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Eluding Charges in Adams County | Evading Police

eluding-charges-omalley-and-sawyer-llc.jpgFailing to pull over when police signal you to do so can lead to eluding charges in Adams County, Colorado. A driver can also face more severe charges in the form of vehicular eluding if they know they're being followed by law enforcement and drive recklessly as they try to avoid the pursuit. It's best to drive your vehicle to a safe pull-off location to avoid impactful criminal charges when being followed by police. If you're facing an allegation of eluding or vehicular eluding in Colorado, consult one of our strategic traffic attorneys as soon as possible.

Vehicular Eluding Lawyer in Adams County | School Principal Arrested

vehicular-eluding-lawyer-adams-county-omalley-and-sawyer-llc.jpgVehicular eluding is a traffic crime in Adams County, Colorado that involves intentionally evading police in a car, truck, or van. Lawmakers see these actions as an extreme risk to others and punish the offense accordingly. Sometimes this crime involves drunk drivers with compromised decision making abilities speeding or weaving in and out of traffic. Just last week, an elementary school principal was arrested after her SUV crashed into a guardrail following a 110 mph chase while intoxicated. Any allegations of avoiding police in a car require contacting an experienced vehicular eluding lawyer right away.

Eluding Attorney in Jefferson County

eluding-attorney-omalley-and-sawyer-llc.jpgEluding police in Jefferson County, Colorado is a criminal act that involves purposefully trying to evade law enforcement in your vehicle. When someone does so and drives recklessly, serious criminal charges can result. A few poor choices behind the wheel when police are following you can lead to jail time and significant fines if you're not careful. Contact an experienced eluding attorney if you or someone you know has been accused of evading police.

Eluding Lawyer in Arapahoe County

eluding-lawyer-omalley-and-sawyer-llc.jpgVehicular Eluding is a crime that occurs in Aurora, CO when a driver chooses to evade (or attempts to evade) law enforcement. Reckless driving is sometimes charged alongside vehicular eluding and can have significant ramifications if convicted. Police officers deem this offense a serious threat to safety, hence the amplification from the crime of Eluding a Police Officer. Fleeing local police, county police, and state troopers can all lead to an impactful charge. Consulting an experienced eluding lawyer is essential if you've been accused or charged anywhere in Colorado.

Eluding, Vehicular Eluding and Engaging in a Speed Contest Lawyer in Arapahoe and Douglas County, Colorado


Speed Contest and Two Types of Eluding in Arapahoe County

Racing your friends in Arapahoe County in your car can amount to misdemeanor charges and some serious points against your license. Racing away from a police officer in Douglas County, can land you in prison. Let's look at why.

Colorado Eluding: Misdemeanor or Felony? C.R.S. 42-4-1413 vs C.R.S. 18-9-116.5 - A Traffic Lawyer's View

Eluding.jpgEluding or Attempting to Elude Police in Arapahoe County: the Misdemeanor, C.R.S. 42-4-1413

Eluding or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer in Arapahoe County is a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense. It occurs when a person flees from a police officer - knowing the officer was trying to stop them. Emergency lights or a siren are usually required. From our study, the main requirement for Felony Vehicular Eluding vs the misdemeanor Eluding, is the requirement that a person operate their vehicle in a reckless manner during the eluding. The misdemeanor Eluding does not have this requirement.

Douglas County Vehicular Eluding Defense Attorney, C.R.S. 18-9-116.5

Imagine you are driving down the road and then there are flashing blue and red lights in your rearview mirror. You are on a busy road, so you wait to pull over until there is a turnoff from the main street. When the cop arrives at your door, he has his gun drawn. He starts yelling orders at you and telling you that you were trying to run from him. He states that his lights were on and he was following you for over a mile. Congratulations, you are now in a circumstance that many of our clients have faced. As attorneys who practice in Jefferson and Denver County, we see cases like this all the time called Vehicular Eluding. Read about a high speed chase Vehicular Eluding.

Eluding, C.R.S. 18-9-116.5: High-Speed Chase in Colorado

A driver took police on a high-speed car chase through southern Colorado that lasted about 100 miles and more than two hours. The incident began when a Colorado State Patrol trooper attempted to stop the driver for speeding just south of Walsenburg. The driver sped away and headed south towards La Junta and through two counties, Las Animas and Otero.  Troopers caught up to the man who was allegedly combative, and he was taken down and into custody. Although it is unclear exactly what charges this man is facing, it is likely that he will be charged with Vehicular Eluding (C.R.S. 18-9-116.5) and Resisting Arrest (C.R.S. 18-8-103) along with a myriad of traffic offenses.

Evans Juveniles - Eluding and Drive By Shooting: C.R.S. 18-9-116.5

Three juveniles from Evans, Colorado are in the custody of the Evans Police after allegedly participating in a drive-by shooting that injured two, leading to a police chase in Greeley (Eluding: C.R.S. 18-9-116.5). While the three boys remain in custody, it is unclear at this time what charges they will be facing. Possible charges could include Attempted Murder (C.R.S. 18-3-103), First Degree Assault (C.R.S. 18-3-202), and Vehicular Eluding (C.R.S. 18-9-116.5).

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