Since it was established in 1848, named for diplomat and U.S. congressman David Spangler Kaufman, and King’s Fort was renamed Kaufman and made the county three years later, this county has survived its share of hard times. During the Great Depression and World War II, farm values that had been key to the county’s economy plunged by more than 50 percent as the number of farms decreased by more than 1,800. Unemployment spiked more than 16 percent in 1940, and the number of county residents hit its lowest point of the 20th Century when fewer than 30,000 people called the county home in 1960.
However, the area eventually rebounded thanks to the growth of nearby Dallas. The county has been further served by its vicinity to important roadways like Interstate 20, U.S. Highway 80, U.S. Highway 175, Texas State Highway 34, Texas State Highway 205, and Texas State Highway 243.
Kaufman County Criminal Defense Lawyer
Having major highways nearby means that thousands of people drive through this county every day, and some motorists end up being arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI). A person who has been arrested for drunk driving or any other criminal offense in this area should immediately seek legal representation.
Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy defends clients in Kaufman County and the greater Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex against criminal charges. Our firm is committed to providing an aggressive legal defense, whether the case results in a plea bargain or jury trial.
Our staff includes a former Dallas County felony prosecutor and we also have a former City of Addison Police officer on call. Richard C. McConathy has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2012 and 2013 as well as a Texas Monthly Rising Star in 2011, and Brian A. Bolton was named a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2011.
If you are facing DWI charges or have been accused of some other criminal offense, let Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy see how we can be of legal assistance. You can call (972) 233-5700 or send us a message online today to have our criminal defense attorneys review your case during a free consultation.
Kaufman County DWI Defense Attorney
It is important for people to remember that an arrest for DWI does not mean that a conviction is automatic. There are any number of possible defenses or errors in police procedure that can result in these types of charges being significantly reduced or completely dismissed.
Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy has a 91% success rate since 2002 on DWI cases announced ready for trial. We handle cases involving first, second, third, and subsequent DWIs, including felony DWI and DWI with BAC over .15.
In addition to many traditional DWI charges, we also represent clients accused of such related crimes as:
- Boating While Intoxicated
- Public Intoxication
- Minor in Possession of Alcohol
- Open Container in Vehicle
- Possession of Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle
- Resisting Arrest
- Common Moving Violations
Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy understands the profound implications of a DWI conviction, and our attorneys fight to minimize the punishments that our clients have to face. Contact our firm right now if you were arrested for drunk driving in the county or anywhere in the surrounding Dallas area.
Kaufman County Criminal Offenses
In addition to DWI charges, Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy also defends people against other types of criminal charges. We handle cases involving violent crimes, domestic violence, and sexual offenses as well as theft offenses and property crimes as well as many other unique charges.
Richard C. McConathy and Brian A. Bolton understand that every case is different, and they thoroughly investigate every situation to determine which unique factors will be most valuable for a person’s legal defense. Our attorneys know which techniques are likely to be used by prosecutors and what weaknesses in evidence can be exposed.
Whether you were arrested in Kaufman, Terrell, Forney, or some other community in the county, our firm can provide aggressive legal defense. Contact Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy to let us provide a complete legal evaluation of your case.
Kaufman County Legal and Law Enforcement Resources
Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department — You can find information about the jail facility, civil process, and sex offenders on this website. There are also statistical reports, links to victim rights, and complaint forms.1900 East U.S. Highway 175
Kaufman, Texas 75142
Kaufman County — Public notices, current agendas, and special meetings notices can all be found on this website. There is also information about various county departments and government officials.100 West Mulberry Street
Kaufman, Texas 75142
The Genesis Center — This non-profit organization is committed to providing immediate safety, shelter, and victim care services for women and children in crisis since 1999. The shelter collaborates with other agencies to provide clothes, food and assistance to people in need.2675 North State Highway 34
Kaufman, Texas 75142
Areas In and Around Kaufman County
Ables Springs, Combine, Cottonwood, Crandall, Dallas, Elmo, Forney, Grays Prairie, Heartland, Kaufman, Kemp, Mabank, Mesquite, Oak Grove, Oak Ridge, Poetry, Post Oak Bend City, Rosser, Scurry, Seagoville, Seven Points, Talty, Terrell, and Travis Ranch.
Kaufman County Zip Codes
75114, 75126, 75142, 75143, 75147, 75158, 75159, 75160, 75161, 75169, 75181, and 75182.
Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy | Kaufman County Defense Lawyer
Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy will work to help you achieve the most favorable outcome to your case with the fewest possible punishments. Let us review your case by calling (972) 233-5700 or sending us a message online.