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ARE YOU FACING A TRAFFIC TICKET IN DENVER, HIGHLANDS RANCH, OR SURROUNDING AREAS?

Get the help of an experienced traffic attorney on your side. Highlands Ranch traffic lawyer and DUI attorney Matt Chaput will help advocate on your behalf and get you the best possible outcome for your traffic case. Need help? Contact us now.

HIGHLANDS RANCH TRAFFIC LAWYER

Traffic tickets can encompass quite a range of offenses, from minor infractions such as speeding or failure to follow road signs to more serious criminal offenses, including DUI and driving without a license. While some traffic tickets may only penalize you with a small fine, others can result in demerits, raised insurance rates, license suspension, and a charge on your criminal record.

Even if the initial charges seem insignificant, they can have quite an impact. For clients who have had past traffic tickets or need a license to do their jobs, a new traffic ticket can be detrimental to your driving privileges and professional career.

Regardless of the traffic violation you’ve committed, it’s always in your BEST interest to contact an experienced Highlands Ranch Traffic Lawyer as soon as possible. You will need a traffic ticket attorney to handle your case as seriously as you do. The criminal defense lawyers at Right Law Group are proven to help clients fight various criminal defense cases and WIN. If you or a loved one has been involved in a traffic violation — Contact Highlands Ranch Traffic Lawyer Matt Chaput. Start planning your traffic defense today with a free consultation.

SHOULD I HIRE A HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO TRAFFIC LAWYER?

If you are facing a charge for a traffic violation in the Highlands Ranch area and have limited knowledge of traffic laws, it’s helpful to at least speak to an experienced traffic lawyer about the options before you pay the ticket and move on. When you hire an attorney, it becomes their duty to advocate on your behalf and fight for your rights to give you the best possible outcome for your particular situation. If you have doubts about whether your rights were violated during or after your citation, or if traffic violations lawyers can look at your situation and give you straightforward, no-pressure advice on what you should expect from your case, reach out to us right away.

STEPS TO TAKE IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN A TRAFFIC OFFENSE

Have you been arrested or ticketed for a traffic offense in Denver? Depending on the severity of the incident and your driving history, your next steps can have a BIG impact on your future. Right from when you are pulled over and begin interacting with law enforcement, anything you say or do can be used against you in traffic court. If you are concerned about your traffic ticket and unsure how to proceed, follow these steps:

  • Stay calm. Whether you are innocent or guilty, your interactions with law enforcement can influence future sentencing decisions. It is essential to remain calm, listen to the officer, and work to de-escalate the situation if necessary.
  • Remember the Fifth Amendment. “You have the right to remain silent.” Always remember that you DO NOT have to answer any questions being asked by law enforcement — Instead, you may request a lawyer or provide them with your lawyer’s information to contact on your behalf. Any information acquired may be used against you in court. It is best to have a traffic ticket attorney represent you.
  • Contact an experienced Highlands Ranch traffic lawyer. As soon as possible, contact your traffic ticket attorney. Under the protection of attorney-client privilege, you may now disclose to full details of your case in confidence. A traffic tickets attorney will immediately work on building your defense, ensuring your constitutional rights are protected, and helping you keep your license and your freedom — Get started on your case with a 100% free consultation.

COMMON TYPES OF TRAFFIC TICKETS IN COLORADO

We are here to help defend clients against all types of traffic violations.

Speeding

By far the most common traffic violation, speeding tickets can carry anywhere from 1-12 points in Colorado, depending on how far over the speed limit you were and whether you were in a school or construction zone.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving tickets also vary in the severity of penalties based on the details of the situation. For a first offense, there is generally a $300 fine and 4 points against your license.

Reckless Driving

Reckless driving is considered a severe criminal offense and is generally a Class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense. Fines and penalties depend on the severity of the situation and if you have any previous reckless driving charges. Reckless driving charges can carry significant fines, points against your license, and even jail time.

TOP-RATED HIGHLANDS RANCH TRAFFIC LAWYER NEAR YOU

Right Law Group is a top-rated criminal defense law firm that focuses on traffic and DUI defense. We represent clients in Denver, Highlands Ranch, and Littleton, Colorado, along with all surrounding cities in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. If you are looking for a Highlands Ranch traffic attorney who offers aggressive defense no matter the case, look no further. Contact the legal team at Right Law Group today for a free consultation. Don’t make the mistake of trying to defend yourself or pleading guilty or no contest to your traffic violations just because you want to get this behind you.

Don’t let one wrong decision impact your life, job or freedom.

Call today for a free case evaluation.

Colorado criminal procedure

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  • Arrest or
    Summons
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    Arrest or
    Summons

    The process begins with either an arrest or a summons. The accused is either arrested or served with paperwork summoning them to appear in court. During an arrest, Miranda rights may or may not be read to you. Officers are only required to recite your rights if they intend to question you about potentially incriminating things.

  • Bond Hearing
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    Bond Hearing

    In most cases, you're entitled to have a reasonable bond set after you've been arrested. In situations involving domestic violence, the police will request input from the victim before setting a bond. Bonds are set to ensure that a person appears in court at their court dates. If they don’t show up, they forfeit the money that was paid for the bond.

  • Advisement of
    Charges
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    Advisement of
    Charges

    Whether you are arrested or given a summons to appear, the court must make sure you understand what crimes you are being accused of committing. This is called advisement of charges. The District Attorney will detail the specific charges against you, and the Judge has to make sure you understand what possible penalties are associated with that charge in the state.

  • Preliminary Hearing
    (for Higher Felony
    Charges)
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    Preliminary Hearing
    (for Higher Felony
    Charges)

    A preliminary hearing is a way for your defense attorney to challenge the District Attorney’s right to bring charges against you by making them prove that there is reason to believe you committed a crime. The Judge is not deciding your guilt or innocence, but rather whether or not there is probable cause to charge you with the crime in question.

  • Pretrial Conference /
    Disposition
    Hearing
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    Pretrial Conference /
    Disposition
    Hearing

    This court date comes after your attorney has reviewed all of the reports and evidence in your case. Here’s where your attorney will engage in plea negotiations with the DA. If they can reach an agreement on the case, you may be able to take a plea bargain. If they cannot reach a resolution, your case will be set for an arraignment or trial date.

  • Arraignment
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    Arraignment

    An arraignment is the final date for you to decide how you choose to plea. Guilty or not guilty. If you plead guilty, then the case is set for a sentencing date. If you plead not guilty, you and your attorney will then set the case for trial.

  • Motions Hearing
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    Motions Hearing

    A motion hearing is when an attorney makes a request that requires a decision from the judge. For example, motions to suppress evidence or statements. These motions can limit the information that goes before a jury if it benefits your case, and there are legal grounds for doing so.

  • Pretrial Readiness
    Conference
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    Pretrial Readiness
    Conference

    A pretrial readiness conference is held at some point before trial. It usually is held about a week to a month before the date trial is set to begin. This court date ensures everyone is ready to go to trial on the set date. It is also a time for lawyers to bring up any issues they may have to be addressed before the day of trial.

  • Jury Trial
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    Jury Trial

    After a jury is selected for trial, the District Attorney’s responsibility is to present the case to the jury. The DA must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of the crime. Otherwise, the jury must find you innocent. Your attorney will be able to cross-examine all of the witnesses, present evidence, and ultimately help you navigate this process.

  • Sentencing
    Date
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    Sentencing
    Date

    At sentencing, the Judge must decide the appropriate legal penalty for the crime you plead guilty. The Judge’s decision is based on the listed penalties for the specific charge, recommendations from the presentence investigation, your criminal history, as well as statements made at the sentencing by the District Attorney, your attorney, you, and any named victims of the crime.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is it worth getting a traffic attorney?

While you may be tempted to simply pay your ticket and move on, there are many situations where it makes sense to hire an attorney to fight the ticket for you. If you do not feel you deserve the ticket, if the ticket carries a high point value, if your insurance prices will go up, or if you might lose your license, you should absolutely speak with an experienced traffic lawyer before making a decision on how to proceed.

How do attorneys fight traffic tickets in Colorado?

Depending on the particular situation, a traffic attorney will try to either negotiate the ticket or get it dropped altogether. If you were stopped illegally or if the police made a mistake, there may be grounds for dismissing the ticket.

Will I be required to go to traffic court for my ticket?

Technically, you may not be required to go to court for a traffic ticket. You may be able to simply pay the ticket and be done with it. That being said, you may be able to get a more favorable outcome for your situation if you do go to court and argue your case. Your best chance in traffic court, however, is to hire a traffic lawyer to represent you.

Should you plead guilty to a traffic ticket?

Generally, if you are trying to fight a traffic ticket, you should always plead not guilty. That being said, every situation is different, and before you decide how to plead for your particular case, you should always speak with a traffic lawyer.

What will it cost to fight my traffic ticket?

The answer to that question often depends on your particular situation and your personal driving history. Of course, each case is different, and you may or may not have factors involved in your case that would allow it to be dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge. The only way to know for sure is to contact us today for a free, 100% honest assessment of your situation. Payment plans are available. Contact us today to learn more.

Areas Served

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El Paso County

Douglas County

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Arapahoe County

  • Centennial
  • Englewood
  • Greenwood Village
  • Cherry Hills Village
  • Foxfield
  • Sheridan
  • Columbine Valley
  • Byers
  • Southglenn
  • Castlewood
  • Peoria

Pueblo County

Teller County

Fremont County

  • Coaldale
  • Cotopaxi
  • Hillside
  • Howard
  • Texas Creek
  • Wellsville