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Criminal Defense

A man in Denton was recently accused of cursing loudly in the parking lot of a Walmart and pulling his arms away from law enforcement officers when they tried to arrest him. The man was subsequently charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Earlier inside the Walmart, the man had accused a young woman of shoplifting and tried to convince the young lady to go into the back of the store with him. When confronted by law enforcement, the man told the officers that he had been teasing with the young girl. Law enforcement reports that the man would not cooperate and subsequently took him to the Denton City Jail. This case is just one of the many ways in which resisting arrest charges can occur in the state of Texas. If you find yourself facing a resisting arrest charge, you should not hesitate to obtain the assistance of a seasoned criminal defense lawyer.

What Constitutes Resisting Arrest?

Denton law enforcement recently found a handgun, over 100 grams of methamphetamines, three grams of tar heroin, and a ballistic vest at the home of a known drug distributor in Lewisville. The man was arrested on charges of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, and unlawful possession of body armor by a felon. As a result, the man was placed in Denton County Jail on a $150,000 bail. The man is believed to have sold methamphetamine out of his home in Lewisville, which distributed a large amount of the drug into Denton.

The defendant has a significant criminal history, including several felony convictions like tampering with physical evidence and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Law enforcement identified the man during a week-long investigation into drug distribution.

This case serves as an example of just one way in which a person can end up facing firearm possession charges under Texas law. If you or a loved one faces these charges, it is often important to both understand how these charges are made as well as to immediately obtain the assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Texas Law Regarding Firearm Possession

A 16-year-old suspect involved in a series of vehicle thefts was taken into custody recently after he caused a crash while driving a vehicle that did not belong to him. After a warrant was issued for the boy’s arrest, he was spotted driving a red Toyota Corolla, which had previously been reported stolen by its owner. The theft occurred while the vehicle’s owner left it running in her driveway so the car could warm up. The car was speeding when it struck another vehicle on the road. The teenage driver escaped through the car’s passenger door and fled to a nearby park, which is where he was apprehended by law enforcement. The driver of the vehicle that was struck experienced a broken leg and was subsequently taken to the hospital for medical treatment. Due to this offense, the teenage driver now faces charges related to theft over $2,500, evading detention in a vehicle, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

There are strict laws in the state of Texas that result in increased charges and penalties for a person who is convicted of evading detention in a motor vehicle. It is important that all motorists understand just how serious these charges are. People who face these charges also often find it essential to obtain the assistance of a skilled criminal defense lawyer.

Texas Law Regarding Evading Detention in a Motor Vehicle

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