There they sit.
Maybe they are not the most conspicuous thing in your life, but they are certainly garnering increased attention as they pile up on your kitchen table or – more likely – in your car’s glove compartment.
Today’s blog post spotlights what progressively morphs into an outsized nemesis for many Colorado drivers, namely, a traffic ticket.
Or, more precisely, multiple behind-the-wheel infractions. Those somehow materialize in a troubling amount for select drivers and, well, they just won’t go away.
And when stacked up, they carry a real sting for motorists who are more inclined to put them out of sight rather timely deal with them.
The traffic citation realm: marked by a collective punch
If you tend to procrastinate a bit or adopt an ostrich-like head-in-the-sand approach when it comes to responding to a traffic ticket, know this: The penalties can progressively ratchet up for successive offenses. Moreover, they can be broadly varied (please see this forum’s March 22 blog entry on that point). In some cases, they can put an offender behind bars.
A proven Denver legal source on Colorado traffic infractions and linked downsides underscores the severity that can attach to repeat offenses – especially when not timely and purposely responded to. It duly notes that, while a single ticket “can raise your insurance rates and make you a target for police, several traffic violations … will change your life even more dramatically.”
The above-cited blog post highlights the downside ramifications typically posed for a repeat offender, especially one with pedal-to-the-metal inclinations. It notes that even a single speeding citation can drive up (no pun intended) premium rates dramatically.
And that is but one negative outcome. If other tickets feature as well, and if they are not dealt with in a legally sound way, additional penalties – multiple and severe – can easily attach.
Colorado traffic violation penalties: a long and varied list
If you’re looking at a pile of driving offenses, you’re likely also looking at these potential possibilities linked to those offenses:
- Lost work time owing to court appearances
- Prohibitively high fines and other financial exactions
- Mandatory remedial classes
- License suspension or revocation
- Jail time
That list, while encompassing, spells just a sliver of possible downsides tied to a history of repeat traffic offenses. Questions or concerns tied to one or more behind-the-wheel offenses can be directed to a proven and results-oriented Denver criminal defense legal team.