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What is the penalty for running from the police on foot in pennsylvania

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This is right out of the Criminal Code:

5126. Flight to avoid apprehension, trial or punishment.
(a) Offense defined.--A person who willfully conceals
himself or moves or travels within or outside this Commonwealth
with the intent to avoid apprehension, trial or punishment
commits a felony of the third degree when the crime which he has
been charged with or has been convicted of is a felony and
commits a misdemeanor of the second degree when the crime which
he has been charged with or has been convicted of is a
misdemeanor.

1103. Sentence of imprisonment for felony.
Except as provided in 42 Pa.C.S. § 9714 (relating to
sentences for second and subsequent offenses), a person who has
been convicted of a felony may be sentenced to imprisonment as
follows:
(1) In the case of a felony of the first degree, for a
term which shall be fixed by the court at not more than 20
years.
(2) In the case of a felony of the second degree, for a
term which shall be fixed by the court at not more than ten
years.
(3) In the case of a felony of the third degree, for a
term which shall be fixed by the court at not more than seven
years.

1104. Sentence of imprisonment for misdemeanors.
A person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor may be
sentenced to imprisonment for a definite term which shall be
fixed by the court and shall be not more than:
(1) Five years in the case of a misdemeanor of the first
degree.
(2) Two years in the case of a misdemeanor of the second
degree.
(3) One year in the case of a misdemeanor of the third
degree.

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