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If you have been charged with fleeing and eluding, it is because it is suspected that, while operating a motor vehicle, you refused to stop when commanded to by law enforcement. This is considered a serious criminal act in Florida that can result in life-altering penalties for the accused. It is highly advised that any driver charged with this crime seek experienced defense counsel immediately.
At Vanover Law Firm, our team of Fort Walton Beach criminal defense attorneys have handled thousands of criminal cases throughout Okaloosa County, including many traffic-based cases. We know what it takes to dig deep into these cases, review the evidence against our client, and ensure that any shortcoming in the state's case against them receives the attention and consideration it deserves.
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What Is Fleeing & Eluding?
When on the road, we are all trained to pull over to the side of the road when signaled to by police. When a driver does not pull over when law enforcement directs them to, this is considered fleeing and eluding. Fleeing and eluding is described as a third-degree felony in Florida Statues 316.1935.
A third-degree felony in Florida can result in:
- Up to five years in prison
- Up to $5,000 in fines
This statute also describes aggravated fleeing and eluding (a second-degree felony) and aggravated fleeing and eluding with serious bodily injury (a first-degree felony). If you or a loved one have been charged with any of these crimes, then the time to start mounting an effective defense is now. Call Vanover Law Firm today to start the process.
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