In Texas Evading Arrest or Detention is defined in the Penal Code as follows:
Section 38.04 Texas Penal Code. EVADING ARREST OR DETENTION
(a) A person commits an offense if he intentionally flees from a person he knows is a peace officer attempting lawfully to arrest or detain him.
(b) An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor, except that the offense is:
(1) a state jail felony if the actor uses a vehicle while the actor is in flight and the actor has not been previously convicted under this section;
(2) a felony of the third degree if:
(A) the actor uses a vehicle while the actor is in flight and the actor has been previously convicted under this section; or
(B) another suffers serious bodily injury as a direct result of an attempt by the officer from whom the actor is fleeing to apprehend the actor while the actor is in flight; or
(3) a felony of the second degree if another suffers death as a direct result of an attempt by the officer from whom the actor is fleeing to apprehend the actor while the actor is in flight.
If you find yourself in a situation where you are charged with Evading Arrest or Detention in Texas, and anywhere in the Dallas-Fort Worth metreplex, contact the The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, now at 214.702.CARL (2275). Our office has experience working in various areas throughout the State of Texas. We have the ability to serve the entire Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, including Dallas County, Collin County, Denton County, Tarrant County, Rockwall County, and Ellis County. We look forward to helping you guide through the criminal justice system with honesty, compassion, dedication, and devotion.