When a person is in custody in the Colorado Department of Correction, the Denver or Arapahoe County Jail, youth detention facility, or community corrections and they leave the facility without authority, they will likely be charged with Escape. A 16-year-old recently jumped the fence of the Marvin W. Foote Youth Detention Facility in Englewood and ran from the facility. He was caught and returned to the facility, but he could be facing the added Escape charge for his prison break.
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Douglas County Escape Attorney: Sentence for Escape in Arapahoe County
Escape is charged based on the underlying charge or conviction that originally put the person in custody. For example, if the was in the Douglas County Jail for committing a class 1 misdemeanor Third Degree Assault and escaped, then he would face a class 3 misdemeanor Escape charge. Below is a chart outlining how escape is charged:Underlying Conviction or Charge Level Escape Charge Level Class 1 or 2 Felony Conviction Class 2 Felony Escape Class 3, 4, 5, or 6 Felony Conviction Class 3 Felony Escape Felony Charge (Not Convicted) Class 4 Felony Misdemeanor, Petty Offense, or Municipal Conviction Class 3 Misdemeanor Sentence to DYC (Juvenile Detention) and over the age of 18 Class 3 Misdemeanor Misdemeanor, Petty Offense, or Municipal Charge (Not Convicted) Class 1 Petty Offense
Mandatory Sentencing for Escape Convictions in Adams and Jefferson County
If a person is convicted of Escape in Adams and Jefferson County, the court must sentence the person to confinement. Probation or a suspended jail or prison sentence is not an option for Escape charges. The only exception is for juveniles or a person over the age of 18 who escaped from the youthful offender system. The presumptive range for each of the class 2, class 3, class 4 felony or class 3 misdemeanor or class 1 petty offense will determine the amount of time a person will be confined to the Adams or Jefferson County Jail or the Colorado Department of Corrections.
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