Hall County

Hall County is located in the southern part of the Panhandle southeast of Amarillo. The county was named for Warren D.C. Hall, who served as the secretary of war for the Republic of Texas. As of 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau recorded a population of 3,353 residents. The county seat is located in the city of Memphis. The county takes its name from Warren D.C. Hall, who served as secretary of war for the Republic of Texas.

The county happens to fall right along the route between Texas in Colorado. Many travelers passing through Hall County are marijuana tourists en route to or from Colorado. Those headed to Colorado are looking to consume marijuana and THC-containing products without fearing criminal charges. However, those headed back may still face serious charges if they’re busted by Texas police with illegal contraband.

If you’ve been caught sneaking weed or edibles out of Colorado, it may benefit you to contact the dedicated marijuana defense attorneys at the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC.

Defense Attorney for Marijuana Offenses in Hall County, Texas

A marijuana conviction can loom over you for the rest of your life, especially if you’re caught with edibles or THC concentrate. Texas law treats extracted THC much more harshly than traditional marijuana buds. Even possessing one THC-infused gummy bear can be enough to land you with a felony charge.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC have extensive experience defending our clients charged with anything from simple possession to federal felony marijuana charges. Attorney David Sloane is a former police lieutenant with an extensive background in crime scene analysis and criminal investigations. In over 20 years of criminal defense practice, David has fought to obtain the best possible results for clients across the state of Texas.

You don’t have to take on the cops and the courts alone. An experienced attorney from the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC can review your case and walk you through the next steps of defense. The Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC represents Texas clients from Hall and surrounding counties including Briscoe, Motley, Cottle, Childress, Donley, and Collingswoth.

Call (817) 349-7118 or fill out our online form today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.


Overview of Hall County in Texas


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Major State Roads and Interstates in Hall County

Very few major roads that run through Hall County. Those that do pass through the county are frequently patrolled by police officers. If you are carrying marijuana back from another state you could be arrested in a highway interdiction stop. It becomes a federal offense once you cross over into Texas with drugs from another state and the penalties for federal drug crimes is steep. You could be charged with federal drug trafficking or federal drug conspiracy. The route between Colorado and Texas will usually take travelers down one of the following roads:

  • S. Highway 287 (US 287)
  • State Highway 70 (SH 70)
  • State Highway 86 (SH 86)
  • 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.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office – Thomas Heck was sworn in as sheriff of Hall County in January 2013. The department is located at 512 Main Street in Memphis, Texas.

Sheriff Thomas Heck
512 Main Street Ste. 7
Memphis, Texas 79245
Telephone: (806) 259-2151
Fax: (806) 259-2137


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Court Resources

Hall County Judge – County Judge Ray Powell presides over misdemeanor criminal cases and civil cases where the amount in controversy is relatively small. The county judge also represents the county in other administrative and financial capacities.

County Judge
The Honorable Ray Powell
512 West Main, Suite 4
Memphis, Texas 79245
Telephone 806-259-2511
Fax 806-259-3083

Hall County Attorney – John M. Deaver, II is the current County Attorney for Hall. The county attorney represents the state in misdemeanor criminal cases and works with law enforcement to investigate crimes.

County Attorney
John M. Deaver, II
P.O. Box 699
Memphis, Texas 79245
Telephone 806-259-2651
Fax 806-259-3317


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Our Practice Areas

The criminal defense attorneys represent clients for a wide variety of criminal charges. Among the practice areas we focus on most are the following:

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

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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.

DFW NORML – The Dallas Fort Worth chapter of NORML is leading the fight for marijuana legalization in North Texas. NORML runs campaigns through out the state to inform and educate citizens and lawmakers about the benefits of marijuana legalization. Follow the link above to see how you can help.


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Defense Lawyer for Marijuana Charges in Hall County, Texas

If you’ve been picked up by the long arm of the law, you need an attorney who understands law enforcement from the inside out. The Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC will scrutinize the evidence surrounding your arrest and identify opportunities for reduction or outright dismissal of charges.

Cops make mistakes more often than you’d think. Without the assistance of legal counsel, most people wouldn’t be able to identify procedural errors or outright violations of the law committed by cops. The experienced marijuana defense attorneys at the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC will fight to protect your rights and achieve the best possible result.

We accept clients from DFW to the Panhandle and all places between. We serve clients in need of help all throughout Hall county including those arrested near Memphis, Turkey, Estelline, and Lakeview.

Call (817) 349-7118 or complete our online form to schedule your free consultation with one of our attorneys.


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This article was last updated on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.