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Fleeing & Attempting to Elude

Fleeing & Attempting to Elude in Forsyth COunty GA

In Georgia, fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement is a serious driving offense. The very act itself is viewed as the driver’s deliberate effort to escape police pursuit after being signaled to stop. It carries severe legal repercussions.

To protect the public and uphold the law, the act of fleeing and attempting to elude carries strict penalties. Under Georgia law, fleeing and attempting to elude is categorized as a felony.

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Penalties for Fleeing & Attemping to Elude

Individuals convicted of fleeing and attempting to elude are subject to a fine ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 and face imprisonment terms that can vary from 12 months to a decade. In some situations, the judge may choose to probate the jail sentence after the initial 30 days.

For those with a second conviction of the same offense within ten years, the consequences become more severe. The penalties increase by $2,500 to $5,000, with a mandatory jail sentence of 90 days to one year, though the judge has the discretion to probate the sentence after the first 90 days.

Upon a third conviction within a decade, the penalties escalate further. Offenders will face between 180 days and one year in jail and a fine of $4,000 to $5,000, with the possibility of probation for the jail term beyond the first 180 days.

It’s important to note that for misdemeanor offenses, entering a plea of nolo contendere (no contest) will be recorded as a conviction.

First Conviction for Fleeing and Attempting to Elude

  • Fine ranging from $5,000 to $10,000.
  • Imprisonment terms from 12 months up to a decade.
  • Possibility of probation after the first 30 days.

Second Conviction Within Ten Years

  • Fines increase by $2,500 to $5,000.
  • Mandatory jail sentence from 90 days up to one year.
  • Judge may probate the sentence after the initial 90 days.

Third Conviction Within Ten Years

  • Fines between $4,000 and $5,000.
  • Jail time from 180 days up to one year.
  • Option for probation beyond the initial 180 days.

General Note for Misdemeanor Offenses

  • A plea of nolo contendere (no contest) is considered a conviction.

Seek Legal Representation

It’s not uncommon for individuals facing charges for fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement to also be charged with other offenses. After all, there is typically a reason why an individual tries to flee and elude law enforcement.

A frequent scenario involves DUI charges; individuals may choose not to stop for law enforcement due to concerns over being arrested for driving under the influence.

Charges such as driving with a suspended license, possession of illegal substances, or having an outstanding warrant for arrest often accompany attempts to elude charges.

If you find yourself facing charges for fleeing and attempting to elude in Georgia, it’s crucial to seek experienced legal representation to navigate the complexities of your case and to pursue the best possible outcome.

Schedule a Consultation for Fleeing & Attempting to Elude Charges

Facing charges of fleeing and attempting to elude in Georgia can be upsetting and scary, but you don’t have to handle it alone.. Reach out to us today for a complimentary consultation. During our meeting, we will thoroughly review your situation, consider all available avenues, and strategize the most effective defense to protect your rights and work towards a positive resolution.

A single error shouldn’t set the course for your life. Get in touch with The Law Office of Vic Wiegand now at (770) 886-4646 to talk about your circumstances and learn how we are equipped to advocate for your rights and freedom.

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