Can you get it dropped? Possibly but it depends on the facts of the case, the prosecutor and your lawyer. Your best chance is to hire an experienced local criminal defense attorney. Feel free to call my office at 727.286.6141 to further discuss your case.
Yes, it is possible, depending on the facts of the case. I recently convinced a Pinellas prosecutor to reduce a Fleeing to Elude to a misdemeanor Resisting Arrest Without Violence based on weak facts and lack of prior record. Feel free to call my office at (727) 538-4220 for a free consultation.
It really depends on the facts of the case. My firm offers free case consultations in these matters. My office is located in Tampa and can be reached at 813 830 2261. Good luck.
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Fleeing to Elude comes with a mandatory adjudication, which would make you a convicted felon. I can't stress enough how important it is for your future to have the State amend the charge.
I was recently a prosecutor at the Tampa office and I know what arguments they find compelling. Feel free to call anytime. (813) 282-8600. Best of luck.
All fleeing and eluding charges are subject to a conviction. The Statute mandates no withholding adjudication at all.
There is no lesser included offense to this charge.
Your best bet is secure a experienced criminal lawyer to negotiate this case for you to a possible amended charge of F.S. 316.072, a misdemeanor which is as follows:
316.072 (3)-OBEDIENCE TO POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS.—It is unlawful and a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083, for any person willfully to fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of any law enforcement officer, traffic crash investigation officer as described in s. 316.640, traffic infraction enforcement officer as described in s. 316.640, or member of the fire department at the scene of a fire, rescue operation, or other emergency.
Many times, for first offenders, these will be reduced to avoid having first timers becoming convicted felons. Not only are the facts of your case important, but how you treated the officers involved and your prior driving record.
You may be able to get it reduced to a misdemeanor and maybe even get a withhold of adjudication. It's all about the facts and circumstances of your specific case. You can give me a call if you want to discuss the details.
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