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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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