Eluding the Police with Reckless Driving
In Colorado, there are four (4) possible charges against a driver who is alleged to have eluded, or attempted to elude, the police.
One of the charges is a Misdemeanor, the other three (3) are Felonies.
In a case of Felony Eluding, the prosecutor must be able to show that the driver eluded or attempted to elude a police officer. The police officer must be operating a motor vehicle and the driver who is charged must know or should know that he is being pursued by the police. The prosecutor must also show that the driver operated his vehicle in a reckless manner. Careless driving is not sufficient for this charge.
In order to prove recklessness, the prosecutor must be able to prove that the driver willingly disregarded the safety of others. Reckless driving is a lesser included offense of Felony Eluding.
Felony Vehicular Eluding is a Class 5 Felony and is punishable by 1 to 3 years in prison, or 6 months to 6 years in prison in exceptional circumstances. The minimum fine is $2000.00.
Denver Traffic Lawyer Monte Robbins has experience defending clients who have been charged with Felony Eluding the Police. If you or a loved one has been charged with this crime, contact Attorney Robbins today for a free case evaluation at 303-355-5148, or 970-301-5541.