McKinney, Collin County Criminal Lawyer

Derk A. Wadas

The Wadas Law Office maintains a practice dedicated solely to providing superior representation in Federal Criminal cases, as well as Texas state charges.

If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a federal criminal offense you need an attorney with the experience, judgment and expertise to effectively represent you.

Derk Wadas has been successfully practicing criminal law and procedure exclusively for seventeen years. He has received numerous awards and recognition, including Board Certification in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2011. He has been selected as a Super Lawyer by Texas Super Lawyers Magazine, an award only given to less than 5% of the attorneys in the state. He has received this honor for the last three consecutive years, starting in 2014. He was also named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by The National Trial Lawyers Association.

Derk is a former Collin County Assistant District Attorney where he served as a Felony Criminal Prosecutor, and was the Chief Misdemeanor Prosecutor in County Courts at Law Number One and Two.

As a prosecutor, Derk tried over seventy five cases to a jury and prosecuted hundreds more successfully. As a criminal defense attorney, he has tried many, many more cases and has achieved numerous not guilty verdicts, charge reductions and outright dismissals.

It is very important to Derk to remain at the forefront of the developing law and defenses in his field. For this reason he is a member of organizations such as the Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, where he serves as President, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Association,, Bar Association for the Federal Fifth Circuit, and Association of Federal Defense Attorneys.

If you have been arrested for or charged with a crime, this is very likely a bewildering time for you. I offer a free consultation during which I will:

- advise you of the law concerning the particular offense with which you have been charged

- discuss the facts of your unique situation

-evaluate your case for potential defenses and likely outcomes

-answer any questions you may have about the law or the court process in general.

Please call my office 972-369-0577, or go to the Contact Us page to contact us online.

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