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It is quite understandable why so many people try to avoid being arrested. With police brutality at an all-time high, getting arrested can be a life-threatening event. Quite a few people who have been charged with evading or resisting arrest feared much more than answering for whatever allegation the initial arrest was based on. Unfortunately, Texas courts treat these closely related offenses rather harshly, especially when weapons are involved. Even the least serious forms of evading could land you in jail. This is true even if other charges are ultimately dismissed or are never filed in the first place.

The Dameron Law Firm has seen many of these cases play out. We build powerful legal defenses based on the specific facts of each case and the entire context of the alleged offense. Because evading and resisting are both secondary offenses - you must have been in the process of getting arrested for something else already - these defenses can become complex. Our firm draws on our years of experience and education to craft comprehensive defenses to these serious allegations.

Law Firm for Evading Arrest in Texas

While evading arrest and resisting arrest are quite similar charges, there is a bit of a difference. Evading arrest simply means that you fled, while resisting arrest can be a bit more involved. Not all instances of running away from the police count as evading. You must have had some belief that you were going to be arrested causing you to flee to avoid arrest. This can be a contested issue - people do try to get away from the police for other reasons. We can sometimes base a client's defense around the reason they fled.

Fleeing on foot is generally charged as a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and/or a $4,000 fine. However, if you fled in a vehicle, which is common in DWI cases, you are more likely facing felony charges. A felony conviction for evading arrest could lead to a two-year prison term and up to a $10,000 fine. The Dameron Law Firm strives to prevent the overly harsh results Texas is known for in these cases.

Tarrant County Lawyer for Resisting Arrest

Resisting is generally considered more serious than merely fleeing. Resisting arrest includes things like struggling against or assaulting an officer while he attempts to handcuff you or even refusing to provide identification. Unfortunately, even if you were only defending yourself in response to a police brutality incident, you may still be charged with a crime. This holds true even if the alleged offense you were initially being arrested for is dropped.

At the least serious level, resisting arrest is a Class A misdemeanor and could lead to up to a one-year jail sentence. If a weapon was involved, resisting becomes a third-degree felony and could carry a 10-year term of imprisonment. The stakes are extremely high when this allegation is made.

The Dameron Law Firm realizes how chaotic the events leading to these charges can be and how important the entire context is. We will strive to build you the strongest possible defense grounded in fact and law. We have the experience needed to analyze these cases at a deep level and craft powerful defense strategies.

Contact a Tarrant County Fleeing and Evading Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with evading or resisting arrest, The Dameron Law Firm can help you handle these charges along with any other offenses you may have been charged with. Our experienced Fort Worth criminal defense firm is highly skilled at evaluating these cases in light of all the surrounding circumstances and building strong, persuasive arguments on behalf of those facing charges for evading or resisting. Contact us online or call our law office at 817-222-0624 so we can arrange a free consultation.

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