Charged With Texting and Driving in Denver?
As of 2009, Colorado has banned texting while driving. In addition, teenagers are not allowed to drive while talking on their cellphones. These laws were enacted due to the increased amount of distracted driving accidents and deaths. However, it is very difficult for law enforcement to see whether a driver is actually texting vs. dialing a number or looking up a contact. If you have been pulled over or charged with texting while driving in Colorado, it is extremely important you seek an experienced criminal defense attorney. A single traffic offense can raise your insurance rates and habitual offenders face more serious consequences.
Colorado Text Message Accident Attorney
Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C., represents clients in the Denver area and throughout Colorado’s Front Range. Our Denver texting while driving lawyers defend clients against traffic violations and other serious charges. We will explain your rights and legal options when facing traffic charges and help you avoid license suspension and other consequences when possible.
Distracted driving involving the use of a cellphone includes:
- Texting while driving
- Browsing Internet on cellphone
- Looking up music on your cellphone
- Looking up directions on your cellphone
- Using a navigational system on your cellphone
Why Are Traffic Violations Serious in Colorado?
If you think that just one texting while driving conviction is not a big deal, you may want to think again. In Colorado, if you are convicted of three or more serious traffic violations within seven years, you are considered a habitual traffic offender (HTO) and can face serious criminal penalties. These penalties include license revocation and even jail time.
Contact Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C., Today
To discuss your defense options after a texting while driving charge, call our firm’s 24-hour telephone number 720-407-2582 or contact us online. Our lawyers are available at any time for people throughout Colorado. We offer free initial consultations to discuss the charge and legal options.