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Evade and Elude

You might need an evade and elude defense lawyer if:

  • You ignored any visible or audible signal from any law-enforcement officer to bring your motor vehicle to a stop.
  • Likewise, if you drive your motor vehicle in a willful and wanton disregard of such signal.
  • To include, attempts to escape or elude such law-enforcement officer whether on foot, in the vehicle, or by other means.

Evade and elude is a very serious crime in the state of Virginia. Therefore having an experienced lawyer from Goff Voltin is only the first step necessary in preparing for a proper defense.

Consequently, Any person who, having received a visible or audible signal from any law-enforcement officer to bring his motor vehicle to a stop, drives such motor vehicle in a willful and wanton disregard of such signal or who attempts to escape or elude such law-enforcement officer whether on foot, in the vehicle, or by any other means, is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor. 

Evade and elude is punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine; however, if the driving is done in such a manner as to constitute a willful and wanton disregard for the safety of another person, it is punishable by up to ten years in prison and/or a $2,500 fine.

Goff Voltin can provide a evade and elude defense lawyer for you in the Newport News & Hampton Roads area to assist with your call and to speak with you about mounting a proper defense.

VIRGINIA CODE: 

http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title46.2/chapter8/section46.2-817/