Wise County

If you were arrested in Wise County for an alleged criminal offense, it is in your best interest to seek legal representation. Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy aggressively defend clients in Decatur, Bridgeport, Rhome, and many other surrounding areas.

Our criminal defense attorneys can fight to possibly get your criminal charges reduced or dismissed. We are committed to helping you achieve the most favorable possible resolution to your case that results in the fewest penalties.


Criminal Defense Lawyer in Wise County, Texas

Richard McConathy is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has been named both a Texas Monthly Rising Star in 2011 and Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2012 and 2013. 

The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy is licensed to practice in state courts throughout Texas as well as the federal court in the United States District Court Northern District of Texas. You can have our lawyers review your case and discuss all of your legal options when you call (940) 222-8004 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

Common Criminal Charges in Wise County, TX

Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy handles a wide variety of criminal cases in Wise County, including:

Wise County, Texas DWI Defense

Located in the northwest corner of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex (DFW), the County is served by such significant roadways as United States Route 81, United States Route 287, United States Route 380, Texas State Highway 101, Texas State Highway 114, and Texas State Highway 199. Many DWI arrests in Wise County, however, occur on other local roads like Weatherford Street in Chico, College Avenue in Decatur, and Franklin Street in Alvord.

Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy represents people facing drunk driving charges for the first time as well as alleged repeat offenders. We also handle several other DWI-related offenses, such as open container violations, intoxication manslaughter, and intoxication assault.

Wise County, Texas Court Resources

County Court at Law | Wise County — County courts in Texas hears misdemeanor cases involving possible jail time. The County has two county courts. On this website, you can access court dockets, find various forms, and read answers to frequently asked questions.

Wise County Court at Law No. 1

Wise County Courthouse
101 N. Trinity St. #101
Decatur, TX 76234v(940) 627-5743

Wise County Court at Law No. 2

1007 13th St. Suite 109
Bridgeport, TX 76426
(940) 683-0268

District Clerk | Wise County — District courts are trial courts of general jurisdiction that hear felony criminal cases. The district clerk is responsible for recording the acts and proceedings of the district court and entering all judgments of the court under the direction of the judge. The 271st Judicial District is a multicounty district, and the 271st Judicial District Court also serves Jack County. Visit this website to find forms and answers to frequently asked questions.

271st Judicial District Court

101 N. Trinity St. # 102
Decatur, TX 76234
(940) 627-3200

Wise County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 — Justice courts handle misdemeanor cases that are punishable by fines only. The county justice courts are divided into four precincts. Each website provides information about payment options.

Wise County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1

205 N. State St. # A
Decatur, TX 76234
(940) 627-2694

Wise County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2

200 Rook Ramsey Dr.
Decatur, Texas 76234
(940) 626-4206

Wise County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3

125 Farm to Market (FM) Rd. 730 N.
Boyd, TX 76023
(940) 433-2969

Wise County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4

1007 13th St. Suite 109
Bridgeport, Texas 76426
(940) 683-4244

Second Court of Appeals — Texas has 14 Courts of Appeals to handle criminal cases appealed from trial courts. The Second Court of Appeals has intermediate appellate jurisdiction of cases appealed from lower courts in Wise County and 11 other counties in Texas. Visit this website to search cases, view a court calendar, and learn more about the court’s current justices.

Law Enforcement Resources

Wise County Sheriff’s Office — Visit this website to learn more about the County Sheriff’s Office. You can find information about the agency’s mission, administration, and different divisions. You can also learn more about detention issues such as bond information, inmate health services, and visitation.

Wise County Sheriff’s Office

200 Rook Ramsey Dr.
Decatur, TX 76234
(940) 627-5971

District Attorney Barry Green | Wise County on the Web — The district attorney is responsible for the prosecution of all felony offenses in Wise County and Jack County. On this website, you can read select writings from the District Attorney’s Office. You can also learn about the anatomy of a criminal case.

271st Judicial District

101 N. Trinity St. # 200
Decatur, TX 76234
(940) 627-3200

Police Department | Decatur, TX — On this website, you can learn more about the mission and vision of the Decatur Police Department. Find information about the agency’s Criminal Investigations, Communications, Patrol, Police Administration, Records, School Resource officers, and Traffic Enforcement Divisions. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions as well as various reports and forms.

Decatur Police Department

1601 S. State St.
Decatur, TX 76234
(940) 393-0300

Police Department | Bridgeport, TX — The mission of the Bridgeport Police Department is “to work in partnership with all citizens to enhance community safety and reduce the fear and incidence of crime.” Use this website to find annual statistics and information. You can also find various documents and forms as well as information about special programs.

Bridgeport Police Department

1000 Thompson St.
Bridgeport, TX 76426
(940) 683-3430

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Were you recently arrested in Wise County? Exercising your right to remain silent until you have legal counsel can be the difference between jail time and excessive fines and having your criminal charges completely dropped. The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy represent individuals in communities throughout the County, such as Runaway Bay, Alvord, Aurora, Boyd, New Fairview, and many others.

Call (940) 222-8004 or submit an online contact form to have our lawyers provide a complete evaluation of your case during a free initial consultation.