Drag racing is illegal. It was made illegal because of the dangers involved with cars racing at high speeds on public streets. Drag racing is considered an offense anytime the police think two people are racing with each other, whether they know each other or not. Even the sound of a tire squeal has caused both parties to get citations for drag racing. Both police and prosecutors handle these cases with care, and they are very serious since it is a twelve point offense in Colorado.
Drag racing is a serious offense and a police officer may indicate that someone was racing, there may not be ample evidence to sustain a conviction. A phone call to the experienced attorneys at Fuicelli & Lee, PC can help you decide whether you should hire an attorney. As former prosecutors and dedicated defense attorneys we have the experience to determine what is in your best interest and which course of action will yield the best results.
In addition to the criminal penalties, which can include jail time, the police can seize the vehicles that they believe were involved in drag racing. This can be done before charges are ever filed, or before you have a chance to mount a defense. Losing your car can be even more serious than anything else the court can do. Unfortunately, the standard of proof is much lower than in a criminal case. The police can hold the car, or cars, involved for an extended amount of time before even having a hearing on the issue regarding a drag race.
Our attorneys have spent their entire careers working with the police. The lawyers at Fuicelli & Lee, PC have worked as prosecutors, defense attorneys, and have worked with the police when one of our clients is injured in a car accident. We have the credibility and the experience to work with the police to minimize the impact of losing your car, and hopefully get it returned to its owner quickly.
If you have been involved in a drag racing incident, you need legal representation immediately. For a free initial consultation with Fuicelli & Lee, PC, send us an e-mail or call 303-355-7202.