A Proven Attorney For Escape Charges
If you have been charged with escape, immediately contact me, former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney Justin Caldarone of The Caldarone Law Group, P.A., for a free consultation to protect your liberty and good name! Call 239-244-3242 or email the office.
How Are Escape Charges Prosecuted?
To prove the crime of Escape, the State Attorney must prove the following three elements beyond a reasonable doubt:
- The person charged was [under arrest and in the lawful custody of a law enforcement official] or [convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of imprisonment and committed to a penal institution by a court].
- While a prisoner, the person charged was [confined at a penal institution] or [being transported to or from a place of confinement] or [working on a public road].
- The person charged escaped or attempted to escape, intending to avoid lawful confinement.
Fla. Stat. § 944.40