Helping You Fight Back Against Allegations Of Evading Arrest
Events leading up to a resisting arrest or evading arrest charge may be confusing. Sometimes you can be detained even if you believe you did nothing wrong, or you did not think the police officers were pursuing you specifically. In these instances, the worst thing you could do is resist their efforts and run away from the officers.
That is why it is imperative to find the right legal counsel who will help you with your resisting and/or evading arrest case.
I Am Your Criminal Defense Advocate
If you have been arrested for resisting or evading arrest, getting an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side is the best course of action.
With over three decades of experience handling criminal defense cases, I can construct a solid defense that will be able to help you avoid prosecution or conviction. With a strong understanding of the details that surround a resisting arrest or evading arrest charge, I will work aggressively to make sure we reach the best possible outcome.
Understanding The Difference Between Resisting And Evading Arrest
It is important to understand that although resisting and evading arrest share some similarities, they are both different offenses. Resisting arrest means you are actively working against the officer trying to detain you. Some examples of resisting arrest are:
- Struggling against the arresting officer
- Refusing to provide identification
- Preventing an officer from handcuffing you
- Inflicting harm or engaging in physical violence with the officer
Evading arrest means fleeing from a police officer, either by foot or by car. Fleeing from an officer does not automatically mean you will be arrested and convicted for evading arrest. In order for you to be convicted, it must be proven that you intentionally ran away from the officer to avoid being arrested.
Punishment For Resisting And Evading Arrest
In Texas, resisting and evading arrest carries some stiff legal penalties. Resisting arrest is a Class A misdemeanor, which is the harshest form of a misdemeanor. If you are charged, you can receive up to a year in jail or a $4,000 fine. If a weapon was involved, the charges could be raised to a third degree felony. This could mean spending up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Evading arrest is a Class B misdemeanor. You could face spending 180 days in jail or pay a $2,000 if you are convicted. Using a vehicle to flee can elevate the charge to a felony and force you to spend up to two years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
Call Today To Consult An Attorney
The costs are high if you are convicted for resisting or evading arrest, and can affect your future moving forward. I am dedicated to ensuring your case gets the proper attention it deserves by utilizing all of the available resources and carefully scrutinizing the information laid out before me. For a consultation, please call 214-748-3230 to discuss the circumstances of your case.