Childress County

Childress County is located in the Panhandle region of Texas and shares part of its eastern border with Oklahoma. The county is named after George Campbell Childress, author of the Texas Declaration of Independence. According to an estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, Childress County contained around 7,067 residents as of 2017. The county seat is a city that shares the county’s name: Childress.

Childress County falls along one of the routes between Colorado and Texas. Under current Texas law, marijuana (also called cannabis, weed, and pot) is illegal for almost everyone in the state of Texas. In neighboring Colorado, marijuana is legal both medically and recreationally. Many Texans make the drive over to Colorado to consume weed without running afoul of the law. No matter the legality of cannabis in Colorado, you are breaking the law as soon as you bring it into Texas.

If you’ve been charged with a marijuana crime in Childress County, you should contact the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC.

Childress County Marijuana Defense Attorneys in Texas

The attorneys at the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC are equipped with the experience to defend against any marijuana charge, including possession, delivery, and even DWI.

David Sloane is a former police lieutenant with a strong background in analyzing crime scenes and investigating crimes. Handling and evaluating evidence requires great attention to detail. He has been applying that same attention to detail to his clients’ defenses for the past 20 years.

When you’re facing a charge that could leave a nasty scar on your permanent criminal record, you need an attorney who can deliver the best possible defense. Contact the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC for a free consultation today. Call (817) 349-7118 or complete our online form to get started.


Overview of Childress County in Texas


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Common Marijuana Charges

Three of the most common marijuana charges in Texas are:

  • Possession;
  • sale/delivery; and
  • DWI

Possession charges are the most common by far, making up 98% of marijuana-related arrests in 2016. Possession of less than two ounces could result in a $2,000 fine and up to 180 days in jail, though first-time offenders may qualify for what’s called a diversion program. This option would allow a defendant to perform community service or undergo drug treatment in lieu of getting locked up.

The sale or delivery of less than one-quarter ounce of marijuana could also land you in jail for 180 days with a $2,000 fine. If you’re caught with more than one ton (2,000 pounds) of weed, the penalties range from 10 years to life in prison with a fine not to exceed $100,000. If you are carrying the drug across state lines and you are arrested, you could now be facing federal charges. An arrest for federal drug trafficking or drug conspiracy is a very serious offense and even carrying a small amount into Texas from another state could mean up to 5 years in prison.

And you may be surprised to learn that you can be charged with DWI for driving while stoned. Texas’s DWI laws are commonly applied to drunk drivers, but driving under the influence of any substance that impairs your safe operation of the vehicle can land you in handcuffs just as easily.


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Major State Roads and Interstates in Childress County

A number of roads connect Childress County to Oklahoma, Amarillo, and Colorado. Local law enforcement officials and state troopers along the more heavily traveled routes are on high alert for drugs flowing into Texas from Colorado.

Some of the major roads and highways in Childress County include:

  • S. Highway 62 (US 62)
  • S. Highway 83 (US 83)
  • S. Highway 287 (US 287)
  • State Highway 256 (SH 256)

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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.

Childress Police Department – Shade Miller was appointed Chief of Police for Childress in April 2018. The stated mission of the Childress Police Department is to serve and protect. The department is located at 315 Commerce Street in Childress, Texas.

315 Commerce St.
Childress, TX 79201
Tel: 940-937-3683
Fax: 940-937-6420


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Court Resources

Childress Justice of Peace – The justice of peace is responsible for hearing most misdemeanor offenses and minor cases where the amount in controversy is relatively low. To find out more about the Justice of Peace for Childress County, follow the link.

Justice of Peace Precinct
Randall D. Rister
100 Avenue East NW
Courthouse, Box 7
Childress, Texas  79201
Telephone:  940-937-6145

Childress County Attorney – Greg Buckley is the current County Attorney for Childress County, which includes Childress, Carey, Tell, and Kirkland. Visit this website to view contact information, a brief biography, and a list of other counties for which Luke serves as District Attorney.

100 Avenue East NW, Box 3
Childress, TX 79201
(940) 937-2221
(940) 937-0166

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.


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Our Practice Areas

Attorney David Sloane has focused extensively on marijuana charges in his two decades of criminal defense practice. The Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC is dedicated to providing you the best possible representation in Childress County court. Contact us today to discuss the details of your case with an experienced marijuana defense attorney. We serve communities throughout Childress including Carey, Tell, and Kirkland.

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

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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.


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Lawyer for Marijuana Crimes in Childress County, Texas

Your future could be in jeopardy if you’re charged with a marijuana crime in Childress County. A criminal conviction will remain on your record the rest of your life.

There’s still a chance to achieve a favorable outcome if you’ve been charged with a marijuana violation in Childress County. Whether you’re facing a misdemeanor or a federal marijuana charge, the dedicated attorneys at the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC will fight passionately to protect your rights.

The Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC accepts clients from North Texas to the Panhandle. We represent people from the counties of Childress, Collingsworth, Hall, Cottle, Hardeman, and surrounding communities.

Contact us at (817) 349-7118 or complete our online form today to schedule a free consultation.


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