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Traffic Violations FAQ

When it comes to traffic violations in Colorado, what you don’t know can and will hurt you. Arm yourself with knowledge with the help of our answers to frequently asked traffic questions.

Isn’t it Just a Ticket?

No. “Just a ticket” can lead to snowballing consequences that includes the loss of your license or being punished as a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO). This is a road you want to avoid going down, and the first step is making sure your ticket is taken seriously and handled correctly.

Speeding tickets don’t just go away. If you do not fight it smartly, you will wind up with points on your license and have any future ticket treated more harshly.

What Does “Habitual Traffic Offender” Mean?

This phrase, which is fluent legalize, means you have a target on your back when it comes to local police and the state patrol. It also means that you will face some of the most severe penalties possible under Colorado law, including:

  • The loss of your driver’s license
  • Thousands of dollars in fines
  • Serious jail time
Colorado’s point system can quickly turn relatively minor infractions into events that have sever consequences. For drivers over the age of 21,12 points in a 12-month period, or 18 points in a 24-month period can lead to a license suspension.

How Do I Clear my Driving Record in Colorado?

In Colorado, DMV points on your license never get removed. Because of Colorado’s Habitual Traffic Offender laws and license point system, points from over 24 months ago will not affect your license status. Thus, the consequences of even the smallest traffic infractions can quickly build into harsher penalties.

Do I Really Need an Attorney for a Traffic Violation?

Yes. Sure, you can show up to court on your own, but you’ll largely be wasting your time. You need someone on your side who understands the process and can obtain a favorable outcome that protects your driver’s license and allows you to move on with your life.

I Have to Drive. How Can I Get by Without a License?

First of all, Murphy’s Law says that if you try to squeak under the radar and drive without a license, you’ll get caught and just make things worse.

Your best bet is to work with a lawyer who has experience protecting the driving privileges of people in your shoes. We have a firm grasp on the ins and outs of the legal process, and can work to negotiate an outcome that allows you to drive for specific purposes such as going to work, school, or medical appointments.

I Make a Living Driving Commercially. Can You Protect my License?

If you are a truck driver, getting a DUI or any other serious traffic infraction may seem like the end of your career. It doesn’t have to be. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin to protect your rights both legally and with the DMV.