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Fleeing or Eluding

Traffic Attorney in the Pittsburgh Area

It is mandatory for any motorist to pull over when the police give clear signals to do so. These signals can be siren, hand signals, voice or flashing lights. Failure to bring the vehicle to an immediate halt can result in the person being charged with an attempt to flee or elude the police. The fact is many of these charges cannot be attributed to willful attempts to avoid law enforcement agencies. When charged, a person needs to retain a Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney to contest these charges as the consequences can far exceed mere fine and suspension of license.

Even though fleeing or eluding is most often thought of as a deliberate attempt to evade arrest, sometimes it’s simply a case of panic. A person sees the flashing lights in their rearview mirror, hears the sirens, and panics. The fight-or-flight instinct kicks in and, without thought or consideration of the consequences, the person runs.

Why Should I Fight These Charges?

If you have been charged with attempting to flee or elude police in Pennsylvania, it is important for you to fight these charges. There is too much ambiguity in the traffic law, and many people are wrongly charged with the offense. The law makes it a second-degree misdemeanor, and you can be fined $500 and also see your license suspended. The consequence of being convicted of willfully fleeing or eluding the police is serious and can result in a twelve-month suspension of your license suspension. You can be charged with a felony of the third degree if:

  • You drive under the influence of alcohol while fleeing or eluding
  • Endanger public life or that of police officers while fleeing or eluding
  • Cross the State line while fleeing from the police

Being charged for this offense creates a permanent criminal record, and this can become a huge obstacle in finding employment. Thus, it becomes extremely important for you to fight these charges and protect yourself.

Eluding the police can lead to severe penalties involving jail time, huge fines or even suspension of the driving license and if you get arrested, you must know what to do. First of all, do not try to get your way out of the arrest and secondly, if the police repeatedly interrogate you, you must refuse to answer him politely and request for a lawyer.

Defenses for fleeing or eluding

One of the ways an attorney can defend a person charged with this offense is to show that the driver was afraid for his or her safety. A second defense for fleeing or eluding is that the police car that was chasing the offender was an unmarked car, or the officer was not wearing a uniform or badge. In short, the offender did not know he was dealing with a police officer.

It is important to hire a seasoned Traffic Ticket Attorney in Pittsburgh like Sean Logue, who specializes in this field. Sean Logue would closely investigate the circumstances regarding the charges and offer you the best possible defense in the court.

How Can I Help You?

As a 10.0 AVVO rated attorney, I have helped numerous clients who have been charged with fleeing or eluding the law enforcement agencies when asked to stop. I would use my skills and expertise to discredit the evidence that has been brought against you. I would review the case from all possible angles including the time and location of the stated offense, your behavior while being chased by the police and if the police officers were in proper uniform and followed all the procedures. My track record and skills are apparent in defending clients charged with traffic violations.

The charges of fleeing or eluding need to be fought vehemently. Pittsburgh Attorney Sean Logue has always stood by his clients during their hour of need and offered them the strongest possible representation.

For assistance in fighting fleeing and eluding charges, call Logue Law Group immediately at 1-844-PITT-DUI or (412) 389-0805. If you prefer, you can contact them online. Logue Law Group serves Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the counties surrounding the city, and the states of West Virginia and Ohio.

Call for help right away! To wait will mean a harsher sentence than you deserve.

Client Reviews
Mr. Logue came to me for my consultation, which was nice! He helped me better understand my situation so I could weigh my options. He kept me updated on any new information about my case, and I could always easily contact him if I had any questions. I knew I was in good hands, and I got the best possible outcome for my case! Anonymous
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