Fleeing & Eluding is a serious charge, resulting from when a police officer who was trying to pull over a driver and the driver failed to make an immediate stop or even attempted to flee the scene.
Fleeing charges carry varying degrees of punishment. Some circumstances require a minimum three year prison sentence.
With fleeing charges the court is prohibited from withholding adjudication. What this means is that a person found guilty of fleeing will never be able to expunge or seal their record. It will be with them for life.
If you have been charged with fleeing & eluding it would be very wise for you to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as early as possible in the process. Michael T. Rabideau is a dedicated criminal defense attorney who can negotiate with the prosecuting attorney. He may be able to lower the charges against you or even possibly get them dropped.
To schedule a free consultation with Michael, call his office today: (561) 820-4848