My client was driving with her child in the car when a man cut her off. He began driving erratically and road raging. Clearly he was angry at my client. She was afraid for her life and what he would do to her. He slammed on his brakes.
A moment before she had been driving, running errands. In a moment, she felt her life, and the life of her child, was in danger. How was she going to diffuse the situation?
A moment later, she saw a semi truck ahead. She saw her opportunity. She stepped on the gas and quickly accelerated and passed the semi-truck. She then changed lanes and put on her brakes hiding behind it. It worked, she had escaped from the man who seemed to want to hurt her. However, the drama was far from over…
Reckless Driving and Speeding Ticket
She saw lights and heard the sirens. It dawned on her that it was a law enforcement officer. He pulled her over and approached her vehicle. He asked her if she knew how fast she had been traveling. She quickly tried to explain what had happened and why she was driving fast. Her pleas fell on deaf ears. The Officer said he didn’t see anything out of the ordinary, implying that she was making it up.
Then a ray of hope, traffic cameras. She knew there were traffic cameras in the area. She begged the Officer to check the cameras. Too much work. If she wanted to call she was welcome to. She received a ticket for reckless driving and speeding.
Her driver’s license was in danger, even a possible jail sentence. She called the city and the Colorado Department of Transportation, attempting to retrieve camera footage. Unfortunately, the cameras were not turned on at the time – a dead end.
Fighting for a Dismissal
I reviewed the police reports and phone records showing my client did indeed make the phone calls looking for the camera footage. To the deputy district attorney’s credit, after listening to the whole story and after several court appearances, the deputy district attorney agreed to dismiss the case. Truth prevailed.
If you are charged with a traffic or speeding ticket, you need a Colorado Springs traffic ticket attorney who will not stop seeking your best interest.
If you are charged with assault, a DUI, criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, a felony, theft, or any crime in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Teller County, Canon City, or the surrounding areas, please call James Newby Law for a free consultation.
I can’t promise the same result as above on every case, but I can promise you that you will be well represented.