Montague County

Montague County is located northwest of DFW along the Texas-Oklahoma border. The county takes its name from a Mexican-American War soldier and surveyor, Daniel Montague. The county seat is a census-designated place that shares the county’s name: Montague. The U.S. Census recorded a population of 19,719 residents in the county in 2010.

Colorado has seen an uptick in tourism after recreational marijuana was legalized in 2012. Texans visiting Colorado are likely to pass through Montague County. Law enforcement officials are on the lookout for people illegally bringing marijuana and its concentrates into Texas.

Busted for marijuana in Montague County? The dedicated marijuana defense attorneys at the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC offer a free evaluation of your case.

Montague County Marijuana Defense Attorneys in Texas

For the best possible defense against marijuana charges, it’s in your best interest to contact the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC.

Before he became a lawyer, David Sloane began his criminal justice career as a police officer. This gives him a deep understanding of how law enforcement works from the inside. When you’re facing drug charges that could land you behind bars, this former cop will fight to keep you free.

The worst thing you can do after getting arrested is fail to prepare a proper defense. Team up with the knowledgeable attorneys at the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC. The Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC helps clients throughout the state of Texas fight their marijuana charges. We accept clients charged in Montague and surrounding counties including Clay, Jack, Wise, and Cooke County.

Get ready to fight your charges. Call us at (817) 349-7118 or fill out our contact form today to schedule a free consultation.


Overview of Montague County in Texas


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Major State Roads and Interstates in Montague County

Many highways and major roads cut across Montague County. Keep an eye out for law enforcement officials if you’re taking any of the following routes:

  • S. Highway 81 (US 81)
  • S. Highway 82 (US 82)
  • S. Highway 287 (US 287)
  • State Highway 59 (SH 59)
  • State Highway 101 (SH 101)
  • State Highway 175 (SH 175)
  • Farm to Market Road 103 (FM 103)
  • Farm to Market Road 1125 (FM 1125)
  • Farm to Market Road 1759 (FM 1759)

If you are arrested bringing marijuana in from another state you could be arrested for a federal offense. Federal marijuana crimes carry very stiff penalties. Minor possession of cannabis carries a federal penalty of up to 5 years in prison.


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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.

Montague County Sheriff’s Office – Marshall Thomas was sworn in as sheriff of Montague County in January 2017. The sheriff has over 25 years of law enforcement experience. The department is located in the Montague County Courthouse at 111 South Grand Street in Montague, Texas.

County Sheriff
Sheriff Marshall Thomas
P.O. Box 127
Montague, Texas 76251
Administration: 940-894-2491
Fax: 940-894-2114
Jail Phone: 940-894-2871
Jail Fax: 940-894-2004

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Court Resources

97th District Court – District courts in Texas are courts of original jurisdiction for felony offenses. The 97th District court hears cases from Archer, Clay, and Montague County and the current sitting District Court Judge is Jack A. McGaughey.

Jack A. McGaughey
District Judge
E-Mail: JudgeMcGaughey@gmail.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 167
Montague, Texas 76251
Physical Address:
101 East Franklin
Montague, Texas 76251
Phone: (940) 894-2066
Fax: (940) 894-2560

Montague County District Attorney – Casey Polhemus is the current District Attorney for Texas’s 97th Judicial District, which includes Montague. Visit this website to view contact information for the District Attorney.

District Attorney
Casey Polhemus
P.O. Box 55
Montague, Texas 76251-0055
Phone: 940-894-6211
Fax: 940-894-6203


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Our Practice Areas

Many of our cases center around marijuana possession charges, but we also focus on numerous other practice areas. Among these practice areas are:

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

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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 – Dallas Fort Worth NORML is the North Texas chapter of NORML, a non-profit organization dedicated to legalizing marijuana across the country. NORML is actively lobbying the state legislature to legalize cannabis. You can help by following the link above.


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Marijuana Defense Lawyer for Montague County, Texas

It’s a bad idea to hit the road with weed or edibles in your car. In fact, it’s safer to have a big bag of marijuana in your possession than an assortment of edibles. Marijuana extracts and concentrates are punished far more several than the plant material itself.

The Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC will help you build a strong defense against your charges. Whether you’re facing misdemeanor or federal felony marijuana charges, our attorneys will fight to achieve a favorable result for you. It may even be possible to dismiss your charges or negotiate for less severe charges.

Call the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC to find out what your options are. You can reach us at (817) 349-7118 or by completing our online contact form. We offer a free consultation to evaluate your case.

The Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC accepts clients from North Texas to the Panhandle, including communities throughout Montague County such as Bowie, Nocona, St. Jo, Montague, Nocona Hills, and Sunset.


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This page was last updated on Thursday, February 7, 2019.