Fort Worth Resisting Arrest Lawyer
The charge of resisting arrest will often be in addition to another criminal accusation against you, as the very fact you were being arrested in the first place means you are already being accused in some criminal matter. Often, the natural response when faced with the prospect of being placed under arrest is to attempt to stop this happening, if you are not careful however or used to much force you could find yourself being charged with resisting arrest. This can often be used in addition to other evidence against you to secure a conviction in the court room, and for that reason should be treated with the utmost importance.
In the North Texas or Fort Worth area if you have been charged with resisting arrest in conjunction with another criminal accusation then The Goolsby Law Firm can help you. As a former trial attorney with the District attorney’s office, Mike Goolsby has two decades of experience in helping people charged with a criminal offense in this area. This knowledge and expertise will be used to help you with the charge of resisting arrest, and you can be assured of a vigorous defense of your rights at all times.
If you are questioned by the police then are entitled to have your attorney present. You should make sure that your representation is experience and knowledgeable of this questioning procedure and methods that can be used to challenge evidence against you. Success in this process can often mean that the charges against you may be reduced in severity, or in some cases even dismissed entirely. Do not put your life in the hands of an overworked public defender that may not have the time to concentrate on your case due to the workload they are under.
An accusation is never the end of the road, there are always many defenses you can make against the charges you face. The state must be made to prove any allegation against you and in matters of resisting arrest this proof can often be tricky, as it will have to be shown that actual physical force was used to stop the police officers on performing their duties and placing you under arrest. Items that can be shown to prove this allegation include struggling against being placed in handcuffs, lashing out violently, physically attempting to prevent yourself being placed in the police car or holding cell, and other similar actions. As physical force and violence has to be shown to have been used to make this charge of resisting arrest valid, there may also be a charge against you of assaulting the police officer concerned.
A charge of resisting arrest can be problematic, and can make other allegations against you have more serious consequences, as well as help the prosecution get a conviction. Call The Goolsby Law Firm today for a completely free initial consultation to discuss the charges against you, and the possible path your defense can take. You can be sure of a professional and knowledgeable service and discretion and confidentiality is always assured.