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District Attorney Brett Ligon Issues Response to Marijuana Legalization

Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon Cautions Newly Elected Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg
“She Does Not Speak for Majority of Texas District & County Attorney’s”

Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon cautioned newly elected Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg that “she doesn’t speak for the State of Texas or the majority of elected District and County Attorney’s across the State” and warns against her role in becoming a spokesperson for a liberal marijuana legalization organization (see below – flyer’s displayed at the Texas Capital this week).

“Despite a rise in violent crime rates in Harris County, Ms. Ogg chooses to focus her attention on the issue of legalization of marijuana,” Ligon said. “I hope it’s a mistake in judgment on her part and not a sign of things to come. I respect the jurisdictional differences between Montgomery County and Harris County, and I hope she does too.

“Unlike Harris County, Montgomery County will not become a sanctuary for dope smokers. I swore an oath to follow the law – all the laws, as written by the Texas Legislature. I don’t get to pick and choose which laws I enforce,” Ligon said.

“Further, I have my doubts about the study that her organization touts regarding the dismissal rate for misdemeanor cases. Experienced prosecutors know that misdemeanor possession cases are usually filed in combination with other charges and are likely dismissed as part of a plea to another matter, or disposed of through pre-trial diversion programs, only after the defendant has had the opportunity to receive drug and alcohol treatment and counseling,” Ligon concluded.

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  1. michelle227

    She doesn’t speak for the State of Texas nor does Ligon speak for the manner in which other Counties handle their prosecutorial discretion. Brett should focus on Montgomery County.

    Not having to spend as much time addressing misdemeanor dockets might actually allow Harris County more time to quit the catch-and-release sentencing that pervades the felony dockets in that jurisdiction. Brett needs to think a little forward here…the head is the lump that should be about three feet ABOVE the posterior orifice, not IN said orifice…

    He even admits that most such cases are dismissed in conjunction with some other prosecution, and the Ogg policy does not say it will be a no-cite when other offenses were discovered at the same time.

  2. TG

    Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg doesn’t speak for the State of Texas or the majority of elected District and County Attorney’s across the State, she speaks for the money man behind her, George Soros.

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