Even if you're nowhere near a police officer when you commit a traffic violation or a driving-related crime in Colorado, there's still a chance that you'll be held accountable for these actions, partly due to an option available to citizens of the Rocky Mountain State that encourages people to dial Star CSP (*227) when they witness an aggressive driver. As you can imagine, there's a possibility of this leading to wrongful accusations, in which case individuals are encouraged to enlist the services of a law firm in Denver.
According to the Colorado State Patrol, aggressive driving includes "improper lane changes, following too closely, weaving, passing on the shoulder and speeding." Individuals who would like to report drivers they believe have committed these actions can dial Star CSP and provide information about the alleged offender. If a driver receives three complaints, he or she will get a warning letter in the mail. If the behavior isn't corrected, a law enforcement official may contact them in person and take legal action if necessary.
In some cases, Star CSP can even help police officers locate and arrest drivers who are operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or committing other potentially serious crimes.
"The best-case scenario is that we are already in the area, or we go to the area, find the vehicle and can see that he is speeding and driving dangerously," Josh Lewis, a Rocky Mountain State law enforcement official, told Colorado Springs news publication The Gazette. "We will stop the vehicle. Without that call, I maybe wouldn't have seen that or have been in the area."
At The Orr Law Firm, we encourage drivers to operate their vehicles in a safe manner that is not in violation of any laws. We realize, however, that there are instances in which police officers wrongly accuse individuals of particular offenses. If you believe this has happened to you, the experienced attorneys from The Orr Law Firm, an expert law firm in Denver, can take on your case and defend you in a court of law.