Fleeing and Eluding

Illinois Fleeing and Eluding Criminal Defense Attorneys

In Illinois, fleeing and eluding a police officer can cost you a penalty of up to one year in jail and fines of up to $2500. Aggravated fleeing and eluding is a felony with possible penalties that includes time in prison. If a police officer has signaled you to stop and you refuse, the Illinois Vehicle Code considers this to be an act of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer.

At the law firm of Zuelke Law Firm, we represent clients from our two office locations in St. Charles and Aurora, Illinois, and in the surrounding suburban areas of Chicago. We provide knowledgeable criminal defense representation for all types of traffic violations, including fleeing and eluding. In some instances, fleeing and eluding is a Class A misdemeanor, but if you commit multiple traffic violations in the process of fleeing or eluding a police officer, you could be charged with a Class 4 felony.

How Fleeing and Eluding Can Lead to a Felony Offense

Aggravated fleeing and eluding is a felony offense defined by the Illinois Vehicle Code as:

  • Speeding 21 miles per hour over the legal speed limit
  • Causing bodily harm or injury to someone
  • Causing property damage in excess of $300
  • Disobeying 2 or more official traffic control devices

If you need representation for any type of traffic violation, speak to an experienced Illinois traffic violations attorney.

Contact Us Today

Contact Zuelke Law Firm in St. Charles, Aurora, or Chicago, Illinois, if you need experienced criminal defense representation for fleeing and eluding, or any traffic offense. We will help you to protect your rights, and we will carefully examine all the evidence that is brought against you. Call (630) 444-0200 or (630) 906-7360 for a free initial consultation.