CALIFORNIA Failing to stop for a law enforcement officer DEFENSE LAWYER
Have you been cited for Failing to Stop for a Law Enforcement Officer? Do not face these charges alone! Let Weber Law help you today!
In every state in the United States, no matter where you live, you are required to stop or comply to a law enforcement officer’s request. California is no different. Being charged with failure to stop at the command of a law enforcement officer can be nerve wracking to face alone; let Weber Law help you today!
California Failing to Stop for a Law Enforcement Officer Charges and Penalties
What is Failing to Stop for a Law Enforcement Officer?
It is unlawful to willfully fail or refuse to comply with a lawful order, signal, or direction of a peace officer when that police officer is in uniform and is performing duties pursuant to their post.
Additionally, there are specific details that require someone to stop for a law enforcement officer, these include:
• A driver who is transporting hazardous materials in a vehicle that displays they are transporting hazardous materials; or
• A driver of a vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers.
This includes when an officer flashes their lights, turns on their signals, or asks for someone to pull over/stop. If an officer is on a bicycle and the bicycle is distinctively marked, the officer is in a distinctive uniform, the officer gives a verbal command to stop, or gives a hand signal commanding the person to stop.
What is the Punishment?
Any person who, while operating a motor vehicle, and with the intent to evade, willfully flees or otherwise attempts to elude a pursuing peace officer’s motor vehicle, is guilty of a misdemeanor. A misdemeanor that is punishable by imprisonment for not more than one year, a fine, or both.
As the sentence can vary so much it is important to have knowledgeable legal counsel who can advocate for the lowest sentence possible for you.
Even as a Defendant, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights, and it is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction. Do not try to fight these charges on your own—Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a failing to stop for a law enforcement officer charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.
What should you do if you have been cited for Failure to Stop for a Law Enforcement Officer and how can Weber Law help?
If you have been accused of failing to stop for a law enforcement officer, let Weber Law help you today. It can be a stressful situation to have criminal charges pending and Weber Law will work for you. Let Weber Law work to have your citation dismissed or dropped to a lower offense. If that is not possible, we will negotiate the best deal for you, which could include a shorter jail time or no jail time, and a lesser fine.
There are potential defenses against a charge of failing to stop for a law enforcement officer, including not realizing they were trying to pull you over, the officer not in a distinctive uniform or on a distinctive bike, or the officer was not signaling you properly to stop. Weber Law will look at every aspect of your case, including surveillance footage, eyewitness testimonies, and even your prior criminal record. Let Weber Law build the best defense for you! A charge of failing to stop for a law enforcement officer on your record could potentially hurt future job offers, especially in the criminal justice system, and will remain on your record for the rest of your life. Weber Law is experienced in defending these charges and getting you back to a life free of criminal charges. It is never a good idea to face these charges without an attorney, the court room can be intimidating, and you need someone with experience. Any blemish on your record can have detrimental effects on the rest of your life. Let Weber Law’s experienced attorneys fight for you in court. If you or someone you know has been accused of failing to stop for a law enforcement officer, contact Weber Law today for a consultation.
CA Vehicle § 2800, Peace officers, Department of California Highway Patrol or authorized enforcement officers; compliance with lawful orders and lawful out-of-service orders
CA Vehicle § 2800.1, Flight from pursuing peace officer
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