Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding Criminal Defense Attorney to Fight your South Florida charge 

A woman looks over her shoulder while driving to watch police cars behind her as she flees and eludes police throughout the city of Fort LauderdaleWe know facing aggravated fleeing and eluding charges can feel overwhelming and scary, but the team at Rossen Law Firm is ready to aggressively fight your case and empower you with the information you need to make the best decisions about your case.

 

What is an Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding Crime in Florida? 

Generally speaking, Fleeing and Eluding occurs when a driver has been lawfully ordered to stop their vehicle by a Florida law enforcement officer, and the defendant either knowingly refuses to stop, or has stopped and willfully fled the scene in an attempt to elude police or law enforcement.

 

‘Fleeing and Eluding: Sirens and Lights Activated’ happens when a Florida law enforcement officer in an authorized patrol car with agency insignia and with sirens and lights activated attempts to pull over a driver, and they either willfully fail to stop or flee after stopping.

 

‘Fleeing And Eluding: Sirens and Lights Activated with High Speed or Reckless Driving’ is committed when the defendant drove at a high speed or in a manner showing wanton disregard for the safety of other people or property during the course of fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement.

 

‘Fleeing And Eluding: Sirens and Lights Activated with High Speed or Reckless Driving Causing Serious Bodily Injury or Death’ occurs when the defendant drove at a high speed or in a manner showing wanton disregard for the safety of other people or property during the course of fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement, and causes serious bodily injury or death as a result.

[FLA. STAT. § 316.1935 (2019)]

 

CONSEQUENCES OF AGGRAVATED FLEEING AND ELUDING CRIMES IN FLORIDA

The penalties for Fleeing and Eluding a Law Enforcement / Police Officer in South Florida are severe, and jail or prison time is likely even for first-time offenders. If convicted, fleeing and eluding in South Florida can be a third-degree felony, second-degree felony or even a first-degree felony - this can mean anywhere from 0 to 30 years in prison. Convictions of fleeing and eluding also come with fines and mandatory driver’s license revocations.

 

General Fleeing and Eluding (No Aggravating Circumstances) and Fleeing and Eluding: Sirens and Lights Activated are both third-degree felonies, punishable by up to 5 years in prison or 5 years of probation, and a fine of $5,000. A conviction will also result in a mandatory driver’s license revocation, which ranges from 1 to 5 years.

 

Fleeing and Eluding: Sirens and Lights Activated with High Speed or Reckless Driving is classified as a second degree-felony. Penalties can go up to 15 years of prison time or 15 years of probation, along with a $10,000 fine and driver’s license revocation between 1 and 5 years. 

 

Fleeing and Eluding: Sirens and Lights Activated with High Speed or Reckless Driving Causing Serious Bodily Injury or Death is a first-degree felony, with penalties of up to 30 years in prison or 30 years of probation, as well as a $10,000 fine and mandatory license revocation ranging from 1 to 5 years. Upon conviction, a court is required to sentence a defendant to a minimum term of imprisonment for 3 years.

 

AGGRAVATED FLEEING AND ELUDING CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN SOUTH FLORIDA

Free Instant Download of 'What to do if you or a loved one is arrested' booklet written by Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorneys. Click the image to go to instant download page. If you’re facing an aggravated fleeing and eluding charge in Florida - you’ve come to the right place. Rossen Law Firm has extensive experience providing a compassionate and dynamic defense to Florida traffic crimes charges, including aggravated fleeing and eluding.

 

While these situations can feel isolating, many others have been where you are, and Adam and his team have helped them come out the other side successfully.

 

Give our office a call if you’re facing aggravated fleeing and eluding charges: (754) 206-6200

We’ll listen to your story, discuss the best course of action for you and see what resources may help you. One mistake shouldn’t have the power to ruin your life - and we’ll fight to make sure it doesn’t.

 

Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding Defenses in Florida

  • Necessity: If there were extenuating circumstances or a necessity for not stopping, such as a medical emergency, that may be used as grounds for a defense.
  • Mistaken Identity: Evidence that someone other than the defendant was driving at the time of the crash can be used as a defense.
  • Fear: If the defendant was fearful of pulling over at night in a dark area as was driving to a safe place, or was unsure if they were being stopped by an actual law enforcement officer, fear can be used as a defense. 

Free Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding Criminal Defense Strategy Session in Florida 

We handle aggravated fleeing and eluding cases of all types. We know how to protect your rights and provide you with an individualized and aggressive defense to your criminal charges.

 

Rossen Law Firms offers FREE strategy sessions so you know how we’ll work to get the best possible result on your case. Other firms call them consultations, but we do things differently around here.

 

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