An arrest or even an investigation for an alleged criminal offense can be an incredibly frightening and stressful experience. Many people facing criminal charges immediately wonder what will happen if they are found guilty and what kind of sentences they might receive.
It is important to remember that every alleged offender in Texas is presumed innocent and a prosecutor is required to prove that person’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in order to convict him or her of a criminal offense. No individual should say anything to authorities about any alleged crime without legal representation.
Criminal Defense Attorney in Denton, TX
If you were arrested in the greater Denton County area for any kind of alleged criminal offense, it will be in your best interest to contact Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy as soon as possible. Denton criminal defense lawyers Richard McConathy and Brian Bolton represent clients charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) or any one of a number of other alleged crimes in Lewisville, Little Elm, Highland Village, Argyle, Flower Mound, The Colony, and many surrounding areas of Denton County.
Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy handles a wide variety of cases and fights to get criminal charges reduced or dismissed. Our attorneys handle such misdemeanor and felony offenses as:
- Denton County DWI
- Traffic Offenses
- First Time Arrests
- Drug / Narcotics Charges
- Marijuana Offenses
- Theft Crimes
- Property Offenses
- Crimes of Violence
- Sex Crimes
- Domestic Violence
- Firearm / Weapon Offenses
- Juvenile Crime
- White Collar Crime
- Misdemeanor Charges
- Felony Charges
- Violation of Probation
- College Student Arrests
- Record Sealing / Expunging
Richard McConathy has been defending people in Texas courts for more than a decade, and Brian Bolton has handled a wide variety of criminal cases on both of sides of the aisle as a former chief prosecutor. Our criminal defense lawyers are admitted to practice in state courts throughout Texas as well as the U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas.
Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy aggressively defend clients all over Denton County, including The Colony, Lewisville, Little Elm, Highland Village, Argyle, Flower Mound, and many others. Call (940) 222-8004 or complete an online contact form today to have our attorneys review your case and answer all of your legal questions during a free, confidential consultation.)
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.