Q: Fleeing and eluding when the cop only turned his siren on first and I didn't know he was a cop because it was dark?
Illinois. He followed me dangerously close for about 3 minutes claiming his siren was on the whole time but my music was up. It was dark. I pulled over as soon as he turned his lights on. I thought someone was trying to run me off the road so I was scared and going fast. Quit looking at my speedometer, just watching the road and my rear view mirror but my speed was increasing. He wrote down that I was going 125 in a 55. I don't know if my car even goes that fast. I wasn't mirandized, simply arrested. He didn't let me explain what happened until after he had wrote the tickets. I got fleeing and eluding and reckless driving. If nothing changes I am under the impression my license could be suspended and I could even get jail time. Talked to other cops and they said they would never use the siren to pull someone over for a speeding ticket like that. I have no prior traffic tickets. Should I get a lawyer? What are the worst and best possible outcomes? Thanks in advance.
A: These citations are misdemeanors. You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible. There is a potential for serious consequences in this situation.
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