Colorado Springs Traffic Attorney
My choice to practice law as a Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyer has richly blessed my life. Whether I’m handling a DUI, an assault, or a felony, my experience is dynamic, challenging, and often filled with the satisfaction of helping people.
Crashed Into Improperly Parked Trailer
A recent traffic case of mine illustrates this point. My client was traveling home around dusk. The sun was low, about to sink below the mountains, yet still at eye level. As he drove west, the sun momentarily blinded him. Unfortunately, at that very moment, he approached a large flatbed trailer, which was parked improperly, jutting out significantly into the road. Without any warning to my client and due to the blinding sun, he crashed into the trailer with the corner of his vehicle.
A Careless Driving Ticket
As law enforcement arrived on scene, they took photos, interviewed witnesses, and ticketed my client for careless driving! From my perspective, having the sun in your eyes and hitting an improperly parked trailer is not careless driving. If the owner of the trailer had properly parked, the accident wouldn’t have happened.
Overwhelming Evidence = Case Dismissed
Armed with photographs and the evidence, I went to court and presented everything to the deputy district attorney. Faced with overwhelming evidence of my client’s innocence, the district attorney dismissed the case in its entirety. With the criminal case dismissed, my client was free to pursue legal action against the owner of the flatbed trailer for parking in a manner that posed a danger to others.
My client was overjoyed after the dismissal of the case. He felt unjustly accused and that the investigation and ticket were misplaced. His relief at the dismissal of the charges was immense. Obviously, not every case results in a dismissal, but without the help of a Colorado Springs defense attorney, my client may not have gotten the same result.
Whether you’re faced with a criminal case or a DUI in Colorado Springs or the surrounding communities, please enlist the help of an experienced defense lawyer. It can make all the difference.