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Eluding and Fleeing Charges in Youngstown

When you are driving on the highway, it is normal for your mind to wander off. And then suddenly, you might find out that a state trooper is coming behind you flashing the light. When you pull over, the police might tell you that they have signaled you before which you fail to comply with. And before you have the time to react, you will be charged with eluding a police officer of the state of Ohio.

Eluding means to flee the charge when a police car has audibly or visibly signaled you to stop due to some suspicion. It might seem that you are disregarding the order of the police while driving. The police trooper will flash the light and/or siren to signal you to stop. Eluding can also mean that when a cop was directing the traffic, you failed to obey the orders. In Ohio, eluding charges are considered very serious and for that, you need the assistance of Youngstown traffic lawyer. The consequences can be following:

  • Jail time
  • Hefty fines
  • Losing driver’s license for a long time or lifetime
  • Six-point addition on your driver’s license
  • Loss of CDL or commercial driver’s license
  • Permanent criminal record
  • Expensive car insurance premiums

But if you come to Youngstown Criminal Law Group, our Ohio traffic lawyer will fight for you and ensure you that the charges get dismissed if not dropped completely.

Penalties for Eluding

Depending on the seriousness of the offense, according to Ohio Rev. Code 2921.331, your eluding charges can be a misdemeanor or even a felony. The penalty will be decided by the court accordingly.

  • For a first-degree misdemeanor, you will get 180 days of jail time and a fine of $1000. For this, you will be convicted if you have failed to comply with the direction of the officer or if you willfully flee after the officer signaled you to stop.
  • Eluding can be a 4th degree felony if you flee after committing one felony. In this case, the jail time will be of 6-18 months and the fine will be of up to $5000.
  • Fleeing or eluding can be a 3rd degree felony if while fleeing, you injure or pose harm to others or property. In this case, the jail time will be of 9-36 months and you will have to pay a fine of up to $10000.
Driver’s License Suspension

When you are convicted of fleeing or eluding, you will get driver’s license suspension along with jail time and a fine.

  • If you are convicted with misdemeanor eluding, then you will have to face license suspension for 6 months to 3 years. You might have limited driving privileges during this time.
  • If you are convicted of a felony for eluding, your driver’s license will be suspended for 3 years to a lifetime. You will have to serve 3 years of suspension minimum. In Ohio, during this time, you will not get any driving privileges due to felony charges.
  • If you have a prior eluding conviction record, then your driver’s license will be suspended for life. For this, there will be no question of limited privileges.
Connect with a Youngstown traffic lawyer

At Youngstown Criminal Law Group, our Ohio traffic lawyer will be ready to help you. He will ensure that all the charges get dropped or reduced so that you can continue to drive and it doesn’t affect you financially. For more details, give us a call today.

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