Organized crime statutes in Texas heighten the punishment for offenses that are committed in combination with others or as a member of a criminal street gang. In general, if a crime or crimes listed in the statute are committed with the intent to participate, establish or maintain a criminal combination or criminal street gang, the punishment for the offense will be raised one level higher than the highest offense. For example, a Class A Misdemeanor for maintaining a gambling establishment would be raised to a state jail felony under the statute.
Due to the conspiracy laws in Texas and the punishment aim of the Texas Organized Crime statute, acts taken as a member of any criminal combination can quickly turn into a very serious offense. You need an attorney that will attack not only the underlying offense, but challenge the notion that the offense was done in participation, establishment or maintenance of the criminal combination or street gang. The Criminal Defense Attorneys at Odom, Davis & Hobson have over 40 years experience handling these types of charges, and will fight to get you the best possible result.
Building Defense for Complex Organizational Crimes
The Houston Organized Crime Lawyers at Odom, Davis & Hobson will force the state to prove each and every element of their case. Our criminal defense attorneys have a long history fighting high end crimes involving allegations against organizations. For over 40 years, we have represented small businesses, corporations, and other criminal combinations confronted with charges of organized crime.
Our broad knowledge of the law, and extensive background in these cases, allows us to build an effective strategy for defending you against allegations of organized crime.
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