I was one of many attorneys who assisted on this matter. The lead attorney was Thomas Mesereau, assisted by his law firm partner Susan Yu. On December 18, 2003, Jackson was charged with seven counts of child molestation and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent for the purpose of committing a felony. On January 16, 2004, was the day of his arraignment. On April 21, 2004, a grand jury indicted Jackson on several additional related charges, including conspiracy involving child abduction, false imprisonment, and extortion. On April 30, Jackson pleaded not guilty. He faced a sentence of up to twenty years in prison if convicted at trial. On December 4, 2004, the police raided Jackson's home for a second time. The jury was selected on January 31, 2005. The trial lasted weeks, Michael Jackson was acquitted on June 13, 2005.