Eluding a Police Officer and Attempting to Eluding a Police Officer are serious charges. They are Class 1 Traffic Misdemeanor Offenses and a conviction may result in a scheduled fine of $300.00 to $1,000.00 plus court costs and surcharges, a possible jail sentence of 10 days to 1 year (usually only ordered in cases where there are aggravating factors, such as injury to a person or reckless indifference to the safety of others), restitution, community or useful public service, probation for one year or longer, and other possible requirements by the court, with an assessment of 12 points to your driver’s license. In some cases, Eluding a Police Officer and Attempting to Eluding a Police Officer affect your automobile insurance coverage or premium rates for years to come.
Depending on the circumstances in the case, when a driver eludes or attempts to elude a police officer, the driver may be charged with either a Misdemeanor Traffic Offense or a Felony criminal charge. Examine your paperwork closely or speak directly with an attorney to determine whether you have been charged with a Misdemeanor or a Felony, which is a much more serious crime. The information contained in this section is applicable only to Misdemeanor charges.