The city of Dallas, TX has put 31 apartment complexes on notice. They must clean up their act or pay a fine. This comes after the Police Department along with the city decided these 31 complexes were hot spots of crime that needed to cool off.
According to WFAA, things like better lighting, visibility, security fences, and community watch meetings can all improve the safety of a neighborhood. In addition, community managers are being asked to tighten up their background checks and rental policies, being more cautious of who they are renting to.
High crime apartment complexes are often havens for drug and alcohol related crimes. When people feel like no one is watching and the opportunity for criminal activity exists, the likelihood of it actually happening is far more prevalent.
Apartment complexes in poorer neighborhoods where security has waned can quickly become hotbeds of criminal activities. It is the responsibility of the community managers, the residents, and law enforcement to work together to bring control back.
That seems to be the case here in Dallas where police say they are working with those communities to develop solutions to their criminal problems.
Charges like criminal mischief, drug possession, and even prostitution are common in these 31 apartment complexes. As these criminal incidences start to pop up they must be dealt with quickly before a community deteriorates faster than it can be recovered.
Oftentimes the people charged with criminal offenses in these neighborhoods aren’t given the help they need when involved in the court system. Some people charged with drug offenses actually do want help and want to take responsibility for their actions.
If you are facing criminal charges you need an aggressive attorney to act as your advocate, looking out for your best interests in court and beyond. Call me so we can talk about your charges today and what can be done to ensure you get positive results when it’s your time to go before the judge and when it’s time to return to the community.