In New Jersey, when a police officer signals or motions for you to stop your vehicle or pull over on a public road, you must immediate comply with their direction. If you do not stop or pull over in a timely manner, or if you attempt to flee from the police in an attempt to get away, you can be charged with eluding the police, which is a very serious crime in New Jersey and should not be taken lightly.
Schiller McMahon’s trained, expert former prosecutors have prosecuted hundreds of eluding cases, including numerous to verdict before a jury, so that you or your loved one can be confident that their attorney is someone who has actually handled precisely these types of matters.
There are many reasons why someone may have attempted to elude the police. Common examples that we have seen include when someone has a warrant out for their arrest, they are driving while intoxicated, their license was suspended, or they were driving without insurance. In some situations, an individual may have just been confused, scared, or simply did not see the police immediately. The experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorneys at Schiller McMahon have substantial experience dealing with eluding charges as former county prosecutors and as current criminal defense attorneys. Depending on the facts of your case, our team attorneys will mount the most effective defense.
In New Jersey, you can be charged with either second or third-degree eluding. A conviction for second-degree eluding carries a State Prison sentence of 5-10 years. If you are convicted of third-degree eluding, you face 3-5 years in State Prison. In addition to jail time, if you are convicted of eluding, your New Jersey driver’s license will be suspended for a period of 6 months to 2 years, regardless of the degree.
Second Degree Eluding: When you knowingly flee or attempt to elude any police or law enforcement officer after having received any signal from the officer to bring your vehicle to a full stop and the flight or attempt to elude creates a risk of death or injury to any person.
Third Degree Eluding: When you knowingly flee or attempt to elude any police or law enforcement officer after having received any signal from such officer to bring your vehicle to a full stop.
There are many ways which the renowned criminal defense attorneys at Schiller McMahon seek to effectively defend clients charged with eluding in New Jersey. Our attorneys have, time and time again, helped clients charged with eluding avoid jail time.
Should you or someone you know been charged with Eluding the Police, contact our firm today for a free, in-person consultation of your case.