Cook and DuPage County Fleeing and Eluding Attorney
Lawyer for Traffic Matters in Chicago, Oak Brook and Schaumburg
Fleeing and eluding a police officer is a serious offense. You can be charged with fleeing or eluding police officers when you do not pull over when signaled to do so. Typical reasons for not pulling over are that there was no indication or marking on the officer’s vehicle that it was in fact a police officer or perhaps the officer may have been out of uniform at the time of the stop. Fleeing and eluding can be charged either as a misdemeanor or a felony, so having an experienced attorney on your side is crucial.
Mr. Moretti has been defending clients in Cook and DuPage County for over 21 years. At Moretti Law, P.C., you can expect to receive the attention you deserve and aggressive, thorough representation. Upon a full review of your case, Mr. Moretti will explain to you the charges you are facing and help you obtain the best possible outcome.
Fleeing and Eluding Authorities in Chicago
Fleeing and eluding is defined as failing to stop for a police officer after being signaled, either visually or audibly, to pull over. It is also considered fleeing and eluding when you increase your speed to avoid an officer. This particular offense is a Class A misdemeanor in Illinois, which is punishable up to 364 days in jail, a fine of up to $2,500, or a combination of both. It may also lead to having your driver’s license suspended or revoked.
The charges for fleeing and eluding police officers increases to a Class 4 felony if a person:
- Fled at a speed in excess of 20 miles per hour (MPH),
- Causes bodily harm to another person,
- Causes $300 in property damage or more,
- Concealed your license plate
- Disregards two or more traffic control devices, such as stop signs or traffic lights.
A Class 4 felony is punishable up to one to three years in prison, a fine up to $25,000, or a combination of both, and your license will be revoked.
Having a misdemeanor or felony charge on your record can have a negative impact on your life. It can affect your ability to obtain or maintain employment, a professional license, acceptance into the military, or academic institution, or apply for financial aide.
Contact a Traffic Attorney in Cook and DuPage County
Mr. Moretti has represented individuals throughout Cook and DuPage County for the past 21 years and has earned the respect of judges and prosecutors. He knows the laws and court procedures and has obtained verdicts of not guilty, dismissed charges and more.
If you have been charged with fleeing and eluding police officers in Illinois, contact Moretti Law, P.C. today at 312-861-1084 for a complimentary consultation. Moretti Law, P.C. has three offices conveniently located in Chicago, Schaumburg, and Oak Brook. You deserve an experienced lawyer who will fight for your rights in the courtroom.