February
25
2014
, Jeff Hampton Gets Injury to a Child Case No-Billed by Grand Jury

A client of The Hampton Law Firm is no longer facing a prison sentence or lengthy probation for the felony criminal charge of Injury to a Child. Our client, a family man with no prior criminal history and a reputable government job, was facing the prospect of losing his job, his ability to earn a living and facing up to 20 years in prison for the allegations made against him. After a thorough investigation of the facts, I made the strategic decision to prepare a presentation of evidence to the grand jury to argue for the dismissal/no-bill of my client’s criminal charges. It is critical to take advantage of the opportunity to present evidence to the grand jury because the grand jury works as a filtering process to dismiss criminal cases that should have never been filed. I have found that the grand jury presentation is one of the most effective tools available to criminal defense attorney’s in reducing and dismissing criminal cases. Failure to make a persuasive presentation to a grand jury can cause a client to miss out on a rare opportunity to have their case dismissed early in the criminal process.

My client was being accused of abusing his step-daughter. According to the criminal complaint and statements made by the complainant, my client supposedly struck his step-daughter on multiple occasions resulting in bruising and pain. However, after working with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office and exposing a history of credibility problems by the complainant and multiple contradictions in the complainant’s story, the prosecutor agreed to the grand jury presentation.

Upon presentation of the new evidence regarding the complainant’s lack of credibility and contradictions in the statement of the complainant regarding the events that took place, the Tarrant County grand jury made the decision to no-bill the charges of Injury to a Child and free my client from any further liability or examination by the courts of Tarrant County. As a result of the felony criminal charges being no-billed, my client was able to retain his job, maintain custody of his children, and achieve the ability to have his arrest record expunged.

At The Hampton Law Firm, we take our job seriously. Whether you are charged with a minor misdemeanor charge (shoplifting or possession of marijuana) or a more serious felony charge (Injury to a Child, Murder, Aggravated Assault), we will thoroughly investigate your case and explore all options available under the law to seek a dismissal for your criminal case. As a former Tarrant County Prosecutor, I have the trial experience and relationships established that are necessary to achieve the best result for your case.

Call my office now to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.