Seth Topek
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Criminal Defense Attorney: Defending the Rights of the Accused and the Incarcerated

    If you or a loved one has been accused of resisting arrest you need a lawyer, please call us for a free consultation at 713-651-1444.  The crime of resisting arrest occurs when you

  • Intentionally 
  • Prevent or obstruct by using force against
  • Someone you know is a peace officer or know is someone working at the direction of a peace officer who is present while they are
  • Arresting, searching, or transporting the actor or another 
  • It is not a defense that the arrest or search was unlawful.

    If you were arrested for resisting arrest in Houston Texas you have been charged with a class A misdemeanor, except if a deadly weapon was used it is a third degree felony.  At Topek and Topek we have been defending Houstonians accused of committing crimes for over thirty years.  If you have been charged with resisting arrest we will aggressively protect your rights and defend you against the charges.  Possible defenses against resisting arrest in Houston involve whether you knew the person was a peace officer and whether they can show you intended to prevent or obstruct their actions.  You should know that every criminal case is very fact specific and so every defense is different. Please call us or fill out an online contact form for a free consultation.