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What is the definition of evading police?

I was driving to a store when an officer decided to pull me over. Being that we were on a thin, two lane road, with no shoulder, I decided to drive up about a quarter mile and pulled off into a turn-around. The officer pulled in behind me and quickly got out of his car. The officer than sprinted up to my window and began yelling at me about trying to evade him. I tried to explain that there was no room to pull over safely and that I was just using my best judgement. The officer then made a snide remark about my judgement and said I was lucky to not be getting arrested. He then gave me a ticket for "unsafe lane usage" and was on his way. What qualifies as evading the police? Or is that a personal decision for the officer to make?

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    Lawrence Lewis, PC | Lawrence Lewis
    242 Culver Street, Suite103
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    (678) 407-9300
    It is a personal decision that police get to make.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 6/20/2013
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    Trying to get away from the officer is the definition. This would have been a shakey case if he had ticketed you.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 6/20/2013
    Francis John Cowhig | Universal Law Group, Inc.
    430 S. Garfield Avenue
    Alhambra, CA 91801
    (626) 308-9936
    Evading the police is generally failing and refusing to pull over and stop when requested by a police officer or when the police turn on their red/blue patrol lights. Under the facts stated in your question, I believe the cop over-reacted.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 6/18/2013
    William L. Welch, III | William L. Welch, III Attorney
    111 South Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD 21045
    (410) 385-5630
    It's a decision for a judge. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you evaluate the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to go to trial.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland - Replied: 6/18/2013
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