The holiday season is an enjoyable time of the year for many people. It is a time when most of us focus only on the good times, such as gift-giving and spending time with family and loved ones. It can be very easy to let one’s guard down because people become so wrapped up with holiday planning and shopping. Someone can reluctantly become the victim of a crime or even falsely accused of a crime.
The Most Common Holiday Criminal Arrests
One study from Allstate Insurance Company revealed that the rate of crime tends to increase during the holidays. Theft crimes are one of the most common, and it can be caused by many factors. A package is delivered to your home and the package is left on your front porch, leaving open the opportunity for someone to steal the package. In another instance, Christmas presents lying under a tree are left open and vulnerable, which can be potentially enticing for a burglar.
Some of the other most common types of crimes that occur during the holidays include the following:
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Auto theft
- Sexual assault
- Family violence
- Fraud and scams
- Identity theft
As the founding attorney of the Law Office of John L. Venza Jr., have seen a wide range of offenses go through the criminal process each and every year, as a former prosecutor for more than five years and as a criminal defense attorney. I recognize that many people are put on the hook for a crime for many circumstances that are beyond their control. This time of year is busy for everyone, but what is true is that you do deserve the right to protect your integrity and your rights.
Speak with a Fort Bend Criminal Defense Lawyer
When dealing with criminal accusations, it is important to pay close attention to the details. It is important to fully understand every facet of the matter. That is why I am committed to finding a favorable case outcome for my clients. I conduct investigations on-site and make sure to gather all as part of my commitment to helping my clients. I am prepared to take cases all the way to trial if it becomes necessary.
If you have been charged with a crime this holiday season, please contact my Fort Bend criminal defense firm right away so that you know what the next steps are.