By: Tedia Gamino
Fleeing or attempting to flee from a law enforcement officer in Wisconsin can lead to serious legal consequences. Fleeing an officer is typically treated as a crime, and the severity of the penalties may depend on the specific circumstances, your intentions, and whether any injuries or property damage occur as a result. If you are charged with fleeing an officer in Wisconsin, you should consult with an attorney who can provide legal advice and representation to help protect your rights and navigate the legal process. The specific penalties and legal consequences will depend on the unique circumstances of your case.
In Wisconsin, the penalties for fleeing an officer can include:
1. Criminal Charges:
You may be charged with a crime for fleeing or eluding an officer, such as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances. The exact charge and its classification can vary based on factors like the speed of the pursuit, whether you have prior convictions, and whether anyone was injured during the pursuit.
2. Jail or Prison Time:
If convicted of eluding an officer or fleeing, you could face imprisonment. The length of the sentence will depend on the severity of the offense.
Fines are a common penalty for fleeing an officer.
4. Driver’s License Suspension:
Conviction for fleeing an officer can result in the suspension of your driver’s license.
5. Criminal Record:
A conviction for eluding an officer will result in a criminal record.
6. Increased Penalties for Repeated Offenses:
If you have prior convictions for eluding or related offenses, you may face more severe penalties.
Do You Need to Speak to an Attorney About Charges of Fleeing an Officer?
If you’ve been charged with fleeing an officer, call our office at 414-383-6700 to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys who can provide the guidance you need.