Category Archives: InDepth Articles

TOP 10 DEFENSE MISTAKES IN FEDERAL CONSPIRACY CASES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

Tips on Defending Against Federal Conspiracy Charges by an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer As a Texas Board Certified Criminal Lawyer, I have practiced criminal law exclusively for over twenty years in the State of Texas, where federal prosecutions are almost as commonplace as state and local charges. For example, 2 of the top 5 federal…


SYNTHETIC DRUG BUSTS: FEDERAL ARRESTS FOR FAKE POT AND DESIGNER DRUGS THAT ARE LEGAL UNDER STATE LAW

Did You Know That Synthetic Drugs are Illegal Under Federal Law – No Matter How Legal They’re Promised to Be? Synthetic marijuana, synthetic drugs, designer drugs — maybe you recognize them with names like Spice, K2, “herbal incense,” “bath salts,” Molly, or Scooby Snax.  They have never been more popular than they are today here…


NOT A U.S. CITIZEN AND ARRESTED IN DALLAS COUNTY? HOW TO GET BONDED OUT EVEN WITH I.C.E. HOLD OR IMMIGRATION BOND

If you are not a United States citizen and you are arrested in the State of Texas, then things are already looking up if you’ve been arrested in Dallas County. Why? Because the Dallas County Jail has a new program operated in conjunction with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and Homeland Security’s Immigration and…


PROTECTING THE PRIVACY OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER – CLIENT COMMUNICATIONS

How Can Criminal Lawyers and Their Clients Protect Their Attorney-Client Communications From Snooping And Hacking? Lawyers, especially criminal defense attorneys, are very careful to protect their communications with clients and potential clients; however, in the past few years technological advancements have made it particularly difficult for both lawyers and clients to insure that their privileged…


JAIL RELEASE AND MAKING BOND IN DALLAS: WHY HIRE A DALLAS BAIL BOND ATTORNEY INSTEAD OF A BAIL BONDSMAN BONDING COMPANY?

As a Board Certified Criminal Defense attorney practicing throughout the State of Texas, I’ve seen countless situations where the only way someone can get out of jail after being arrested is through posting a bond in the county of arrest. Jail release can be fast – once bond is posted. Here in Dallas, as a…


FAMILY VIOLENCE AND ASSAULT OFFENSES: LEGAL PROCEDURE GUIDE

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions of a Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer on Domestic Violence  I am routinely asked to provide answers to questions on so called Family Violence cases. Somebody called the police and you got arrested. You may or may not have given a statement to police officer. You may or may not have…


STRUCTURED CASH DEPOSITS: WHAT DO I DO WHEN THE IRS CID AGENT COMES?

Avoiding Federal Fingerpointing of the Finances of Cash Heavy Businesses in the Money-Laundering and Terrorism Era of Law Enforcement – When Professionals and Small Businesses Get Charged for Violating Federal Money Laundering Laws What is the responsibility of an American business owner in making deposits in the company bank accounts to keep them from being…


THE CRUEL REALITY OF CRIMINAL EVIDENCE: IT’S JUST NOT THAT RELIABLE

EVIDENCE IN CRIMINAL CASES CANNOT BE BLINDLY TRUSTED: TEXAS CRIMINAL EVIDENCE ISN’T LIKE IT IS ON TV On television, an amazing number of cop shows succeed in drawing large audiences: series and spin-offs where handsome men and beautiful women work hard in scientific labs to produce iron-clad evidence that convicts the bad guy. They rival…


SECOND CHANCES: HOW TO GET RID OF YOUR TEXAS CRIMINAL RECORD

You Can Clean Up Your Texas Criminal History Through Expungement (Destruction) or Nondisclosure (Sealing) of Texas Criminal Records Police officers arrest people all the time; it doesn’t mean that everyone arrested is guilty of a crime. An arrest is not a conviction. Nevertheless, for anyone who has been arrested, their future has been forever changed…


Michael Lowe’s In-Depth Articles Appearing in 2014

Beginning in 2014, Michael Lowe will be sharing longer articles with his readers aside from his current blog posts here at DallasJustice.com. These In-Depth Articles will be 2000 or more in word count and will focus upon particular details and current concerns involving the full range of Texas criminal justice – from pre-arrest investigations and…