Escape Attorneys

Under Col­orado law, “escape” is defined as the vol­un­tary depar­ture from law­ful cus­tody by a pris­oner with the intent to evade the due course of jus­tice.  In other words, if a per­son is in the cus­tody and inten­tion­ally flees from author­i­ties – that per­son may be charged with escape.

Escape charges range from a class 1 petty offense to a class 2 felony:  this deter­mi­na­tion is based on whether the offender has been con­victed of a crime before the escape and the type of offense that placed the offender in custody.

The cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing an Escape charge do not require that the accused be in prison or jail.  For exam­ple, once a police offi­cer says “you are under arrest,” if the arestee runs or walks away – that indi­vid­ual could be changed with Escape.

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If you are fac­ing crim­i­nal escape charges, call 303–578-4400 or fill out our online form to con­tact our firm and dis­cuss your case with our expe­ri­enced defense attorneys.