Cooke County

Cooke County is located in the state of Texas. The county was named for William Gordon Cooke, a soldier during the Texas Revolution. As of 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau recorded a population of 38,437 residents. Cooke contains 898 square miles of which 24 square miles) (2.6%) are covered by water.

Many drivers passing through Cooke County are marijuana tourists traveling to or from Colorado. Those headed to Texas are often looking to consume or sell marijuana without fear of criminal charges. However, if caught by Texas police, they may face serious penalties such as imprisonment and steep fines.

Cooke County Marijuana Defense Attorneys, Texas

A conviction for marijuana possession can result expensive fines, imprisonment, license suspension, and a criminal record. If you have been arrested any type of marijuana crime, our attorneys at Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC can utilize a number of defenses to reduce or drop your charges.

Criminal defense attorney David Sloane at Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC is deeply committed to his clients.

He is a former police lieutenant and will utilize his background in criminal investigations to obtain the best possible outcome for you. Along with Cooke County, Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC also defends clients in Era, Gainesville, Lindsay, Muenster, Myra, Rosston, and Valley View. Contact us at (817) 810-0088 or complete our online form today to schedule a free consultation.


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Major State Roads and Interstates in Cooke County

Several high-traffic roads and highways run through Cooke County. If an individual brings marijuana from another state into Texas, they can be arrested for drug trafficking and it could be a federal charge. Federal marijuana charges include imprisonment of up 5 years.

Some of the more frequently traveled highways in Cooke County include:

  • S. Highway 77
  • S. Highway 82
  • Farm to Market Road 51
  • I-35

Law enforcement officers are also known to patrol the following counties surrounding Cooke:

  • Love County, Oklahoma (north)
  • Denton County (south)
  • Grayson County (east)
  • Wise County (southwest)
  • Montague County (west)

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Our Practice Areas

Criminal defense attorney David Sloane at Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC has extensive experience defending individuals against marijuana charges in Cooke and surrounding counties. Don’t fight your charges alone. Contact us to speak with Mr. Sloane about your marijuana accusations. We focus on numerous practice areas including:

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

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Cooke County Law Enforcement Resources

Cooke County Seat: Gainesville – Gainesville is the Cooke County seat. The mission of the Gainesville Police Department is to serve the Cooke community with integrity, courage, and professionalism. Visit the website to view crime information, crime preventions tips, records, crash reports and more.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Visit the official website for Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The site offers latest news, inmate information, and career opportunities. You can also use an interactive map that shows the Texas Department of Criminal Justice facilities.

Cooke County Sheriff – Sheriff Ray Sappington is the current sheriff of Cooke County. The Cooke County Justice Center is located at 300 County Road 451, Gainesville, Texas 76240. Visit this website to learn how to contact Sheriff Cooke County.

Sheriff Ray Sappington

Cooke County Justice Center

300 County Road 451

Gainesville, Texas 76240

Phone: 940-665-3471

Fax: 940-668-3255

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.


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Cooke County Court Resources

Cooke County Courthouse – Visit the official website for the Cooke County Courthouse. Access the page to view county offices, read about the district clerk, district attorney, and more. The page also allows you to pay traffic citations and access employment opportunities.

235th Judicial District Court

101 South Dixon,

Gainesville, Texas 76240

Phone: 940-668-5500

Cooke County District Attorney – John Warren is the current district attorney of Cooke County, TX. Visit this website to view contact information and a brief biography.

John Warren

235th Judicial District

101 S. Dixon St., Suite 309

Gainesville, Texas 76240

Phone: (940) 668-5466

Fax: (940) 668-5499

Texas Court of Appeals – Visit the official website for Texas Court of Appeals. The 14 courts of appeals have intermediate appellate jurisdiction in both civil and criminal cases appealed from district or county courts. Each court of appeals has jurisdiction in a specific geographical region of the state.

Texas Office of Court Administration

205 West 14th Street, Suite 600

Austin, TX 78701

Texas Supreme Court – Visit the official website for the Supreme Court of Texas. Composed of the chief justice and eight justices, the Supreme Court of Texas is the court of last resort for civil matters in the state. Click the link to view the court calendar and read court news.

Supreme Court of Texas

Supreme Court Building

201 W. 14th Street, Room 104

Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: :(512) 463-1312

Fax: (512) 463-1365


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Selling Marijuana to Children in Texas

Texas takes delivery charges a step further when a case involves selling cannabis a to a minor. Selling marijuana to a child is considered a second-degree felony and is punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $10,000. According to the Texas Health and Safety Code § 481.122, a child is defined as a person younger than 18 years of age.

A conviction for a serious offense like marijuana delivery to a child comes with harsh penalties. Aside from stiff fines and prison time, you could face additional collateral consequences such as having a difficult time gaining employment and the inability to obtain a professional license.

If you have been charged with marijuana delivery, it is important to obtain a highly respected and sought-after marijuana attorney who will fight to defend your rights.


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Marijuana Charges in Texas

OffensePenaltyIncarceration  Max. Fine  
Possession
2 oz or lessMisdemeanor180 days$ 2,000
2 – 4 ozMisdemeanor1 year$ 4,000
4 oz to 5 lbsFelony180 days* – 2 years$ 10,000
5 – 50 lbsFelony2* – 10 years$ 10,000
50 – 2000 lbsFelony2* – 20 years$ 10,000
More than 2000 lbsFelony5* – 99 years$ 50,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence
Sale
7 g or less for no remunerationMisdemeanor180 days$ 2,000
7 g or lessMisdemeanor1 year$ 4,000
7 g to 5 lbsFelony180 days* – 2 years$ 10,000
5 – 50 lbsFelony2* – 20 years$ 10,000
50 – 2000 lbsFelony5* – 99 years$ 10,000
More than 2000 lbsFelony10* – 99 years$ 100,000
To a minorFelony2* – 20 years$ 10,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence
Cultivation
See Possession section for penalty details.
Hash & Concentrates
Possession of less than 1 gFelony180 days – 2 years$ 10,000
Possession of 1 – 4 gFelony2 – 10 years$ 10,000
Possession of 4 – 400 gFelony2 – 20 years$ 10,000
Possession of more than 400 gFelony10 years – life$ 50,000
Manufacture or delivery of less than 1 gFelony180 days – 2 years$ 10,000
Manufacture or delivery of 1 – 4 gFelony2 – 20 years$ 10,000
Manufacture or delivery of 4 – 400 gFelony5 – 99 years$ 10,000
Manufacture or delivery of more than 400 gFelony10 years – life$ 10,000
Paraphernalia
Possession of paraphernaliaMisdemeanorN/A$ 500
Sale of paraphernalia (first offense)Misdemeanor1 year$ 4,000
Sale of paraphernalia (subsequent offense)Felony90 days* – 1 year$ 4,000
To a minorFelony180 days* – 2 years$ 10,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence

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Additional Resources

Texas Statutes – The Texas Penal Code offers a comprehensive collection of state laws and the penalties for violating them. Click the link to search state statutes regarding to marijuana possession, trafficking, or selling.

Drug Enforcement Administration – The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) investigates and enforces the federal drug laws, including marijuana offenses. Click the link to view specific federal penalties for federal marijuana offenses.
Texas NORML –
The Texas NORML website provides information on marijuana statutes and marijuana news in Texas.


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Marijuana Defense Attorneys in Cooke County, Texas

If you are facing any type of charges relating to marijuana, Cooke County marijuana defense lawyer David Sloane from Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC can assist you. Before he became a lawyer, David Sloane began his criminal justice career as a police officer, so he understands law enforcement investigative procedures.

Facing drug accusations alone can be scary. This is why it’s important to obtain skilled legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney. Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC defends individuals in Cooke County, TX and surrounding areas including Era, Gainesville, Lindsay, Muenster, Myra, Rosston, and Valley View. Call us at (817) 810-0088 or complete our online form today to schedule a free consultation.


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