Q: Can I be charged for fleeing and eluding if the officer never activated his lights or siren?
I admitted post Miranda that when the officer conducted a uturn I knew he was going to pull me over due to running a stop sign, so I fled. I Got stuck in traffic and when the officer caught up and activated lights I pulled over. I admitted to everything and was cooperative. I did run multiple stop signs and went the wrong way on a one way street attempting to loose the officer. Can I be charged of fleeing and eluding if the officer never activated his lights or siren, didn’t tell me to stop, and when the officer caught up to me because of traffic and activated his lights I pulled over. From Florida statute it seems at best they would have reckless driving and not fleeing and eluding.
A: Sure you can! You even admitted to it! And you were observed driving recklessly! You best chance now is to keep your mouth shut. You did have a right to remain silent. Say nothing further to anyone except to a local criminal defense attorney! Good luck!
Terrence H Thorgaard agrees with this answer
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