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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.

Attorney photo John C. Flanders partner

John was a two sport athlete at Stanford University, graduating in 1967. He graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1970 and has practiced law in his hometown of Longmont for more than 40 years.

Attorney photo R. Lee Elsberg partner

Lee's work at his dad's furniture store instilled in him a desire to help small-business owners, which he has been doing in Longmont for more than 30 years...

Attorney photo Mark A. Herber partner

Licensed in CO, OK and TX, Mark litigates across several areas of the law, notably representing businesses in suits against local, state and federal government entities....

Attorney photo Scott W. Dunn partner

Scott began his legal career as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps, primarily serving as defense counsel in courts martial. He is active in numerous civic...

Attorney photo Elizabeth A. Raba associate

After distinguishing herself as a student at the University of Colorado Law School, Liz clerked at the Boulder District Court, then built a thriving family law...

Attorney photo Crystal M. Mitchell associate

As a senior associate, Crystal has authored several publications on real estate law, construction and litigation for the National Business Institute, which the Colorado Bar. ..

Attorney photo Theodore J. Finn associate

A lifetime Longmont resident, Ted primarily practices family law and personal injury. A skilled litigator, Ted personally manages all components: initial investigation, evaluation, motions, discovery, mediation and trial.

Attorney photo Elizabeth A. Montague associate

Since joining the firm in 2004, Beth has focused her practice on estate and trust planning, probate administration, taxation, business planning and real estate.

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