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An arrest for a criminal offense can be a frightening and nerve-racking experience. The prosecutor and law enforcement officials also do not have your best interests in mind as they build a case against you. However, the attorneys at Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy are ready to fight for you and serve as your strong advocate and strategic counsel. Their experience and dedication will be at your side, every step of the way.

Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney

The consequences for a criminal conviction can be serious, especially with the growing use of background checks for employment and housing. It’s in your best interests to work with an experienced defense attorney who can fight for case dismissal, not guilty verdicts, and other favorable options rather than settle for the easiest outcome. With thousands of cases resolved favorably, the attorneys at Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy have shown their dedication to their clients and the Dallas-Fort Worth legal community.

At Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy, you will be represented by an experienced Dallas criminal defense attorney who will fight to protect your best interests. Our attorneys work with clients in a variety of misdemeanor and felony offenses, including:

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While our attorneys have successfully represented clients in many cases across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, they understand that every case is unique. Each client receives the benefit of experience, strong communication, and transparency. This helps ensure that every client receives the attention that they deserve as we do not approach cases in a “one size fits all manner.” When your reputation and future are at stake, you deserve nothing less.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense or suspect that you may soon be, contact Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy to learn more about your legal options. Remember, an arrest does not mean that you will be convicted of an alleged criminal offense. During your free consultation, our attorneys will work to understand your unique situation and begin building a solid strategy for your defense. Call (972) 233-5700 or send an online message for a free, confidential consultation with a dedicated criminal defense lawyer.

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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.

    1. Your attorney should be responsive to your calls and questions.
    2. Your attorney should focus his principal practice in criminal law (75%)
    3. Your lawyer should be experienced in the local courts of the area and know the politics of the community for at least 10 years.
    4. Your attorney should know the basics of criminal law without having to look up the law.
    5. Your lawyer should provide you with a clear Fee Structure in a written contract you can get a copy of.
    6. Your lawyer should be enthusiastic about criminal law and defending your case.
    7. Your lawyer has courtroom and trial experience of at least 100 jury trials and 1000 plea deals.
    8. Your attorney has a reputation for courtroom confidence.