Th maximum sentence is one year in jail. You will do much better with an attorney
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Both are "A" misdemeanors carrying up to 1 year in jail, 3 years probation or a combination of the two.
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There is no charge for fleeing a police officer. However, you could be charged with reckless driving or reckless endangerment. There is a VTL charge for failing to obey a police officer.
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There is a charge for fleeing in a motor vehicle ... actually there are three. Penal Law sections 270.25, 270.30 and 270.35 define "Unlawful fleeing a police office in a motor vehicle" in the third, second, and first degrees, respectively. These charges are an "A" misdemeanor, and an "E" and a "D" felony. Thus the least serious of the three caries up to one (1) year in local jail as noted elsewhere. You may also be charged with Failure to Comply, a simple two (2) point infraction under the Vehicle and Traffic Law. In any event, find yourself a qualified DWI attorney who can discuss the charges against you and the potential sentence that might be handed down by the court.
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