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Kyle Lowe, Criminal Defense Attorney

Kyle Lowe Criminal Defense/DWI Attorney

Licensed to practice law since 1993 in New Mexico, and since 1997 in Texas, Kyle Lowe has been trying cases for 16 years. His only focus is Criminal Law. Beginning his career as an Assistant District Attorney in New Mexico, Kyle quickly worked his way up to Deputy District Attorney and became the designated DWI Prosecutor for the office.

 

In his 5 years as a prosecutor Kyle tried more than 60 cases to juries to include the first State prosecuted wiretap conspiracy case in New Mexico history...

 

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Archive for the ‘DWI’ Category

Increased demand for DWI blood testing cited as one cause of Austin Crime Lab backlog

March 8th, 2013 by Kyle Lowe

The Austin Police Crime Lab, started nine years ago in response to severe delays in DPS forensics analysis turnaround time, is now experiencing it’s own serious backlog.  The reasons?  According to an article in the Austin American Statesman, an increased demand for blood analysis in drunk driving cases, an increase in the collection of forensic evidence in general, and staffing that is the same today as it was nine years ago.  The chronic delays caused Travis County’s 13 criminal court judges and both the District and County Attorneys to request immediate funding from the City Council to hire three new forensic chemists.  It’s considered a band-aid, but the City Council responded with $181,000 for three new hires and lab equipment to ride out the rest of the budget year.  The in-house testing of blood, DNA, fingerprints, ballistic and narcotic samples was aimed at shortening the turnaround time experienced by sending everything to the Department of Public Safety.  Instead, it is now causing the delay of criminal cases.  Since 2008, forensic samples sent to the crime lab has increased 25%.  Astonishingly, the number of blood samples sent to the crime lab over the same period of time rose 355%.  The increases align with a greater push by the Austin Police Department on DWI cases as well as “no refusal”  initiatives which allow officers to obtain blood search warrants on suspected drunk drivers.  The average wait time for blood testing is now 200 days, six times longer than it was three years ago.  The new staffing should ease the current backlog, however, forensic testing is an extremely careful process that takes time.  The hope is that the increased staffing will help ease the bottleneck of pending criminal cases.

Bastrop Police Chief Resigns after DWI arrest in Austin, Texas

September 10th, 2010 by Kyle Lowe

Chief David Board has resigned his position with the Bastrop Police Department after being arrested for DWI in Austin, Texas.  The 46 year-old was pulled over on August 16 and cited for misdemeanor DWI.  Reportedly, he was seen swerving in and out of lanes and making illegal turns in the 3500 block of Ed Bluestein.  Officers observed a strong odor of alcohol and bloodshot eyes.  Court records show Board was previously arrested for DWI in 1984 before he became a police officer.  Board had been police chief in Bastrop since 2002.  He will be allowed to remain on leave until October 31, 2010 in order to receive full retirement benefits.  Assistant Chief Matt Wagner will lead the department until a permanent chief is named.

Kyle Lowe Comments on Eight Time DWI Offender

April 11th, 2009 by Kyle Lowe