Criminal Law Blog

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…

Structuring and Dennis Hastert: Is This Case Setting a Precedent for Prosecutorial Overreach of Your Rights?

Yesterday, Dennis Hastert pled not guilty to criminal charges that were filed against him on May 28, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, in Case No. 15-CR-315. Read the Indictment which was placed into my Digital Library for further reference here: Counts in the Indictment: What’s…

Oil Fraud Case of Brian Polito : The Canary in the Coal Mine Warning of Future Texas Oil Fraud Arrests

Texas oil is the stuff of legend, and in a scandal worthy of television dramas like Dallas with J.R. Ewing, recently the Securities and Exchange Commission (”SEC”) filed a formal complaint in a Texas federal district court alleging that a local Texas man named Brian J. Polito had conned some folk out of millions of…

Open Carry of Handguns in Texas: Get Ready

You may assume that it’s not allowed anywhere in the United States for an ordinary citizen to carry their gun openly in public display, but you’re wrong if you do. It’s not. In fact, it’s strange but true that until this month Texas (that’s right, Texas!) was one of only a few states (the others…

Fighting the Prosecutor on Just Punishment: Evidence on Sentencing and Probation After a Conviction in Texas

For many people, maybe because it seems like it in so many TV shows, criminal trials are one big event.  It’s exciting and fast-paced, where the attorneys roam the courtrooms, there’s very little paperwork, and there are lots of people going up to the witness stand for short stints. In reality, things are different. Two…