In 1935, Galena Park had a population of just 1,500, but these days there are approximately 10,887 people calling it home. The town boasts an excellent police force and fire department, waste disposal facilities, an Olympic size swimming pool, a public library, and many recreational facilities including parks.
Defending Galena Park Residents
Property crime occurs more often in Galena Park than violent crime. In Galena Park, there is a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of property crime and a 1 in 272 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime.
If you or a loved one have been accused of a crime, it can be damaging to your reputation, relationships, and ability to find work. Securing an experienced criminal defense attorney is the first step in putting together a strong defense to a criminal accusation.
Galena Park Property Crime
According to the Texas Tribune, Texas is second in the country when it comes to the total number of property crimes committed in the state (951,246). Property crime per 100,000 people is 3,783, making Texas third in the country behind the District of Columbia and South Carolina. Texas ranks first in the country in its total number of larceny cases at 654,626.
When an individual commits a theft in Texas, the penalties and crime classification vary based on a number of factors. A crime is considered theft under Texas law if an individual “unlawfully appropriates property with intent to deprive the owner of property.”
Theft is classified as follows:
- Class C Misdemeanor
- Class B Misdemeanor
- Class A Misdemeanor
- State Jail Felony
- Third Degree Felony
- Second Degree Felony
- First Degree Felony
The classification depends on the worth of the property as well as the type of property. Each classification has its own penalties, including jail time and fines.
If you have been accused of a theft crime, the law offices of Charles J. Argento can help you prepare a strong defense or negotiate a lenient plea. Mr. Argento is committed to ensuring that the rights of an accused are upheld under the law.
Call now for a free consultation
Mr. Argento offers a free initial consultation to all potential clients, and Spanish-speaking services are also available. If you have been accused of a property crime in Galena Park, you owe it to yourself to secure experienced and qualified criminal defense services. Call Mr. Argento’s office now at 713-766-4505.
Directions to Our Houston Personal Injury Attorneys from Galena Park, TX
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Galena Park, TX 77547
Total Est. Time: 22 mins
Total Est. Distance: 17 mi
- Get on I-610 N in Houston
- Head south on Crown St toward 1st St
- Turn right onto Clinton Dr
- Turn right to merge onto I-610 N
- Follow I-610 N to N Loop W Fwy. Take exit 14 from I-610 N
- Merge onto I-610 N
- Take exit 14 toward Ella Blvd
- Follow N Loop W Fwy to your destination
- Merge onto N Loop W Fwy
- Sharp left to stay on N Loop W Fwy
- Turn right
- Destination will be on the left
We are located at:
1111 North Loop West, Suite 715
Houston, TX 77008