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There is nothing like a good car chase scene on your favorite television show. With sirens blaring, police chase a suspect who is determined not to pull over. This type of action scene makes for good entertainment.
In real life, there is nothing entertaining about fleeing or eluding Pennsylvania police officers. When you get caught, you will have a lot of explaining to do.
It is understandable to be caught off guard by a police car’s flashing lights. This can cause you to panic and try to get away from the police officer as fast as you can.
Regardless of your reasons for eluding the police, it’s against the law. Consequences of fleeing police include costly fines, jail time and loss of driving privileges.
Fleeing or Eluding Police in Pennsylvania: What You Should Know
There are certain signals that police officers give when they want you to pull over. These signals include:
If you intentionally ignore these signals, you could be charged with fleeing or eluding the police in Pennsylvania. The charges become more serious if you engage police officers in a high-speed chase.
Not only does a high-speed chase endanger your life, it puts the lives of police officers, other drivers and pedestrians at risk. Fleeing a police officer with a high-speed chase can take your charges from a misdemeanor to a felony. This is especially true if you cross state lines.
Defenses to Fleeing or Eluding Police in Pennsylvania
At Amato Sanita Law Offices, our criminal defense attorneys aren’t here to judge your actions. Our mission is to defend you against fleeing or eluding police charges in Pennsylvania. Here are a few possible defenses against these charges.
The first thing our attorneys will do to represent you is review your case. We will carefully examine the circumstances surrounding the events. This includes the location, time of event and the police car.
After we review your case, your lawyer will devise a defense plan. Throughout the process, we will do everything we can to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
How to Handle a Fleeing or Eluding Police Arrest
Getting arrested can bring out a variety of emotions. It’s natural to feel fear, uncertainty and anger when you get arrested.
However, you shouldn’t let your emotions get the best of you and cause you to behave in an unlawful manner. Lashing out at Pennsylvania police officers will only make matters worse.
Remain calm and respectful at all times. Your conduct shouldn’t give the police a reason to charge you with additional crimes.
If the arresting officers ask questions, calmly decline to respond. Tell the authorities that you want to speak with a lawyer.
At this point, you don’t want to provide the police officers with any information that will incriminate you. Let your lawyer speak on your behalf.
Amato Sanita Law Offices Can Help
If you or a loved one are facing fleeing or eluding police charges in Pennsylvania, Amato Sanita Law Offices are available to help you. Contact one of our offices in Feasterville, Norristown and Philadelphia for a consultation. Our attorneys have helped others who were charged with fleeing or eluding police. Let our Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyers protect your freedom and your future.