Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy | Tarrant County

Tarrant County2
Tarrant County2

Tarrant County has a county seat of Fort Worth and had a population of more than 2 million people as of 2019. It is the third-most populous county in Texas and the 15th-most populous in the United States. It is bordered by Denton County to the north, Wise County to the northwest, Tarrant County to the west, Dallas County to the east, and Johnson County to the south with Ellis County to the southeast. The county has a total area of 902 square miles. Tarrant County is 46.8 percent non-Hispanic white, 15.3 percent Black, 8.1 percent other non-Hispanic, and 29.9 percent Hispanics and Latinos of any race.

Fort Worth is a little over a half-hour away from Dallas. Major highways in Tarrant County include Interstate 20 (I-20), Interstate 30 (I-30), Interstate 35W (I-35W), Interstate 820 (I-820), U.S. Route 81 (US 81), U.S. Route 287 (US 287), U.S. Route 287 Business (US 287 Bus.), U.S. Route 377 (US 377), Texas State Highway 10 (SH 10), Texas State Highway 26 (SH 26), Texas State Highway 97 (SH 97), Texas State Highway 114 (SH 114), Texas State Highway 121 (SH 121), Texas State Highway 156 (FM 156), Texas State Highway 157 (FM 157), Texas State Highway 161 (SH 161), Texas State Highway 170 (SH 170), Texas State Highway 180 (SH 180), Texas State Highway 183 (SH 183), Texas State Highway 303 (SH 303), and Texas State Highway 360 (SH 360).

As of the 2015 Texas Population Estimate Program, the population of the county was 1,960,741. The 2019 United States Census estimate was 2,102,515. As of the census of 2010, there were 1,809,034 people.As of the census of 2000, there were 1,446,219 people, 533,864 households, and 369,433 families residing in the county. Tarrant County was named in honor of General Edward H. Tarrant of the Republic of Texas militia. In September 1837, Tarrant was elected to represent Red River County in the House of Representatives of the Second Texan Congress; but after a few months, he resigned to serve the republic by directing ranger activities against the Indians in 1838. In 1838–39, he served as chief justice in Red River County and was elected Brigadier-general of a northeast Texas militia unit called the Fourth Brigade. Tarrant’s Indian-fighting career culminated in the battle of Village Creek, east of present-day Fort Worth, in May 1841. Tarrant served two terms in the state House of Representatives, between 1849 and 1853.

Tarrant County Criminal Defense & DWI Lawyer

One of the most common crimes a person can be charged with in Tarrant County is driving while intoxicated (DWI). DWI arrests happen on a regular basis all over Texas and Tarrant County is no different. Some of the most common places in the county that people may be coming from when arrested for DWI include Republic Street Bar, River Bottoms Pub, Little Red Wasp, and Rodeo Goat. The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy also represents individuals who were arrested for DWI after leaving private residences.

DWI is certainly not the only criminal offense allegedly committed in Tarrant County. Drugs and narcotics charges are also frequent, as the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies routinely arrest many drug offenders. The Special Crimes Unit of the Sheriff’s Office investigates narcotic activity and also supplements local, state, and federal law enforcement with major crimes while working with the cooperation of DEA Task Forces and has officers assigned to two such units. The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy handles many different kinds of drug cases.

Family violence is another common criminal offense in Tarrant County, as many people are arrested as the result of domestic disputes. Texas Family Code § 71.003 establishes that the term family includes individuals related by consanguinity (one is a descendant of the other or they share a common ancestor) or affinity (if two individuals are married to each other or the spouse of one of the individuals is related by consanguinity to the other individual), individuals who are former spouses of each other, individuals who are the parents of the same child, without regard to marriage, and a foster child and foster parent, without regard to whether those individuals reside together. Under Texas Family Code § 71.005, the term household means a unit composed of persons living together in the same dwelling, without regard to whether they are related to each other. Under Texas Family Code § 71.006, a member of a household includes a person who previously lived in a household. The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy assists clients with all kinds of domestic violence charges.

The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy handles a wide variety of other criminal cases in Tarrant County as well. We also take cases involving alleged theft crimes, computer crimes, and violent crimes. Our firm also handles weapon offenses, white collar crimes, and sex crimes. You can also turn to us for help with federal charges.

Are you seeking a criminal defense lawyer in Tarrant County? The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy is here to help you right now. Our firm will be able to review your case and answer all of your legal questions when you call (972) 233-5700 or contact us online to receive a free consultation.

Tarrant County Court and Legal Resources

District Clerk | Tarrant County, TX — The District Clerk is elected for a four-year term and manages most of the business operations for the 27 elected Courts and 15 associate judges and magistrates (42 total) in Tarrant County that hear Civil, Family and Felony Criminal cases. The office functions with 147 employees who maintain and manage the records and money for court fees and fines collected, over 20 million dollars in approximately five thousand custodial accounts which are invested for the benefit of many minor children on orders from the courts, bail bond forfeitures and all tax lawsuits. The office also produces a substantial number of court documents including civil citations, criminal warrants, criminal judgments, and sentences, and performs other ministerial duties.

Tarrant County District Clerk
100 E. Weatherford
Fort Worth, TX 76196
(817) 884-1111

17th District Court — Melody Wilkinson is the judge. The Court Coordinator is Jan Grimsley, the Court Clerk is Daletia Cunningham, the Court Reporter is Deana Scobee, and the Bailiff is Roger Hogle.

17th District Court
100 North Calhoun Street
Fort Worth, TX 76196
(817) 884-1460

48th District Court — David Evans is the judge. The Court Coordinator is Cori Balderas, the Court Reporter is Micki Smith, and the Bailiff is Mike Hawkins.

48th District Court
100 North Calhoun Street
Fort Worth, TX 76196
(817) 884-2690

67th District Court — Don Cosby is the judge. The Court Coordinator is Elaine M. Langford, the Court Reporter is Monica Ritchie, and the Lead Clerk is Emma Munoz.

67th District Court
100 North Calhoun Street
Fort Worth, TX 76196
(817) 884-1452

96th District Court — J. Patrick Gallagher is the judge. The Court Coordinator is Jennifer Ramos, the Court Reporter is Reginald Butler, and the Bailiff is Howard Kotarski.

96th District Court
100 North Calhoun Street
Fort Worth, TX 76196
(817) 884-1450

141st District Court — John P. Chupp is the judge. The Court Coordinator is Jeff Fisher, the Court Reporter is Tina Fett, and the Bailiff is David Bridgwater.

141st District Court
100 North Calhoun Street
Fort Worth, TX 76196
(817) 884-1992

153rd District Court — Susan Heygood McCoy is the judge. The Court Coordinator is Patricia Cannon, the Court Reporter is Suzanne Berry, and the Bailiff is Stephen Farrow.

153rd District Court
100 North Calhoun Street
Fort Worth, TX 76196
(817) 884-2691

236th District Court — Tom Lowe is the judge. The Court Coordinator is Rhonda Young, the Court Reporter is Jacci Walker, and the Bailiff is Kyle W. Shugart.

236th District Court
100 North Calhoun Street
Fort Worth, TX 76196
(817) 884-1709

342nd District Court — Kimberly Fitzpatrick is the judge. The Court Coordinator is Sheila Jenkins, the Court Reporter is Holly Bishop, and the Bailiff is Joe Henderson.

342nd District Court
100 North Calhoun Street
Fort Worth, TX 76196
(817) 884-2710

348th District Court — Megan Fahey is the judge. The Court Coordinator is Nancy Bentley, the Court Reporter is Annette Bos, and the Bailiff is Tim Hoodenpyle.

348th District Court
100 North Calhoun Street
Fort Worth, TX 76196
(817) 884-2715

352nd District Court — Josh Burgess is the judge. The Court Coordinator is Kay Stewart, the Court Reporter is Michelle Escobar, and the Bailiff is Keith Barrett.

352nd District Court
100 North Calhoun Street
Fort Worth, TX 76196
(817) 884-2730

County Clerk | Tarrant County, TX — The County Clerk’s immediate general administrative duties include securing a bond, taking an oath of office, deputizing staff, and securing errors and omissions insurance herself and all her appointed deputies. Deputy County Clerks act on behalf of the County Clerk by signing documents, filing all new pleadings, documents and issuing citations and warrants in both the Courts and Records and Deeds Divisions, using the seal of Tarrant County to authenticate actions of the County Clerk, certify and issue documents, administer oaths, as well as other numerous actions. Find appointment fees, court records, and fee schedules.

County Clerk
Tarrant County Courthouse
100 W. Weatherford St
Suite 130
Fort Worth, TX, 76196
(817) 884-1195

Justice of the Peace Courts – Tarrant County — 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. Use this website to view a precinct map. You can also find various forms.

Precinct 1
1895 Courthouse
100 W Weatherford Street
Room 450
Fort Worth, Texas 76196-0242
(817) 884-1395

Precinct 2
Southeast Subcourthouse
700 East Abram Street, Suite 200
Arlington, Texas 76010
(817) 548-3925

Precinct 3
Northeast Courthouse
645 Grapevine Highway
Suite 220
Hurst, Texas 76054
(817) 581-3625

Precinct 3
Southlake Town Hall
1400 Main Street, Suite 220
Southlake, Texas 76092
682-732-6589

Precinct 4
Northwest Subcourthouse
6713 Telephone Road, Suite 201
Lake Worth, Texas 76135
(817) 238-4425

Precinct 5
350 W. Belknap, Room 112-C
Fort Worth, Texas 76196-0247
(817) 884-1438

Precinct 6
Southwest Subcourthouse
6551 Granbury Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76133
(817) 370-4525

Precinct 7
Mansfield Subcourthouse
1100 E. Broad Street, Suite 202
Mansfield, Texas 76063
(817) 473-5101

Precinct 8
Poly Subcourthouse
3500 Miller Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76119
(817) 531-5625

 

Tarrant County Law Enforcement Resources

Tarrant 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 his/her custody, conducting sales of seized and unclaimed properties, and serving of process. Use this website to learn more about crime prevention, divisions, and general information. You can also find information on filing a police report.

Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office
200 Taylor Street – 7th Floor
Fort Worth, Texas 76196
(817) 884-3099

Welcome to the Fort Worth Police Department — Use this website to learn more about the Fort Worth Police Department. Learn more about different patrol divisions, support services, and other crime information and prevention. There is also information about accident reports, services, and complaint procedures.

Fort Worth Police Department
Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex
505 W. Felix St.
Fort Worth, TX 76115
EMERGENCY: (817) 927-4420
NON-EMERGENCY: (817) 392-4222

Constables | Tarrant County, TX — 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. Tarrant County has eight constable precincts.

Precinct 1
Tarrant County Courthouse
100 Weatherford Street – Suite 460A
Fort Worth, Texas 76196-0203
(817) 884-1385

Precinct 2
Southeast Subcourthouse
700 East Abram Street – Suite 202
Arlington, Texas 76010
(817) 548-3910

Precinct 3
Northeast Courthouse
645 Grapevine Highway – Suite 110
Hurst, Texas 76054
(817) 581-3610

Precinct 3
Southlake Government Complex
1400 Main Street – Suite 240
Southlake, Texas 76092
(817) 581-3610

Precinct 4
Northwest Subcourthouse
6713 Telephone Road – Suite 102
Lake Worth, Texas 76135
(817) 238-4411

Precinct 5
Criminal Courts Building
300 W. Belknap Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76196
(817) 884-1892

Precinct 6
Southwest Subcourthouse
6551 Granbury Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76133
(817) 370-4510

Precinct 7
Mansfield Subcourthouse
1100 East Broad Street – Suite 201
Mansfield, Texas 76063
(817) 473-5110

Precinct 8
Poly Subcourthouse
3500 Miller Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76119
(817) 531-5610

Incorporated Cities in Tarrant County

Incorporated cities in Tarrant County include Arlington, Bedford, Blue Mound, Colleyville, Dalworthington Gardens, Euless, Everman, Forest Hill, Haltom City, Hurst, Keller, Kennedale, Lake Worth, North Richland Hills, Pelican Bay, Richland Hills, River Oaks, Saginaw, Sansom Park, Watauga, Westworth Village, and White Settlement. Towns include Benbrook, Edgecliff Village, Flower Mound (which is mostly in Denton County), Lakeside, Pantego, Trophy Club (mostly in Denton County), Westlake (small part in Denton County), and Westover Hills. Census-designated places include Briar (partly in Wise and Parker counties), Pecan Acres (small part in Wise County), and Rendon. Historical census-designated places include Eagle Mountain. Historical communities include Belt Junction, Bisbee, Bransford, Center Point, Ederville, Garden Acres, Handley, and Johnsons Station.Ghost towns include Birds, Dido, and Minters Chapel. Other cities in multiple counties with part in Tarrant County include Azle (partly in Parker County), Burleson (mostly in Johnson County), Crowley (small part in Johnson County), Fort Worth (small parts in Denton, Parker and Wise counties), Grapevine (small parts in Dallas and Denton counties), Grand Prairie (partly in Dallas County and a small part in Ellis County), Haslet (small part in Denton County), Mansfield (small parts in Ellis and Johnson counties), Newark (mostly in Wise County), and Southlake (small part in Denton County).

Unincorporated Cities in Tarrant County

Unincorporated communities include Alliance (partly in Denton County), Avondale, Boss, Eagle Acres, Lake Crest Estates, Lake Forest, and Lake Shore Estates.

The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy | Weatherford, TX Criminal Defense & DWI Attorney

If you were arrested for any kind of alleged criminal offense in Tarrant County, Texas, it will be critical that you seek legal representation as soon as possible. Make sure that you have a criminal defense lawyer before you enter any courtroom.

The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy aggressively defends clients all over Tarrant County and will fight to make sure that you are able to face the fewest possible penalties for an alleged offense. You can have us take a longer look at your case and discuss all of your options with you when you call (972) 233-5700 or contact our firm online for a free consultation.