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Evading a Peace Officer can be a Felony or Misdemeanor

Evading a peace officer can be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on how dangerous the evading was.  Any person driving a vehicle who evades or flees a peace officer may be guilty of a misdemeanor under Vehicle Code (VC) 2800.1 and if you evade with a wanton and willful disregard for ther safety of persons or property, it is a felony under VC 2800.2.  There are other required elements like a marked patrol car exhibiting lights and siren etc.