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Waller County

While recreational marijuana is legal in some states, Texas is not one of them. What some individuals don’t know is that law enforcement in counties such as Waller are constantly on the lookout for tourists smuggling marijuana into the state from other areas like Colorado.

Although Waller County holds a relatively small population (56,704), the county has seen an increased rate of marijuana-related arrests over the past several years. If you have been arrested for selling, possessing, or distributing marijuana in Waller County, TX, contact an experienced attorney to discuss possible defenses for your case. Marijuana defense lawyer Matthew Horak at Horak Law has a proven track record of successful outcomes.

Waller County Marijuana Defense Attorney

If you are facing charges for a marijuana offense in Waller Count, TX, it’s important you understand how to defend yourself. Whether the crime is a misdemeanor or felony, a conviction could put your future at stake and change the trajectory of your life. Thankfully, you can fight for your rights and freedom by hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer like Matt Horak of Horak Law. Criminal defense attorney Matthew Horak at Horak Law will fight on your behalf and do everything possible to secure a favorable outcome.

Mr. Horak and his legal team serves clients in Waller County, TX and surrounding cities including Katy, Tomball, Brenham, Mission Bend, Pecan Grove, Aldine, Conroe, Stafford, Bellaire, Spring, Sugar Land, Brookshire, Hempstead, Pattison, and Prairie View.


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Penalties for Marijuana Distribution in Waller County, TX

The State of Texas does not have a specific statute for marijuana trafficking. Instead, the crime is charged as delivery of marijuana or distribution of marijuana under the Texas statutes. Punishments for distribution of marijuana under Texas law depend on several factors such as the amount involved and whether the defendant received payment for the delivery:

  • Class B misdemeanor: Less than ¼ oz., no payment received for the delivery
  • Class A misdemeanor: Less than ¼ oz., payment received in exchange
  • State jail felony: More than ¼ oz., but less than five lbs.
  • Second-degree felony: More than five lbs., but less than 50 lbs.
  • First-degree felony: More than 50 lbs., but less than 2,000 lbs.
  • First-degree felony with enhances penalties: More than 2,000 lbs.

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Our Practice Areas

The punishments for utilizing or selling marijuana can be very steep. This is why it is in your best interest to secure the experienced legal counsel of a skilled marijuana defense lawyer. Criminal defense attorney Matthew Horak at Horak Law has extensive experience representing clients in Waller County, TX against the following marijuana charges:

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

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Waller County Court Resources

Waller County District Clerk – Liz Pirkle serves as the current district clerk for Waller County. Click the link to view their mission and location information for the family/tax division.

Waller County Courthouse

Judge Delores Hargrave

836 Austin St.

Hempstead, Texas 77445

Phone: (800) 901-4412

Waller County Municipal Court – Access the Waller County Municipal Court website to view important information regarding the court. Click the link to view their contact information and office hours.

Waller Municipal Court

Judge Dolores Hargrave

1218 Farr Street

Waller, TX 77484

Phone: 936-372-5614

Waller County Justice of the Peace – Follow the link provided to view information about the Waller County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2. You can also read about important COVID-19 information.

Waller County Justice of the Peace

Judge J.R. Woodley

27388 Fields Store Rd.

Waller, TX 77484

Phone: 936-372-2193

Waller County District Attorney – Elton Mathis serves as the current district attorney for Waller County. Access the page to view his contact information.

Waller County District Attorney

Judge Elton Mathis

645 12th Street

Hempstead, TX 77445

Phone: 979-826-7718

Waller County 506th District Court – Gary W. Chaney serves as the current judge for the Waller County 506th District Court. Access the page to view who is the current coordinator and court reporter.

506th Judicial District Court

Judge Gary W. Chaney

Waller County Justice Center

400 Sheriff R. Glenn Smith Drive

Hempstead, Texas 77445

Phone: 979-921-0921


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Waller County Law Enforcement Resources

Texas Highway Patrol: DPS –  Follow the link provided to visit the official website for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). The department offers a Highway Patrol Service which protects Texas residents and visitors from public safety threats.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice –  Access the official website for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDJC) to conduct an online inmate search or locate a nearby facility. The mission of the TDCJ is to provide public safety, reintegrate offenders into society, and assist victims of crime.

Waller County Sheriff’s Office – Follow the link to visit the Waller County Sheriff’s Office. You can see their list of leadership positions and divisions.

Waller County Sheriff

Sheriff Troy Guidry

100 Sheriff R. Glenn Smith Drive

Hempstead, Texas 77445

Phone: 979-826-8282

Waller County Jail – Troy Guidry serves as the current sheriff of the Waller County jail. Click the link to visit his webpage and view links to important resources.


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Additional Resources

Texas Penal Code: Marijuana Charges – Chapter 481 of Texas Penal Code constitutes the Texas Controlled Substances Act. Follow the link provided to access the statutes and read about various marijuana offenses such as marijuana possession, trafficking, and cultivation.

Texas Health and Human Services: Marijuana Facts – Access the Texas Health and Human Services website to read about the effects of marijuana, use of marijuana among the youth, and signs of use.


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Marijuana Crimes Attorney, Waller County | TX

If you have been charged with a marijuana crime in Waller County, TX, you should seek legal representation right away. Marijuana defense attorney Matthew Horak at Horak Law is an experienced drug crime attorney with over 17 years of experience in criminal law. He has prosecuted a plethora of drug cases and knows what it takes to dismiss or reduce your charges.

Horak Law serves clients in Waller County, TX and surrounding areas including Bellaire, Conroe, Aldine, The Woodlands, Spring, Rosenberg, Pecan Grove, Brenham, and Stafford. Call (713) 225-8000 to schedule a consultation, free of charge with Mr. Horak today. He can help you obtain a favorable outcome on your marijuana case today.


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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
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