Aggravating Factors in Felony Speeding to Elude Statute Are Elements for Purposes of Double Jeopardy

The North Carolina Court of Appeals in State v. Mulder, 233 N.C. App. 82 (2014), held that punishing a defendant for felony speeding to elude based upon the aggravating factors of speeding and reckless driving while also punishing him separately for those same misdemeanor traffic offenses violated double jeopardy. Facts. The facts in Mulder are disturbing. … Read more