Fleeing & Eluding a Police Officer in Ann Arbor
Every person is required by law to obey the lawful commands of any on-duty police officer. If you are commanded to stop and choose instead to flee an officer, serious criminal penalties can result. At Grabel & Associates, our experienced defense attorneys are committed to protecting those who have been falsely accused of fleeing and eluding, and we know what it takes to win in tough Ann Arbor cases. Contact our team now to learn more about defending against fleeing and eluding conviction. We are available 24/7 by phone at 1-800-342-7896 and online to begin working with you or your loved one.
With talented trial attorney Scott Grabel on your side, along with the rest of our highly qualified team, you can combat fleeing and eluding conviction, as well as the serious potential penalties that could result. We are committed to putting together a unique defense approach based on the specifics of your case, and we will not rest until we are able to comprehensively defend you throughout every stage of your case. Get in touch with us as soon as possible so that we have ample time to begin working on your case. We are always available for clients in Ann Arbor and throughout Washtenaw County.
Degrees of Fleeing & Eluding a Police Officer in Ann Arbor
There are four different degrees of fleeing and eluding that a person can be charged with. In most cases, fleeing and eluding results when a person fails to pull over after some signal (including lights or a siren) is lawfully given by an officer. Fleeing and eluding cases which don’t include any extenuating circumstances lead to 4th degree charges. If fleeing and eluding results in an accident, if a driver flees while in a zone with a maximum speed of 35 mph or less, or if the person already has a 4th degree F&E conviction on record, 3rd degree charges can result. If fleeing and eluding leads to serious impairment of a body function of another individual, or if the defendant already has two previous 4th degree convictions on record, 2nd degree charges can result. The most serious charges, 1st degree fleeing and eluding charges, result in cases involving the death of another person.
Contact our team now if you have been accused of fleeing and eluding a police officer in Ann Arbor. Our team has what it takes to deal with misdemeanor or felony charges.
Criminal Penalties for Fleeing and Eluding an Officer in Ann Arbor
All fleeing and eluding cases are extremely serious, and should be handled by a qualified defense attorney. If you or a loved one has been accused of not complying with an officer’s command to stop, contact Grabel & Associates right away and let us guide you through the rest of your case.
If convicted of 4th degree fleeing and eluding, you could be sentenced to up to 2 years behind bars, a fine of up to $500, and a felony criminal record. If you are convicted of fleeing and eluding in the 3rd degree, you could face 5 years behind bars and a fine of $1,000 in addition to a felony record. 2nd degree conviction could result in up to 10 years behind bars and a fine of up to $5,000. If a person is convicted of 1st degree fleeing and eluding in Ann Arbor, up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 is possible.
Contact our firm now to protect yourself after a fleeing and eluding accusation. We are available 24/7 for clients statewide.
Our Approach to Ann Arbor Fleeing and Eluding Defense
At Grabel & Associates, we know that every case is unique, which is why we are dedicated to reviewing every detail of your case before developing a defense strategy centered around your best interests. We know what it takes to win and are prepared to aggressively fight to protect you no matter how much time or effort it might take. Get in touch with our team early on, as fleeing and eluding cases can be time sensitive. Our team is ready now to begin working with you or your loved one in a first time or repeat offense case.
Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Washtenaw County Fleeing and Eluding Defense
To speak with one of our skilled attorneys right now, call us toll free at 1-800-342-7896. You can also contact our firm online. Let us aggressively fight to defend you or your loved one as you battle serious felony accusations.