Colorado Vehicular Eluding Charges

Colorado Vehicular Eluding Charges Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer

Colorado Vehicular Eluding Charges

Colorado Vehicular Eluding Charges Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer

Charges for Colorado Vehicular Eluding Charges are very serious.

You don’t want to take this charge lightly because eluding law enforcement is very serious.  You want to consult with a lawyer to understand your rights especially because you may have defenses.

Colorado Vehicular Eluding Charges: 18-9-116.5. Vehicular eluding

(1) Any person who, while operating a motor vehicle, knowingly eludes or attempts to elude a peace officer also operating a motor vehicle, and who knows or reasonably should know that he or she is being pursued by said peace officer, and who operates his or her vehicle in a reckless manner, commits vehicular eluding.
(2)(a) Vehicular eluding is a class 5 felony; except that vehicular eluding that results in bodily injury to another person is a class 4 felony and vehicular eluding that results in death to another person is a class 3 felony. (b) Notwithstanding section 18-1.3-401, the minimum sentence within the presumptive range for a violation of this section shall be increased as follows:
  1. For a class 5 felony, the minimum fine shall be two thousand dollars;
  2. (II) For a class 4 felony, the minimum fine shall be four thousand dollars; and
  3. (III) For a class 3 felony, the minimum fine shall be six thousand dollars.

What you need to know about Colorado Vehicular Eluding Charges

There is no motive requirement for vehicular eluding, such as fleeing the scene of a crime to avoid capture, and there is no culpable mental state other than the defendant’s knowledge that he or she is being pursued by a peace officer.  People v. Palomo, App.2011, 272 P.3d 1106.  The offense of vehicular eluding requires a showing that the driver knew or reasonably should have known that he was being pursued by a police officer.  People v. Sherwood, App.2000, 5 P.3d 956.  A safety risk to a member of the public does not have to be more likely than not to occur or probable in order to be “substantial,” as required to support charge of vehicular eluding.  People v. Rhodus, App.2012, 303 P.3d 109. A Vehicular Eluding Colorado Case can be difficult to defend, if it is not taken seriously.

Contact a Colorado Traffic Lawyer to help you fight your Colorado Vehicular Eluding Charges, explain your options and your rights when your freedom is in jeopardy.  Call for a consultation!  We handle cases throughout Colorado.

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