Walnut Creek Evading Police Attorney
Protecting Your Rights In & Outside the Courtroom
Evading the police can be a misdemeanor or a felony. This crime is committed by willfully fleeing or eluding a police officer who is trying to stop you. If you have been charged with evading the police, it is critical that you review your legal options with a legal counselor ready to bring a diligent and incisive approach to your case.
At Thomas Daly Law, A Professional Corporation, Attorney Thomas Daly continues to forge a reputation for providing effective defense representation both in and outside the courtroom. Our firm understands the obstacles defendants face as they confront the allegations against them in these cases and knows how to bring thorough, hard-hitting scrutiny to the state's accusations.
You do not have to face this difficult time without a proven Walnut Creek evading police lawyer by your side. Request a free consultation now.
What Is "Evading the Police?"
Certain conditions must be met and proven for a driver to be convicted of evading the police. This has become easier for prosecutors to substantiate due to the development of police dashboard cameras, but there may be elements of your particular case that may allow for a compelling defense.
Evading police can be charged if a driver fails to stop when:
- The police vehicle is using at least one reasonably visible red lamp
- The police vehicle is using its siren
- The police vehicle is distinctly marked as a law enforcement vehicle
In cases where the police officer may be on a bicycle, then the bicycle must be distinctively marked, the officer must be wearing a distinctive uniform, the officer must give a verbal command to stop, the officer must sound a horn, the officer must give a hand signal to stop, and you must be aware or reasonably should be aware of the command, horn, and signal.
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Thomas Daly has represented many clients charged with evading in the past, often in conjunction with other charges such as DUI or driving on a suspended license. There are ways to negotiate this charge down to a lesser crime or an infraction. There are often ways to seek dismissal of this charge, especially if there are other charges, as well.
If you have been charged with evading the police, do not proceed with your case without knowing your options. Call us at (925) 208-4801 today.