Criminal Defense Attorney in Denton County A Former Prosecutor & Military Judge Fighting For Your Freedom

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Denton County, TX

Dedication. Compassion. Results.

You can’t mess around when your freedom and future are at stake. A criminal charge alone has the power to derail your livelihood and ruin your reputation, even if it doesn’t result in a conviction. While many people take time to process their criminal charges mentally and emotionally, we urge you to take action right away.

It is in your best interests to retain our Denton County criminal defense attorney to fight your charges and negotiate for a favorable outcome in your case, such as reduced or dismissed charges altogether. With experience and insights into both sides of the criminal justice system, there is no better firm to champion your rights than the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC.

To schedule your confidential consultation with our lawyer, reach out to us at (214) 238-9392 today!

Cases We Handle

Our criminal defense lawyer has extensive experience in handling several types of cases in state and federal court. No case is too complex for our team to handle. As such, you can turn to us for help with cases such as:

  • Assault crimes
  • Computer crimes
  • Drug offenses
  • DWI
  • Expunctions
  • Federal crimes
  • Felonies
  • Fraud offenses
  • Military crimes
  • Probation violations
  • Property crimes
  • Protective Orders
  • Sex crimes
  • Thefts
  • Violent offenses
  • Weapons charges
  • White collar crimes

Where Is the Denton County Seat Located?

A county seat is a town or city that acts as the administrative center of a county. It houses all the governmental buildings, including the district and county courthouses.

The county seat of Denton County is located in the city of Denton, TX.

Address for Denton County Criminal Courts

For background, district courts handle felony cases and county courts handle misdemeanor cases. Our attorney defends clients in both courts, which are located at:

1450 E McKinney Street

Denton TX 76209

To reach the district clerk, call (940) 349-2200. The county clerk can be contacted at (940) 349-2012.

What Do We Have to Offer?

Choosing the right lawyer is critical to the outcome of your case, so choose wisely. If you’re wondering why the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC is best for you, take a look at our attorney’s impressive feats below:

  • Over 30 years of legal experience
  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Former federal prosecutor
  • Former military judge
  • Over 3500 cases successfully handled
  • Over 20 years in the US Marine Corps
  • Honesty and responsiveness
  • Unparalleled work ethic and dedication to every client

Questions about your case? We are just a phone call away at (214) 238-9392!

  • Avvo Client's Choice 2019
  • Super Lawyers
  • Avvo 10.0
  • AV Preeminent
  • Best Dallas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Texas Bar College
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • LCA
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court
  • The Commonwealth Governor's School
  • JAA
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Trial Lawyer's College

Our Experience is Unmatched

Why Choose the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC?
  • Our Firm is Top-Rated & Award-Winning

    Attorney Patrick J. McLain is widely respected by his peers & clients as seen by his numerous accolades.

  • Over Two Decades in the U.S. Marine Corps

    Attorney Patrick J. McLain tried his first jury trials during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He handles all cases with integrity and an unparalleled work-ethic.

  • Former Federal Prosecutor & Military Judge

    Attorney Patrick J. McLain's years of experience across the aisle provide him with a unique perspective.

  • Over 3500 Cases Successfully Handled

    Throughout his career, Patrick J. McLain has helped thousands of clients secure a better future for themselves through tenacious and aggressive representation.

Meet Your Defense Attorney

Fighting For You & Your Family
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    Patrick J. McLain


    Patrick J. McLain, a retired Marine Corps military judge, and has been in the practice of criminal and military law since 1990. His first jury trials were tried in the deserts of Saudi Arabia during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He ended his Government service as a federal prosecutor in Dallas, Texas, serving in the child exploitation crimes, computer crimes, and general federal crimes sections. Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC is headquartered in Dallas, Texas where he ...

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Recent Case Results

Real Results for Real People
  • Allegations of Sexual Assault on Teenage Stepdaughter - Jury Acquits Sex Crimes
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