A woman was recently charged with two felony and three misdemeanors counts after she was involved in a very low speed chase that occurred on the roads between Denton to Lewisville. The chase occurred when the Highway Patrol tried to stop the motorist for an unspecified traffic violations. The driver was eventually caught when law enforcement deployed tire deflation equipment. The woman was taken to the Denton County Jail where she was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, evading arrest with a vehicle, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, and driving with an invalid license. The woman’s bail totals $110,000.
Each year, many people in the state of Texas are charged with evading arrest. These offenses frequently result in various complications that can change a person’s life. As a result, this offense raises some unique considerations about evading arrest charges.
The Difference Between Evading and Resisting Arrest
Evading and resisting arrest might sound similar, but these are actually two separate offenses.
Classified as either a misdemeanor or felony, resisting arrest involves a person attempting to interfere with a law enforcement officer’s duties. Felony resisting arrest cases are often reserved for situations in which a person responds violently.