Denton Resisting Arrest Lawyer

Resisting arrest is a serious accusation in Denton and the North Texas area, which can lead to jail time or prison sentence. Under state law, if you resist arrest you are guilty of the offense even if the arrest was not legal. This means that if the police claim that you resisted, you may still be charged even if you are entirely innocent of the offense for which you are being arrested. Police officers usually become too aggressive with those that they suspect committed a crime. Thus, if you or a member of your family has been charged with resisting arrest, it is very important that you contact us at The Goolsby Law Firm as soon as you can to protect your rights.

The sad fact is that resisting arrest is a very subjective kind of criminal offense, which often falls into gray areas. For instance it does not consider situations where there was use of excessive force on the part of the police or where they were not recognized by the defendant as law enforcement officers. In such cases, wrongful allegations could be made and combined with preexistent criminal charges.

Resisting arrest has been defined as the intentional obstruction or prevention of a known law enforcement officer, or a person acting on the instructions of the officer, from making an arrest, search or transportation of an accused by the use of force. Resisting arrest is considered as class A misdemeanor. However, the charge becomes a third degree felony offense if there was use of a deadly weapon in resisting the arrest or search.

The Goolsby Law Firm knows that cases of resisting arrest usually involve both sides of the story. We understand what you are going through and will evaluate your case carefully, interview witnesses and officers and stay by your side through every step of the legal process to make sure your legal rights are protected in court.

Attorney Mike Goolsby is an untiring and sympathetic advocate for the rights of people who were accused of a crime in Texas. As a former Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Goolsby has a unique knowledge of the tactics used by the prosecution as well as procedures followed by the police. His understanding of the law has allowed him to defend clients successfully. Do not risk your life and liberty to someone less skilled and experienced. The Goolsby Law Firm can provide you with an effective and creative defense that could lead to the most positive outcome for your case.

Do not make the mistake of facing the judicial system by yourself. If you or a member of your family has been charged with resisting arrest in Denton or other areas of North Texas, contact us at The Goolsby Law Firm as soon as possible to ensure that your legal rights are protected aggressively. Having our lawyers by your side can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. Call us today to know how we can help you.