Criminal Defense Lawyer For Those Arrested On Eluding (N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2(b)) Charges In New Jersey
If you were operating a motor vehicle or vessel in New Jersey and received an order from a police officer to stop, you are obligated to obey that order.
Failure to do so is known as Eluding a Police Officer (N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2(b)), and is a serious criminal matter.
As a base charge, Eluding is a Third Degree Crime that carries a potential sentence of between three and five years, though at the Third Degree level there is not a presumption of incarceration.
If the act of Eluding is deemed to have put another person at risk of death or injury, the charge is enhanced to a Second Degree Crime, where there is a presumption of incarceration.
Penalties for Eluding at this level are between 5 – 10 years in prison.
It’s extremely important that any enhanced charge of Eluding be reduced if at all possible.
An experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney can help protect you against the worst penalties available in your case.
If you or a family member has been arrested for fleeing & eluding the Police in NJ, call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey Defense attorney.