Criminal Defense Lawyers in Garza County

Cofer & Connelly’s team of experienced criminal defense attorneys regularly handles serious felony and misdemeanor criminal charges in Garza County, Texas. Whether you, a family member, or someone else you know, has been charged with a crime in Garza County, you can count on Cofer & Connelly, PLLC for skilled and dedicated representation.

Over the last three years, we achieved numerous successful outcomes for our clients, including:

  • Dismissed – Felony Possession of Marijuana
  • Dismissed – Assault on a Public Servant
  • Dismissed – Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana
  • Pre-Trial Diversion – Evading in a Motor Vehicle
  • Pre-Trial Diversion – Possession of a Controlled Substance

Learn more about what our team of Garza County criminal defense lawyers can do by scheduling a consultation today. Call (512) 991-0576!

What Cofer & Connelly, PLLC Brings to the Table

Whether this is your first criminal offense, or you are a repeat offender, you need a criminal defense attorney who has the skill and experience to successfully fight your charges. The criminal team at Cofer & Connelly, PLLC is renowned in Austin and throughout Texas for many reasons, including:

  • Numerous awards and recognitions for our results and client service.
  • Over 100 years of combined experience as former judges, prosecutors, and defense lawyers.
  • Over 300 cases tried in court and managing thousands more.
  • Over 94% success rate (acquittals, dismissals, and reductions) since 2020.

Facing criminal charges can be overwhelming. Our experienced Garza County criminal defense attorneys understand the complexities of the legal system and are dedicated to providing personalized and strategic representation. We work closely with our clients to understand their individual circumstances and develop a comprehensive legal plan that protects their rights and seeks the best possible outcome.

Background on Garza County

Garza County is located in the South Plains of the Texas Panhandle, about 45 miles southeast of the city of Lubbock. About 6,000 people live in Garza County, with most residents living in the town of Post, the county’s only incorporated area and county seat. 

The Post Police Department, Garza County Sheriff’s Office, and the Department of Public Safety are the largest police forces in the county and routinely monitor and stop motorists along U.S. Highways 84 and 380, the two largest highways running through Garza County. 

When someone is arrested or detained in Garza County, they’re likely to be processed, or “booked,” at the county jail facility attached to the Garza County Law Enforcement Center located at 412 East 15th Street, Post, Texas.

How Are Criminal Cases Handled in Garza County?

Garza County is a law-and-order jurisdiction. Prosecutors and the community in Garza County view Criminal charges seriously. Accordingly, Garza County judges and juries are known to assess significant sentences in felony and misdemeanor convictions.

However, first-time offenders have opportunities in both felony and misdemeanor court to participate in diversion programs. Diversion programs may offer alternatives to conviction for resolving pending charges. 

Garza County Courts

Garza County is served by the 106th District Court of Texas. This District Court has general jurisdiction over civil matters and felony criminal cases in Garza County. Judge Reed Filley has served as the 106th Judicial District Judge since January 1, 2019. Before serving as a District Judge, Judge Filley maintained a law practice in nearby Lamesa. Judge Filley is also an instructor in the Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management Department at Texas Tech University. The 106th Judicial District covers Dawson, Gaines, Garza, and Lynn counties.

The Honorable Lee Norman is the Garza County Judge. He has served since 2007. His court has misdemeanor jurisdiction in Garza County.

Garza County is also served by several courts handling Class C misdemeanors including Justice of the Peace courts and the Post Municipal Court. Garza County has two Justice of the Peace precincts. Justice Gordon Terry serves Justice of the Peace precinct one while Angela Massey Terry serves Justice of the Peace precinct two.

The Prosecutors in Garza County

The Honorable Philip Mack Furlow is the District Attorney for the 106th District, covering Dawson, Gaines, Garza, and Lynn counties.  District Attorney Furlow was elected District Attorney for the 106th District and took office on January 1, 2017.

Where Will My Case Be Tried?

Felony cases are heard at the Garza County Courthouse at 300 West Main Street Post, Texas. Pretrial conferences are generally held on Tuesday mornings. Most of the time, the criminally accused will have to appear for these settings.

Class C matters handled by Garza County Justice of the Peace Courts are also heard at the Garza County Courthouse at 300 West Main Street Post, Texas. Other Class C matters handled by the Post municipal court are heard at 106 South Broadway, Post, Texas.

Get in Touch With Us Today

If you, your family member, or someone else you know needs assistance with a criminal charge in Garza County, Cofer & Connelly’s team of experienced attorneys are ready to help. We can guide you through all stages of a criminal matter, whether you facing a misdemeanor, felony, or federal crime.

Call us today at (512) 991-0576 to arrange a consultation!

  • "Excellent all around. Highly recommend."
    W. N.
  • "I am eternally grateful for all of the efforts they put in to go above and beyond for everyone they help."
    Former Client
  • "They really listen to and care about their client's needs and consistently fight for the best outcome! I am eternally grateful for all of the effort they put in to go above and beyond for everyone they help."
  • 103 Years of Experience
  • 32,000 Cases
  • 357 Trials

Committed to Excellence


Contact Us Today

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy