Michigan law requires drivers to pull over or obey lawful commands when instructed to do so by police officers. If you disobey or ignore such commands, you can be charged with fleeing and eluding. For instance, if you are speeding and a police officer signals to pull over and you keep driving, you will face consequences. It is important to contact me today to discuss what fleeing and eluding charges mean and how ZAYID LAW defends these charges.
ZAYID LAW has proven results and aggressively defends clients in Macomb County, Oakland County, Washtenaw County, and Wayne County.
According to Michigan law, an operator of a motor vehicle who is given by “hand, voice, emergency light, or siren a visual or audible signal” by a police officer, acting in the lawful performance of his or her duty, directing the operator to bring his or her motor vehicle to a stop, “shall not willfully fail to obey that direction by increasing the speed of the vehicle… or otherwise attempting to flee or elude the police or conservation officer.”
It is important to note that the statute does not apply unless the police officer giving the signal is in uniform and the officer's vehicle is identified as an official police vehicle.
Fleeing and eluding a police officer is a very serious charge, and the consequences vary in degree based on the circumstances of the case:
Often times there is a perfectly legitimate reason why a driver did not immediately stop when instructed to do so by a police offcer. I have experience identifying the key considerations that will mitigate the fleeing and eluding charges and help you achieve the best possible outcome. Some defenses I frequently deploy include:
ZAYID LAW understands how these defenses work based on the unique circumstances of your case. The sooner you call me, the sooner I can assess how these defenses can be utilized to fight your fleeing and eluding charges and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.