Waukesha & Milwaukee Fleeing & Eluding Charge Defense
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The jury instructions provide that in Wisconsin, a person charged with fleeing may be convicted if:
- The defendant operated a motor vehicle on a highway after receiving a visual or audible signal from a traffic officer or marked police vehicle; and
- The defendant knowingly fled or attempted to elude a traffic officer:
- By willful disregard of the visual or audible signal so as to interfere with or endanger the operation of the police vehicle or the traffic officer or other vehicles or pedestrians, or
- By increasing the speed of the vehicle in an attempt to elude or to flee, or
- By extinguishing the lights of the vehicle in an attempt to elude or to flee.
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Wisconsin Statute 346.04(3) defines the offense of fleeing or eluding an officer as follows:
No operator of a vehicle, after having received a visual or audible signal from a traffic officer, or marked police vehicle, shall knowingly flee or attempt to elude any traffic officer by willful or wanton disregard of such signal so as to interfere with or endanger the operation of the police vehicle, or the traffic officer or other vehicles or pedestrians, nor shall the operator increase the speed of the operator's vehicle or extinguish the lights of the vehicle in an attempt to elude or flee.
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A fleeing charge in Wisconsin is felony offense that subject you to serious consequences. It can be a crime to disregard a police officer's signal to stop, and speeding up or turning off your lights while being chased by police are evidence of eluding in Wisconsin. If you are criminally charged in Milwaukee, Waukesha, elsewhere in SE WI with an eluding offense, you need tough representation. The criminal defense lawyers in Milwaukee and Waukesha, WI at Gamiño Law Offices have experience in various kinds of fleeing offenses, including eluding a police officer crimes.
Wisconsin Fleeing Charges
Possible sentencing consequences when charged with fleeing in Milwaukee, Waukesha or elsewhere in Wisconsin
If convicted of eluding an officer in Wisconsin, that is generally a Class I Felony. However, in certain circumstances the penalties are increased as follows:
- If the violation results in bodily harm to another, or causes damage to the property of another, the person is guilty of a Class H felony.
- If the violation results in great bodily harm to another, the person is guilty of a Class F felony.
- If the violation results in the death of another, the person is guilty of a Class E felony.
It is our mission to be the best Wisconsin criminal defense lawyers in Waukesha, Milwaukee, and the area - we guard you, your rights, your reputation, your job, your future, and your freedom! If you have been arrested or charged with a fleeing crime in Milwaukee, WI, or anywhere in Southeastern Wisconsin, call us right away. Any time you are under investigation in Wisconsin for a criminal offense, tell police officers that you wish to speak with an attorney immediately. Early intervention by an experienced Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer makes all the difference in the outcome of a criminal case in Wisconsin.
Not all criminal defense lawyers in Wisconsin have the trial skills and ability to present a compelling case in court or negotiate a favorable plea agreement. At Gamiño Law Offices, our team of accomplished criminal trial and appellate attorneys have an impressive record of winning litigation skills, from pretrial motions to court or jury trials, and appeals. With more than 30 years of combined experience, we have the competent skill and aggressive ability necessary to get the results you need.
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