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If you are a motorist living in Colorado, it is not unusual to get a ticket due to traffic violations.

A traffic violation in Colorado is comprised of Class A violations and Class B violations. The average penalty ranges from a fine of $15 to $100. But some violations attract stiffer penalties.

The good news is that Steven J. Pisani 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 leading law firm in Colorado, our goal is to help motorists fight traffic violations in court. From experience, we are aware that not every traffic violation is warranted, and that car owners must have a say as traffic officers, especially on matters related to traffic tickets.

An attorney from our firm can assist you in mounting a strong defense, and ultimately reversing the consequences of the ticket.

Here Are the 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
  • Driving 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 criminal act. However, a traffic violation can be upgraded to a felony offense, and penalties can be severe, especially if violence is involved.

Penalties for Colorado Traffic Tickets

The state uses a points system to determine the penalties for your traffic ticket. Each violation attracts as 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, you might face suspension on your driving license. A license could get suspended if you are:

  • Under 18 and accrue six points within one year through traffic tickets
  • Aged 21, and accrue nine points within one year
  • An adult driver and accrue twelve points within a year

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 driving – four points
  • Reckless driving – eight points
  • Speeding -20-30 mph over limit – six points
  • Driving under the influence – twelve points
  • Evading a police officer – twelve points
  • Escaping the scene of an accident – twelve points

Does a Traffic Violation Affect Your Auto Insurance?

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’re a dangerous driver on the road and likely to cause accidents, which translates that you’re more expensive to insure.

If you’re prone to traffic violations, it pays to contact a traffic ticket attorney 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.

He 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 the Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani, we are familiar with each of these rules, and understand that at times an officer might make mistakes that may lead to the dismissal of any charges you are facing.

If you have been issued a traffic ticket, then the Denver traffic lawyer, Steven J. Pisani, can develop effective defense strategies to minimize the penalties.

Therefore, do not rush into paying your ticket before consulting us. Remember, paying a ticket is an automatic admission of guilt, and it will go on your driving record.

Contact a Traffic Ticket Defense in Colorado at Pisani Law Firm

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. However, you will have better chances of winning if you have a defense lawyer appearing on your behalf to contest the ticket.

Call the Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani today at (303) 635-6768 and book a free consultation.

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