Criminal Law Blog

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

Written by: Michael Lowe, Esq. on March 6, 2014 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 –…

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Privacy of Lawyer-Client Communications In Danger: The Growing Need for Greater Protections of Communications Between Attorney and Client

A couple of weeks ago, the American Bar Association (ABA) wrote the National Security Agency (NSA) about several concerns that lawyers all over the United States have (regardless of whether or not they are members of the ABA) regarding news that the NSA collecting confidential communications between an American law firm and its client, with…

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The Power of the Police to Search Your Home and Property: 2 New High Court Opinions On When Police Can Search Without a Warrant in Texas

It seems like there are weekly, if not daily, news stories covering excessive force or unwarranted use of police power by law enforcement officers around the country and it is only through the criminal justice system – particularly criminal defense fights and judicial reasoning and opinion – that people can find justice from overzealous police…

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Heroin Dealers and the United States Supreme Court: Recent Opinion Makes It Harder to Convict Drug Dealers for Heroin Death Under Federal Law

Philip Seymour Hoffman drug dealers rejoice! The United States Supreme Court has released a new decision that defines a new standard for “causation” in a heroin death case. The High Court interprets the “resulted in the death” language of 21 U.S.C. 841 (the “Controlled Substances Act”) to really mean that it’s a “but for” cause…

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Killed Himself: Predicting the Arrest and Conviction of the Drug Dealers Who Sold Hoffman the Heroin

Philip Seymour Hoffman killed himself. Hoffman became addicted to a substance knowing that he could die using it.  We know from the continuing, extensive, international news coverage of Hoffman’s death on Super Bowl Sunday that the talented actor first used heroin in his early 20s and after avoiding the drug for over 20 years, Hoffman…

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Texas Forensic Science Commission Report November 2013 – Added to Michael Lowe Digital Library

Texas Forensic Commission Report Nov 2013 

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FAMILY VIOLENCE AND ASSAULT OFFENSES: LEGAL PROCEDURE GUIDE

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions of a Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer on Domestic Violence  Written by:  Michael Lowe, Esq.  on February 7, 2014 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…

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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 Written by: Michael Lowe, Esq. on February 5, 2014 What is the responsibility of an American business owner in making deposits in the company…

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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 Written by: Michael Lowe, Esq. on 02-01-2014 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…

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Heroin Dealers to Philip Seymour Hoffman Arrested on Possession; Heroin Suppliers in Texas Already Face Life Imprisonment in Heroin Overdose Death Arrests

The heroin sold in New York City last week to famed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, which is presumed to be the cause of his death on Sunday, has now been tracked to the dealers allegedly responsible for selling the heroin to Hoffman that was found in his system, as well as in the syringe still…

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