Dallas, TX, USA, 07/10/2017 /SubmitPressRelease123/
A Dallas County jury found a married father of three young children not guilty of indecency with a child. The defendant, represented by Dallas criminal defense lawyer John Helms, was accused of touching the genitals of an underage relative when she was 11 and 12 years old. Mr. Helms’ client could have been sentenced to prison for two to twenty years if he was found guilty. The jury took less than two hours to decide the case on June 29.
“I am very grateful to the jury for their careful consideration of this case,” Mr. Helms said. “This has been an extremely long and difficult ordeal for my client. I am so glad he can now go home to his wife and children knowing it is over.” Mr. Helms and his co-counsel, Jeff Morrow, tried the case over three days from June 27 to 29, in the 363rd Judicial District Court of Dallas County, Texas.
Indecency with a child is a Texas criminal offense more commonly known as “Child Molestation.” In these cases the prosecution needs to prove the victim was under 17 years old and that the molestation was either by exposure or by sexual contact. In this case, the state didn’t carry its burden of proof and the jury didn’t deliberate long before finding in the defendant’s favor.
John Helms has been a trial lawyer for more than 20 years. He is a former federal criminal prosecutor who never lost a trial or appeal. Helms is a solo practitioner with exceptional experience and expertise as a trial lawyer. Previously a partner in top-tier law firms, Helms has worked on some of the most complex cases and represented some of the largest corporations in the country.
If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime in the Dallas area, you should strongly consider hiring someone who really knows the ins and outs of the law. Contact criminal defense lawyer John Helms at (214) 666-8010 or fill out his online contact form. You can discuss your case, how the law may apply and your best legal options to protect your rights and freedom.