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It’s important to take prompt action when you have been issued a traffic citation.  Remember that by mailing in a payment for the traffic violation you are admitting guilt and a conviction will be entered into your driving record.  We will work hard to minimize possible consequences and provide the best possible representation. 

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Fleeing and Eluding Violation Attorney

In Illinois the deliberate act of refusing to obey a police officer signaling you to stop or pull over is considered "fleeing and eluding."  This is a serious criminal offense and, depending upon the circumstances,  is classifiedProtect your driving record with experienced "Fleeing & Eluding" Attorney as either a Class A misdemeanor or a Class 4 felony.  Illinois Attorney Tim Henderson's experience can help you find solutions to fight the "fleeing and eluding" charges and he will work to protect your freedom and driving record. It is important that this matter be handled immediately by a qualified, experienced defense attorney who will fight for you.

Fleeing & Eluding as a Class A Misdemeanor

The Illinois Vehicle Code states:
"Any driver or operator of a motor vehicle who, having been given a visual or audible signal by a peace officer directing such driver or operator to bring his vehicle to a stop, willfully fails or refuses to obey such direction, increases his speed, extinguishes his lights, or otherwise flees or attempts to elude the officer, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor."

This is considered a very serious charge in Illinois.  A first time fleeing and eluding offense in Illinois is considered a Class A misdemeanor and a conviction of this charge could result in fines up to $2,500, a jail sentence up to one year, court supervision, conditional discharge or probation up to 24 months, and a license suspension for a period of not more than 6 months.

Fleeing and Eluding is elevated to a Class 4 felony if one of the following occurs at the same time as the "fleeing and eluding" violation or upon the third offense:
1.    Travel a rate of speed at least 21 miles per hour over the legal speed limit.
2.    Cause bodily injury to any individual.
3.    Cause damage in excess of $300 to property; or
4.    Disobey 2 or more official traffic control devices.

Aggravated  Fleeing and Eluding

Aggravated  Fleeing and Eluding as a Class 4 Felony carries much harsher penalties that may include possible a prison sentence of 1-3 years, a license suspension or revocation and a maximum fine of $25,000.
Whether charged with a Class A misdemeanor or a Class 4 Felony, the consequences for a "Fleeing and Eluding" conviction are severe.  You need skilled and experienced representation to protect your rights.  
Illinois Traffic and Defense Attorney Tim Henderson will work hard for you and fight to achieve the best possible resolution in your case.  His law firm has experience representing and fighting for client's rights throughout the Chicago land, Wheaton, Skokie, Joliet and Rolling Meadows area and the counties of Cook, Will, Kane and Dupage. Contact him for a free consultation and learn how he can