Fleeing & Eluding Criminal Defense
It is Illegal to flee or elude the police to avoid arrest This is considered in range from a municipal violation to a felony. This is a very serious charge and can even have jail time.
If you have any outstanding traffic tickets, warrants, or past traffic tickets you want off your record; use the “get a quote” link on this page to give us some basic information about your situation.
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Our price to handle standard traffic tickets is a flat $75 fee. Fees for other services may vary, but our rates are among the most competitive in the area
Eluding and evading a police officer in Missouri
Under Missouri Laws 575.150, an individual commits an offense of eluding and evading a law enforcement officer if he or she, willfully attempts to or actually flees to elude a pursuing officer with the intention of avoiding being apprehended, detained, or arrested. An individual is presumed to be evading a police officer if he or she continues to drive a vehicle or automobile after being signaled by means of clear visible emergency lights or an audible signal emanating from the pursuing officer’s vehicle or motorcycle.
In order to convict a defendant for this offense, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that, (i) the officer in pursuit was in a motor vehicle or other automobile; (ii) that the defendant was also driving the vehicle or other automobile, and (iii) that the defendant willfully attempted to flee or fled from the officer in pursuit.
In addition, the prosecution has to establish the following elements in order to prove a crime of evading a police officer.
- The defendant acted with an intention of evading a police officer.
- The pursuing police officer’s vehicle had at least one lit red light visible from the front.
- The defendant saw or reasonably should have seen visible emergency signs on the police vehicle.
- The pursuing police officer’s vehicle or motorcycle was distinctively marked and could be identified by the defendant as a police officer’s vehicle or motorcycle .
- The pursuing police officer sounded a siren audible enough to have been heard by the defendant and pull over.
- The police officer was wearing a distinctive uniform.
In situations where vehicles or any automobiles are not involved, the law enforcement officer is required to issue an order either by word of mouth, by use of hand gesture, or by other means that will be clearly understood by the person being pursued. The above-mentioned elements for proving culpability do apply in circumstances that do not involve vehicles or automobiles. Therefore, persons who defy a clear police order or signal issued by an officer wearing police uniform with a badge commit the offense of evading police.
Eluding and evading a law enforcement officer in Missouri may be prosecuted as either a misdemeanor or felony. Eluding the police on foot is usually considered a misdemeanor unless the defendant already has a warrant issued against them for failure to appear on a felony case or for probation violation on a previous felony case. In Missouri courts, prosecutors can at times be flexible and negotiate plea bargains with defendants.
An offense which is considered a class A misdemeanor is punishable by jail term of up to one year, a fine of up to $2500, driver’s license suspension and/or probation. However, the offense can be elevated into a class E felony if; (i) the defendant has been convicted of a similar offense in the past; (ii) the act of evading causes physical injury to another party or the pursuing officer , whether caused by the person fleeing or by the officer in pursuit; or (iii) the defendant causes risk of death to any person.
A defendant convicted of a class E felony involving eluding and evading a law enforcement officer in Missouri is punishable in various ways depending on the severity of the offense. Persons found guilty of eluding an officer and in the process cause serious physical injury or risk of death to another party or the pursuing officer face imprisonment for up to 4 years and/or a fine of up to $10, 000.
Evading a police officer in Missouri once you have been signaled to stop is unacceptable and could lead to serious criminal charges. The best course of action once signaled by an officer is to pull over and cooperate with the officer.
TRAFFIC LAWYER SERVING THE KANSAS CITY METRO AND BEYOND
Speedingticketkc.com is a modern traffic law firm in the digital age with an old fashioned personal touch by our Traffic Attorney.
Our electronic process allows you to handle your basic traffic matter without ever leaving home. But, you will always know our traffic lawyer is available to answer your questions by just making a call. Kansas City local traffic attorney Chris Simons handles your matter from beginning to end, giving each client his direct email and personal cell phone number.
OUR TRAFFIC ATTORNEY HANDLES TRAFFIC TICKETS IN THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
Cities we serve: Adrian, Archie, Arnold, Ashland, Ballwin, Bates City, Belton, Blue Springs, Buckner, Butler, Byrnes Mill, Cameron Chesterfield, Chilicothe, Claycomo, Clayton, Cleveland, Creve Coure, Dearborn, Dellwood, Drexel, Ellisville, Fair Grove, Fairview, Fenton, Ferrelview, Florissant, Frontenac, Garden City, Gladstone, Gower, Grain Valley, Grandview, Greenwood, Holden, Houston Lake, Independence, Kansas City Missouri, Kearney, Kingsville, Kirkwood, Knob Noster, Ladue, Lake Lotawana, Lake Tapawingo, Lake Waukomis, Lake Winnebago, Laurie, Lathrop, Lawson, Lee’s Summit, Liberty, North Kansas City, Oak Grove, Oakview, O’Fallon, Osceola, Pagedale, Parkville, Peculiar, Pineville, Platte City, Platte Woods, Plattsburg, Pleasant Hill, Polo, Pleasant Valley, Raymore, Raytown, Riverside, Saint Ann, Saint Charles, Shelbina, Shrewsbury, Smithville, Sturgeon, Sugar Creek, Tracy, Troy, University City, Valley Park, Warrensberg, Weatherby lake, Weston, Wildwood, Winona, Wood Heights.
Contact us if your ticket is not on this list so our traffic lawyer can be of assistance.
Statewide: Missouri Fine Collection Center, Missouri State Highway Patrol
Counties we serve: Andrew County, Barton County, Bates County, Benton County, Buchanan County, Boone County, Caldwell County, Camden County, Cass County, Chariton County, Christian County, Clay County, Clinton County, Cole County, Cooper County, Daviess County, Dekalb County, Franklin County, Grundy County, Harrison County, Henry County, Holt County, Howell County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Johnson County(MO), Laclede County, Lewis County, Linn County, Livingston County, Maries County, Miller County, Morgan County, New Madrid County, Newton County, Nodaway County, Pettis County, Phelps County, Platte County, Polk County, Pulaski County, Ralls County, Ray County, Saline County, St. Clair County, St. Genevieve County, Texas County, Vernon County, Warren County, Webster County.
Contact us if your ticket is not on this list so our traffic lawyer can be of assistance.
WHY SHOULD I HIRE A TRAFFIC LAWYER?
Keep Insurance Rates Low
Insurance companies review your record to see if you have had traffic tickets when you apply for insurance. If you have traffic tickets on your license, they are known to raise your rates as much as 22% for over 3 years. This can cost you over a thousand dollars.
Do not waste your money on high insurance premiums. Let our speeding ticket attorney negotiate a plea to amend your traffic ticket to a non-moving violation
Do not waste your time going to court and trying to plea your case in front of a judge. Let our traffic lawyer do the work for you.
Speedingticketkc.com has a simple process. Quick and Easy. Our traffic attorney has you covered. Put the flashing lights behind you and move on with your life! Let our traffic lawyer contact the prosecutor and negotiate a plea to amend your traffic ticket to a non-moving violation!
Keep Points Off Your License
Missouri has a point system that keeps track of traffic tickets in Missouri. Speeding tickets are moving violations in Missouri and add points to your license. If you get too many points you can lose your license. These points last on your record for up to 3 years. Losing your license can be devastating to your personal and professional life. Do not let traffic tickets curtail your life. Let our traffic lawyer contact the prosecutor and negotiate a plea to amend your traffic ticket to a non-moving violation.
- No Court Appearance (in most cases),
- No Office Visit,
- Flexible Hours to Contact Our Traffic Lawyer
- Most Matters Can Be Handled By Phone or Email.
- Pay with Credit Card. Check, Cash or Money order.
How Our Traffic Ticket Defense Works
Call or Click “Amend Your Ticket Today” and Inform us your ticket number and any other information relating to your ticket. If you are under 21, tell me your age.
An email will be sent to you containing all pertinent information including an electronic contract(you can sign it online with your smartphone, tablet or computer), request for pertinent information, fine and court costs, and a link to pay.
I will file on your case and set a court date and request a recommendation from the prosecutor.
If the prosecutor accepts my offer you pay your fine online(KCMO Tickets only) or the firm pays it with a check. Receipt from jurisdiction is sent and your email.
$75 FLAT FEE FOR A TRAFFIC ATTORNEY?
Speedingticketkc is now handling misdemeanors, felonies, animal control tickets, driving while suspended, DUI’s, and DWI’s.
Contact us now to find out our flat rates on those criminal matters.
It is true, $75.00* is our traffic attorney’s fee for basic traffic tickets. Examples of basic traffic tickets are: speeding under 19 mph over the limit, failure to have or produce insurance(but you have it now), stop sign or signal violation, turning violations, following too closely(non-accident), and several other 2-4 point violations.
Click here for a list of 2-4 point violations. Some Exceptions are made, contact our traffic lawyer to find out. More complex traffic tickets have different rates. Remember, the traffic lawyer’s fee does not cover fines/court costs due to the court. Contact us for a detailed quote.
*on basic traffic tickets
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