Criminal Law Blog

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price Indictment – Full Text of Federal Grand Jury Indictment July 2014

John Wiley Price’s Indictment was unsealed yesterday.  For the convenience of anyone wishing to read the 100+ page federal grand jury indictment of the Dallas County Commissioner, we’ve uploaded it as a pdf file for your convenience. Federal Grand Jury Indictment of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price – Full Text Dallas County Commissioner John…

July 18, 2014 USSC Amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines – Full Text

The July 19, 2014, amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines adopted and approved by the United States Sentencing Commission (Retroactive Reduction) have been placed in the Michael Lowe Digital Library for your convenience.    

Get Your Federal Drug Sentence Reduced: New Retroactive Reduction of Federal Sentences

Last week, people serving time behind bars for federal drug crimes got some great news.  The agency in charge of federal sentencing changed its policy.  Now, thousands of prisoners will be able to get an early release from federal prisons around the country. People who are already serving time on federal drug convictions may be…

Drug Free Zones in Texas: Serious Issue for Defendants Arrested for Drug Crimes

If you have to be arrested for drug possession in Texas, then try and make sure you’re not busted in a designated “Drug Free Zone.” Why? If you are caught with illegal drugs by law enforcement in a Drug Free Zone, then you’re going to be facing more serious and severe sentencing and more time…

TOP 10 MISTAKES IN SEXUAL ASSAULT AND INDECENCY WITH A CHILD CASES

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Top 10 List of Mistakes Made in Sexual Assault and Indecency With a Child Cases 1. Can You Get Probation? This may seem like an obvious question but it’s not. It seems like every legislative session our representatives pass a law taking probation or community supervision off the table on more…

Texas Border Crisis, Human Trafficking, and Child Pornography Charges: Arrests are Coming

Today, President Obama is in Dallas where he will meet with Texas Governor Rick Perry regarding the current Texas border crisis, but odds remain high that the president will not travel to the Texas – Mexico border to see firsthand the crisis situation, where thousands and thousands of people from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, as…

Sexual Assault Charges in Texas: More Often, Women are Accused of Sex Crimes

Sexual assault arrests in Texas are life-changing situations: anyone busted for sexual assault here faces serious felony charges with the possibility of a long sentence in a Texas state prison. Just being arrested by police on a charge of “sexual assault” can cause major and permanent damage to someone’s reputation and relationships both personally and…

TOP 7 TEXAS BAIL BONDS TRAPS: DON’T GET CAUGHT IN ONE OF THEM!

Texas Bail Bonds Lawyer Warns About Traps in Texas Bail Bonds System When you are arrested in the State of Texas, your freedom will be taken from you by law enforcement as you are arrested and physically taken and enter the criminal justice system. Whether and when you are free to join your loved ones…

TOP 10 MISTAKES DEFENDING TEXAS FAMILY VIOLENCE CASES

Texas Family Violence Defendants: Ten Mistakes in Defending Family Violence Charges As a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense lawyer who has practiced criminal law in Dallas for over two decades, I have seen all sorts of errors committed both by prosecutors and defense counsel in family violence cases. However, some mistakes seem to happen with…

TOP 10 THINGS TO KNOW WHEN DEFENDING TEXAS CHARGES OF MANUFACTURE OR DELIVERY OF AN ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE

Charged With Manufacture or Delivery of an Illegal Substance? 10 Things Defendants Need to Know As a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense lawyer who has defended individuals facing drug crime charges throughout the State of Texas for over 20 years, I have come to believe that both criminal lawyers and their clients would be better…