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Law Firm OverviewCofer Law P.C. in Fort Worth, Texas, provides defense for those who are charged with a crime. The firm represents clients facing state or federal criminal charges. They stand by clients charged with misdemeanor assault or first-degree murder and every crime in between.
Lawyers at the firm make sure clients get effective strategies and tactics during the trial. From the second they are accused of a crime, they help their clients survive the process. They guide them through the judicial system, from initial charge to appeal, if necessary.
Attorneys with Cofer Law P.C. knows that every case is different and should be handled differently. That's why they investigate the charge completely. The results of their hard work show a commitment to excellence before, during and after trial. They are successful in getting favorable outcomes for clients.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Injury to a Child Defense; Federal Criminal Defense; Assault Family Violence Cases; Possession of Marijuana Cases.
Mr. Cody L. Cofer
Arson, Assault, Battery, Bribery, Burglary
- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Texas Board of Legal Specialization
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Recently we posted a story about how Colorado has chosen to regulate its now legal edible marijuana industry. Alongside gourmet goodies are the issues of safety and protection of consumers. Starting in June all edible marijuana goods must contain less than 100mg of THC. Meanwhile, just a few states away in Texas, a 19 year old caught with hash brownies faces a potential life sentence. What a difference a few hundred miles can make.Read Article
Currently serving as the state Representative for the 49th District in the Texas House, Elliot Naishtat made his seventh attempt at bringing medical marijuana to the lone star state earlier this week. While the proposed bill does not suggest legalization of medicinal or recreational marijuana, it could offer an alternative to criminal charges for certain users.Read Article
Since legalizing, Colorado’s marijuana industry has grown up over night with plenty of potential for growers and sellers. Everyone is looking for a piece of the proverbial pot pie, even the bakers and chefs.Read Article
Nominated for the Supreme Court in 1975 by President Gerald Ford, when Justice Stevens retired in June 2010 he was the third longest-serving judge in United States history. Justice Stevens was born on April 20, 1920 and to call him an old-timer would not be an understatement.Read Article
As the experiment of Colorado’s marijuana legalization continues, lawmakers and courts are churning out laws to help the industry along. Recently, the Colorado Supreme Court adopted a new comment to Colo. RPC 1.2 which allows attorneys to provide legal services to clients involved in the state authorized medical and recreational marijuana industry. The new comment provides that:Read Article
As states like Colorado and Washington, along with twenty-one other states and the District of Columbia continue to address issues surrounding the legalization of recreational or medicinal marijuana, there seems to be a large discrepancy among the states regarding what constitutes driving under the influence. Utilizing the courts, instead of the legislature, Arizona recently ruled on the issue of marijuana impairment, pleasing many advocates.Read Article
Now serving in his sixth year of presidency, President Obama issued his 10th commutation on a prison term sentence for a man convicted on a marijuana charge. However, this is not the president’s way of giving other individuals serving time for marijuana charges a get out of jail free card.Read Article
In 1970, the Controlled Substances Act banned the cultivation of industrial hemp, but that didn’t negate the American manufacturer’s need for the fiber. Currently, the industrial hemp market in the US is a $500 million industry, which consists entirely of imported hemp goods from China, Europe and Canada.Read Article
There’s been a lot of debate from both sides of the aisle regarding whether the legalization of marijuana in states like Colorado and Washington has been worth it in terms of decreasing violence and protecting the public. The initial cries from some law enforcement groups and anti-legalizers claimed that Colorado and Washington would fall into collapse and both states would be reduced to a citizenship of munchie-fiending couch potatoes who simultaneously commit random acts of violence.Read Article
Marijuana wasn’t always illegal. Like most substances now considered unlawful and highly dangerous, there was once a time when cocaine, heroin and marijuana could all be purchased over the counter at your local pharmacy.Read Article
With SXSW in March, Austin City Limits in September and a whole bevy of smaller festivals in between, Texas is no stranger to large music festivals. For different people, festivals mean different things; some come for the bands, some for good times with friends, and some for the drugs.Read Article
Going to prison should not mean the end of someone’s potential. However, upon re-entering society, many released prisoners find fewer opportunities than when they entered the prison system.Read Article
With the changing political landscape of marijuana legalization nationwide, activism in the Dallas Fort Worth area has grown more visible and popular. With over 400 new members since 2011, DFW NORML has been one of the fastest growing chapters in the country.Read Article
Almost half of all American adults, 48% to be exact, have experimented with marijuana at some point in their life. While many of those staunchly opposed to marijuana legalization argue that weed is a gateway drug for harder, more dangerous substances, many scientific studies have frequently discredited this theory. Marijuana’s label as a gateway drug is likely more a case of mistaken identity of cause for correlation.Read Article
This past week the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4138 ENFORCE the Law Act with a simple majority, 233-181. The act, an acronym for Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments, was written to ensure that the president upholds his constitutional obligation to execute the laws that legislature enacts.Read Article
Primaries have come to a close in Texas, many Texas politicians are supporting marijuana reform. Wendy Davis, democratic candidate for governor, and Jerry Patterson, lieutenant governor candidate, along with Kinky Friedman, agriculture commissioner candidate, have all shown support for decriminalization or medical legalization.Read Article
"Justin's Law" was prompted by the 2010 death of 12 year-old Justin Bloxom. Justin was kidnapped and murdered in Louisiana by a person that had been convicted twice for sexual offenses. This tragic, sensational news story prompted some big changes in the Texas punishment scheme for sexual offenders.Read Article