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Archives for: October, 2020

Oct 1

Innocent Texas Jogger Lands Assault Charges for Resisting Arrest

Assault | Racial Profiling

Police misconduct has been under a microscope all over the country — including in Texas. One more incident was reported recently down in the Alamo City.

Police had been canvassing a San Antonio neighborhood for an assault suspect when they spotted a 33-year-old jogger. When one officer attempted to question him, the jogger asserted his right not to answer, stating that he was just working out.

San Antonio Man Arrested After the Victim Confirms His Innocence

The conversation escalated as the officers continued questioning the jogger and he again asserted his right not to be questioned. He was placed in a police car even after the assault victim had arrived at the scene and confirmed that this was not the [...]

Apr 25

Resisting Arrest in Texas: What Does It Mean?

Resisting Arrest

Being put under arrest is unpleasant, yes, but it is common knowledge that resisting can leave you open to further charges – namely “resisting arrest.” The key phrase here is “further charges.” If you are already being arrested for something – whether or not you believe you are guilty – the last thing you want to do is give law enforcement reasons to tack on more charges and penalties.

What if you’re being wrongly arrested, though? Aren’t there certain regulations the police must follow in order to make an arrest? Shouldn’t you make it known if you don’t think you are being arrested legitimately? You can’t simply be arrested for resisting arrest… can you?

If you ask one group [...]

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