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| Nov 18, 2016 | Escape |

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Lawyer for Escape Charges in Arapahoe County, Centennial and Littleton

Bragging about an Escape on Facebook is a bad idea. Believe it or not, police have heard of Facebook and know how to use it. A man recently climbed a razor wire fence and escaped from prison. He made a clean get away for over a year, and then decided to post pictures of himself on Facebook, including references to where he was living! His new Escape charge will keep him wondering how he could make such a bad decision. In the Arapahoe County cities of Centennial and Littleton, the man would be charged with a felony and returned to sender, at the Colorado Department of Corrections. Read more about a Pueblo Escape.

Escape Definition in Douglas County and Castle Rock

The Colorado law definition of Parker and Castle Rock Escape is located at C.R.S. 18-8-208. It reads as follows:

(1) A person commits a class 2 felony Escape if, while being in custody or confinement following conviction of a class 1 or class 2 felony, he knowingly escapes from said custody or confinement.

(2) A person commits a class  3 felony Escape if, while being in custody or confinement following conviction of a felony other than a class 1 or class 2 felony, he knowingly escapes from said custody or confinement.

(3) A person commits a class 4 felony Escape if, while being in custody or confinement and held for or charged with but not convicted of a felony, he knowingly escapes from said custody or confinement.

(4) A person commits  a class 3 misdemeanor Escape if, while being in custody or confinement following conviction of a misdemeanor or petty offense or a violation of a municipal ordinance, he or she knowingly escapes from said place of custody or confinement.

(4.5) A person commits a class 3 misdemeanor Escape if he or she has been committed to the division of youth corrections in the department of human services for a delinquent act, is over eighteen years of age, and escapes from a staff secure facility as defined in section 19-1-103 (101.5), C.R.S., other than a state-operated locked facility.

(5) A person commits a class 1 petty Escape if, while being in custody or confinement and held for or charged with but not convicted of a misdemeanor or petty offense or violation of a municipal ordinance, he or she knowingly escapes from said custody or confinement.

(6) A person who knowingly escapes confinement while being confined pursuant to a commitment under article 8 of title 16, C.R.S.:

(a) Commits a class 1 misdemeanor Excape if the person had been charged with a misdemeanor at the proceeding in which the person was committed;

(b) Commits a class 1 misdemeanor Escape if the person had been charged with a felony at the proceeding in which the person was committed, if in the escape the person does not travel from the state of Colorado;

(c) Commits a class 5 felony Escape if the person had been charged with a felony at the proceeding in which the person was committed, if in the escape the person travels outside of the state of Colorado.

The man will probably be charged with a class five felony if he was not being held for a class 1, 2 or 3 felony conviction. The penalty for anyone convicted of Escape in Lone Tree or Highland’s Ranch is related to whether the person had yet been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, and what class of crime they were convicted of.

Jefferson and Adams County Attorney Escape Examples

Normally in Adams County and Jefferson County, we see charges of Escape after a person walks away from a Community Corrections facility or Work Release sentence. When inmates at a Golden or Brighton Community Corrections have the ability to leave their facility and travel to treatment or work, if they do not return as directed, it is considered an Escape. Other examples included when people break out of jail or prison, but that is not real common.

If you or a friend have been charged with Escape in Denver, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call the best Escape defense lawyers 303-731-0719 today. Together, we can protect your future.

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