Fleeing and Eluding - Wheaton Criminal Defense Lawyer
Serving DuPage, Cook and Kane County, Illinois
Attorney Stephen A. Brundage has more than 25 years of legal experience and represents clients throughout DuPage, Cook and Kane County, Illinois for criminal defense matters. As a former police officer, he understands many different aspects of the law involving fleeing and eluding.
Fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer is defined as the deliberate act of refusing to obey a police officer signaling you to stop or pull over. In many instances, people may either fail to hear, or see the signals coming from the police squad car and as a result, may be charged with a Class A misdemeanor.
A first time fleeing and eluding offense in Illinois could result in fines of up to $2,500.00 and a one year jail sentence. If you are convicted, the Secretary of State will suspend your license for six months but could suspend your license for one year, if there is a second conviction.
Fleeing and eluding a peace officer is considered a Class 4 felony on the third offense and is punishable by 1-3 years in the Department of Corrections. Fines may be up to $25,000. Fleeing and eluding may also be considered a felony when one of the following occurs in conjunction:
- The defendant drives more than 25mph over the speed limit
- The defendant causes bodily injury
- The defendant causes more than $300 in property damage
- The defendant commits multiple traffic offenses while fleeing and eluding, such as running a red light, stop sign, or aggravated speeding.
At the law firm of Stephen A. Brundage, Attorney at Law in Wheaton, my experience can help you find solutions to fight any charges brought against you for fleeing and eluding. I work very hard to ensure my clients rights are protected and will aggressively provide maximum defense.