Defending Resisting Arrest Charges in Denton County
Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers – (940) 580-2899
In some cases, a defendant can be criminally charged with resisting arrest if they struggled with a law enforcement officer who was attempting to put them into handcuff, if they ran away, or if they fought against being put into a prison cell.
Unfortunately, however, this is an extremely subjective type of criminal charge and can often fall into areas of gray. For example, it does not take into consideration instances where excessive force was used by an officer or situations where the defendant did not recognize them to be law enforcement. In these cases, wrongful accusations can be made and compounded on top of preexisting criminal charges.
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Have you been charged with resisting arrest?
Should an individual be criminally charged with resisting arrest, they will be facing a Class A misdemeanor – this carries with it fines up to $4,000, as well as a prison term for up to a year. If the resistance was done with a deadly weapon, the offense is considered to be a third degree felony and carries a prison sentence from 2 to 10 years, and a fine of up to $10,000. For this reason, if you are facing charges for resisting arrest, it is highly recommended that you find an experienced Denton County criminal defense lawyer to help protect your legal rights.
At the Law Offices of Tim Powers, we represent clients charged with resisting arrest in Denton County including the following surrounding areas:
- Flower Mound
- Lake Dallas
- Trophy Club
- Little Elm
- Highland Village
- And more
We are former prosecutors and assistant district attorneys who have extensive experience in the courts and in all the processes and procedures of the criminal justice system. We meet with our clients and learn the particulars of the incident, seeking out the defense actions we need to take to fight for their freedom.
We understand the seriousness of the charge and are relentless in our client's defense. We often contact the prosecutor of the case to discuss the matter and present our client's side of the matter. We present our client's good background or evidence that could assist in having the prosecutor drop the charges or reduce them.
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At trial, we vigorously present our defenses. In some cases, we will argue that the arresting officer used excessive force and in others, that the defendant did not recognize them as law enforcement. In every case, we will strive to challenge inadequacies in the state's proof and expose inaccuracies and / or lies in the testimony of state witnesses. Regardless of the extenuating circumstances, we will fight to create reasonable doubt. We have helped many clients obtain dismissals and acquittals in court. We urge you to contact us for a free consultation.
Contact the Law Offices of Tim Powers for tireless defense against criminal charges of resisting arrest.
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