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Not a U.S. Citizen and Arrested in Dallas County? How to Get Bonded Out Even with ICE Hold or Immigration Bond

Sometimes, bonding out a loved one is VERY complicated due to an ICE Hold. Fortunately, in Dallas County, there’s a way out of this mess. Mr. Lowe explains how he’s done it and offers his free legal guide entitled Not a U.S. Citizen and Arrested in Dallas County? How to Get Bonded Out Even with ICE…


Synthetic Drug Busts: Federal Arrests For Fake Pot and Designer Drugs That Are Legal Under State Law

Mr. Lowe’s article Synthetic Drug Busts: Federal Arrests For Fake Pot and Designer Drugs That Are Legal Under State Law lays out the Federal Government’s game plan for prosecuting these types of cases. Mr. Lowe knows this because he has defended many of these cases and knows how the Feds will approach them.


Witness Corroboration for Informants Under TCCP 38.141

Maybe the most famous informant of all time is Judas, who informed on Jesus to the Roman authorities for thirty pieces of silver.  Check out “The Passion of the Christ” for a great depiction of Judas as informant and the aftermath.  Another famous informant:  Lando Calrissian, who informed on Han Solo to the Empire, resulting…


Federal Sentencing for Zero-Point Offenders: New USSG §4C1.1 Effective November 2023

For those who are arrested and prosecuted in Texas for federal crimes, sentencing upon conviction is very different than if they had been charged for violations of Texas criminal law.  In federal matters, an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1984, the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC), will fix their punishment through its sentencing…


Perjury and Aggravated Perjury: Witness Corroboration Issues for Criminal Defense

Lies can hurt or harm in all sorts of ways, but when a witness decides to lie while under oath after having sworn to tell the truth, things become instantaneously serious.  Why?  A witness who lies in sworn testimony commits a crime under Texas law, as well as federal statute and the laws of other…


Witness Corroboration When Defending Sexual Assault Charges in Texas

Witnesses are very important in any criminal trial.  If what they have to say isn’t significant, they would not be called to the witness stand.  Their statements, sworn under oath, are either proof of an element in the prosecution’s case or a component of the defense’s challenge to it. All witnesses give evidence at trial. …


Witness Corroboration under the Texas Penal Code: Who Believes a Snitch?

People lie.  That’s a sin, but it’s usually not a crime.  However, when someone lies who is providing evidence in a criminal proceeding, they have become a “witness” under the law and lying becomes a big problem.  It’s perjury.  And witnesses who lie can destroy lives. Evidence in a Criminal Case:  Documents and Testimony In…


Overdose Death Investigations: Criminal Defense Considerations – Can the Prosecution Make Their Case?

Fentanyl is fueling more and more law enforcement investigations and criminal prosecutions in Texas for many things including, obviously, felony charges for drug trafficking and money laundering.  However, more and more often prosecutors are looking to find ways to charge the accused for a death caused by overdoses involving fentanyl, either used alone or with…


Solicitation of Prostitution or Sex Trafficking? Overzealous Prosecutions of Johns in Texas

Earlier this year, national headlines announced that the Department of Homeland Security had made almost four dozen (46) arrests for felony sex trafficking here in North Texas.  However, it was soon discovered that those arrested on federal felony charges as traffickers were actually individuals who thought they were dealing with sex workers (prostitutes) for consensual…