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Why ticketed drivers really do need to timely, proactively respond

Some Coloradans have little -- if any -- problem dealing financially with traffic tickets and linked driving-related exactions that are levied upon them by enforcement officials.

For others, well, that is decidedly not the case.

Candidly, and as is true for legions of drivers in Denver and across the state, it is not always a simple matter to come up with the many hundreds -- sometimes thousands -- of dollars demanded of them to take care of traffic violations they have been cited for.

And that can quite easily result in a progressive spiraling of financial difficulty and attendant legal problems.

And it can also, as noted in one recent media report, bring about a pronounced Catch-22 situation, namely this: Many drivers who can't pay tickets have their licenses suspended, but they must continue to drive anyway to get to their jobs and earn a living. If they obey the law, their pay checks vanish and they can never pay what the state says they owe. And if continue to drive, they are marked as criminals.

In a very real sense, says a commentator in the above-cited report, "We're criminalizing poverty" by letting such a situation exist.

We are intimately aware of the dire problems many Colorado residents face following a ticket for speeding, lack of insurance, having a cracked tail light, failing to signal or a host of other potential offenses. Indeed, we are empathetic in the extreme, and routinely fight diligently on their behalf to mitigate legal downsides to the fullest degree possible.

And we note on our website that failure to respond in a timely and purposeful way to state-imposed exactions "can lead to snowballing consequences."

If you're under pressure, don't let that happen. Our attorneys welcome the opportunity to speak with drivers from across the state that are facing challenges related to traffic violations. We routinely help motorists obtain best-case results to road-related difficulties.

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