A Denton Criminal & DWI Firm
Dedicated To Defending Your Rights.

Liberty or Death
The Law Offices of Richard C. Mcconathy

Denton Texas Criminal Defense Attorney

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 criminal charges or driving while intoxicated, 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.

If you have been arrested 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 has decades of legal experience in matters of criminal law. Our firm 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.

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In criminal defense matters, time is of the essence. If you have been charged with a criminal offense or suspect that you may soon be, do not wait to contact an attorney. Get started on your defense today! Your freedom may depend on it. Contact the Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy to learn more about your legal options. We have extensive experience in the following practice areas.
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Were In it, We’re going to fight to win it

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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.

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:

  • Thousands of dollars in fines
  • Sentence of several years in jail or prison
  • Lengthy driver’s license suspension
  • Thousands of dollars in Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver Responsibility Surcharges that need to be paid every year for three years
  • Several hundreds of hours of community service
  • Mandatory DWI classes
  • Mandatory participation in alcohol or drug education programs
  • Mandatory evaluation and possible counseling
  • Mandatory installation of deep-lung device (DLD) or ignition interlock device (IID)
  • Various other court and administrative costs
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Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy

On May 20, 1976, Richard "Tex" McConathy became a licensed lawyer in the State of Texas. He was the last person in the State of Texas who was allowed to take the bar exam without graduating from law school. In 1982, he became a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist and in 2002 he and his son, Richard Charles McConathy, became partners in Dallas, Texas. Please see the historical milestones of Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy







75 Years in business...

My grandfather Jack McConathy Sr. started the McConathy Law firm in 1946. Our Motto Liberty Or Death has a very specific meaning to our family. My Father was a combat veteran in Vietnam. My Grandfather has served all four years in Indochina. Were In it, We’re going to fight to win it!

Board Certified in Criminal Law

On May 20, 1976, Richard Tex became a licensed lawyer in the State of Texas and joined the firm. He was the last person in the State of Texas who was allowed to take the bar examine without graduating from law school. From that time on, he became professionally known as Tex McConathy. In 1982, he became a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist. From 2004 - 2007, he served as Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association. He retired and moved to Lake Weatherford, Texas, in 2010.

Three generations of criminal defense attorneys

Richard Charles McConathy earned his Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. McConathy also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas. Richard started in the firm in 2002 and has been the managing member of the firm since 2008. Someday my son’s will follow in my footsteps.

Treasurer of the Dallas Bar Association

Mr. McConathy belongs to the Irving Bar Association, the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association, and the Texas Criminal Lawyers’ Association. Mr. McConathy was the current Treasurer of the Dallas Bar Association Criminal Law Section from 2004-2006.

38+ Years Experience

Brian A. Bolton was hired by the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office upon graduating from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. In late 2004, Mr. Bolton left the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office to begin a private criminal defense practice that focused on DWI and other intoxication-related offenses. In 2008, Brian A. Bolton joined forces with Richard C. McConathy, a fellow defense lawyer and colleague from law school.

Company milestones in 2021

Expertise.com selected and awarded the Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy in 2021 for Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Dallas, Texas.

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Why Clients Choose Us?

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

Richard C. McConathy has handled thousands of criminal and 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.

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