Washington Attempting to Elude Officer Attorney
Have you been cited for Attempting to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer? Do not face this charge alone!
In every state in the United States, no matter where you live, you are required to stop or comply when a law enforcement officer makes a request for you to stop or comply. Washington is no different. These can be nerve wracking charges to face alone; let Weber Law help you today!
Washington Attempting to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer Charges and Penalties
What is Attempting to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer?
A person is guilty of attempting to elude a police officer when they willfully fail or refuse to immediately bring his or her vehicle to a stop and when they drive their vehicle in a reckless manner while attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle, after being given a visual or audible signal to stop.
This includes when an officer flashes their lights, turns on their signals, or asks for someone to pull over/stop.
What is the Punishment?
Attempting to elude a police officer is a class C felony.
A class C felony is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years, a fine of up to $10,000.00, or both.
If you are convicted of attempting to elude a police officer, your license could be revoked or suspended.
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 of a Crime, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights. 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 of your charges. Do not try and fight these charges on your own, Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on an attempting to elude a law enforcement officer charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Seattle and the surrounding areas.
What should you do if you have been cited for Attempting to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer, and how can Weber Law help?
If you have been accused of attempting to elude a police 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 attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, including not realizing they were trying to pull you over, the officer was 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, to build a strong defense for you. Let Weber Law build the best defense for you! A charge of attempting to elude 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 defending you. Any blemish on your record can have detrimental impacts 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 attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, contact Weber Law today for a consultation.
WA ST § 46.61.024, Attempting to elude police vehicle – Defense – License revocation
WA ST § 9A.20.021, Maximum sentences for crimes committed July 1, 1984, and after
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