Evading a Peace Officer under California Law

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Are you stopped by a police officer?

In this case you should obey the officer’s instructions. It must not be any resistance, sudden movements and you should not try to escape. Otherwise, you can endanger yourself and it can result in charges. In other words, any kind of resisting a law enforcement officer can get you in troubles.

There is a broad definition of a “law enforcement agent”. The offense of evading a piece officer can be committed against a variety of subjects, such as:

  • police officers
  • sheriffs
  • and correctional officers.

It should be noted that the offenses of resisting officers can be committed only when the officer is in duty or acts as a police officer. For example, an officer is considered to be performing his duties while he or she is directing the traffic, conducting an investigation or making an arrest.

In California, the offense of evading a law enforcement agent can be, depending on the circumstances of the specific case, whether a misdemeanor or a felony.
We invite you to find out more about this crime in our following articles:

  • Evading a Piece Officer (Misdemeanor)
  • Evading a Piece Officer ( Reckless Evading)
  • Evading a Piece Officer ( Felony)

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