Posted on 1/18/21

Federal and state law enforcement agencies have announced their plans to prevent violent crimes in Texas. Law enforcement officials have announced that they will engage in “Operation Undaunted” to prevent violent crimes, including shootings, gang violence, and robberies. Law enforcement officials discussed the increase in violent crime due to defunding the police and relaxed enforcement of criminal laws. Law enforcement and prosecutors will focus on prosecuting the following types of violent crimes:

  • Kidnapping

  • Assault and battery with a deadly weapon

  • Homicide

  • Attempted murder

  • Manslaughter

  • Aggravated robbery

As a result, Texas law enforcement will engage in a four-pronged approach to prevent and prosecute Texas violent crimes. Local, state, and federal law enforcement teams will work with Texas prosecutors to combat violent crimes by doing the following:

  • Agencies will increase their use of the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network to arrest violent offenders for crimes involving shooting. Law enforcement plans to compare ballistic evidence from Texas crime scenes to federal and local databases to quickly apprehend the offender.

  • Agencies will focus on arresting repeat criminal offenders and keeping them in jail, particularly when these offenders pose an ongoing threat to victims and law-abiding citizens.

  • Local law enforcement will request more aggressive federal prosecution for severe robbery cases and violent crimes in Texas. They will request federal prosecution for crimes involving firearms, crimes committed by cartels or gang members, and theft from gun stores or firearms dealers with federal firearms licenses.

  • Local law enforcement will collaborate with military law enforcement officers to investigate and prosecute violent crimes on Texas military bases while adhering to Posse Comitatus’s doctrine.

Charged with a Violent Crime in Texas? You Need an Experienced Defense Lawyer

Law enforcement officers across Texas are gearing up to prosecute defendants for violent crimes aggressively. If you have been charged with a violent crime in Texas, you need to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. All defendants have a constitutional right to a defense lawyer. However, you do not want to risk your freedom on the public defense lawyer assigned to you. Public defenders are usually overworked and have too many cases to give your case the individual attention it requires.

Charges for violent crimes are incredibly serious, and if you are convicted, you could face up to a lifetime in prison, depending on your specific charges. Whenever a firearm is used in the commission of a crime, the penalties increase significantly.

Contact a Fort Worth Violent Crimes Lawyer Today

The violent crimes defense lawyers at Abel Law Firm have the experience required to fight aggressively on your behalf. We have represented many Texas clients who are facing serious criminal charges for violent crimes. We understand that a violent crime conviction will negatively affect our clients’ lives long after they are released from prison. We do everything we can to protect your future through acquittal or a lesser sentence if you are convicted. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. 

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