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Driving After Revocation Prohibited in Colorado
“Aggravated Driving with a Revoked License”
A charge often related to the Habitual Traffic Offender charge is that of Aggravated Driving with a Revoked License. In essence, this occurs when a person is deemed HTO and while continuing to drive, commits an offense, then that person may be charged with Aggravated Driving with a Revoked License.
Those offenses include:
- Reckless driving, as described in section 42-4-1401 ;
- Eluding or attempting to elude a police officer, as described in section 42-4-1413 ;
- Violation of any of the requirements specified for accidents and accident reports in sections 42-4-1601 to 42-4-1606 ; or
- Vehicular eluding, as described in section 18-9-116.5, C.R.S .
Aggravated driving with a revoked license is a class 1 misdemeanor, except that a court shall sentence the offender to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of sixty days in the custody of a county jail.
In the City and County of Denver, an individual charged with these offenses may be charged with a civil case as well as the criminal case. The result of that civil case can include a fine or the vehicle being forfeited, at least temporarily, to the City and County of Denver.
When charged with one of these offenses, a skilled Front Range criminal defense attorney is essential. Contact a Denver criminal defense lawyer today to discuss your options by filling out our online contact form or by calling 720.246.6700.