Houston is a beautiful city with a lot to offer its residents. Unfortunately, violent crimes are also known to be an issue in this area. A new initiative is starting, however, and law enforcement officials are going to be on the lookout for violent offenders.

Who is involved in this new initiative? This is a multiple agency effort involving the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Houston Police, the District Attorney, the FBI and the Harris County Sheriff’s Department — among others. They will all be working together to share intelligence and resources in order to get those accused of violent crimes behind bars and off the streets.

What does this mean for those accused of violent crimes? This means that fighting violent crime charges may get a little tougher. Prosecuting attorneys will be doing all that they can to punish such criminals to the full extent of the law.

What can those accused of violent crimes in Houston do to protect themselves? While the state of Texas does not and will not take violent crime cases lightly, those accused of such crimes do still have the right to defend themselves. Along with that, they have the right to retain experienced legal counsel who can help them navigate their cases as they seek for the best possible outcomes. Violent crime cases are not always cut and dried. With the assistance of legal counsel, the details of one’s case can be dissected, and evidence reviewed and questioned in an effort to bring information to light that may help one’s case.

Source: abc13.com, “New initiative targets ‘worst of the worst’ criminals in Houston“, June 29, 2017