminal defense attorney.

Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy defends the rights of people from all over the greater Lewisville area, including such nearby communities as Grapevine, Westlake, and Flower Mound. Richard C. McConathy and Brian A. Bolton will provide a complete evaluation of your case during a free legal consultation when you call 940-222-8004 today.

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Driving While Intoxicated

Client was stopped for not using his turn signal to change lanes. After he got out of his car, client had slurred speech, unsteady balance, and a staggered walk. He failed the field sobriety tests and submitted to a breath test at the police station. The prosecutors dismissed his case after jury selection on the day of

Driving While Intoxicated

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.

Driving While Intoxicated

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.


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Richard C. McConathy received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas in Denton before earning his Juris Doctor at the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. Throughout his legal career, Richard has handled thousands of first, second, and third DWI cases as well as other felony offenses....

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Brian A. Bolton trained police officers how to properly conduct DWI investigations as Chief Prosecutor for the Dallas County District Attorney's Office. When he entered private practice in 2004 to focus on DWI and other intoxication-related offenses, Brian quickly gained a reputation for winning the most difficult cases.

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What Our Happy Clients Are Saying

I hired Richard about a year ago and was really worried that the case could not be won. Wow was I pleased with the outcome. Both Richard and Brian took charge and got several pieces of evidence throw out. The DA ended up dropping the case. The office always kelp me informed and I was very happy with the staff. Would highly recommend this lawyer.

Greg J.
Driving while intoxicated

I had Richard and Brian handle two DWI cases in two different counties for me at the same time. I was very please the the outcomes. One case was dismissed the other case was reduced. They handled the case as true professionals and kept me always informed with what both counties where doing. I was very stressed but they kept things under control.

John C.
Driving while intoxicated

As a mother hearing your child call you and say that they are in trouble is a gut check. You don't know who to go to at first. Luckily I found Richard and his team. They are well versed in the law and very professional in handling the case. This was a very sensitive and embarrassing matter for my family but we were very pleased with the service and happy with the results. Thank you, Richard Mcconathy and all the staff for your help!

Nataly doe,
Driving while intoxicated

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Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy Law


1332 Teasley Lane, No. 116
Denton, TX 76205
Phone: (940) 222.8004


15110 Dallas Pkwy #400
Dallas, TX 75248
(972) 233-5700
Primary office available during regular business hours


405 SH 121 Bypass #A250
Lewisville, TX 75067
(469) 206-8030
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