Denton Evading Arrest Lawyer

Attorney Mike Goolsby is a skilled criminal defense lawyer who defends people charged with evading arrest in Denton and North Texas. We invite you to contact our office directly to discuss the facts of your case directly with Mike Goolsby.

There are a couple of criminal statutes that were created by state legislature to criminalize evading arrest or detention in Texas. These are:

  • Evading arrest or detention
  • Escaping and attempting to evade a police officer

A motorist is guilty of fleeing and attempting to evade the police if he or she deliberately refuses or fails to stop his or her car or escapes or attempts to evade a police car in pursuit after being given an audible or visual signal to stop the vehicle.

For the prosecution to prove that you are evading arrest/detention under Section 38.4 of the state Penal Code, they must establish several elements that include:

  • That the individual who fled is the same as the one who did the crime
  • That the offender acted with intent
  • That the offender fled
  • From another person that is known to the offender as a law enforcement officer
  • That the peace officer was trying to detain or arrest the defendant
  • That the detention or arrest being attempted is legal

Evading arrest or detention could be elevated from a class A misdemeanor to jail felony if the prosecution establishes that you utilized a vehicle while trying to evade arrest. If you or a member of your family has been charged with evading arrest in Denton or other areas of North Texas, we urge you to contact us at The Goolsby Law Firm immediately for experienced legal counsel.

The Goolsby Law Firm is entirely devoted to defending people accused of criminal offenses in the state of Texas. If your freedom and liberty are at stake, you need to have a lawyer who is familiar with the intricacies involved in criminal cases. As a former Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Goolsby has a thorough understanding of criminal law, which allowed him to have a unique comprehension of criminal cases.

Our good track record speaks for itself. With The Goolsby Law Firm by your side all through the case, you will have the confidence that only a representation from an aggressive lawyer can give. We will protect your legal rights in court and pursue the most favorable result for your case.

Being charged with evading arrest is a very serious matter, which can affect your entire future. The Goolsby Law Firm understands what you are going through. We know of the uncertainty and stress that is brought about by the case. We are going to conduct a meticulous investigation to establish the best legal strategy for your case and make sure that your constitutional rights are not violated. The Goolsby Law Firm will use every resource that is available to us in order to achieve the most favorable results. We will represent you in court aggressively, faithfully defending your rights in all stages of your evading arrest case.