Criminal Traffic Offense Lawyer in Aurora
Colorado has a wide range of traffic offenses contained in its statutes. The statutes are considered statue law and are recorded in the Colorado Revised Statutes. Traffic offenses include non-moving and moving violations. In addition, the various cities have enacted or adopted the model traffic code. This means that if you get a ticket, it could be from a city as opposed to a state charge.
Some of the more serious traffic offenses are classified as traffic misdemeanor offenses. Serious driving offenses include driving without valid insurance, careless driving, and speeding at excessive speed. Traffic misdemeanors are broken down into class 1 traffic misdemeanors and class 2 traffic misdemeanors.
Class 1 traffic misdemeanors are the most serious. Colorado court may impose a sentence of jail time not to exceed one year and a fine of up to $1,000. For a class 2 traffic misdemeanor, a Colorado Court may impose of jail time up to 90 days in jail or a fine not to exceed $300. In addition to these punishments, an individual will be required to pay court costs, provide useful public service, pay restitution, or penalized as provided by law.
DUI and other alcohol related offenses are considered unclassified misdemeanors and are discussed further in another section of this page. In addition, crimes such as driving under restraint (DUR) are traffic offenses, but the punishment to be assessed are contained in the UR statute.
If you are charged with a traffic offense in county court, you need an attorney who can explain to you the law and the ramifications of any plea or conviction. Aurora traffic ticket defense attorney Lain A. Lawrence can handle traffic violations and will skillfully represent anyone charged in any court in the state of Colorado.
- Careless Driving
- Failure to provide proof of insurance
- Driving under revocation (DUR)
Even traffic tickets require competent legal representation. Convictions for certain violations count as strikes towards a potential habitual traffic offender charge. A conviction could affect you insurance rate. Driving under revocation is harshly handled by prosecuting attorneys. Do not walk into court without discussing your case with an attorney.
If you have been charged with a traffic violation in Aurora or anywhere else in the Denver Metro Area, you may benefit from the advice of Denver traffic ticket defense attorney Lain A. Lawrence. Contact Lawrence Law Firm today for a free consultation.
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