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If you are a motorist living in Colorado, then it’s almost impossible to avoid a traffic ticket, even when you try your best to do so.

Sometimes it sucks to live in an urban area where traffic tickets are dished out liberally like candy for even the slightest offenses.

A traffic violation in Colorado is comprised of Class A  and Class B traffic infractions. The average penalty ranges from a fine of $15 to $100. But some violations attract stiffer penalties. For example, driving at 25 mph above the required lawful speed of 75 mph in a construction zone is a class 1 misdemeanor that may attract a fine of between $300 and $1,000 and jail time of up to one year.

The good news is that the Pisani Law firm will rush to your defense and contest any ticket you’ve received. Just because police accuse you of violating traffic rules doesn’t necessarily mean you must pay a fine.

As a traffic defense law firm in Colorado, our goal is to help motorists fight their traffic violations in court. From experience, we are aware that not every traffic violation is warranted, and that car owners must have a say, especially on matters related to traffic tickets.

Steven J. Pisani can assist you in mounting a strong defense, leading to a favorable outcome for your case.

The Most Common Traffic Violations in Colorado

In Colorado, traffic tickets can be issued for the following infringements:

  • Disobeying a police signal
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Tailgating another motorist
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding over the speed limit
  • Displaying fictitious plates
  • Defective headlamps
  • Driving under revocation
  • Speeding when conditions do not allow
  • Driving on the road’s wrong side
  • Tailgating
  • Improper turn
  • Improper backing
  • Illegal U-Turn
  • Improper passing
  • Unsafe change of lanes

Traffic violation tickets can be extremely serious and are categorized as a misdemeanor. Examples include driving without a valid driving license or driving without insurance.

And where violence is involved while driving around Colorado, penalties can be even more severe.

Penalties for Colorado Traffic Tickets

The state uses a points system to determine the penalties for your traffic ticket. Each violation attracts a specific fine and a specific number of points.

Your driving record gets an addition of these points and, if you accumulate a specific number of points, then your driving license might get suspended.

If you are under 18 and accrue six or more points within one year through traffic tickets, your license could get suspended.

If you are between 18 and 21 years, your license may get suspended if you: accumulate at least 9 points within any 12 months, at least 12 points within any 24 months, and at least 14 points at any point within this age range.

If you are aged 21, and accrue at least 12 points within 12 months or at least 18 points within 24 months, then your license could get suspended.

If you’re an adult driver and accrue twelve points within a year, your license could get suspended.

Here are the State’s Point Values for Moving Traffic Offenses:

  • Failure to provide proof of insurance – one point
  • speeding- over five mph over the limit – one point
  • Improper overtaking – four points
  • Speeding 10-20mps over-limit – four points
  • Careless drivingfour points
  • Reckless driving – eight points
  • Speeding -20-30 mph over the allowed limit – six points
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol – 12 points
  • Evading a police officer – 12 points
  • Escaping the scene of an accident – 12 points

Does a Traffic Violation Affect Your Auto Insurance?

Chances are, many insurance companies keep a point system in place for all ages of drivers under their cover.

If the traffic police raise your points through traffic violations, your insurance premiums will correspondingly go up.

The raised points are the clearest indication that you are a dangerous driver on the road and likely to cause accidents, which means you are more expensive to insure.

If you are prone to traffic violations, it pays to contact a Denver traffic lawyer in Colorado to represent you in the court of law and fight for the reduction or dismissal of traffic charges. This is the surest way to ensure there are no points on your driving record as well as reduce your insurance premiums.

Defenses in Court for Traffic Tickets in Colorado

When you have an experienced attorney on your side, he can use tons of strategies to defend your case and contest your traffic violation ticket.

Your traffic defense attorney will investigate the specifics of your violation and gather the relevant evidence, including photographs, witness testimonies, and police reports.

Rules exist that govern how officers should write a ticket, the calibration of a speed measuring device, and rules about speed traps and work zones. At Pisani Law, we are familiar with each of these rules, and at times, an officer might make mistakes that may lead to the dismissal of any charges you are facing.

Here are a few strategies that our attorneys may use for your defense:

  • Lack of evidence: The attorney may present strong evidence that the officer’s evidence is inaccurate, false, or a misrepresentation of events at the scene.
  • Necessary for safety: The lawyer may contend that your violation was necessary to enhance safety on the road.
  • A mistake of fact: The attorney can argue that you had no idea you were breaking the law at the time.

If severe penalties await you because of your driving record or the severity of the ticket, then the Denver traffic lawyer, Steven J. Pisani, can come up with effective defense strategies to minimize the penalties.

Thus, do not rush into paying your ticket before consulting a Denver traffic lawyer. Remember, paying the ticket is an automatic admission of guilt and will go on your driving record.

Contact a Traffic Ticket Defense Attorney in Denver

If you find yourself on the wrong side of the law through a traffic violation, you need not panic.

Sometimes as the affected motorist, you may want to present yourself in court and argue your case. That’s fine but risky, as you may make legal mistakes and lose the case. The consequences may be a fine, jailed time, and the suspension/revocation of your driving license, among others. Why suffer alone when we can assist?

Call Denver traffic lawyer today at (303) 635-6768 and book a free consultation.

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