Expert Attorneys in Denver, or across Colorado, Ready to Represent You
If you have been accused of engaging in a Speed Contest, you have the right to fight the charges. An experienced attorney can help. At Pearson & Paris, P.C., we have more than 50 years of combined legal experience that we will use in your defense. Perhaps more importantly, our top criminal defense attorney is a former senior prosecutor who knows how district attorneys handle these cases. That knowledge allows us to create effective strategies ranging from negotiation to courtroom battles.
Call us at 303-872-4719 in the greater Denver area or toll free at 888-725-2609 across Colorado for an initial consultation at reduced rates. You can also contact us online.
Whether in the Denver area, or anywhere in Colorado, engaging in a Speed Contest occurs where a person participates in the operation of one or more motor vehicles to conduct a race or a time trial by engaging in rapid acceleration, exceeding reasonable and prudent speeds, vying for position, or performing multiple lane changes in an attempt to gain an advantage over other race participants. This cases are sometimes referred to as drag racing cases, speed exhibition cases, or aggressive driving cases.
Possible consequences for engaging in a Speed Contest.
The possible consequences for engaging in a Speed Contest include (1) probation, with a possible jail sentence as a condition of probation of up to sixty days (60) days, or up to a year in the county jail. Furthermore, for second and subsequent offenses, the court could order that an immobilization device be placed on the vehicle for up to thirty (30) days.
Possible Defenses for engaging in a Speed Contest
The general approach to defending a Speed Contest case will generally focus on analyzing whether the person acted in concert with others to engage in a contest. Many times, however, people may spontaneously engage in a speed contest as they are driving and involving other drivers they may not know. A particular defense may center on the fact that despite acts of bad driving, the evidence is insufficient to conclude that anyone was engaging in a speed contest.
The remaining defenses that may be applied in a Speed Contest case apply with equal force to those that may apply in any other criminal case. This includes an analysis of any violation of constitutional rights, such as the right to remain silent, the right to counsel, the right to have any searches and seizures bases on probable cause, a proper warrant, and the right to due process in the proper preservation of evidence that may be used against you. There are many other defenses that are available that rely on scrutinizing and exposing weaknesses in the prosecutor's case, such as: biased or incompetent witnesses, flawed crime scene investigation, flawed administration and procedures in collecting breath, blood, or urine for forensic testing, incompetent computer evidence, flawed photo line-ups, and inaccurate crime scene / accident reconstructions.
It is important that you hire a skilled and experienced Speed Contest lawyer to defend you in a Speed Contest case in Denver, or across Colorado.
Call us at 303-872-4719 in the greater Denver area or toll free across Colorado at 888-725-2609 for an initial consultation at reduced rates. You can also contact us online.