Longmont Attorneys Help Clients Fight Speeding Tickets
Colorado law firm defends those accused of traffic infractions and offenses
Even the most cautious driver can end up getting a traffic ticket, but many of those cited fail to fight for their rights. If you’re charged with a traffic violation, you should seek the help of a legal team who understands that seemingly minor infractions can still have serious consequences. At the Longmont law firm of Flanders, Elsberg, Herber & Dunn, LLC, we defend clients accused of all traffic infractions and offenses, from fighting speeding tickets to charges of vehicular homicide. Our firm has protected the rights of Colorado citizens since 1871. We are proud to continue that tradition while breaking new ground in defending our clients.
Colorado divides motor vehicle violations into two main classes: traffic infractions and traffic offenses. Each category includes a variety of violations, with penalties that vary drastically. No matter what kind of traffic violation you are charged with, we have both the skills and experience to defend you.
What are misdemeanor traffic offenses?
Traffic offenses are more serious traffic violations. A traffic offense is a criminal case and may carry either misdemeanor or felony charges. Offenses carrying misdemeanor penalties include:
- Driving without a valid license
- Driving without insurance
- Driving with a suspended license
- Speeding at more than 24 miles per hour above the limit
- Careless driving
Depending on what you are charged with, you could be facing Class 1 or Class 2 misdemeanor charges. Class 2 charges can bring a jail sentence of up to 90 days, along with fines. Class 1 charges can result in up to one year in jail.
What are felony traffic offenses?
If you are charged with a felony traffic offense, the most serious type of traffic violation, you have likely been arrested. Motor vehicle felonies are charged for:
- Leaving the scene of a serious accident
- Leading police on a dangerous chase
- Recklessness or DUI leading to a death
- Vehicular assault
- Vehicular homicide
- A fourth DUI offense
Felony traffic offenses can result in large fines, license suspensions and even prison time. Our Boulder County defense attorneys work to present a formidable defense on your behalf. We advise you of all of your options, including potential plea deals, and are fully prepared to represent you at trial.
When it comes to traffic offenses, look to an experienced Colorado defense firm
Even a minor traffic ticket can put points on your license and raise your insurance rates, while more serious offenses can result in large fines and jail time. Since 1871, the law firm of Flanders, Elsberg, Herber & Dunn, LLC has been representing defendants throughout the greater Boulder County area from our office in Longmont. To schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable and determined Northern Colorado defense attorney, call us at 303.569.6513 or contact us online.