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Homicide Defense

Violent crimes against people are serious matters. Each case is unique, but they have one thing in common: A defense lawyer must pay attention to details.

Violent Crimes and Homicide Defense Attorney in Dallas

Punishments in the State of Texas

In the state of Texas, violent crimes can cover a variety of conduct. The type of punishment you receive can vary depending on the severity of your actions. In the most extreme case, homicide, you could be facing many years in prison and even the death penalty. In less serious cases, you could still be facing time in prison, along with high fines, possible probation, and a felony conviction on your record. A felony conviction on your record can negatively affect you for the rest of your life. It can prevent future employment and housing opportunities and keep you from receiving loans, among many other things.

Examples of violent crimes, aside from homicide, can include, but are not limited to:

  • Manslaughter
  • Kidnapping
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Arson

Essentially, any act that uses or threatens the use of force that could cause physical harm can be considered a violent crime. If weapons were involved, this greatly affects the charges. Any act that uses explosives and/ or poses a threat to a large amount of people can also be considered a violent crime.

How the Law Office of John M. Helms is Prepared to Defend You

Violent crimes and homicide can become extremely complex within the criminal justice system. This is why you need an experienced Dallas criminal defense lawyer representing you. If you or a loved one is facing violent crime charges, severe punishments can be in your future if you do not approach your case in the proper way.

As a former federal prosecutor, I have the skills and experience to represent you well in court. Not only can I create a strong defense, I can help predict the strategy of your prosecutor and build a counter strategy. I want you to rest a little easier while you are in my care.