Fleeing & eluding charges are serious but can be challenged. A fleeing & eluding attorney from Pennsylvania can help you stand up for your rights.
In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, fleeing and eluding can be charged when a person ”willfully fails or refuses to bring his vehicle to a stop, or who otherwise flees or attempts to elude a pursuing police officer, when given a visual and audible direction to bring the vehicle to a stop.”
Fleeing and eluding is charged as a second degree misdemeanor and carries with it significant penalties, including a mandatory $500.00 fine, in addition to being required to pay court costs. You will also likely get your license suspended or even revoked, depending on the circumstances surrounding the alleged crime. However, fleeing and eluding can be charged as a third degree felony if any of the following take place at the same time:
- The driver of the vehicle was under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- The driver of the vehicle crosses a state line during the chase
- The driver of the vehicle engages in a high speed chase, thereby putting the lives of both citizens and law enforcement in danger
What A Pennsylvania Based Fleeing & Eluding Lawyer Can Do For You
If you have been charged with fleeing and eluding law enforcement, it is important for you to seek legal counsel immediately. At the Law Firm of Schrom & Shaffer, P.C., we have an intimate understanding of the laws and successful defenses to fleeing and eluding charges in Pennsylvania. We will apply our knowledge and resources to your case and make our best effort to see that you prevail in court.