Your ability to legally operate a motorized vehicle is impacted with each traffic violation conviction. If you have been issued a moving violation in the Colorado Springs area, you should consult with experienced traffic court defense attorney to discuss your options.
Colorado Springs Traffic Violations Lawyer
Mike Moran is an expert in protecting your drivers license from suspension or restriction in Colorado. Our office will diligently protect your rights to retain your driving privileges.
Attorney Moran is highly experienced in defending traffic charges in Colorado Springs Traffic Court and has defended thousands of clients against traffic violation convictions.
Colorado Traffic Crimes
Traffic offenses vary from the typical speeding ticket to much more serious criminal violations.
The offenses listed below are considered misdemeanor traffic offenses and can incorporate severe penalties:
- Speed Contest
- Reckless Driving
- Careless Driving
- Careless Driving Involving Death
- Radar Jamming Devices Prohibited
- Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injuries
- Accident Involving Damage
- Driving Under Suspension
- Driving Under Revocation
- Duty To Give Notice, Information And Aid
- Duty Upon Striking Unattended Vehicle Or Other Property
- Duty Upon Striking Highway Fixtures Or Traffic Control Devices
- Duty To Report Accidents
- Eluding Or Attempting To Elude A Police Officer
- Speeding 25 Miles Per Hour Over The Speed Limit
- Careless Driving Involving Injury
- Driving After Revocation Prohibited (DARP)
- Hit And Run
- Drag Racing
- Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle
Colorado Drivers License Points System
In the State of Colorado, points are assessed against your driving privilege for each traffic violation conviction. And depending on the circumstances, the State has the authority to suspend your license if you have accumulated too many points.
A driver may have his/her license suspended or denied if the driver has been convicted of traffic violations resulting in the accumulation of:
- Adults (21 and over) 12 or more points in 12 months or 18 points within 24 months.
- Minors (18 to 21) 9 points or more in 12 months or 12 points within 24 months. 14 or more for the period of the license.
- Minors (16 to 18) 6 or more points in 12 months or 7 or more points for the period of the license.
Each driver starts with a clean slate, or 0 points against their license. If a driver accumulates points against their license as shown in the table above, their driving privilege will be suspended, denied, or revoked.
Points accumulate when a driver is convicted of traffic violations. Points will be eliminated from a driver record two years after the date of the violation. (Three years for minors 18 to 21).
Most traffic offenses are considered misdemeanors, but all traffic violations count against your license and all will incur some type of financial penalty in the way of court fines & higher insurance rates.
Contact Colorado Springs traffic violations lawyer Mike Moran to schedule a free case review at (719) 447-1923.