Wichita County

Wichita County is located in north central Texas along the Oklahoma border. The city of Wichita Falls serves as the county seat and serves as the home of Sheppard Air Force Base. The city was once famous for the falls on the Wichita River but a flood in 1886 destroyed the original falls but rebuilt an artificial version in 1995. The 2010 U.S. Census recorded a countywide population of 131,500 residents.

Since late 2012, recreational marijuana has been legal in the state of Colorado. Many Texas marijuana tourists cut through Wichita County on their way to Colorado. Highway 287 is the county’s main thoroughfare, and law enforcement stays busy policing drug traffic along this route.

Facing marijuana charges in Wichita County? Contact the dedicated marijuana defense attorneys at the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC for a free case evaluation.

Wichita County Marijuana Defense Attorneys in Texas

Attorney David Sloane has seen a wide variety of marijuana cases in his two decades of criminal defense experience. David, a former police lieutenant, is passionate in his pursuit of justice. At the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC, we take pride in fighting to obtain the best possible results for our clients.

Criminal charges hinge on evidence. If evidence was improperly collected, mishandled, or lost, we can move for reduction or dismissal of your charges. Our attorneys are trained to scrutinize evidence and the methods used to obtain it. We will do everything in our power to shield you from the full consequences of the law.

Everyone deserves a strong legal defense. Even if you’ve been accused of a crime, you’re still innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC represents clients like you from DFW to the Panhandle, including the counties of Wichita, Clay, Archer, Baylor, and Wilbarger.

Call (817) 810-0088 or complete our online form to schedule a free consultation today.

Overview of Wichita County in Texas

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Marijuana Busts on Highway 287

Highway 287 facilitates the transport of huge quantities of drugs between states every day. Law enforcement officials have responded by actively seeking traffickers who drive down this road. Sheriff’s offices along the highway have begun forming specialized highway interdiction units aimed at busting anyone attempting to smuggle drugs over the public road system.

When you’re busted with weed in Wichita County, it makes little difference whether you were planning to sell it or add it to your personal stash. In the eyes of the law, you’re a criminal. And that means you’re in grave legal jeopardy.

Complicating matters is the way Texas law treats possession of marijuana versus products containing extracted THC. If you’re busted with less than two ounces (around 56 grams) of marijuana buds, you will likely be charged with a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of 180 days in jail. If you’re busted with 56 grams of THC concentrate such as wax or oil, the charge is upgraded to a much more serious felony punishable by a minimum prison sentence of five years ranging up to a maximum 99 years.

Texans returning from Colorado with a stockpile of cannabis-derived gummies, chocolates, and candies know that marijuana and its derivatives are still illegal in Texas. What many don’t realize is they’re committing a much worse offense by bringing back concentrates instead of actual plant matter.

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Major State Roads and Interstates in Wichita County

A substantial number of high-traffic roads and highways run through Wichita County. Many roads head into the county from the neighboring states of New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Colorado. If you bring in marijuana from another state into Texas you could be arrested for committing a federal crime. Federal marijuana charges start with prison penalties of up to 5 years in prison.

Some of the more frequently traveled roads and highways in Wichita County include:

  • Interstate 44 (I-44)
  • S. Highway 82 (US 82)
  • S. Highway 277 (US 277)
  • S. Highway 281 (US 281)
  • S. Highway 287 (US 287)
  • State Highway 25 (SH 25)
  • State Highway 79 (SH 79)
  • State Highway 240 (SH 240)
  • State Highway 258 (SH 258)

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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.

Wichita County Sheriff’s Office – David Duke was sworn in as sheriff of Wichita County in January 2009. The sheriff’s goal is to promote the safety, security, and well-being of the citizens of Wichita County. The department is located on the first floor of the Wichita County Courthouse.

David Duke
900 7th Street, Room 100
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
Phone: (940) 766-8170
Fax: (940) 766-8102

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Court Resources

Wichita County has three district courts. District courts are responsible for hearing all felony criminal cases, divorce cases, and civil matters where the amount in controversy is at least $200.

30th District Court
Judge Bob Brotherton
900 7th Street Rm 360
Wichita Falls, Texas 76301
Phone: 940-766-8180 Fax: 940-766-8253
Email: Robert.Brotherton@co.wichita.tx.us

78th District Court
Judge Barney Fudge
900 7th Street Rm 314
Wichita Falls, Texas 76301
Phone: 940-766-8182 Fax: 940-716-8557

89th District Court
Judge Charles Barnard
900 7th Street Rm 300
Wichita Falls, Texas 76301
Phone: 940-766-8184 Fax: 940-766-8114

Wichita County District Attorney – John Gillespie is the current District Attorney for Texas’s 30th Judicial District, which includes Wichita. Visit this website to view contact information, a brief biography, and a list of other counties for which John serves as District Attorney.

John Gillespie
900 7th St,
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
Phone: (940) 766-8113

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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:

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

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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 a dogged proponent of marijuana legalization in North Texas. NORML is committed to bringing about the end of marijuana prohibition through education and lobbying. Find out how you can help by following the link.

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Lawyer for Marijuana Crimes in Wichita County, Texas

The best defense against marijuana charges is to avoid driving through non-legal states when you’ve got weed on you. But the attorneys at the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC realize everyone makes mistakes. Our job is to solve your legal problems with as little disruption to your life as possible.

We’ll help you present a robust defense against whatever charges you’re facing, from misdemeanor possession to federal felony marijuana charges. Our attorneys are trained to scrutinize evidence. Whenever the facts allow it, we’ll move to suppress evidence and try to shut the prosecution’s case down before we go to trial. When you’re up against the cops, it is greatly to your advantage to have a former police lieutenant in your corner.

The Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC accepts clients from North Texas and the surrounding counties. We represent people arrested in Wichita County including Cashion Community, Burkburnett, Electra, Iowa Park, Pleasant Valley, and Wichita Falls.

Contact us at (817) 810-0088 or complete our online form today to schedule a free consultation.

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