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Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers

The Collin County criminal defense lawyers of Rosenthal & Wadas are here to defend your rights, freedom, and reputation. If you've been been charged with a crime or if you're under investigation, choose the law firm that has successfully represented others just like you in our community.

Why Rosenthal & Wadas?
If you or a loved one is under investigation or charged with a crime, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your freedom.

If you or a loved one is under investigation or charged with a crime, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your freedom. When you are undertaking a significant legal battle, you deserve a competent, knowledgeable and dedicated law firm in your corner. The criminal defense lawyers at Rosenthal & Wadas have earned a reputation for success. Our firm has the resources to give your case the immediate attention it requires.

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Rosenthal & Wadas takes pride in a professional yet personalized approach, which takes into account your individual needs and goals. Our attorneys will work with you personally to understand your unique situation and exhaust any and all viable options to preserve your innocence. We believe in your case; and will fight to protect you. Rosenthal & Wadas have the knowledge and experience you need to defend your criminal charges in either a state or federal court.

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If you or a family member has been arrested or charged with a criminal offense in Texas, you need to take immediate action. Our criminal defense team is standing by, ready to provide the high-quality legal representation that you deserve.

You can schedule a free initial consultation by calling (972) 369-0577 or toll free (877) 538-8640. Contact the experienced Collin County criminal defense lawyers at Rosenthal & Wadas today.

Meet Our Criminal Defense Team

Why Choose Us?

Rosenthal & Wadas is the largest criminal defense law firm in Collin County, and our team is fully prepared to defend your rights and your freedom if you’ve been arrested and charged with a crime. We have extensive experience defending people charged with crimes ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies. Members of our team have previously worked as prosecutors, which means that we understand how the prosecution will handle your case, and we have an inside track on how to defend you against the charges you face.

We have seven lawyers on staff focused on criminal defense law. We even have two Criminal Law Board Certified partners, a designation given to only about one percent of lawyers.

It is crucial to remember that being accused of or charged with a crime does not automatically mean that you’ll be convicted and subject to the harshest punishment allowed by law.

You see, the American system of criminal justice is designed to protect the rights of the accused. The burden is on the prosecution to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. They have to prove you had the motive, means and the opportunity to commit the crime. They have to find direct evidence, in terms of forensics, witnesses, security camera footage, a weapon with your fingerprints on it, etcetera, in order to meet the burden of proof and find you guilty. Every step of the way, the prosecution must comply with strict rules regarding evidence and comportment or else the case will not result in a guilty verdict and the charges will be dropped.

Much of what your defense team will do is make sure the prosecution plays by the rules. They question the evidence and how it was obtained. They will closely interview alleged witnesses to the crime to determine if they are telling the truth. The lawyers at Rosenthal & Wadas respect the police and criminal justice personnel, but it is our job to be skeptical of every piece of the prosecution’s case. Our goal is to make the jury see the prosecution got the wrong person, or the evidence does not tell the story the prosecution says it tells, or that the police acted improperly when gathering evidence or interviewing suspects. We know the justice system backwards and forwards and we use everything we have learned in your defense.

Frequently Asked Question's

Yes, having an attorney represent you is in your best interest and is one of the fundamental rights granted to you by the Supreme Court (Miranda vs. Arizona). Whether you were charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, your attorney can help you navigate the complex criminal proceedings and will assist you with:

  • Understanding the charges that have been filed against you
  • The best strategies for defending you given the circumstances of your case
  • The likelihood of a plea bargain
  • What you can expect pre-trial, post-trial, and at sentencing

While a public defender will be appointed to your case if you decide not to hire an attorney to represent you, you could be forced to pay for their services if the court determines that you could have afforded to hire representation. Also, it is crucial to remember that public defenders often have large caseloads to juggle, which often means that they have less time to spend on your case. This often leads to harsher penalties, including stiffer fines and more jail time.

In most cases, it is wiser to hire a dedicated private criminal attorney to represent you and put their best efforts toward your case.

Selecting the right criminal defense lawyer to represent you is one of the most important decisions you can make, and your decision can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. Be sure to research your options (searching online or asking for referrals from friends or family is a good start). Choosing a firm with attorneys who have experience handling state criminal cases or, if your case involves federal charges, a team that handles cases at the federal level. Be sure to take advantage of confidential consultations with the firms you select, where you can discuss the specifics of your case, their experience, and strategies for how they’ll defend you.
The length of the criminal proceedings will be determined by the seriousness of the charges, the complexity of your particular case, the prosecution’s evidence, the defendant’s wishes, and other factors. Some cases could be resolved in as little as a few months, while others could take several years to be resolved. While it is natural to want the criminal matter to be settled and over with quickly, your attorney will do all they can to prepare the best possible defense on your behalf, which could take some time.

No. It is never a good idea to give a statement to authorities without having an attorney present. While you may want to quickly demonstrate that you have nothing to hide or may be worried that asking for a lawyer will make you look guilty, this is a dangerous misconception that often ends up harming your defense.

Be sure to politely refuse to answer any questions or give any statements until you have legal representation. Your attorney can communicate with authorities on your behalf and will help make sure that nothing will be said that can be used against you in court. In many cases, the police or investigators are looking to get you to say something incriminating or will assist them in building their case against you, so be sure not to give them any extra ammunition.

You should contact an attorney as soon as possible to represent you. In some cases, the authorities could have been building a case for weeks or months before arresting you, so putting your attorney to work on your defense right away will be crucial. In general, the longer you delay in hiring representation, the more difficult it will be to build a strong case and prove your innocence.
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Testimonials

Bo Kalabus is a great attorney. He was very professional from the start. I appreciated his transparency and step-by-step explanation of the process. He was always available to answer all of my questions and allowed me to feel assured throughout the entire process while keeping my expectations realistic. In addition to managing the client relations aspect superbly, he won our case with flying colors. I couldn't ask for anything more than he delivered. Thank you Bo!

Mr.Rosenthal,I just want to express my immense gratitude for your incredible ability and experience in the court room. You had this certain frank and cavalier quality that was both reassuring and representative of your overall skill and ability in law. What I saw happen in that court room could only best be described as genius-- and I had a first row seat to watch a master at work! I am so appreciative of all you have done for me. Please let me know if there is anything in the future I can do for you to repay you for your efforts on my behalf. Again, please know I will forever refer you and you expertise to anyone I know who finds themselves in a bind! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you….

"Very efficient and kind people. Will listen to you and offer the best solutions you need. Available pretty much all the time if you call their office."

“Derk Wadas is extremely knowledgeable about the law and the process in Texas. If Derk is your lawyer and you follow his instructions explicitly you will get the best outcome. The world needs more people like Derk.”

Jeremy Rosenthal handled a criminal case for our family, and I can't say enough great things about the job that he, his staff and their entire team did during the process and at our trial. They were extremely professional, responsive, thorough and understanding. Criminal defense is a very complex process, and the system turns something that appears simple into a time consuming and drawn out affair which is obviously beyond the lawyer's control. But, they navigated us through the process, helped us set expectations for time frames and milestones, and really delivered on what they promised. Highly recommended without reservation.

"Mr. Kalabus, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for all the care and concern you have shown me, and for working tirelessly to ensure that the law worked in our favor. If it weren’t for your analytical skills and knowledge, the matter wouldn’t have been settled by now. Thanks once again for your legal advice, time, efforts, and abundance of patience. I will not hesitate to recommend your firm to anyone in need of a sound lawyer."

Jeremy Rosenthal & his team are one of the go to criminal defense attorneys in North Texas. I have referred a number of friends and colleagues to Mr. Rosenthal and everyone has been thankful that their interests were so protected. Terrific law firm with good people.

"My son hired Justin on a very complicated case and Justin is the man, Not only did he handle his part he went over and beyond his duty and took care of another county as well!!! Justin reassured me everyday he was working on my sons case (the unknown complicated part we were not expecting) and he would go and talk to my son. Thank you Justin for putting up with me ,,, I am sure you know who "me " is as I panicked and all the late night calls and text you never ever ignored!! My son is so thankful for you as well!!! #JustinIsTheMan!!!"

“Jeremy and his team are thorough, supportive and fight for the truth! This is the team you want in your foxhole when it comes to criminal defense.”

I had a GREAT experience with Bo Kalabus from the initial meeting and all the way thru the dismissal of my case. Bo kept me informed each and every step of the way. He was very helpful in getting my court dates moved to accommodate my busy work schedule. He always made himself available to take my calls and this was very helpful with my busy work schedule. He explained everything perfectly from our first meeting throughout the entire process. I would recommend your firm and Bo to anyone he needs your service. Thank you so very much.

I trusted Wadas with my case. The way he communicated was clear and simple, which I loved. He didn't talk about details that don't matter, which would have overwhelmed me. I like that he talked about the pros and cons of each decision, gave me his recommendation, but made sure I knew I was the captain of the ship. He was also efficient in getting things done and respected our time. He eased my burden, and I am grateful for him.

“Jeremy [Rosenthal] and his team are extremely thorough, organized, hard-working, and results oriented… He was responsive to all of our questions, and I am very pleased with each step of the process.”

“Very nice in person as over the phone. Have a question? He will gladly answer it. He is a shark in the courtroom!!! Wouldn’t want to be against him…”

“Jeremy is one of the most skilled and dynamic attorneys I have known… Without his knowledge, experience and skilled approach I doubt I’d be enjoying the same result. Thanks Jeremy!”

“I respect and appreciate this man. It amazes me how smart he is. He was very hands on. He kept me informed of everything at all times. He did not promise anything he could not deliver. I would recommend him for any case. His staff was excellent. Always on time. If I had a question and there was no answer at the time, someone would contact me within 24 hours with an answer. Thank you dearly for your time and effort on my case.”

“Derk Wadas is one of the most professional attorney’s that I have got the pleasure of interacting with. He really knows what he is talking about and wants his clients to get what is deserved. I was very pleased with how he handled my case.” “Derk Wadas was in my corner the whole time advising and working the system to provide me with information I needed to make good decisions. He was very knowledgeable about laws on my case and provided all the information I needed to make good decisions.”

“Within a week of hiring Derk, he was able to not only resolve this case from another state, which by the way, several other attorney’s said could not be done, he also resolved it in a way that may save my potential job offer! If you are in need of a highly intelligent attorney that will actually listen to your situation without judgement, keep in close contact with you throughout the duration of your case and get you results you need to move forward with your life, look no further.”

“Bo Kalabus thank you so much for all of your help through everything. You are a great and very professional attorney. I will recommend you to anyone that I hear of that needs help.”

“We contacted Bo Kalabus in an emergency situation. As our case progressed we soon realized Bo’s competency and expertise in the law and court process. Bo did everything he could to bring us to a favorable conclusion. I wish to commend Bo Kalabus for a job well done.”

“Bo Kalabus-is one of the best lawyers in Collin County. We will refer him to anyone we know that needs help! Thank you!”

“I recently worked with Kyle on a personal case and he was nothing but professional from start to finish. He was knowledgeable, responsive, stayed in constant communication, and handled everything in a timely manner. I will continue to use Kyle for legal matters going forward and would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone.”

“Kyle did everything that needed to be done and brought the case to a successful conclusion.We felt we were kept in the loop by the two professionals who maintained an appropriate sense of humor throughout. As a fellow professional, it was a pleasure watching them work together as a team. I would recommend Rosenthal & Wadas to anyone and wish them great and continuing success.”

“Thank you for all the support. You helped me make the right choices in my case, even when i wanted to go a different route. The professionalism and communication is great not only with Kyle, but everyone at the firm. I hope I never need your services again, but you will be the first I call if i ever do. Thanks!”

Dear Bo, This is just a quick note to thank you for all the help you gave to Kim over the last few months. Your counsel and efforts got my family through a very rough and frightening time. I particularly appreciate the encouraging words you offered me when we were first entering this process. If I can ever do anything to try to return the favor, please let me know. Inn the meantime, please know how much my family appreciates all your help.

Bo, I want to thank you for your hard work and helping me out during the most confusing and painful situation in my life. You really know how to help your clients through not only the legal but emotional toll it takes on the person being accused. I can’t tell you how meaningful this was for me for so many reasons. You are a great lawyer and a good man, the world needs more people like you.

Wonderful and Direct So far, Vanita Parker has absolutely dazzled me with her dedication, responsiveness, knowledge, and skill. She has made everything easy for me to understand, and has been on top of everything. Whenever I contact her, or have a concern, she is quick to respond, even when she was on vacation. If you ever need a criminal defence attorney in Collin or Dallas county, Vanita is the woman for the job.

I highly recommend this place, my husband and I have used Ryan Kreck for our case and he is really reliable, timely, reasonable, and courteous to his cases. Ryan is really well versed with different types of legal situations , and is well worth the money.

I am very pleased with Ms. Parker and the outcome she achieved for me. I would highly recommend her. She’s very professional & competent.

The upmost respect to Vanita Parker & Rosenthal & wades. Outstanding communication as well as knowledge. Prepared and well versatile in many areas. Great attorney firm

I was in some trouble with the law, and had the fortune of receiving Vanita Parker as my attorney for the case. She’s outstandingly professional, yet she has a friendly demeanor about her that isn’t off-putting like most other attorneys. She works HARD to make sure that she is getting you a fair, and reasonable, outcome to your legal issues.

I am giving a 5 star review for Rosenthal and Wadas but more specifically for Ryan Kreck, Attorney at Law. He has represented different members of my family in criminal cases; as well as, a DWI. Mr. Kreck is respectful and truly cares about your case and you as a person. He is an attorney that will answer an email quickly and at times he'd squeeze a slot open just to update us in person on a case or at one point cases. I have had experiences before with another firm and nothing compares to Rosenthal and Wadas. Ryan Kreck is the bulldog you want in your corner because he will not stop until you get the best result possible. He has great rapport with judges and prosecutors and you know your case is in good hands when Ryan is handling your legal battles!

I had the pleasure to work with Vanita Parker, if anyone ever needs legal advice, or representation she is the one to talk too. She is very professional and goes above and beyond what she is required too do. I highly recommend her. If I ever have legal trouble again she will be the one I go to first.