According to The Denver Post, a man rammed his truck into a police car. The officer was in pursuit of the vehicle because it was reported as stolen. When he tried to stop the driver of the stolen vehicle the driver rammed into the patrol car and took off. Soon after that the driver ran into a nearby fence and was arrested once he exited the car. There was a passenger in the vehicle with him. She will be charged with the crime of a stolen vehicle as well. The officer suffered minor injuries after being crashed into. The driver and passenger of the stolen vehicle suffered no injuries.
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The Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that there has been an 11% increase of property crime from 2010 to 2011. Theft increased by 1.2 million property crimes, going from 11.6 victimizations in 2010 to 12.8 million in 2011. However, the number of stolen cars remained steady with over 600,000 crimes occurring in 2011 and 2010. There was no drastic difference between the two years. Motor vehicle theft is still considered a lucrative crime. The most common car that is stolen is the Honda Civic with sunroof. These cars are one of the easiest cars to get into and because of the high number of these vehicles on the road, the movement illegal parts is hard to track. Overall, the rate of motor vehicle crimes has decreased significantly. In 2002 there were 1,018,690 motor vehicle thefts. In 2011 there were 628,070 cars stolen. This decrease of stolen motor vehicle is attributed to many technological advances that have been invented in the last 5 years. However, crime is still occurring. From 2010 to 2011, residents in the Midwest and West experienced a slight increase in total violence and in 2011, residents in the Northeast and South experienced lower rates of violence compared to the Midwest and West. In Colorado urban areas have more crime than rural areas.
Whether you have made a terrible mistake or are being charged with a crime that you did not commit, it is important that you protect your rights and contact a Boulder criminal defense lawyer. An aggressive defense lawyer like Steven Louth is ready to develop a case to help you receive the least possible charge. It is important that even if you are innocent of a crime that you protect yourself. Always take a criminal charge seriously, even those involving car accidents. They have long lasting effects on the rest of your life. When you are first charged with a crime you will be asked to appear at many court proceedings. To properly defend yourself make your court appearance with an experienced attorney. Contact attorney Steven Louth today for a free case evaluation today. The sooner you contact an attorney the sooner they are able to construct a case to defend you. Call today at (303) 442-2297