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. 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.

Rosenthal & Wadas is the only firm in Collin County with two Criminal Law Board Certified partners. Within the Texas legal community, Board Certification means an attorney has substantial, relevant experience in a select field of law as well as demonstrated, and tested, special competence in that area of law. Only about 1% of lawyers are Board Certified.

We are the largest criminal defense firm in Collin County and have many resources for the defense of our clients. When you hire Rosenthal & Wadas, you get the advantage of hiring a firm with multiple attorneys who collaborate to create a defense strategy for your case.

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Criminal charges are the most serious legal issues you can face. Everyone is entitled to the best defense available to protect their rights. To properly defend yourself against such charges, you need lawyers who understand the ins and outs of the criminal justice system in the jurisdiction where you face the charges. In Collin County, you need the attorneys at Rosenthal & Wadas.

We believe in providing an aggressive defense. No matter your situation, we use the law to your benefit. We have a team approach and will explore every angle of your case to obtain a positive outcome. Every piece of evidence is significant leading to an acquittal. By taking a meticulous approach to evidence gathering and analysis, we can find the flaws in the prosecution’s case against you.


Alcohol Offenses/DWI Defense
Our Collin County criminal defense lawyers have extensive experience handling alcohol-related cases. No matter the specific circumstances of your alcohol offense, our criminal law team is standing by, ready to assist you. Some of the most common cases that we handle include the following:

  • DWI
  • Public intoxication’
  • Disorderly conduct charges;
  • Minor in possession of alcohol;
  • Minor consumption of alcohol;
  • DUI (minor); and
  • The alleged furnishing of alcohol to a minor.

Additionally, our McKinney criminal lawyers have handled many DWI cases. If you were arrested for intoxicated driving, please reach out to one of our Collin County DWI defense lawyers immediately. We will protect your legal rights.

Drug Crimes
Our legal team handles all types of drug crimes cases. This includes both state level drug offenses and federal drug conspiracy charges. No drug offense case is too big or too small for our attorneys. Whether you have been arrested for alleged drug trafficking, or marijuana possession, we can help. Our team has experience handling complex distribution and drug possession cases, including possession or delivery in a ‘drug free zone’.

Assault/Aggravated Assault
Allegations of assault are taken very seriously under Texas law. If you have been accused of causing ‘serious bodily injury to another person’ you may be charged with aggravated assault. A conviction for aggravated assault comes with serious consequences. If a deadly weapon was used during the assault, a defendant can be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, which can make the penalties even more severe.

Family Violence/Child Injuries
Family violence cases are often complex. If you have been accused of family violence, you need to speak to an experienced Collin County domestic violence lawyer as soon as possible. In cases in which there is alleged child abuse or injury to a child, you need to consult with a defense lawyer who has relevant experience handling these types of cases. At Rosenthal & Wadas, we can defend your rights against the state of Texas in a criminal court and against Child Protective Services (CPS).

Federal Firearms Charges
In the state of Texas, residents have a general Constitutional right to carry a weapon to defend themselves. However, there are federal rules and regulations that restrict what you can do with a firearm. If you find yourself facing federal weapons charges, you need to take immediate action. All federal offenses are serious, and even more so when a gun is involved. Please contact an experienced Collin County federal firearm violations lawyer as soon as possible.

Sex Crimes
At Rosenthal & Wadas, our Texas criminal defense lawyers have extensive experience handling sex crimes allegations. If you have been charged with a sex crime in Collin County, TX or anywhere else in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, please contact our legal team today. Some examples of the cases that we handle include:

Theft and burglary charges are complicated. Depending on the specific nature of the allegations in your case, the penalties that you are facing can vary dramatically. Though, one thing that these cases all have in common is that they must always be taken seriously. If you have been charged with this type of criminal offense, it is imperative that you consult with a Collin County theft/burglary attorney immediately.

White Collar Crime
White collar crimes come with many unique factors. Essentially, the term ‘white collar’ refers to a wide array of different ‘non-violent’ crimes that are typically committed in business settings for the purposes of personal financial gain. A person who has been convicted of a white collar offense could lose their career, their reputation, and even their freedom. If you have been charged with this type of offense, please contact our Texas white collar crimes lawyer as soon as possible. We have experience handling many different types of white collar cases, including:

  • Bribery;
  • Computer-based fraud;
  • Counterfeiting;
  • Forgery;
  • Embezzlement;
  • Identity theft;
  • Money laundering;
  • Immigration Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Investment fraud; and
  • Corporate fraud.

Probation Violations
While they may seem minor, probation violations can sometimes lead to very serious consequences. Indeed, the state of Texas may even try to revoke probation altogether. If you have been accused of a probation violation in Collin County, you need to get a professional legal advocate by your side.

Criminal records will not go away on their own. While you can not make all charges go away, many people are eligible to clear their criminal record after an arrest. This is done through a process known as expunction. Our Collin County expunction lawyers have the skills and experience needed to help you clear your record.

If your case in Texas is ineligible for an expunction, you may be able to obtain an Order of Nondisclosure. An order of nondisclosure does not physically destroy any of your criminal records, but it does restrict when and to whom your criminal information can be released to and viewed. If you believe you may be eligible for an order of nondisclosure contact our office for assistance.


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.


At Rosenthal & Wadas, our Texas criminal defense attorneys know that results are the only thing that matters. We have a proven track record of successful results handling a wide variety of criminal cases. To learn more about our services, check out what our clients have to say.


Our top-rated criminal defense lawyers have the skills and experience necessary to handle virtually every type of criminal charge. We represent clients in Texas state courts and in U.S. federal court. We are proud to provide high-quality criminal defense services to clients in Collin County, Texas and throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. Our law office is located in McKinney, and we represent clients in all of the following communities:


If you or a family member has been arrested or charged with a criminal offense in Texas, you need to take immediate action. Our aggressive 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.

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