If you run away from a police arrest, you’re putting yourself at risk of physical injury or even death.
If you know you’re on the right side of the law and the law enforcement is arresting you illegally, stay relaxed. Do not resist the arrest and most definitely do not run away from it. If you attempt to resist a valid search of your premises by your police, it will be construed as evading arrest. If you refuse to comply with a detention for the purpose of questioning, you can be arrested for evading arrest.
Evading arrest is a totally unnecessary and avoidable action that checkers the pitch if you’re already facing charges and lands you into trouble if you have not done anything wrong.
The punishment for evading arrest varies with the circumstances of the event. It can land you a prison sentence of up to 20 years. Regardless of whether you’re charged with a misdemeanor or a felony for evading arrest, you need the services of a knowledgeable lawyer who is prepared to defend you aggressively, and also has the necessary expertise to do so.
The Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez Jr. can help you. The first and often the most critical aspect of the case is to determine if the arrest was legal. If the judge can be convinced that the arrest or detention was not made lawfully, then you may not be prosecuted for evading arrest. Call us today for secure and zealous representation for your evading arrest charge.