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What Crimes are Enhanced During a State of Disaster

by Are Penalties Worse if I’m Charged with a Crime During the COVID-19 State of Disaster? Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster in Texas in response to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 13, 2020. For crimes committed during a state of disaster, punishment levels for certain offenses are increased to the next higher […]


What Happens If I Violate the Shelter-in-Place Order

by Kyle Therrian My soliloquy. We are living in an unprecedented moment in US history. As this global pandemic spreads and threatens our lives and livelihoods, some of our leaders have risen and met the challenge. As a result, many of us are now the subject of “stay-at-home” or “shelter-in-place” orders. And as a result, […]


What Happens After My Case is Filed in Court?

By Kristi Tyler Perhaps you or a loved one have endured an arrest and a long wait to see if a case would be filed against you. Then, you receive a notice to appear in court. You may be wondering: What happens now? How long will this take? What can I expect from this process? […]


How Long Will it Take for My Case to Get Filed in Court?

By Kristi Tyler If you or a loved one has ever been arrested and charged with a crime, you may find yourself wondering, “When will this nightmare be over?”  Unfortunately, you will find that much of the criminal justice system fits the old saying, “Hurry up, and wait!”  So, what can you expect? How long […]


How Do I Get My Child Out of Juvenile Detention?

By Kristi Tyler Can I bond my child out of juvenile detention?  The short answer is, “No.”  Unlike a criminal case, you cannot post bond on a juvenile case.  This is just one of the many ways that a juvenile case is different from an adult criminal case. You will soon discover many purposeful differences […]


Rosenthal & Wadas Voted Best Law Firm in McKinney

The votes are in and Rosenthal & Wadas was named Best Law Firm in McKinney by McKinney Online.com. They asked their readers to vote for their favorite local businesses and they received almost 8,500 votes. This year’s winners were revealed on Thursday, Oct. 10 in conjunction with the McKinney Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Membership Luncheon held […]


Texas Super Lawyers Selects Three Rosenthal & Wadas Attorneys

Texas Super Lawyers has selected three Rosenthal & Wadas attorneys to its 2019 Super Lawyers list. Jeremy Rosenthal, Founding Partner – Criminal Law Derk Wadas, Founding Partner – Criminal Law Bo Kalabus, Partner – Criminal Law Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas […]


What You Need to Know About SCRAM Devices

If you were recently arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Collin County or other parts of Texas, the judge may order you to abstain from consuming alcohol for a certain period of time. Instead of having you come in on a daily basis to check your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) by chemical test, the […]


Intoxication Manslaughter Charges in Collin County

Texas recognizes many different types of homicide. One category of homicide is reserved for people who kill someone while driving intoxicated. This is called intoxication manslaughter, and it is a very serious crime. If you killed someone while driving impaired, even accidentally, then you are at a high risk of being charged with intoxication manslaughter. […]


The Key to Prom Night – Plan Ahead

April is beginning of prom season in Collin County. It is important for parents to take the time to talk to their kids about the potential hazards associated with prom night and how to best respond to peer pressure. Here are five topics to review with your teens before they head out on prom night. […]