evading arrest laws in texas

Texas Laws for Evading Arrest

December 14, 2016


You may have seen television shows or nightly news reports showing coverage of police chases. All of these chases start the same way: someone decides to resist an arrest attempt by law enforcement officers and flees from them. Whether this attempt to flee takes place on foot or in a vehicle, it is always a bad idea.

Running from the cops is not just a crime by itself, it can also enhance the original charges that caused the arrest attempt. There are different penalties for fleeing on foot or in a vehicle and the exact circumstances of each case can lead to different outcomes. Here is the information that you need to know about evading arrest in Texas.