Dallas man wrongfully accused of assault, imprisoned for 31 years

A  Dallas man, who has claimed his innocence in a sexual assault case since he was charged over 30 years ago, has now been released from prison when evidence was released that claimed the same thing.

According to officials in the case, the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office has released evidence of the victim’s description of the man and it was much different then the man arrested for the crime. The man is 5-feet-6-inches tall and approximately 135 pounds.

The victim’s description of her attacker was at least 6 inches tall and nearly 65 pounds heavier. The man has claimed for years that he was too small to the guilty and this evidence now supports this claim. He served 31 years of a 99-year prison term, but is now free.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime such as sexual assault, this is an extremely stressful time for you and your loved ones. Contact the Dallas rape and sexual assault lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter today by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

Texas man released from prison after being wrongly convicted

Wednesday afternoon a 56-year-old Texas man was released from prison after his rape conviction was overturned by a judge.

The man served 31 years of his 99 year conviction before he was cleared of the charges against him. The trial took place in 1980 when the man was charged with rape and sexual assault in the Dallas area. He maintained that he was innocent throughout the entire process, even rejecting a deal that would have allowed him to serve only five years in prison.

According to reports, the Dallas Police failed to inform the court of information relating to a line-up in which one of the victims said that the 56-year-old was too small to be her attacker. The prosecution did not release this information, which possibly could have ended the trial 31 years ago.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime, these charges could be life-altering. Please contact the Dallas rape and sexual assault defense lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

DNA evidence clears man of sexual assault charge after 26 years in prison

New DNA evidence has cleared a Dallas man of sexual assault charges after he spent 26 years in prison.

The man was convicted in 1987 of aggravated sexual assault when he was picked out of a lineup by two teenagers as the man responsible for tying them up and raping them at gunpoint.

Dallas County has exonerated 22 people, more than any other county because they save more evidence. Legislation in Austin right now is working to fix these issues so that no one else is wrongly accused. One way to do this is to reform eye-witness identification.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime, these charges could change your life. Contact the Dallas rape and sexual assault defense lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

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