Criminal Law Blog

10 Things To Know About Felony Child Porn Charges in Texas

If you think you are being investigated on child pornography charges, then it’s wise to be proactive and learn all you can about state and federal laws for sex crimes and how fast your world can be turned upside down with an arrest. Child Porn Arrests Can Mean Jail and Sex Offender Registry Sentencing can…


PROBATION ON FEDERAL CHILD PORN CASE

A U.S. District Court Judge told Mr. Lowe’s client: “I’ve given you the biggest break I’ve ever given in the 26 years I’ve been on this bench.” Read about how Mr. Lowe was able to get probation on a Federal Child Porn case even though the client’s maximum guideline range was 168 months in the…


Probation In A Federal Child Porn Case: Case Study by Defense Attorney Michael Lowe

An Arlington family hired Texas defense attorney Michael Lowe to defend their son on a potential federal trafficking of child pornography.  A few days before, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) under Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”) executed a federal search warrant for computers and hard drives at the Arlington family residence. Mr. Lowe’s client was…


Wham, Bam: What’s Going On With the Dallas Police Department

There’s tremendous power in being a police officer anywhere in this country, and that’s especially important for everyone to know here in North Texas and Dallas County.  Protect and serve?  Sure. Thing is, law enforcement in Texas have the power to stop you and take your freedom.  A single officer can arrest you on charges…


Health Care Fraud Prosecutions in 2018: Money and Drugs

Criminal Investigations, Arrests, and Charges of Doctors, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Billing Services, Clinic Owners, and More on Felony Fraud Charges Anyone involved in the healthcare industry here in Texas need to be prepared for scrutiny by local, state, and federal law enforcement.  Healthcare fraud is a big, big deal these days. The heavy media coverage of…


Texas in the 2017 DEA National Drug Threat Assessment

A few weeks ago, the Drug Enforcement Administration released its annual drug crime report, entitled the 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment.  It’s published as the government’s latest “…comprehensive strategic assessment of threats posed to our communities by transnational criminal organizations and the illicit drugs they distribute throughout the United States.”  (Report, page 7.) 2017 DEA…


Prosecutorial Misconduct by Waco District Attorney Alleged by His First Assistant

First things first, remember the big shooting down in Waco last year, where hundreds of arrests were made in the big “biker shootout” at the Twin Peaks restaurant?  We’ve discussed it before, read “Waco Justice? 100 Days After Twin Peaks Biker Arrests, Things Look Fishy to Criminal Defense .” Nov 10th Mistrial in Twin Peaks…


Rand Paul Has 5 Broken Ribs:  Simple Assault in Texas

Right now, you probably know that Senator Rand Paul was attacked by his next-door neighbor while mowing his lawn on a Friday afternoon.  News reports are Dr. Paul suffered injuries that are much more serious than originally reported. Apparently, he remains hospitalized today after suffering five broken ribs and damage to his lung.  It may…


Doctor Warning: Opioid Drug CEO Indictment Is Tip of Health Care Fraud Arrest Iceberg

Last week, two big things happened in the Prescription Drug World which will impact doctors and health care providers in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and North Texas area.  How? More and more, Texas doctors and local physicians are going to find themselves the subject of criminal investigation and some are going to be shocked as…


Got Marijuana? What You Need to Know About the Dallas “Cite and Release” Rule

First things first, way too many people here in North Texas who have heard about Dallas’ new “Cite and Release” rule for marijuana possession totally misunderstand the rule.  Please spread the word:  DALLAS COUNTY HAS NOT DECRIMINALIZED MARIJUANA POSSESSION. Here’s what you need to know about marijuana possession in Dallas County today: The Criminal Charge…