Evading Arrest in Texas
What qualifies as evading arrest?
According to Texas Penal Code section 38.04, evading arrest is when a person flees from a person he or she knows to be a peace officer attempting to lawfully arrest or detain them. Evading arrest is generally considered a Class B misdemeanor but there are circumstances that can result in more serious charges. If you use a vehicle to evade arrest you could face a felony charge. If you have previously evaded arrest in a vehicle and do so a second time or if someone is harmed while you are fleeing a peace officer you can be charged with a third degree felony.
If someone is fatally wounded in the process of fleeing a peace officer you can be charged with a second degree felony. The consequences of evading arrest charges can vary depending on the specific circumstances of your case. There are severe penalties that can result, so it is critical that you contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer to defend your rights. Jim Medley & Associates, P.C. is a law firm that is completely dedicated to criminal cases.
When your future and your freedom are on the line, you need an attorney that is familiar with the complexities of criminal cases. A former professor of criminal justice, Mr. Medley has been involved in the criminal justice field for 20 years and brings a unique insight to criminal defense. His record of success speaks for itself. With Jim by your side every step of the way you can feel confident that you are being professionally represented by a seasoned lawyer that will aggressively protect your constitutional rights and pursue the best possible result on your behalf.
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Facing charges for evading arrest is a serious matter that can affect the rest of your life. Our criminal defense lawyer not only understands what you are facing, he appreciates the stress and uncertainty you are experiencing and cares about you and your future. The firm will thoroughly investigate your case to determine your legal options and ensure that your rights were not violated in the course of your arrest. Jim will utilize all available resources to pursue favorable results. The firm will energetically represent you, steadfastly defending your right and seek the best outcome possible.