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October 18

Is Testifying in Your Own Defense a Good Idea? Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer John Helms Explains it, in New Resource

For those accused of a crime in Texas, the idea of testifying in one’s own criminal trial can be as appealing as it is mortifying. While many people are afraid to incriminate themselves and choose to exercise their constitutional right not to testify, others feel that it is their only chance to share their side of the story, and that doing so will help the jury see that they are not guilty. ...
Is Testifying in Your Own Defense a Good Idea? Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer John Helms Explains it, in New Resource
October 06

White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer John Helms Helps Understand Check Fraud

Definition, Consequences, and Potential Defenses In recent years, digital fraud, such as hostile websites that steal credit card information, has received widespread attention. But people still get arrested for writing bad checks. Commonly referred to as hot checks or check fraud, this occurs when someone knowingly or intentionally writes a check for an amount higher than what they have ...
White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer John Helms Helps Understand Check Fraud
October 05

Plano TX Criminal Defense Lawyer John Helms Reports - Mass Incarceration in the United States:

As of 2016, there are at least 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States. This accounts for approximately 0.7% of the overall United States population. "The United States has the highest rate of incarceration across the world, with almost 1% of our total population behind bars. Because of the incredibly complex nature of the United States’ justice and correctional systems, this is...
Plano TX Criminal Defense Lawyer John Helms Reports - Mass Incarceration in the United States:
September 10

Domestic Violence Cases Rise Due to Covid - Dallas Criminal Defense lawyer John Helms

Dallas, TX -- John Helms, a Dallas defense attorney, has created a new resource to help the public understand the complex area of law regarding domestic violence. Also known as family violence. "Family violence law and prosecution differs from other areas in that an alleged victim cannot prevent the prosecution from prosecuting the case. The prosecution decides whether the case is dropped. ...
Domestic Violence Cases Rise Due to Covid - Dallas Criminal Defense lawyer John Helms
September 08

Dallas Domestic Violence Defense Attorney John Helms Creates Web Resource Answering Domestic Violence [Now Available Online]

Rates of domestic violence cases have reportedly been on the rise since lockdowns began in March 2020. According to the United States Department of Justice, the state of Texas accounts for approximately one out of every ten intimate partner homicides in the nation.Direct physical forms of assaults on the body may include but are not limited to:Punching, kicking, eye gouging, head butting, sup...
Dallas  Domestic Violence Defense Attorney John Helms  Creates Web Resource Answering Domestic Violence [Now Available Online]
August 30

Domestic and Family Violence Law in Texas: Web Resource by Dallas Domestic Criminal Defense Lawyer John Helms

As is the case in most states, domestic violence is taken very seriously in Texas. It is also a unique, complicated, and frequently misunderstood area of Texas law. Continue reading for the answers to several frequently asked questions about domestic violence law in Texas. How is Domestic Violence Defined in Texas? Domestic violence is also colloquially referred to as family violence, and...
Domestic and Family Violence Law in Texas: Web Resource by Dallas Domestic Criminal Defense Lawyer John Helms
July 22

Dallas Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer John Helms Explains Domestic Violence Law Guidelines

In Texas, domestic violence, or family violence, is any act of violence that would be legally classified as an assault committed against a family member or intimate partner. This area of law is taken very seriously in Texas, to the extent that even an accusation of domestic violence can follow the accused for decades to come. The consequences when law enforcement are summoned to the home for...
Dallas Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer John Helms Explains Domestic Violence  Law Guidelines
July 08

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer John Helms Launches A Domestic Violence Resource Now Available on Website

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer and Former Federal Prosecutor John Helms Launches A Domestic Violence Resource Now Available on Website Texas prosecutors and courts take domestic violence extremely seriously. Even an accusation of domestic violence can follow the accused for decades to come. Under Texas law, domestic violence, which is charged as “assault — family violence,” is any act of vio...
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer John Helms Launches A Domestic Violence Resource Now Available on Website
May 21

John Helms, a top-rated criminal defense attorney in Dallas, is selected to Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers, an independent rating service of outstanding lawyers, has recently listed John Helms, a Dallas-based criminal defense lawyer, as part of its top tier of attorneys in the White Collar and General Litigation practice areas. Peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors are taken into account in the Super Lawyers selection process. As menti...
John Helms, a top-rated criminal defense attorney in Dallas, is selected to Super Lawyers.
April 28

Texas DWIs - 5 Myths Debunked By John Helms Dallas DWI Defense Lawyer

"A first conviction for DWI in Texas is a Class B misdemeanor, but it is a serious matter. A DWI conviction costs money in fines and other costs, raises your insurance premiums, and can affect your employment situation. In Texas, by law, you cannot get deferred adjudication for a DWI." John Helms, Dallas DWI Defense Attorney. If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated in Texas,...
Texas DWIs - 5 Myths Debunked By John Helms Dallas DWI Defense Lawyer