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Fleeing & Eluding a Police Officer Lawyer in Southfield

If a police officer lawfully requests that you stop or pull your vehicle over, and you drive away, extinguish your lights, or increase the rate of speed of your vehicle, you can face extremely serious potential penalties. Southfield and statewide, obeying police orders is taken very seriously, and anyone who is deemed to endanger officers or the general public by fleeing or eluding can be sentence to jail time, fines, and other serious consequences. False accusations and misunderstandings do happen, however, and our firm realizes that not everyone accused of fleeing and eluding intended to be reckless or endanger others. Our driver’s license attorneys in Southfield know that there are many reasons why a person may not stop their car when a cop is behind them, including fear of police, past offenses on record, not seeing the officer or not realizing you were the car they were after, or not feeling it was safe to pull over where requested. Our attorneys will do whatever it takes to protect you as you tell your side of the story, and will walk you through every step you need to take in order to achieve a favorable case outcome in your unique situation.

Contact Grabel & Associates now to speak with an experienced case analyst about what you need to do to defend your freedom if you have been accused of fleeing and eluding in Southfield. Our attorneys have dedicated their lives to defending Southfield’s accused, and will put in the time and hard work necessary to guide you or your loved one through every stage of your case after F&E allegations. Under the direction of veteran defender Scott Grabel, our team will provide you with aggressive defense throughout investigation and bargaining and into a potential trial, and we will not rest until everything possible has been done to ensure you achieve the most beneficial result possible. Contact us by phone or online now to learn more about our proven approach to fleeing and eluding defense in Southfield.

1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Degree Fleeing and Eluding Defense in Southfield

Some criminal offenses are split into different degrees describing the severity of the charges and what the potential penalties are. Fleeing and eluding is one of these offenses, and there are four different degrees of fleeing and eluding. Failing to pull over or attempting to get away from a police officer in any way after his or her lawful request for you to stop can lead to F&E charges, and the specific degree of fleeing and eluding you face will depend on additional details of your case.

The most common fleeing and eluding charges are 4th degree, which result in cases involving fleeing and/or eluding with no other extenuating circumstances. 3rd degree fleeing and eluding charges result when the driver causes an accident, flees while in a zone with a maximum speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less, or if the offender already has a past 4th degree F&E conviction on record. 2nd degree fleeing and eluding in Southfield results when the offense causes the serious impairment of a body function of another person, or if the person has two prior convictions. 1st degree fleeing and eluding conviction can result in even the most serious cases, when the offender has caused the death of another person.

Criminal Penalties for Fleeing and Eluding in Southfield

If convicted of fleeing and eluding, the following penalties could result:

4th Degree: Up to $500 fine, a prison sentence of up to 2 years, and a felony record.
3rd Degree: Up to $1,000 fine, a prison sentence of up to 5 years, and a felony record.
2nd Degree: Up to $5,000 fine, a prison sentence of up to 10 years, and a felony record.
1st Degree: Up to $10,000 fine, a prison sentence of up to 15 years, and a felony record.

Always work with an attorney early on in your case to fight back against criminal conviction.

Our Approach to Felony Motor Vehicle Crime in Southfield

Our attorneys are committed to protecting clients from wrongful conviction or excessive criminal penalties, and we know what it takes to guide you or your loved one through every stage of the defense process. Let us work with you to develop an effective approach based on the specifics of your situation, and help you achieve a favorable result similar to our past proven results we have led clients statewide toward.

Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Southfield F&E Defense

To speak with a member of our motor vehicle crime defense team, call 1-800-342-7896 immediately. We are available 24/7, and can also be reached online for anyone without immediate access to a phone. Call or contact us online right away and let us get started.

Client Reviews

If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
Best attorney in state of Michigan. Caring and a true friend. Scott was with us every step of the way. He fought for a great injustice for our son and was able to provide an outcome that gave his life back. L. A.
Scott and his firm did an awesome job representing a family member of mine, I would highly recommend him and his firm! They were extremely reliable, trustworthy and very informative and did a great job with the case. I couldn't be happier with the results that we received, I can't speak highly enough about the great job he did. If you are thinking about using his firm, I would highly recommend, I would definitely use his firm again if needed, he is an a great attorney with a great firm, you won't be disappointed! M. F.