Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy | Wise County

Wise County is northwest of Dallas and Fort Worth. Its county seat is Decatur, which is about 65 miles from Dallas and about 40 miles from Fort Worth. Major highways include U.S. Highway 81, U.S. Highway 287, U.S. Highway 380, Texas State Highway 101, Texas State Highway 114, and Texas State Highway 199. As of the 2010 census, its population was 59,127 after being 48,793 in the 2000 census, 34,679 in 1990, 26,575 in 1980, and 19,687 in 1970.

The County was named after Henry A. Wise, a United States Senator from Virginia who supported Texas annexation. He was later governor and a Confederate States of America General. Wise County was one of the Texas counties that voted against secession from the United States.

Wise County

Wise County DWI Lawyer

Many people who are traveling through the County may be arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI). DWI arrests are common all over Texas and Wise County is no exception. Some of the popular establishments include Rooster Roadhouse, Sammy’s on the Lake, and Neri’s on the Square. Several people arrested for DWI in Wise County are coming from private homes. The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy defends individuals arrested in all kinds of locations in the County.

In addition to DWI cases, drug and narcotics charges are also incredibly common. It is important to keep in mind that drug crimes could involve both legal and illegal kinds of drugs. People can be arrested for being in possession of certain prescription drugs when they do not have prescriptions to justify possession. Other illicit substances are also common in Wise County, and people can face criminal charges relating to all kinds of drugs, from marijuana to cocaine to heroin. The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy regularly defend people accused of all kinds of different drug crimes.

Whether you call it domestic violence or family violence, criminal charges stemming from family situations are also commonplace in Wise County. A family violence crime can place great stress on the life of an alleged offender, and The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy can work with you to help find answers to some of the most pressing problems. We know how complicated these kinds of cases can be when multiple family members are involved, but we will sort through all of the mess to get to the truth and help you defend yourself in court.

The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy handles many other kinds of crimes committed in Wise County. Common traffic violations requiring criminal defense are in our practice areas, as are firearm and weapon offenses. We also handle violent crimes, white-collar crimes, and theft crimes. You can come to us if you are dealing with a computer crime charge, sex crime accusation, or any one of a number of federal charges.

Are you seeking a criminal defense attorney in Wise County? The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy are ready and willing to assist in whatever way we can. Call (972) 233-5700 or contact us online right now to set up a free consultation that will allow our firm to look over your case and answer all of your legal questions.

Wise County Court and Legal Resources

Wise County District Clerk — The District Clerk is elected for a four-year term and is the registrar, recorder, and custodian of all court pleadings, instruments, and papers that are part of any cause of action in any civil or criminal district court. Learn more about the duties of the clerk and also access public records. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs).

District Clerk – 271st Judicial District

101 Trinity Street
1st Floor
Decatur, TX 76234

Wise County 271st District Court — District courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction of Texas 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 is the 271st District Court.

271st Judicial District Court

101 Trinity Street
1st Floor
Decatur, TX 76234
(940) 627-5535

Wise County Clerk — The county clerk is the record keeper and registrar for the county. Learn more about the office’s mission, types of records, and other general information. You can also find notices.

County Court at Law Number 1, Judge Melton D. Cude | Wise County, TX — Use this website to review Bail Bond Board documents for the County Court at Law. You can also examine dockets for the County Court at Law that can be searched through the Courts and Records System. Also find answers to FAQs, forms and resources, and juror information.

County Court at Law Number 1

101 N. Trinity Street
Decatur, TX 76234
(940) 627-5005

County Court at Law Number 2, Judge Stephen Wren | Wise County, TX — On October 1, 2011, County Court at Law Number 2 began hearing probate, family, guardianship, and other civil cases. The judge’s office does not accept documents for filing. Documents for filing need to be mailed to the Clerk or District Clerk.

County Court at Law Number 2

1007 13th Street
Suite 109
Bridgeport, TX 76426
(940) 683-0268

Wise County Justice of the Peace, Precinct Number 1 — Justice of the peace courts have original jurisdiction in Class C misdemeanor criminal cases, which are punishable by fines only. A justice of the peace can also issue search or arrest warrants. Use this website to review FAQs, learn more about extensions and payment plans, and also find criminal forms.

Wise County Justice of the Peace, Precinct Number 1

205 N State Street
Wise County Courthouse Annex
Decatur, TX 76234
(940) 627-2694 

Wise County Justice of the Peace, Precinct Number 2 — This website makes it clear that you should not attempt to contact a judge regarding any pending or potential lawsuit. You can find various Texas rules on this website. There are also links to different kinds of legal information.

Wise County Justice of the Peace, Precinct Number 2

200 Rook Ramsey Drive
Decatur, TX 76234
(940) 626-4206

Wise County Justice of the Peace, Precinct Number 3 — Find quick links to evictions, eviction assistance, self-help legal packets, Chapter 15 of the Civil Practices and Remedies Code, Texas court self-help, Texas state law library, and legal services, and other resources for low-income Texans. Also, learn more about the Texas Rules of Evidence and Justice Court Rules. There are also answers to FAQs.

Justice of the Peace, Precinct Number 3

125 N FM 730
Boyd, TX 76023
(940) 433-2969

Wise County Justice of the Peace, Precinct Number 4 — Find documents relating to justice court fees and a legal aid information sheet. You can also find the Texas Rules of Evidence and Justice Court Rules. Additional links are provided for Chapter 15 of the Civil Practices and Remedies Code, Texas court self-help, and the Texas state law library.

Justice of the Peace, Precinct Number 4

1007 13th Street
Suite 109
Bridgeport, TX 76426
(940) 683-4244

Wise County Law Enforcement Resources

Wise County Sheriff’s Office — The Sheriff’s Office is the public safety division of county government and are constitutionally charged conservators of the peace. Visit this website to learn more about the mission and goal of the office. You can also find information about the civil process, crime mapping, crime stoppers, detention, and vehicle impound.

Wise County Sheriff’s Office

200 Rook Ramsey Drive
Decatur, TX 76234
(940) 627-5971

Decatur Police Department — The Decatur Police Department is the police department for the city of Decatur and you can use this website to find a number of forms, including accident reports, compliments and complaints, and open records. Learn more about the Chief of Police as well as fallen officers. Also, find information about the different divisions of the department.

Decatur Police Department

1601 S. State St.
Decatur, TX 76234
(940) 393-0300

Wise County Constable, Precinct Number 1 — The County has four elected Constables. Constables participate in criminal investigations and assist other law enforcement agencies. Use these websites to email constables and view staff contact information.

Constable, Precinct Number 1

2901 S FM 51
Building 200
Decatur, TX 76234
(940) 627-2008

Wise County Constable, Precinct Number 2

2901 S FM 51
Building 200
Decatur, TX 76234
(940) 626-0027

Wise County Constable, Precinct Number 3

125 N FM 730
Boyd, TX 76023
(940) 433-5513

Wise County Constable, Precinct Number 4

1007 13th Street
Bridgeport, TX 76426
(940) 683-3750

Incorporated Cities in Wise County

Incorporated cities include Aurora, Bridgeport, Decatur, Lake Bridgeport, New Fairview, Paradise, Rhome, and Runaway Bay. Fort Worth is mostly in Tarrant County but has small parts in Denton County, Parker County, and Wise County. Newark has a small part in Tarrant County but is largely in the County. The towns of Alvord, Chico, and Boyd are also in Wise County. Census-designated places include Briar (which is partly in Tarrant County and Parker County) and Pecan Acres (which is mostly in Tarrant County).

Unincorporated Cities in Wise County

Unincorporated communities in include Balsora, Boonsville, Cottondale, Greenwood, and Slidel.

The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy | Decatur DUI Attorney

If you were recently arrested for any kind of crime in Wise County, Texas, you will want to be sure that you have an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy offers more than two decades of legal experience and will be capable of handling whatever kind of criminal charges you might be facing.

Our firm will be dedicated to helping you achieve the most favorable outcome to your case that results in the fewest possible penalties for you. You can have us review your case as soon as you call (972) 233-5700 or contact our firm online to set up a free consultation.