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In Arizona unlawful flight from law enforcement entities in an attempt to allude questioning, arrest, or prosecution is a class 5 felony. The maximum penalty can be up to 2.5 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections with substantial fines. Criminal Traffic related offenses such as this carry the possibility of significant penalties, and can include incarceration. This is a very serious crime. It is very important to consult an Arizona Criminal Attorney if you face the traffic offense of unlawful flight. Make sure your attorney has experience in defending unlawful flight charges.
First let's look at A.R.S. 28-622:
A.R.S. 28-622. Failure to comply with police officer; classification A. A person shall not willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of a police officer invested by law with authority to direct, control or regulate traffic. B. A person who violates this section is guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor.
Unlawful flight then falls within the above subsection as follows:
A.R.S. 28-622.01. Unlawful flight from pursuing law enforcement vehicle; classification; vehicle marking required
A driver of a motor vehicle who willfully flees or attempts to elude a pursuing official law enforcement vehicle that is being operated in the manner described in section 28-624, subsection C is guilty of a class 5 felony. The law enforcement vehicle shall be appropriately marked to show that it is an official law enforcement vehicle.
All vehicular crimes cases including unlawful flight can be considered very serious Offenses. If charged, you should consult an Arizona criminal defense Attorney to discuss the circumstances of your case. In most cases this offense is serious, and it is highly recommended that you consult and experienced Phoenix Defense Attorney and consider retaining legal representation. Your Arizona Criminal Attorney will gather, and examine the evidence. Your Arizona criminal lawyer will then mount a defense best suited to challenge the charges you face. James Novak has the experience in Arizona criminal defense law to provide an immediate strong legal representation you need to be successful in defending an Unlawful Flight charge.