When you’re being pursued by a police officer, your first instinct may be to run — or, if you’re driving a car, to speed away.
Whether you’re being pursued by a policeperson on foot or in a police car, the threat of arrest can be frightening enough to activate your fight-or-flight response. So when given a choice between the two, “flight” may sometimes feel like the smarter option for you — especially when a fight response could land you an assault charge.
However, fleeing from a police officer (more commonly known as “evading arrest”) is a crime in and of itself in Texas, and it carries serious consequences for those convicted.
To help you better understand this serious crime [...]