Traffic Lawyer in Colorado Springs
Experienced Traffic Lawyers in Colorado Springs
Traffic violations in Colorado Springs are generally charged as misdemeanors. However, depending on the circumstances of your arrest, you may be facing felony charges.
Traffic violation tickets can affect your driving record and car insurance rates, ruin a clean criminal history, and put you at risk for harsh punishments such as jail time or higher fines if convicted.
Having a criminal record in Colorado has harsh effects on your future. You should get legal advice before paying any traffic fine to see what options you have and to consider all possible consequences that could come from admitting guilt to the traffic charges.
An experienced traffic lawyer in Colorado Springs can explain what steps need to be taken next in order for this issue not to continue affecting your life negatively down the road.
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You Can Fight a Traffic Ticket
You basically have two choices when you get a traffic ticket. You can accept it and pay the fine, or you can fight it; however, keep in mind, payment is admitting guilt.
Fighting your traffic ticket may give you a chance to keep any points off your driving record and protect you now and in the future. A good traffic attorney can help you understand what the best option for your specific situation may be at the time.
If you choose to contest the ticket, you will then appear before a traffic court judge. The specific court is determined by who ticketed you and where the ticket was issued. An experienced traffic lawyer in Colorado Springs knows the players, the ever-changing laws and the best way to go about getting your case resolved in the local Colorado Springs traffic courts.
Before you open your checkbook and pay that fine, see if there might be a better way to protect you now and in the future.
Traffic Ticket Defense Results
Multiple Driving Violations
Speeding, driving under restraint, and careless driving that caused an injury. Deferred sentence to careless driving with a $150 fine.
Speeding w/Add'l Charges
Charge 25-39 over speeding, child abuse, reckless endangerment. Reduced to 10-19 over speeding with a $135 fine.
Our client hit a parked flatbed trailer. We proved the trailer was parked in a manner that posed a danger to others. Case dismissed.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of lawyer fights traffic tickets?
How much does a traffic lawyer cost?
Each traffic violation defense case is different. While it is difficult to say how much a criminal lawyer will cost in your particular case, our focus on your protecting your freedom extends to providing exceptional criminal defense representation at a reasonable price.
Is it better to go to court or pay the ticket?
Even if you know you are guilty, going to court may be a better option than paying the ticket. Sometimes drivers beat tickets in court just by showing up. At traffic trials, the driver and the officer who wrote the ticket must be present. If the driver shows up and the officer doesn’t, the driver generally wins without having to do anything. The judge dismissed the ticket, and that’s the end of it.
Can we challenge the police officers observations?
For many driving violations, the accuracy of an officer’s observations is key. For example, with stop signs and red light tickets (assuming we’re not talking about a red light camera ticket), the police have limited evidence that you committed the violation. When fighting this type of violation, it is more productive to focus on whether or not the officer was in a position to accurately observe your alleged violation. You can show that the police officer was too far away or their vantage point was obstructed by something like another car, hill, tree etc. Pictures and diagrams are helpful when making these kinds of arguments.
Speak with a traffic lawyer in Colorado Springs to explore more ideas for fighting your traffic ticket.
Traffic Ticket Resources
Criminal Laws of Colorado > Colorado Revised Statutes 2016 Title 18 Criminal Code
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It’s Worth a Call to Find Out
Before you pay that ticket, consider speaking with a traffic lawyer in Colorado Springs. The call is free and will probably take less than 15 minutes.
It is tempting to just pay the ticket and move on with your life – but that would mean you are admitting guilt as if you were standing before a judge. This also means accepting points on your record which may lead to losing your license and higher premiums from car insurance companies after they find out about all of those violations (and believe us they will).
If this sounds like it doesn’t pertain to you because you have had spotless driving habits for years or don’t plan on any more mistakes anytime soon, think twice before simply paying off your violation! A good idea might be to speak with a traffic ticket lawyer first.