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Christmas Package Theft in Texas

Texas is strict when it comes to theft. Depending on the value of the package stolen, a person could face anywhere from a misdemeanor to a lifetime in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. If you have been accused of theft this holiday season, contact the Collin County criminal defense lawyers at to learn […]


Why Your College Student Needs to Hire a Lawyer for their Drug Possession Case

Thousands of arrests are made throughout the state yearly for possession of controlled substances. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the consequences of a first-time conviction for this offense. Young people, in particular college students, try to handle these cases themselves simply to avoid having their parents find out that they have been charged […]


Do you have plans on “Black Wednesday”?

Most Americans are familiar with the term “Black Friday,” the shopping day after Thanksgiving when consumers flock to stores to find bargains galore. Not as many people are aware of “Black Wednesday” or “Blackout Wednesday”, the evening before Thanksgiving that has become one of the biggest party nights of the year. The night before Thanksgiving […]


Is Your Seven-Day Pill Box Illegal?

Prescription drug abuse has emerged as a major public health issue in recent years, notably with respect to opioid painkillers like Oxycontin. But legally speaking, all drugs requiring a doctor’s prescription are tightly regulated. If you are found in with any such drug on your person without a valid prescription, you can be arrested and […]


What Will Happen to Me If I Aid or Assist a Fugitive?

Many of us have faced a situation where a family member or friend is accused of a serious crime. Your first instinct may be to offer help. After all, if you believe the person is not guilty, then you want to do everything in your power to help them avoid possible jail time. But there […]


When Does Smashing Pumpkins and Ding Dong Ditching on Halloween Become Criminal?

Halloween is about trick-or-treating and scarfing down way too much candy. But when does too much fun become criminal? Harmless Pranks or Misdemeanors & Felonies? Smashing Pumpkins This common prank usually just upsets those who devoted their time to carving the pumpkins. But if you smash the pumpkin of another, and are caught by law […]


What Is Deferred Adjudication in Texas?

A criminal conviction can have a serious impact on your life. Beyond the actual sentence–including the possibility of jail time–a conviction of any kind can make it harder to get a job, receive certain government benefits, and even exercise basic civil rights such as voting. One way to avoid the immediate and collateral consequences of […]


Charged with Evading Arrest in Texas

You are speeding down the road when a police car approaches and turns on the lights and sirens. Instead of pulling over, you keep on speeding until you reach your destination. In another situation, you are shoplifting when the store’s alarm goes off. Panicked, you run from the police officers who are in pursuit. The […]


Rosenthal & Wadas Attorneys Named to the 2017 Texas Super Lawyers List

We are pleased to announce that two attorneys from have been named 2017 Texas Super Lawyers by their peers for outstanding work in Criminal law. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in Texas. It is with great pride that these select attorneys have been recognized by their peers […]


If you are Convicted of Certain Offenses, you are Required to Register as a Sex Offender

Under Megan’s Law, a subsection of the federal Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act of 1994, all 50 states are required to maintain sex offender registries of individuals convicted of sex crimes. Each state creates and maintains its own guidelines for its registry, including which offenses carry registration as a […]