A driver may be charged with fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle if the individual increases their speed, turns off their headlights or taillights, fails to stop or uses other means to evade police after the officer signals for the driver to stop. If you have been charged with fleeing a police office in a motor vehicle, contact a Minneapolis criminal attorney to help you navigate your charges and get you a favorable result today.
In Minnesota, fleeing from an officer while using a motorized vehicle is a felony punishable by up to three years in prison and/or a $5000 fine. Penalties increase substantially if someone gets hurt or killed as a result of the driver’s fleeing the officer.
Possible Driver’s License Sanctions
A conviction for fleeing the police will lead to a driver’s license revocation period of one to ten years, depending on the circumstances of the offense.
Should I Contact a Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney?
If you have been charged with fleeing the police having an experienced Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney is critical. Gerald Miller PA has over 30 years of experience helping people obtain the best possible results for any traffic violation. You may have questions and need clarity in your case. Gerald Miller, with his decades of experience and strong and professional team can help you navigate these charges. Contact us today at 612-341-9080 for a free consultation.
For more information see the Minnesota Fleeing Police Statute 609.487.