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Violent crimes in Houston decreased dramatically in 2010

Posted on September 21st, 2011 No Comments

An analysis of the FBI’s annual report on crime shows that violent crimes decreased dramatically in 2010.  Compared to 2009, violent crime in Houston was 12 percent lower last year.  Also, officials note that property crimes decreased by 4.6 percent in 2010.

Police Chief Charles McClelland described the drop in violent crime as “unprecedented” and said that crimes have continued to decrease in the first half of this year.

Violent crime was also shown to have decreased in several cities near Houston last year.  These cities include Katy, Pasadena, Humble, Santa Fe, Texas City, Pearland, League City, Bellaire, Baytown, and La Marque.  In Sugar Land, Nassau Bay, Cleveland, Missouri City, and Kemah, violent crimes increased in 2010.

If you or someone you know has been charged with assault or another criminal offense, contact the Houston assault defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. at 713-523-0404 to speak with one of our experienced criminal defense lawyers today.

Violent crimes decreased in 2010

Posted on May 23rd, 2011 No Comments

This morning, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials announced that violent crimes decreased in 2010.  The FBI gathers its data from 13,007 police department in the United States.

In total, violent crimes decreased by 5.5 percent across the country in 2010.  Furthermore, all four types of violent crime decreased.  Aggravated assaults decreased by 3.6 percent, forcible rapes decreased by 4.2 percent, armed robberies decreased by 9.5 percent, and non-negligent manslaughters decreased by 4.4 percent.

Within the different types of city groupings, cities with populations between 250,000 and 500,000 residents saw the largest drop in violent crimes of 6.9 percent.

If you have been charged with assault in Houston, contact the Houston assault defense lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. at 713-523-0404 today.

Police officer assaulted at Waffle House

Posted on November 15th, 2010 No Comments

Last Friday, a police officer that was not wearing his uniform was assaulted at the Waffle House on 1015 Texas 6 near Katy Freeway.  The officer was assaulted when trying to stop two men from interacting with a woman at the restaurant.

The incident occurred just after 3 A.M. in west Houston when two men entered the restaurant.  The men reportedly verbally harassed a woman until she stood up and told them to leave her alone.  The men pushed her down and the off-duty officer attempted to intervene.  One of the men then punched the officer in the face.

The men quickly ran out of the restaurant and left in an unidentified car.

The Houston assault defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer are here to help defend you if you have been charged with assault or other criminal offenses.  Contact us today at 713-523-0404 to set up an appointment to discuss your defense.

Southwest Houston hit by two man serial robber team

Posted on June 3rd, 2010 No Comments

The Houston police are on the hunt for two men involved in over a dozen robberies in southwest Houston in the past few weeks.

Typically, one man enters the store, purchases something, then leaves.  Police believe the first man to enter then informs the robber of the layout of the store and its employees.

In the most recent occurence, the suspect approached the register, gave the clerk a pile of clothing and showed him the outline of a gun in his waistband through his clothing, then told the clerk to empty the register.

The suspected serial robber is described as an african american man in his thirties, a little over six feet tall, and around 250-280 pounds.

If you or someone you know has been accused of theft or other criminal offenses, contact the Houston theft defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer at 713-523-0404 to learn more about your rights.

Houston man shot to death in his vehicle

Posted on May 28th, 2010 No Comments

A 34-year-old Houston man was shot to death in his Northwest Houston apartment complex at approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday morning.  The reported apartment complex is located in the 5300 block of Deep Forest.  The victim was shot more than once and was found in his vehicle where he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Residents at the apartment said they heard several gunshots and looked out into the parking lot  in time to see a man run from the scene and get into a car.  No other injuries were reported.  Police said investigators have no motives or suspects yet.

The Houston criminal defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson and Baer, P.C. would like to extend our condolences to those affected.

Houston teacher wanted after beating student

Posted on May 13th, 2010 No Comments

A Houston charter school teacher fired Monday after beating a 13 year-old student is wanted by the police after a criminal background check revealed that she was wanted on criminal mischief charges over slashing another woman’s tires in 2009. Jamie’s House Charter School fired the teacher after a cell phone camera caught her slapping, kicking, and throwing a student’s head into a wall. She had worked at the school for three years without any similar incidents.

Texas state law does not require charter schools to undergo the same rigor of standards that public schools are accounted to uphold. Instead, the state-wide requirement for charter schools came in a 2007 law that required a criminal background check and fingerprints from teacher applicants. The charter school under scrutiny has refused to comment on the abusive teacher’s background.

No criminal charges have been pressed against the teacher as of yet for this particular incident, but they are expected to compound her previous record.

If you are facing criminal charges, an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer is your best defense. Contact the Houston criminal defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. Calling 713-523-0404 today, and discuss your legal rights and options with an effective lawyer today.

Man charged with assaulting officer during DWI stop

Posted on April 30th, 2010 No Comments

A Houston police officer was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital on Tuesday night after an assault from a man during a traffic stop.

The driver of the vehicle was headed in the wrong direction on Wayside when it was pulled over by police. When the officer attempted to cite the driver for DWI, one of the people in the car attacked the officer. The officer’s partner then used a Taser gun to subdue the assault. Although all five people in the car were arrested, only oen 25-year-old man is being charged in the assault.

If you have been charged with a assault, a qualified Houston assault lawyer can evaluate your case and help you fight for a fair trial. To learn more, contact the offices of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., by calling 713-523-0404 today.