Criminal Law Blog

4 Shocking Texas Traffic Stops: Current Texas Law For Arrest After Pulled Over by Police

Here in Dallas, and probably most of Texas, the death of Sandra Bland in a jail cell over in Waller County is a tragedy and a mystery — one that is still being investigated. It’s being reported that the 28-year-old woman from Chicago died by her own hand three days after she was arrested and…

Heroin Moves Through Dallas: Drug Cartel Distribution Routes

This week, there was a lot of news coverage over a big FBI sting where 46 federal indictments were issued across the country, charging people with smuggling drugs like heroin and cocaine on planes. Some got charged with other things, too, like money laundering — but the big deal here in Dallas was that most…

Five Big Changes in Texas Criminal Laws

For Texas lawmakers, it’s all done now — the 2015 Legislative Session is finished, and for all of us Texans, now we deal with what happened down in Austin this year as the dust settles. The Texas Tribune has compiled a complete list of the new laws, civil and criminal, into an online list if…

Texas Shale Oil Fraud Felony Cases: Illegal Investment Ponzi Schemes?

Recently, a Dallas investment scheme orchestrated by Brian Polito and his company EOG Resources got snagged by the federal authorities, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (”SEC”) filing suit here in a Texas federal district court alleging Polito had conned millions of dollars from his investors through the sale of interests in Texas oil and…

Drug Cartels in North Texas: Big Business and Felony Crimes

In Dallas and Fort Worth, as well as the surrounding area here in North Texas, illegal drugs are a big (very big) business. Criminal defense lawyers here as well as police and prosecutors in both the state and federal systems understand in ways that the general public does not about the commercial success of selling…

Donley County 2nd Degree Money Laundering Reduced to Misdemeanor and Money Returned

Mr. Lowe’s client was stopped by DPS Trooper Danny Nunez and later prosecuted by District Attorney Luke Inman of the 100th Judicial District of Texas (Carson County, Donley County, Hall County, Collingsworth County and Childress County).  Trooper Nunez is one of the most prolific Drug Interdiction Police Officers in the State of Texas.  Trooper Nunez…

Dallas Grand Jury “No Billed” Aggravated Sexual Assault

Mr. Lowe’s client was charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault by the Mesquite Police Department.  The client was accused of holding his ex hostage in his apartment and repeatedly raping her.  The complaining witness even had injuries to her face which were visible and there was sufficient SANE exam evidence to demonstrate the complaining witness had…

Heroin in Dallas, Fort Worth, and North Texas: All Kinds of Felony Arrests Are Possible

This month, new national research studies are warning once again about the dangers of drug overdoses, both from prescription drugs (think Oxycodone and Vicodin) as well as illegal drugs like heroin.   June 2015 Research Warns of Epidemic in Heroin Overdose Deaths According to the June 2015 study released by nonprofit organization Trust for America’s…

Police That Lie: More on the Secret Texas District Attorney Lists of Police Officers Not Trustworthy to Take the Witness Stand

Prosecutors have lists of the names of police officers and deputy sheriffs that they don’t trust to take the witness stand — did you know these lists existed?  Do you think that every police officer is honest and trustworthy to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth on the stand? Brady…

WHY DENNIS HASTERT WILL PLEAD GUILTY AND MAY GET PROBATION

I have been following the Dennis Hastert case carefully.  I know a lot about the so called “structuring” violation and the 18 USC 1001 violations, since I’ve defended these cases many times in Federal Court.   Based on my reading of the indictment and the other facts which have become known to the public about…