Lubbock County

Lubbock County is located in the state of TX. The U.S. Census Bureau recorded a population of 278,831 residents in 2010. Lubbock County has experienced growth over the past decade. However, a side effect of this increase in population is the increase in marijuana crimes.

Although marijuana is legal in Colorado for individuals who are at least 21 years of age, it remains illegal in Texas. Lubbock County law enforcement officers are constantly on the lookout for tourists smuggling marijuana into the state. If you’ve been arrested for marijuana charges, we advise you to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Contact Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC today.

Texas Marijuana Defense Attorneys in Lubbock County

Marijuana charges carry serious penalties in the state of Texas. It can also be hard to live with a criminal conviction on record. When an individual is arrested for a marijuana crime, they often face difficulty obtaining a loan, an apartment, and employment. The attorneys at Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC will work diligently to prevent that from happening.

Attorney David Sloane has more than 20 years of criminal defense experience. He knows the ins and outs of marijuana law and is ready to fight for your rights and freedom. Call (817) 810-0088 to obtain a consultation free of charge today.

Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC represents people arrested throughout Lubbock County. Criminal defense lawyer David Sloane and his legal team also accept clients in Lubbock County and surrounding cities including Lubbock City, Idalou, New deal, Ransom Canyon, Shallowater, Slaton, and Wolfforth.


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Major State Roads and Interstates in Lubbock County

The legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado has increased the number of tourists traveling to and through Lubbock County due to its proximity to the border. Unfortunately, if an individual is caught traveling to Texas with marijuana in their possession, they can face severe penalties such as 5 years on of imprisonment.

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

  • Interstate 27
  • S. Route 62/U.S. Route 82
  • S. Route 84
  • S. Route 87
  • State Highway 114
  • Loop 289

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Our Practice Areas

If you are currently facing marijuana accusations, you need an attorney well-versed in criminal defense to take on your charges. Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC has over 20 years of experienced defending those arrested for marijuana crimes in Texas. David Sloane and his attorneys accepts the following marijuana cases:

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

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Lubbock County Court Resources

 

Lubbock County Judge – Wes Ritchey is the current judge of Lubbock County. The county judge oversees all county government departments through the court’s responsibility for approving annual budgets for the entire county. Learn more about Judge Wes Ritchey at the link above.

Lubbock County Judge

Wes Ritchey

414 Denver Avenue, Suite 301

Dalhart, TX. 79022

Phone: (806) 244-2450

Lubbock County Clerk – Terri Banks is the county clerk for Lubbock. Follow the link to view her contact information, responsibilities as a county clerk, and a brief history of the Office of County Clerk.

Lubbock County Clerk

Terri Banks

P.O. Box 1352

Dalhart, Tx. 79022

Phone: (806) 244-4751

Lubbock County Justice of the Peace –  Justices of the peace are elected for four-year terms from precincts established by county commissioners’ court. Carol Smith is the current judge.

Lubbock County Justice of the Peace

Carol Smith

414 Denver Ave. Ste. 101

Dalhart, Tx. 79022

Phone: (806) 244-4827

Lubbock County Attorney – Whitney Hill is the current county attorney for Lubbock. In 221 Texas counties, a county attorney is elected for a four-year term. In 33 counties, there is no county attorney, so an elected criminal district attorney performs the duties of county attorney. Follow the link above to view attorney Hill’s contact information.

Lubbock County Attorney

Whitney Hill

412 Denver Avenue

Dalhart, Tx. 79022

(806) 244-5711

Lubbock County 72nd District Court – Ann-Marie Carruth is the current judge for Lubbock County’s 72nd District Court.  Lubbock County Courthouse is located at 904 Broadway, Suite 307 in Lubbock, TX.

Lubbock County Courthouse

904 Broadway, Suite 307

Lubbock, TX 79401

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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Lubbock County Law Enforcement Resources

Lubbock County Sheriff – Kelly Rowe is the current sheriff of Lubbock County. Rowe began his tenure with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office in 1999 as the Administrative Lieutenant of the Detention Division. Click the link above to view more information about the sheriff.

Lubbock County Jail – Click the link to view the official website for Lubbock County. The webpage allows you to search jail records and view staff directory.

City of Lubbock Police Department – Lubbock is the county seat for Lubbock City, TX. Click the link to visit the official website for the city of Lubbock police department. The webpage offers a police overview, reports, and a crime map.

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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Penalties for Possession of Marijuana in Texas

Penalties for possession of marijuana in the state of Texas can be harsh. Individuals are charged for possession of marijuana depending on the amount found in their possession. Penalties for the offense can range anywhere from up to 4 months in jail to 99 years of imprisonment.

WeightChargeJail/Prison TimeFine
2 oz. or lessClass B misdemeanorUp to 4 months$2,000
More than 2 oz. but less than 4 oz.Class A misdemeanorUp to 1 year$4,000
More than 4 oz. but less than 5 lbs.State jail felonyUp to 2 years$10,000
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.Life-felonyUp to 99 years or life$50,000

 


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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

DEA: Marijuana –  DEA is responsible for enforcing federal drug laws. Click the link to learn more about marijuana such as common street names, how is it used, and its effect on the body.

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 marijuana charges including marijuana possession, marijuana trafficking, and marijuana delivery.


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Lubbock County Lawyer for Marijuana Crimes

If you or someone you know has been arrested for marijuana charges, contact Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC. Attorney David Sloane has over 20 years of experience fighting for defendants accused of crimes just like you. Thanks to his former lieutenant background, Sloane understands the Texas courts and can speak the language of law enforcement officials.

Don’t wait much longer to schedule your first consultation. Whether you’re facing state marijuana charges or felony charges, Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC is prepared to achieve a favorable outcome for you.

Call Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC at (817) 810-0088 to have our attorneys evaluate your case.

Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC represents individuals in Lubbock County and surrounding cities including Lubbock City, Idalou, New deal, Ransom Canyon, Shallowater, Slaton, and Wolfforth.


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