Clay County

Clay County is located in north central Texas along the Oklahoma border. The U.S. Census Bureau recorded a population of 10,752 residents in 2010. Henrietta is the county seat for Clay County.

Marijuana is now legal in Colorado for legal adults, but it’s still very illegal in Texas. If you take a trip to the Rocky Mountain State to sample the legal weed offerings, it’s a bad idea to carry any back home with you. Clay County police are on alert for weed tourists smuggling contraband into the county.

If you’ve been arrested for marijuana charges, it would be a good idea to contact the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC for a free consultation.

Clay County Marijuana Defense Attorneys in Texas

It’s beyond unfortunate that mere possession of cannabis is enough to saddle otherwise innocent citizens with a criminal record. It doesn’t matter if you’re a drug dealer or bringing a personal stash of herb, edibles, and wax home for your enjoyment – possession of marijuana and its derivatives is considered criminal conduct in the state of Texas.

When you’re going up against the cops, who better to represent you than a former police lieutenant? Attorney David Sloane has over two decades of criminal defense practice, but in his previous life he wore a badge and conducted criminal investigations. David has a strong background in crime scene analysis and evidence handling. If your arresting officers made any mistakes, the attorneys at the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC will find them.

Don’t lose hope if you’ve been arrested on marijuana charges. The Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC is equipped with the skills and experience to provide you with the best possible defense. We represent clients from north central Texas to the Panhandle, including the counties of Clay, Wichita, Archer, Jack, and Montague.

Contact (817) 349-7118 or fill out our online form today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.


Overview of Clay County in Texas


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Major State Roads and Interstates in Clay County

Clay County’s proximity to Wichita Falls and the Oklahoma border means a lot of pass-through traffic. If you are arrested with marijuana having crossed over into Texas from another state, you could be facing federal drug charges. Federal drug charges are often times more severe than state drug penalties. You could be facing up to 5 years in prison for carrying even a small amount of cannabis. U.S. Highway 287 is a notorious for traffic stops that lead to drug busts. Below are some of the more frequently traveled roads:

  • S. Highway 82 (US 82)
  • S. Highway 287 (US 287)
  • State Highway 79 (SH 79)
  • State Highway 148 (SH 148)
  • Farm to Market Road 171 (FM 171)
  • Farm to Market Road 1177 (FM 1177)
  • Farm to Market Road 1954 (FM 1954)

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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.

Clay County Sheriff – K.R. “Kenny” Lemons, Jr., was sworn in as Clay County Sheriff in January 2009. One of the primary missions of the sheriff’s office is to provide outstanding safety and security to the citizens of Clay County. .

County Sheriff
Sheriff K.R. “Kenny” Lemons Jr.
Clay County Sheriff’s Office
215 W. Gilbert StreetHenrietta, Texas 76365
Phone: 940 538-5611


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Court Resources

Clay County Judge – Mike Campbell is the County Judge of Clay and has several functions including being the presiding office of the commissioner’s court and presiding over misdemeanor criminal and small civil cases. The County Judge also hears appeals from the Justice of the peace court. Learn more about Judge Campbell at the link above.

Mike Campbell
Courthouse Annex
P.O. Box 548
214 N. Main St.
Henrietta, Texas  76365
Phone: 940  538-4651
Cell: 940-538-6423
Fax: 940-264-4160

Clay County Justice of the Peace – Judge John W. Swenson, Jr. is the Justice of the Peace for Clay County. The justice of the peace hears traffic cases and other minor misdemeanors. The justice of the peace also hears some civil cases.

Judge John W. Swenson, Jr.
Physical Address:  Clay County Courthouse Annex, 214 N. Main Street, Henrietta, Texas  76365
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 71, Henrietta, Texas  76365
Phone: 940  538-6531

Clay County District Attorney – Casey Polhemus is the current District Attorney for Texas’s 97th Judicial District, which includes the counties of Clay, Archer, and Montague. Visit this website to view contact information and a list of other counties for which Casey serves as District Attorney.

Clay County Attorney – Seth C. Slagle is the County Attorney for Clay. Slagle represents the county in various legal capacities. To learn more follow the link.

Seth C. Slagle
Mailing/Physical Address:  111 S. Main Street
Henrietta, Texas  76365
Phone: 940  538-0533
Fax:  940  538-5567


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Our Practice Areas

Marijuana has been unfairly stigmatized for decades. The attorneys at the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC will fight to protect you against marijuana charges. Defending yourself in court is difficult and immensely risky. Some of the practice areas we focus on include:

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

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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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Defense Lawyer for Clay County in Texas

The experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC have defended clients for small-time possession of personal amounts of marijuana to federal felony marijuana charges. You are presumed innocent until proven guilty at trial. We will fight vigorously to obtain the best result possible for you.

Attorney David Sloane’s law enforcement background will give you a major upper hand. David’s former police work puts him a step ahead and gives him insight into what the prosecution is thinking. We always push for reduction or dismissal of charges whenever possible.

If you were busted in Bellevue, Byers, Dean, Henrietta, Jolly, or Petrolia in Clay county or any other county in North Texas, give us a call. The Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC represents clients all across North Texas.

Call (817) 349-7118 or complete our online contact form to set up a free case evaluation today.


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