Eluding

sf_chase_hit_run_041015Attempting to Elude    RCW 46.61.024

Attempting to Elude a police vehicle happens when a motorist willfully fails or refuses to immediately bring their vehicle to a stop and continues driving the vehicle in a reckless manner while attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle after being given a visual or audible signal from a uniformed police officer to stop the vehicle. Attempting to Elude is a Class C felony punishable up to 5 years prison and a $10,000.00 fine.

Defenses

Fortunately, Alexander has obtained dismissals and reductions for clients charged with Attempting to Elude a Pursuing Police Vehicle. For example, it is an affirmative defense that a reasonable person would not believe that the signal to stop was given by a police officer and that driving after the signal to stop was reasonable under the circumstances.

If you or someone you care about faces Eluding charges in Skagit County or Whatcom County, call attorney Alexander Ransom today for a free, no-pressure case evaluation. Alexander has a reputation in the legal community as an aggressive, effective and experienced criminal defense attorney. He is here to assist you through these difficult times.