Houston Criminal Lawyer for Tourist and Out-of-State Visitor Arrests
Every year the unique culture and diverse entertainment opportunities of Texas attract millions of foreign and domestic tourists to the greater Houston area. The large and growing job market in southeast Texas also attracts thousands of workers from other states and countries. Texas is called The Friendly State and Texans are genuinely friendly, however keep in mind that “Don’t Mess with Texas” is not just a catchy slogan; it is taken seriously. For visitors caught breaking the law, their contact with and arrest by law enforcement officers may seem harsh, but the possible punishment in criminal court could result in lifelong consequences.
Texas criminal law and its application to the facts and circumstances of each case may seem straightforward, but the elected district attorney of each county may have their own special programs or considerations. If you are arrested it can be stressful and time-consuming to navigate these different legal systems, so contact an experienced Houston criminal defense attorney to represent you.
The legal team at James G. Sullivan and Associates has over 50 years of experience in Texas criminal law. If you are a tourist or out-of-state visitor charged with a criminal offense in the Greater Houston area including Harris County, Montgomery County, Fort Bend County, Waller County, Brazoria County or any of the surrounding areas, call James G. Sullivan and Associates today at (281) 546-6428 for a free consultation.
We will work to get you the best result in your criminal case so you can get back to enjoying life in your own state or country.
Common Out-of-State Visitor Crimes in Harris County
Most out-of-state visitor crimes in Harris County are related to entertainment. When traveling in the United States, it is important to remember that every state has different laws and you are expected to follow the laws in the jurisdiction you are visiting. The following crimes are commonly committed by out-of-state visitors in Houston—
DWI (Driving While Intoxicated)
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Shoplifting (Retail Theft)
James G. Sullivan and Associates | Harris County Tourist Arrest Attorney
If you are an out-of-state or international visitor and have been charged with a criminal offense in Harris County, Montgomery County, Fort Bend County, Waller County, Brazoria County or any of the surrounding areas, contact lawyers you can trust and who know well the local legal systems. Call James G. Sullivan and Associates today at (281) 546-6428 for a free consultation.