Evading Arrest by motor vehicle is a serious criminal offense in Texas. It often happens that a driver is unable to stop promptly when the police signal them to pull over, but unfortunately the police sometimes still arrest and charge the driver with a felony evading arrest.
If you were arrested for an evading arrest under these circumstances, it is very important that you contact the law firm of James G. Sullivan and Associates. Our experienced Harris County criminal defense attorneys may be able to persuade the grand jury or prosecutor to dismiss the felony charges because the police misunderstood your intentions or exaggerated what actually occurred.
If you have been charged with the criminal offense of evading arrest in Harris county (Houston), or any of the surrounding counties in Texas, including Montgomery (Conroe), Waller (Hempstead), Fort Bend (Richmond), and Brazoria (Angleton), contact James G. Sullivan and Associates for a free consultation at (281) 546-6428.
It is important that the criminal defense lawyer you hire has experience in successfully handling evading arrest cases. By obtaining and presenting the right evidence, the lawyer may be able to prove your innocence or raise a reasonable doubt in the minds of jurors at trial. Regrettably, many drivers in these circumstances just assume that the court will believe their version of what happened and that their case will just be dismissed. As we all know, our criminal justice system is imperfect and even an innocent person may still face criminal liability.
Evading arrest is the criminal offense charged on those that the police claim did not willingly submit themselves to an arrest or detention. The allegations that the police put in the offense report and the evidence the government presents in court is not always true and correct.
In Texas, evading arrest by vehicle or watercraft is a third degree felony, and evading arrest on foot is a class A misdemeanor, however the charges are increased if there are prior convictions or if someone suffers death or serious bodily injuries as a direct result of the flight. No matter what charge was filed against you by the District Attorney, our experienced criminal defense lawyers can be by your side. We know how to effectively fight an evading arrest charge and can defend you in all stages of the case.
Client Reviews on Evading Arrest Cases
Life Saver…not once, but twice…The next time we called upon Mr. Sullivan my son was now considered an adult and was being wrongfully accused by the police of evading detention. After Mr. Sullivan heard my son’s side of the story he agreed to defend him. He asked us to provide our detailed account of the situation in writing and we did. When we had our first court hearing it was evident that the DA’s office was not going to dismiss the case. Mr. Sullivan told my son that if he wanted to go to trial he would fight for him, but it was up to him. I appreciated him asking and fighting for my son!I believe the tenacity of Mr. Sullivan and his insistence on a jury trial are what finally persuaded the DA’s office to dismiss charges for my son. Not only did this happen for our son, but the 3 other young men being wrongfully accused also were dismissed. So essentially Mr. Sullivan helped them all by listening, understanding and believing my son and then not allowing us to give up proving it to be a false accusation!I would recommend Mr. Sullivan to anyone who is looking for an honest, understanding, and tenacious attorney!Avvo client review posted by Page on July 13, 2015
Outstanding AttorneyI hired Jim Sullivan for my daughters felony evading arrest and theft case. I could not be any happier with my decision. He is an amazing attorney and a very compassionate and understanding human being. Both of my daughters cases were dismissed! I would highly recommend Jim Sullivan to anyone needing a criminal defense attorney.Avvo client review posted by Tracie on May 29, 2012
The law firm of James G. Sullivan and Associates has extensive criminal defense experience, which is necessary in defending evading arrest charges. Contact our Houston criminal attorneys at 281-546-6428 for a free initial consultation.