Fleeing and Eluding from Law Enforcement

Have you or someone you know been arrested for fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer?  The crime of fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer is governed by Florida Statute 316.1935.  You will be charged with fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement if you are:

  • Driving a vehicle on a street or highway;
  • Ordered by a duly authorized police officer to stop your vehicle and
  • Knowingly, willfully and purposely refusing to stop. OR;
  • Having stopped, willfully fled in a vehicle in an attempt to elude the officer

Fleeing and Eluding a Police Officer is classified as a 3rd Degree Felony punishable by up to 5 years of prison, 5 years of probation and a $5,000.00 fine along with a 1 year minimum driver license suspension up to 5 year maximum.

Penalties for Fleeing from Law Enforcement

However, if there are additional facts brought up by the prosecution, the case could become more “Aggravated”, or more serious with harsher penalties:

  • Lights and Sirens Activated
  • Fleeing while Lights and Sirens Activated with High speed or Reckless Driving
  • Lights and Siren Activated with High Speed or Reckless Driving Causing Bodily Injury or Death

If any of these circumstances are present in your case, you could be facing 2nd Degree or even 1st Degree penalties punishable by up to 30 years in Prison.

Contact a Broward County  Fleeing Defense Attorney

If you are charged with any of these crimes, the smartest decision you could make is to speak to an experienced Broward criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.  The Office of Attorney Grant Schwarz has been representing criminal defense clients since 1979.  Lead Attorney Grant Schwarz is rated 10.0 out of 10.0 Superb on Avvo.com and ready to take your case on and start fighting to defend your rights today.

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Outstanding service from lawyer Grant Ian Schwarz.

Lawyer Grant Ian Schwarz provides outstanding service. I recently hired him for my case earlier this year and on the day of the trial it got dismissed with ease. Not only did that case get dismissed but my first case three years ago got dismissed as well with Grant by my side. Mr.Schwarz is a reliable lawyer who I would recommend to anybody having any sort of legal issues. Grant is an extremely caring lawyer who will answer all questions that you have and will respond to any e-mails, texts, or phone calls that you send his direction. I cannot forget to mention his confidence in the courtroom is amazing and it truly shows his greatness. Grant Ian Schwarz is the right lawyer for you. Thank you for everything Grant.

— a Criminal Defense client