Fleeing and Evading

The police officers of the state of California have the legal right to arrest when they feel the actions of an individual warrant such arrest. When that individual chooses to flee or evade the officer in an attempt to avoid arrest, criminal charges can result. Because of the effect that these actions can have on public safety, charges for fleeing and evading can be very serious. Somera Law Group is experienced in arguing this type of case in California court, and will bring their knowledge to your aid.

Evading arrest charges depend greatly on the manner in which the individual attempted to evade, and what kind of crime they were being arrested for in the first place. If a vehicle was used to evade police, more serious charges such as reckless driving can be included in the case. Depending on the specifics of the fleeing attempt, the case could be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.

There are a variety of reasons why an individual could have been charged with fleeing and evading in a simple case of misunderstanding. For instance, if the individual was not aware they were being arrested and the officer had to follow them for some time, the confusion could lead to evading charges. This is especially possible in the case of a person who does not speak English as a first language.

Whatever the specifics of your charges, you will want to retain council quickly to begin building your defense. Call our offices right away to receive a free consultation and discuss what we can do for you. Our team looks forward to your call.