Wise County

Photo of the front of the courthouse in Wise County, Texas
Modified from the original by Larry D. Moore on Wikipedia. CC BY-SA 3.0.

Wise County is located a short drive northwest of the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex. The county seat is located in Decatur. In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau recorded a population of 59,127.

Many drivers pass through Wise County on the way to Colorado. Since legalizing marijuana in 2012, the state has seen a boom in tourists anxious to purchase and consume marijuana products legally. What’s not legal, though, is bringing marijuana back into Wise County.

If you’ve been arrested for marijuana charges in Wise County, you need to start preparing a defense. The Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC can help.

Defense Attorney for Wise County in Texas

Even if you’ve been charged with a crime, you’re still presumed innocent until proven guilty. The experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC will work diligently to help you maintain your innocence.

Attorney David Sloane has represented clients on charges ranging from possession of a personal amount of pot to federal felony marijuana charges. As a former police lieutenant, David honed his criminal investigation skills. As an attorney, he will investigate how to get your charges lessened or dismissed.

The Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC will fight to obtain the best possible outcome for you. We represent Texas clients in North Texas and the surrounding communities, including Wise, Carson, Dallas, Clay, and Tarrant Counties.

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


Overview of Wise County in Texas


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Major State Roads and Interstates in Wise County

Its location near Dallas and Fort Worth means Wise County sees a high volume of pass-through traffic. If you’re heading home from Colorado, you’re likely to encounter law enforcement along one of these major roads:

  • S. Highway 81 (US 81)
  • S. Highway 287 (US 287)
  • S. Highway 380 (US 380)
  • State Highway 101 (SH 101)
  • State Highway 114 (SH 114)
  • State Highway 199 (SH 199)

It’s important that you understand the dangers of traveling with marijuana in your possession. The local police usually handle the more small-time busts for possession. What many don’t realize is marijuana is illegal at the federal level across the country – including in states that have legalized weed locally.

Most of the federal marijuana cases involve high-volume traffickers. While it’s unlikely you’ll be prosecuted by the federal government, you need to know it’s still entirely possible. The attorneys at the Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC have plenty of experience fighting cases at the federal level. Whether you’re busted by the local or federal authorities, contact us when you need help defending your rights.


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Law Enforcement Resources

Wise County Sheriff’s Office – Lane Akin was sworn in as sheriff of Wise County in March 2016. Visit the website for the sheriff’s office to read about the numerous services this office provides for the county. The department is located at 200 Rook Ramsey in Decatur, Texas.

Sheriff
Lane Akin
200 Rook Ramsey Drive
Decatur, Texas 76234
940-627-5971
940-627-3797 (Fax)
sheriff@sheriff.co.wise.tx.us

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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Court Resources

Wise County Judge – County judges not only hear misdemeanor and civil cases but they also serve as the chief budgetary officers for the county along with a slew of other duties. J.D. Clark is the sitting County Judge for Wise County.

County Judge
J.D. Clark
P.O. Box 393
101 N. Trinity
Decatur, Texas 76234
940-627-5743
940-627-6926 (Fax)
cojudge@co.wise.tx.us

Wise County District Attorney – Greg Lowery is the current District Attorney for Texas’s 271st Judicial District, which includes Wise and Jack Counties. Visit this website to view contact information for the District Attorney, when he entered office, and when his term ends.

District Attorney
Greg Lowery
County Courthouse, Suite 200
Decatur, Texas 76234
940-627-5257
940-627-6404 (Fax)
districtattorney@co.wise.tx.us

Texas Second Court of Appeals – The Texas Second Court of Appeals has jurisdiction over civil and criminal matters appealed from lower courts in 12 counties in north central Texas. Seven justices are seated on the Court. The Court is located in the Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center in Fort Worth.

Chief Justice
Bonnie Sudderth
Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center
401 West Belknap, Suite 9000
Fort Worth, Texas 76196-0211
Phone: 817-884-1900
Fax: 817-884-1932

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Our Practice Areas

Sales and possession of marijuana are two of the most common charges we see, but our attorneys are knowledgeable about all aspects of criminal law and marijuana charges. Some of the practice areas we focus on include:

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

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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 National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is a non-profit organization focused on ending the criminalization of cannabis and its derivatives. The Dallas-Fort Worth chapter represents much of North Texas in the fight for cannabis legalization.


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Lawyer for Marijuana Crimes in Wise County, Texas

Legalization in places like Colorado has made marijuana much less taboo. An adult can walk into a dispensary and purchase not only marijuana buds, but other products produced with marijuana extracts. It’s easy to forget that the moment you exit the state, any legally purchased marijuana products in your possession are now highly illegal contraband.

The Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC can help you fight your charges and achieve a favorable outcome. The Texas criminal justice system can be tough to navigate alone. When you’ve got penalties like huge fines and prison time looming over you, it’s important to find an attorney who understands not only the court system, but also the inner workings of Texas law enforcement. As a former cop and criminal defense attorney of 20 years, attorney David Sloane is in a unique position to fight for your best interests.

The Law Offices of David Sloane, PLLC represents clients in and around North Texas. We take clients from the counties of Sherman, Hudspeth, Wheeler, Wilbarger, Hall, and many others.

Call (817) 349-7118 or complete our brief online form today to schedule your free consultation.


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