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The Traffic Ticket Court Process in Colorado

The Traffic Ticket Court Process in Colorado

When the police pull you over and give you a traffic ticket, you may think that paying the fine is the only way to move on with your life. However, paying your ticket will take money out of your pocket and accumulate points on your driving record. These points can lead to higher insurance premiums and a license suspension if you aren’t careful. Fighting your ticket in traffic court is always an option.

A Denver traffic ticket lawyer from Justice for Colorado can guide you through the legal process and stand by your side as you enter a plea agreement or work to prove your innocence in front of the judge. At Justice for Colorado, we have in-depth experience with traffic ticket infractions and offenses, and we’ll do our best to get your ticket reduced or dismissed.  

Pleading Guilty by Paying Your Ticket

If you know that you’re guilty of the moving violation the police charged you with, then paying your ticket is an option. Paying your ticket, however, automatically means you’ll plead guilty to the charge in question. If you pay your ticket, you can’t enter a plea agreement or get points removed from your driving record. Pleading guilty in court, however, can sometimes result in less-severe charges. 

Plea Agreement vs. Not-Guilty Plea

When you appear in court, the prosecutor may offer a plea agreement in which you’ll enter a guilty plea as a way to reduce your charges and/or penalties. If you’re guilty of the moving violation, a plea agreement is a great way to fight to keep your driving record clean. You may have to attend driving school and pay a fine, but you usually won’t face the risk of license suspension or increasing insurance rates.

If you can’t enter a plea agreement with the prosecutor, you may also plead not guilty. There are many defense strategies your lawyer can use to support you in court. Some common strategies for traffic tickets include lack of evidence, necessary action, medical emergency, or mistake of fact. Mistake of fact means you didn’t know you were disobeying the law at the time of the infraction. 

Contact a Denver Traffic Ticket Attorney

The traffic ticket court process isn’t complicated, but when you’re trying to make a plea agreement or plead not guilty, it’s beneficial to have an experienced attorney by your side. Our team at Justice for Colorado is prepared to support you with your case every step of the way. 

To speak with a Denver traffic ticket lawyer in greater detail, call 303-647-9691 to schedule a free consultation, or visit our website for more information.

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