Failing to Stop at the Command of a LEO

After an arrest in Salt Lake City, Utah, for failing to stop at the command of a law enforcement officer under Utah Code Section 76-8-305.5 or failure to stop a vehicle at the command of a law enforcement officer under Section 41–6a–210, then call the attorneys at Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP to discuss your case.


Elements of Failing to Stop at the Command of a LEO

Under Utah Code section 76–8–305.5, the statute for failing to stop at the command of a law enforcement officer is charged as a class A misdemeanor. Failing to stop at the command of a LEO involves the following elements:

    1. the defendant flees from or otherwise attempts to elude a law enforcement officer;
    2. after the officer has issued a verbal or visual command to stop;
    3. for the purpose of avoiding arrest; and
    4. by any means other than a violation of Section 41–6a–210 regarding failure to stop a vehicle at the command of a law enforcement officer.

Additional Resources

76-8-305.5.  Failure to stop at the command of a LEO - Visit the website of the Utah State Legislature to read the statutory language contained in Utah’s criminal code for offenses against the administration of government related to obstructing government operations in Section 305.5. 


Finding an Attorney for Failing to Stop at the Command of a LEO in Salt Lake City, Utah

With offices conveniently located in Salt Lake City, we are ready to meet with you to discuss your case. Find out what you need to do right now to protect your rights. We represent clients charged with failing to stop at the command of a LEO, reckless driving, and other types of criminal traffic offenses

Our lawyers represent clients in Salt Lake County and the surrounding areas including Tooele County, Summit County, Morgan County, Davis County, Utah County and Wasatch County. 

The attorneys at Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP represent men and women charged with failing to stop at the command of a law enforcement officer throughout Greater Salt Lake including the communities of Riverton, Holladay, Taylorsville, Magna, Kearns, Midvale, Herriman, Copperton Township and Millcreek.

Our criminal defense attorneys defend clients throughout Salt Lake County and the surrounding areas. Let us help you at each stage of the case as we fight for the best possible result. Call today for a free consultation at (801) 532-5297.


This article was last updated on Tuesday, July 11, 2016.