Lake County Fleeing And Eluding Attorney
What Does The State Have To Prove In A Lake County Fleeding And Eluding Case:
Florida law provides for several versions of fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer under Florida Statutes Section 316.1935. Florida Statute Section 316.1935(1) and 316.1935(2) for fleeing to elude a law enforcement officer. Although Florida law in the past provided for a misdemeanor version of fleeing and eluding, now any charge for fleeding and eluding is a felony offense. To establish a fleeing and eluding in Lake County case the prosecutor must prove that the driver was:
Fleeing and Attempting to Elude Penalties
Aggravated Fleeing and Attempting to Elude Penalties
Aggravated Fleeing and Attempting to Elude with Serious Bodily Injury or Death Penalties
Florida Statute Section 316.1935(4)(b), for Aggravated Fleeing or Eluding by leaving a crash involving injury or death then causing serious bodily injury or death is enhanced even further. Under this charge the prosecutor must prove that the driver, while driving at a high rate of speed or with a wanton disregard for the safety of person or property causes serious bodily injury or death of another. This offense is a first degree felony punishable by thirty (30) years in Florida State Prison with a three (3) year minimum mandatory prison sentence.