There are different felony levels for Fleeing and Attempting to Elude (Florida Statute 316.1935) depending on how the prosecutor evaluates the facts of the case.
And with very little tweaks to the fact pattern of your case, it could make the difference between facing a third degree felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison, and a second or first degree felony in which the defendant could be facing up to 15 or 30 years, respectively.
And with all of the offenses under this category, a judge cannot withhold adjudication of guilt, even with a no contest plea. That means that as charged, a felony conviction is required by statute.
Additionally, if you are convicted of Fleeing and Attempting to Elude in Florida, you are facing a Driver’s License suspension for at least one year and possibly longer.
If you or a member of your family has been arrested for Fleeing and Eluding, give me a call at (850) 362-6655 for free consultation and lets talk about what’s next and your options.