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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 penalty, or capital punishment, is also possible under federal law for certain felonies such as murder related to the smuggling of aliens (8 U.S.C. 1342) and murder committed during a drug-related drive-by shooting (18 U.S.C. 36).
Since felony convictions have such harsh punishments, the law has provided protections to insure that the criminal process is fair and that justice is served. These include constitution protections, such as the Sixth Amendment requirement that a felony defendant can have the assistance of an attorney, and the Fifth Amendment right to not incriminate oneself (you do not have to testify against your own interests).
How Dallas Felony Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Lowe Can Help
Felony criminal defense lawyer Michael Lowe represents clients charged with felonies in both state and federal district courts throughout Texas. His criminal defense experience includes representing clients in federal court, defending them against federal felony charges including Conspiracy, White Collar Crime, and Mail Fraud, as well as defendants charged with all types of serious Texas felonies, such as:
- Deadly Conduct
- Sexual Assault
- Aggravated Robbery
- Drug Trafficking
- Aggravated Assault
- Felony DWI
- Felony Theft
- Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
- Indecency with a Child
- Intoxication Assault
- Intoxication Manslaughter
- Criminally Negligent Homicide
- Aggravated Kidnapping.
Each felony case is unique, and the results for each case depend upon the facts of that particular alleged crime situation. Nevertheless, the following cases are representative of Dallas criminal defense attorney Michael Lowe’s background in representing defendants facing serious felony charges:
For the latest case news, please check out Michael Lowe’s Recent Case Results.
- 1st Degree Delivery of a Controlled Substance Case Reduced to Misdemeanor
Dallas Delivery of Methamphetamine Case reduced to Misdemeanor
July 14th, 2008
- Decade Old Dallas Drug Conspiracy Sentence Reduced by 64 Months
Dallas Federal Drug Case Sentence Retroactively Reduced by more than 5 years due to crack/powder cocaine disparity
July 11th, 2008
- Denton County Felony Aggravated Assault Case Reduced to Class “C”
Denton County 2nd Degree Felony Reduced to Class “C” Disorderly Conduct
June 2nd, 2008
- Public Lewdness Case Reduced to Class “C” Disorderly Conduct
Dallas County Public Lewdness Case Reduced to Class “C” Disorderly Conduct
May 14th, 2008
- Felony Deadly Conduct Case Reduced by Grand Jury and Later Dismissed
Dallas County Felony Deadly Conduct Case Reduced by Grand Jury and then Dismissed by DA’s Office
March 6th, 2008
- 1st Degree Aggravated Assault reduced to Misdemeanor
Tarrant County 1st Degree Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon reduced to Misdemeanor
February 22nd, 2008
- Dallas Indecent Exposure Case Reduced to Class “C”
Class “B” Indecent Exposure Reduced to Class “C” Set to be Expunged
January 7th, 2008
- Dallas Fraud Case Dismissed
Felony Fraud Case Dismissed
December 4th, 2007
- Dallas Sexual Assault Case Dismissed
2nd Degree Sexual Assault Case Dismissed in Dallas County
November 5th, 2007
- Less than one half guideline sentence on Dallas Federal Mortgage Fraud Case
Client sentenced to less than one half of Federal Sentencing Guideline range applicable to his case.
November 2nd, 2007
- Probation on Denton County Felony 4th DWI
Dallas Felony DWI probation continued and received probation on Denton County DWI 4th
June 11th, 2007
- 1st Degree Drug Case Reduced to Misdemeanor
Dallas 1st degree Possession With Intent to Deliver Cocaine case reduced to class “A” misdemeanor
June 1st, 2007
- Possession With Intent to Deliver Case Dismissed
Possession With Intent to Deliver More Than 400 grams of GHB case Dismissed
May 9th, 2007
- Felony Assault on a Police Officer reduced; set to be expunged
3rd Degree Felony Assault on a Police Officer Reduced and will be expunged
January 22nd, 2007
- Felony DWI Reduced
Reduced To Misdemeanor; No Jail Time; No Interlock Device
August 23rd, 2006
- Structured Money Laundering/Tax Evasion
Sentence Reduced by 42 months–Judge Departs From Federal Sentencing Guidelines
March 1st, 2006
- No Case Filed/Case Closed
Haltom City Police Declined to File Charges for Aggravated or 2nd Degree Sexual Assault
December 20th, 2005
- Dallas County Gun Case No Billed
Dallas County Grand Jury No Bills Possession of a Weapon Case at Dallas Love Field
December 8th, 2005
- Search Warrant Ruled Illegal
Case Dismissed-Tarrant County Judge Granted Motion To Suppress
November 5th, 2005
- Second Degree Felony Sexual Assault Case No Billed
Collin County Grand Jury No Bills Client in Rape Allegation
October 14th, 2005
- Heroin Distribution Case reduced to Misdemeanor
Dallas 2nd Degree Felony Heroin Distribution Case reduced to Class “A” misdemeanor
July 11th, 2005
- Case Dismissed
Judge Dismissed Client’s Felony Prescription Fraud Case
July 2nd, 2005
- Client who embezzled $365,000 from a Dallas Nursing Home received probation
Client who embezzled $365,000 from a Dallas Nursing Home received probation.
December 17th, 2004
- Client No Billed by a Dallas County Grand Jury.
Client was arrested at Dallas Love Field for attempting to bring a weapon (Chinese Star) into the sterile area – No Billed.
December 14th, 2004
- Client found NOT GUILTY on weapons charge.
Client was found in possession of brass knuckles at DFW airport during a security screening and charged with a Third Degree Felony.
October 22nd, 2004
- Dallas Robbery case dismissed.
Mr. Lowe obtained a dismissal for client charged with Robbery and facing up to 20 years in the Penitentiary.
July 22nd, 2004
- Taylor County (Abilene) Judge dismissed weapons trafficking and theft charge
Court suppressed illegally obtained evidence pursuant to a search of client’s vehicle without consent to search.
November 14th, 2003
- Court of Appeals granted writ of habeas corpus.
Prosecutors barred from retrying client based on prosecutorial misconduct.
November 7th, 2003
- A Grand Jury returned a No Bill for client on charge of Injury to a Child.
Grand Jury exonerated client and decided the Rowlett police department failed to consider client’s efforts to reasonably discipline his own child.
October 24th, 2003
- Tarrant County DA’s Office dismissed Felony Burglary of a Habitation case.
Investigation exonerates client who was facing up to twenty years for a Second Degree Felony Burglary of a Habitation case.
October 2nd, 2003
- Investigation prevents client from getting charged with Felony Mischief
Case closed, no charge, and no record.
August 21st, 2003
- Client exonerated in Felony Burglary of a Habitation case.
Investigation results in key witness statements from complaining witness exonerating client in Felony Burglary of a Habitation case.
August 19th, 2003
Dallas criminal defense attorney Michael Lowe is available to help individuals who are being accused, investigated, or charged with crimes in the Dallas metroplex area. For a free legal consultation, please call (214) 526-1900, to schedule an appointment to visit with criminal lawyer Michael Lowe.