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Monday, February 8, 2016

Penalty for High Speed Chase

Q: What kind of penalty am I looking at for doing 100 mph in a 50 mph zone and resisting arrest by fleeing

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Licenced in Missouri
A: Well there would appear to be multiple violations committed here. The first I will focus on is Section 304.012.1, commonly known as "careless and Imprudent" which makes careless driving a Class B misdemeanor which is punishable by a $500 fine and or six months in jail, and 4 points on your license.

The second one could be that you put the officer at risk by making him flee which is called Aggravated Endangerment of an Emergency Responder which is a class c misdemeanor( 15 days in jail) and 12 points on your license which is an automatic suspension.

The final part is the resisting arrest, if the prosecutor feels you put people at risk for driving at such a high speed, the prosecutor could charge you with a class e felony which is up to 4 years in jail.

So look at losing your license and possible jail time, I highly recommend hiring an attorney.

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