Criminal Law Blog
Police and Your Phone: The Justice Department Pushes Supreme Court To Okay Police Searching Your Phone Without a Search Warrant. Will Your Smartphone Be Private Anymore?
We’ve posted about police in Texas circumventing search warrants to get cell phone tower information by getting special court orders from Texas judges and how many are concerned that this is a constitutional violation of our rights to privacy. (The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which presides over Texas in federal appellate matters, has ruled…Read More
Federal Drug Crimes Get Different Treatment by U.S. Attorneys Per Eric Holder – What Does This Mean for Texas Defendants?
Federal drug crimes are going to be treated differently by federal prosecutors; here’s why and what it means to people in Dallas and Fort Worth and the rest of Texas that face drug arrests based on federal law. Federal Drug Crimes Punishment Set Out if Federal Sentencing Guidelines Federal crimes that result in convictions force…Read More
Heroin Use Among Teens and Young Adults: Dallas, Fort Worth Suburbs Will See More Heroin Arrests as Popularity of Heroin Continues to Rise
Heroin is here, in a big way. Heroin is a very popular drug among lots of young people for several reasons: this is a reality known to most Dallas area criminal defense lawyers, but only recently has the popularity of heroin use among middle class users become known to the public that doesn’t deal with…Read More
Mortgage Fraud Investigations Finally In the Limelight: Expect to See More Federal Mortgage Fraud Charges in the Future
Mortgage fraud charges are serious felony charges under either federal or state law, and more and more law enforcement efforts are being channeled into investigating financial fraud cases that involve home loans and lenders loaning mortgage money based upon documentation that is later alleged to be fraudulent. Mortgage fraud targeting isn’t new: the Federal Bureau…Read More
Mr. Lowe’s client was found masturbating in his car while illegally parked in a fire land on West Centerville Road in Garland Texas. Garland Police walked up to his vehicle while he was exposed and masturbating in a public place. The client was arrested and charged with the Class “B” Misdemeanor of Indecent Exposure; jailable…Read More
Mr. Lowe’s client was visiting Dallas for the Superbowl from the East Coast. Mr. Lowe’s client was stopped leaving a restaurant on Belt Line in Addison, Texas. The client was asked to perform all three standardized field sobriety tests. The Addison Police Officer claimed that Mr. Lowe’s client failed all of the test and he…Read More
Back in May, we posted about four different news stories coming out of various parts of the Great State of Texas that all dealt with allegations of bad acts on the part of the head District Attorney for their particular Texas county. These were not hired prosecutors within a District Attorney’s office: these were four…Read More
Mail Fraud is Popular Federal Charge For Federal Prosecutors – Especially Now that Financial Fraud Crimes are Big Target of Federal Attorney General Eric Holder
Mail fraud? It’s a charge that is filed against more people that many realize. In fact, Texas criminal defense lawyers who represent people facing charges in federal court are well aware that United States Attorneys and federal prosecutors are famous for using the federal mail fraud felony statute against citizens. Their attitude is explained in…Read More
Texas Family Violence and Domestic Assault Cases Will Include New Pet Protection Act Which Becomes Law on September 1, 2013
Texas domestic assault and family violence cases are seen all too often in Dallas area criminal courts, and Texas criminal defense lawyers represent people from all walks of life who have been arrested and charged with some sort of family violence / domestic assault crime. One reason is that many different kinds of relationships can…Read More
Structuring Arrest in Dallas Results in Plea Deal: What is Structuring and Why is 10,000 The Magic Number?
Many people in today’s economy don’t need to worry about whether or not their bank deposit is $10,000 or more because they’re never depositing that much cash into their bank account at any one time. On the other hand, many Texas businesses routinely have these big five-digit deposits, and they have bookkeepers or accountants that…Read More