No Bill Dallas County Grand Jury on Injury to an Elderly Person

Mr. Lowe’s client was arrested and charged by the Mesquite police department with Injury to an Elderly Person.  A violation of Texas Penal Code 22.04(3) is a third degree felony which carries a range of punishment from 2 to 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and an optional fine not to exceed $10,000.  The complaining witness was the client’s mother.  The complaining witness was knocked unconscious and had to be rushed to the hospital for medical treatment.  Mr. Lowe’s client was later alleged to have pushed her mother-in-law over a living room step which caused the injuries.

Mr. Lowe’s investigation revealed that the there really was no assault.  Mr. Lowe’s work persuaded the Dallas County Grand Jury to “No Bill” the case.  A “No Bill” is a no probable cause finding wherein the Grand Jury elects to NOT indict a case.  Grand Juries No Bill fewer than 5% of cases presented, depending on the County.  Mr. Lowe’s client will be eligible to have her record expunged.


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