Colorado Speeding Tickets Lawyers
Speeding, C.R.S. 42-4-1101, in Denver, Arapahoe, or Jefferson County can result in higher insurance rates and the loss of your driver’s license. Speeding laws are designed to reduce traffic accidents and promote safety on roadways. As traffic criminal defense lawyers, we have also have seen traffic stops for speeding as an excuse (pretext) for officers to stop a car and see if the driver has been drinking. Many law enforcement agencies have statistical review of police officer’s traffic ticket numbers to ensure that they are doing traffic enforcement. An officer who does not write his quota of tickets can face disciplinary action or the loss of a promotion.
While many police departments in Douglas, Adams and Broomfield counties give grace to drivers traveling over the speed limit by only a few miles per hour, this is not necessary. Our attorneys have even seen a one mile per hour over speeding ticket. It seems that the more desperate an officer or his jurisdiction is for meeting quota or revenue benchmarks, the more likely they are to write a ticket for low-speed violations.
Speeding Point Assessments:
Here are the speeding point assessments under Colorado DMV law:
- Speeding 1-4 miles per hour over the limit, 0 points
- Speeding 5-9 miles per hour over the limit, 1 point
- Speeding 10-19 miles per hour over the limit, 4 points
- Speeding 20-39 miles per hour over the limit, 6 points
- Speeding 40 or more miles per hour over the limit, 12 points
Since your driver’s license is essential for transportation to work and in the performance of your job, you need an experienced traffic attorney ready to go to work for you when you have received a speeding ticket. Our lawyers have over 20 years’ experience in traffic law cases. Colorado drivers only have 11 points to work with. At the accumulation of 12 points, they will lose their license and face suspension or revocation of their Colorado drivers’ license.
If you are ticketed by police for speeding, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call the traffic defense lawyers at O'Malley and Sawyer, LLC, at 303-731-0719 today. Together, we can protect your future.