Traffic Violations in Colorado Springs
Even though getting a traffic ticket or traffic violation may not seem like a major issue, many times just paying a fine without fighting the ticket can have serious negative impacts on your license and your life. Aside from how a ticket affects your driving privilege, traffic tickets can also be expensive, time consuming, have additional costs and fines, and can result in raising your insurance rates. Some traffic violations also have the risk of losing your driver’s license or the possibility of jail time as a consequence.
Here is a short list of some traffic offenses that have criminal penalties associated with them:
- Driving without a license
- Driving with an expired license
- Careless driving
- Reckless driving
- Using a license or ID belonging to someone else
- Allowing an unlicensed person to drive your vehicle
- Using a tag not assigned to your vehicle
- Driving an unregistered vehicle
- Driving a vehicle with an expired registration
- Driving with a suspended license (DSUS)
- Driving when your license has been revoked (DUR)
- Leaving the scene of an accident (hit-and-run)
- Eluding a police officer
- Drag racing on a public road
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Driving while impaired (DWAI)
- Refusing a Breathalyzer
- Getting multiple traffic tickets – habitual traffic offender
A couple of traffic tickets will cost you time and money; a few more may raise your car insurance rates for years to come. One or two serious traffic violations could cost you your driver’s license and that will change your way of life. It is worth it to take traffic tickets seriously, especially if you have had a few tickets in the past few years or if your job depends upon your ability to drive.
PROTECT YOUR LICENSE
In Colorado, most traffic violations carry “points.” The more serious the charge, the more points will be counted against your Colorado driver’s license. Too many points against your driver’s license can suspend you for up to one year. Too many points will also raise your car insurance rates. You need an experienced attorney on your side to protect your right to drive and ensure that you are not overly burdened by the price and effect of having too many points assessed against your privilege to drive.
Driving under revocation (DUR) is one of the most serious traffic offenses. If you are convicted of driving under revocation, there is a mandatory jail sentence and a conviction will extend the period of your license revocation. At the Right Law Group, we understand the complexities of these types of cases and will work hard to avoid jail sentences. We can assist you in the process of reinstating your driver’s license as well!
MULTIPLE TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS
While it may seem like a traffic ticket is not as serious as other traffic violations, tickets can become overwhelming, taking time out of your life, leading to insurance consequences and increased financial burdens. Usually people who have traffic tickets have to take at least one day off work just to attend the initial meeting with the DA. That meeting usually involves hours of sitting around waiting for a 5-minute conversation with an overworked DA. If you decide to not attend court and just pay a fine, you could be saving yourself time, but you risk getting multiple points assessed against your license as well as paying far more on a ticket than you would if you attended the in-person meeting. When you hire Right Law Group, we can handle the majority of those issues for you which allow you to continue on with your life without the added stress. Our initial consultation is free, so contact our office to see how we can take the stress out of this process for you.
DO YOU REALLY NEED A LAWYER FOR A TRAFFIC TICKET?
At Right Law Group, we recommend you consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney even on traffic tickets. If you have been arrested or ticketed for a driving offense you need a defense that can significantly change the outcome of the case. Traffic charges can carry hefty financial penalties as well as the real possibility of jail time. Our traffic defense attorneys analyze the case to see whether the police officer’s equipment was malfunctioning or improperly calibrated. We evaluate whether the officer had a valid reason to stop you and whether you were in a situation that forced you into the violation such as being tailgated by another car or swerving to avoid a potential accident. These types of defenses can radically change the outcome of your case and potentially save you multiple points on your license and save you time and money.
PROTECT YOUR LICENSE AND YOUR POCKETBOOK
Traffic violations may not seem like a big deal, but they can add up to some unwelcome consequences. Make an appointment to talk to a lawyer today by calling 719-822-2451 or filling out an online form. We respond to every inquiry.