Protecting Your Rights When Facing Hit-and-Run Charges
Hit-and-run charges are aggressively pursued throughout the entire state of Colorado. However, the Denver Police Department pursues these crimes the most aggressively of any law enforcement agency. They have a team of detectives tasked with investigating these crimes through the Traffic Investigation Bureau. If you have been involved in a hit-and-run accident you need a dedicated team of experienced attorneys from Shazam Kianpour & Associates that knows exactly how to combat the Traffic Investigation Bureau.
I have been charged with a hit and run in Denver. What am I looking at for penalties?
In Colorado, a hit-and-run crime is composed of two separate and distinct charges. Each charge alone is capable of suspending your Colorado driver’s license for up to one year and you still face the possibility of significant jail time.
Leaving the scene of an accident, CRS 42-4-1602, is a particular type of hit and run charged in Colorado.
Leaving the scene is a class two traffic misdemeanor offense and carries with it 12 points against your privilege to drive. Whenever you are involved in any accident that involves any damage, Colorado traffic law requires you to remain at the scene of the accident. These are serious charges, and you should make sure if you receive a ticket you should call the Denver traffic attorneys who have been in traffic court and successfully defended them. We are Colorado traffic attorneys with over 20 years of combined experience and we will gladly give you a free consultation right now at 303-578-4036!
Even Failure to Report Can Be a Serious Offense
Failure to report an accident, CRS 42-4-1606, is another type of hit and run charged in Denver, Arapahoe, Adams and Jefferson County and all over the state.
It is a class two misdemeanor traffic offense and carries with it 12 points against your privilege to drive. Whenever you are involved in any accident that results in damage to another’s property or injury to a person, you are required to report the accident immediately to law enforcement. Failure to do that results in a very costly traffic ticket that can result in a driver’s license suspension at the DMV in Colorado.
These two charges combined make up the heart of most hit-and-run crimes. Nevertheless, you may also be facing additional charges, including careless driving, reckless driving, no proof of insurance, and driving under restraint.
There Is Too Much at Stake Not to Call Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C.
Given the large amount of points involved and the potential for jail time, it is incredibly important that you protect yourself with the assistance of an experienced Colorado traffic attorney from Shazam Kianpour & Associates. We can meet you for a free consultation when you call us at 303-578-4036!
Although the City & County of Denver seem to be the most aggressive in pursuing these hit-and-run charges, there are other law enforcement agencies that also treat these seriously too. These areas include Arapahoe County, Jefferson County, Douglas County, and Adams counties.