In 2013, the Dallas Police Department continued to moved forward on their next phase of a digital attack in the fight against crime by installing 76 new surveillance cameras and 28 automatic license plate readers throughout some of the city's highest crime areas. Cameras of this kind have been used in many cities, including other parts of Dallas to help officers make arrests for criminal activities, such as theft, prostitution, rape and assault. Plate readers are touted by police as a tool they can use to determine if a vehicle is stolen, if a driver has a warrant for his or her arrest, or if the driver is a registered sex offender.
While some residents appreciate the close scrutiny of criminal activities, privacy advocates do not agree with the continued use of such blanket surveillance. It is strongly believed that this type of technology should only be used to target known criminals or aid in ongoing criminal investigations.
Prior to the installation of surveillance cameras and plate readers, the lack of a police presence and an unwillingness of individuals to report on criminal activities allegedly made certain areas of the city an ideal location for the commission of a crime. Now, this type of surveillance can be used to track people in an attempt to associate them with criminal activities in which they were never involved. It may also be able to be used as evidence in a criminal trial.
If you have been arrested for committing a sex crime in or around the Dallas area, Dallas sex crime attorney Tom D'Amore will fight hard to help you avoid a conviction, even if a surveillance camera or plate reader captured you in the area at the time. His firm has a distinct advantage over other sex crime law firms in that he spent 19 years working as a prosecutor for the Dallas District Attorney's Office. He may have even trained some of the prosecutors working with the DA's Office today.
During his extensive career he has proven that he is not afraid to fight for his clients as he has been in over 400 jury trials. His unique ability to predict how the prosecution will go about building their case against you comes almost as second nature. Who better to defend your rights than a former prosecutor with a long track record of success?
Contact his firm right away to find out how he can help you avoid the serious charges and penalties you will face if convicted of a sex crime.