Orlando Fleeing and Eluding Lawyer
Florida Fleeing and Eluding Arrest Attorney
In Florida, fleeing or attempting to flee a police officer is a felony — a serious charge that could affect you for the rest of your life. If you have been charged with fleeing and eluding, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect you from consequences such as driver's license revocation and prison.
At The Umansky Law Firm, our Orlando attorneys that handle these cases are here to protect your driver's license and your liberty if you have been arrested for this charge. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Nobody would want to go through life with
What Is Fleeing and Eluding?
Florida's defines fleeing and eluding as willfully refusing or failing to stop a vehicle having knowledge that you have been ordered to stop by a duly authorized law enforcement officer. You can also be charged with this crime if you flee or attempt to flee a law enforcement officer in clearly marked patrol vehicle with siren and lights activated.
The charge of fleeing and eluding may come down to the perception of the arresting police. To convict you, the prosecutor must show that you had knowledge that you had been ordered to stop by a law enforcement officer. The patrol car that pursued you must have agency insignia and other jurisdictional markings prominently displayed on the vehicle
Our experience as former prosecutors allows us to give you an honest evaluation of your fleeing and eluding case so that you will know your options from the start.
This crime is a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. If you are convicted, the court will revoke your driver's license for a minimum of one year and as long as five years.
If you drive at high speed or in a manner that demonstrates a wanton disregard for the safety of people or property and then cause injury or death to another person, you can be charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding. Aggravated fleeing and eluding is a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 10 years of prison with a minimum mandatory sentence of three years. You can also be charged with this crime if you leave the scene of an accident causing serious injury or death having knowledge that you have been ordered to stop by a law enforcement officer.
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