When a person is placed in a difficult situation, such as being confronted by a police officer after having committed a crime, flight is a fairly common reaction. However, an accusation of fleeing police is itself a very serious crime. Whether you have been charged with evading arrest on foot or in your car, you could be faced with severe penalties if convicted. Often, a prosecutor will seek to have these penalties run consecutive to each other, increasing the length of a prison sentence.
The attorneys at Bailey & Orozco strive to prevent conviction. With more than 30 years of experience in the criminal justice system on our side, we know what to do to protect your rights. You can count on us to seek results that matter to you and to fight to avoid the possibility of consecutive penalties. This is important, as in addition to eluding charges, the police will often charge related offenses such as Obstructing the Administration of Justice, and Resisting Arrest, essentially for the same conduct.
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New Jersey Eluding Arrest Attorneys
Our law firm is available to defend people accused of fleeing police for any reason. We have defended people who have been accused of evading arrest after committing another serious charge, including homicide, robbery, carjacking and assault. We have also defended the rights of people who have been charged with eluding because they refused to pull over for a standard traffic stop; and, after being involved in an accident.
The police and the prosecution take these matters very seriously because of the potential damage that could be caused during a chase that ensues because someone is fleeing police. When this happens, the lives of innocent bystanders are put in danger. For this reason, they will work hard to get a guilty verdict. We will work just as hard to protect your rights.
Defense Against Charges of Fleeing a Police Officer
Our attorneys can and have defended people accused of eluding arrest in Newark and throughout New Jersey.
We have also defended clients against related charges, such as resisting arrest and hindering apprehension. If you have been accused of fighting back or standing in the way of a police officer trying to make an arrest, we can defend you.