Fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer is illegal and it is an offense that comes with varying degrees of criminal penalties. Depending on the degree of the alleged crime, eluding law enforcement can result in a mandatory adjudication of guilt and possible driver’s license suspension per Florida law.
A driver who does not follow or deliberately ignores a patrol car’s siren, and does not stop when being ordered to do so by an officer, could be charged with eluding a law enforcement officer. If you have been charged with either fleeing or eluding, reach out immediately to an experienced attorney to deal with your case.
There are various degrees of eluding and fleeing. Before 2003 fleeing and eluding was considered a misdemeanor. During the summer of 2003, the law was amended and it became a felony, which is punishable with prison time. However, every case is different and it is advisable that you seek legal advice in order to have the best outcome.
If you are arrested for fleeing an officer, contact the office of Attorney Luis F. Vega. At the law firm, we will help you build a solid defense against the charges brought against you by the prosecution. These type of charges can be confusing and can cause a lot of stress to you and your family. There are many legal options for getting the charges reduced or dismissed.
At the Law Office of Luis F. Vega, we have the qualifications you want in a criminal attorney. Mr. Vega handles a broad spectrum of misdemeanor and felony offenses.
Contact the Law Office of Luis F. Vega at 407-847-4029. We will gladly review the details of your situation and consult with you on the best course of action. There is absolutely no fee for a consultation and no obligation of any kind. Remember when you contact our law firm you become part of our family. That’s the promise at our Kissimmee law office.