Evading Arrest or Detention
If your child was 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 juvenile defense attorneys may be able to persuade the prosecutor to dismiss the felony charges because the police misunderstood your child's intentions or exaggerated what actually occurred.
If your child has 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) or Brazoria (Angleton), contact James G. Sullivan and Associates for a free consultation at (281) 546-6428.
It is important that the juvenile 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 child's innocence or raise a reasonable doubt in the minds of jurors at trial. As we all know, our juvenile justice system is imperfect and even an innocent person may still face juvenile liability.
Evading arrest is the 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 your child by the District Attorney, our experienced juvenile defense lawyers can be by your side. We know how to effectively fight an evading arrest charge and can defend your child in all stages of the case.