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November 03

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains - 4 Types of Crimes That Increase in the Summer

The summer months are a time when most people enjoy being on summer break from school and planning vacations from work to relax with friends or family members.  But did you know that warmer temperatures could bring a spike in certain kinds of criminal activity? According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), there are specific crimes that see an increase over the summer. Stay safe this...
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains - 4 Types of Crimes That Increase in the Summer
October 27

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer John Helms Launches New Website

We are excited to announce the launch of the new website, johnhelms.attorney.  Our team has created a design that favors both desktop and mobile modern user experience. It is easy to navigate and provides in-depth content for the user searching to hire the right criminal defense lawyer for Texas state criminal defense, federal criminal defense, and state and federal criminal appeals.  The web...
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer John Helms Launches New Website
October 10

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains - What Is Criminal Mischief?

As a growing number of people around the country have gathered to protest police brutality, some individuals have been charged with damaging property or looting. In a handful of cases, high-profile people like YouTuber and influencer Jake Paul have been charged with crimes in connection with this type of behavior.  Under Texas law, looting and the destruction of property can be charged as cr...
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains - What Is Criminal Mischief?
October 04

Dallas Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer Perspective on Federal Criminal Pill Mill Defense

Federal Criminal Pill Mill Defense: An Experienced Trial Lawyer’s Perspective If you have been accused of being involved in a pill mill conspiracy, you need the best criminal defense you can get. Pill mill allegations are extremely serious and can result in lengthy prison sentences for doctors, office managers, care givers, pharmacists, and others. Having tried a pill mill case in feder...
Dallas Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer Perspective on Federal Criminal Pill Mill Defense
September 30

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer John Helms Explains Breathalyzer Test

Dallas, TX / Getting stopped for a suspicion of drunk driving can be a frightening experience, especially if the police officer asks you to take a Breathalyzer test. Many people wonder if they should consent or refuse, or if they even have that option. They also wonder if they will face any negative consequences if they decline a breath test.  While you have an option to refuse a Breathalyzer...
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer John Helms Explains Breathalyzer Test
July 03

Texas computer crime lawyer Explains Identity Theft Crimes

Online shopping has become so prevalent that Americans spend about $7 billion on Cyber Monday alone. As more and more people turn to online commerce, it seems that the so-called retail apocalypse will continue. The internet has changed just about every area of life, including shopping. However you feel about the social shift to online shopping, there’s no denying that internet retailers conti...
Texas computer crime lawyer Explains Identity Theft Crimes
May 18

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer John Helms Explains - Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Fraud

Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney John Helms is an experienced federal criminal defense attorney. https://johnhelms.attorney/john-m-helms/ The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES”).  It is designed to help small businesses continue to pay employees despite the massive economic disruption from the novel Coronavirus that c...
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer John Helms Explains - Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Fraud
March 31

How Do Mitigating Circumstances Affect Sentencing?

When judges or juries sentence a defendant in a criminal case, they typically consider any specific facts that could justify modifying the sentence in some way. In some cases, the facts in the case mean the judge or jury will hand down a harsher sentence if there are aggravating circumstances that make the crime more serious. In other cases, however, specific facts cause the judge or jury to ...
How Do Mitigating Circumstances Affect Sentencing?
March 30

Can You Serve a Sentence on House Arrest during the COVID-19 crisis?

Dallas, TX — Even under regular circumstances, many people wonder if it’s possible to serve a criminal sentence under house arrest rather than going to jail. Incarceration affects every aspect of your life, including keeping your job and taking care of your children. During the COVID-19 crisis, certain areas, including Dallas county, are ordering shelter-in-place orders, a house arrest senten...
Can You Serve a Sentence on House Arrest during the COVID-19 crisis?
March 12

Facts About the Prison Population in the U.S. and Texas

For a long time now, the United States has had the distinction of leading the world in the highest rate of incarceration. More than any other nation on earth, including those with much larger populations, the U.S. imprisons its own citizens at an extraordinarily high rate.  In fact, if the U.S. prison population was a city, it would be larger than many of the biggest cities in the country, be...
Facts About the Prison Population in the U.S. and Texas