Colorado Springs Speeding Ticket Lawyer
If you’ve received a speeding ticket in Colorado, don’t ignore it. In addition to fines, traffic ticket convictions can result in points to your driving record, potentially causing increased insurance premiums and/or a license suspension.
Don’t take these risks!
Instead, call me first for a free consultation to learn about your options for contesting your ticket. I offer low fixed-fees and I accept credit card payments for my clients’ convenience.
Don’t Pay Your Ticket Without Learning Your Options!
I will work hard to get you a better result, which could mean fewer or no points on your record, which can limit increased insurance premiums and potential license suspensions.
With almost a decade and a half of experience representing more than 1,500 clients, I can help. Once I know about the facts of your ticket, I can determine whether there is a basis for seeking the ticket’s dismissal or a reduction.
Representation for Non-Colorado Residents
If you’re an out-of-state driver and were issued a speeding ticket in Colorado, don’t assume that you can disregard your ticket if you do not plan on driving in Colorado in the future. Disregarding a ticket may still affect you.
If you fail to pay a traffic ticket or to address the charge and are subsequently stopped for a traffic violation in another state, it is likely your Colorado traffic ticket will appear when a license check is run. There is also the possibility that not paying a ticket can catch up with you in another instance, such as when you are seeking to renew your license or renew your insurance.
Colorado Speeding Tickets
Speeding tickets are likely the most commonly-issued citations in Colorado. Low-level speeding (going only a few miles over the limit) is viewed as a minor infraction, and is generally punishable by relatively minor fines (as noted in the chart below). Accordingly, prosecutors generally want to focus their efforts on more serious crimes, rather than using valuable resources for prosecuting speeding tickets. This can work to your benefit.
Excessive speed, however, is more serious, and can additionally result in a reckless driving charge and/or higher fines or other penalties.
All speeding tickets, however, can result in points on a driver’s record, as well as possibly higher insurance rates (which can cost significant amounts over time). For these reasons alone, it is usually worthwhile to contest speeding tickets.
What are the Penalties for Speeding in Colorado?
The following chart shows the potential penalties associated with a guilty plea or conviction of speeding in Colorado.
|1 to 4 mph over the reasonable and prudent speed, or over the maximum lawful speed of 75 mph (Class A traffic infraction)||$30||$6||None|
|5 to 9 mph over the reasonable and prudent speed, or over the maximum lawful speed of 75 mph (Class A traffic infraction)||$70||$10||None|
|10 to 19 mph over the reasonable and prudent speed, or over the maximum lawful speed of 75 mph (Class A traffic infraction)||$135||$16||None|
|20 to 24 mph over the reasonable and prudent speed, or over the maximum lawful speed of 75 mph (Class A traffic infraction)||$200||$32||None|
|25 or more mph over the reasonable and prudent speed, or over the maximum lawful speed of 75 mph (a fine, or jail time, or both may be imposed) (Class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense)||Minimum $150
|Not Applicable||Minimum 10 days
Maximum 90 days
|25 or more mph over the reasonable and prudent speed, or over the maximum lawful speed of 75 mph in a construction zone (a fine, or jail time, or both may be imposed) (Class 1 misdemeanor traffic offense)||Minimum $300
|Not Applicable||Minimum 10 days
Maximum 1 year
|Driving at a speed that is not reasonable and prudent given road conditions (Class A traffic infraction)||$100||$10||None|
|Driving at such a slow speed that the normal and reasonable forward movement of traffic is impeded (Class A traffic infraction)||$50||$6||None|
|Exceeding a safe speed on a bridge or elevated structure (Class A traffic infraction)||$30||$6||None|
|Source: Section 42‑4‑1701 (4)(a)(I)(L), C.R.S. (see https://leg.colorado.gov/content/penalties-speeding-violations)|
How I Help Clients Who Have Been Issued a Speeding Ticket
When fighting a speeding ticket, my first objective is always to see if there is any basis for requesting that the ticket be dismissed. If there is, I will meet with the prosecutor directly and request the dismissal. If there is no basis to request a dismissal, then my objective is next to see if the ticket can be reduced to a less serious offense, and to see if the fines or points can be reduced.
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Don’t worry for another minute about your traffic ticket – call my office now to learn how I can help.