Three Teenagers Arrested for Vehicular Eluding and More in Pueblo
Yesterday in Pueblo, Colorado, three teens were arrested and are now facing life-altering consequences after an armed carjacking. Police officers attempted to get the driver to pull over, but he refused to stop. At an intersection, the 18 year-old driver and two juvenile passengers got out of the car and tried unsuccessfully to escape on foot. According to the article, in addition to already having an outstanding warrant, the driver is now also facing charges of vehicular eluding, theft of a stolen firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, aggravated motor vehicle theft, reckless driving, and reckless endangerment.” One of the juveniles was already wanted for burglary charges before this incident.
What is Vehicular Eluding in Denver, Colorado?
You can be charged with Vehicular Eluding in Denver if you knowingly evade or escape from, or even attempt to elude, a police officer who is pursuing you, and in doing so you drive in a reckless manner. Crimes involving police officers are charged harshly in Colorado, and Vehicular Eluding is no exception.
What is the Penalty for Not Pulling Over for a Police Officer in Adams County
If, driving recklessly, you refused to pullover for a police officer in Adams County, you will be facing felony charges – this means prison. If convicted of Vehicular Eluding, the penalty will depend on whether or not someone was hurt, and whether or not someone died as a result. Without injury, the crime is a class 5 felony, punishable by 1-3 years in prison and a fine between $2,000 and $100,000. If someone sustains bodily injury, Vehicular Eluding will be charged as a class 4 felony, with the possibility of 2 – 6 years in prison, a minimum fine of $4,000 and a maximum fine of $500,000. If someone dies, you could be sentenced to anywhere between 4 and 12 years in prison and fines between $6,000 and $750,000 (class 5 felony).
Jefferson County Defense Lawyer for Vehicular Eluding
If you are charged with a felony for Vehicular Eluding in Jefferson County, you could be facing years in the Colorado Department of Corrections if convicted. Don't let an inexperienced public defender handle a case as serious as this. If confronted by police, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call the law office of Sawyer Legal Group as soon as possible at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.