Search Results for: sexual assault

College Rape Charges: Growing Danger to Due Process and Justice

Awhile back, we posted about the national focus on a “rape culture” existing on U.S. college campuses, and how the federal government was investigating several schools — including Southern Methodist University (SMU) here in Dallas — for failing to deal effectively with the problem of sexual assaults on their campuses.  See, “SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON CAMPUS:…


TEXAS SEX OFFENDER DEREGISTRATION SYNOPSIS: OVERVIEW AND STEPS FOR NAME REMOVAL

How and why sex offenders can deregister and legally remove their names from the Texas sex offender registry Texas law not only requires defendants convicted of certain sex crimes to register with the government as a sex offender; as of 2005, the Texas Legislature has also provided a procedure for individuals to have their names…


PRE-ARREST CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS

Pre-Arrest Texas Criminal Investigations: Police Investigations, Federal Investigations before Arrest As a Texas Board Certified Criminal Lawyer, I have experienced first-hand the lengths to which criminal investigators, law enforcement agencies, and police officers can go to try and find enough documents, paperwork, and witness statements to attempt and put together enough evidence to arrest or…


Missing Prosecutor Ray Gricar – Recent Claim That Hells Angels Club Member Ordered Hit on Gricar Doesn’t Ring True. He’s Missing Not Dead – Just Ask the FBI.

Ray Gricar, remember him? He was the prosecutor handling the Penn State child sex abuse investigation against the then-beloved defensive coordinator of the Penn State football team, Jerry Sandusky, way back when and Gricar was the District Attorney who decided NOT to prosecute Jerry Sandusky, telling the press that in his opinion there wasn’t enough…


Salinas v Texas: Your Silence During Police Interrogation Does Not Get 5th Amendment Protection, Can Be Used Against You as Evidence of Guilt to the Jury

Well, prosecutors and police officers are happy today, because the United States Supreme Court just came down their way in the case of Salinas v. Texas (more about that pending case here).   It’s not too far off to imagine that interrogation training is already being revised in Dallas and across the State of Texas…


Felonies

Felonies are very serious crimes, usually involving violence, where Texas law has imposed harsh punishments: felony sentences are usually for imprisonment for a number of years or for life (with or without parole).  Felony convictions under Texas law sometimes include the death penalty sentences. Federal law also defines certain crimes to be felonies. The death…


Sex Crimes

What are Sex Crimes under Texas Law? Sex crimes, or sexually related criminal offenses, under Texas law cover many different situations, with many different punishments.  Sex crimes involving minors, for example, include as a punishment the listing of the convicted person on a public list — the registered sex offenders’ list.  Aggravated sexual assaults and…


Pre-Arrest Criminal Investigations

Pre-Arrest Texas Criminal Investigations: Police Investigations, Federal Investigations before Arrest As a Texas Board Certified Criminal Lawyer, Michael Lowe has experienced first-hand the lengths to which criminal investigators, law enforcement agencies, and police officers can go to try and find enough documents, paperwork, and witness statements to attempt and put together enough evidence to arrest…


Criminal Defense

Michael Lowe is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Criminal Law is a specialized field of law.  Although there are many different subspecialties in criminal law like DWI Defense, Federal Criminal Defense or Sexual Assault Defense, many criminal defense attorneys or their clients make similar mistakes.  The following is…


Michael Lowe Biography

Michael Lowe is a trial lawyer.  With 150+ jury trials under his belt, he has strong and varied courtroom experience. This is important because while many attorneys claim to be trial lawyers, very few can say they have actually tried more than a hand full of cases to a jury. Career Roots in Civil Trials…