Resisting Arrest or Eluding Police
If you have been charged with resisting arrest or eluding police, you could be facing jail time and other serious consequences, including a felony criminal record. It is important that you talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible about your charges. I am John W. Tumelty, a Jersey Shore criminal attorney representing clients from Atlantic City to Cape May and beyond. If you have been accused of attempting to escape from police by foot or car, contact me today for a free consultation at 609-390-4600.
Do the Prosecutors Have Enough Evidence to Convict You?
If you hire me to defend you against charges of resisting arrest or eluding police, I will carefully investigate the facts of your case and aggressively protect your rights. The following are some of the major characteristics of these closely related criminal accusations:
- Resisting arrest: If you are accused of attempting to escape from an officer who was trying to arrest you, even just by pulling away, you can be charged with resisting arrest. If you are accused of using force, you may also get charged with aggravated assault.
- Eluding police: If a police officer was attempting to pull you over in traffic by using his or her lights or siren, and you did not pull over, you can be charged with the felony offense of eluding police. There need not have been a high-speed chase for you to be convicted.
If you are accused of resisting an arrest attempt made by an undercover officer or eluding an unmarked police car, I will hold the prosecutors accountable for proving that you knew you were being pursued by the police. Without sufficient evidence of this, you cannot be convicted.
I will explore all defense opportunities for helping you avoid conviction on your resisting arrest or eluding police charges. Call me now at 609-390-4600 to discuss your options.