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Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC

McKinney, Texas Criminal and DWI Defense Attorneys

Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC

4500 Eldorado Parkway
Suite 3000

McKinney, Texas 75070

Phone(972) 369-0577 or(877) 538-8640
Fax (972) 369-0532

E-mail  Contact Jeremy Rosenthal

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Law Firm Overview

At Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC, we are passionate about giving a voice to individuals facing criminal charges. That passion is matched by the superior skill and thorough investigation that wins cases.
As the largest criminal defense firm in Collin County, Texas, we have the resources, the reputation, and the history you want on your side in the courtroom.

Rosenthal & Wadas represents individuals facing a variety of criminal charges, from misdemeanors to major felonies. Our particular focus areas include drug offenses, DWIs, domestic violence, and theft. We are also capable of providing representation to people under Federal investigation or indictment.

We realize the extreme emotional state you’re coming to us in, and we understand the huge impact a conviction can have on your future. This is why we work hard to create a precise, aggressive strategy for your defense, thoroughly exploring all details and possibilities. We take a team approach to every case, allowing us to analyze your situation from every angle and execute a defense with the greatest chance of securing your future.

Languages: English

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Federal Criminal Defense; Federal Drug Offenses; Drug Trafficking; Federal Drug Conspiracy; Conspiracy to Transport of Harbor Illegal Aliens; Writ Bonds; Grand Jury; Marijuana Possession; Probation Violation.

Areas of Law Description

Our practice includes:

- Drug Offenses

Whether the offense is a Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Felony Manufacturing or Federal Drug Trafficking, law enforcement agents must scrupulously adhere to the laws that relate to search and seizure, confessions, right to counsel, as well as the scientific methods of identifying illegal substances. Even if the State can prove their investigation was conducted without infringing on the rights of the accused they still must prove their case factually. Both legal and factual hurdles in a drug case can be difficult for the prosecutor to overcome.

- Federal Criminal Defense

Federal criminal defense requires an in depth understanding of the United States Sentencing Guidelines, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and the Federal Criminal Laws. Equally as important is knowledge of how the Federal Criminal Process works. The Federal criminal practice involves a very different set of criminal statutes, sentencing procedure and style of practice. To achieve the best possible results in any Federal criminal case, you should consult with a lawyer who regularly represents people under Federal investigation or Indictment. We are devoted to staying abreast of developments in Federal criminal conspiracy law, the Sentencing Guidelines, and case law that impacts Federal Criminal Practice.

- Federal Drug Offenses

Defending Federal drug crimes will require in depth knowledge of the Federal Statutes, the United States Sentencing Guidelines and the always evolving case law in the Federal system, particularly with regard to Federal Sentencing Practice. Representing clients in the Federal criminal court system is very different than the State system. We practice Federal criminal defense of drug crimes including drug conspiracy. We are licensed in the Eastern District of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

- Felonies

Felony records destroy dreams, careers and lives and are the legal version of cancer. If you’re like most people arrested for or being investigated for a felony — whether it be a computer crime, a crime against a child, or a white-collar crime — then you’re dealing with authority figures who could care less about your side of the story though they may pretend otherwise. Our attitude towards felony representation is like a doctor’s approach to open-heart surgery. We pride ourselves on being extremely thorough, extremely precise, and extremely skilled. A felony charge demands nothing less.


A DWI is actually two cases in one. The first is a civil action brought by DPS that could impact your driver’s license through a suspension. The second is the criminal action brought by the State of Texas that could impact your freedom though jail time or reporting probation. DWI’s have a lot of moving parts and are not the type of case you want to face without experienced DWI legal counsel. At Rosenthal & Wadas we are very familiar DWI cases and how to defend them. We are also familiar with the concerns and fears people have when they have been arrested for DWI. Simply put, we understand. We work hard to defend your case and protect your freedoms.

- Attorney Writ Bonds

A writ bond secures an immediate jail release and eliminates the likelihood of waiting in jail for days to have a bond set by a magistrate judge. This legal pleading, more formally known as a writ of habeas corpus, can be filed in response to a misdemeanor arrest in any city in Collin County and most cities in Dallas County. The process itself takes between two and four hours and can only be performed by a licensed Texas attorney.


  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association
  • National Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association
  • Plano Bar Association


Jeremy Rosenthal Mr. Jeremy F. Rosenthal
Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Drug Crime, DWI

Derk Wadas Mr. Derk Wadas
Criminal Defense, Drug Crime, DUI, DWI


Bo Kalabus Mr. Bo Kalabus
Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Felonies, Litigation

Kyle Therrian Mr. Kyle T. Therrian
Criminal Defense, Drug Crime, Felonies, White Collar Crime

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