Traffic cases can be more confusing than they first appear. Some minor offenses are considered traffic misdemeanors and treated as criminal cases in Colorado. Others are non-criminal infractions. There are differences in whether you are in county court or municipal/city court and differences depending on whether the local police, sheriff, or state patrol ticketed you. Most offenses carry points which affect your insurance and can revoke your driver’s license if you get too many. And certain offenses such as driving on a revoked license or crashes involving serious injury often involve jail time, and in some cases can be felonies.
Depending on the type of offense and your record, an attorney can be very important. Even those facing a minor ticket often wish legal assistance in guiding them through the system and deciding whether to mail in the fine for infractions when that is an option. Contact me to schedule an appointment to discuss your options.