Category Archives: Eluding an Officer

NJ appeals court reverses eluding conviction based on inappropriate jury instructions

On appeal from a Middlesex County court decision, the New Jersey Appellate Division recently reversed an eluding conviction due to faulty jury instructions. The case, State v. Padilla-Bustamante, arose when the defendant pulled over at a gas station in New … Continue reading

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When charges of eluding an officer warrant an upgrade

Eluding an officer, which is generally a third degree charge, can be upgraded to a second degree charge under certain circumstances. A New Jersey man was recently charged with second degree eluding an officer after he fled from the police … Continue reading

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Eluding an officer and endangering yourself

Have you ever heard of the crime known as eluding an officer? The penalty for this crime can be sharply enhanced when the person eluding the officer endangers someone else during the pursuit. But what happens if the person who … Continue reading

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