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Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution (UFAP) or Giving Testimony

Have you ever heard the phrase “don’t leave town” uttered by a prosecuting attorney or investigator during a criminal process or on a crime show? Fleeing to avoid prosecution or to avoid giving testimony is a serious offense, which itself can lead to serious criminal penalties in federal court. The Grabel & Associates team is here to advise you on the best course of action to take during your criminal case, and if you have already been accused of UFAP or another unlawful flight offense in Michigan, we are ready now to take over your defense and fight for your freedom. As charges mount, you need a federal lawyer on your side who is willing to simplify your side of the process while taking care of the complex and difficult legal work behind the scenes. With so much at stake, it is crucial that you get a lawyer on your side as soon as possible, and that you work with a private defender who is committed to protecting your best interests and who has time to work with you in your unique case. Contact our toll free hotline now at 1-800-342-7896 or contact us online to begin fighting for your freedom with our experienced team.

Trial attorney Scott Grabel is a renowned state law defender who has over 15 years of experience working with clients in various Michigan criminal cases. Under his direction, our team has developed a respected and comprehensive defense practice, including licensed federal attorneys who know how to handle the unique issues you are facing. Contact our team right away and learn more about how our team can help you and what the first steps you should be taking right now are. Don’t wait and risk missing out on a favorable case outcome, contact us now for a free no-obligation case consultation.

18 U.S.C. 1073 – Flight to Avoid Prosecution or Giving Testimony

There are three distinct situations which can lead to UFAP charges in Michigan. First, if you move or travel in interstate or foreign commerce with intent to avoid prosecution or custody or confinement after a conviction under the laws of the place you flee for a crime or attempt which is either a felony or punishable by death, you can be found guilty of UFAP. Similarly, if you move or travel to avoid giving testimony in any criminal felony or death penalty proceedings, you can be found guilty under this section. Third, if you move or travel to avoid being served or to avoid contempt proceedings, you can be found guilty.

Criminal Penalties for Fleeing to Avoid Prosecution in Michigan

According to federal law, anyone found guilty under this section can face up to 5 years behind bars, and a possible fine. Keep in mind these penalties will add on to any penalties for the offense you allegedly fled from, and in turn could hurt your future case, especially if you were hoping to get out on bail. Let our team handle your case and ensure you get the best possible result in your federal UFAP proceedings, and the rest of your criminal case. Contact us now to learn more about how our team can help you and to speak with an experienced attorney about the specific situation you are facing.

Our federal criminal defense team is committed to doing whatever it takes to get you the results you deserve in your case, and we will put in the time to ensure we have considered every possible legal option in your case. As soon as you are first questioned in your case or accused of fleeing to avoid legal proceedings of any kind, contact an experienced defense attorney who can advise you on the next steps you need to take. Our lawyers are always ready to start fighting for you and will aggressively defend your best interests throughout every stage of your case. Don’t wait to begin working with our team, contact us now and let us start working with you or your loved one to defend your freedom both inside and outside of court.

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Call our team for a completely free case consultation now at 1-800-342-7896 or contact our firm online to learn more about our proven approach to federal criminal defense. We are available 24/7 to begin working with clients statewide during investigation, trial, or even later on in a criminal case.


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