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Violent Crimes in Plano, TX

By The Zendeh Del Law Firm  May. 31, 2011 3:04p

A violent crime is any criminal offense, which involves the threat or use, of force or violence. Violent crimes cover a wide range of criminal acts. According to the United States Department of Justice, violent crimes are separated into five categories: simple assault, aggravated assault, robbery, rape or sexual assault and murder. If you or someone you love has been arrested for a violent crime, contact a Plano criminal defense attorney without delay.

Violent crimes contain a common element, where violence is the objective (as in murder) or, a means to an end (as in a robbery). Violent crimes often involve the threat or use of a weapon; however it is not a requirement. The most common violent crime in the United States in assault, which can vary greatly in severity, and the extent of bodily harm caused upon the victim. With assault charges, actual contact does not have to take place, therefore assault charges can vary from simple assault to aggravated assault. Battery on the other hand, requires that actual physical contact against the victim occurred.

Violent Crime Statistics

There are approximately 20,851,820 people residing in Texas. The city of Plano has a population of 222,301 people and, Plano is the 9th largest community in the state of Texas. Each year, there are 121,091 reported violent crimes in the state of Texas alone and many of them, are gang-related. Although Plano is one of the more affluent communities with more white collar jobs than many surrounding cities, Plano has its fair share of poor neighborhoods, where violent crimes are more centralized.

Violent crimes are very serious in nature. A violent crime conviction will typically prohibit you from possessing a firearm in Texas. Furthermore, when a person is charged with a felonious violent crime, they are facing fines, incarceration, restitution, community service, probation and more. For more serious crimes, such as murder, Texas imposes the death penalty. The state of Texas holds the record for the highest number of executions since the death penalty was reinstated back in 1976. If you have been accused of a violent crime, contact a Plano violent crime lawyer from the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC immediately to protect your legal rights, your future and your freedom.

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