Traffic Stop Turns Serious as Driver Attempts to Evade ArrestBy D'Amore Law Firm
Nov. 22, 2011 11:20a
The incident began when a 35-year-old man was pulled over by two police officers for a traffic violation. The driver, R.E., was stopped around 9:30 at night near a South Dallas intersection. One of the officers approached the car and began speaking with the driver but the individual was not following the officer's directions. The officer became suspicious when the driver reached for an object near him inside the car. The policeman took action to protect himself against the driver's suspicious behavior and shot the man in the leg before he could produce the hidden object.
The driver then sped away, attempting to evade arrest as the officers pursued him. The driver was stopped and taken into custody a short time later. He was taken to a local medical center and treated for a gunshot wound to his right hip. Officers found a handgun in the man's possession. He has been charged with evading arrest and unlawfully carrying a weapon. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in the Dallas or the greater Collin County area of North Texas you should seek professional representation immediately. A Dallas criminal defense attorney may be able to help with your specific legal needs!
About Evading Arrest Charges in Dallas
Evading arrest is a serious charge in Texas and can bring misdemeanor or felony punishment. The penalty for evading arrest with a motor vehicle is severe if the defendant is found guilty of the charge and can include up to 2 years in state prison and a fine up to $10,000. That is why it is so important that anyone facing charges for evading or resisting arrest get the help of a skilled defense lawyer. An attorney with the D'Amore Law Firm has successfully defended clients throughout the Dallas area against a variety of misdemeanor and felony criminal charges. This is achieved by looking at the specifics of the case, doing a thorough investigation of the situation as it pertains to the client's viewpoint and using the legal team's over 35 years of experience. Listening to the client and developing a strong defense strategy to protect that client's rights and liberty is the number one priority.
Contact a Dallas criminal defense attorney now to see what may be done for your case. It may be possible to get the charges against you dropped!
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