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Fleeing or Eluding a Police Officer

Lawyer for Fleeing or Eluding a Police Officer in Philadelphia

All it takes is one moment. In a lifetime of choices, making one wrong decision can turn your world upside down. Fleeing or Eluding a Police Officer in Philadelphia can result in thousands of dollars of fines, a suspension of your driver's license, and years of imprisonment.

It is possible, though, that you did not realize the police were attempting to stop you. If you are going to fight these charges you will need the assistance of counsel. The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can help you to better understand the nature of these charges and how to contest them in court.

How Do We Handle These Serious Charges?

First, we need to understand what exactly this offense entails. It may seem self-explanatory, but the burden remains with the state to prove the following:

  • The driver willfully failed or refused to bring his vehicle to a stop, or otherwise flees, or attempts to do so, a pursuing officer, and
  • When given a visual and audible signal, fails to bring the vehicle to a stop.
  • The signal may be by hand, voice, emergency lights, or siren.

It is important that you understand what the state must prove to make its case against you. The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can help you to prepare defenses against the charges.

Generally speaking, this crime is classified in Pennsylvania as a Second Degree Misdemeanor; however, these charges may be elevated to a Felony of the Third Degree based upon certain factors, including:

  • Endangering the public or police
  • Crossing state lines
  • Being under the influence of alcohol

If a second degree misdemeanor, an offender will be facing up to two years in prison, $5,000 in fines, and a one year suspension of their driver's license.

If raised to that of a Third Degree Felony, an offender will be facing as many as seven years in prison, $15,000 in fines, and a one year suspension of their driver's license.

With such significant penalties, you need to understand what is at stake, and proceed accordingly. Contact The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. We will fight to protect your rights.

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