Eastland County

Eastland County is a county located in central West Texas. The county was founded in 1858 and named after William Mosby Eastland, a soldier during the Texas Revolution. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 22,535 residents lived in the county in 2010.

The legalization of recreational marijuana in the state of Colorado has increased the number of travelers in route to Eastland County. Police officers are constantly arresting individuals who are bringing the substance illegally into Texas. If you are facing marijuana accusations, you need a skilled marijuana defense attorney that will fight to obtain a favorable outcome on your behalf. It is recommended that you contact Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC.

Marijuana Defense Lawyers in Eastland County, TX

If you have been charged with any marijuana crime in Texas, contact Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC. Attorney David Sloane carries over two decades of criminal defense practice. Who better to represent you than a former police lieutenant? David has a strong background in analyzing crime scenes and investigating crimes.

Marijuana charges can leave a nasty car on your criminal record. Don’t wait another moment and call Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC. Criminal defense attorney David Sloane represents individuals in Eastland County and surrounding communities including Carbon, Cisco, Desdemona, Eastland, Gorman, Olden, and Ranger.

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Major State Roads and Interstates in Eastland County

Due to Eastland County’s proximity to Colorado, highway patrol are constantly arresting individuals bringing drugs into Texas. They often utilize highway stops to catch people. If you are traveling to Texas with marijuana and are caught, you could face serious federal drug charges. Even if you carry a small amount of marijuana, penalties can include up to 5 years in prison.

Some of the major roads and highways in Eastland County where highway interdiction stops occur include:

  • Interstate 20
  • S. Highway 183
  • State Highway 6
  • State Highway 16
  • State Highway 36
  • State Highway 112

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Our Practice Areas

If you have been arrested for a marijuana crime, don’t wait too long and obtain legal counsel. A felony conviction can impact your life long after you’ve served your time in prison. Attorney David Sloane and his legal team has extensive experience representing clients in Eastland County against the following marijuana charges:

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

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Eastland County Court Resources

What is a District – Visit the official website for the United States Courts. Click the link to view what is the role of a district court and its structure.  The page also lists information about bankruptcy courts, article I courts, court of appeals and more.

Eastland County District Judge – Steven R. Herod is the current district judge of Eastland County. Click the link to read about the 91st Judicial District Court and view Mr. Herod’s contact information.

Judge Steven R. Herod

91st District Judge

100 West Main, Suite 302

Eastland, Texas 76448

Phone: (254) 629-1797

Fax: (254) 629-1558

Eastland County Criminal District Attorney – Russ Thomasan is the current criminal district attorney of Eastland County. He has served the community since 2003. Access the site to view his contact information.

Russ Thomason

Criminal District Attorney

100 West Main, Suite 204

Eastland, Texas 76448

Phone: (254) 629-2659

Fax: (254) 629-3361

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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Eastland County Law Enforcement Resources

Eastland County Sheriff’s Office – The Sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer of the county. Jason Weger is the current sheriff of Eastland County. Access the site to view what the sheriff department is responsible for and Mr. Weger’s contact information.

Sheriff Jason Weger

201 W. White, Eastland, Texas 76448

Phone: (254) 629-1774

Fax: (254) 629-2500

City of Eastland Police Department – The Eastland Police Department provides 24/7 protection to ensure all families will receive the help it needs in the fight against crime. Access the website to view city documents, emergency numbers, and contact information for reporting a crime/suspicious activity.

416 S Seaman St.

Eastland, TX 76448

Phone: 254-629-1700

Fax: 254-629-8270


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.

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.

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Is Possession of Marijuana a Felony in TX?

Marijuana possession is looked upon harshly in the eyes of Texas law. Possessing more than four ounces of the drug will result in a felony offense. The extent of the charge will depend on the amount found in your possession.

For example, possessing more than 4 oz. of marijuana but less than 5 lbs. is a state jail felony, punishable by up to 2 years of imprisonment and up to $10,000 in fines. Possessing more than 5 lbs. can result in punitive charges.

Listed in the table below are the penalties for felony marijuana possession according to weight:

WeightChargeJail/Prison TimeFine
More than 5 lbs. but less than 50 lbs.Third-degree felonyUp to 10 years$10,000
More than 50 lbs. but less than 2,000 lbs.Second-degree felonyUp to 20 years$10,000
More than 2,000 lbs.First-degree felonyUp to 99 years or life$50,000


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Marijuana Charges in Texas

OffensePenaltyIncarceration  Max. Fine  
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
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
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
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 Penal Code – Click the link to view a comprehensive list of Texas State Statutes Laws and Regulations. Visit this website to research the law governing your charges.

NORML: Marijuana – For over 40 years, NORML has served as a clearinghouse for marijuana-related information that includes the latest national and state polls, arrest data, and health reports. Access the website to learn about marijuana use, medical marijuana, drug testing, and more.

Eastland County Chamber of Commerce – The Eastland County Chamber of Commerce’s Mission is to build a healthy economy and to improve the quality of life in Eastland, Texas. They help new businesses open, business retention, and bring tourism to our city.

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Marijuana Crimes Lawyer in Eastland County, TX

If you have been charged with a marijuana crime, Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC will make every effort to help you avoid the repercussions. As someone facing drug charges, you may feel as if your options are limited, but it’s important to know that you can obtain experienced legal representation. Contact Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC to discuss your case.

Attorney David Sloane understands it is scary to be charged with a crime. Before law school, David was a police lieutenant. He has a strong background in crime scene analysis and is prepared to fight on your behalf.

Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC represents individuals in Eastland County, TX and surrounding cities including Carbon, Cisco, Desdemona, Eastland, Gorman, Olden, and Ranger. Call (817) 810-0088 or complete our online contact form today to obtain a free, confidential consultation.

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