Houston Evading Arrest Lawyer | Harris County Juvenile Attorney James Sullivan

Evading Arrest or Detention

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 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.

James Sullivan is also Board Certified in Juvenile Law since 2004 and has practiced juvenile and criminal law since 1994.

Client Reviews on Evading Arrest Case

I am very grateful to Attorney Sullivan for his work on my case. He is very professional and I have the utmost respect for him. He helped me in a time of need and he worked diligently on my case. When I was struggling, he was understanding and compassionate to what I was going through. Any time I called he was quick to return my calls and answer any questions that I had. I am so grateful to have him as my lawyer. His fees are reasonable, his results superb. I highly recommend Mr. James Sullivan. He went above and beyond to help me through this rough time in my life. ~Brooks Dressen (Avvo)

The law firm of James G. Sullivan and Associates has extensive juvenile defense experience, which is necessary in defending evading arrest charges. Contact our Houston juvenile attorneys at 281-546-6428 for a free initial consultation.