While not all traffic violations are serious, some can quickly escalate into hefty fines, license suspension, and even jail time. If you are facing a traffic violation and are concerned about the consequences to your personal or professional life or your freedom, contact the attorneys at Troxell Law.
At Troxell Law, our traffic violation attorneys will help you handle your traffic ticket, whether it is an infraction, misdemeanor, or associated with another criminal case.
Our attorneys provide:
Skilled criminal representation throughout Garfield County;
Client-focused legal services tailored to individuals; and
Personal, prompt attention, and communications.
Contact Troxell Law and schedule your confidential case assessment with a traffic violation professional.
How a Traffic Violation Attorney Can Help You
Do not let traffic violations interfere with your criminal record and driver’s license. Multiple traffic violations can not only cause you to pay court fines and face sanctions but can also mean the suspension of your Colorado driver’s license. A poor driving record can increase your car insurance rates or the inability to find affordable car insurance.
At Troxell Law, our traffic violation attorneys will aggressively represent you throughout your traffic violation case and work towards the best possible resolution for you.
We will do this by:
Investigating your ticket or violation;
Identifying any weaknesses in the traffic stop or the prosecution’s case;
Creating a strategy tailored to the facts of your case;
Seeking a dismissal or lesser charges on your behalf; or
When appropriate, taking your case to trial.
Meet with a traffic violation attorney at Troxell Law and learn about our approach to traffic violations. We want to help you preserve your criminal record and maintain your driving privileges.
The two most common traffic tickets issued in Colorado are traffic infractions and traffic offense tickets. The more serious are traffic offense tickets.
Traffic infraction tickets are routinely given for traffic violations like speeding and unsafe lane changes. There are Class A and Class B traffic infractions. Class B traffic infractions do not carry the imposition of penalty points on a driver’s license.
Class A and Class B traffic infractions are civil, not criminal, and are penalized by a fine and court costs. Many traffic infractions are payable by mail. However, motorists can contest a traffic infraction ticket in the applicable county or municipal court but by specified expedited procedures.
Traffic offense tickets are misdemeanor criminal matters in Colorado. Common traffic offenses include driving a vehicle without a valid driver’s license and careless driving. There are two categories of traffic offenses Class 2 misdemeanor traffic offenses and Class 1 misdemeanor traffic offenses.
Class 2 misdemeanor traffic offenses are less severe and can result in up to ninety days in jail and a fine of up to $300. These may be enhanced in school or construction zones. Class 1 misdemeanor traffic offenses carry a jail sentence of up to one year and a fine of $1,000. All misdemeanor offenses require payment of court costs and surcharges.
A conviction for a misdemeanor traffic offense may also obligate a defendant to perform public service, pay restitution, or other legal penalties.
Criminal Misdemeanor Offenses
Criminal misdemeanor offenses are more serious than misdemeanor traffic offense tickets. These may include DUI or DWAI.
Felony Traffic Offenses
Felony traffic offenses typically involve a deliberate act by the motorist. Examples of felony traffic offenses are failure to remain at the scene of an accident and operating a motor vehicle in a reckless manner if that was the proximate cause of death of another person.
Contact an Experienced Garfield County Traffic Violations Attorney
When you need experienced help with a traffic violation in Garfield County, reach out to Troxell Law. One of our knowledgeable attorneys will help you understand any criminal implications of your traffic offense and the impact the offense may have on your driver’s license.
At Troxell Law, we are serious about all traffic violations, big or small. Call us today to discuss how we can meet your legal needs and expectations.