Failing To Promptly Pull Over For A Police Officer Can Mean Misdemeanor Charges
Evading a police officer is charged as a misdemeanor. It is punishable by up to one year in the county jail, and a $1,000 fine, or both.
If you have been charged with criminal evasion, it is important that you contact the San Mateo County lawyers at Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, who are experienced at providing a defense against charges of evading a police officer.
Fight Fleeing a Police Officer Charges With the Help of Redwood City Lawyers
In order for a prosecutor to establish that the crime of misdemeanor evading has occurred, the district attorney must prove that while operating a motor vehicle, the defendant acted with the intent of evading a police officer. The district attorney must also prove the police officer’s motor vehicle:
- Had at least one red lamp lit and reasonably visible from the front
- Was sounding its siren if it was reasonably necessary
- Was distinctively marked
- Was operated by a police officer, and that police officer was wearing a distinctive uniform
We can help you prepare and present your defense. For example, you may not be guilty of evading a police officer if you did not specifically intend to flee the officer’s vehicle. Sometimes, it is very difficult to notice that an officer is behind you, such as when you are riding a motorcycle equipped with a loud muffler while wearing a helmet. Alternatively, you may have been having an emergency and did not intent to evade the officer. Or you may have failed to stop because you were simply looking for a safe place to pull over.
Contact Us Today
If you are facing criminal charges for fleeing a police officer, the passionate Redwood City attorneys of Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, are here to help. We offer a free no-obligation initial consultation so that we can explain your options and rights. With so much hanging in the balance, you cannot afford to wait to obtain your free initial no-cost consultation today at 866-477-0965.