Fleeing & Eluding a Police Officer
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Fleeing and eluding a police officer is a considered a very serious traffic offense in Illinois. In a typical traffic stop, a police officer flashes emergency lights and directs your vehicle to pull over to the side of the road. If you fail to bring your vehicle to a complete stop after being directed to do so, or attempt to elude the officer, you will be charged with fleeing and eluding. Because this is a serious charge, it’s important that you contact a criminal defense attorney in Aurora right away. At The Law Offices of David Lee, we have more than 15 years of combined legal experience and we’re prepared to fight for your rights.
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Penalties for Fleeing and Eluding
Fleeing and eluding is a class A misdemeanor. The maximum penalties for the charge of fleeing and eluding, is up to one year in county jail, fines/cost of $2,500.00, or both. You may also be ordered to carry out public service works, driver safety school, and be subject to a probationary period. A conviction for fleeing and eluding will also suspend your Illinois driver's license for up to six months.
You may be charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding if you are accused of one or more of the following:
- Driving 21 mph or more over the speed limit
- Cause harm or bodily injury to another person
- Cause property damage that exceeds $300
- Disobey two or more official traffic control devices
Aggravated fleeing and eluding is a class four felony, which is punishable by up to one to three years in prison with a maximum fine of $25,000.00. Furthermore, a third or subsequent violation of fleeing and eluding is also a class four felony.
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Prosecutors take fleeing and eluding cases very seriously, as the allegation of this offense suggests you disregarded the authority of law enforcement. Depending on various factors, you may be facing extensive jail time, heavy fines, and felony charges. At The Law Offices of David Lee, our Aurora criminal defense attorney David Lee can provide you with sound legal counsel on how to approach a pending fleeing and eluding case. Our team can help you create a plan to protect your freedom and your rights. David understands the value of your freedom and the importance of securing your driver's license—that’s why he goes above and beyond for his clients, using his knowledge and experience to fight for the best possible results in your case.
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