Category Archives: InDepth Articles

Federal Sentencing Guidelines: Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substance Cases

How the Federal Sentencing Guidelines are applied in a Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs case Drug arrests made by federal agents will be based upon federal law and proceed through federal courts, and the odds are high that the federal prosecutor will include a charge of “conspiracy” to the drug case. It’s an easy addition.  Most…


Federal Sentencing Guidelines on Federal Child Pornography cases

How the Federal Sentencing Guidelines are applied in a child porn case Child pornography arrests in Texas are often made by federal agents for violation of federal law.  Congress has passed sweeping and specific criminal statutes dealing with child pornography.  Found in Title 18 USC 2252 – 2260, they define the actions that constitute child…


The Early Part of a Texas Criminal Case in State or Federal Court

Why a Defense Lawyer is So Important in the First Stages of a Criminal Case Crimes that can get you arrested in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex, as well as the rest of the Lone Star State, are defined by the Texas Penal Code as well as federal statute.  Every single day, arrests are…


What You Need to Know If You are Facing Money Laundering and Drug Trafficking Charges

Crimes involving drug trafficking activities are aggressively prosecuted at both the state and federal levels.  Oftentimes defendants are charged with money laundering crimes in addition to other drug-related offenses.  Michael Lowe, an experienced Texas criminal defense attorney, explains the laws behind money laundering crimes along with the tactics and strategies law enforcement officials use to…


My Tip No. 8: Beware the Slow Plea in Criminal Defense of Felony Drug Manufacture or Distribution Cases

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Hiring a Bail Bonds Company Can Be a Waste of Time and Money


WHY DENNIS HASTERT WILL PLEAD GUILTY AND MAY GET PROBATION

I have been following the Dennis Hastert case carefully.  I know a lot about the so called “structuring” violation and the 18 USC 1001 violations, since I’ve defended these cases many times in Federal Court.   Based on my reading of the indictment and the other facts which have become known to the public about…


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…


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…