Evading Arrest in a Motor Vehicle in Fort Bend
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When a police vehicle flashes its lights and/or blares its siren, you must pull over at the nearest and safest location. However, sometimes drivers fail to notice the police vehicle because the music is too loud, or they are simply lost in thought on the road. In other cases, the threat of arrest can trigger a fight-or-flight response that causes drivers to flee from the police.
Unfortunately, fleeing is also known as evading arrest, which is a separate criminal offense in Texas. If you are being accused of evading arrest in a motor vehicle in Fort Bend County, Rosen & Kovach, PLLC is ready to defend you inside and outside the courtroom. Since there is a former prosecutor on your experienced legal team, we have a comprehensive understanding of Texas criminal law to help our clients obtain the best possible outcome in their cases, no matter how serious the charges are.
Evading Arrest Laws & Penalties in Texas
In Texas, evading arrest in a motor vehicle is a third degree felony, punishable by a prison sentence between two years and ten years and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
On the other hand, evading arrest on foot is a class A misdemeanor, which carries a jail sentence of up to 365 days and/or a maximum fine of $4,000. However, if someone else suffers a serious bodily injury while you attempted to evade a lawful arrest on foot, it is a third-degree felony, punishable by imprisonment for 2 to 10 years and/or a maximum fine of $10,000. A second offense for evading arrest on foot is a state jail felony, punishable by a maximum state jail sentence of up to two years and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
It is a second degree felony if another person dies as a result of an attempt to evade a lawful arrest, punishable by imprisonment between 2 to 20 years and/or a maximum fine of $10,000.
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Whether you were not aware that you were being pursued by police or the attempt at an arrest was not made lawfully, then you cannot be convicted of evading arrest. Our legal team can investigate your case, collect and analyze evidence, and help you obtain the most favorable result in court.
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