Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy | Somervell County

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Somervell County is southwest of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. It is bordered by Hood County to the north, Erath County to the west, Johnson County to the east, and Bosque County to the south. The county has a total area of 192 square miles, making it the second-smallest county by area in Texas, larger than only Rockwall County, and slightly smaller than Camp County. Somervell County is 92.19 percent white, 0.28 percent Black, 0.69 percent Native American, 0.26 percent Asian, 0.01 percent Pacific Islander, 5.11 percent from other races, 1.45 percent from two or more races, and 13.44 percent Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The county seat of Somervell County is Glen Rose, which is about one hour, 30 minutes from Dallas and about one hour from Fort Worth. Major highways in Somervell County include U.S. Highway 67 (US 67) and Texas State Highway 144 (SH 144). The county contains the Comanche Peak Nuclear Generating Station, one of two nuclear power plants in Texas.

As of the 2010 census, Somervell County’s population was 8,490 after being 6,809 in the 2000 census, 5,360 in 1990, 4,154 in 1980, and 2,793 in 1970. The county is named for Alexander Somervell. In 1835 Somervell participated in the Siege of Béxar, marching from Gonzales. On March 12, 1836 he enrolled in the newly formed Army of the Republic of Texas. He was elected lieutenant colonel of the first regiment of Texas Volunteers. He remained with the army until June 7, 1836, having participated in the Battle of San Jacinto. He later served as the Secretary of War for a brief time, on the cabinet of David G. Burnet.

Somervell County DWI Lawyer

Undoubtedly one of the most common criminal offenses in Somervell County is the offense of driving while intoxicated (DWI). People can be arrested at any one of a number of locations in the county for alleged drunk or drugged driving. Common destinations that people are arrested coming from in the county include the Back Porch Sports Grill, BorderTown Sports Bar, and Rooster Bar & Grill. It is entirely possible that people could also be departing from private residences within the county.

While DWI is one of the most common crimes people are charged with in Somervell County, there are several other criminal offenses that can also occur here. Drugs and narcotics offenses are also relatively common as minor drug possession offenses often lead to arrests in the county. It is also possible that federal agencies may work with local law enforcement to conduct sting operations on alleged offenders in some cases.

Domestic violence or family violence offenses can also be incredibly common because a number of domestic disputes can result in calls to police. When authorities have been contacted in a domestic violence case, it is inevitable that one person will be placed under arrest. The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy defends clients accused of all kinds of family violence charges.

Our firm handles many other criminal cases in Somervell County. We also represent people accused of sex crimes, weapon offenses, and theft crimes. The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy also handles less common computer crimes and white collar crimes. We also handle violent crimes and federal charges.

If you need a criminal defense lawyer in Somervell County, contact The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy as soon as possible. Our firm can take the time to really go over your case and outline your legal scenarios when you call (972) 233-5700 or contact us online to take advantage of a free consultation.

Somervell County Court and Legal Resources

District Clerk | Somervell County, Texas — The Texas Constitution led to the creation of the Office of the District Clerk, which is responsible for filing and docketing all court documents and is charged with the custody, maintenance, and preservation of all court records. Use this website to view a monthly court appointment & fees report, filing fees, and temporary order forms. You can also find a non-disclosure form and a link to the court of appeals.

Somervell County District Clerk
101 NE Barnard St.
Glen Rose, TX 76043
254-898-3971

18th District Court — Sydney Hewlett is the judge. The Court Coordinator is Teresa Steed, the Court Reporter is Renee Hall, and the Criminal Court Coordinator is Joy Penney.

Guinn Justice Center
204 S. Buffalo Ave., Rm 304
Cleburne, TX 76033
817-556-6820

249th District Court — Wayne Bridewell is the judge. The Court Coordinator is Gina Horton, the Court Reporter is Robin Howe, and the Criminal Court Coordinator is Rachel Bleth.

Guinn Justice Center
204 S. Buffalo Ave., Rm 208
Cleburne, TX 76033
817-556-6825

County Clerk | Somervell County, Texas — The immediate general administrative duties of the county clerk include securing a bond, taking an oath of office, deputizing staff and securing errors and omissions insurance herself and all her appointed deputies. You can pay criminal misdemeanor court costs and fines or other court fees online by credit card. Also find court orders of nondisclosure.

Somervell County Clerk
107 N.E. Vernon
Glen Rose,TX 76043
254-897-4427

Justice of the Peace | Somervell County, Texas — Justices of the Peace (JPs) serve as trial court Judge for four different kinds of civil lawsuits, as a trial court Judge for Class C Misdemeanors, and as an administrative court Judge for a variety of miscellaneous court procedures. Find links to open records and public notices. You can also learn more about court ordered policies and procedures.

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1
107 N.E. Vernon
Glen Rose, TX 76043
254-897-2120

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2
107 N.E. Vernon
Glen Rose, TX 76043
254-897-2120

County Judge | Somervell County, Texas — The County Judge of Somervell County serves as the Chief Administrator of the County Government, the Chief Elected Official and presides over the five-member Commissioners Court which has budgetary and administrative authority over county government. The County Judge has judicial responsibilities for certain criminal, civil and probate matters. Also, the County Judge has appellate jurisdiction over matters arising from the justice courts. The County Judge handles a wide range of hearings for beer and wine applications, admittance to state hospitals for mentally ill and mentally retarded, juvenile and guardianship purposes. The judge is responsible for calling elections, posting election notices and receiving and canvassing the election returns. The judge may also perform marriages. The County Judge is Chairman of the Juvenile Board, Director of Emergency Management, which directs operations of the Emergency Operations Center, heads civil defense and disaster relief, county welfare and along with the county auditor prepares the county budget and presents to the Commissioners Court for approval.

107 N.E. Vernon
Glen Rose, TX 76043
254-897-2322

Somervell County Law Enforcement Resources

Somervell County Sheriff’s Office — The sheriff has a range of duties that include criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, enforcing state law and county ordinances, operating the jail to ensure the safety and security of prisoners, providing security for the operation of county and district courts, accepting bail for prisoners in their custody, conducting sales of seized and unclaimed properties, and serving of process. Use this website to learn more about wanted persons, current crimes, and reports. You can also find information about the Cowdex program.

Somervell County Sheriff’s Office
750 E. Gibbs Blvd
Glen Rose, TX 76043
254-897-2242

Police Department | Glen Rose, TX — Use this website to learn more about the Glen Rose Police Department. Learn more about officers, emergencies, animal care and control, code compliance, and outdoor burning. You can also find information relating to the fire department and EMS.

Glen Rose Police Department
201 NE Vernon
Glen Rose, TX 76043
254-897-2272

Constable | Somervell County, Texas — Similar to Justices of the Peace in Somervell County, constables are broken into two precincts. Constables participate in criminal investigations and assist other law enforcement agencies. Constables are licensed peace officers who perform various law enforcement functions including issuing traffic citations, serving warrants and civil papers, and acting as bailiff for Justice of the Peace Courts.

Precinct 1 Constable
101 NE Barnard St.
Glen Rose, TX 76043
254-898-3926

Precinct 2 Constable
101 NE Barnard St.
Glen Rose, TX 76043
254-898-3927

Incorporated Cities in Somervell County

The only incorporated city in Somervell County is Glen Rose.
Unincorporated Cities in Somervell County
Unincorporated communities in Somervell County include Glass, Nemo, and Rainbow.

The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy | Weahterford DWI Attorney

Were you arrested for any kind of alleged criminal offense in Somervell County, Texas? You cannot underestimate the importance of having legal counsel when you appear in court to address your criminal charges.

The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy can be by your side the entire time and will fight to ensure that you are able to achieve the most favorable possible outcome to your case. Call (972) 233-5700 or contact us online to have our firm really review your case during a free consultation.