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 usually 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 will face a felony charge punishable by up to 10 years’ in prison.
A conviction for evading arrest will also cause your driver’s license to be suspended. Texas law on evading arrest is very strict. These harsh consequences are exactly why you must have a strong criminal defense lawyer at your side who will hold the police to all of the procedures the law requires of them when making stops or arrests. Jim Medley has over 10 years experience under his belt as a Texas peace officer and he has been an instructor at the police academy. He will dissect the police procedures used in your case and use any mistakes to your best benefit.
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Facing charges for evading arrest is a serious matter that can affect the rest of your life. At the Law Office of Jim Medley, we not only understand what you are facing, but we also appreciate the stress and uncertainty you are experiencing. We care about you and your future. Jim 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 in your case. To learn more, do not hesitate to call our Houston office today at 713-NOT-A-DWI.