Whoever by means of a motor vehicle flees or attempts to flee a peace officer who is acting in the lawful discharge of an official duty, and the perpetrator knows or should reasonably know the same to be a peace officer, is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for up to three years and one day or to payment of a fine of up to $5,000, or both. Whoever, for the purpose of avoiding arrest, detention, or investigation, or in order to conceal or destroy potential evidence related to the commission of a crime, attempts to evade or elude a peace officer, who is acting in the lawful discharge of an official duty, by means of running, hiding, or by any other means except fleeing in a motor vehicle, is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days in jail, a $1,000.00 fine, or both. Fleeing a police officer is a serious offense that can carry heavy fines and jail time. In addition to the potential punitive consequences that you may face in criminal court, a person convicted of Fleeing a Police Officer may also face civil penalties. Through the civil process, the government may seek the forfeiture of personal property such as the motor vehicle used during the commission of the crime. If you have been charged or if you believe that you may be charged with a Fleeing offense, it is important that you consult as soon as possible with an experienced criminal defense attorney. The earlier you can consult with an attorney the sooner you can begin mounting an aggressive defense against the charges. An experienced criminal defense attorney can guide you through this process to achieve the best possible result. Remember that you have a right to ask to speak with an attorney at all stages of the criminal investigation process. That is a right that you should use as soon as you realize that you are being investigated. It is important that you speak as soon as possible with an attorney who has experience representing individuals who have been charged with Fleeing offenses. Attorney Kurt J. Knuesel has years of experience representing clients who have faced these types of charges. Knuesel Law Firm is the right choice for proven results. If you find yourself facing these types of charges, contact the Firm as soon as possible for a consultation to discuss your options. In addition to our regular phone number during business hours, the Firm also maintains an after-hours and weekend number to assist you whenever you need legal services. The earlier that you consult with an experienced attorney, the sooner you can begin to mount your defense.
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