Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy | Cooke County

McConathy Cooke County
McConathy Cooke County


Cooke County is north of the Dallas-Fort Worth area on the border with Oklahoma. Cooke County is bordered by Grayson County to the east, Montague County to the west, Denton County to the south, Wise County to the southwest, and Love County in Oklahoma to the north. The central section of the county is part of the Grand Prairie; it is flanked by a small section of the Eastern Cross Timbers on the east and the Western Cross Timbers on the West. The county is about 74.4 percent white, 3.6 percent Black, 18.9 percent Hispanic, 1.0 percent Asian, 1.5 percent other, and 2.0 percent two or more races.


The county seat of Cooke County is Gainesville, which is about one hour and 15 minutes from Dallas and about one hour from Fort Worth. Major highways in Cooke County include Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 77 running north to south, U.S. Highway 82 running east to west, and Farm to Market Road 51. Cooke County was crossed by several early trails, including the Mormon Trail, a branch of the Chisholm Trail, and the Butterfield Overland Mail route.


As of the 2010 census, Cooke County’s population was 38,437 after being 36,363 in the 2000 census, 30,777 in 1990, 27,656 in 1980, and 23,471 in 1970. The county is named after William Gordon Cooke, a pharmacist in New Orleans who volunteered for service in the Texas Revolution and fought at Béxar and San Jacinto, rising to the rank of major in the Texian Army. In the Texas Republic, Cooke held a number of military and civilian appointments including commissioner to the Comanches participating in the Council House Fight and colonel of the First Texas Infantry to become the last commanding officer of the Regular Texas Army.

Cooke County Criminal Defense & DWI Lawyer

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is one of the most common criminal offenses in Texas, and Cooke County is no different. Popular establishments in Cooke County include the Copperhead Bar, Krootz Brewing Company, and EbbTide Club and Sports Grill. It is not uncommon for people to be arrested for DWI after leaving private homes in Cooke County. The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy handles drunk and drugged driving cases all over Cooke County.


People can be arrested for far more than just DWI in Cooke County. It may also be possible for a person to face drugs and narcotics charges. The Cooke County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit has a responsibility to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the Texas Health and Safety Code, and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the State of Texas, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit trafficking in Cooke County. The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy defends individuals accused of all sorts of drug crimes.


Another common criminal offense in Cooke County is domestic violence, also known as family violence. As the name implies, a domestic violence offense usually involves another member of a person’s home, and protection orders may be issued in these cases that force alleged offenders to stay away from their primary places of residence. The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy can help you deal with the assortment of issues that can arise in a domestic violence case and we will be able to help you find solutions to all of the most pressing issues.


You can also count on The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy to tackle several other kinds of criminal cases in Cooke County. Our firm also handles sex crimes, white-collar crimes, and theft crimes. We also represent people accused of violent crimes, firearm and weapon offenses, and computer crimes. The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy also takes cases involving federal charges.


If you are searching for a criminal defense lawyer in Cooke County, you will want to be sure that you take the time to speak with The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy. You can have our firm review your case and help you understand all of your legal options when you call (972) 233-5700 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.

Cooke County Court and Legal Resources

District Clerk | Cooke County, Texas — Visit this website to learn more about the 235th District Clerk. Perform a criminal or civil records search, view local rules, and pay court costs, fines, and restitution. You can also find information on the child support program, protective orders, and adoption criminal history requirements.


235th District Clerk

Cooke County Courthouse

101 South Dixon, Room 207

Gainesville, TX 76240

(940) 668-5450


235th Judicial District Court Docket | Cooke County, Texas — District courts in Texas are trial courts of general jurisdiction in all felony criminal cases, divorce cases, cases involving title to land, election contest cases, civil matters in which the amount in controversy is $200 or more, and any matters in which jurisdiction is not placed in another trial court. The district court in Cooke County is the 235th District Court. View the arraignment docket, weekly docket, and pretrial docket.


County Clerk | Cooke County, Texas — The county clerk serves as the record keeper and registrar for the county. Use this website to find criminal and civil information including fee schedules. There are also training and user guides, and you can also pay criminal court costs, fines, and restitution through this website.


County Court at Law | Cooke County, Texas — Visit this website to find court dockets and view law local rules. There are also an assortment of information links. The Honorable Judge John Morris presides in the Cooke County County Court at Law.


Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 | Cooke County, Texas — Use this website to pay traffic citations. You can also view a Cooke County precinct map. There is also a records request form, rules of the court, and a filing fee schedule.


Cooke County Justice Center

320 County Road 451

Gainesville, TX 76240

(940) 668-5463


Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 | Cooke County, Texas — Visit this website to find resources such as a defendant’s answer. You can also read Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure. There are also Texas rules of evidence, request forms for driving safety courses, and petitions for occupational driver’s licenses.


112 S. Dixon, Suite 130

Gainesville, TX 76240

(940) 668-5510


County Judge | Cooke County, Texas — Learn more about the county judge on this website. People who wish to address the court regarding an agenda item or during the public comments section must print and complete the Commissioners Court Public Participation Form on this website. The form must be returned to the County Judge’s Office no later than 15 minutes prior to the Commissioners’ Court meeting.

Cooke County Law Enforcement Resources

Cooke County Sheriff’s Office | Cooke County, Texas — View Cooke County Racial Profile Policy & Reports from 2015 through 2019. You can also read a message from the sheriff, find a link to the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, and find a link to check if somebody is in custody. There is also information about how to supply tips to the office.


Cooke County Justice Center

300 County Road 451

Gainesville, TX 76240

(940) 665-3471


Police | Gainesville, TX — Find information about the Gainesville Police Department, including the mission statement and code of ethics. You can also use this website to find crime information relating to sex offenders and victims’ compensation. Also find records, crash reports, and fingerprints.


Steven K. Fleming Public Safety Center

201 Santa Fe Street

Gainesville, TX 76240

(940) 668-7777


Constable | Cooke County, Texas — 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. Cooke County has two constables.


Cooke County Constable, Precinct 1

P. O. Box 1544

Gainesville, TX 76240

(940) 736-0934


Cooke County Constable, Precinct 2

112 S, Dixon, Suite 120

Gainesville TX 76240

(940) 668-5523

Incorporated Cities in Cooke County

Incorporated cities in Cooke County include the cities of Callisburg, Gainesville, Lindsay, Muenster, and Valley View. It also includes the town of Oak Ridge and the Census-designated place of Lake Kiowa.

Unincorporated Cities in Cooke County

Unincorporated communities in Cooke County include Bulcher, Burns City, Dexter, Era, Hood, Leo, Lois, Marysville, Moss Lake, Mountain Springs, Myra, Road Runner, Prairie Point, Rosston, Sivells Bend, Walnut Bend, and Woodbine.

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

Were you recently arrested for an alleged criminal offense in Cooke County, Texas? You cannot afford to underestimate the importance of having an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side.


The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy can offer complete defense against whatever criminal charges you are facing and we will work tirelessly to get your charges reduced or dismissed. Call (972) 233-5700 or contact our firm online to have our firm take a closer look at your case and discuss everything with you during a free consultation.