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Denton Resisting Arrest Attorneys

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The Texas Legislature created the following two statutes to criminalize flight from a law enforcement officer:

  • Evading arrest or detention
  • Fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer

If you’ve been accused of either offense, reach out to Marsala Law Group. Our Denton resisting arrest defense lawyers will dedicate 100% focus to your case and seek an optimal result on your behalf.

To schedule your free initial consultation, call us at (940) 386-6848 or contact us online today.

How Can Someone Be Charged with Resisting Arrest?

Under § 545.421(a) of the Texas Transportation Code driver commits the offense of fleeing and attempt to elude a police officer if they “willfully fail or refuse” to stop the vehicle or flee, “or attempt to elude, a pursuing police vehicle when given a visual or audible signal to bring the vehicle to a stop.”

Fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $4,000 and/or a jail term of up to 1 year.

The elements for evading arrest or detention are enumerated in Texas Penal Code § 38.04. The statute provides that a person commits the offense when they “intentionally flee from a person [they] know” to be a law enforcement officer trying to arrest or detain them.

Typically, an evading charge is paired with the underlying criminal offense the accused was suspected of committing, such as:

For the prosecutor to prove the crime of evading arrest or detention under Statute § 38.04 of the Texas Penal Code, they must prove the following:

  • The person who fled is the person who committed the crime;
  • The defendant acted intentionally;
  • The defendant fled;
  • The defendant ran from another person that the defendant knew was a peace officer (police officer or other law enforcement);
  • The law enforcement officer was attempting to arrest or detain the defendant;
  • The attempted arrest or detention was legal.

Generally, evading is a Class A misdemeanor. However, it can be elevated to a state jail felony if the prosecution process that the defendant used a vehicle during the commission of the offense. The charge can be increased to a third-degree felon if someone else is injured during the incident.

Retain an Attorney in Denton for Your Resisting Arrest Charge

If you have been charged with evading arrest or detention or fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, contact our experienced defense lawyers today. We provide skilled legal help in Denton County and the surrounding areas and will work tirelessly for you.

Contact Marsala Law Group by calling (940) 386-6848 today.

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Recent Case Results
  • A.G. – Denton Misdemeanor Assault Family Violence Not Guilty

    State presented seven eye-witnesses to dispute our claim of self-defense.

  • A.P.G. – Denton Aggravated Sex Assault of Child & 3 Counts of Indecency with a Child Not Guilty - Jury Trial
  • C.D. – Denton Felony Violation of Protective Order Case Dismissed

    Dismissed and we are now suing the arresting agency.

  • Dr. J.B. – DWI with Multiple Drug Charges Cases Dismissed

    All drug cases dismissed as well as a subsequent DWI while the client was on Probation.

  • Dr. R.C. – Tarrant DWI Not Guilty
  • E.D.M. Denton Felony Assault with Priors Reduced to Misdemeanor Time-Served

    Charge reduced; client served one day in jail.

  • E.H. – Denton Misdemeanor Assault Family Violence Case Dismissed
  • H.R. – Denton Felony Aggravated Assault Not Guilty

    Not guilty verdict despite 3rd party-eye witness who testified my client went out to his car and grabbed a tire iron and chased after the victim and beat him repeatedly over the head. This is self-defense at it's finest.

  • J.G. - Denton Felony Drug Charge Case Dismissed

    Dismissed due to invalid search.

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    Original offer was 5 years in prison. After our investigation prior to trial, we discovered enough inconsistencies to convince the DA to dismiss!

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    We firmly believe honesty is the best policy. Our team will provide you with transparent updates and realistic outcomes.

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    We truly care about each and every client. We understand this is a vulnerable time in your life and we are committed to being with you every step of the way.

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    This attorney really cares about his clients and the outcome of their case.

    “I have personally seen him go the extra mile for myself as well as others and he has a talent for getting the truth heard, even when it seems impossible.”

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    I can't praise him enough and I thank God for him.

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    - Cathy F.
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    - Friddle
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