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Montgomery County

Montgomery County is located in the state of Texas. As of the 2020 U.S. Census, Montgomery County had a population of 620,443. Between 2000 and 2010, its population grew by 55%, which made the area hold the 24th-fastest rate of growth of any county in the United States.

Unfortunately, Montgomery County’s extensive population has led the area to see an increased rate of marijuana-related arrests. Between drug traffickers and tourists entering the state with cannabis, Montgomery County law enforcement officers are constantly monitoring the area.

If you have been arrested for selling or possessing marijuana, it is in your best interest to contact Horak Law immediately to secure legal representation and a free consultation.

Marijuana Defense Attorney, Conroe TX

Being charged with a marijuana crime does not automatically mean a conviction. If you have been arrested for marijuana possession, trafficking or distribution, Montgomery County lawyer Matthew Horak can help you challenge the charges and work to get a favorable outcome in your case. While marijuana accusations may not seem serious, they can have several consequences on your future.

Don’t lose any more time. Contact marijuana defense lawyer Matthew Horak today to schedule your first consultation, free of charge. Call (713) 225-8000 to begin crafting a solid defense against your marijuana charges.

Horak Law serves individuals in Montgomery County, TX and surrounding cities including Conroe, Magnolia, Oak Ridge North, Pinehurst, Houston, Porter Heights, The Woodlands, Willis, Woodloch, Woodbranch, and Stagecoach.


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Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

When most people think of driving under the influence, they generally relate it to alcohol. However, that is not always the case. While alcohol is the predominant cause of impaired driving, it is not the only factor. Driving under the influence of drugs such as marijuana can also affect a person’s ability to operate a vehicle safely.

The state of Texas does not have a separate body of law for driving under the influence of marijuana. Those arrested for the offense will be charged under driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas Penal Code section 49.01. Per the statute, penalties for a marijuana DWI are as follows:

First Offense:

  • Class A misdemeanor
  • 72 hours to 180 days in jail
  • Up to $2,000 in fines

Second Offense:

  • Class B misdemeanor
  • 30 days to 1 year in jail
  • Up to $4,000 in fines

Third Offense:

  • Third-degree felony
  • 2 to 10 years of imprisonment
  • Up to $10,000 in fines

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Our Practice Areas

If you have been arrested for a marijuana-related offense, it is important to obtain a knowledgeable and skilled marijuana defense lawyer as soon as possible so they can protect your rights. Time is of the essence. Attorney Matthew Horak and his legal team has extensive experience helping individuals in Montgomery County, TX fight against the following marijuana accusations:

  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Paraphernalia
  • Trafficking in Marijuana
  • Felony Marijuana Possession
  • Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession
  • Cultivation of Marijuana / Grow Houses
  • Sale or Distribution of Marijuana

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Montgomery County Court Resources

Montgomery County 9th District Court – Phil Grant is the current judge for the 9th District Court. Follow the link provided to view his contact information.

Phil Grant

9th District Court

207 West Phillips, Suite 306

Conroe, Texas – 77301

Phone: 936-539-7866

Montgomery County 221st District Court – Lisa Michalk serves the current judge for the 221st District Court. Follow the link provided to view her contact information.

Lisa Michalk

221st District Court

207 West Phillips, Suite 300

Phone: 936-539-7808

Montgomery County 284th District Court – Kristin Bays is the current judge for the 284th District Court. Click on the link to view who is the court administrator, staff attorney, bailiff, and court coordinators.

Kristin Bays

284th District Court

301 North Main, Suite 201

Conroe, Texas 77301

Phone: 936-539-7861

Montgomery County District Clerk – Melisa Miller is the current district clerk for Montgomery County. Access the website to view the clerk’s office hours and physical address. You can also visit the website to conduct a case search.

Melisa Miller

Montgomery County District Clerk

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 2985, Conroe, TX 77305

Physical Address:

301 N. Main Street, Suite 103, Conroe, TX 77301

Phone: 936-539-7855

Montgomery County Judge – Mark J. Keough serves as the current county judge for Montgomery County. Access the webpage to see who the chief of staff and admin assistants.

Mark J. Keough

Montgomery County Judge

501 North Thompson

Conroe, Texas 77301

Suite 401 – Fourth Floor of the Alan B. Sadler Commissioners’ Court Building

(936) 539-7812

Montgomery County District Attorney – Click the link to visit the official website for the Montgomery County District Attorney. Brett Ligon was sworn in as district attorney on January 1st, 2021. Access the webpage to learn more about him and view his contact information.

Brett Ligon

Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office

207 W. Phillips, 2nd Floor

Conroe, Texas 77301

(936)-539-7800


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Montgomery County Law Enforcement Resources

Montgomery County Sheriff – Click the link to visit the Montgomery County, TX website. You can learn about their mission, vision, and view their list of divisions.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

Sex Offender Compliance Unit

#1 Criminal Justice Drive

Conroe, Texas, 77301

Phone:  (936) 538-3222

Montgomery County Jail – Click the link to view the official website for the Montgomery County jail and access a current jail roster. You can also read the jail’s current mission and the sex offender compliance unit. Rand Henderson serves as the current sheriff.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Follow the link provided to visit the official website for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDJC). You can view a list of current divisions and departments and annual TDJC reviews.

Conroe Police Department – Access the official website for the Conroe Police Department to view their online reporting service, accident report copies, and upcoming calendar/events. You can also view current job openings.

Texas Highway Patrol – Access the Texas Department of Public Safety website to view their Highway Patrol (THP). THP is dedicated to educating citizens of Texas about public safety.


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Additional Resources

Texas Penal Code: Marijuana Charges – Follow the link provided to visit the official website for the Texas Penal Code and view a comprehensive list of TX statutes. Access the site to view how the state penalizes marijuana possession, marijuana distribution, and marijuana trafficking.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Access the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website to learn more about marijuana. Read about the risks of marijuana and statistics about marijuana addiction. You can also read about how marijuana use during pregnancy can be harmful to a baby’s health.


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Montgomery County Marijuana Crimes Lawyer

If you or someone you know has been arrested for marijuana charges, Montgomery County marijuana defense attorney Matthew Horak at Horak Law can be your best advocate. Drug charges in Texas can carry severe penalties including imprisonment, steep fines or even the loss of driving privileges. It is in your best interest to secure an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

For 17 years, Matt Horak has dealt with every type of prosecutor and judge that you can imagine. He is prepared to craft an effective defense strategy designed to fight your marijuana charges. Do not put your future at stake and call (713) 225-8000 as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation.

Mr. Horak and his legal team at Horak Law serves clients in Montgomery County and surrounding areas such as Conroe, Houston, The Woodlands, Oak Ridge North, Magnolia, Patton Village, Splendora, and Willis.


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  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization | Criminal Law
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Laywers
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Better Business Bureau - A+ rating
  • Matt Horak has earned recognition for community leadership by Lawyer Legion