In Colorado traffic courts, a reckless driver is "a person who drives a motor vehicle, bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle or low-power scooter in such a manner as to indicate either a wanton or a willful disregard for the safety of persons or property."
Because the consequences for a reckless driving conviction can be serious here in Colorado, it is important to work with an attorney before simply pleading guilty. In the Greater Denver region, the attorneys of Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C., can protect your legal rights. You can contact us online for a free consultation today.
Reckless Driving in Colorado Is a Habitual Traffic Strike and Can Land You in Jail!
Reckless driving is a class two misdemeanor traffic offense. If you have already been found guilty once before, you can face from 10 days to six months in the county jail and/or fines of $50 to $1,000. A conviction also carries eight points, which would be assessed against your Colorado driver's license by the DMV.
Since reckless driving in Colorado is a habitual traffic offender strike. Being named a habitual offender by the DMV could mean jail time for up to 18 months and the possibility of a five-year driver's license revocation.
What Makes Me a Reckless Driver?
You have to either be going way too fast, or driving with absolute disregard for other people's safety. Sometimes if you get in an auto accident and the police officer feels like you were entirely to blame, he or she may charge you with reckless driving. Other times, if you are driving more than 25 miles over the speed limit in a posted area you may also be charged with reckless driving in addition to a speeding ticket.
I Have Too Many Points on My Record, What Do I Do?
Stop reading, pick up the phone and call the lawyers who have been defending reckless driving charges for over 20 years combined. At Shazam Kianpour & Associates, we know the system, understand the different courts and have saved our clients' driver's licenses hundreds of times in these situations and kept them out of jail.
We are going to take the time to listen to you, and if you want to fight the case, we will go to the spot you received your ticket and photo and investigate it so we are ready for your trial. Call us for a free consultation today at 303-578-4036. You don't need to do this alone, and when you need us, we will be there for you.