Fleeing and Eluding Law Enforcement
Defense from a Miami Criminal Lawyer
Were you arrested for fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer? An attorney from Seltzer Law, PA has the commitment and determination needed to fight for your defense. We have a vast amount of experience in all types of criminal defense matters, and based on our successful case results, we were named a Rising Star in 2010 and have been rated as "excellent" according to Avvo.
The crime of fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer is charged when you have willfully and knowingly refused to stop for an officer who ordered you to stop, either verbally or with a vehicle's lights and siren. You may be charged even if your attempt to flee was unsuccessful. The offense can become aggravated if you are accused of speeding, driving in an unsafe manner, causing an injury or death to another or fleeing the scene of an accident you were involved in. If you are charged with any of these crimes, your best move is to speak to an experienced Miami criminal defense attorney and former Miami-Dade Cyber Crime Prosecutor as soon as you can.
Penalties and Sentencing for Eluding Law Enforcement
Fleeing or eluding carries much stiffer penalties than it once did. Florida law allows fleeing and eluding sentences ranging from probation to 30 years in prison, depending on the circumstances and seriousness of the charge. In many cases, authorities may not use alternative sentencing, early release or credit for time served, no matter what the circumstances might be. After a conviction, authorities may revoke your driver's license and impound your car or truck. These penalties are in addition to a likely auto insurance rate hike if you are found guilty.
To avoid a conviction, you need help from a knowledgeable South Florida fleeing and eluding criminal defense attorney. If you have been charged with this crime, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide you with a free, confidential consultation so that we can determine how we can best serve you. For additional information; see Florida Statue 316.1935: Fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer. Contact the firm today to learn more about building a defense for your case.