Author Archives: Michael Lowe

Fraudulent Use or Possession Charges in Texas: Identity Theft and Fake Credit Cards

The popularity of online shopping continues to increase in no small part due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.  See, “Americans Keep Clicking to Buy, Minting New Online Shopping Winners,” written by Nathaniel Popper and published by the New York Times on May 1, 2020.  Along with it, opportunities abound for illegally accessing things like credit card…

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Financial Exploitation of Elderly: Criminal Acts and Civil Injury Claims

Financial exploitation of the elderly can involve many things.  The National Institute on Aging (NIA) explains that elder financial abuse occurs when “… money or belongings are stolen from an older adult. It can include forging checks, taking someone else’s retirement or Social Security benefits, or using a person’s credit cards and bank accounts without…

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Texas Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect: Criminal Acts with Civil Claims for Damages

Nursing homes and care facilities here in Texas are sadly one of the most predominant examples of the overlap between criminal justice prosecutions at both the state and federal levels with corresponding injury claims filed in civil proceedings.  All sorts of criminal acts occur at nursing homes:  from theft of property; to physical assaults or…

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Deadly Drunk Driving Accidents: Criminal DWI and Civil Injury Claims for Wrongful Death in Texas

Under Texas law, Drunk Driving Wrongful Death Liability May Involve a Variety of Responsible Parties According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one person dies every 50 minutes in this country from a drunk-driving accident.  Serious and fatal drunk driving crashes remain a very real danger on our roads today, despite public awareness…

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Crimes of Sexual Assault or Rape: Texas Injury Claims Based Upon Premises Liability Law

According to the latest crime statistics compiled by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), sexual assaults are on the rise in our state, with an almost 10% annual increase in reported sexual assaults.  The DPS data confirms that targets of sexual assault in Texas are more likely to be female than male and that …

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Shoplifting: The “Shopkeeper’s Privilege” in Texas and Civil Personal Injury Claims

The retail industry in the United States has yet to solve its growing problem of “retail shrink,” which is defined as “the difference between the amount of merchandise (or inventory) that the retail company owns on its books, and the results of a physical count of the merchandise.”  In 2019, $49 Billion was lost in…

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Sexual Harassment: Sexual Assault Personal Injury Claims in Texas

Sexual harassment is illegal under both federal and state law. It is widely prohibited under the premise that an individual has the basic legal right to go to work without having to face harassment.  In some instances, sexual harassment can form the basis of a civil damages lawsuit based upon Texas injury law that is…

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Child Abuse Crimes, Civil Claims, and Homeowner’s Insurance

In some Texas child sex abuse cases, the circumstances may provide for homeowner’s insurance coverage of resulting civil personal injury damage claims. In Texas, according to the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas, statistics show that 1 in 10 of the children residing in our state will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.  Of course,…

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Medical Identity Theft: Texas Criminal Defense of Health Care Fraud Charges

In Texas, both state and federal law enforcement are keenly focused upon the investigation and prosecution of all varieties of health care fraud, which can result in serious prison time upon conviction.  From a criminal defense standpoint, this investigatory zeal into the medical industry is of serious concern in part because of its impact long…

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Doctor’s Risk of Arrest: Popular Bases for Texas Health Care Fraud Prosecutions

Law enforcement is more likely to investigate Texas health care providers for certain activities known to be targeted by prosecutors.   Health care is big business in this country.  The U.S. medical industry is defined as not only involving (1) those providing medical services, but also (2) manufacturers of medical equipment or drugs; (3) providers of…

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