Armstrong County

Photo of the front of the courthouse in Armstrong County, Texas
Modified from the original by Billy Hathorn on Wikipedia. CC BY-SA 3.0.

Armstrong County is located in the middle of the Texas Panhandle, just southeast of Amarillo. This sparsely populated county covers about 914 square miles with a population of 1,901 as of the 2010 census. Claude is designated as the county seat.

Mass quantities of marijuana (also called cannabis, bud, pot, or weed) pass through Armstrong County each day. One of the county’s major thoroughfares, Highway 287, is a hugely popular overland route between Texas and Colorado, where recreational cannabis was legalized in 2012. Between enterprising drug traffickers and weed tourists bringing contraband home for personal use, Armstrong County cops stay busy monitoring this long stretch of highway.

If you’ve been busted by Armstrong County cops on weed charges, it’s in your best interest to contact the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC immediately for a free case evaluation.

Armstrong County Marijuana Defense Attorneys in Texas

You don’t need us to tell you it’s a bad idea to bring marijuana and THC-infused products back to the Lone Star State. What you may not realize is you’re likely to wind up in much deeper trouble for smuggling in THC candies than good old-fashioned marijuana bud. In most cases, possession of edibles is charged as a felony in Texas.

The Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC believes firmly in the presumption of innocence until guilt is proven at trial. Getting arrested may feel final – like it’s game over for you. But it doesn’t have to be that way; we can help you present the best possible defense against your marijuana charges.

Attorney David Sloane might have been the one handcuffing you, once upon a time, in his former role as a police lieutenant. As a cop, David developed a strong foundation in crime scene analysis and criminal investigations. As a criminal defense attorney for the past 20 years, he’s been fighting to preserve the rights of Texans accused of running afoul of state or federal law.

Don’t wait a minute longer to get started on your defense. Call (817) 810-0088 or complete our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. The Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC represents clients in counties from the Gulf Coast to the Panhandle Plains, including Potter, Wichita, Clay, Tarrant, and Hudspeth.

Overview of Armstrong County in Texas

  • Major State Roads and Interstates in Armstrong County
  • Law Enforcement Resources
  • Court Resources
  • Our Practice Areas
  • Additional Resources

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Major State Roads and Interstates in Armstrong County

Only a handful of major roads intersect Armstrong County. Law enforcement officials frequently patrol these routes. If you’re traveling between Texas and Colorado, you’re likely to take one of the following:

  • Farm to Market 1258 (FM 1258)
  • S. Highway 287 (US 287)
  • State Highway 207 (SH 207)

Be aware that running marijuana products between Colorado and Texas is highly risky. Not only could you get arrested, you could face federal charges. Federal sentences are generally far harsher than those handed down by state courts. If you’re facing state or federal marijuana charges, the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC is ready to provide the best possible defense for your case.

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Law Enforcement Resources

Texas Highway Patrol | DPS – The Texas Highway Patrol (THP) is a division of the Texas Department of Public Safety. THP’s missions are to maintain and educate Texas citizens about public safety. Visit this website to read travel tips and learn more about the Highway Patrol Service.

Armstrong County Sheriff’s Office – Fleta Barnett has held the office of Armstrong County Sheriff since January 2017. She is assisted by three deputies. The department is located at 110 1st Street in Claude, Texas.

Fleta Barnett
110 1st St.
Claude, TX 79019
Phone: 806-553-6933
Fax: 806-553-2998

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Court Resources

Armstrong County Court – The Armstrong County Court is located in Claude, Texas. Tawnee Blodgett serves as the Armstrong County and District Clerk. Judge Hugh Reed presides over the county court.

Hugh Reed
100 Trice Street
P.O. Box 309
Claude, TX 79019
Phone: 806-553-2861
Fax: 806-553-5980

Texas Seventh Court of Appeals – The Texas Seventh Court of Appeals has jurisdiction over civil and criminal matters appealed from lower courts in 46 Texas counties. One Chief Justice and three justices are seated on the Court. The Court is located in Amarillo at the Potter County Courts Building.

Armstrong County District Attorney – Randall Sims is the current District Attorney for Texas’s 47th Judicial District, which includes Armstrong and Potter Counties. Visit this website to view contact information and a list of other counties for which Randall serves as District Attorney.

District Attorney
Honorable Randall C. Sims
501 Fillmore, Suite 1A
Amarillo, TX 79101
Phone: 806-379-2325
Fax: 806-379-2823

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Our Practice Areas

The Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC has worked on countless marijuana cases over the years. Some of the practice areas we emphasize include:

  • Positive THC drug test probation violation
  • Highway interdiction
  • Marijuana trafficking
  • Marijuana felony offenses
  • Marijuana crimes
  • Cite and release
  • Arrests of visitors from out of state
  • Marijuana DWI
  • Illegal searches
  • Asset forfeiture
  • Delivery of marijuana

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Additional Resources

Texas Statutes – The Texas Statutes (also called Texas Codes) are a comprehensive collection of state laws and the penalties for violating them. The Statutes are regularly updated to reflect any laws that have been created, amended, or repealed by the Texas Legislature. Visit this website to research the law governing your charges.

Texas NORML – Texas NORML is a chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws that is based in Austin. The organization hosts monthly open meetings to discuss the current state of marijuana in Texas. Visit this page to learn who represents you and what marijuana legislation is currently pending.

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Lawyer for Marijuana Crimes in Armstrong County, Texas

From misdemeanor possession to federal felony marijuana charges, the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC is well-equipped to defend you against the unreasonable penalties Texas law imposes. You’re innocent until proven guilty, and we will fight to preserve your innocence.

You don’t have to accept whatever fate the court hands you. With the help of the experienced marijuana defense attorneys at the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC, we will work to achieve the best possible outcome. If the facts allow, we will aim to dismiss your case or negotiate reduced charges.

Call (817) 810-0088 or submit a contact form online to schedule your free consultation today. The sooner we hear from you, the sooner we can start working to protect your rights.

The Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC represents Texas clients from the Gulf Coast to the Panhandle. Our clients come from counties like Armstrong, Wheeler, Clay, Dallas, and Sherman.

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This page was last updated on Thursday, February 7, 2019.