The second type of “reckless evading” is a felony (Vehicle Code 2800.2)
This law prohibits you from fleeing a police officer in your car and driving recklessly that shows a serious disregard for the safety or property of others.
This offense is a “wobbler” meaning it can be charged as a misdemeanor or as a felony with a potential state prison sentence.
If the act of evading an officer causes serious bodily injury, the potential California penalties include 3, 5 or 7 years in state prison. If you evade an officer and cause the death of another person, the potential penalty increases to 4, 6 or 10 years in state prison.
If you willfully evade an officer in your car, you are arguably resisting, delaying, or obstructing the officer in the performance of his/her duties so you can be charged with Penal Code 148(a)(1) PC resisting arrest as well.
Accused of Evading Arrest? Contact Attorney John Karas.951-405-0555