When a police officer makes a lawful request of a driver, he or she is required to stop and comply. Failure to do so can lead to criminal charges, including fleeing & eluding. In Clinton Township and throughout Michigan, fleeing & eluding can result in misdemeanor or felony conviction, and serious criminal penalties including jail time and fines. Grabel & Associates has the skill and experienced needed to help you earn the best possible case result after fleeing & eluding allegations, and we know what it takes to win in even the toughest criminal cases. Our driver’s license attorneys are ready to begin working with you now and will do whatever it takes to protect you throughout your battle for justice.
At Grabel & Associates, we understand fleeing & eluding charges because we have spent over a decade working hands-on in tough cases, including cases heard in Clinton, Michigan courtrooms. Our talented team has the knowledge needed to guide you to a great case outcome, and we will do whatever it takes to protect you throughout your legal proceedings. Contact our team now so that we can begin guiding you through the steps you need to take to protect yourself. The sooner we are able to begin working with you, the more options you will have in your case.
Our highly qualified and nationally acclaimed team works under the direction of trial lawyer Scott Grabel to deliver premier defense in all types of motor vehicle cases. Let us provide you with a free case analysis now. Call 1-800-342-7896 or contact us online to speak to a member of our team. We are available 24/7 for clients in Clinton and statewide.
According to Michigan law, any driver who is given a signal to stop from a police officer, be it by hand, voice, light, or siren, may not willfully disobey provided the officer is acting in lawful performance of his or her job. Failure to comply with an officer’s request by increasing the speed of the vehicle, turning off the vehicle’s lights, or otherwise attempting to flee or elude can face criminal conviction.
The only case in which this does not apply is if the officer is not in uniform, or if his or her vehicle is not identifiable as an official police or department of natural resources vehicle.
Fleeing and eluding is an exceptionally serious charge, and anyone who has allegedly attempted to flee and elude should contact an attorney right away. Grabel & Associates is available in Clinton, throughout Macomb County, and statewide, and can start protecting your rights and freedom right away. Contact our team for a free case consultation and get started now.
If you are convicted of fleeing and eluding, you will at minimum face a fourth degree misdemeanor F&E sentence of up to 2 years in prison and a fine of as much as $500. If fleeing and eluding results in an accident, you could face 3rd degree fleeing and eluding charges, and a sentence of up to 5 years in prison, a fine of $1,000, and a felony record. If you have prior convictions or cause serious injury to an individual, you could face 2nd degree fleeing and eluding charges and a sentence of up to 10 years behind bars in addition to a $5,000 fine and a felony record. Fleeing and eluding offenses resulting in the death of another person can lead to exceptionally serious 1st degree F&E conviction, which could carry a sentence of up to 15 years in prison and a fine of as much as $10,000.
Our lawyers have seen enough criminal cases to know that there are two sides to every story, and we are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure your side of the story gets heard. Our proven results show why we are regarded as one of Clinton’s top defense firms, and our experienced attorneys are ready now to begin applying our aggressive defense strategies to your Michigan fleeing and eluding case. Contact our team now to learn more about how we may be able to help you after misdemeanor or felony charges.
To speak with a member of our team right now, call 1-800-342-7896 or contact us online. We are available 24/7 to provide a free initial case analysis, and can begin answering your legal questions right away.